Première Urgence Internationale Vacancy for a Technical Health Project Manager (PHCC)

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit,
non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our
teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization
and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic
collapses, by
answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide
emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their
dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following
sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction
and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and
economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million
people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe
and France.

Première Urgence Internationale is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:
Technical Health Project Manager (PHCC)
Maiduguri, Borno
Duration of Mission: 12 Months
Overall Objective

  • The Technical Manager for Health supervises the implementation
    of medical activities in the Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) supported
    by PUI.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Programs: He/She ensures proper implementation and monitoring of
    medical program falling under his/her responsibility, while observing
    PUI’s health policy.
  • Human Resources: He/She supervises the Medical Team of the PHCC
    supported by PUI (PUI salaried employees and, as the case may be, daily
    paid workers).
  • Safety: He/She contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring
    compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information
    relating to safety concerns to his/her immediate supervisor.
  • Strategy: He/She contributes to the development of new interventions on the basis of identified needs.
  • Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures compliance of
    activities falling under his/her responsibility with logistical and
    administrative procedures.
  • Representation: He/She represents the association before
    partners, authorities and local actors involved in the implementation of
    medical programs.

Specific Objectives and Linked Activities
Ensure Implementation and Monitoring of Medical Program/s:

  • He/She ensures that beneficiaries and local populations
    understand the project objectives and participate actively in their
  • He/She plans activities and ensures that activity timelines are
    met. In the event of serious delays in project implementation, he/she
    immediately informs his/her supervisor and proposes solutions to remedy
    the situation.
  • He/She works in close collaboration with the Medical Coordinator
    (or the Medical Department) on the medical strategy for projects, the
    quality of activities, the technical choices to be made, and reporting
  • He/She ensures the proper functioning of medical programs
    falling under his/her responsibility, and ensures compliance with goals
    defined in the project proposal/s. Notably, he/she tracks the
    performance indicators defined, reports on progress to his/her immediate
    supervisor, signals any difficulties encountered in project
    implementation, and proposes improvements or reorganization on an as
    needs basis.
  • He/She ensures that proper medical protocols are implemented
    according to international and national recommendations and guidelines.
  • He/She ensures follow-up and analysis of epidemiological data, in collaboration with the Medical Coordinator.
  • He/She ensures proper archiving of all the documents, tools and
    training materials produced in the context of project/s and ensures the
    availability of the verification sources mentioned in the proposals.
  • He/She transmits the internal and external reports to his/her
    immediate supervisor and to the Medical Coordinator while making sure to
    meet the internal deadlines for endorsement (Situation Report) and the
    external contractual deadlines (project reports). He/she contributes
    to the monthly report of the mission and to the quarterly report of
    medical activities to be transmitted to the Medical Department.
  • He/She must guarantee the appropriateness of programs and their
    respect for the health policy and framework of operations of PUI.
    He/she submits any requests for advancement into new medical activities
    to the Medical Coordinator or to the Medical Department at
  • He/She undertakes needs assessments of programs in relation to medical equipment, medications and medical consumables.
  • He/She ensures the implementation of monitoring and/ or
    evaluations, according to the defined needs of the project/s. He/She
    undertakes analyses and transmits the data collected to his/her
    immediate supervisor, and to the Medical Coordinator. Depending on the
    needs of the projects and/or the data collected, he/she produces and
    disseminates reports of the monitoring and evaluation exercises to the
    relevant people.
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Supervise the Medical Team:

  • He/She familiarizes himself/herself with the Internal Rules of
    Procedure of PUI for the mission, and ensures that they are known and
    respected by the team.
  • He/She creates coordination mechanisms specific to the team, and ensures proper supervision.
  • He/She identifies the training needs of the team and addresses
    them (organizational and medical support, methodology, organization of
    training sessions…)
  • He/She constructs the organizational chart of the team, and has it endorsed by the Base Manager.
  • He/She prepares job profiles for members of the team, has them
    endorsed by the Field Coordinator, and participates actively in the
    hiring process (interviewing, testing, etc), as well as in any decisions
    related to the termination of employment contracts of team members.
  • He/She ensures that each person is subject to a written
    evaluation at least once per contract period and per year, and at a
    minimum before leaving office.

Ensure Logistical and Administrative Support for Medical Programs:

  • He/She addresses his/her needs for medications, medical
    consumables and equipment to the Field Coordinator, and in line with
    available budgets.
  • He/she takes into account the time and logistical constraints
    of the mission, as well as the purchasing rules specific to the
    programs, in order to ensure that his/her requests are realistic in
    light of procurement timelines.
  • In coordination with the Field Coordinator, he/she organizes the
    logistical components of his/her programs (delivery, distribution,
    on-site storage, etc).
  • On a monthly basis he/she provides the Field Coordinator with
    all information necessary for the development of cash flow estimates
    specific to his/her program(s).
  • He/She ensures that the monthly budget tracking of the
    program(s) falling under his/her responsibility is up-to-date,
    participates in analyses, detects possible anomalies, and proposes
    adjustments to the Field Coordinator.
  • He/She contributes to the analysis of supplier of bids for purchases with highly technical specifications.
  • He/She participates actively in the preparation of calls for
    tender, as the case may be, in collaboration with the Logistics
    Coordinator and the procurement officer at Headquarters.
  • In coordination with the Medical Coordinator, he/she ensures,
    appropriate storage of medications, medical consumables or equipment
    specific to his/her program(s).
  • He/She communicates to the Field Coordinator on a weekly basis
    his/her needs related to vehicles and communication equipment for the
    implementation of program(s).

Ensure the Representation of PUI Before Healthcare Providers:

  • He/She represents the association before local actors involved
    in the implementation of medical programs, and ensures that good
    relations are maintained with each of them, (consistent with the
    principles of neutrality and independence of PUI).
  • In agreement with the Field Coordinator and Medical Coordinator,
    he/she attends coordination meetings on relevant medical matters when
    they take place, and participates actively.
  • In the event of visits from Donors, he/she participates actively in the preparation and the smooth organization of the visit.
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Ensure the Safety of Property and People:

  • He/She ensures that the safety plan is known by the team falling
    under his/her responsibility, and that safety rules are respected.
  • He/She must ensure that project/s, methodologies, or selection
    criteria do not place beneficiaries, PUI staff or any other persons in
    harm’s way. He/she alerts the Field Coordinator without delay, in case
    of impending danger to teams or beneficiaries.
  • He/She ensures that members of his/her team and daily paid
    workers as the case may be, are provided with safety gear adapted to
    their activities (for example: PEP kits[post-exposure treatment kits],
  • He/She contributes to data collection on safety issues in
    his/her field of operations and disseminates them to the Head of Base
    regularly or on an ad-hoc basis if urgent.

Contribute to the Development of New Proposals:

  • He/She participates in identifying health-related needs in
    coordination with the Field Coordinator and the Medical Coordinator or
    the Medical Department at Headquarters.
  • In the context of identifying new operations, and together with
    the Field Coordinator, he/she contributes to the preparation of project
    proposals for the Health sector.
  • He/She participates in the strategy development of the mission.

Team Management:

  • Number of people to manage and their position (expatriate/local staff)
  • Direct management: Health staff at the PHCC (local staff)
  • Indirect management:

Other Interfaces:

  • Internal: functional link with the Medical Coordinator, work in
    collaboration with Mobile Clinics Unit Program Manager and with the
    Reproductive Health Officer, and the Nutrition Officer
  • External: other health stakeholders

Required Profile


  • Registered Nurse
  • Residency in Medicine


  • Medical Degree
  • Bac + 5 Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Project Management

Professional Experience:

  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good writing skills
  • Knowledge of Project Management


  • Knowledge of procedures: institutional donors (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies…)


  • French
  • English
  • Other (specify)


  • Pack Office
  • Other (specify

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment):

  • Ability to work independently while taking initiatives and showing a sense of responsibility
  • Ability to withstand pressure
  • Good brainstorming and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity
  • Ability to integrate the local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions
  • Good brainstorming and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity
  • Ability to integrate the local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions
  • Sense of diplomacy and openness of spirit
  • Analytical skills
  • Organization and manage priorities

Salary Package
Month Gross Income: from 1,815 up to 2,145 Euros depending on the
experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority
with PUI

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications
(Resume and Cover Letter) to “Romain Gautier, Human Resources Officer”
for Expatriates at: with the following subject: “HealthPMPHCC-NGA”.

Application Deadline  31st December, 2016.

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