Health Project Manager, Generic
generic: all field programmes
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. To ensure that beneficiary participation is enhanced in all phases of the project. To manage and train the PHC team and locally recruited health staff. To anticipate, plan, and share in the development of new health project proposals.
Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation projects in countries of high vulnerability.
This position is not currently open, but frequently required in the Field
Normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years, 100%
Generic Field Vacancies are based in capital city or main field base in one of our programmes in Afghanistan, DR Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Philippines, Somalia or Southern Sudan.
Key activity areas
Technical / Management
- Develop and manage a comprehensive activity plan covering the time frame of the project proposal.
- Ensure the quality and sustainability of the project outputs.
- Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives.
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities (monthly, quarterly and final reports).
- Support the Programme Coordinator and CD in the development of new proposals.
- Support the health sector by the improvement and further design of the technical sector on approved and appropriate health practices.
Logistics and Administration
- To coordinate with the logistics department and ensure all health project related equipment is available on site in a timely fashion.
- To coordinate with the administration department to ensure accurate accounting of project finances as well as effective cash-flow.
- To ensure that health project stocks are managed, transported and maintained correctly.
- Oversee all staff based in the health project including recruitment,appraisal, management, general well-being, job descriptions, work schedules, discipline etc. in coordination with the Projects Coordinator.
- Provide training to all National staff in the health sector (within budget and operational constraints) so as to ensure ownership and full local responsibility of all health activities.
- To facilitate regular project meetings to assist information sharing between project staff and to ensure that all staff members are well aware of project objectives and current work plan.
Communications and Public Relations
- To maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure within the Medair team.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local authorities, churches and NGO's on site, with the objective of raising public awareness of Medair and ensuring good co-operation and partnerships.
- Contribute to Medair’s private fundraising and public awareness campaigns by supplying the FCO or the International HQ Marketing team with beneficiary stories and photos, as well as project updates etc.
- To be responsible for the safety and security of Medair health assets and personnel on site of operations.
- To adhere to the security guidelines employed by Medair on site.
- To promote and use the e-library, ensuring the standardised formats are used and guidelines followed.
- Ensure health projects are implemented in accordance with Medair, donor, field, and international standards.
- Higher level qualification in a technical field; BSc/MSc in Management desirable
- Medical doctor or senior nurse with public health or tropical health qualification desirable
- 2 years minimum experience post qualification
- 1 yr overseas experience in relief work with an NGO, having worked preferably in the health sector desirable
- Able to prioritise clearly; able to enforce procedures; able to oversee multiple tasks
- Good interpersonal skills; clear communicator
- Good negotiation skills, especially in the context of another culture
- Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills desirable
Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Salaries are based on the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder.
- 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 on the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, and other experienced relief worker benefits.
- This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
- Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the Medair organisational values.
- Please also check out the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
- 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.