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19-272: Education Coordinator
Country:South Sudan
Department:Development Innovations
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

IMC is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

In response to the significant humanitarian needs in the South Sudan, IMC offers comprehensive primary and secondary health care in emergency program sites including Juba, Malakal, Maban, and Wau. Currently, IMC supports one County Hospital and 14 primary health care facilities. IMC health care site coverage includes: Juba PoCs, Malakal, Maban, and Wau.  As part of a country-wide ebola preparedness initiative, IMC supports in the areas of ebola case management and infection prevention/control with trainings across 20 medical facilities as well as with qualified medical staff at one ebola treatment unit in Juba.  In addition to comprehensive primary health care, IMC also implements multiple complementary programs including mental health, reproductive and sexual health, GBV prevention and response, and health outreach activities. IMC also manages robust nutrition interventions across four operational areas: Juba PoC, Malakal, Maban, and Nyal. IMC also supports three midwifery and nursing colleges in South Sudan in Juba, Kajo Keji (facilitated currently in Juba) and Wau.

Job Purpose

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the quality of health science education programs implemented by IMC, including curricula utilized at three midwifery and nursing colleges in South Sudan in Juba, Kajo Keji (facilitated currently in Juba) and Wau..  S/he will lead the design and implementation of IMC South Sudan’s health science education strategy utilizing standard program management techniques and instruments (budgeting, monitoring, reporting, etc). S/he will support the health education staff in curriculum organization, methodology, and delivery. 

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Health science education program implementation and strategy development

  • Ensure optimal delivery of IMC’s health education program at three Health Science Institutes.
  • Guided by IMC country strategy, develop IMC South Sudan’s health education program strategy
  • Develop credible and cost effective proposals to secure funding for health science education activities
  • Representation of IMC in health education-related meetings at Juba level.
  • Build strong relationship with health education stakeholders and line ministries.
  • Engage in a variety of cross-organizational planning and implementation meetings.

Program quality assurance

  • Hold regular meetings with education staff, including the Principals of the Health Science Institutes for supervision and monitoring
  • Support the continuous professional development of faculty at the three Health Science Institutes to ensure they are up-to-date on teaching theories, teaching methods and quality supervision and evaluation for students
  • Work with the M/E team to ensure data-driven benchmarks are achieved and mitigate against potential under-performance. 

Compliance

  • Maintain strong accountability systems for IMCs programming, to minimize risk of divergence of assistance, as well as prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and other do no harm aspects.
  • Ensure compliance with IMC & donor policies, anti-terrorism regulations, and other legal requirements in close consultation with Program Coordinators and HR team.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IMC and amongst beneficiaries served by IMC.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Degree or extensive experience in health-related domains preferred.

Experience

  • Three years experience in the field of humanitarian response at field or HQ level.
  • 3-5 years experience designing and facilitating education programs (health-related education experience preferred).
  • Experience working in complex, low-resource environments.

Competency

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Excellent self-motivation skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently;
  • Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced and constantly changing environment;
  • Be flexible possess the ability to cope in stressful situations;
  • Be creative and possess the ability to work with limited resources;
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively;
  • Strong computer skills, especially with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint 

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.