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.JOB SUMMARYThe Roving Procurement Coordinator (RPC) role has three main functions:
A] Deployment to priority countries in the region in the role of Procurement Coordinator/Specialist for the purpose of restructuring and managing the country procurement function to high standards aligned with global procurement strategies, policies & donor requirements and country operational requirements as well as strengthening and embedding collaborative working practices with other key stakeholder functions.
B] To act as technical guidance focal point for procurement procedures and support regional procurement & supply chain initiatives as assigned.
C] To lead procurement activities during emergency response interventions.
The Roving Procurement Coordinator will have delegated staff management responsibilities as determined by the specific TOR of each deployment.
The RPC is a member of the regional logistics & supply chain management team and reports directly to the Regional Logistics Coordinator, with additional in country reporting as determined by the specific TOR of each deployment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWhen functioning in a country capacity expected responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Needs assessment, market surveys, procurement planning, timely conduction of procurement activities, dissemination and standardization of improved procurement practices including Blanket Purchase Agreements, staff capacity building, reporting and information management, value for money initiatives.
When functioning in a regional capacity expected responsibilities include but are not limited to:
When functioning in an Emergency Response capacity:
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to theposition, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
• An advanced degree in relevant field (peace studies, public health, business administration or other similar) • Experience in leading evaluation or research design, data collection and analysis processes •Experience in Reporting on donor programs such as USAID, OFDA, DOS, UN, AusAID, DfID or others • Familiarity with one or more of the following fields is required: community initiatives (women, children), health and emergency management, IDP/Refugees, humanitarian assistance • Capacity to work proactively and independently, including actively researching donor agencies and maintaining a current understanding of trends in humanitarian communications • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently • Excellent written and verbal skills in English language; public speaking experience a plus • Willingness to live and work in a high-pressure environment with tight deadlines and proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously • Demonstrated international experience, experience in the health sector a plus