Health & Nutrition Program Manager (National applications only) 87 views


The Health Program Manager will be deployed as a field level health program manager for the program operations of mobile health clinics and other health projects. The Health Program Manager will be expected to lead on multi-sectoral / health assessments, project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement, at the field level. The post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country health staff. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the health program, ensuing compliance with the award regulations and monitoring of health projects.


  • Lead multi-sectoral / health assessments in coordination with other SC thematic areas and/or other external health agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • With support from the Health Adviser and/or other senior health staff, prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • With support from the Health Adviser and/or other senior health staff, with the HR team, identify technical staffing needs for emergency programmes, and support rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • With support from the Health Adviser and/or other senior health staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan, and support the logistics team on storage, transport and stock management of medicines.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for your project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build health field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Support MEAL in putting accountability mechanisms in place for Health components of projects, ensuring that feedback is responded to in a timely manner, and that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure integration (where appropriate) with other sectors, especially looking to strengthen the links between health programmes and nutrition, WASH, Protection and shelter. To encourage teams to have an integrated approach to emergency responses.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for health staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Run and support ongoing training and induction courses for health staff as required

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and local authorities, and support representation at the cluster at national and / or sub-national levels, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups.
  • With support from the Health Adviser assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.



  • Significant experience of working in humanitarian health programmes
  • Health professional with postgraduate qualification in public health or equivalent field experience
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills especially with external stakeholders such as local authorities.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • In possession of Turkish ID


  • Language skills in Arabic
  • Experience in nutrition programmes
  • An area of particular expertise within humanitarian health
  • Experience or knowledge of working in Syrian context

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


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 SCIs 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.

Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

  • Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
  • Transportation allowance
  • Annual leave
  • Medical insurance.

*Please note that SCI is recruiting on behalf of a 3rd party contractor for this position.**

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

  • Kindly ensure that you apply in English with your up to date CV and a cover letter stating the subject as ” Health & Nutrition Program Manager” to : [email protected]
  • Please indicate (in both your e-mail and cover letter) where you discovered this job posting.

Please kindly be informed that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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