Role & Responsibilities

This short-term position was created and is to be continued in order to provide the sectoral technical input needed to develop the Global Health Modules prioritized for the IMPact Project for Medair globally and give input to piloting and selecting new health tools. This task is critical for the organization to move forward with improved impact and performance monitoring at country and global level. The current GSO Health and Nutrition Advisor team cannot cover the extra workload needed at the first level design phase with this critical project for the more complex health modules. This position would resource that needed input for a short-term period.


Project Overview

Medair Global Support Office (GSO) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our lifesaving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and GSO staff. The GSO HN Advisor Team works as part of the Programmes Department to technically support the sectoral strategy and quality of Medair’s country interventions. Part of that support includes defining and facilitating measurement of Medair’s impact, outcome and quality performance which requires close collaboration with MEAL and IM as well as country level HN advisors.


Workplace & Working conditions

Global Support Office (GSO) position based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply. Remote position can be considered.


Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. 12 months, 50%.


Key Activity Areas

GSO HN Technical Input to Global Health Module Development, 80%

  • Collect and provide internal and external country and global examples and templates for Health IMpact modules with GSO HN advisor assistance as needed
  • In collaboration with GSO HN Technical Advisors agree on global level indicators for modules, analysis and visualization requested
  • Act as the business owner with the Impact team, and other HN Impact advisors to help with requirement gathering and testing for the different health tools developed
  • Help develop testing scenarios
  • Help the Impact PM in creating tasks and prioritizing any backlog
  • Regularly review and provide feedback to IMpact team of jointly drafted tools developed

Coordination, 20%

  • Regularly meet with GSO HN Advisor team to give updates on project and get timely input on indicators, tools and review of prefinal draft modules developed
  • Coordinate with select field HN Advisors and PMs as requested for input on draft modules created and advise on roll out in field
  • Meet regularly (at least weekly) with IMpact team, divert to their lead on project activity timings, and input as requested serving as a liaison between
  • GSO HN advisor team and IMpact team on final technical feedback and reviews


  • Assist in creating new global health modules for standardized data collection, analysis and visualization of key aggregated HN data and indicators at project, country and global level

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.
  • This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary. This position is Jobupfree.


  • Medical doctor with public health degree preferred
  • Health specialization required; nutrition specialization preferred
  • English required, French or Arabic not required but beneficial.


  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing public health emergencies in LIC including collecting, review, analyzing and reporting on key HN indicators at PM, country HN advisor and/or GSO HN advisor level
  • Previous Medair experience preferred
  • Requires Microsoft fluency
  • Requires global HN Advisory technical level knowledge in line with Sphere, CHS and WHO and Medair donor standards (Echo, BHA)


How to apply
Please ensure you are fully aware of the:
a) Medair organizational values

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair Page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

About Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world's most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure.