South Sudan: South Sudan – A Medical Coordinator

Organization: Première Urgence Internationale
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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Humanitarian situation and needs

In the Republic of South Sudan (SSD), more than 2 years of armed conflict have shattered the lives of millions of people. 2014 and 2015 have been years of continued instability due to unresolved border issues (between Sudan and South Sudan) and more importantly due to the civil war between SPLM/A forces loyal to President S. Kiir and SPLA-IO loyal to the rebel leader R. Machar, former vice-president. As of beginning of 2015; at least six out of 10 states are affected by armed violence, 1.66 million people have been displaced within the country, more than 640.000 refugees have fled out of the country, 3.9 million people are severely food insecure. Among IDPs, about 180.000 people have found refuge in UNMIS PoCs. All this needs to be considered in a very young country within which virtually the entire population has experienced forced displacement at least 1 time and hence where resilience is massively jeopardized.

Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG) and Warrap states (where PUI is respectively operating since Feb. 2015 and planning to start operating in spring 2016) have been and still are largely neglected by humanitarian assistance because of their peripheral situation with regards to the armed conflict. However, a deterioration of the humanitarian context is to be noted and new displacements are still an option for the coming months.

Our action in the field

PUI has been operating in SSD since February 2015 and intends to extend the coverage of its current intervention. Addressing urgent needs of the most vulnerable in the targeted areas is planned through the following strategic objectives:

  • Improvement of the access to health care services
  • Reduction of the risks associated with food insecurity and undernutrition

Other strategic objectives will be considered in 2016 and will be used to define complementary pulti-sector needs assessemnts in the area where PUI is already operational but might also cover new counties/states depending on the evolution of the political/security situation. The sectors PUI would like to investigate are the following: Shelter & NFIs, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Rehabilitation & Construction and Economic Recovery.

In 2015 PUI has implemented the following projects in the county of Aweil North (NBeG State):

  • Access to Primary Health Care services:

A Primary Health Care Centre has been fully operational in Malual Centre Payam and associated to outreach and community based activities in an area where host community is massively vulnerable and where movements are stil recorded. The targeted area is virtually free from other type of humanitarian intervention. This project is funded by ECHO DG, will be extended in time in 2016 and shall be scaled-up in 2016 by the operating of a second PHCC in West Gogrial county (Warrap State).

  • Food Security and Nutrition:

Food distributions have targeted about 600 IDP households in Aweil North County as well as the families of patients discharged after having been treated for Acute Sever Undernutrition in the PHCC. This project has been supported by CIAA in 2015 and has also allowed distributing daily food parcels to patients and care-takers at the PHCC level. This project is supposed to be extended in 2016.

The financial volume of operation in 2016 should be superior to the volume of 2015 thanks to the scaling up of operations in Warrap county.

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As part of our activities in South Sudan, we are looking for a Medical Coordinator.

The Medical Coordinator is responsible for the success of the mission’s health strategy and the quality of current and future health programmes at the definition, implementation and evaluation phases. He/She provides support to programme managers who report to him on the basis of a dotted-line relationship.

In addition to the health programs, the Medical Coordinator will also be requested to support the implementation of the food security and livelihoods (FSL) small scale activities in order to have a coherent integrated multi-sector approach.

  • Strategy: Working alongside the Head of Mission and cooperating closely with the STC, he/she contributes to the development of the integrated/multi sector approach mission’ strategy. He/She carries out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health.
  • Programmes: He/She ensures that health programme(s) are in line with PUI’s technical policies and monitors them for quality and efficacy.
  • Representation: He/She represents the association to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing health
  • Human Resources / Training: He/She supervises the medical and FSL coordination team (PUI employees), provides support to programme managers for recruiting technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the basis of identified needs.
  • Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
  • Safety: He/She contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission. He/She ensures healthcare is provided for expatriate staff involved in the mission.

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Training and Experiences


Medical training

OR Paramedic training + Public health

Medical internship

Professional Experiences:



Technical – Previous experience in running multi-sector programs

Knowledge and Skills:

Good written communication skills

Knowledge of project management

Knowledge of multi-sector programming


Pack Office

Other (please sepcify)


English is mandatory

French and / or other languages are a plus

Proposed Terms

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months

Starting Date : 1st September 2016

Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing in collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)

Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

To know more about our job offer, look at the complet job description on our website!

How to apply:

Please, send your application (Resume and Cover letter) to Emmanuelle Gracia, Chargée de Ressources Humaines Expatriées at with the following subject : «MedCo-SouthSudan».

South Sudan: Medical Manager – Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Organization: Medair
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

Improve the overall health situation of the target population. This involves providing technical support as well as direct implementation of quality medical services within the health and nutrition interventions and contributing 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: emergency preparedness, project implementation, capacity building of health and nutrition staff through appropriate supervision, training and technical support; contributing to monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project progress.

Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.

Project Overview

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


Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.


Based in Juba, South Sudan with minimum 50% in field locations. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan**.**

Starting Date

As soon as possible

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum contract 12-24 months

Key Activity Areas

Medical Oversight in Health and Nutrition ERT Projects

  • Provide guidance in the medical management of patient care, training support and capacity building for Health and Nutrition managers to ensure quality response to disease outbreaks, emergency health services and malnutrition.
  • Ensure ERT Health and Nutrition managers are following policies, guidelines and protocols for the medical management of ERT health and nutrition assessments and interventions in consultation with advisors, other field managers and in line with relevant government, Sphere and WHO guidelines.
  • Ensure Behaviour Change Communication activities are implemented as part of the health and nutrition emergency interventions.
  • Lead the team in emergency preparedness for outbreak disease and other emergency health response.

Health and Nutrition Management

  • Implement, manage and supervise the assigned health and nutrition 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 training for Medair ERT health and nutrition staff and for local staff on case management in line with applicable national and international guidelines and standards. Carry out assessments to locations with newly identified emergency needs and gaps.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Input into the development of the country strategy, new projects and/or donor proposals.
  • Participate in the process of selecting health and nutrition locations for emergency interventions, aiming to have multi-sector interventions (WASH and NFI).

Staff Management

  • Line manage the ERT Health Managers including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. Ensure good coordination and organisation within health and nutrition team but also with ERT WASH and NFI teams when required.

Financial Management

  • Work with the Project Manager to plan, construct and manage health budgets for the field location(s).

Communication and Coordination

  • Maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures.
  • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs referring to ERT HPM when decisions are falling outside of scope of responsibilities.


  • Assist the ERT HPM to ensure correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary medicines, supplies and medical equipment for the field locations.

Quality Management

  • Implement, as far as is possible within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines and other good practice.

Field – Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Live, work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.
  • Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.


  • Clinical degree or diploma: Doctor
  • Certificate / diploma in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable


  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification medical professional experience
  • Experience working in a health programme in a developing country, pref. in a humanitarian context
  • 1 year management experience in a health context desirable
  • Clinical skills within a Primary Health Care setting
  • Ability and willingness to manage health and nutrition project implementation
  • Good report writing skills; Problem solving ability
  • Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership
  • Able to work effectively in a wide variety of situations
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers)
  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers)


  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise
  • Overseas intercultural experience


  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts


  • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes

Personal qualities

  • 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


  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Final selection

  • All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

Benefits Package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to 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)
  • Annual leave
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing
  • Disability insurance

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month
  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)

  • USD 300 per month
  • As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits

Working Conditions

  • Working and living conditions may be very different to those previously experienced.

How to apply:

Application Process

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

a) Medair organisational values.

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

Then to apply, go to then:

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

d) 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.