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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20th as deadly Category 4 storm. Winds as high as 155 mph and torrential rainfall caused widespread flooding, damaged and destroyed infrastructure, and knocked out power, leaving some 3.4 million people without electricity. The storm cut off communication and transportation services, breaking supply chains and leaving residents struggling to find basic resources such as fuel, water, and food.
This recent experience demonstrated the need of Puerto Rico Community Health Centers to be integrated into the state and local level emergency preparedness plans to maintain the continuity of healthcare services, for patients and individuals with health needs and limited resources in times of a disaster or during any public health emergency. To do this, CHC’s need the recognition and support from the emergency management network across agencies and all levels of government. In addition, Community Health Centers are required by HRSA to create and maintain an Emergency Management Plan. Those plans should address the four key areas of: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
The Puerto Rico Primary Care Association in its role to provide training, technical assistance and support to Community Health Centers in Puerto Rico promote the improvement on quality of services offered by the Community Health Centers is developing a stronger and comprehensive emergency management program in the organization. The goal of this program is to facilitate emergency preparedness and response of Community Health Centers in Puerto Rico to improve the organizations roles and recognition of a critical infrastructure during a further public health emergency or natural disaster.
Working under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Manager, assist in providing strategic leadership in the areas of program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of current projects. S/he works closely with the Program Director, and is supported by the Program team units at HQ level.
The Puerto Rico Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that program, program strategies and program quality and budgeting remain in line with International Medical Corps Global Standards, and the Mission's Strategic Plan. The Puerto Rico Program Manager ensures that IMC programming principles and strategic directions are reflected in programs and understood by all members of country mission staff. The Puerto Rico Program Manager is responsible for ensuring integration across key programs with an emphasis on developing strong links between development and emergency programming (team composition and structure, coherent programming; program synergy; Impact Measurement, vulnerability assessments and information management, etc.) and building resilience.
The Program manager is responsible for reviewing monthly IMC and ASPRR budget expenditure reports, pipeline, donor reports and receivables with Finance staff and regional finance advisors on a monthly basis and ensures program staffs are managing budgets appropriately, effectively and efficiently. S/he provides information for audit reviews audits reports and support the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations to make sure the CO complies with donor’s policies and procedures.
The Program manager is responsible in maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he is expected to play key role in mobilizing funds in coordination with the Program Director.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.
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