Latest Career Opportunities for Health Project Manager – Almanach – Nigeria (Yola)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


Job Title: Health Project Manager

Role Description

The Project Manager will oversee, guide and steer all project activities and monitor closely the progress towards the agreed outcomes. S/he will be in close contact with the ICRC delegations in Yola and Abuja. S/he further constitute the main interface between the project in Adamawa and the primary care department in Geneva, as well as Swiss TPH

The HPM establishes plans of actions, mobilizes the necessary human and material resources. The HPM monitors and reports on achievements and when necessary, takes all corrective measures to ensure proper objectives’ implementation

The HPM reports to the Country Health Coordinator, with the support of Geneva Health Unit/Swiss TPH

Main responsibilities
Manage and oversees the ALMANACH scaling up project
Supervise 3 medical Health Field Officers and 1 Programme Assistant
Ensure project progress together with the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency and Swiss TPH, including updated recommendations for mitigating risks
Lead on the policy dialogue with key stakeholders
Co-ordinate project related activities with the other partners
Collaborate with local professional groups and other relevant health projects
Contribute to establish regular and bi-annual progress reports and ensure communication with HQ
Ensure the implementation of a robust Monitoring & Evaluation system, in line with logical framework
Assure availability of adequate media and communication material to promote the project
Manage all partnership relations
Ensure the correct administration of fiduciary funds allocated to the ALMANACH project

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Desired profile and skills
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
Advanced studies in Public Health (MPH)
Degree in project management and/or public health and/or other training of interest for humanitarian program, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in humanitarian actions
Working experience in Africa in development/long term projects (e.g. bilateral cooperation)
Knowledge of tropical health, child health
Solid experience in humanitarian project management
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
Proven experience in project representation and negotiation
Computer proficiency

Your assets
Bachelor in medicine or nursing (for nursing, degree course of minimum 3 years)
Registered physician or nurse with a valid license to practice in his/her own country of residence
French, Arabic, Spanish or Russian, as a second language, with good verbal and written communication skills
Sensitivity to cultural diversity
Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement

Our operational & field constraints
In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles) with practice
Candidates must be prepared to accept an unaccompanied posting

What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Attractive social benefits
Length of assignment: 3 years
Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

Requested documents
Your resume and a cover letter that clearly expresses what attracts you to the humanitarian world as well as to the ICRC
Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates
Copy of your work certificates
Copy of a valid registration licence/card
Copy of your passport/s (only the page with your personal details)
Copy of your manual driving license

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