Health Manager

International Rescue Committee - IRC

Posted 1 week ago

Job Features

Job CategoryHealth Care(Bio/Lab/Hospital/hygiene/Veterinary)
Job LevelManagerial Level(10+)
DeadlineApr 18 2021

Job Description

Scope/Job purpose:

The Health Manager, in collaboration with the Senior consortium project manager, will be responsible for coordinating EU Trust fund project that IRC is implementing in the region. The position involves technical, grant and budget management, monitoring, and evaluation. He/ She will be responsible for the four woredas EUTF project coordination, implementation, and supervision of the project staff. Externally it needs communication, coordination, and representation with host government at Regional, Zonal and Woreda health structures and partners. Participate on TWG meetings and coordination at regional level. The health manager reports to the senior consortium project manager.

Major/key Responsibilities:


  • Plan the various stages of project implementation & prioritize and organize activities and resources to achieve project objectives.
  • Support the goals and objectives of the EUTF project by working with other team members and stakeholders to develop and implement work plans that strengthen projects in the IRC intervention areas.
  • Follow up that the project is correctly implemented and is in high quality and is based on standard protocol and best practices.
  • Ensure that the capacity of targeted health office, health facilities and health service providers in IRC targets of Gambella regional state is built.
  • Work closely with regional health bureau, zonal health department and woreda health offices for implementing the project activities.
  • Provide technical support for the IRC health officers, and government health service providers in the project areas.
  • Identify gaps in terms of quality service provision and design intervention and develop action plans to manage activities and improve quality of service (e.g., gaps in medical equipment, supplies, drugs, human power, training etc.)
  • Monitor quality standards through monitoring and conducting supervision of clinical services and sites (e.g., Ambulance utilization, referral system, client satisfaction, client records, provider-client interaction, management of stock, record-keeping, adequate infrastructure, functioning equipment)
  • Conduct/facilitate workshops, trainings, and presentations on EUTF activities and other health related issues for Ambulance drivers and health facility workers.
  • Support the Senior consortium project manager in coordinating and communicating with partners working in the region and track their activities and inputs to assist in interpreting project results.
  • Together with Senior consortium project manager and MEAL officer, routinely collect, compile, and organize data from monitoring and supervision activities and translate data into graphics, presentations and reports that can be used by project staff and shared with RHB, Zone Health Department and other partners.
  • Assure adherence to IRC’s standards for program management and technical quality.
  • Participate in technical meetings, team meetings and periodic team building exercises.
  • Make sure that the project is implemented according to the project outline and in accordance with donor and government compliance.

Grant Management

Responsible for monitoring and appropriately spending the budget, monitoring spending plans and budget variance statements for the grant.

Ensuring proper and smooth budget management with periodic development and monitoring of procurement plan, spending plan and burn rate monitoring.

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Monitor and evaluate the activities of the health officers who are based at the woredas.
  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of the program are met.
  • Maintain data and provide monthly activity reports to Senior consortium manager, and MEAL manager for input into the database at Gambella field office.
  • Provide periodic input into Gambella field office and Addis data base and ensure proper follow up.

Human Resource Management

  • Manage and oversee health officers.
  • Build capacity of staff under direct supervision based on the identified gaps.
  • Undertake timely performance objectives setting, regular reviews, supervision, feedback sessions, and evaluation of all staff under his/her supervision.

Other Duties

  • Any other relevant activities or duties as considered by Senior consortium project manager and management.

Job Requirement

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in clinical or public health with a minimum of five-years practical experience, of which three years with an international NGO. 
  • A relevant post graduate degree with four years’ experience.
  • Experience in supervisory skill and training organization and facilitation in health projects.
  • Excellent management and coordination skills (project management, multisectoral coordination, multicultural technical teams, etc.).
  • Professional expertise on operational planning and strategy.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills, data analysis and evaluation.
  • Have excellent written and oral communications skills and have advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures.
  • Have strong communication; networking and representation skills and capacity to collaborate with government officials and lead dialogue and negotiation (Problem solving skills).
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and developing creative, innovative, and cutting-edge solutions for existing program challenges.
  • Fluent (written and spoken) in English. 

How to Apply

How to apply:

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website: 



Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

·         Name of the position you have applied for

·         Date of application

·         Summary of  your qualifications and experience

·         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

·         Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address

·         Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)? If answer is “yes”, give the following information:  YES          NO



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IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

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