Health Program Manager

at SolidarMed
Published April 13, 2022
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Health Program Manager


We seek a talented candidate to manage an exciting and dynamic country portfolio (60-70% employment).


Your role:


Develop the long-term strategy and thematic orientation of the country program, in close collaboration with the country team.


Manage the Project and Program cycle management, including planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting, log-frame development, and project documentation.


Oversee and co-ordinate the implementation of key projects, actively supervise the yearly plan of operations and budget execution.


In close collaboration with the country team, develop proposals for new projects, identify new funding opportunities while also actively managing relationships with current key donors.


Assume HR, financial management and administration incl. recruitment, in cooperation with the SolidarMed administration unit in the country.


Manage the relationship with the key partner organisations.


As active member of our International Programs Team you contribute to other new project developments, evaluation reviews, knowledge management and development.


You are active in national and international networking events, participate in relevant conferences as a representative of SolidarMed.


Contribute to the development of our organisational capabilities.


Yearly program-related international travel (up to 3 weeks per year).


What we are looking for


A passionate, results-oriented team player with relevant experience and expertise, and a proven ability to deliver in a fast-paced international environment. A development professional who desires an exciting, meaningful challenge and wants to join a very professional but uncomplicated working culture in a diverse team.


You offer the following:


Minimum degree Masters-level, preference for global health, life sciences


You are an experienced people manager and can demonstrate strong leadership skills.


You have experience as programme coordinator for at least one year in Sub Saharan Africa or other developing countries.


Strong analytical and research skills as well as excellent planning and organizational skills, able to work in a dynamic environment, to meet deadlines and manage multiple demands.


Expertise in public health with experience in developing countries disease areas an asset.


Strong intercultural communication skills and proven ability to work effectively within a network structure and with project teams in different countries.


Experience in writing convincing technical proposals and reports to institutional donors.


Fluency in English and German; working knowledge in Portuguese


Swiss or EU National; work permit Switzerland


We offer


An attractive benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards. Flexible working times, a stimulating environment and flat hierarchy. Our team combines a great mix of ambition, dedication, experience and expertise drawn from a range of backgrounds including health, development, research, business and charity. We encourage professional development and offer access to national and international competence networks, as well as the opportunity to participate in research.


Starting date


June 2022 or as soon as possible


How to apply

Please use the following link to upload your application and include


your CV


a cover letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the requirements


copies of your qualifications

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