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17-361: Medical Director
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:
Position Summary and Essential Responsibilities
1. Technical Monitoring and Program Quality
a. Work closely with the Country Director and the Program Manager to ensure smooth running of health
b. Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to the organizations health programming activities.
c. Ensure activities are consistent with established best practices, acceptable international (WHO/SPHERE).
d. Ensure health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Ministry of
Health, WHO, and OFDA.
e. Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all programs (including objectives,
indicators and outcomes of health programs) according to internal and donor requirements
f. Review from a technical standpoint, monthly field and donor reports.
g. Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through review of pharmacy consumption
reports, national drug protocols, program budgets, acquisition of partner agency and UN drug kits, and
health information materials.
h. Ensure all stakeholders, including senior management team, the Health Technical Unit and donors are
provided with updates, following the established reporting structures.
2. Program Development
a. Work with senior management team, field teams, regional desk and the Health Technical Unit in strategic
planning for future health programs.
b. Work with program coordinator and management team to draft concepts for future funding following the
protocols and formats.
c. Provide technical input during proposal development and technical reviews.
d. Strive to ensure as much as possible different health related sectors are integrated into proposed programs.
a. Represent the organization to UN health Sector Group as well as other health coordination meetings.
4. Human Resources Management
a. Assist in the selection and training of qualified program health staff, recommend promotions, and
implement disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with Country Director and Finance
and Administrative Director.
b. Maintain open lines of communications with National Medical Coordinator and all field staff.
c. Work closely with the National Medical Coordinator to determine the training needs of the medical staff.
Arrange and oversees trainings.
d. Ensure staff performance evaluations and professional development plans are in place.
5. Working Relationships
a. Work closely with Country Senior Management Team and the Health Technical Unit
b. Ensure program progress through communication with Country Director, Logistics Staff and Finance team
to ensure coordination of programs supplies are consistent with management of budgets, including budget
forecasting, development of spending plans.
a. Collaborate with Manager and Country Director in order to maintain security of health staff in the field.
b. Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
7. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
a. 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.
a. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are
not necessarily all inclusive.
Skills & Requirements:
1. Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health
2. Minimum 3 years’ experience in overseas programs (preferably developing country or low-resource setting with an
NGO) at the Manager level relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS,
communicable and non-communicable diseases or equivalent combination of education and experience.
3. Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language. Ability to speak in
Arabic is an asset.
4. Eligibility to obtain Visa for Libya.
5. Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
6. Excellent self-motivation skills
7. Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government
officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
8. Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
9. Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
10. Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
11. Proven capabilities in leadership required