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17-505: Project Director
Country:Sudan
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of Program Director, the Project Director (Health System Strengthening) has the following responsibilities;
I. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
• Develop project specific implementation plans including timelines, assigned roles and responsibilities in partnership with country-level team leads and local stakeholders
• Lead internal and external project planning and reporting, including annual work planning with IMC country office, field teams and sub award partners
• Follow up of the project work plan with team members regularly to ensure activities are on track.
• Development of detailed implementation plans including procurement, payment and distribution schedules that are in line with program logistics/supply chain capacity
• Ensure that the HSS project meet stated objectives and indicators within agreed timeframes and are achieved to the highest standard
• Ensure the effective use and coordination of resources and compliance of the project's financial systems and controls per IMC and donor standards.
• Provide or facilitate technical leadership for the project especially in the areas of health system strengthening and related areas.
• Closely monitor delivery and expenditure rates of the HSS project promptly identifying, and correcting under-delivery issues and deviations from work plans
• Manage and closely follow budget pipeline planning, monitoring and monthly follow up in collaboration with other relevant staff.
• Conduct regular visits to the project sites in order to work directly with field team with producing regular monitoring reports which are shared with Program Director and Country Director.
• Responsible for ensuring  high quality progress reports are prepared on time
• Organize and attend weekly departmental meetings to maintain effective communication.
• Manage sub-contract development and negotiations of partner NNGOs, and ensure support so that they can achieve their deliverables.
• Conduct regular progress review meetings with partners to ensure project is going well
• Ensure the participation of beneficiaries and communities, particularly those most vulnerable or at-risk, in all stages of the project cycle where appropriate.

II. PROJECT COORDINATION
• Manage relationships with the project partners and other key stakeholders.
• Represent the project and IMC at relevant meetings at state level as well as Federal level when and if assigned.
• Ensure HSS project and IMC’s active engagement at state and local authorities and humanitarian actors in the health and nutrition field.
• Build effective coordination with the health teams in West Darfur.
• Establish strong links and ensure adequate information sharing with the IMC’s Khartoum Office and, with other IMC offices in Sudan

III. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING
• Assist IMC Sudan’s Country Office in resource mobilization for HSS activities and inputs.
• In consultation with Program Director, Country Director and others, plan and oversee rapid needs assessment and guide the team to assess and address specific needs
• Actively participate and contribute in internal program review, strategy development, senior management team meetings and other events as necessary.
• Monitor developments and determine strategic opportunities related to HSS.
• Ensure that the HSS project is implemented in accordance with donors’ regulations and with IMC standard procedures
• In collaboration with the M&E team, analyze and report on relevance, outcomes, and impact of HSS related activities to provide lessons learnt and to identify best practices.
• Advise operational   research questions and participate as needed.

IV. STAFF MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING
• Responsible for the direct supervision of the HSS project manager, HSS project officer(s) and HSS M&E Officer
• Provide effective guidance and support to HSS staff assigned to the project
• Lead training and capacity building activities to build HSS capacities within IMC Sudan, partners and target SMOH staff.

 

Qualifications:
Requirements
• Master’s degree in public health or related field is required
• Medical background , MD, is strongly preferred.
• Ten or more years of experience in senior project management in a developing-country context, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Proven capacity to supervise and coach staff in project management.
• Demonstrated skills in problem solving.
• Financial management skills are an added advantage.
• Innovative, flexible and high adaptability skills in hardship location;
• Excellent analytical skills and responsiveness
• Representation skills and excellent communication and reporting writing skills
• Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential