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.

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