28 July 2017

Medical Manager – Emergency Response Team

Employer:  Medair
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

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.

Project Overview

Multi-sector emergency response programme including provision of emergency health, nutrition, wash, and NFI/Shelter services for vulnerable populations in South Sudan.

Based in Juba, South Sudan with minimum 50% in field locations.

Starting Date
As soon as possible

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.

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.

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: Doctor
Certificate / diploma 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, 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

Working Conditions
This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.


Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:
Medair organisational values.
Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/medical-manager-ert-sds-juba-1/ then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

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.