Health Project Manager

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South Sudan
Apply by 7 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 23 November 2017

Job Description

The Health Project Manager develops, leads, monitors and evaluates the assigned health project. This involves effectively managing and reporting on the project in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on training and coordination. Other important aspects of the role include managing and training primary healthcare and reproductive staff to meet international quality standards in health care delivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders, and anticipating, planning, and contributing to the development of new health project proposals and reports.

Project Overview

Medair’s goal in the former Renk County is to reduce morbidity and mortality in vulnerable displaced and host populations through the provision of emergency WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), healthcare, and nutrition services. To accomplish this, Medair works in Abayok and Wunthou camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) providing primary healthcare and outpatient nutrition services. In Abayok Medair provides 24 hour skilled delivery in Abayok and Stabilization Centre inpatient nutrition care. Medair is implementing integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) in remote villages where access to healthcare is difficult, and has set up Care Groups through which behavioural change communication messages reach more than 8,000 households.

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


Field based position in Renk, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

January 2018. Full time, 12-24 months

Key Activity Areas

Health & Nutrition Project Management

  • Manage the assigned health project in order to meet the project objectives.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned health project, working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local health authorities and local health staff.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate and effective health strategy.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for health activities in collaboration.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise health activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all health activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.
  • Develop new proposals, linked to assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers and the Medair Health Advisor.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage the Health Managers of the assigned projects.
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff.
  • Provide coaching and technical supervision to staff. Assess the training needs of health.

Communication & Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.


  • Ensure timely procurement of medicine and equipment supplies for delivery of the project.
  • Liaise with the health, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.

Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair intranet and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure health projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards.

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.


  • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor).
  • 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 context, in a developing country.
  • Clinical skills within a Primary Health Care setting.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other humanitarian protocols.
  • Able to prioritise and oversee multiple tasks. Able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.

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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