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 Reports To:


Ensure the successful operation of the Rapid Results Health Project (RRHP) in Upper Nile for IMA World Health. Provide overall leadership for all implementing partners in the 13 counties (NGO and IMA/SMoH co-managed) and direct the strategic planning and decisions in building a decentralized county health system for Upper Nile. Provide direction to the IMA County Support teams in Malakal and Melut and represent them at the level of the SMoH and State Management Committee.

Essential Functions:

1. Direct all aspects of the Umbrella Program for Health Systems Development in Upper Nile.

2. Provide leadership in choosing appropriate counties for initial and subsequent development of the health system in Upper Nile, coordinating sub-contracting of the county work to the most appropriate organizations and providing overall technical assistance.

3. Provide overall supervision and guidance to the other members of the state health management team including: the deputy team leader, the administration and logistics specialist, the financial management specialist and the mentored deputy team leader.

4. Effectively utilize the full state health management team for maximum effectiveness in accomplishing the goals of providing the Basic Package of Health Services to as much of the population as possible in Upper Nile within the financial limits of the grant.

5. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional program reports that meet donor requirements.

6. Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donor and support office staff.

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7. Liaise with host government officials, project partners and other organizations as appropriate.

8. Provide regular clear communications and reports to the IMA World Health South Sudan Representative with regards to progress of the project.

9. Collaborate with efforts by IMA World Health in obtaining and implementing funding from other sources to expand health services in Upper Nile.

10. Other specific duties as assigned.

A. a. With IMA-Juba, recruit and train a health coordinator and supervise her/his work work in Malakal and Akoka Counties (support CHD, co-supervise facilities, provide funding for PBC incentives, etc)b. Strengthen County Health Offices by helping to recruit, support, and train CHD key personnel (DHIS,etc)

c. Manage and oversee budget for IMA Malakal Office (operating and county support budgets) and oversee manage technical and support staff.

d. With SMoH formation of State Management Team and convene monthly meeting to present HIMS data, challenges, shortfalls, needs, etc

e. NGO coordination meeting in Malakal (convene meetings; monthly or quarterly as requested by D/G of Health)

f. Facilitate training and roll-out of Dry Season Campaign with IMA-Juba technical staff

g Provide technical assistance to SMoH as needed

h. Overall management o

Qualifications (Required):

1. Recognized degree in Medicine and/or advanced training in Public Health and management.

2. Minimum 7 years of overall experience in the development of health service delivery and the management of health systems, emphasizing the revitalization of primary health care systems in rural areas and communities in developing countries.

3. At least 3 years of experience in a program management position with responsibility for improving the results of the public health services.

4. Demonstrated ability to work with ministries of health, local health staff, and local officials to implement improvements in health care.

5. Ability to travel up to 40% of time annually.

6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Internet fluency a plus.

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 7. Willingness to support IMA World Health’s Mission.


Qualifications (Preferred):

 1. Professional Maturity – Maintains a positive outlook, motivates self and team to work constructively under pressure. Responds resourcefully when challenges arise and accepts responsibility for actions, learning and change. Arrives at work and appointments on time.

2. Analytical Thinking – Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities; manages the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary. Approaches analysis with an unbiased, impartial view.

3. Oral and Written Communication – Clearly and effectively expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in written or graphic form, using correct and appropriate grammar, organization and structure, and effective presentation media and techniques. Uses appropriate media and approach to present ideas formally to individuals or groups with required impact.

4. Community Health Programs Experience – Understands determinants of community health and how to build the capacity of communities, health-related agencies and academic centers to function as equal partners in community-based research, service and education.

5. Decision-Maker – Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills. Capable of directing and managing change, inspiring teamwork and high performing teams.

6. Strategic Planning and Integration – Demonstrates the knowledge and capacity to foster development of a common vision. Identifies a path to meet strategic goals by developing short and long-range plans that are appropriately comprehensive, creative, realistic and effective. Exhibits leadership in integrating planning efforts across work units.

Living Conditions:

The position will be based in Malakal, the state capital of Upper Nile, with frequent travel to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and to the areas of operation within the state. Living conditions in South Sudan are basic.

Interested and qualified South Sudanese candidates meeting the above criteria should send their applications with updated CVs if possible by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting the vacancy number not later than 15


December 2013; or hand deliver your application to the address below before the same date:


The Human Resources Manager

Southern Sudan IMA World Health


Block 1, Plot 3, Nimra Talata –Juba, South Sudan