Position: Health Manager
Role & Responsibilities
Manage, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), in close collaboration with the Health PM, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, monitoring and evaluation plan, timeframe and budget. This position includes a particular focus on community health, nutrition and psychosocial support. Encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders, and contribute to the development of new health project proposals and reports.
Emergency health projects targeting displaced, war affected and vulnerable populations in Eastern Congo. WASH interventions in health centres and as part of health emergency response, opening humanitarian access to remote areas.
Workplace & Working conditions
Field based position, Democratic Republic of Congo (take a look at Medair’s work in D.R. Congo).
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
June 2023. Full time, minimum contract of 12 months.
Key Activity Areas
Health Project Management
- Support management of assigned health projects in order to meet objectives within budget & allotted time frame, report promptly any operational concerns to health project manager.
- Increase access to and strengthen local capacity to deliver Psychosocial and Reproductive Health services to those affected by Sexual and Gender Based Violence and / or conflict in general.
- Work alongside the Health Project Manager and other Health staff to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local health authorities and local health staff.
- Develop and maintain good relations with local authorities, local NGOs, and other stakeholders, with the aim of raising awareness of Medair and ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of an appropriate and effective health strategy.
- Provide input into integration of beneficiary participation & accountability in all aspects of the project.
- Contribute to accurate & timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor & other applicable timeframes and formats.
- Support the development of new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy, in conjunction with the Health Project Manager.
- Continuously monitor and supervise health activities in the assigned health projects, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the health team and taking appropriate action as needed to ensure continued progress.
- Conduct periodic assessments of the health zone and determine if changes in activities are needed.
- Line-manage the Health staff (national staff) of the assigned projects, including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
- Provide coaching and technical supervision to staff in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for health activities.
Logistics and finance
- Liaise, as necessary, with the health, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.
- Manage the health program budget as required in liaison with project manager, project coordinator and health advisor.
- Ensure health projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards.
- Make effective use of mobile information technologies for monitoring quality and gathering data for learning.
Field – Team Spiritual Life
- Reflect Medair vision & values with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
- Fully contribute to rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, & encouragement.
- 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.
- Medical doctor or bachelor nurse with a public health degree
- Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written)
- 2 years’ post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience
- Experience in planning and facilitating community health and nutrition activities
- Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building
- Experience in training / mentoring / coaching staff
- Ability and willingness to manage project implementation
- Good numerical, report writing and administration skills
- Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels
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.
How to apply
Please ensure you are fully aware of the:
b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.
c) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair Page.
Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.