Health Project Manager

Amman | Amman

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project, effectively managing and reporting on the project in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on health system strengthening, training and coordination. Manage and train primary health care staff to meet international quality standards in health care delivery. Encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders, and anticipate, plan, and contribute to the development of new health project proposals and reports.

Project Overview

Assist Medair programming to conflict-affected populations in the Middle East Region. Programmes supported to be in line with Medair’s core sectors of health and nutrition.

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

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated 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. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.

Workplace

Field based position in Amman, Jordan. Take a look at Medair’s work in Jordan**.**

Starting Date

January 2017

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum 12 months

Key Activity Areas

Health Project Management

  • Manage the assigned health projects in order to 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 (e.g. projected failure to meet objectives; increased beneficiary needs; projected over or under spending on project budget).
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned health projects, 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 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 in collaboration with the country health advisor, 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, and involving the health team (and where applicable local health authorities) in analysis and taking appropriate action as needed to ensure continued progress.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.
  • Contribute to development of new proposals and relevant strategic documents for health, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage the Health Managers and Officers of the assigned projects, including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Provide supervision to staff in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for health activities.
  • Assess the training needs of health staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted.

Partner Technical Oversight

  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining partner relationships, especially in regards to health implementation approaches and overseeing monthly reporting.
  • Contribute to capacity building of relevant partners health staff.
  • Hold regular team meetings with partners health staff to ensure all objectives are on track.

Financial Management

  • Manage the health budget and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.

Communication & Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular and transparent communication structures with the assigned health team, Medair in-country and HQ health and nutrition 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, internal trainings, and other working groups or meetings.

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 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.
  • 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.
  • Make effective use of mobile information technologies for monitoring quality and gathering data for learning.

Field - Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Live, work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.
  • Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

Qualifications

  • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor), or Public Health degree.

Languages

  • 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 work experience in health in developing country.
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience of primary health care principles and management.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards.
  • Able to prioritise clearly 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.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers).
  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers).

Professional

  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise.
  • Overseas intercultural experience.

Values

  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts.

Personal qualities

  • Able to live and work in 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.

Availability

  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Final selection.

  • All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

Benefits Package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

  • Comprehensive 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).
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food).
  • Annual leave.
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing.
  • Disability insurance.

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month.
  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings.
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts.
  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs.

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)

  • USD 300 per month.
  • As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits.

Working Conditions

Based in Amman, Jordan where working and living conditions are generally good.

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the: a) Medair organisational values. b) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/health-project-m . . . then c) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or d) 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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: Amman | Amman
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Disaster Management
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-19

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