Role and Responsibilities
Manage, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), in close collaboration with the Health Project Manager and Health Manager (strategic interventions), effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, monitoring and evaluation plan, timeframe and budget. This position particularly focuses on Medair’s emergency interventions in North Kivu. 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 a health emergency response, opening humanitarian access to remote areas.
Workplace & Conditions
Field based position in Kirumba (Lubero), Democratic Republic of Congo.
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
As soon as possible. Full time, 18 months.
Key Activity Areas
Health Project Management
- Support the management of the assigned health projects in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns to the health project manager.
- Work alongside the Health Project Manager and emergency response team to manage all phases of emergency interventions in conformity with SOPs.
- Increase access to and strengthen local capacity to deliver PHC (including Reproductive Health services to those affected by Sexual and Gender Based Violence) and Nutrition to those affected by conflict in general.
- Oversee implementation of IPC and CE activities.
- 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.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of an appropriate and effective health strategy.
- 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.
- Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
- Contribute to accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and 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.
- 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.
- Liaise, as necessary, with the health, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.
- 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.
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 or bachelor nurse with a public health degree or a psychologist with a public health degree.
- Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written).
Experience / Competencies
- 2 years’ post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience.
- Experience in planning and facilitating community health and psychosocial support 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.
Before you apply
Please ensure you are fully aware of the:
- Medair organisational values.
- Profiles and benefits package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
- Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
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.