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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.
The Medical Director is providing strategic vision and technical support to the identification, design, implementation and management of the health programs at national level. The Country Medical Director will work in collaboration with Country Director, Programme Director, senior management team, and health teams in the field to deliver high-quality health services to the targeted beneficiaries. The Medical Director will make frequent visits to the field sites to ensure the highest standards of service delivery. S/he will ensure high-quality clinical services in all IMC-supported health facilities. S/he will monitor service quality, ensure that all staff are trained and well-supported, pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies are properly managed, and apply clinical-level data to national-level quality improvement efforts. The Country Medical Director will represent IMC in the national Health coordination meetings, Health Forum and other technical working groups.
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.
Technical Monitoring and Program Quality
- Work closely with the PD to ensure smooth running of health programs.
- Provide technical supervision and technical support to the organizations health programming activities.
- Ensure activities are consistent with established best practices, which are acceptable internationally (WHO/SPHERE and IMC standards).
- Ensure health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Ministry of Health, WHO and IMC.
- Oversee the collection, analysis and timely reporting of data and statistics for all programs (including objectives, indicators and outcomes of health programs) according to internal and donor requirements
- Review from a technical standpoint, monthly field and donor reports.
- Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through review of pharmacy consumption reports, national drug protocols, donor pharmaceutical protocols, and program budgets, acquisition of partner agency and UN drug kits, and health information materials.
- Ensure all stakeholders, including senior management team, the Health Technical Unit and donors are provided with updates following the established reporting structure.
- Work with senior management team, field teams, cross functional platforms, and the Health Technical Unit in strategic planning for future health programs.
- Work with PD and senior management team to draft concepts for future funding following the protocols and formats.
- Provide technical input and support during proposal development and technical reviews.
- Strive to ensure as much as possible different health related sectors (MHPSS, GBV, etc.) are integrated into proposed programs.
- Provide inputs and support in new health assessment and assessment reports
- Represent the organization to national Health coordination meetings, Health Forum, donor and stakeholder meetings and other technical working groups.
- 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 standpoint with regular internal and external actors
- Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
Human Resources Management
- Assist in the selection and training of qualified program health staff, recommend promotions, and implement disciplinary action suggest termination of staff in consultation with the SMT.
- Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff.
- Train senior national health staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs.
- Ensure professional development for expat and national health staff through assessment of training needs and capacity building activities.
- Support direct supervisors in ensuring staff performance evaluations and professional development plans are in place.
- Overseeing trainings of all national healthcare staff, including doctors, clinicians, nurses, midwives and other technical staff to ensure that the provided trainings are of acceptable quality and address the identified needs.
- Collaborate with national health authorities and relevant international health agencies for the development of an approved curriculum to meet training needs and implement those plans through the management team and field teams
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Support the M&E staff/team in development of new strategies that includes proposal of data collection methods and defining medical indicators during project design; and supporting the team in data collection at the field sites.
- Interpret the analyzed data, present how the project is progressing in terms of performance indicators and propose plans for action to address any gaps in project implementation.
- Liaise with the HQ MEAL team to receive timely input and implement recommendations ensuring best practice at all stages of program implementation.
- Work closely with country senior management team and the Health Technical Unit
- Collaborate with security Manager/CD in order to maintain security of health staff in the field
- Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
- The candidate must be a medical doctor. Master’s in Public Health or a similar public health degree will be an added advantage
- Minimum 8 years of experience at the managerial and technical level relating to primary and secondary health care, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, community health, communicable diseases and outbreak/emergency response
- Candidates with international experience will be preferred.
- Experience of working at senior level in health humanitarian and development programs in South Sudan will be an advantage
- Excellent communications skills in English (oral and written)
- 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
- Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, project monitoring and evaluation.
- Proven capabilities in leadership required
- Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
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