As one of the core sectors within Medair, our Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial area is critical to our field programming...

Medair seeks to prevent or reduce as rapidly as possible the increased illness and death associated with emergencies.

Health and Nutrition emergencies that Medair responds to include:

  • Population Displacements and population returns.
  • Disease outbreaks.
  • Emergency levels of malnutrition.
Hear about Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial profiles and stories...
Lois, one of our Health Advisors shares about her work, challenges and more

How does Medair respond in our health, nutrition and psychosocial programming in the field?

  • Medair has a focus on primary healthcare provision, both facility and community based, and community health through the promotion of healthy behaviours.
  • Medair’s primary healthcare service delivery, alongside health systems strengthening, includes:
    • Outpatient curative consultations with a focus on children under 5.
    • Reproductive Health – antenatal care, skilled delivery, postnatal care, family planning, treatment of survivors of sexual and gender based violence.
    • Routine preventive vaccinations for children and pregnant women.
    • Screening for malnutrition.
    • Surveillance for disease outbreaks.
    • Provision of drugs, supplies, and equipment.
  • Medair implements Community Management of Malnutrition (CMAM) programmes in response to nutritional emergencies.
  • Outbreak responses may include: case management, surveillance, contact tracing, vaccination, lab testing/sample collection, case finding (active/passive), community mobilisation, teaching and training and co-ordination.
  • Community health is vital and public health priorities for communities are identified and key messages shared through facilities, home visits or the Care Group Model where possible.
  • Medair seeks to integrate PSS through our health and nutrition programmes as well as having group Psychosocial (PSS) programmes.

Medair's day-to-day approach

  • Implement evidence based health and nutrition interventions to save lives by responding to identified prioritised health, nutrition and PSS needs.
  • Work in local clinics with local health workers using national  guidelines wherever possible to provide people with access to quality primary healthcare.
  • Provide health, nutrition and PSS training and supervision to all relevant staff.
  • Oversee data management, logistics, human resources and finance whatever needs to be done to ensure the patients get access to quality health, nutrition and PSS services.

Hanadi, a community midwife, and Heidi, the regional Health Advisor for Jordan and Lebanon, discuss patient referrals  in an informal tented settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial profiles sought

Health

Medical Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant, Clinical Officer, Midwife.

Nutrition

Nutritionist, Health Technical with Nutrition experience.

Psychosocial

Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker.
Art Therapist and Drama Therapist (maybe depending on training and experience).

"As a Health Manager I will go to the field and set up a programme, it’s supporting a health facility that is already existing, or it is setting up a health facility from scratch to treat patients who are displaced from their homes or are living in areas where there’s a disease outbreak." Emma, Medair ERT Health Manager in South Sudan.

Emma, at work in South Sudan

Good to know

Relevant graduate degrees

  • Master’s of Public Health, Master’s in International Health.
  • Master’s Reproductive Health or Sexual and Reproductive Health.
  • International Child Health.
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine.

Clinical experience required

  • Experience in primary healthcare provision or reproductive healthcare provision, especially across cultures or in challenging circumstances.
  • Experience in healthcare provision in a low income/developing  country , especially primary healthcare.

We love to see candidates who have

  • Used or trained people in these protocols: IMCI, IMNCI, CMAM (Nutrition), MISP, mhGAP.
  • Performed training, supervision or coaching.
  • Work experience in a disease outbreak of any kind.
  • Previous experience in health or nutrition emergency response.
  • Experience in public health assessments of a community or an emergency.

Non-technical skills that support your application for a role in Medair

  • Coordination – leading teams, networking, negotiating.
  • Communication – both verbal and written.
  • Training and coaching.
  • Project management.
  • People management – leading teams, managing conflict, motivating others.
  • Data management – gathering, reviewing and analysing data.

Health, Nutrition and Psychosocial - international vacancies

  1. To work with Medair in the field as an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) you can either apply for a specific Health, Nutrition and Psychosocial vacancy below, or
  2. If you can’t find an international field role that matches your profile, you should consider applying directly for a Medair ROC.
  • For successful international field candidates, both of the above application paths will require participation on the Medair ROC. Roles that require attendance at the ROC are indicated by this icon . For more information about the ROC, click here.
  • There are occasionally Health, Nutrition and Psychosocial vacancies at our International Headquarters.
  • For Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) vacancies, please check out the opportunities on this page.

Health, Nutrition and Psychosocial vacancy below, or for a Medair ROC.

 vacancies
D.R. Congo Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Area Logistics Officer

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Audit Team Officer

Check the quality and compliance of our finance records and review certain of our procedures. They will identify this with the help of...

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South Sudan Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
Consultant – Nutrition Causal Analysis in Renk County

Gain a sound understanding of the causes of acute malnutrition among the children 6-59 months old and the pregnant and lactating women in...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

Oversee all programme and support activities in-country. Represent Medair in all issues relating to the country programme, the Country...

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Syria Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

Oversee all programme and support activities in-country. Represent Medair in all issues relating to the country programme, the Country...

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South Sudan Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

Oversee all programme and support activities in-country. Represent Medair in all issues relating to the country programme, the Country...

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Cyber Security Engineer

The purpose of the Cyber Security Engineer role is to monitor security systems, analyse data/logs and detect security incidents. Further,...

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Iraq Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Manage the development and implementation of the support functions to facilitate the implementation of the country programme strategy. ...

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South Sudan Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Manage all aspects of the implementation and development of the programme and support functions to facilitate the implementation of the...

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South Sudan Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Deputy Logistics Manager

Support the provision of logistical support to the programme and oversees all the logistical improvements functions in the country...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Deputy Medical Advisor

Support the Medical Advisor and to speed up proposals, having reviewed and updated SOPs, log frames, budgets and so on for the sector.

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D.R. Congo Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Ebola Response Coordination Liaison Officer

Support the Medair emergency response team to more efficiently and effectively coordinate with the various stakeholders, but most...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Emergency Response – Ebola Technical Coordinator

Lead, monitor and evaluate Medair’s Ebola response in DRC, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the...

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
Emergency Response WASH Coordinator

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned Ebola WASH projects, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
ERT – Health Manager

Work as part of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) to achieve the overall goal of reducing excess morbidity and mortality in South Sudan...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
ERT – Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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South Sudan Program / Project Management Field - International staff
ERT – Non Food Items Manager

Manage ERT NFI (non-food items) and emergency shelter assessments, distributions and related processes; while contributing to the overall...

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South Sudan Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
ERT WASH Manager

Provide leadership for Emergency Response Team (ERT) field sites and staff, including planning and conducting WASH assessments and...

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Lebanon Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Finance Manager

Oversee the financial activities and financial reporting for the programme. Responsibility for the accounting functions required to...

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D.R. Congo Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Grants Manager

Following the growth of the country programme, there is high need for some meta-analyses and extra financial support-in country. Hence...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health staff. Responsible to develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the...

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Iraq Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the health field teams and to other multi-sector staff across different project sites as...

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Somalia Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health and Nutrition Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health and nutrition staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the...

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Lebanon Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
Health and Nutrition Knowledge, Practices and Coverage Survey 2019

The purpose of the consultancy is two-fold: Part 1 is to analyze and report on the data collected from the household survey (see...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Manager

Manage, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), in close collaboration with the Health PM, effectively managing and...

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Iraq Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Manager

Implement quality health services and contribute to the achievement of proposal objectives within the planned timescale and budget. Build...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Manager

Improve the overall health situation of the target population. This involves implementing quality health services and contributing to the...

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Iraq Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s). This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project. This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line...

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*All Field Locations Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager, Generic

Manage the health project in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget laid down in the current proposal and meet Medair quality...

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D.R. Congo Human Resources Field - International staff
Human Resources Officer

Support many of the HR activities of the programme with a particular focus on nationally recruited staff. On a day-to-day basis the HR...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Human Resources Global Support Office staff
Human Resources Partner

Provide strategic and operational support to managers and employees during the Employee Life Cycle from joining to leaving Medair....

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Switzerland Global Support Office Human Resources Global Support Office staff
Human Resources Process Expert

Create an overview of the HR processes and procedures, standardise, simplify and implement. This is done in parallel with the...

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Germany Communications, Fundraising & Media Internship
Internship – Marketing & Relationships – Generic

For our office in Cologne, we propose a 3 month internship with a focus on Marketing & Communication.

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
IT Project Manager

Implement IT projects that will improve Medair’s ability to implement our strategy and carry out our mission. The ITS PM will be a...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Lead Major Donor Engagement

In collaboration with the Swiss German Office team, develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and...

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Iraq Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Logistics Manager

Oversee the provision of the logistical support for the programme. Is responsible for ensuring an effective supply chain is in place at...

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*All Field Locations Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – March 2020

Medair ROC course

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*All Field Locations Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – December 2019

Medair ROC course

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Manager

Assist and supervise the direct implementation of CMAM nutrition programming which includes screening, clinical management of...

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*All Field Locations Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Manager, Generic

Assist and supervise the direct implementation of nutrition programme, which includes screening, clinical management of severe and...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Philanthropy Officer

Develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and increasing visibility, in collaboration with the Swiss...

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South Sudan Senior Management Field - International staff
Programme Support Manager

The Programme Support Manager (PRSM) is key to the efficient and effective running of the country programme. This roving, varied and...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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Iraq Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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Syria Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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Lebanon Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Zahle programme and oversight of Medair projects and activities. The PC collaborates...

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D.R. Congo Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Coordinate and manage the main support functions including general administration, base management, finance, human resources, logistics...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
Salesforce Analyst

Develop Salesforce as a platform (CRM and marketing automation) for the Engagement and Global Comms Departments. In collaboration with...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Global Support Office staff
Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor

Offer strategic and technical advice to headquarters and the field, as well as training and coaching to Medair field health and nutrition...

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Senior Information & Communication Technology Specialist

Provide strategic direction for Medair’s future infrastructure needs. The role leads the implementation of infrastructure projects, and...

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South Sudan Monitoring & Evaluation Field - International staff
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Work to ensure that monitoring, evaluation and learning systems are consistently integrated and implemented throughout Medair’s programme...

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Iraq Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to field management and shelter staff. On a day-to-day basis this involves developing, leading,...

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Lebanon Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter and Distribution Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned shelter and distribution projects. The Shelter and Distribution Project Manager will...

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*All Field Locations Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter Project Manager, Generic

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned shelter project(s), assessing shelter needs, designing projects, writing proposals,...

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South Sudan Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH & BCC Coordinator

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) projects. Assess WASH & BCC needs, design...

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Afghanistan Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to management and project staff, delivers training and ensures quality programming. On a day-to-day...

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH and Infrastructure Project Manager

Manage the assigned WASH and infrastructure project(s) in line with the objectives, budget and timeframe laid down in the proposal(s)....

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and...

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*All Field Locations Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Project Manager, Generic

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and...

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