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18-266: Field Coordinator
Country:Chad
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

 

PROGRAM 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.

 

International Medical Corps has been operating in Chad since 2004, primarily in the East of the country close to the Darfur border and in the Lake Region. International Medical Corps is mainly running Primary Health Care and nutritional activities in Chad where an emergency crisis is felt on the Sahel belt and in the lake Region. Currently, International Medical Corps is running 2 programs in Chad: one on the East (Abdi) assisting vulnerable communities by providing primary health care and nutritional interventions and another in the lake region (Bagasola/Bol) providing primary health care and nutritional assistance (with a small Food Security component) to victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. As of 2014, International Medical Corps has planned to expand its areas of operation to include surgical activities in the South of the country with the current crisis in CAR moving toward the Southern border of Chad (we are currently seeking for donors support).

 

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY 

 

Through a six Months anticipated project to be funded by ECHO, International Medical Corps seek to prevent and reduce excess mortality and morbidity of Refugees and vulnerable host populations through health and nutrition interventions in the Gore health district. International Medical Corps will support health centers in terms of therapeutic nutrition program (CMAM approach), including outpatient's therapeutic programs (OTP), supplementary feeding program (SFP), and support as well as the primary health care (including reproductive health) in those health centers and the Stabilization Centre set in the Gore district hospital. As part of the implementing team, a field coordinator is required to manage the program with the assistance of a second expatriate (a Medical Doctor). He will be mainly in charge of human resources management, finance follow up, grant follow up and reporting, logistic follow up, security and strategy follow up.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Oversee program personnel and assume accountability for the timely, effective and efficient implementation of the program
  • Oversee administrative, human resources, logistics and financial management of the field office
  • Lead proposal writing and donors intermediate and final reports regarding the Gore program according to guidelines provided by SMT.
  • Ensure compliance to donor rules, regulations and reporting deadlines. With support from Finance Administrative Director, provide technical leadership in managing Grants Agreements.
  • Provide program cycle leadership in national staff capacity building
  • Oversee accurate financial forecasting at Field Office level with a view to contributing to accurate grants pipelines, track budget expenditure with operations and programs staff to ensure appropriate spending projections, timely procurement and activity implementation
  • With support of the Country Director and other members of the Senior Management Team, develop systems and procedures to ensure smooth running of field office in line with International Medical Corps' global and country-specific guidelines
  • Participate as part of Country Leadership Team on issues of strategic planning, promotion of International Medical Corps' Program Framework; and other macro projects;
  • Liaise with WFP, UNICEF, other UN agencies, international and national NGOs, and government departments (especially governor, prefect and MoH) present in the region to foster partnership and coordination with key International Medical Corps' stakeholders.
  • Represent International Medical Corps at local and regional levels, as well as for internal and external visitors. Coordinate the visits of Donors, Stakeholders and Personnel in the field.
  • Ensure positive interaction and good relations with partners in the region;
  • With support from the Country Director and the Global Security Advisor, update security guidelines for International Medical Corps field office and ensure their acknowledgement and adherence;
  • Develop a security network to be informed of the security/context situation in the region.
  • Recruit, train and supervise national staff as necessary; participate in recruitment of international staff as required;
  • Ensure that monthly technical and support functions reports are sent timely to the senior management team.
  • Any other duties requested by the supervisor.

 

 

Qualifications:
 

Qualifications 

 

  • University degree in International Affairs, Public Administration, Management, Public Health, International Corporation and humanitarian aid, finance or administrative studies, social sciences, or Program Management is required.

    Experience 

  • At least 4 years’ experience working overseas in a conflict-affected or post-conflict environment, or in humanitarian aids.
  • If possible a previous full mission with a medical organization.
  • At least previous mission in a remote areas

Competency 

  • Proved knowledge in proposal writing, donors report writing, especially with ECHO.
  • Proved Ability to develop a contact network to follow security and to analyses raising tensions and context environment.
  • Proven leadership, team-building, and management experience.
  • Ability to form, to motivate, and to work in a team.
  • Fluency in spoken English and French is essential to the post. Written English is essential for reporting
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to form and implement systems and procedures and ensure their adherence.
  • Proven computer literacy skills.
  • Ability to work under difficult working and living conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to work and travel throughout the South Region