CARE International PNG is recruiting a Project Officer. In Bougainville, CARE managed the Village Assemblies Strengthening and the Bougainville
Community Governance projects (2013-17). CARE developed tools and training that have since been adopted by Bougainville’s Department of
Community Government. Now, under the Community Government Act of 2016, there is the opportunity to bring CARE’s experience to bear on the
new government structures. Importantly, Bougainville’s Community Governments are represented by a Chair and Deputy Chair, one of whom mustvbe a woman. The same female/male parity is true at ward level. While the Act ensures that local government representation is gender balanced,
CARE believes that not enough attention has been paid to the actual working relations of these women and men leaders. Most of these women are
holding political office for the first time; likewise, it is the first time for most of the men to be working with women as colleagues with equal
Burnet Institute is a leading Australian medical research and public health organisation focused on achieving better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally by accelerating the translation of research, discovery and evidence into sustainable health solutions. The Institute is headquartered in Melbourne with programs that operate across Asia and the Pacific. The NGO operation combines research activities with practical action through the design and implementation of public health and development
programs. The Institute has headquarters in Melbourne and several international offices, including Port Moresby and Kokopo in PNG.
Since August 2014, Burnet has been a partner in the response to the TB epidemic in South Fly District and Western Province. Burnet is contributing to the design and implementation of an effective response to the epidemic and in monitoring its implementation, in partnership with the Western Provincial Health Office (PHO), Daru General Hospital, PATH, and World Vision. This includes supporting the implementation of patient-centred TB care at the facility and community level in Daru, and seeking to better understand the TB
epidemic and responses through monitoring, evaluation, and operational research.
Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in PNG and the Western Province TB program
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of only 14 countries classified by the WHO as having the triple high burden of TB, MDR-TB and TB-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection. Three hotspot regions have been
identified in the country including Gulf, NCD and Western Province. In Western province the problem has been further compounded by high levels of drug-resistant TB, with evidence of primary (person to person) transmission of resistant strains, particularly in Daru of South Fly District.
The Western Province TB program, led by the PHA, with support from partners has led to commendable success, with an increasing recognition of Daru as a ‘center for excellence’ in the programmatic management of DR TB with outstanding treatment outcomes for patients.
Results using the Optima TB model indicate that detection and treatment of active TB in conjunction with detection and treatment of TB infection (TBI) offers the greatest and most rapid reduction in TB incidence and transmission. The benefit is sustained over a number of subsequent years and is consistent with the approach WHO’s regional Green Light Committee (rGLC) have recommended for Daru. Moreover, treating individuals with TB infection using the proposed population-based test and treatment approach provides far greater benefit than the current phase of relying only on household contact tracing services by reducing the infectious pool of TB and the numbers of active cases needed to treat.
The Paradise Foods has a Job Position Vacancy - Nurse
We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated (Nurse) who will be based in (Lae) and reporting to the (OHS Coordinator).
The Role: (Job responsibilities)
WaterAid has been operating in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 2004, working with local partners to increase access to gender sensitive, socially inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. WaterAid PNG’s geographic focus is on Central Province in the Southern Region and East Sepik Province in the Morobe Region.
WaterAid, through its health-focussed work, works to integrate WASH into health systems strengthening and health focussed programs. strives to improve the quality of health care and support stronger health security across the Pacific through improving access to safe WASH in healthcare facilities. To achieve this, WaterAid works to integrate WASH within health policies, investments and programming with a focus on health security, maternal and newborn health and the delivery of safe, quality health services to achieve universal health coverage.
Through additional support from the Australian Government’s (DFAT) Water for Women Fund, WaterAid proposes to implement a Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health Care Facilities program to strengthen national leadership, coordination, planning, and accountability for WASH in health care facilities in line with PNG’s responsibility to the WHA 72.27 Resolution on WASH in health care facilities.
The WASH in Health Care Facilities program will run until December 2022. WaterAid requires a full-time Program Coordinator to support this program.
WaterAid’s mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to WASH. Our vision is that all Papua New Guineans should have access to WASH by 2030
Everything we do is shaped by our six values:
WaterAid is a child safe organisation. We recognise that we must meet community expectations and the trust placed in our personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within WaterAid are required to comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
WaterAid is committed to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in everything we do. The values and standards we uphold are highlighted in our Global Code of Conduct. All positions within WaterAid are required to comply with our Global Code of Conduct.
Access to safe and quality WASH services and behaviours is fundamental to infection prevention and control in health care facilities, for preventing the spread of infections including Covid-19, and to ensure strong and resilient health systems that provide safe, quality care.
Health care facilities are high-risk settings where basic WASH services are prerequisites to effectively treat and prevent infections and disease. Inadequate or absent WASH services deter the use of health services and present additional health risks to patients, caregivers, and health care staff.
To complement DFAT’s and other health partners’ existing investments in WASH, anti-microbial resistance, and health system strengthening, this program will work to improve governance, policy, coordination, and monitoring for WASH in health care facilities.
The program of work will include:
1) A detailed situation analysis and assessment of WASH in healthcare facilities within current health and WASH governance, financing and policies in PNG. This will include an analysis of health and WASH policies, standards, governance structures, roles and responsibilities, planning and coordination mechanisms, monitoring and evaluation tools, data availability, coverage of WASH in health care facilities (HCF), investment and funding sources. This assessment will be undertaken by a local consultant/research organisation.
2) The establishment or strengthening of a cross-sector coordination mechanism for WASH in HCF eg. a working group with relevant stakeholders from government, research, NGOs, private sector and UN agencies to align progress and improve accountability.
3) Outlining a roadmap that defines the approach, intervention areas, responsibilities, targets, timeline, and budget for WASH improvements with the aim to achieve universal access by 2030.
4) Support to the development of national standards for WASH in HCF and implementation mechanisms to improve and maintain WASH in HCFs.
5) Reviewing and strengthening monitoring data and systems.
The Program Coordinator will be involved in all activities of the WASH in HCF work. The main objective of the Program Coordinator is to ensure all activities are executed in a smooth, coordinated and timely way. This is a complex program of work that requires excellent coordination skills to ensure that all activities and key players are optimised.
Key Performance Areas/Accountabilities
Equity and Inclusion
Low travel requirements within NCD and potentially occasional travel outside Port Moresby.
Level of contact with children
The role may involve contact with children and infants in health care facilities. The position will be required to maintain WaterAid child safeguarding principles and standards at all times.
Qualification, Skills & Attributes (Key Capabilities/Selection Criteria)
All applicants must address these criteria in their application:
Knowledge, skills and experience
At least five years of experience working in the health sector
health care facility settings
program management, including the management of consultants, client/donor reporting; and
networking and liaising with key stakeholders within government and civil society
Knowledge of WASH is desirable
Excellent communication skills including written documents, meetings, presentations,
High-level facilitation skills
Fluent in Tok Pisin and English – both written and spoken
Proficient with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
Degree, Diploma or equivalent training and experience in a relevant field such as public health, health sciences, medicine nursing, midwifery or epidemiology
Organised, proactive, and persistent
Personable with a sensitivity to the communication styles of external stakeholders and internal staff.
Confidence working with senior officers in both government and non-government organisations, and with WaterAid international staff
Commitment to the ‘Do No Harm’ approach to aid and development work.
Able to travel
Applications for this role must comprise of:
An application letter addressing the essential person specification criteria outlined above (maximum 2 pages).
A curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages). The CV must include three professional referees (referees will not be contacted until after interviews, with permission from the candidate).
Applications which do not address the Selection Criteria specified and the page limits will NOT be considered.
Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
WaterAid is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, culture and experience. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We will make any practical adjustments to enable people with a disability to participate fully in an inclusive working environment. Please let us know if require any special assistance in making your application or attending an interview.
Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Application Program Coordinator - Health”.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: WaterAid is a child safe organization. The successful applicant will be required to comply with our child protection policy.
Next: JOB : COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
Location: National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Industry: Community, Health
Job ID: #11607
Date Posted: 18th June 2021
Community Health Worker
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organisation, founded in 1971 and working in 70 countries around the world. MSF provides medical assistance to populations in crisis, regardless of race, religion, belief or political affiliation. In PNG, MSF is supporting the Department of Health to improve access to care for tuberculosis patients in Gulf Province and NCD Province.
The Ela Murray International School in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea has a vacancy of Nursing Officer.
A qualified nurse, to provide first aid for minor injuries and take care of children who become unwell during the school day. Fluent English skills are a must.
TEMIS has an enrolment of 520 students and caters for students from Early Learning to Grade 8.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization, founded in 1971 and working in 70 countries around the world. MSF provides medical assistance to populations in crisis, regardless of race, religion, belief or political affiliation. In PNG, MSF has been working since 2007 in Lae, Tari and Bougainville. MSF is now working in support to the Department of Health to improve access to care for tuberculosis patients in Gulf Province and NCD Province.
Objectives for MSF Intervention in NCD
In 2015, MSF-F has started to work in Gerehu Hospital.
The main objective is to reduce the morbidity, mortality and burden of TB and more specifically: