10 November, 2021

Health Project Manager

IsraAID Vanuatu


Port Vila with travel to islands


Due Date: 




Full time


Organisation Description: 

IsraAID is an Israel-based non-governmental organization that was founded in 2001 and has since its inception worked in emergency and long-term development settings in over 54 countries. IsraAID's mission is to support people affected by humanitarian crises by partnering with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist recovery, and reduce the risk of future disasters.

IsraAID has operated in Vanuatu since 2015 when the organization responded to Tropical Cyclone Pam, has since shifted its focus to implement a long-term strategy for all programs, including programs in WASH, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, and health and nutrition. IsraAID's work in Vanuatu promotes sustainable and inclusive solutions, giving special attention to hands-on training and community ownership, and working closely with community, provincial, and national leaders.


Job Desctiption:

This position is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization in Vanuatu. The Health Project Manager will oversee the strategic development and positioning of IsraAID Vanuatu in the areas of health and nutrition (including hygiene and sanitation) while supervising the implementation of health and nutrition projects.

Key responsibilities:

Development, positioning and implementation of the health/nutrition strategy
- Contribute to IsraAID's overall response strategy in health, nutrition, and hygiene and sanitation, working with government partners and other relevant organisations.
- Support the long-term capacity building and integration of health and nutrition into IsraAID's programs in Protection and WASH.

Project Management
- Oversee the implementation of health and nutrition projects, ensuring high quality and timely delivery of all project objectives
- Supervise the overall implementation of project plans, ensuring adequate communication and organization between local partners, international partners and staff.
- Prepare project and donor reports in a timely manner and in compliance with internal requirements.
- Work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team and the Health Sector lead at IsraAID headquarters, and the IsraAID Vanuatu country team to develop and implement MEAL plans and systems.
- Ensure that all project expenses are spent within budget limits and acquitted according to internal and donor standards.
- Ensure standards are maintained in accordance with government strategies and priorities, and in line with international standards.

Representation, Advocacy & Organizational Learning
- Represent IsraAID in relevant health and nutrition working groups and forums.
- Identify advocacy, funding and research opportunities for action.


Selection Criteria:

● Bachelor's degree preferred in health (Midwifery, Registered Nurse, Public Health, or other relevant field).
● A minimum of three years of experience working in the area of health and nutrition.
● Knowledge of the Vanuatu government strategic priorities for health and nutrition.
● Experience in working with local communities and capacity development of local staff and stakeholders.
● Ability to work flexibly in challenging situations.
● Cultural understanding of the Vanuatu context.
● Commitment to the aims and principles of IsraAID.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Bislama.
● Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).




How to Apply

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Contact Person:

Jeanine Shem


Contact Phone:

(678) 7345766


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Postal Address or location to apply in person:




How to apply - more information:

Cover letter and CV with 2 references

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