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Health & Nutrition Project Manager (Lebanon) needed

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Eliza Jockuat

HR Recruitment Support - Medair UK

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18 Jan 2014, 01:57

Role and Responsibilities Develop, manage, monitor, evaluate and report on the assigned health and nutrition project(s), with a focus on health and nutrition system strengthening, training and coordination; provide technical support, manage and train primary health care and nutrition staff; encourage beneficiary participation; coordinate sector response with other stakeholders; anticipate, plan, and contribute to the development of new health and /or nutrition project proposals. Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work. Project Overview Focus on new project start up, following Medair’s emergency response to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, addressing health and nutrition needs in a complex context (with a focus on new forming projects). Capacity building in selected local partner health facilities and communities, especially the Ministry of Social Development (MoSA) through existing Social Development Centres (SDCs). Medair Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable. Workplace Based in Zahle in Bekaa valley, Lebanon with frequent travel to Beirut. Take a look at Medair’s work in Syria (regional response). Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details Full time, minimum 12 months Key Activity Areas Health and Nutrition Project Management • Facilitate the start-up of new health and nutrition projects, specifically supporting the MoSA through existing SDCs. • Manage the assigned health and nutrition project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame. Promptly report any operational concerns to relevant staff. • Provide strong leadership of the assigned health and nutrition project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local health authorities (where applicable) and local health and nutrition staff. • Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate and effective health and nutrition strategy including proactive planning for responsible exit in consultation with relevant staff. • Continuously monitor and supervise health and nutrition activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the health and nutrition team (and where applicable local health authorities) in analysis and taking appropriate action. • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats. • Develop new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers and the regional health and nutrition advisor. Staff Management • Line-manage Medair health and nutrition staff and facilitate management of staff employed in SDCs. • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between staff and local partner, ensuring staff members are aware of project objectives and work plans and to provide opportunity for feedback. • Provide coaching and technical supervision to local partner staff (especially MoSA) in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for health and nutrition activities; Financial Management • Manage the health and nutrition budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards. Communication and Coordination • Develop regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health and nutrition team, Medair in-country and HQ health and nutrition mgrs / advisors, local partner (MoSA) or other local NGO partner and other relevant stakeholders ensuring good cooperation and partnerships. • Participate in health and nutrition coordination meetings, Medair internal trainings, and other working groups or meetings as required, representing Medair and feeding back to the health and nutrition staff. Logistics • Support the logistics activities of health and nutrition staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health and nutrition facilities and activities. Quality Management • Ensure health and nutrition projects are implemented in line with donor proposals / requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards. Staff Health • Responsible for all staff health issues as country staff health focal point: includes health briefings and advice for staff, and management of emergency cases in coordination with regional health focal point. Qualifications • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor), or Public Health degree • Clinical degree with Public Health degree strongly preferred; Certificate / diploma in Tropical Medicine desirable; Qualification in nutrition desirable Languages • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) Experience / Competencies • 2 yrs post-qual. nursing / medical experience; clinical skills within a Primary Health Care setting • At least 1 year management experience in a health and nutrition context • At least 1-2 years’ work experience in health and nutrition in developing country • Experience in the design, monitoring of implementation and evaluation and managing of public health and CMAM programmes desirable; experience of behaviour change programming desirable • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols; good numerical, report writing and administration skills; Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills desirable; Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field • Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience • Committed Christians; commitment to the Medair values • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply. • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, external contacts • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit Benefits • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service) • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food allowance) • Annual leave; Death and disability allowance • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings (for experienced relief workers) • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing Working Conditions • Based in Zahle, a medium-sized town around one hour from Beirut, in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley. • Locations might change if programme expands Application Process Follow this link:, check if you fit our standard working criteria, then: apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile). Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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