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18-047: Health Manager
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit 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, non-political, non-sectarian 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.
International Medical Corps has maintained a presence in Yemen since 2012, providing lifesaving support to people in need. In 2015, International Medical Corps transitioned its development-focused nutrition and health interventions to a rapid emergency response in order to provide lifesaving health and nutrition support to the people due to the ongoing humanitarian emergency. International Medical Corps so far has expanded its integrated health, nutrition, food security, and WASH activities to the most severely affected governorates in the county.
Job Summary: The position will be based in Ibb, Yemen, and will report to the Health & Nutrition Coordinator. The person will work closely with Health and Nutrition Coordinator and Nutrition Manager to ensure technical standards in IMC integrated health and nutrition programming, including support and capacity building of national health and nutrition managers. The person will actively travel to other site offices to support the health teams in the field.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure timely delivery on program components according to the proposed activities and available funds
2. Support quality programming related to primary health care, reproductive health, community health outreach, vaccination, early warning systems, outbreak response, medical supply chain management, pharmaceutical supply and appropriate drug use
3. Work closely with the Health & Nutrition Coordinator to undertake ongoing assessments of population needs and adapt the program interventions accordingly
4. Monitor and analyze data to flag possible outbreaks during the emergency phase
5. Review project proposal materials and ensure their proper implementation at the field sites
6. Coordinate with all pertinent actors and actively participate in relevant cluster meetings
7. Train health staff on medical facility assessments, data quality assurance, analysis and interpretation of data, disease surveillance, emergency preparedness, outbreak response and other relevant subjects related to program management
8. Ensure availability and development of technical tools to be used in health programming and training of the staff in their use
9. Hold regular coordination meetings with health personnel to update project monitoring plan and discuss challenges/solutions and exchange feedback on implementation
10. Ensure national counterparts are trained and empowered to perform
11. Schedule site visits for monitoring and supervision to ensure quality of services, accurate data collection and verification of pharmaceuticals, supplies and equipment
12. Regularly visit health facilities at field sites and provide feedback to the relevant health and nutrition managers
13. Compile data and submit reports as needed
14. Participate in proposal development for the projects
15. Coordinate with other program departments to ensure integrated implementation of services
16. Anticipate changing needs and emergencies
17. Work with finance, logistics, HR/admin and security to ensure smooth implementation of project activities
18. Represent the organization in a positive manner at coordination meetings
19. Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
20. Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
Qualification & Skills:
1. Medical doctor or nurse with Masters in Public Health or an equivalent degree
2. Must have at least 5 years professional experience in implementing health-related projects
3. Must have at least 5 years experience working with INGOs in humanitarian or development contexts (previous emergency response, conflict/post-conflict experience preferred)
4. Must be familiar with PHC supplies, trauma kits, basic hospital equipment and pharmaceuticals
5. Must be able to analyze and interpret data and to track performance against program indicators
6. Ability to work with a team and capacity building of national staff
7. Must be fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of Arabic preferred
8. Must be skilled in Microsoft Office
9. Must be able to travel to field sites regularly
10. Must be able to live and work in a highly insecure environment with limited movement and remote management if needed