Overview of CTG:
CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.
Overview of the position:
Country level coordination, planning, & monitoring.
- Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE).
- Surveillance, rapid response teams & case investigation.
- Points of entry.
- National laboratories.
- Infection prevention & control.
- Case management.
- Operational support & logistics.
- Maintaining essential health services.
- RCCE is recognised as pivotal to advocacy & awareness raising on prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the misinformation, rumours & misconceptions (often spread through social media) have contributed to public panic. The NCDC website, as well as the national helpline, have allowed the RCCE to play a critical role in dispelling rumours & maintaining public trust in the national health system & COVID-19 response. There are reports that COVID-19 is beginning to have a negative impact on social services. The basic objective of RCCE working group is lead the implementation of a strategy to prevent spread, mitigating the negative impact of COVID-19 on essential health services & overcoming misconceptions & rumours related to pandemic in the country. While, the specific objectives are:
Develop & disseminate on an ongoing basis key messages on prevention of COVID-19 dissemination through various channels for multiple target groups.
Proactively mitigate negative impact of COVID-19 on social cohesion, vulnerable groups, essential health services.
Ensure communities are engaged through outreach, tools, mechanisms & enabled to communicate & provide feedback, input to responder's.
Conduct, support or commission assessments providing insights on relevant community perceptions, knowledge, attitudes & practices on key behaviours related to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 cases are increasing in south of Libya where 6 municipalities have reported positive cases. About 50 percent of the country case load of COVID comes from the south. In the given situation our client in coordination with UN agencies, I/NGO's is scaling up COVID0-19 response in south to contribute in stopping transmission of virus. Currently, our client has no physical presence in the south to coordinate, monitor & report on the ongoing activities. The govt. HR is overwhelmed with workload, hence keeping in view the situation our client is seeking the services of a National Consultant to coordinate the COVID-19 response for a period of 3 months, with a start date of 1st July 2020.
The consultant will:
- Be responsible for arrangement of all COVID-19 related events & meetings as COVID-19 focal point.
- Compile, analyse & update inputs from multiple partners for biweekly reporting.
- Local level planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting on the activities.
- Contribute in assessment including data collection, analysis & documentation.
- Arrange & coordinate with local media & ensure community engagement.
- Monitoring social media & Libyan website for any related actions.
- Facilitate conduction of COVID-19 related assessment in the south, undertake small scale action research to bridge any data gaps.
- Monitor relevant local level activities & submit report for required actions.
- Prepare & submit a monthly brief report of activities in coordination with key partners for wider dissemination (highlighting key actions & any suggestion with pictorial evidence).
- This role reports to the Health & Nutrition Officer.
- This role does not have any team management responsibilities.
- Minimum of 2 year of experience in Africa (essential).
Qualifications, required experience language skills:
- University Degree in Communications, Media, Social Science, Public Health, Business Administration, Linguistics or related fields.
- 2 years of relevant professional experience in Public Health / Social Sector Analysis & reporting.
- Strong communication in written & oral in Arabic & English with specific skills in writing progress reports.
- Knowledge & experience in analysing social media & data from different sources & summarising.
- Quality oriented, creative, able to work efficiently under tight deadlines.
- Experience of working with diverse groups of people in emergencies will be an asset.