Pakistan Red Crescent Pakistan Red Crescent
Assistant Director Health
Pakistan Red Crescent
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Posted date 8th May, 2021 Last date to apply 27th May, 2021
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Job Category Community & Social Services

Job Description:


Assistant Director Health




Health & Training Department

Reporting to

HoD Health


Organization Vision

Saving Lives, Uniting People, and changing minds for healthy, safe and resilient communities

Organization Mission

The Leading humanitarian organization of Pakistan, Committed to prevent and alleviate human sufferings by mobilizing the power of humanity through volunteers.

PRCS Fundamental Principles





Volunteer Service



Position Objectives:

The PRCS Assistant Director – Health has the overall responsibility for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project, to regularly supervise, monitor and manage BMGF project in provincial branch/es and to provide regular and continuous support to the PRCS provincial program managers in the designing/planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, management (including financial management) and timely reporting to IFRC health team and other entities.

Special focus will be on monitoring of project activities/areas and to maintain close coordination with PRCS head of health and IFRC health team and also with other departments of PRCS (CDC, PMER, WASH etc) for day-to-day operations. Additionally, focus will be on  quality of implementation, financial management, proper reporting and representations, showcasing and expanding these activities to other high risk areas through needs assessment, concept/proposal development and  supporting the development of a new strategies for strengthening immunization and access to health care delivery system, with a concept of health systems strengthening through close coordination with IFRC health team and other stakeholders (internal and external) at national and provincial levels. Furthermore, s/he will also lead, facilitate and coordinate cooperation among other RCRC movement partners and will conduct regular review of the program with all concerned


Specific Duties, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities:



  • Ensure adherence to donor/BMGF standards, policy, plan of action and targets as stipulated in the project documents and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs between PRCS and IFRC and PRCS and Government).
  • Closely coordinate with the IFRC team to ensure support for each other in the activities at National, provincial and district levels and in representation of the BMGF funded project.
  • Participate and represent PRCS in meetings/workshops as requested by donor or IFRC health team.
  • Perform extra duties coming up in the process of project management.
  • Respond to health emergencies within project areas or when asked by PRCS management.

Program Management

  • Ensure the implementation of the program in the targeted areas following the project documents and the requirements stipulated in the MoUs.
  • Regularly (once in two months) monitor/visit project areas through properly developed check list and report the same to PRCS head of health and IFRC health team.
  • Establish, develop and maintain a proper system to monitor the different aspects of the program i.e. service delivery, community participation, adherence to quality standards, outreach activities, disease outbreaks, timely reporting, financial management, accountability etc.).
  • Support, develop and take part in baseline/KAP surveys, needs assessments and other activities to collect and analyse relevant data about progress of the program.
  • Prepare and take part in evaluation of the program.
  • Timely procurement of medicines & supplies and ensuring regular supply/transportation of these from PRCS NHQ to Provincial HQ and to the targeted BHUs/MHUs.
  • Keeping updated record of medicines and supplies and share the same with the PRCS head of health and IFRC health team on a monthly basis. 
  • Organize and facilitate monthly review meeting of the program.
  • Prepare regularly quarterly and annual action plans with a corresponding budget and adjust them regularly if situation requires and share the same with PRCS head of health and IFRC health team for further approval.

Human Resource Management

  • Line manages different staff members according to the organizational organogram and provide technical support to the provincial program manager and project staff.
  • Ensure that all relevant and essential positions in medical teams at NHQ, PHQ and District levels are filled through established standards.
  • Supervise the HR/Admin Assistant in all HR related matters (especially payroll, contracts, insurances etc) and verify all vouchers before submission to IFRC health team.
  • Needs assessment for training and facilitation of training activities for all staff to enhance their technical capacity.
  • Ensure that all employees are undergoing a regular appraisal by their immediate line manager.

Financial Management and Administration

  • Ensure accountability of all funds and assets in the BMGF program.
  • Supervise the project finance and admin staff and support them in their activities.
  • Ensure timely request of funds from IFRC health team based on quarterly planning and forecast.
  • Ensure standard procedures and timely payments in all procurement activities.
  • Ensure timely submission of working advances to IFRC health team. 

Coordination and Reporting

  • Take part in relevant meetings at National and Provincial levels and obtain official meeting minutes and share with all concerned (PRCS head of health and IFRC health team).
  • Closely coordinate with IFRC health team for operational updates, capture good practices, as well as identify and address operational challenges, capacity needs and gaps.
  • Establish contacts and coordination with EOCs and EPI platforms and represent PRCS in inter-agency, I/NGO forums in health in Islamabad or in provincial branches where appropriate and necessary.
  • Follow and compile monthly, quarterly, biannually and annually narrative and financial reports and share them with PRCS head of health and IFRC health team. 
  • Work with PMER and communications colleagues to share information, document lessons learned and best practices.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Comply with the principles, procedures, regulations, strategy, policies and code of conduct of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.



  •  MBBS from PMDC recognized University.
  • Preference will be given to candidates having the degree of MPH.




 Minimum 5 years’ professional working experience in Development and Implementation of Primary and Secondary Healthcare programs, Health systems & Immunization. At least   02 years’ experience of leading health department in the humanitarian or public health setting would be preferred




 Skills / Knowledge.


  • Thorough Knowledge of PHC Program development and implementation tools
  • Strong Problem Solving and Project Management Skills
  • Ability to provide leadership and mange diverse teams across all levels
  • Ability to work effectively in groups and collaborative environment
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Proficiency in PHC operations and the use of online data resources, databases and reporting tools.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and develop strategies, plans, procedures to address policies of the department.
  • Excellent Communication, Presentation  and Training Skills


 Maximum age limit upto 40 years  


 Travelling:- As & when required.

  • Applicants candidature is subject to complete scrutiny / verification of documents & information and it can be cancelled at any stage if any discrepancy is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates would be call for test / interview.
  • No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing in test/interview.

Job requirements

  1. Max age limit is 40 on 2021-05-27 to apply for this job.
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