Sudanese Red Crescent Society
Closing date: September 30, 2021
The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) is a lead National society in providing quality humanitarian work, was established in 1956. (SRCS) was accepted into the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. (SRCS) a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The SRCS operates across the Sudan with 18 branches, more than 75 units and an active volunteer base of about 35,000.
The mission of (SRCS) is to Provide humanitarian aid services towards building secure and capable urban and rural communities through the transition to resilience, recovery, rehabilitation and development, in compliance with International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Principles and guidelines and in conformity with international human rights, through a sustainable development approach where environment conservation and rationalized use of natural resources are considered top priorities to help guarantee a safe global environment for future generations.
In West Darfur State health services have been under resourced, qualified staff were scarced to be part of minimizing the mass internal displacement of people. NGOs, UN, and other agencies have made massive efforts to address the health needs of the IDPs and to some extent to the host populations.
According to the National program of the Federal Ministry of Health to reduce the malnutrition diseases especially among under five years, where there were many interventions, studies and surveys to reduce malnutrition diseases.
West Darfur state is prone to emergencies including outbreaks of diseases, flooding and conflicts. WD has one of the highest under-five mortality rates of 91.4 per 1000 live births compared with the national average of 52 per 1000 live births (MICS 2014).
In this project SRCS with the support of UNICEF will provide health and nutrition services in some of the facilities in El-Geneina, Sirba and Habila locality in collaboration with UNICEF and Ministry of Health at both levels (State and Federal) and the other line ministries.
Communication for Development (C4D) is a very important part in this project, aiming to inform caregivers and communities about the importance of health and nutrition specially for children in order to ensure their support. To achieve it, C4D employs a strategic mix of communication channels and approaches including the engagement of health workers, community volunteers, traditional and social media, community and religious leaders, non-governmental partners and other stakeholders.
The objective of C4D Officer is to provide technical support to SRCS Head Quarter and West Darfur State to implement and monitor communication and social mobilization activities for Health and Nutrition Project in order to get Integrated high-impact within the community.
Specific objectives include:
Provide technical C4D expertise and supervision for planning and implementation of quality communication response to health & nutrition project in West Darfur State.
Duties and responsibilities:
DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT (SCOPE OF WORK) / SPECIFIC TASKS:
Under the direct supervision of the community Health Coordinator and in close collaboration with related departments at HQ, the C4D Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Other tasks and assignments as required.
As outlined in the deliverables, the following are the reporting requirements:
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
The expected consultant is required to have the following technical background, experience and competencies:
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