Health Manager
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Grade Level: 7B
 Supervisor: Health Coordinator
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 25 Oct 2020


Job Overview:

The Health Manager will support the implementation of the IRC’s health programs in Khartoum and additional states as programs grow to ensure the delivery of high-quality primary healthcare services. They will be responsible for programmatic, operational, financial, and staffing aspects for the health team, as well as representation with key actors in the field including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Program Management and Development

  • Oversee the implementation of quality health programs and ensure that program goals, objectives, targets and activities are met.
  • Prepare program work plans in coordination with the Health Coordinator for all projects.  
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to the various project sites, ensuring that projects utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Ministry of Health and WHO. Identify technical quality and/or other implementation issues, and provide solutions and follow-up to ensure projects are on track to meet goals and are consistent with established best practices.
  • Ensure that the health program is implemented in line with the IRC principles:  promoting and protecting rights, participation, capacity building, partnership and holistic programming.
  • Strictly follow up the medical and operational supply chain system, stock recording, timely ordering for the supplies and accountabilities in relation to the warehousing and using of the supplies including medicines and medical items.
  • Work closely with other IRC programs present in the same location, such as Child Protection and WASH and integrate program components to the extent possible. 
  • Work with finance to provide accurate and timely spending plans, cash forecasts, and salary allocations.


Staff Supervision & Development

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Directly supervise national health facility staff, ensuring regular performance reviews.
  • Ensure training and ongoing capacity building opportunities for staff on technical and project management skills.


Grant Management and Reporting

  • Manage all health grants, and work with the Health Coordinator to develop work, spending and procurement plans for all projects.
  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes for future health interventions.
  • Prepare internal and external reports (such as narrative reports, DHIS data reports) within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required.
  • Review Budget vs. Actual (BvA) reports on a monthly basis, recommend actions to correct identified problems.
  • Work closely and coordinate with IRC Operations, Finance and Grant departments to ensure compliance with grant requirements.


Coordination & Representation

  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure all required donor reports are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Oversee the collection and timely reporting of program data and indicators for all health programs in line with IRC’s guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements, ensuring timely collection and entry of program data.
  • Conduct fortnightly/monthly program data analysis with health staff to discuss progress on grant indicators, disease trends, define action points for how to stay on track with grant requirements, and follow up with those points
  • Work with the M&E team to produce and analyze all weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports and ensure timely submission of all such reports.


Other Duties

  • Travel outside of Khartoum for needs assessments and implementation as needed.
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Work Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in implementing and managing NGO health programs, preferably in complex humanitarian and/or emergency settings.


Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring staff
  • Demonstrated experience in grant management and proposal writing
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint



  • Health professional (Doctor): MPH with public health/primary and reproductive health care background and strong management experience.


Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English required.


Certificates or Licenses:

  • Licenses to practice as a doctor in Sudan. Master’s degree in public health.


Preferred experience &skills:

  • Preference for candidates with Reproductive Health background and experience.
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives.
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a complex setting
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, and adaptive.
  • Ability to work under difficult, high pressure situations.

Working Environment:

Primarily the Health Manager will be working in an office environment in Khartoum with travel to open/settlement areas around the city. Occasionally, the Health Manager will be required to travel to additional states for assessments and initial implementation or monitoring visits, which may include remote locations with long periods of travel and reduced access to mobile phone service and electricity



If you are interested in the position, please submit your CV, Cover letter, work and academics certificates through SudanJob for online applications. Please include a telephone contact number and three professional references in your cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


For more information and to apply online us the following link:

Closing date for application 25 October 2020.



The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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