Role & Responsibilities
Improve the overall health situation of the target population. This involves providing technical and managerial support to ensure implementation of quality medical services within the health and nutrition interventions. The Medical Manager contributes to the achievement of project objectives within the planned timescale and budget, for the areas of responsibility within the health project. Important parts of the role include: emergency preparedness, project implementation, capacity building of health and nutrition staff through appropriate supervision, training and technical support, contributing to monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on project progress.
Multi-sector emergency response programme including provision of emergency health, nutrition, WASH and NFI/Shelter services for vulnerable populations in South Sudan.
Workplace & Conditions
Field based position in Juba, South Sudan with frequent visits to field locations.
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
April 2021. Full time, 24 months.
Key Activity Areas
Medical Oversight in Health and Nutrition ERT Projects
- Provide guidance in the medical management of patient care, training support and capacity building for Health Managers to ensure quality response to disease outbreaks and emergency health services.
- Ensure Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) activities are implemented.
- Lead the team in emergency preparedness for outbreak disease and other emergency health response.
- Provide guidance to Nutrition Managers to ensure quality response to malnutrition particularly considering medical management of severe acute malnutrition according to CMAM guidelines.
- In collaboration with N&N Advisors, provide medical technical advice to static country programs.
Health and Nutrition Management
- Oversee the implementation and management of the assigned health and nutrition field interventions in line with the activity plan and time frame of the project proposal and national & international guidelines.
- Provide training for Medair ERT health and nutrition staff, and local staff, on case management in line with applicable national and international guidelines and standards.
- Carry out assessments to locations with newly identified emergency needs and gaps.
- Contribute to writing assessment and intervention summary reports, and ensure data is correctly collected, reported and archived. Ensure that collected data correctly reflects project indicators
- Ensure cross cutting issues (HIV/AIDS, gender consideration and environment marker) are streamlined in health and nutrition project interventions.
- Ensure technical oversight of the ERT Health Managers, good coordination and organisation between health and nutrition team and with the ERT WASH and NFI teams.
- Ensure time spent in Juba is used to monitor and evaluate ongoing and previous interventions.
- Build the capacity of the Health and Nutrition ERT to improve programme quality.
- Ensure staff receive supervision, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding.
- Promote the health and security of the health and/or nutrition team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.
- Work with the Health Project Manager to plan and manage health budgets for the field location(s).
- Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the assigned health team, ensuring all required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Communication and Coordination
- Maintain regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the ERT Health Project Manager (HPM), assigned health team, Health & Nutrition Managers, Advisors and other stakeholders.
- Represent Medair at relevant local and national level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs referring to ERT HPM.
- Assist the ERT HPM to ensure correct ordering of all necessary medicines, supplies and medical equipment for the field locations, ensuring minimum stocks are stored and distributed correctly.
- Provide support to the H&N Managers to ensure all medical stocks are properly managed.
- Monitor expiration dates of all stocks in the field locations to ensure timely use.
- Develop TORs, MoUs and intervention planning preparations in line with intervention checklist.
- Use the Medair intranet, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed.
- Implement relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and CHS standards, Ministry of Health, and donor guidelines and other good practice.
- Participate in Medair workshops and learning sessions to keep up with changing trends & new guidelines.
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: Medical Doctor. Certificate in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable.
- Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
Experience / Competencies
- 2 years post-qualification medical professional experience.
- Experience working in a health programme in a developing country, in a humanitarian context.
- Clinical skills within a Primary Health Care setting.
- Ability and willingness to manage health and nutrition project implementation.
- Able to motivate and inspire individuals to work efficiently in both intense and low pace.
How to apply
Before you apply
Please ensure you are fully aware of the:
a) Medair organisational values
b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices
c) Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
d) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair page.
Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.