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20-083: Program Officer
Country:Washington, DC
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

Day-to-day Headquarters liaison for assigned country programs advocating for the needs of the program within the organization and coordinate communications between all departments, including compliance, programming, logistics, legal, security, human resource and communication

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.

Program Support

  • Day-to-day Headquarters liaison for assigned country programs advocating for the needs of the program within the organization and coordinate communications between all departments, including compliance, programming, logistics, legal, security, human resource and communication
  • Day to day coordination of proposals, donor reporting process for assigned countries. Monitoring grant performance and overall assigned  country portfolio and flag any issue to the Program Manager
  • In close coordination with the Program Manager, review existing monitoring and evaluation systems and develop new systems that will ensure quality program implementation and reporting
  • Monitor the progress of each project and assist with the identification of issues which may affect the quality of program performance and consequent program adjustments
  • Respond to donor inquiries regarding program activities
  • Coordinate the production of various grant program-related documents upon request by senior management
  • Support dissemination of country specific information with relevant departments. Support with any country specific reporting requirements from other departments and vice versa. Regularly deploys to the field to assist in startup, staff coverage, and close out
  • Ensures that donors and internal reporting is submitted on time and in fulfilment of contractual obligations for the countries covered
  • External representation as required with donors
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. 

Representation

  • Attend coordination meetings on behalf of the organization, gather and share information, develop and nurture contacts within the donor community, government and other NGOs as appropriate
  • 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

Working Relationships

  • Maintain frequent communication with Program Manager to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated

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.

Qualifications:
  • BA  in related subject +

  • Project management certification 

Experience

  • At least 1 year years of field- based work experience in the sector Or 

  • 2 years’ HQ experience supporting relief and development projects in the field

  • Experience in proposals development and donor reporting  with IMC major donors (OFDA, USAID, PRM, GAC and EU donors) 

  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, and the ability to deal with a broad spectrum of people

 Competences  

  • Knowledge of Project cycle  management 
  • Knowledge of Logical Framework project planning and design 
  • Proposal development and donor report skills
  • Knowledge of major donors rules and regulations
  • Report writing
  • Good research skills
  • Ability to read,  analyze,  and  interpret  and apply donor  regulations  and requirements 
  • Strong analytical skills to determine overall grant performance 
  • Excellent writing skills, excellent cross-cultural communication

Languages

  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in Arabic,  French (or other relevant language to the portfolio) a plus

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.