Role Overview

Improve the overall health situation of the target population. This involves implementing quality health services and contributing to the achievement of proposal objectives within the planned timescale and budget, for the areas of responsibility within the health project. Important parts of the role include: building the capacity of the health team by providing appropriate and relevant supervision, training and technical support; contributing to monitoring and reporting on project progress; and liaising with community leaders and health officials as requested.

Project Overview

A multi-sector programme focused on meeting the nutritional needs of vulnerable women and children in Aweil County through provision of community based nutrition services with complementary Health, WASH and BCC activities.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Aweil, South Sudan.

Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 12.

Key Activity Areas

Health Management

  • Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned health project in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal and any applicable national and international guidelines and standards.
  • Conduct regular field trips to clinics and other health facilities for support and supervision.
  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project objectives and to ensure the quality of the programme, with reports being made.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in the project.
  • Oversee the process of data collection, collation and dissemination to meet the requirements and deadlines set by Medair and/or external partners.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports (e.g. monthly, quarterly and final reports) as requested by field managers, HQ and donors.
  • Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals.

 

Staff Management

  • Manage and oversee the assigned health team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. The health team may include certified health staff (e.g. medical assistants, nurses, midwives, and health workers), other health staff (e.g. traditional birth attendants, health and hygiene promoters, vaccinators) and support staff (e.g. cooks, cleaners, guards).
  • Facilitate regular team meetings with the assigned health team, reviewing team and individual objectives, ensuring team members are kept informed of issues relevant to their work.
  • Ensure the assigned health team members receive relevant and appropriate supervision, coaching, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding. This may be through on-the-job training and taught sessions.
  • Promote the health and security of the health team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.

 

Financial Management

  • Work with the relevant field managers to plan and manage health budgets.
  • Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the assigned health team, ensuring all required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner.

 

Communication and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate communication structures with the assigned health team, Medair in-country health managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings.

 

Logistics

  • Manage the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are stored and distributed correctly

 

Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair intranet and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed.
  • Implement relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines and other good practice.
  • Participate as requested in Medair internal workshops and distance learning sessions to keep up with changing trends, new guidelines and best practices.

 

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor), or Public Health degree.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

  Everyone who works as an Internationally Recruited Staff in one of our field programmes must first successfully complete the Medair ROC. Read more for information, dates and related costs.

Experience

  • 2 years’ post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, and other agencies.
  • Excellent organisational skills. Good report writing skills. Good communicator. Problem solving ability.
  • Able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritise, enforce procedures, set clear objectives and delegate.
  • Willingness to support others and to share workload.