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17-331: Field Site Manager - Akobo
Country:South Sudan
Department:International Operations
  
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 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, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


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VERVIEW:

The goal of International Medical Corps projects in South Sudan is to address humanitarian and health crises, with particular focused on the humanitarian crisis through the mobilization of essential primary healthcare interventions. The main purpose of the role is to provide program support, development and implementation. Ensure relevant International Medical Corps procedures and best practices are followed in relation to logistics, security, and human resource management. Ensure all relevant authorities are included in the planning and implementation of projects as appropriate; draw up plans, proposals and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant team, medical and financial staff; proactively contributed to program development and strategy.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Internal coordination and program management
  • Ensures that program needs at the field site are met with adequate operations support through regular meetings with Health Coordinator, Medical staff, Finance-Administration, Human Resources, and Procurement
  • Participate in program planning, development, strategy, needs assessment, meetings, etc
  • Ensure staff training and capacity building as necessary to meet the needs of implementing programs
  • Report to Program Manager ,logistics Coordinator and Finance Director through a monthly field report (some parts are compiled from program, logistics and administrative reports
  • Logistics management (with technical support from roving field logistics officer ensure that IMC logistics procedures were implemented and respected
  • Finance/HR/Admin management: with technical support from roving finance and admin officer ensures that IMC finance and HR procedures were implemented and respected
  • Submit regular cash requests and forecasts based on activity needs
  • Coordinate site budgets with Finance/Admin unit to ensure adequate for support for program operations
  • Ensure that field finance/admin receives training and technical support from roving finance/admin on accounting, cash management, salary payments, HR procedures and file other administrative issues
  • Security management: with technical support from security coordinator based in Juba ensure that security procedures are implemented
  • Take necessary security steps to ensure site and staff safety
  • Monitor security on each day including evaluations
  • Ensure external liaison with main actors but also develop an information diversified network
  • Validate all staff and logistics movements between bases
  • External coordination: Responsible for IMC representation in the field site and general coordination (the technical expatriates liaise directly for technical matters with MOH)
  • Ensured reporting and liaison to local authorities , as needed
  • Supervise national staff
  • Provide oversight support and guidance to national staff

Staff Management 

  • Supervise the operational staff to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently.
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and set objectives.
  • Evaluation and appraisal of staff through the IMC Performance Management.

 Coordination and Representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IMC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination;
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate.
  • Represent the IMC in coordination mechanisms and meetings with other agencies, including the Ministry of Health, WHO and other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, or donors.
  • Advocate with and/or advise peer agencies, local government, and other stakeholders to influence responses to promote delivery of inclusive and high quality reproductive health response services.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps


Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in management, social science and international development with MPH preferred and strong surgical skills
  • 5 years experience in coordinating, implementing and programs in emergency contexts and/or refugee or IDP settings;
  • Experience in technically supervising staff in a complex setting;
  • Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision;
  • Ability to validate and interpret health data;
  • Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity;
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to live in a high security environment;