Medair International Vacancy: Project Manager, Health (Generic) - Various Field Countries

Medair International Vacancy: Project Manager, Health (Generic) - Various field countries
Project Manager, Health (Generic)
Various field countries

Role and Responsibilities

To effectively 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.

Project Overview
Emergency Relief and Recovery projects in countries of high vulnerability.

Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

Starting Date
This position is not currently open, but frequently required in the Field

Contract Details
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, Chad, DR Congo, Haiti, Madagascar, Somaliland, Southern Sudan, Sudan (Northern States), or Zimbabwe.

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.
Staff Management
  • 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.
Security Management
  • 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.
Quality Management
  • 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
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written)
  • Arabic, Dutch, French or / and German an asset
Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field
  • Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience
  • Committed Christians
  • Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion)
  • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written for French-speaking field programmes
  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
  • Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts; Able to live and work with 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
  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
  • Full briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to particularly 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; Disability Allowance
  • Re-entry allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing
Working Conditions
  • The following are standard working conditions in our field programmes:
  • Based in the capital or main base, or in field project locations. Living standards are reasonably good and often the security situation is stable but this can change rapidly. International staff are sometimes quite limited in their movements and the options for social activities can also be limited. Some of the projects may be implemented in more remote and potentially insecure locations.
  • Field visits involve more basic living conditions, some arduous travel and potentially high levels of insecurity.
Application process
For more information on this and other positions, follow this web link: HERE and then check the New or Experienced Relief worker links, and Apply for a Medair ROC, or for a Field vacancy.