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19-119: Program Coordinator
Country:Sudan
Department:International Programs
  
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.

Background 

International Medical Corps has worked throughout Sudan’s Darfur Region since 2004, providing health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. In many sites where we operate, International Medical Corps  is the only provider of primary health care or nutrition services, making it  a key partner to the Ministry of Health in the health response in the region. 

Job Summary

The primary function of the Program Coordinator includes supporting the Country Director in the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs.

Main Responsibilities

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.

Program Management

  • Work closely with the country director, senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the program within the scope of the grants
  • Analyze data gathered and propose alternative strategies of program implementation
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, ensuring statistics are correct and on time.
  • Work with the health teams to design and implement a reporting system to monitor and evaluate the objectives, indicators and outcomes of the country programs as well as trends in mortality and morbidity
  • Conduct assessments and contribute to production of proposals for new projects
  • Work with field teams and logistics to procure program supplies within program budgets
  • Regularly update country office on progression of programs as per protocol
  • Compile program and donor reports and assists with development of future programs as needed
  • Liaise closely with local authorities, donor and partner agencies to ensure program compliance with donor policies and regulations and complementary with other agencies' efforts
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed

Representation

  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country programs
  • Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordination meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings as appropriate
  • 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

Human Resources Management

  • Assist in the selection and training of qualified program staff and recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director and Finance Director
  • Supervise staff to ensure their smooth and effective operations
  • Ensure compliance to local labor laws including working hours
  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

Training/ Capacity Building

  • Determine training needs for subordinate staff
  • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff

Working Relationships

  • Maintain frequent communication with Country Director to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated
  • Work with Country Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies are within budgeted targets
  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary

Security

  • Collaborate with security officer/CD in order to maintain security of health staff in the field

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.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development and/or in a relevant field of study

Experience

  • Three to five years experience in program design and evaluation, of which at least one year in developing countries or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus

Equal Opportunities

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.