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Health Manager - Reproductive Health

Juba (South Sudan)

Role and Responsibilities

Improve the overall health and nutrition situation of the target population. Implement quality health and nutrition services and contribute to the achievement of proposal objectives within the planned timescale and budget for the areas of responsibility within the health project. While being involved in the overall health and nutrition project, this role has a particular focus on reproductive health, working for the provision of services including ante-natal care, post-natal care, 24 hour skilled delivery and management of sexual and gender based violence. Important parts of the role include: building the capacity of the local health and nutrition team by providing appropriate and relevant supervision, training and technical support, contributing to monitoring of project progress and reporting to Medair, MoH, UN agencies and donors, and liaising with community leaders and health officials as requested.

Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.

Project Overview

The Maban project is a multi-sector relief programme including: provision of Primary Health Care, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene Promotion, Water and Sanitation for approximately 40,000 refugees in Batil Refugee Camp, Maban County, Upper Nile. This includes the provision of reproductive health services, including 24 hour skilled delivery. The goal is to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable communities in South Sudan.


Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated 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. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.


Maban, South Sudan

Starting Date

July 2016

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum contract 12-24 months

Key Activity Areas

Health Management

· Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned health and nutrition project in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal.

· Conduct field trips to clinics and nutrition facilities for support and supervision, including overnight supervision within delivery facility.

· Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project objectives and to ensure the quality of the programme.

· Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.

· Oversee the process of data collection, collation and dissemination to meet the requirements and deadlines set by Medair and/or external partners.

· Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports.

· Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals.

· Provide cover for responsibilities of nutrition programme management when necessary.

Staff Management

· Assist the Project Manager to manage and oversee the assigned health team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals.

· Facilitate regular team meetings with the reproductive health team, and assist to facilitate regular team meetings with the assigned health team.

· Promote the health and security of the health team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.

Financial Management

· Work with the relevant field managers to plan, construct and manage health budgets for the assigned health and nutrition project(s).

Communication and Coordination

· Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health team, Medair in-country health managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders.


· Work with programme manager to ensure the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are stored and distributed correctly.

Quality Management

· Implement, as far as is possible within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to health and nutrition service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines.

Field - Team Spiritual Life

· Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

· Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

· Live, work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.

· Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.

· Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.


· Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor)

· Certificate / diploma in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable


· Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

· 2 years post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience

· Experience working in a health programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context

· Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols desirable

· Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and local authorities

Ability and willingness to manage project implementation; good report writing skills

· Problem solving ability

· Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building

· Able to work effectively in a wide variety of situations

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

· Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers)

· Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers)


· Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise

· Overseas intercultural experience


· Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts


· Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written

· Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes

Personal qualities

· 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


· Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Final selection

· All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link

Benefits Package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

· Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing

· Security training for those going to 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)

· Annual leave

· Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing

· Disability insurance

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

· A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month

· Contribution matching programme for retirement savings

· Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts

· Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)

· USD 300 per month

· As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits

Working Conditions

· This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced. This is a base near a small town with very basic living accommodations in tukuls or tents.

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-13

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