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17-310: Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Country:Yemen
Department:International Operations
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

BACKGROUND

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.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation

Program Management

Work closely with the Program Director (PD), senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the health program within the scope of grants.

Responsible for all aspects of IMC Yemen’s health and nutrition programs.

Work closely with the medical doctors and health teams to determine the training needs of the medical staff.

Collaborate with IMC health teams, national health authorities, health cluster and relevant international health agencies to ensure the coordination of IMC’s health programs.

Work with the program team and 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.

Review and provide input for monthly field reports in order to analyze trends and adjust the programs as needed.

Work with government health authorities and international agencies such as WHO to ensure implementation of standardized national health information systems.

Work with Program Director, field team, partnering agencies and national health authorities for outbreak preparedness and contingency planning.

Work with CD, PD, senior management and field teams to plan for future program directions in terms of beneficiary needs, new sites, and/or new programs.

Lead health team for the creation of all new proposals and grants.

Work with field teams and logistics to procure drugs in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply based on site consumption while adhering to national drug protocols and program budgets.

Analyze pharmacy reports to monitor drug consumption per site and adjust program as needed.

Regularly update country office on progression of programs as per protocol.

Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed.

Provide capacity building training as needed to IMC medical offices and health facility staff.

Representation

Attend health coordination meetings as well as other coordination meetings which are relevant to country programs.

Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings.

Serve as a liaison with relevant local government authorities on matters related to the program to ensure programmatic accountability.

Participate in coordination meetings and communicate relevant information to CD, PD and other health staff.

Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community

Lead the production of reports at site and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.

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 health staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Program Director and Finance Director.

Supervise the day-to-day technical health staff to ensure 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 medical 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.

Coordination

Maintain frequent communication with Country Director or Program Director to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated.

Work with Program Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies are within budgeted targets.

Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities or as assigned.

Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary.

Others

Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies.

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

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.

“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”

Qualifications:

“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”

• Medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health
• Experience in overseas programs at the Manager level relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, communicable diseases and management of malnutrition.
• Minimum of three years of experience required, of which 1 to 2 years should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 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 NGO’s; 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 organizational skills
 

• Excellent written and spoken English (Arabic an advantage)

“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.”