Health Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Janta Kenya

Job Description

Implement quality health services and contribute 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 local 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. Take a look at Medair’sHealth & Nutritionwork.


Field based position in Aweil, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work inSouth Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

June 2018. Full time, 24 months.

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 the assigned health team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
Ensure the assigned health team members receive appropriate supervision, coaching, mentoring and training in order to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge and understanding.

Financial Management

Work with the relevant field managers to plan and manage health budgets.

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.


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.


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