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Health Project Manager is needed for Medair's programme in South Sudan

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Eliza Jockuat

HR Recruitment Support - Medair UK

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5 Jan 2015, 15:05

Role and Responsibilities Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the health project(s). Effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on health system strengthening, training and coordination. Manage and training primary health care staff to meet international quality standards in health care delivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders, and anticipating, planning, and contributing to the development of new health project proposals and reports. Project Overview Medair’s goal in Maban County, South Sudan, is to reduce morbidity and mortality in vulnerable refugee and host populations through the provision of emergency WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) services, and healthcare services. To accomplish this, Medair works in Batil refugee camp serving approximately 40,000 refugees from Blue Nile State, Sudan. Medair is the sole provider of WASH and primary healthcare services in Batil Camp and meets these needs with a staff team of approximately 40 relocatable staff, 40 local staff, and 270 refugee volunteers. Medair Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Workplace Bunj Town, Maban County, South Sudan Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details Full time, minimum contract of 12 – 24 months Key Activity Areas Health Project Management • Manage the assigned health project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns to line manager and country health advisor. • Provide strong leadership of the assigned health 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 staff. • Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate and effective health strategy. • Set clear objectives and indicators for health activities in collaboration with the country health advisor, health staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities. • Continuously monitor and supervise health activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the health team. • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability. • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities. • Develop new proposals. Staff Management • Line-manage the Health Manager(s) of the assigned project(s). • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff. • Provide coaching and technical supervision to staff. • Assess the training needs of health staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted. • Manage the health budgets for the assigned project(s). Communication and Coordination • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health team, Medair in-country and HQ health and nutrition managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders. • Participate in health coordination meetings. Logistics • Support the logistics activities of health staff. • Liaise with the health, logistics and finance staff. Quality Management • Ensure health projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards. Qualifications • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor), or Public Health degree • Certificate/diploma in Tropical Medicine • Medical doctor desirable Languages • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) Experience / Competencies • 2 years’ post-qualification nursing/medical professional experience • At least 1 year management experience in a health context; At least 1-2 years’ work experience in health in developing country • Knowledge and experience of primary health care principles and management • Experience in training / mentoring / coaching staff • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills; problem solving ability • Team-player with good inter-personal skills • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels • Ability to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks; Ability to enforce procedures • Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership • Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips 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 • This is a field position based in Bunj and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced. Application Process Follow this link:, check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then: a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs). 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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