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OVERALL PURPOSE

Working as an important member of a team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable populations with practical and compassionate care, the Health Manager has a vital role to play in improving the overall health situation of the target population. The Health Manager is responsible to implement quality Primary Health Care services through Mobile Health and Nutrition teams and contributing to the effective management of the assigned health and nutrition project in line with the objectives, budget, and time frame laid down in the proposals. This includes managing staff, being responsible for health data collection and reporting, coordination on the ground, and support of the day-to-day management of the MHNTs and community health activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Health Management

  • Share the responsibility for the planning, 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
  • Ensure activities are implemented in line with applicable national and international guidelines
  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation activities (data collection, collation and dissemination) are conducted against project objectives, and reports submitted to the relevant field managers to meet the requirements and deadlines set by Medair and/or external partners
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project
  • Provide input into new health project proposals

Staff Management

  • Manage and oversee assigned staff in the MHNT including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, disciplinary action, etc. according to Medair guidelines.
  • Facilitate regular team meetings with the assigned MHNT and community health staff and volunteers, reviewing team and individual objectives, ensuring team members are kept informed of issues relevant to their work and providing an opportunity for feedback
  • Ensure the assigned staff in the MHNT 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 and may also involve health related trainings and supervision of community health workers volunteers, MHNT and other staff in health facilities
  • Promote the health and security of the team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace, including implementation of required COVID-19 IPC measures.

Financial Management

  • Under guidance of Health and Nutrition Project manager, contribute to the planning, construction and management of health budgets for the assigned projects.
  • Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the assigned projects, ensuring all required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner

Communication and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health team, Health & Nutrition Project Manager, Project Coordinator and Health & Nutrition Advisor, Health and Nutrition Technical Manager and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs)
  • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs

Logistics

  • Manage the correct and timely tracking of all required medicines, supplies and equipment for the MHNT and community health activities
  • Ensure minimum stocks are maintained, medicine and medicine supplies are stored according to Medair stock management guidelines, and distributed in accordance with standard treatment guidelines, including IMNCI and national BPHS treatment guidelines. Under guidance of HNPM, liaise with DoPH to ensure appropriate disposal of expired medication and clinical waste management.

Quality Management

  • Implement, as far as is possible within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including MoPH and BPHS standards and guidelines, national requirements and donor guidelines
  • Participate in Medair internal workshops and distance learning sessions to keep up with changing trends, new guidelines and best practices
Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Vocational Qualification

Higher level qualification, preferably in Medicine, Public Health, PhD or in other relevant field such as Nursing/Midwifery/Paramedics/ community-based training

  • Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field

  • Languages

Fluent in Pashtoo and Dari

Fluent in written & spoken English

  • IT

Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward their     https://form.123formbuilder.com/5325309/form 

by not later than 22nd July 2021

For technical questions only, please message jobs-khr@medair.org

“Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staffs are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices”

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