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17-356: PROGRAM MANAGER EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Country:Other
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
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.

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with a high degree of resilience, sound judgment, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Manager will take on the role of assessing, setting up and managing emergency health and nutrition program for natural disaster effected populations. International Medical Corps supports primary health care delivery through a number of government health facilities and mobile teams, integrating into them Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition, in addition to a community health component. In addition, IMC’s health programs involved support to selected secondary health care facilities and stabilization centers.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation,

  • Lead on the Technical Aspects of the Initial and subsequent sector assessments
  • Serve as the primary project manager for the emergency response
  • Responsible for: program activity plan, including training/simulation; monitoring and evaluation; and coordinating with ERU team members, logistics, finance and RD to ensure program deliverables are met;
  • Be the primary budget holder, responsible for: managing the pipeline process; ensuring procurement plans are produced and carried out; all costs are assigned appropriately in conjunction with Finance counterpart;
  • Participate in the writing, editing and finalizing of program briefs, proposals, and reports.
  • Coordinate with CO to steward, cultivate and solicit donors, including developing updates, information, proposals and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

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. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values. 

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development and/or in a relevant field of study.
  • Three years’ experience in program design, design, proposal writing and monitoring of programs, of which at least one year in emergency response programs in developing countries or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with International humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues - Strong, demonstrated representational skills, including with high-level contacts.
  • Flexibility, initiative, discretion, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus.

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.