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19-203: MEDICAL COORDINATOR
Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Department:International Programs
  
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

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its tenth outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on August 1, 2018, just days after the Equateur Province EVD outbreak ended. The National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) completed the sequencing of the virus’s genome and has determined that the new outbreak, in North Kivu and Ituri, is not linked to the Equateur Province outbreak. The Ministry of Health (MoH), as of September 23, 2018, has reported 150 cases of hemorrhagic fever, with 119 confirmed as EVD and 31 probable cases of EVD. There has been a total of 100 reported deaths, out of which 69 were confirmed EVD deaths in this outbreak.

Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director of Emergency Operations (DCDEO) and the Field Coordinator, this position has primary responsibility of ensuring the daily running of Mangina Ebola Treatment Center (ETC), Management of medical staff at the ETC and represent IMC in Beni Sub-Coordination Meetings.

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.

  • Technically lead the International Medical Corp’s health program strategic planning, design and implementation in close coordination with The Emergency Operations Coordinator, donors and other implementing partners, providing technical supervision, and technical support to the emergency health program in Beni.
  • Ensure planned health activities are in line with approved proposal
  • Maintain the quality of clinical care through direct supervision of medical personnel, chart review, training and role modeling on the job training and mentoring.
  • Ensure referral of complicated cases from Mangina ETC to any other designated nearest facility when necessary.
  • Manage clinical staff including recruiting, hiring, supporting, and redistributing the health professionals
  • Work closely with the EOC and WASH Coordinator to ensure synergy in the interventions in the sectors where the International Medical Corps is working;
  • Work closely with senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the medical program within the scope of the grants
  • Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all programs in accordance to the agreed internal and donors reporting requirements
  • Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through review of pharmacy consumption reports, adherence to treatment protocols, program budgets, acquisition of Goods in Kind (GIKs) from UN agencies and other donors;
  • Technically represent International Medical Corps in Beni coordination meetings and task force meetings
  • In collaboration with the EOC, the logistic Coordinator and the Finance Manager, assume responsibility over the emergency medical response budget including submitting purchase requests to adequately supply medical teams and making sure funds allocated to the response are fully and appropriately spent
  • Work with the Emergency Operations Coordinator and Other program staff program coordinator and senior management team to draft concepts for future funding following the protocols and formats of each relevant donor

 

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:

  • Medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health with at least 3 years post- medical college graduation.

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience required in a developing country or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Competencies

  • Must have experience in overseas programs at the Manager level relating to primary health care (and secondary health care in specific missions), maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, communicable diseases, emergency preparedness and response
  • Previous NGO experience
  • Working proficiency in both French and English essential
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Must have excellent self-motivation skills
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions
  • Must be able to take on non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Proven capabilities in leadership required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills 

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.