ERT Health Manager

ERT Health Manager


South Sudan

Work as part of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) to achieve the overall goal of reducing excess morbidity and mortality in South Sudan by delivering quality emergency health care in all ERT locations. The health manager will achieve this by participating in rapid health assessments and assisting in the project design and direct implementation of health interventions. These may include setting up and running health facilities, conducting vaccination campaigns, and outbreak response. Health managers provide supervision and training to local staff to capacity build them to implement the programmes. Other aspects of the role include data management and report writing, stock management, and coordination with other partners to monitor the overall health situation in the country. Health managers may be asked to provide cross cover for assessment and responses of our nutrition Emergency Response Team.

Project Overview:

Multi-sector emergency response programme including provision of emergency health, nutrition, wash, and NFI/Shelter services for vulnerable populations in South Sudan.

Key Activity Areas:

Health Management:

  • Carry out assessments to locations with newly identified emergency needs using standardized reporting tools to identify gaps and need for potential response;
  • Responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned health field interventions in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal and any applicable national and international guidelines and standards;
  • Provide both on-the-job and formal training for local staff in line with the appropriate international and South Sudan guidelines;
  • Ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of intervention implementation and quality;
  • 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. weekly, monthly, quarterly and final reports) as requested by field managers, HQ and donors.

Staff Management:

  • Assist the Project Manager to manage and oversee the assigned local health team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. The team may include certified health staff (e.g. medical assistants, nurses, midwives, community health workers) and support staff (e.g. cooks, cleaners, guards);
  • Act as team leader for relocatable staff team at field sites; responsible for day to day planning, regular communication with Project Manager, coordination of staff and reporting, ensuring quality of programming and security management;
  • 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.

Communication & Coordination:

  • Represent Medair at relevant local and national level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs.

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


  • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor). Diploma in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable;
  • Education/training/experience in humanitarian work;
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).


  • 2 years post-qualification nursing/medical professional experience;
  • Experience working in a health programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context;
  • Ability to manage project implementation and to work effectively in a wide variety of situations;
  • Able to develop relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and local authorities;
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels;
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills and excellent organisational skills.

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