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18-004: Health Program Manager - Dominica
Country:Dominica
Department:Global Strategies
  
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.

JOB SUMMARY
The primary responsibility of the Medical Doctor is to improve the provision of health services by directly supervising the implementation, direct care and evaluation of program activities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

1. Medical/Program Management
- Ensure provision of good quality health services in facilities supported by the organization.
- Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to health activities.
- Ensure health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Ministry of Health and WHO.
- In coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, analyze routine data and prepare timely program reports that reflect both donor        requirements and the organizations minimum indicators (ie.CMR, U5MR, malnutrition rate, immunization coverage)
- Anticipate changing needs and engage in emergency preparedness plans including disease surveillance and contingency planning.
- Provide direct patient care when necessary.
- Work with health authorities to design, implement and ensure the establishment of viable training programs
- Assist the Medical Director with prospective programs through field research, needs assessments and surveys and liaising with fellow NGOs and partners
- Develop project proposals in coordination with the Medical Coordinator/Medical Director and Country Director.

2. Representation
- Represent the organization at health coordination meetings as well as other coordination meetings which are relevant to country programs as required by Medical Director
- Serve as a liaison with MOH on matters related to the program to ensure programmatic accountability
- 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

3. Human Resources Management
- Assist in the selection and training of qualified health staff, recommend promotions, implement disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Medical Director and Finance Director
- Supervise medical volunteers staff on daily basis to ensure smooth and effective operations
- Ensure compliance to local labor laws including working hours
- Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

4. Training/ Capacity Building
- Ensure professional development for program staff through assessment of training needs and capacity building activities.
- Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs
- Ensure timely staff performance evaluations and develop professional development plans for staff

5. Working Relationships
- Ensure program progress through frequent communication with Medical Coordinator/Medical Director, Logistics and Finance team to ensure coordination of program
- supplies are consistent with management of budgets, including budget forecasting and development of spending plans
- Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary

6. Security
- Collaborate with security officer/CD in order to maintain security of program staff
- Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies

7. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps. 

8. 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:
  • Essential requirement is a post-graduate medical degree, along with a public health related qualification such as an MPH or commensurate experience as a licensed medical practioner
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in leading on technical interventions in emergency and transitional contexts;
  • Knowledge of, and field experience in, implementation of programmatic responses in line with international standards (SPHERE, MISP, IASC Guidelines, etc.);
  • Willingness to travel to field sites at least 50% of time, often with very short notice;
  • Updated knowledge of donor requirements and ability to write concepts/proposals is essential. 
  • Experience in working in conflict and other high risk operational environments
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; working knowledge of Spanish is desirable;
  • Must be able to demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and maintain a positive working relationship with clients and colleagues with professionalism and integrity;
  • Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving particularly in limited resource settings;
  • Experience in managing, training and motivating multiethnic and multicultural teams in high pressure environments;
  • Adheres to International Medical Corp’s Code of Conduct and security regulations

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.