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19-055: Program Coordinator, Erbil
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.

Job Purpose
The site program coordinator is responsible for the over-all management and implementation of programs in defined areas under the 3 main IMC offices.

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.


  • Focal point in coordinating with program stakeholders at site level within relevant coordinating bodies
  • Serves as the point of contact with donors during site visits

Program Management

  • Follow up with site level program implementation as per donor commitments – accountable for program deliverables
  • Leads the program team in the adherence to the work plan, accomplishment of targets and determination of factors affecting program implementation as well as planning and execution of action to mitigate the negative impact
  • Maintain site-specific program management tools, namely but not restricted to work plans, procurement plans, HR plans and pipelines in consultation with relevant managers at field level

Budget Management

  • Program budget management at site level – decides on budget allocations in consultation with site program focal points, guided by the technical leads
  • Together with the field coordinator and finance manager ensure that field site is within budget limits and projected spending

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensures that assigned program staff updates and maintains relevant databases, follows up with relevant program supervisors perform quality of care and supervisory functions documented by developed tools
  • Coordinates with the MEAL team in monitoring site –specific accomplishments against targets
  • Consults with technical leads in the interpretation and analysis of collected data
  • Seeks the guidance of relevant technical leads ensure that all interventions relevant to program interventions are adhering to technical standards

Human Resource Management

  • Directly supervise program focal points at field level
  • Liaises with HR and relevant technical leads to identify performance indicators for each supervisee in terms of technical and programmatic objectives
  • Identify training needs and address the same by coordinating with relevant technical and department heads
  • In consultation with the HR department, recommend appropriate corrective action for staff who breaches IMC HR policies, CoC and donor regulations. This includes corrective and disciplinary action in case of non-adherence to technical standards


  • Consolidates site inputs for donor reports, proposal development and relevant reports to be submitted onward to the grants unit
  • Flags to grants, relevant technical leads and SMT concerns which may negatively affect program implementation and present proposed solutions after consultation with field team

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.

  • Degree in relevant fields in health and social sciences
  • Post-graduate certification on program management


  • At least 6 years experience working within the humanitarian sector with increasing responsibility
  • Strong management skills


  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of Arabic an advantage
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent reporting and proposal development skills.
  • Team player with high ability to work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work under pressure


  • Ability to travel at least 75% of the time to program locations in coordination with other program and operational colleagues

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.