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Emergency Response Health Project Manager

nord-kivu province | d.r. congo

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health projects, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on response to new crises requiring assessments and short-term interventions. Manage and oversee primary health care staff to meet international quality standards in health care delivery.

Project Overview

Emergency multi-sectoral projects target displaced, insecurity affected and vulnerable populations in Nord Kivu Province, in Eastern Congo. Projects are focused on health, WASH and infrastructure rehabilitation, with a strong emphasis on rapid response to emergency situations in complex and unstable environments and/or remote locations.  Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.


Field based position in Nord-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Take a look at Medair’s work in D.R. Congo.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 12 to 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Health Project Management

  • Manage health projects (including short-term emergency responses) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and time frame, and report promptly any operational concerns.
  • React quickly to crisis and organize appropriate assessments and responses though coordination with Medair partners, with prioritization given to life saving activities.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for health activities in collaboration local communities.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise health activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impact using both quantitative and qualitative data.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage the Health Manager of the assigned projects, including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals; enforce disciplinary policies for positions directly managed.
  • Provide coaching and technical supervision to staff in order to develop ownership.

Financial Management

  • Manage the health budget and ensure that all expenses are according to budget and meet standards.
  • Draft annual budgets for health and emergency response projects.

Communication & Coordination

  • Develop and maintain regular and transparent communication with the team, Headquarters and other relevant stakeholders, with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
  • Proactively network and coordinate with the health cluster and health agencies.
  • Ensure clear internal coordination, to increase multi-sector assessment and intervention.


  • Work to prevent stock outages and ensure stock requests, purchase, cash forecasts and movement.
  • Ensure health teams are adequately supported in the field – food, water, supplies, cash, etc.
  • Support the logistics activities of health staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities.

Quality Management / Project Design

  • Responsible for ensuring project implementation is according to Medair policy.
  • Responsible for setting objectives of emergency health assessments and interventions, monitoring progress against agreed indicators and exit planning.
  • Decide on new activities and new project sites and provide input regarding future project growth.
  • Develop and maintain health ERT resources to improve capacity for rapid response.

Security Management

  • Monitoring security situation for teams in the field and working with Projects Coordinator if any action needs to be taken.

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.


  • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor), or Public Health degree.
  • Strong working knowledge of English and French (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.
  • Willing to hike to reach remote areas. Willingness to support others and to share workload.
  • Capacity to work under pressure. Able to cope with basic living conditions.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills. Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, servant-hearted.

Working Conditions

  • Interventions may be in remote and difficult to access areas for which the environment is physically challenging accessible on foot. The security context is complex and also requires constant monitoring.

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
  • Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
  • Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

Then please fill out your application for this position via the apply buttons on this page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications and 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: nord-kivu province | d.r. congo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
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