Public Health Job Opportunities

Refugee Program Specialist

Deadline: 8/14/19

NE DHHS’s Division of Public Health is seeking a Refugee Program Specialist.

Perform program planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for the Refugee Youth Mentoring and Refugee School Impact program. Monitor programs for program effectiveness and compliance. Review and audit refugee program contractor payment requests for compliance with State and Federal laws. Review and audit refugee program eligibility and health screening payment requests. Provide program and fiscal guidance, oversight, and support for refugee contractors. Research and write reports and other documents to formulate materials to cover the Refugee Resettlement program. Provide support for data system users by researching, resolving and responding to system issues and user inquiries, serving as a liaison between the business end users and application developers to answer work flow and design related questions. Work with application developers to develop reports and make system updates. Develop training materials and provide training to agencies on refugee resettlement programs and the data system. Research established best practices and make recommendations for quality program service delivery. Draft program contracts and subawards, enter them into the procurement process and follow-up until they are approved. Serve as active leader on refugee program committees and/or advisory groups concerned with the functions and activities of the Refugee Resettlement Program. Plan, direct, and coordinate the collection and compilation of statistical, economic, refugee program data to assess the effectiveness of services and for future initiatives/programs/services to meet identified needs. Plan, develop and/or coordinate pilot projects related to programs and/or services to facilitate the establishment and evaluation of new or innovative programs. 


REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree, or equivalent coursework/training, in public administration, social/behavioral sciences, healthcare, human services or other program related field. Professional experience working in a human/social service or health care agency with responsibility for planning or evaluation services, programs or operational policies and practices may substitute in lieu of the educational requirement.

PREFERRED: Bachelors degree in the above fields and 1-2 years minimum experience with establishing and maintaining positive professional relationships with agency staff, service providers/contractors, and community organizations as well as experience working with the refugee or other immigrant populations. Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

Must demonstrate professionalism and the ability to: provide excellent written and verbal communication; effectively manage time and deadlines; work independently and in teams; analyze critical information; make decisions and prioritize; respond flexibly and adapt to new or changing circumstances; pay attention to detail; organize communicate professionally and work with diverse populations; effectively interact with program representatives and the public; demonstrate strong fundamental math skills as well as intermediate financial skills. Demonstrate the ability to: lead community meetings and committees; communicate professionally to provide technical assistance and monitoring of contractor work; develop sub-awards and other technical documents; understand, interpret and apply applicable laws and policies; analyze, develop and organize materials; prepare and review technical documents such as action plans, reports, contracts and grants; exercise independent critical thinking skills; and pay attention to detail to work with financial invoices and budgets; flexibility based upon work demands. Experience working with the refugee or other immigrant populations. Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote.


View the job description and apply online here. 

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