Community Health Project Manager

Apply by 6 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 June 2018

Job Description

Focus mostly on psychosocial support activities, CBO collaboration and capacity building, and a project which uses a care-group model for behaviour change. This role will also be working closely with partner organisations in a EU-Madad funded project.

Project Overview

Medair is implementing emergency response and recovery projects to address health and psychosocial needs for communities affected by the Syrian crisis. The projects are being implemented in a complex context and have a focus in rural and urban settings. Great focus required on capacity building for local staff and coordination with the UN, NGO system, and CBOs to assess and respond to needs in a complex and quickly evolving context. Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.


Field based position in Amman, Jordan. Take a look at Medair’s work in Jordan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

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

Key Activity Areas

Health Project Management

  • Manage the assigned health and psychosocial project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns to line manager and regional health and nutrition advisor.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned health and psychosocial project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local health authorities (where applicable) and local health and nutrition staff.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate and effective health and psychosocial strategy including proactive planning for responsible exit in consultation with regional health and nutrition advisor, other health and nutrition staff and field managers.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in the project.
  • Develop new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers and the regional health advisor.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage Health staff. This includes day-to-day management, development and training, etc.
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff and local partner, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives and current work plans.

Financial Management

  • Manage the budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.

Communication and Coordination

  • Maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health team, Medair staff, local partner or other local NGO partner and other relevant stakeholders with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
  • Collaborate and share staff where needed, ensuring the integration of the overall health projects. Coordination is also needed between the Cash and Case Management PM and all support functions within the Jordan programme.


  • Follow Medair logistics procedures for procurement related to health projects.
  • Liaise, as necessary, with the health, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.

Quality Management

  • Ensure health and nutrition projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements.

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.


  • Medical doctor, bachelor nurse, psychologist /psychiatric nurse, or a public health degree and experience in mental health care.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience.
  • At least 1 year management experience in a health and/or psychosocial field in a developing country/emergency context.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating community health and psychosocial support activities.
  • Experience in the design, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of public health, RH and psychosocial programmes. Experience in training / mentoring / coaching staff.
  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building. Ability to manage project implementation
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks.

Working Conditions

  • This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

Application Process

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 to apply, go to the “Current Vacancies” page, then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

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.

About the Organization


Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired 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.

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