Health Project Manager
Role and Responsibilities The Health Project Manager develops, leads, monitors and evaluates the assigned health project(s). This involves assessing health needs, designing projects, writing proposals and initiating and effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Other important aspects of the role include meeting quality standards in health care delivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders and managing and training primary health care staff. Project Overview New country programme start up. Medair Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable. Workplace Chad Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details Minimum 1 year, 100% Key Activity Areas Health Project Management Manage the assigned health project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats. Provide strong leadership of assigned health 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 staff. Develop and implement an appropriate and effective health strategy in consultation with relevant staff. Set clear objectives and indicators for health activities in collaboration with the health staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities. Continuously monitor and supervise health activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data. Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project. Develop new proposals, linked to the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers. Staff Management Line-manage the Health Manager(s) of the assigned project(s), including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. It may also be necessary to line manage other health project staff. Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives and current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback. Coach staff and provide technical supervision to develop ownership and responsibility for health activities. 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 and meet Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance. Communication and Coordination Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health team, Medair in-country and HQ health managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships. Participate in health coordination meetings and other working groups or meetings as required, representing Medair and feeding back to the health staff and field managers on relevant issues. Logistics Support the logistics activities of health staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities. Liaise, as necessary, with the health, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly. Quality Management Promote and use theMedaire-library 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. Qualifications Diploma or degree in nursing / midwifery or qualification as a medical doctor Certificate / diploma in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable Ex perience / Competencies 2 years post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience Management experience in a health context; Work experience in health in a developing country Knowledge and experience of primary health care principles and management, as well as Clinical skills Working knowledge of French, spoken and written Experience managing health projects in developing countries desirable Experience of living and working in a multicultural team, and in a humanitarian emergency context desirable Competency with statistical database such as EPI Info, SPSS or STATA desirable Aptitude for community mobilisation & capacity-building; Good report writing and administration skills Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership; Team-player with good inter-personal skills Medair standard working requirements for the field Experienced professionals in a relevant field Committed Christians Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion) Overseas intercultural experience Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking roles Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply. Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Successful completion of Medair Relief & Rehabilitation Orientation Course (ROC) Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit Benefits A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder Full briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food) Annual leave and additional benefits for those who commit to longer contracts: up to four weeks additional paid leave every 12 months, and re-entry allowance Additional benefits for those who commit to longer contracts: up to four weeks additional paid leave every 12 months, and re-entry allowance Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing Working Conditions This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be basic. Some of the projects may be implemented in more remote and potentially insecure locations. Keywords: logistics
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