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17-440: Program Coordinator
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.



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


  • Manage and implement activities as per program plans to achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible

  • Review, in coordination with key project staff, work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track;

  • Manage the overall program by planning, monitoring and evaluating program activities in accordance with the program document;

  • Identify and work with local partners including identifying capacity building activities for them

  • Manage a solid cooperation with partner organizations and government officials;

  • Identify other needs of the population and work with local partners to assist with this


Program Management and Development:

Support and oversee the day-to-day implementation of the OFDA program at all work sites, providing constructive supervision to the program personnel to implement, monitor and evaluate work plans and monitoring & evaluation mechanisms. In close collaboration with the Deputy Country Director of Programs, Department Heads, Technical managers and Medical Director, lead the program team in the development of new proposals and initiatives in accordance with the country strategic aims. Participate in the development of new business, program proposals and budgets in conjunction with the Senior Management Team (SMT). Contribute to the policies, structure and strategic development of IMCEnsure accurate reports are submitted in a timely manner for all activities occurring within the project sites.  Be ready for any emergency response that may occur and be able to respond accordingly in collaboration with the Emergency Program Coordinator.


Human Resource Management:

Ensure the recruitment and placement of all OFDA program staff know and ensure they understand IMC’s global and in-country HR policies and standards for professional conduct. Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the HR Manager, ensure all mandatory training is undertaken.


Finance, Logistics and Information Management:

In close coordination with the Finance Department, ensure proper financial, logistics and information management systems and control mechanisms are in place and adhered to in line with the International Medical Corps' global and in-country finance and logistics policies. Review and ensure timely submission of program narratives, finance and logistics reports from the operational sites as required.


Representation and Coordination:

Represent International Medical Corps with local government authorities (primarily the   DoH/MoH), non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the OFDA program level. Engage and or delegate to OFDA program staff for sector representation as appropriate. Represent International Medical Corps with beneficiaries and communities to encourage accountability to those we serve. Upon request by the Senior Management Team, organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in International Medical Corps' field response. Ensure regular and strong coordination between all staff and their department supervisors


Security Management:

Working with the local Security Manager. Ensure all project staff know and understand International Medical Corps' local security regulations; document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the sector Security Managers. Monitor the field area of operations security situation, attend security meetings and inform Senior Management of any relevant issues. Assist with the development of new SOPs for the area. 

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.

“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.”


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

  • Post graduate degree idevelopment or other relatefield, or at least 3 years ofleadershiwith at least middle to seniomanagement experiencithe development and humanitarian field.

  • At least 3 years of experience imanaging and implementing multi sector programs.  Experience with programs supporting local partners and community development preferred.

  • Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, management and interpersonal skills;

  • Previous experience of development antransitional projects under USAID. 

  • Solid understanding of the Iraqi contextwith previous experience ithe region preferred.

  • Strong negotiation skills anthe abilitto develop relationwitlocal counterparts, donors and other stakeholders.

  • Experience working in the Middle East preferred.

“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.”