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 Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Area Logistics Officer

Supports programs and the base by overseeing all logistics activities that are linked to the grant and/or geographical area. Concretely,...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
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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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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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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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
ERT – Emergency Health Manager – Ebola Response

Support the local health team to carry out safe and effective screening, isolation and referrals in Medair supported primary healthcare...

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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 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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Switzerland Global Support Office Finance & Grant Management Global Support Office staff
Finance Programmes Officer

Responsible for providing financial support to a Country Programme assigned to his/her care. Contribute to the development of Country...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Program / Project Management Global Support Office staff
Global Emergency Response Officer

The G-ERT Officer is available for immediate deployment for rapid response operations to provide leadership and management in the field,...

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Jordan Information Technology Services Field - International staff
Global Information Management – Project Manager

Line manage the Global Information Management (IM) team based in Jordan to oversee their contributions to Medair’s global Information...

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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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Switzerland Global Support Office Senior Management Global Support Office staff
Head of Country Programme (2 positions)

Manage, empower and support the Country Director(s) (CD) as well as the GSO country team; the Head of Country Programme (HCP) oversees...

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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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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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South Sudan 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, for...

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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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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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*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 Manager

Manage all in-country aspects of human resources for the programme with a particular focus on nationally recruited staff, on a day-to-day...

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South Sudan Information Technology Services Field - International staff
ICT Officer

Responsible for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of the country programme including Juba base and field locations.

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South Sudan Information Technology Services Field - International staff
Information Communication & Technology Manager

Lead information communication and technology and information management in South Sudan to provide efficient and cost effective systems....

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Internship
Internship – ICT Helpdesk

Ensure functionality of end user helpdesk within ICT team including tickets prioritization and resolution within requested timeframe....

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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 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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South Sudan Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Logistics Coordinator – Emergency Response Team

The Logistics Coordinator is involved in a wide variety of activities involving coordination, logistics (transport, warehousing, and...

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D.R. Congo Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Logistics Manager

Ensure an effective supply chain is in place at all times, and that standard logistics and related administrative systems are established...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Logistics & Supply Chain Global Support Office staff
Logistics Officer – Middle East Focus

Provide advice, support & coaching for the countries to manage of all program logistics; support the the countries logistics for the...

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Lebanon Program / Project Management Field - International staff
MEAL Project Manager

In supporting the provision of timely and appropriate health and shelter assistance for Syrian refugee and vulnerable Lebanese, the MEAL...

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

Medair ROC course

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

Provide short-term support to Medair Health Team, Renk to take the lead on improving the clinical quality of patient consultations in the...

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

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

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

Working as an important member of a diverse team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable with practical and compassionate...

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

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

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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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Iraq Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Program Funding Manager

Research new funding sources, prepare specific bids, proposals and reports for submission to institutional donors as well as donor...

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South Sudan Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager

Research new funding sources, prepare specific bids, proposals and reports for submission to institutional donors as well as donor...

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Afghanistan Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager

Provide strategic support and coordination for grant management of all Medair and partner projects. The PFM plays a key role in...

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Syria Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager, Communications Officer

Coordinate and facilitate the programme teams to prepare proposals, reports, and communications resources for submission to institutional...

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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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Jordan Senior Management Field - International staff
Programme Support Manager

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

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Afghanistan Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Programme Support Manager

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

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Madagascar Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Working as a senior manager of a diverse team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable with practical and compassionate...

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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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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 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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Iraq 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 Program / Project Management Global Support Office staff
Senior Global Emergency Response Officer

The Senior GERO is available for immediate deployment for rapid response operations to provide team leadership in the field with county...

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

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). This involves assessing WASH needs, designing projects, writing...

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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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United Kingdom Project Support Affiliate Office staff
Support Officer – Resources

Enable Medair’s life-saving work by supporting Medair UK’s finance & support activities in accordance with our values and quality...

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

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the WASH components of the country programme; to provide capacity building for national and...

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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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