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.PROGRAM BACKGROUND International Medical Corps has been present in Chad since 2004, following the massive influx of refugees from Darfur in the eastern regions of the country. Program priority areas have been in line with International Medical Corps’ flagships: building health capacity, emergency preparedness and response, women’s and children’s health and nutritional wellbeing, and integrated mental health services. Activities have largely been focused on ensuring primary and secondary health care, and nutrition service provision, to populations affected by conflict and displacement, and/or food insecurity and acute malnutrition. Specifically, IMC currently reinforces the capacity of 38 primary health care centers across two regions (Lake Region – 24, Abdi District – 14) in the delivery of integrated health and nutrition services. In addition, it supports a district hospital and mobile clinics in the Lake Region, and a nutrition stabilization center in Abdi District.JOB SUMMARYThe primary function of the Program Director is to support the Country Director in providing technical oversight to all projects and operational support to the country field sites. As part of the senior management team, the Program Director also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs in collaboration with the country senior management team, in addition to program development and reporting responsibilities. In addition to supporting the country mission in N’Djamena, the Program Director will conduct frequent visits to the various program sites to support the field coordinators. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Program Management
Attend coordination meetings relevant to country programs;
Attend epidemiological meetings, the health, nutrition, Food security and Wash clusters;
Represent the organization at task force meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings, as appropriate;
Ensure maximum visibility of the organization amongst the NGO/UN community;
Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct, medical ethics, and respect of medical protocols and medical code, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors;
Update all the medical protocol of the country, getting all updated national strategic plan (against malaria, malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, TB, SRH) and implementing them on the field through regular contact with all MoH specialize advisors.
3. Human Resources Management
4. Training/ Capacity Building
5. Working Relationship
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, 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.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.