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Program Manager – Health

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Activation Date: 31 May, 2021   Announced Date: 31 May, 2021   Expire Date: 12 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per NTA salary scale
Vacancy Number: JUH 0056
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul with travel to JUH project locations
Organization: The Johanniter
Years of Experience: At least 5 years of relevant work experience
Contract Duration: 1 Year – Extendable
Gender: Male
Education: Medical degree and Masters in Public Health
Close date: 12 Jun, 2021

About The Johanniter:

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V is a German non-governmental organisation dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting mostly health projects worldwide. Johanniter is operational in Afghanistan since 2002 providing health services to IDPs, returnees and host communities

Job Description:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design, plan and coordinate all projects in the course of humanitarian aid and development cooperation in line with beneficiary needs, national policies as well as Johanniter and donor programme objectives and international standards;
  • Supervise and ensure the effective and efficient implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all project activities through the implementing partners, ensuring the integration with all relevant clusters and sec-tors;
  • Review country context and situation, identify and analyse gaps, carry out needs assessments, draft new project concepts in coordination with the team members;
  • Represent the organization towards government authorities, local authorities, Clusters/task forces and other organizations concerning the development and implementation of the programme;
  • Conduct need assessments and support the Senior Program Manager in the development of new project proposals;
  • Support field teams of the  implementing partners in ensuring project activities are implemented as planned and desired goals are achieved
  • Provide technical guidance and training to implementing partners related to public health
  • Work within the local infrastructure to ensure the programme is sustainable and, if appropriate, that operations are effectively handed over to local partners;
  • Control and monitor finances of the projects, in cooperation with the Finance Officer review the monthly financial reports of the partners and ensure proper and adequate resource management of the projects (budget, HR, equipment etc.);
  • Supervise medical supply chain in cooperation with project partners and Logistics
  • Frequent travel to project sites for monitoring of project activities, ensure quality standards (including medical) are respected and identify points of improvement for follow-up in a participatory manner with the team;
  • Assist the efforts of strengthening team contribution and commitment toward achieving the goals of the organization;
  • In collaboration with the expatriate Administrator and logistician ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical procedures and systems are in place at field level maintained and adhered to so that all support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently;
  • Monitor appropriate field documentation of projects for transparency and possible donor audits
  • Monitor and support positive team communications & dynamics in the field
  • Monitor staff welfare in the project sites and ensure appropriate steps are taken to improve working conditions where necessary
  • Other tasks as requested by the supervisor and Head of Mission.

Job Requirements:

  • Medical degree and Masters in Public Health with relevant working experience in humanitarian aid and development programmes
  • At least 5 years of professional experience implementing public health (including WASH and  nutrition) programmes for international NGOs;
  • At least 5 years of hands-on and direct experience in project management, coordination and managing project accounts for donors like UN, ECHO, DFID, BMZ/GFO etc
  • Experience in working with local health and nutrition authorities; first-hand experience working in the health, nutrition and WASH sectors, including health systems strengthening;
  • Experience in networking with Government and NGOs;
  • Experience in working in insecure complex emergency settings;
  • Experience in conducting medical assessments and evaluations;
  • Experience in carrying out trainings and capacity building of staff and partners;
  • Experience in writing reports in English and Local Languages
  • Good knowledge of international standards and tools in humanitarian and development aid;

Submission Guideline:

Applications for this position (including a cover letter and updted CV) should be sent to:  [email protected] on or before 12 June 2021

Please indicate “Program Manager – Health JUH 0056” in the subject line of your email.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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