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19-050: Program Director
Country:Yemen
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
IMC has built partnerships with government authorities such as Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP), National Security, Cleaning Fund, General Authority for Rural Water Supply Projects (GARWSP), Ministry of Agriculture, in order to facilitate access to facilities and communities, for monitoring, and to support the transportation of supplies. IMC also participates in clusters and coordinates with local and International NGOs to improve quality and to avoid duplication support.

Job Purpose
International Medical Corps (IMC) seeks an experienced Program Director for its Yemen response. This position, currently based in Yemen (but potentially with some remote management from Jordan depending on changes in security conditions and visa approvals), will oversee and ensure the continued success of IMC Yemen’s emergency programs across the country. The primary function of the Program Director includes overseeing the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs, working closely with the Country Director, Finance and Admin Director, Logistics Coordinator, and all departments under the Yemen mission. The Program Director acts as the lead point of contact with all donors as well as other agencies and actors in Yemen, including other NGOs, UN agencies, and coordination forums. The selected candidate will be responsible for all development and expansion of emergency health and nutrition, WASH, and food security and livelihoods assistance, as well as MHPSS and protection interventions, including management of all grants and program staff. Travel may be required to field sites, including Ibb, Taiz, Aden, Lahj, Al Dhale’e, Sana’a, and other target Governorates

 

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.

Program Management

  • Work closely with the Country Director, senior management, and field teams to determine the operational needs of the program within the scope of the grants
  • Work with field teams and logistics to procure program supplies within program budgets, including through the creation of procurement plans.
  • Oversee existing programs, to monitor effectiveness, appropriateness and cost effectiveness.
  • Work closely with Health and Nutrition Coordinator, WASH Coordinator, and FSL Coordinator in development, improvement and expansion of projects.
  • Lead development of essential standardized toolkits (such as referral protocols, communication procedures, best practice guideline, etc.).
  • Regularly update country office on progression of programs as per protocol.
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
  • Support program resource allocation and management
  • In coordination with in-country technical team, (health, nutrition, mental health, WASH, food security), oversee activity implementation
  • Support management of potential partner relationships
  • Ensure all programs are implemented according to strategy, work plans, and budget, in addition to meeting indicators in a timely manner
  • Complete regular visits to the field to ensure proper implementation of activities, determine programmatic gaps, etc.
  • Liaise closely with Finance and Admin Director to ensure all programs are on track for financial spending, including through the creating of spending plans and monthly pipelines
  • Coordinate grant kick-off meetings for any new funding received, including program, logistics, and finance
  • Provide regular program updates to IMC Headquarters staff, including reporting on areas of interest to promote IMC’s mission and programs in the area.

Proposal Development and Grants Management

  • Conduct assessments and contribute to production of proposals for new projects
  • Plan and design quality programming, in line with country strategies and in response to donor guidelines
  • Oversee development of new proposals, in coordination with various departments and relevant HQ staff, including the creation of relevant and achievable indicators
  • Compile program budgets based on project activities in coordination with finance department
  • Ensure program compliance with donor policies and regulations and complementary with other agencies' efforts

Support Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

  • Analyse data gathered and propose alternative strategies of program implementation
  • Oversee compilation of monthly and quarterly reports, ensuring statistics are correct and on time
  • Work with the reporting officers to design and implement a reporting system to monitor and evaluate the objectives, indicators and outcomes of the country programs as well as trends in mortality and morbidity
  • Use data to plan for future evidenced-based programming

 Representation

  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country programs
  • Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordination meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings as appropriate
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
  • Liaise closely with local authorities, donor and partner agencies Coordinate donor and stakeholder visits to field sites as needed

Other

  • Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordination meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings as appropriate Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
  • Liaise closely with local authorities, donor and partner agencies Coordinate donor and stakeholder visits to field sites as needed
  • Identify training needs of staff, providing internal training as appropriate

 


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:
  • A Master Degree in International Development, Public Health or any of the relevant Sectors/Disciplines is required.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in program design and evaluation, ideally including supervisory experience and experience in emergency response/programming in humanitarian settings
  • International experience.
  • Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience writing proposals and managing information related to large-scale emergency response and reporting to donors OFDA, WHO, OCHA)
  • Previous experience in the Middle East
  • Experience and understanding of key institutional donors’ policies, guidelines and strategies e.g. USAID, OFDA, ECHO, and UN

Competency

  • Insight into health services integrated programming
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Ability to meaningfully contribute to decision making processes
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, ability to lead and coordinate processes across a number of departments
  • Flexible, able to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a complex emergency environment.

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.