10 January, 2018

7350 Senior Officer – Health and Inclusive Governance

CARE International Vanuatu

Non Government Organization
Tanna, Vanuatu 
Job Hours:
Not Stated
Due Date

Job Description:
Job Reference: CIV1801
CARE is an international humanitarian and development organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.
We are looking for a Senior Officer position to join our Health and Inclusive Governance team based in Tanna with regular travel to other sites.
The Health and Inclusive Governance project is a pilot project supported by the Australian Government’s Innovation Exchange to test new approaches to working with communities and services providers to improve health. The project will be working with Communities and the Ministry of Health and aims to increase the active engagement of communities in health services and positively influence the quality, efficiency and accountability with which services are provided. The project will be based on an adapted version of the CARE International Community Scorecard (CSC) approach. The CSC brings together the demand side and the supply side of a particular service, as well as relevant government officials, to jointly analyse issues underlying service delivery problems and develop joint plans for improvement.

The goal of this project is to contribute to improved health outcomes in Vanuatu through piloting a community centered social accountability model for the health sector which leverages community engagement and digital media to increase effectiveness. The outcomes sought by the project are:
  • Greater shared understanding between communities and health sector stakeholders of community health concerns, in particular the needs of women, girls and people living with a disability
  • Increase engagement by communities in health including identifying and implementing local solutions to health issues
  • Greater responsiveness and social accountability of the health system to community needs, especially needs of women, girls and people with disability
  • An inclusive governance and social accountability model based on the CSC approach had been tested, adapted for the Vanuatu Context and documented.
Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
  • Contributing to the development of CARE’s programming in the areas of health (focusing on sexual reproductive health) and inclusive governance and help to integrate the program with CARE’s broader strategic focus of gender equality and resilience with a passion for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Provide oversite to team members in Tanna including Community Facilitators, and partner staff and ensuring team members have clear work plans and have strong understanding on their roles.
  • Responsible for implementation of approved work plans to ensure the effective delivery of the project.
  • Ensure the efficient and proper use of project funds in line with the approved budgets for Health and Inclusive Governance project activities and in compliance with CARE’s finance manual and donor guidelines.
  • Participate in the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plan for project team
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant government ministries at the provincial government level, woman’s networks/organisations, local and international NGO’s, and other agencies at the national level; and representing CARE Vanuatu and project partners in relevant forums at national and provincial level.
    CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    CARE is committed to protecting the rights of children.  CARE reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.
          Required qualifications and skills:
            • Minimum Bachelor degree in, Development Social studies, Public Health, program management and/or minimum 3-4 years relevant work experience, preferably in monitoring and evaluation  with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO)
            • Fluent communication, facilitation and translation skills in Bislama and Tannese Language with very good English. French an asset
            • Proven experience in training and facilitation and support of others in the development of DMEAL frameworks/plans
            • Ability to analyse intricate information and accurately communicate/report on findings
            • Proven ability to develop and maintain databases
            • Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a team
            • Demonstrated strong level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment
            • Demonstrated experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes
            • A willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities
            • Proven ability in managing a budget and/or cash
            • Proficient in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.


                    In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.


                    Bislama, Tannese, English, French

                    How To Apply:
                    To find out more about this rewarding opportunity please sent your cover letter and CV in English before 17 January 2018, quoting the reference ‘CIV1801’ as the subject of the email/letter.

                    Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

                    Contact Person:

                    Nelly Daniel


                    Not Stated
                    Port Vila: Nelly Daniel Human Resource Coordinator, PO Box 1129, Port Vila, Vanuatu
                    TannaSylvain Malsungai Tanna Operations Coordinator, CARE office Isangel Tanna

                     Not Stated
                                  10-January-18 Direct from Employer

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