Health Programme Manager

Save the Children, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th September, 2018

Job Description


The Health Program Manager will lead the health programme operations to ensure quality health services are delivered through health posts, emergency programing (Mobile Medical Teams, Diarrheal Treatment Center, and Oral Rehydration Points) and Primary Health Care Center. S/he will manage all health grants ensuring program funding spend in line with Save the Children policies, procedures and donor requirements.


Academic: Master of Public Health Degree or similar

This role would suit an experienced humanitarian professional who is invested in delivering quality humanitarian health programming, driven by humanitarian principles. The post-holder will work very closely with technical colleagues, operations experts and the country office team to ensure delivery of quality emergency health service provision in the Rohingya response.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of establishing emergency health programs including during the first phase of the response.
  • Substantial experience of humanitarian health management including strong knowledge of health cluster and humanitarian architecture and systems.
  • Experience of leading operations during an emergency response.
  • Experience of undertaking representational duties with WHO, donors and partners and ministries of health at project and country level.
  • Experience of security management of a team in insecure environments, with a strong understanding of current international affairs and geopolitical dynamics.
  • Experience of managing multiple grants and budgets.
  • Experience in the challenges of managing a remote team.
  • Experience of training, capacity building, coaching and mentoring.
  • Substantial experience of creating, planning and managing budgets.
  • Good understanding of the essential principles and reality of emergency supply chain operations, and commitment to ensuring strong integration and communication between supply chain and programme design and planning before and during a deployment
  • Good understanding of the changeable contexts of HR functions within an emergency response
  • bility to reflect on and learn from personal and programme performance and act upon lessons learnt.
  • Excellent proposal development and donor report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization


  • Strong knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working.
  • Experience in managing mobile medical teams



We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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