Health Project Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 July 2018

Job Description

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned emergency health project(s). This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on emergency response and health system strengthening, training and coordination. Other important aspects of the role include managing and training the emergency medical teams, as well as primary health care 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 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

September 2018. Full time, 6 months.

Key Activity Areas

Health Project Management

  • Meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame, and report promptly any operational concerns to line manager and country health advisor.
  • Provide strong leadership, 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 a health strategy including proactive planning for responsible exit in consultation with country health advisor, other health staff and field managers.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for health activities.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise health activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the health team in analysis and taking appropriate action as needed to ensure continued progress.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair and donor’s timeframes.
  • Develop new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage the Health Manager(s), including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. It may also be necessary to line manage other health project staff and to liaise closely with logistics staff supporting health.
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff.
  • Provide coaching/ technical supervision to staff in order to develop ownership and full responsibility.
  • Assess the training needs of health staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted.

Financial Management

  • Manage the health budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget.

Communication and Coordination

  • Develop communication structures with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
  • Actively participate in health coordination meetings and other working groups, representing Medair and feeding back to the health staff and field managers on relevant issues.


  • Support the logistics activities of health staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing and restocking of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities.

Quality Management

  • Ensure health projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and international 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), or Public Health degree.
  • Prior training or experience with emergency response team.
  • 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.
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience working in health in developing countries.
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills. Problem solving ability.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of primary health care principles and management.
  • Able to take the initiative, enforce procedures, set clear objectives and delegate.

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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