Project Manager Health (Generic)
Role and Responsibilities To effectively manage the health project in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget laid down in the current proposal and meet Medair quality standards and the BPHS. To ensure that beneficiary participation is enhanced in all phases of the project. To manage and train the PHC team and locally recruited health staff. To anticipate, plan, and share in the development of new health project proposals. Project Overview Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation projects in countries of high vulnerability. 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 9001:2000 quality certification worldwide, which denotes consistent and effective project management activities for the well-being of its beneficiaries. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable. Workplace Generic Field Vacancies are based in capital city or main field base in one of our field programmes in Afghanistan, DR Congo, Madagascar, Somalia, Southern Sudan, Sudan (Northern States), or Uganda. Starting Date This position is not currently open, but frequently required in the Field Contract Details Normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years, 100% Key activity areas Technical / Management Develop and manage a comprehensive activity plan covering the time frame of the project proposal. Ensure the quality and sustainability of the project outputs. Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities (monthly, quarterly and final reports). Support the Programme Coordinator and CD in the development of new proposals. Support the health sector by the improvement and further design of the technical sector on approved and appropriate health practices. Logistics and Administration To coordinate with the logistics department and ensure all health project related equipment is available on site in a timely fashion. To coordinate with the administration department to ensure accurate accounting of project finances as well as effective cash-flow. To ensure that health project stocks are managed, transported and maintained correctly. Staff Management Oversee all staff based in the health project including recruitment, appraisal, management, general well-being, job descriptions, work schedules, discipline etc. in coordination with the Projects Coordinator. Provide training to all National staff in the health sector (within budget and operational constraints) so as to ensure ownership and full local responsibility of all health activities. To facilitate regular project meetings to assist information sharing between project staff and to ensure that all staff members are well aware of project objectives and current work plan. Communications and Public Relations To maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure within theMedairteam. Develop and maintain relationships with local authorities, churches and NGO's on site, with the objective of raising public awareness of Medair and ensuring good co-operation and partnerships. Contribute to Medair’s private fundraising and public awareness campaigns by supplying the FCO or the International HQ Marketing team with beneficiary stories and photos, as well as project updates etc. Security Management To be responsible for the safety and security ofMedairhealth assets and personnel on site of operations. To adhere to the security guidelines employed byMedairon site. Quality Management To promote and use the e-library, ensuring the standardised formats are used and guidelines followed. Ensure health projects are implemented in accordance with Medair, donor, field, and international standards. Qualifications Higher level qualification in a technical field; BSc/MSc in Management desirable Medical doctor or senior nurse with public health or tropical health qualification desirable Experience 2 years minimum experience post qualification 1 yr overseas experience in relief work with an NGO, having worked preferably in the health sector desirable Good negotiation skills, especially in the context of another culture Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills desirable Able to prioritise clearly; able to enforce procedures; able to oversee multiple tasks Good interpersonal skills; clear communicator Medair standard working requirements for the field Experienced professionals in a relevant field Committed Christians Commitment to the Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion) Overseas intercultural experience Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) Strong working knowledge of French (spoken and written) to work in our French-speaking programmes 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’s Relief and Rehabilitation 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 insecure environments Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service) Annual leave, plus rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food) 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 The following are standard working conditions in our field programmes: Based in the capital or main base, or in field project locations. Some of the projects may be implemented in more remote and potentially insecure locations. Living standards are reasonably good and often the security situation is stable but this can change rapidly. International staff are sometimes quite limited in their movements and the options for social activities can also be limited. Some of the projects may be implemented in more remote and potentially insecure locations. Field visits involve more basic living conditions, some arduous travel and potentially high levels of insecurity. Keywords: Logistics
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