17 December 2016

Medical Manager - Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Employer: Medair
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

Role & Responsibilities

Improve the overall health situation of the target population. This involves providing technical support as well as direct implementation of quality medical services within the health and nutrition interventions and contributing to the achievement of proposal 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.

Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work. Project Overview Multi-sector emergency response programme including provision of emergency health, nutrition, wash, and NFI/Shelter services for vulnerable populations in South Sudan.


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.

Based in Juba, South Sudan with minimum 50% in field locations. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date February 2017

Initial Contract Details Full time, 24 months contract

Key Activity Areas

Medical Oversight in Health & Nutrition ERT Projects • Provide guidance in the medical management of patient care, training support and capacity building for Health and Nutrition managers to ensure quality response to disease outbreaks, emergency health services and malnutrition. • Ensure ERT Health and Nutrition managers are following policies, guidelines and protocols for the medical management of ERT health and nutrition assessments and interventions in consultation with advisors, other field managers and in line with relevant government, Sphere and WHO guidelines. • Ensure Behaviour Change Communication activities are implemented as part of the health and nutrition emergency interventions. • Lead the team in emergency preparedness for outbreak disease and other emergency health response.

Health & Nutrition Management • Implement, manage and supervise the assigned health and nutrition field interventions in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal and any applicable national and international guidelines and standards. • Provide training for Medair ERT health and nutrition staff and for 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. • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project. • Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals. • Participate in the process of selecting health and nutrition locations for emergency interventions, aiming to have multi-sector interventions (WASH and NFI).

Staff Management • Line manage the ERT Health Managers including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. Ensure good coordination and organisation within health and nutrition team but also with ERT WASH and NFI teams when required.

Financial Management • Work with the Project Manager to plan, construct and manage health budgets for the field location(s).

Communication & Coordination • Maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures. • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs referring to ERT HPM when decisions are falling outside of scope of responsibilities.

Logistics • Assist the ERT HPM to ensure correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary medicines, supplies and medical equipment for the field locations.

Quality Management • Implement, as far as is possible within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines and other good practice.

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: Doctor Certificate / diploma in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable

Languages • 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, pref. in a humanitarian context • 1 year management experience in a health context desirable • Clinical skills within a Primary Health Care setting • Ability and willingness to manage health and nutrition project implementation • Good report writing skills; Problem solving ability • Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership • Able to work effectively in a wide variety of situations • 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

Language • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes 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

• Working and living conditions may be very different to those previously experienced.


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/medical-manager-ert-sds-juba-1 then: a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or b) 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.