Mobile Medical Unit Program Manager
About the Organization
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. For over 35 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. As we offer food, water, and temporary shelter, we meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives. Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow. We impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing, and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten. We provide first-class treatment in the Name of the Great Physician through our medical projects, as well as supplying mission hospitals with much needed equipment and supplies.
Mobile Medical Unit Program Manager
Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 11977
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2020
A day in the life of a Mobile Medical Unit Program Manager
At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer. We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well a special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word. We then join together to prayer for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. We get paid to start each day this way!
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The Mobile Medical Unit Program Manager (MMU PM) will be deployed as a field level Program Manager to oversee and coordinate the operation of the second Samaritan’s Purse MMU in South Sudan. The MMU PM will be expected to take the lead on multi-sectoral coordination, project planning, recruitment, and procurement at the field level.
The MMU PM will mentor and build the capacity of national health staff. The MMU PM holder will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the health program. This includes project monitoring and oversight of programmatic activities to ensure compliance with regulations set forth by the South Sudan Ministry of Health (MOH).
Samaritan’s Purse has been providing humanitarian services in South Sudan for over 20 years. Previously, SP managed the Lui Hospital in Maridi and is presently managing the Maban County Hospital in the Upper Nile State. Samaritan’s Purse has also been working in South Sudan to conduct health and emergency responses for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness and COVID-19, providing training and mentoring for healthcare workers. In recent months, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with the U.S. Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to establish an MMU in Mayom County, South Sudan. Samaritan’s Purse would like to continue to grow its medical and health capacity in South Sudan by establishing a second MMU in Mayendit.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide Christian leadership for the MMU. Ensure the observance of morning devotions and prayer at the beginning of every working day.
Clinical Leadership and Provision of Quality Primary Health Care:
- Provide overall programmatic and clinical management of the MMU under the guidance of the Health Technical Lead (HTL).
- Engage as a clinical professional where needed.
- Manage the overall budget for the MMU program.
- Ensure proper financial reporting and target achievements to donors.
- Coordinate program development tasks with the HTL and respective Area Coordinator.
- Write new project proposals as directed by the Area Coordinator.
- Liaise and coordinate with government representatives, the State Ministry of Health, other international and local NGOs, donors and partners.
- Closely monitor program objectives and indicators to ensure that they are achieved and reported on, including data for UNHCR and other national databases.
Qualifications & Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
- Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences.
- Strong skills in analytical and strategic thinking.
- Good quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
- Good communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
- Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.
- Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
- Flexibility, adaptability, and patience.
- Excellent personnel skills to enable motivation, encouragement and effective participation from all MMU staff.
- Working knowledge and adherence to MoH or WHO guidelines for healthcare management in South Sudan is an advantage.
- Awareness of complex gender issues in the field.
- Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Practical experience working in a professional health field.
- Proven experience managing health programs.
- Prior experience working with international humanitarian organizations and/or UN agencies operating in complex emergency contexts.
- Experience conducting assessments and working in program development (grant/proposal writing).
- Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical reports and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups and other humanitarian actors. Arabic language skills preferred, but not required.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 25 kg. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The staff member may be require to travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, as well as hot and humid weather conditions. The staff member must also be willing to live and work in a resource poor location. Staff may be required to stay in rural locations overnight on occasion.
Job Location: Mayendit, Southern Liech State, South Sudan
Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-time
Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied
Language Requirement: English
Travel Expectations: Occasional travel should be expected
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
- Disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- Retirement savings plan (after 1yr)
- 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
- 12 vacation days per year
- Annual home leave
Note: The job may pre-emptively close depending on the availability of the job position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.