23 Oct 2020

ERT – Health Manager

Job Description

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Role & Responsibilities

Provide supervision to the various emergency responses to ensure patients are diagnosed and treated according to the South Sudan Ministry of Health (MoH) Guidelines. Health Managers supervise and train local staff as they provide screening, testing, diagnosis, and treatment. In the event of disease outbreaks, Health Managers organise and implement case management and reactive vaccination campaigns in coordination with local partners. Health Managers are responsible for writing reports and keeping accurate data records, assisting with ensuring adequate stocks, training local staff as needed, and monitoring the overall health situation for potential outbreaks.

Project Overview

To respond to health emergencies across South Sudan through provision of preventive and curative treatment such as PHC out-patient consultation, ANC, safe delivery, EPI, mass vaccination campaigns, and emergency nutrition.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, South Sudan, with frequent travel throughout the country. Working and living conditions may be very basic and require great resilience. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

November 2020. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Medical / Technical

  • Responsible for supervising the clinical management of patients according to South Sudan MoH treatment guidelines and international standards.
  • Discuss patients that require referral to other treatment centres with the Team Leader or Medical Manager.
  • Responsible for conducting on-the-job training and supportive supervision of locally recruited staff, includes perinatal care services at PHC facilities and ensuring the MoH PHCU guidelines are available and followed.
  • Give feedback to the Medical Manager on technical issues related to management e.g. diagnosis, treatment, management of common communicable diseases, etc.
  • Responsible for clinic/intervention data collection and report writing at clinic level (DHIS, IDSR) and contribution to ERT assessment and intervention reports.

Quality management

  • Continuously monitor progress against set objectives and ensure that all reporting and administration is done according to the relevant guidelines and is reported accurately.


  • Prepare field orders/stock requests for approval by the Project Manager.
  • Ensure accurate documentation for all stock keeping and stock movement in field location.
  • Ensure good quality stock keeping in field locations, including cold chain management and proper storage of medical supplies.
  • Ensure timely stock order and management to prevent any stock outages impacting patient care/service provision.

Staff management

  • Line manage locally recruited staff working in the health facilities.
  • Act as team leader when requested, responsible during interventions for overseeing all activities, security management, and communication with Juba support and team management/communication.

External Representation

  • Coordinate and build relationships with local authorities and humanitarian partners during assessments and interventions.
  • Attend MoH, community, partner, or cluster meetings, and other meetings when requested.
  • Consult with the ERT Health and Nutrition Project Managers before making any commitment on behalf of Medair, whether verbal or written.


  • Prepare and be accountable for field payments, manage funds in the field, balance receipts.

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 (nurse, midwife, paramedic or doctor).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience.
  • Experience working in a health programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector, specifically in essential primary health care and MCH, and experience working in remote locations desirable.
  • Knowledge of primary health care and management of tropical diseases.
  • Enjoys working with team and living in a team setting. Motivated to build capacity of team members.
  • Flexible and willing to work in difficult and busy environments.
  • Able to work independently and problem solver.

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).

Application Process

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.


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