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Health Project Manager (D.R. Congo) needed

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Eliza Jockuat

HR Recruitment Support - Medair UK

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18 Jan 2014, 02:11

Role and Responsibilities Lead the implementation of emergency health projects addressing the needs of people displaced by violence. Effectively manage the health project in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget laid down in the current proposal and meet Medair quality standards and the BPHS. Ensure that beneficiary participation is enhanced in all phases of the project. Manage and train the PHC team and locally recruited health staff. Anticipate, plan, and share in the development of new health project proposals. Project Overview Emergency health projects targeting displaced, war affected and vulnerable populations in North East Congo. Developmental projects aimed at long term and sustainable behaviour change in general population and state health employees to improve public health outcomes. 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 Beni, North Kivu, Congo. Take a look at Medair’s work in D.R. Congo. Starting Date May 2014 Initial Contract Details Full time, minimum 12 months contract Key Activity Areas Project Support Management • Ensure the smooth running of the assigned base(s) including set-up (if applicable), staff supervision, security, maintenance and liaison with landlords, contractors and suppliers. Project Objectives • To ensure the projects meet log frame objectives within budget and within project time frame, including reporting cycles. • Implement and update the strategy for all health activities in the project area in consultation with the Deputy Country Director (DCD) and Health Advisor (HA). • Manage a comprehensive activity plan, including resource needs analysis covering the time frame of the project proposal for the programme in collaboration with the HA and under overall supervision of the DCD. • Ensure appropriate training is conducted for all levels of Health staff. • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation into all aspects of the project. Project Modifications • To identify when the project objectives or budget or time frame need to be modified in the interest of the beneficiary. To work with HA on modifications and gaining donor agreement. • Plan and conduct health assessments to expand to other area if required in cooperation with the M&E Officer. External Relations • Collaborate with health authorities and health staff and with other medical NGOs operating in the area • Lead the health sub –cluster in Beni and enhance sub cluster participation by members. • Maintain effective partnerships with INGOs in the project area. Financial Management • Manage the health budget as required in liaison with DCD. Staff Management • To manage, motivate, develop, and appraise the project staff. Other • Have knowledge of security procedures and guidelines that are in place, abide by them and ensure that other staff are aware and of and follow them. • Strive to adhere to Sphere standards, MoH guidelines and HAP principles and other relevant good practice as far as possible within operational constraints. Qualifications • Degree in medical discipline (nursing, midwifery, medicine) • Qualified nurse or doctor with at least 2 years’ experience in managing a health project in a relief and/or development setting • Education in humanitarian work desirable • Training in tropical medicine MPH from recognised university desirable Languages • Strong working knowledge of French, spoken and written • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written Experience / Competencies • 2 years’ experience in relief and/or development • Knowledge of primary health care in an emergency context • Knowledge of international standards (like Sphere) • Capable of converting project proposals into action plans • Good at planning and organising people and materials • Capacity to work under pressure 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 Field Working Conditions • Based in Beni, a moderately sized town, with regular travel to health centres in the project area. • Occasional insecurity may cause periods of restricted movement. 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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