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28 Nov 2020

Health Manager

Job Description

Role & Responsibilities

Provide supervision to the various emergency responses. Health Managers supervise and train local staff as they provide screening, testing, diagnosis, and treatment. 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

Jonglei State is affected by multiple humanitarian crises including inter-communal violence, displacement, food insecurity, flooding, and locusts. In accordance with its humanitarian mandate, Medair plans to open a new static site to provide emergency health, nutrition, and WASH interventions in Jonglei State. The new project team will be tasked with intervention start-up and scaling up emergency response over an initial two-year cycle.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Jonglei, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

January 2021. Full time, 12 to 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Project Setup

  • Implement the launch of initial health activities and the scale-up of health services.

Coordination / Representation

  • Coordinate and build relationships with local authorities, humanitarian partners, and beneficiary communities.
  • Attend MoH, community, partner, or sub-cluster meetings, and other meetings when requested.
  • Consult with the Jonglei Health Project Manager and/or Project Coordinator before making any commitment on behalf of Medair, whether verbal or written.

Quality Management / Technical

  • Continuously monitor progress against set objectives.
  • Ensure that all reporting and administration is done according to the relevant guidelines and is reported accurately.
  • Supervise the clinical management of patients according to South Sudan MoH treatment guidelines and international standards.
  • Conduct on-the-job training and supportive supervision of locally recruited staff and ensure that MoH PHCU guidelines are available and followed.
  • Give feedback to the Health Project manager on technical issues related to management, for example, diagnosis, treatment, referral, management of common communicable diseases, etc.
  • Responsible for activity data collection and report writing at clinic level (DHIS, IDSR) and contribution to internal and external reporting.

Staff Management

  • Manage locally recruited staff working in the health facilities.
  • Maintain a focus on building the capacity of the team, delegating tasks under supervision as appropriate.
  • Interview potential national staff make recommendations for final hiring decisions in collaboration with the Health Project Manager and/or Project Coordinator.


  • Prepare field orders/stock requests for approval by the Health 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 orders and management to prevent any stock outages impacting patient care/service provision.

Financial Management

  • Prepare and be accountable for field payments, manage funds in the field, balance receipts.
  • Provide inputs to the Health Project Manager for the annual project cycle budget.

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

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years’ post-qualification professional experience in a relevant clinical field.
  • Knowledge of primary health care and management of tropical diseases.
  • Basic understanding of IECHC/iCCM.
  • Advanced ability in Microsoft Office (in particular with Word and Excel), internet, and e-mail.
  • Able to work independently. Problem solver; takes initiative.
  • Good planning, organisation and reporting skills. Coaching/teaching skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.
  • Able to cope with shared or basic living conditions, including in the rainy season.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
  • Willingness to support others and to share workload.

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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