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Advisor for IMpact Project

Remote | Lausanne

  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: Remote | Lausanne
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Closing Date: Closed


Global Support Office (GSO) position based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply. Remote position can be considered.

Date de début / Type de contrat

As soon as possible. 12 months, 50%.

Role Overview

This short-term position was created and is to be continued in order to provide the sectoral technical input needed to develop the Global Health Modules prioritized for the IMPact Project for Medair globally and give input to piloting and selecting new health tools. This task is critical for the organization to move forward with improved impact and performance monitoring at country and global level. The current GSO Health and Nutrition Advisor team cannot cover the extra workload needed at the first level design phase with this critical project for the more complex health modules. This position would resource that needed input for a short-term period.

Project Overview

Medair Global Support Office (GSO) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our lifesaving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and GSO staff. The GSO HN Advisor Team works as part of the Programmes Department to technically support the sectoral strategy and quality of Medair’s country interventions. Part of that support includes defining and facilitating measurement of Medair’s impact, outcome and quality performance which requires close collaboration with MEAL and IM as well as country level HN advisors.

Our Culture

Key Activity Areas

GSO HN Technical Input to Global Health Module Development, 80%

  • Collect and provide internal and external country and global examples and templates for Health IMpact modules with GSO HN advisor assistance as needed
  • In collaboration with GSO HN Technical Advisors agree on global level indicators for modules, analysis and visualization requested
  • Act as the business owner with the Impact team, and other HN Impact advisors to help with requirement gathering and testing for the different health tools developed
  • Help develop testing scenarios
  • Help the Impact PM in creating tasks and prioritizing any backlog
  • Regularly review and provide feedback to IMpact team of jointly drafted tools developed

Coordination, 20%

  • Regularly meet with GSO HN Advisor team to give updates on project and get timely input on indicators, tools and review of prefinal draft modules developed
  • Coordinate with select field HN Advisors and PMs as requested for input on draft modules created and advise on roll out in field
  • Meet regularly (at least weekly) with IMpact team, divert to their lead on project activity timings, and input as requested serving as a liaison between GSO HN advisor team and IMpact team on final technical feedback and reviews


  • Assist in creating new global health modules for standardized data collection, analysis and visualization of key aggregated HN data and indicators at project, country and global level

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary. This position is Jobupfree.


  • Medical doctor with public health degree preferred
  • Health specialization required; nutrition specialization preferred
  • English required, French or Arabic not required but beneficial.

Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

What is the ROC and why is it required?


  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing public health emergencies in LIC including collecting, review, analyzing and reporting on key HN indicators at PM, country HN advisor and/or GSO HN advisor level
  • Previous Medair experience preferred
  • Requires Microsoft fluency
  • Requires global HN Advisory technical level knowledge in line with Sphere, CHS and WHO and Medair donor standards (Echo, BHA)

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.

This vacancy is now closed.