• Ömeravni Mh. İnebolu Sk. No:67 Kabataş/Beyoğlu/İstanbul
  • +90 212 249 44 48

HEALTH PROMOTER-BAĞCILAR

 

Base: Bağcılar, Istanbul Status:  Fixed-term
Starting date: ASAP  
  1. Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion.

 

Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population.

 

DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.

 

  1. Mission

Since 2015, DDD implements programs in both Turkey and Syria providing refugee and IDP communities with free access to healthcare services. DDD works with a range of humanitarian professionals and technical experts to provide Primary Healthcare (PHC), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)services as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

 

Since the beginning of the Syria and Iraqi crises, Turkey has become host to over 3 million refugees, migrants and asylum seekers which led to an increasing demand for health services. In this context, DDD’s intervention aims to assist local public health systems in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul. In Syria, DDD runs health facilities in Idlib and Afrin provinces to deliver health-related services to IDPs. 

 

  1. Hierarchical & Functional links

Base at the Bağcılar MHPSS Centre Istanbul, Health Promoter will work under the responsibility of the Facility Manager.

 

  1. Essential Duties
  • Health Awareness, Outreach and Local Partnership Development and Support
  • Identifying Training Needs
  • Reporting and Coordinating
  • Other Duties

 

  1. Responsibilities
    • Health Awareness, Outreach and Local Partnership Development and Support
  • Develop the health awareness of individuals, groups and organizations and empower them to make healthy choices;
  • Perform outreach in collaboration with the medical team and the social worker team for highly vulnerable population if needed;
  • Develop and support local partnerships to broaden the local response to health inequalities;
  • Provide specialist advice and resources to other agencies, such as schools and local communities.

 

  • Identifying Training Needs
  • Identify training needs arising from strategic and local agendas for people such as health professionals and volunteers.

 

  • Reporting and Coordinating
  • Ensure that work is underpinned by sound, up-to-date knowledge of health promotion theory and make sure that projects are based on evidence of effectiveness;
  • Lobby for increased recognition of preventative and promotional measures that can take place at a population level and which have a positive impact on the health of a community;
  • Write and produce leaflets, posters, videos and brochures to aid health promotion in different environments;
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders working on the same area;
  • Report daily activity through established tool;
  • Propose initiative to improve awareness and behavior change methods;
  • Conduct a quick health screening (questionnaire based) to orient the patient to suitable medical service;
  • Provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of contract.

 

Other Duties

  • Any other relevant duties requested by the direct referent/technical referent.

 

Compliance & Ethics

Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

 

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.

 

NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.

 

Expected profile

Knowledge & Qualification

  • Degree in biological, public health or behavioural sciences.

Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a post which involves working directly with the public.

Languages

  • Required: Arabic, Turkish
  • Preferred: English

Skills and qualities required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to network effectively so that you can talk to a range of people;
  • Decision-making skills for acting on policies and strategies;
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate and influence others in their health decisions;
  • An understanding of health issues;
  • Empathy for people facing difficult situations;
  • Initiative and problem-solving ability;
  • Time management skills if you’re working on several projects at once;
  • Creativity and the ability to think strategically to achieve results and targets;
  • Research skills.

Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

 

How to apply:

 

Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.

DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

 

General Information

DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.

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