Our Senior Management staff are critical to the leadership of
our work in our field programming...
and also in our head office and affiliate offices

Senior Management are normally responsible for:

  • Providing spiritual leadership to the team
  • Designing, developing and driving key strategies
  • Overseeing the overall implementation of the projects, ensuring objectives are met
  • Ensuring regular monitoring and evaluation, assessment of work
  • Ensuring complete and timely reporting of activities
  • Managing international and national teams, including recruitment and appraisals
  • Coordinating with other NGOs, local organisations and governments and authorities as well as institutional, corporate or private donors, and any other key stakeholders
  • Finding quick impact, as well as long term solutions
Hear about Senior Management profiles and stories...
Anna, one of our Senior Management staff shares about her work, challenges and more

Medair's day-to-day approach

  • Deal with frequent insecurity
  • Deal with tight deadlines and funding limits
  • Find motivation in changing circumstances
  • Work with international teams – using local staff guidelines
  • Provide training and supervision (on the job coaching)
  • Oversee data management, logistics, quality and standards
  • …and whatever needs to be done to ensure the projects are being done in the best way possible

Anne, country director, meeting with Medair nutrition staff in Leer County.

Senior Management profiles sought

in the field include:

regional representatives, country directors, deputy country directors,

programme support managers, project coordinators and sector advisors

regional managers, project support, logistics, finance, and HR managers amongst others.

in the head / affiliate offices include:

executive leadership team directors,

affiliate national directors, departmental managers, sector advisors,

head of country programmes, team leaders, specialists, senior officers

"The best thing is that we are able to meet people in the circumstances where they are. Medair doesn’t come with a very ambitious or selfish agenda, but exists to serve people with what they need the most." Edwin, Medair Country Director

During a field visit to Iraq, Medair CEO David Verboom spent time with national staff working to help people affected by long-term conflict.
During a field visit to Iraq, Medair CEO David Verboom spent time with national staff working to help people affected by long-term conflict.

Good to know

Relevant graduate degrees

  • University degree in a relevant subject such as Management / Development Studies / Business
    Administration or in a relevant technical subject.

Experience required

  • experience in managing people, budget, security and projects
  • experience in a humanitarian context
  • experiences in a true emergency or outbreak situations
  • experience in conflict management

We love to see candidates who have

  • a servant leaders’ heart – leading with humility and character
  • confidence and the ability to deal with donors and authorities – good at networking, good at speaking about the work that they do, negotiating

Other skills that support your application for a Senior Management role in Medair

  • writing skills – writing concise emails, reports, proposals (English or French)
  • negotiation skills – clearly explaining Medair’s mission and mandate in order to maintain access to affected populations
  • training and coaching skills – delivering training to build capacity, creating curricula or checklists for supervision
  • assessments skills – analysing a situation and deciding what the gaps are, what is needed
  • project management skills – overseeing project, budgets and teams well
  • team-building skills – fostering a team culture and uniting people behind a common goal

Senior Management - international vacancies

  1. To work with Medair in the field as an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) you can either apply for a specific Senior Management 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 often Senior Management vacancies at our International Head office, and occasionally in our affiliate offices.
  • For Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) vacancies, please check out the opportunities on this page.

 vacancies
D.R. Congo Communications, Fundraising & Media Field - International staff
Communications & Programme Funding Officer

Provide and facilitate relevant and timely information for Medair’s communication and fundraising activities. The Communications &...

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Bangladesh Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

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

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Afghanistan Senior Management Field - International staff
Country Director

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

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Afghanistan Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

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

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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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Syria Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of the operational aspects of implementation, including programme and support. The DCD...

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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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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Engagement Director

Medair is seeking a leader who can transform and improve the way we communicate and raise funds. We urgently need to mature our ability...

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

Manage, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), in close collaboration with the Health Project Manager and Health Manager...

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

Provide supervision and training to local staff to allow them to implement the programmes. The nutrition manager is also in charge of...

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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 Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
ERT – WASH Project Manager

Manage the Medair South Sudan Emergency Response Team’s WASH programme, ensure proposal objectives are met within the appropriate...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Finance & Grant Management Global Support Office staff
Financial Reporting & Treasury Manager

Manage the totality of country project / programme from 3 aspects: scope, time and cost via a tight collaboration with HCPs, country...

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

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health and nutrition project, with support from sector advisors. Develop lead...

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

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health, nutrition, and protection staff in Syria and to interact...

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Afghanistan 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, ...

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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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*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 Information Technology Services Field - International staff
Information Manager

Support Medair’s information management processes in the DRC. You will be called on to manage data for a variety of sectors, including...

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Kenya Human Resources Global Support Office staff
Learning and Talent Development Officer

As a member of Medair’s HR Specialist Team, which includes the Learning & Development and Talent Development functions, the Learning and...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – June 2020

Medair ROC course

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

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

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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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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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Afghanistan Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

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

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South Sudan 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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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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South Sudan Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Support many activities related to the programme, base and support. On a day-to-day basis the Programme Support Manager (PSM) carries out...

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South Sudan Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Be responsible for the daily support of Leer Project’s Juba-based staff and for the general support to Medair facilities in Leer. Ensure...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
Senior IT Security & Infrastructure Specialist

Hold two key skills sets, in ICT Infrastructure and in Cyber Security. Help drive Medair into the 21st century, and design and build a...

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

Support our Global Engagement Channel Team to create and maintain a strong online presence for our organisation. The role requires...

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Kenya Human Resources Field - International staff
Talent Development Advisor

As a key player in the HR Specialists Team, the Talent Development Advisor is responsible for shaping and implementing Medair’s Talent...

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

Play a vital role in community mobilisation as well as in the access to safe water and sanitation for the target population. This...

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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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