Emergency Medical Coordinator

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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

JOB SUMMARY
The Emergency Medical Coordinator is primarily responsible for the  design, implementation and management of the emergency health programs. The Emergency Medical Coordinator will work in collaboration with the senior management team and health teams in the field. The Emergency Medical Coordinator will make frequent visits to the field sites to ensure the highest standards of service delivery and to ensure programs are in line with internationally accepted standards and/or relevant Ministries of Health.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Technical Monitoring and Program Quality
• Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to the emergency health program, including activities conducted by partner organizations
• Ensure activities are consistent with established best practices.
• Work closely with senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the medical program within the scope of the grants
• Oversee the collection 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 field reports and ensure appropriate follow up and decision making on data relevant to the organizations health programs
• Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through review of pharmacy consumption reports, national drug protocols, program budgets, acquisition of partner agency and UN drug kits, and health information materials.
 •Provide regular updates, following the established reporting structures

2. Program Development
• Work with senior management team, field teams, and regional desk in strategic planning for future health programs.
• Work with PDOs, program coordinator and management team to draft concepts for future funding following the protocols and formats of each  relevant donor

 

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum medical degree with 3 years experience after medical college graduation; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health
• Minimum 3 years experience in overseas programs (preferably developing country or low-resource setting with an NGO) at the Manager level relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases; preferably in emergency response/conflict settings
• 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
• Ability to assume 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)
• Proven capabilities in leadership required 
• Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

 

LANGUAGES
• Ability to speak Arabic required

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE          

To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx

And complete the online employment application form.

 

 

 

 

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