Health Manager

Apply by 1 October 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 2 August 2018

Job Description

Implement quality health services and contributing to the achievement of proposal objectives within the planned timescale and budget, for the areas of responsibility within the health project. Important parts of the role include: building the capacity of the local health team by providing appropriate and relevant supervision, training and technical support; contributing to monitoring and reporting on project progress; and liaising with community leaders and health officials as requested.

Project Overview

Medair is working under the registration of World Concern in Bangladesh and based in Cox’s Bazar. We have 3 Nutrition centres, 3 Medical Mobile teams and a Shelter distribution project. The main aim of our project is to provide essential services to the Rohyingya people in Bangladesh.

Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Take a look at Medair’s work in Bangladesh

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 12 months.

Key Activity Areas

Health Management

  • Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the projects in line with the activity plan and time frame of the project proposal and international guidelines.
  • Provide daily leadership to mobile medical teams in the camp setting providing oversight and supervision.
  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project objectives and to ensure the quality of the programme, with reports being made to managers.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in the project.
  • Oversee the process of data collection, collation and dissemination to meet the requirements.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports (e.g. monthly, quarterly and final reports) as requested by field managers, HQ and donors.
  • Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals as requested by field managers.

Staff Management

  • Manage the recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  • Ensure the team members receive relevant supervision, coaching and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding.

Financial & Logistics Management

  • Work to plan, construct and manage health budgets for the assigned health project(s).
  • Manage the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary medicines, supplies and equipment, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are distributed correctly.

Communication and Coordination

  • Serve as communication and coordination focal point. Develop supportive communication structures.

Quality Management

  • Implement policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, etc.
  • Participate as requested in Medair internal workshops and distance 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.

Qualifications

  • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife paramedic, or doctor), or Public Health degree.
  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written.

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years’ post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience.
  • Experience working on emergency response team, in A&E/ER, or prior training in mass casualty events.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries and local authorities.
  • Good report writing and problem solving skills. Excellent organisational skills.
  • Able to prioritise, enforce procedures, set clear objectives and delegate.
  • Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership.

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

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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