Health/Nutrition Program Manager, Kassala – Samaritan’s Purse


Job Description

OrganizationSamaritan’s Purse
Job ID:  11805
Date Posted:Oct 28, 2020
Job Location:Kassala State, Sudan
Language Requirement:Fluency in English (required)
Travel Expectations:Travel periodically to the fields

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A day in the life of a Health and Nutrition Program Manager, Kassala

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer.  We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well a special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word.  We then join together to prayer for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.  We get paid to start each day this way! 

Summary of Job

The Health and Nutrition Program Manager (HNPM) is responsible for overseeing, managing, and ensuring the success of all Health and Nutrition projects in Kassala State. Responsibilities include procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to the identified recipient clinics. Other responsibilities are monitoring and evaluation, program planning, liaising with local government and non-governmental organization partners, staff capacity building, and internal liaising with senior staff. As necessary, the HNPM will train health staff for successful utilization of the pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food.

  • Ensure the daily field-level execution of Health and Nutrition programs against all set objectives and targets within the agreed budgets and timeframes
  • Oversee distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to pre-identified clinics
  • Work with local health capacity to train on use, storage, and disposal of pharmaceuticals
  • Work with local health clinics to report on use of pharmaceuticals and other health indicators on a predetermined regular basis
  • Follow up with individual clinics to ensure proper utilization of the pharmaceuticals
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the progress of Health and Nutrition programs
  • Maintain adequate supply chains for Health and Nutrition supplies and ensure grant compliance in procurement process
  • Assist in the development for Health and Nutrition proposals and project budgets, monitor effectiveness and financial expenditures, and evaluate ongoing and new activities
  • Manage budget in compliance with donor regulations
  • Lead, manage, and capacitate program staff
  • Conduct field assessments, identifying potential needs, designing and implementing response plans and integrating into program development
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration or another relevant degree required; 2 to 3 years of relevant healthcare management experience in developing countries; related work experience in disaster context.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Nursing Degree and qualifications from an accredited school of nursing as well as a valid license to practice as a registered nurse
  • 2-3 years nursing experience preferably pediatric and/or emergency medicine
  • 1-2 years previous international public health experience, preferably in nutrition programming
  • Management and capacity building experience of national staff in INGO programming
  • Ability to work in austere conditions with few amenities or resources
  • Willingness to travel in and out of field
  • Practical, quick, reasoning skills; must be able to keep communication lines open with all parties in program of scheduling changes 
  • Organizational and time management skills 
  • Good interpersonal and written oral communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Ability to understand complex security situation and advise program design accordingly
  • Arabic a strong asset

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.


  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1yr)
  • 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • 12 vacation days per year
  • Annual home leave

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