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18-333: Program Coordinator
Country:Central African Republic
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


As part of the country program team, Program Coordinator is required to lead the design, and implementation of the country program activities,

provide supportive supervision of the field project managers in regards to the health, nutrition, and protection activities’ implementation, to ensure the quality of care provided to the beneficiaries. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Finance Department on budget monitoring through regular review of pipelines. In Coordination with budget holders, and the Supply Chain Manager, the Program Coordinator will design a procurement plan for each project being implemented. In Coordination with the Project Manager, the Program Coordinator will design, and adjust a work plan for each project to be implemented, in line with the procurement plan. On a monthly basis, the Program Coordinator will collect and analyse projects data from the M&E Department, and prepare the donors reports in coordination with the HQ respective department for technical review. The Program Coordinator will attend Donor technical meetings, and work in coordination with the Country Director in the development, implementation and review of the Country strategic plan.


  1. Program Management




  • Lead the process of program start up, and planning working, supported by Project Managers and the Country Management Team
  • Work with the Regional Program Coordinator to ensure that all program implementation tools are designed and available for projects’ implementation, monitoring and reporting


  • ?Support the Country HR in the recruitment process of needed personnel for project to be implemented
  • Review and approve the development of ToRs for hiring consultants and services providers for program implementation, and related activities
  • Provide technical, and management support to all budget holders to ensure activities are carried out on time, and within the existing budget
  • Be responsible for developing consolidated progress reports on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis, as per the donor, as well as International Medical Corp, requirements
  • Ensure that the exit strategies are in place for each project, and implemented
  • Lead the development of any additional program related documents that require program department intervention
  • Maintain frequent communication with Field Manager to ensure programactivities and objectives are communicated
  • Work with Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies   
  •  Attend technical coordination meetings with the donors and consortium partners 
  • 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 organization’s Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary



  • Medical/ Public Health degree;
  • Minimum of five years of experience required, of which 1 to 2 years should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment
  • Previous NGO experience
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Must have excellent self-motivation skills
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGOs; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
  • 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 staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions
  • Must be able to take on non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Proven capabilities in leadership required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Fluency in French required
  • Ability to read, write, analyse and interpret technical and non-technical information in English
  • While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious and remote places. The employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment.
  • Regularly work in outdoor extreme weather conditions