13 Jun 2017

Health Project manager


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Job Description

Job Title: Health Project Manager
GRADE:  3 POST TYPE: National
Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:The project  manager will provide overall technical, managerial and coordination support

to the project teams implementing funded emergency response/developmental health projects in Adado district of Galgadud region- Central Somalia.  In collaboration with the Programme manager and Field coordinator the project manager will be budget holder for the grant and will manage it through the existing staff in each location. Key functions of the role will include technical joint planning of the intervention, oversight in implementation, monitoring of the intervention, consolidation of the donor reports and budget management. The project manager is also expected to promote and disseminate best practice, documenting  achievements  and  lessons  learned  from  project and carried out project implementation out in line with MoH policies/guidelines and SCI’s strategy, internal procedures and policies.Project manager  is  expected  to  be conversant in emergency programming with focus to health, nutrition. The role holder will closely work with other technical teams.


Reports to: Functionally Field Coordinator, Adado and Technically Health programme manager based in Mogadishu

Country Dimensions: Save the Children works in various locations within Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 48 million each year.

Key Working Relationships


Field Coordinator, Adado, – Direct Supervisor

Health Programme Manager, South Central – dotted line management

Health specialists (Somalia / Somaliland & Nairobi) – Technical support

Area Representative, South Central

SC M&E / Reporting focal points

SC Emergency Response team


Local Authorities and agencies at national level involved in Health work

Donors and donor representatives as assigned by the Field manager/Area representative.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  3 Officers (1 Health Project officer, 1 Nutrition project officer and 1 HMIS officer


Technical support to:

     Take overall responsibility and deliver in Project Implementation and Management ensuring Closely work relations with MOH

  • In collaboration with the Health Programme manager, be technically responsible for the implementation and further development of SCI supported primary health care including in static and outreach services and in line with EPHS (Essential Package of Health Services) in Adado district of Galgadud region.
  • In close collaboration with the relevant technical advisors, ensure to provide close technical support, ensuring quality of project implementation, ensuring cross-learning and documentation, sharing lessons  with  relevant  partners,  ensuring  compliance  with  thematic  plan  and  organizational standards, etc..
  • To lead in developing technical research protocols to support analysis of project achievements, constraints and findings.
  • To lead in the coordination and preparation of donor reports and, in liaison with the operations, awards and finance departments, to ensure that these are of high quality, reporting clearly on progress towards the outputs, and thus towards meeting the purpose, of the project as stated in the project proposals
  • Document achievements and learning of  the project on  a  quarterly basis and share with  the technical advisors and the humanitarian director for wider dissemination
  • Lead and/or participate in any final evaluation of the project that may be undertaken.
  • Work together with monitoring and learning manager to document programme learning, ensuring it is fed into organizational advocacy.

Organize joint quarterly program review to assess progress, challenges, lesson learn and cross learning. Keep and track the action plan tracker after the project review

     Facilitate the supervision of the project sites by the donor, member or country office technical and operations team.

  • Together with the PO’s responsible for encouraging community participation in health and nutrition activities to ensure the long term ownership and effectiveness of the programme.
  • Ensure that the medical supply stocks are sufficient and that drugs are stored and used correctly.
  • Work with district health facilities, community representatives and persons responsible for training health workers at different levels to ensure close links between health facilities and communities.
  • Be the lead in emergency preparedness and response planning including design of mitigation, response and recovery interventions.

Financial Management

  • Work with the PM in Review Budget vs. Actual on a monthly basis with project staff, awards and Finance Team.

·   Work with the project staff, logistics/finance staff to develop expenditure and procurement plans to guide implementation of approved grants. Support Field teams in implementation of these plans ensuring that donor rules and regulations are abided by.

     Review Budget vs. Actual on a monthly basis with project staff, awards and Finance Team.

     Provide recommendations and interventions to rectify any identified deviations that affect budget adherence with Health Programme manager and field coordinator

     Recommend grant and budget revisions in consultation with Health PM, Field coordinator, AR, and Grants Manager.

Coordination and Representation

     Ensure interactive programming with other sectors implemented by SCI or other partners to ensure complementarity and integration.

     Represent Save the Children at the relevant forums both at the field and in Nairobi

     Support the relevant technical specialists and the field operations as deemed necessary in respect to the coordination and presentation


Delivering Results (Accomplished)

  • Maintains a broad strategic perspective at the same time as an awareness of the detail of a situation
  • Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance
  • Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and a concern for cost effectiveness

Developing Self and Others (Accomplished)

  • Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others
  • Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)
  • Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them
  • Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

Problem Solving and Decision Making (Skilled)

·       Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

·       Knows when to involve others in a decision

·       Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making

·       Analyses and exercises judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance or knowledge of the full facts

·       Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions

Knows when to involve others in a decision

Working effectively with others (Accomplished)

·         Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes

·       Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviors that are not collaborative

·       Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with

·       Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

·       Knows when to follow and lend leadership to strengthen other leaders

·       Recognizes when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust

Innovating and Adapting (Accomplished)

·         Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working to drive improvements

·       Demonstrates flexibility in following processes and procedures, while remaining true to the organization’s values

·       Anticipates change and adapts their (and team’s) plans and priorities accordingly

·       Builds the confidence of others in their own ability to develop new ideas and embrace change

·       Generates learning for the organization and evidence for the impact and quality of our work




The post holder will be sensitive to the cultural and political environment of Somalia and will have the ability to plan and ensure the implementation of the project, and to manage resources effectively.


·       Bachelor’s graduate degree in Nursing, Public Health or medicine

·       Program management experience in humanitarian context with relevant qualification in public health or at least 2 years’ experience in similar role with substantial relevant experience in Health program management

·       Previous experience in coordinating, implementing and managing complex emergency and

Development project with INGO’s in developing countries and/or IDPs settings.

·       Experience in situation analysis, rapid need assessments and program implementation.

·       Ability to support and build capacity of staff through performance management

·       Excellent skills in monitoring implementation of integrated emergency programme activities.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·          Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and occasionally insecure circumstances.

·       Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred.

·       Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power point, Epi-Info/SPSS, Outlook and the internet.

·       Ability to multitask, work under pressure, exercise flexibility and adaptability to transition.

·       Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy


·         Knowledge of the region – south and central and experience in Galgadud region


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.


Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Declaration of commitment:

I …………… …………………………………………….understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Signature: ………………..                                                                     Date: ………………

Application procedures:

All interested candidate are encouraged to forward a CVs and a mandatory application letter to: Mogadishu.vacancies@savethechildren.org  with clear subject heading for the position. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The closing date is on:  19th  June 2017

Date:                                                                            Author SCI



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