Team Leader & Health Project Manager, Public Health specialist print

Posted on:
11 Jun, 2019
Application by:
2 Jul, 2019
Project status:
Project title:
Reducing risk-factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Ukraine
Period of project:
11/2019- 10/2024
Duration of assignment:
60 months
Duty station:
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Project description

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will support and  leverage the efforts of the government of the Ukraine to combat NCDs through a new program titled “Reducing risk-factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Ukraine”. We are preparing a tender offer for this project that aims at reducing the NCDs related mortality and morbidity by intervening simultaneously at various levels:

1. At the national, regional and local levels, by strengthening health institutions’ capacities and creating an enabling policy, regulatory and  legal environment for NCDs prevention and  integrated management of NCDs;

2. At the providers/service delivery level, by strengthening primary healthcare workforce capacities on health promotion, NCDs prevention and  improving population access to good  quality integrated care;  and 

3. At the community/population level, by improving population health literacy and healthcare seeking behavior, and  reducing its risk behavior for NCDs

The project will be divided in an Inception Phase running from November 2019 till October 2020, dedicated to designing the ProDoc, on which basis –if approved-  the 4 year long implementation of Main Phase 1 (Nov 2020-Oct 2024) will occur.

Job description

Please contact Ms Alvean Fentener with your CV if you wish to receive the complete Terms of Reference.

Furthermore please note that only applications considered suitable/interesting will be contacted for further discussion.


We are looking for an experienced Team Leader & Health Project Manager with:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the public health sector with demonstrated  competencies   and   experience   in   managing   and coordinating similar projects (in size and scope) in relation to the objectives of the project  (PHC,  health  promotion,  NCDs prevention    and   control,   school   health,   awareness  raising  and community engagement/mobilization for health);
  • A  solid background  and   experience  in  complex  health  reforms, capacity building and organizational strengthening or related disciplines;
  • Relevant experience in transition countries, preferentially in Ukraine;
  • Preferably proven technical skills and experience in designing and implementing innovative and alternative approaches to public health, NCDs risks reduction, health literacy and organizational strengthening;
  • Proven  skills  and demonstrated  competence  and experience  in communication,  negotiation  and  liaising  with  authorities  and  other stakeholders at national and  local level;
  • Fluency  in  English and preferably Ukrainian or Russian.

Contact person

  Alvean Fentener

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