Health Director FAST Consortium

Health Director FAST Consortium

RI - Relief International

Gaziantep, Turkey

Position Summary:

The health advisor will be overall responsible to provide strategic leadership and coordination to the humanitarian health and nutrition sector response for FAST, ensuring appropriate coordination between FAST Health partners and other healthy players. In this role, the Health Advisor will also ensure that effective partnership and collaboration are maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, program coordination, information sharing, and knowledge networking. He/she will provide technical oversight, guidance, and advice to the implementing health and program teams at RI, SAMS and World Vision International (WVI). The health advisor will be accountable for the agreed health outcomes and overall health objective. Reporting to CoP FAST, the health advisor will ensure robust health sector interventions, update consortium on a day to day health sector progress, issues and challenges and support the health partners in implementing a uniform system for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the health sector interventions.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Management:

  • Strategic direction and overall supervision and successful implementation of the health sector;
  • Development and update work plans and support program team in budget management according to health sector outputs and results;
  • Manage teams of expatriate and/or national staff to complete health sector goals on time and on budget;
  • Routinely evaluate activity progress, conduct on track/off track assessments and determine necessary actions to course correct;
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of technical program reports that are timely and meet institutional and donor requirements;
  • Work constructively with support teams to ensure sound administrative practices with regards to record keeping (health data and activity related documentation), compliance with donor regulations, communications, etc.;
  • Ensure that partners receive an overarching snapshot on achievements across the consortium through regular reports and presentations, including trends, challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for sector improvements/adaptations.

Technical Direction:

  • Review the short and long term plans for delivery of project services, and provide guidance to the health sector staff, health facility staff and/or local partners to improve planning, management, and delivery;
  • Implement/improve health monitoring systems and record keeping methods that support internal and donor reporting as appropriate;
  • Support clinical audits to assess the status of health and nutrition services, quality of medical supplies and facilities, and on-site health information systems. Provide a summary of recommended areas of improvement, areas of success, and lead the commencement of an action plan with FAST health sector staff and/or health facility staff to evolve and make positive systems improvements where needed;
  • Provide direction to FAST team during outbreaks of disease or other health emergencies to ensure a rapid response;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programme performance is properly undertaken for adjustments, acceleration, and improvement of program delivery. Uniform and standardized systems and processes are followed for data collection, analysis and reporting among all FAST health partners.

Capacity Building:

  • Assess the status of current health program, structure, functions and standards and devise a health program quality improvement plan in close coordination with health, M&E and program staff;
  • Individual capacity assessment for national counterparts at RI and SAMS based on project management approach;
  • National counterparts’ capacity building plan focused on project management and technical aspects;
  • Set individual capacity building goals/indicators for FAST health staff;
  • Set up health program improvement indicators and implement health program improvement plan;
  • Propose and implement capacity building activities aimed at enhancing the skills of local health providers and/or partners in the delivery of primary care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, etc.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with consortium partners, health cluster, NGOs, donors, partners, and other stakeholders, with the objective of representing FAST, ensuring visibility, raising issues from the field and building a partnership to augment the work of FAST;
  • Facilitate donor visits to project sites/offices as appropriate and ensure that up to date program details are transmitted;
  • Seek out relevant networks on specific health-related humanitarian aid and advocacy issues;
  • Represent FAST at Gaziantep based health cluster, working groups, with de-facto health structures, facilitating supportive synergies and overall progress in the health sector and avoiding duplication with the work of other agencies (e.g. NGOs, UN, etc).

Qualifications & requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.


  • A medical doctor with an advanced degree in a health or nutrition field (M.P.H; MSc health policy and Management; MS epidemiology; MS global health, etc.) in addition to experience managing grants or donor-funded projects;
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in lead management implementing emergency response programs, preferably in a conflict setting;
  • Experience managing and coordinatin emergency/rapid responses – outbreaks, population displacement, etc.;
  • Advanced skills in leadership, coordination, representation, planning, assessment and project management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills required;
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards;
  • Strong English language skills (writing and speaking) required;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently;
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail.


  • Previous experience of working in the consortium is highly desirable;
  • Experience in Middle East context desirable;
  • Experience managing OFDA grants.

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