Health Manager , Iraq

Employer: Medair
Location: Dohuk, Iraq
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016
Starting: ASAP

Project Overview

In response to the ongoing crisis in Iraq, Medair’s programme is delivering emergency assistance to Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan region of Iraq. We have projects in the sectors of Health, WASH, Shelter and NFI Assistance.

Initial Contract Details

Full time, contract of 12 months

Key Activity Areas
Health Management
Responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned health project(s) in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal and any applicable national and international guidelines and standards.
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 to the relevant field managers.
Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports as requested by field managers, HQ and donors.
Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and /or donor proposals as requested by field managers.

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, other health staff and support staff.
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, construct and manage health budgets for the assigned health project(s).

Communication and Coordination
Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive 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 involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs.

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.

Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor), or Public Health degree
Certificate / diploma in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable

Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies
2 year post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience
Management experience in a health context desirable
Experience working in a health programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context desirable
Competent with statistical database such as EPI Info, SPSS or STATA desirable
Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols desirable
Ability and willingness to manage project implementation
Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building
Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels

Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field
Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience
Committed Christians; commitment to the Medair values
Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes
Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, external contacts
Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions
Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit

A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments
Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food allowance)
Annual leave; Death and disability allowance
Contribution matching programme for retirement savings (for experienced relief workers)
Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing

Working Conditions
This is a field position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

Medair organisational values

Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions)

Then to apply, go to then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.