Employment Opportunity at International Medical Corps (IMC) for a Health Manager

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit
organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through
health care training, relief and development programs. Established in
1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a
voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian 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.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Health Manager
Maiduguri, Borno
Job Summary

  • Under the Supervision of the Emergency Program Coordinator, the
    Health Manager will be responsible for designing, planning and providing
    technical leadership in the implementation of IMC Health activities.
  • He/She will closely work with the Health team, IDPs and all
    stakeholders (mainly Ministry of Health/ Primary Healthcare Development
    Agency) to ensure efficient delivery of safe health services in the
    assigned areas.

Main Responsibilities
Programme Management:

  • To take the lead in designing, managing and implementing IMC Health programs in Nigeria
  • Work closely with the Emergency Program Coordinator, senior
    management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the
    medical/health program
  • Work closely with the Emergency Program Coordinator to determine
    the training needs of IMC and health program partner’s staff and
    develop a capacity building plan to address the gaps.
  • Collaborate with the national health authorities and relevant
    international health agencies for the development of an approved
    curriculum to meet training needs as identified in the project area
  • 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
  • Work with Emergency program coordinator and management team to
    draft concepts for future funding following the protocols and formats of
    each relevant donor
  • 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
  • Analyse pharmacy reports to monitor drug consumption per site and adjust program as needed
  • Support the Emergency Programme Coordinator in planning and
    programme development and application of management tools including the
    Budget Monitoring Tool.
  • Contribute towards development of relevant health policies,
    protocols and guidelines to be implemented within the health program at
    Field/country level.
  • Work with government health authorities and international
    agencies such as WHO to ensure implementation of standardized national
    health information systems
  • Work with the Emergency Program Coordinator, field teams,
    partner agencies and national health authorities for outbreak
    preparedness and contingency planning
  • Work with Emergency Program Coordinator, senior management and
    field teams to plan for future program directions in terms of
    beneficiary needs, new sites, and / or new programs
  • Contribute towards development of programme implementation approaches, strategies and the overall Country Programme Strategy
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Emergency Programme Coordinator.
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Logistics and Budget Management:

  • Provide input in the review of health/medical related
    procurement requests, approve where appropriate and follow up with the
    Logistics/Procurement for timely delivery
  • Review and monitor all health expenditure on budgets in coordination with the Emergency program coordinator
  • Review and approve as per authorization level, all health related cash requests from health/medical team in the field
  • Support the Health Teams in developing and reviewing activity
    based budgets for all Health Program and program support components
  • Support logistics in developing technical tender/bid documents
    related to Health Infrastructure constructions, consultancies and
    conduct technical evaluation of the same.


  • Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with local
    government procedures (e.g. site selection) and do not duplicate or
    interfere with activities proposed or carried out by the UN or other NGO
  • Liaise with other organizations engaged in similar activities in Nigeria, including the government authorities, UN and other NGO
  • Liaise closely with the Emergency programme coordinator to ensure good integration and synergy of all programme activities.
  • Represent International Medical Corps in external related forums
    when called upon by the Programme Coordinators or the Country Director.

Capacity Building and Human Resource Management:

  • Directly manage the health team and ensure that program
    activities are completed within the specified timeframe and to
    acceptable level of technical and program quality
  • Conduct annual staff appraisals to the Health Officer in
    collaboration with the Emergency Program Coordinator as well as review
    all Appraisals for staff under the Health Officer
  • Facilitate Staff Training on areas of Technical Capacity Gaps as captured in the Appraisals
  • Support Field Health Team in Capacity Building of the Target
    Communities, partners ( Ministry of Health), community health workers
    and Local Authority where necessary
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  • Compile data/ information for health related donor reports in
    close coordination with field teams, the M&E Officer/ Manager and
    the Emergency Program Coordinator
  • Support the health team to deliver weekly/bi-weekly updates (OFDA) in a timely manner.
  • Compile all WASH monthly reports (internal) in close
    coordination with the M&E teamwork with M&E team to develop WASH
    Indicator Monitoring and Evaluation Tools and review the same regularly
    to adjust to program Requirements.

Qualification and Experience

  • Medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health
  • Experience in health/Medical programs at the Manager level
    relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive
    health, and communicable and non- communicable diseases in displaced
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience required, of which 1 to
    2 years should be with an INGO implementing health/Medical programs for
    displaced populations
  • Previous experience of implementing health programs for displaced populations
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee activities
  • Ability to implement effective projects with sometimes limited resources.
  • Excellent computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent coordination skills and familiarity humanitarian
    coordination structures and the cluster system/ emergency sector working
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote areas, with quickly
    changing security conditions (this position will be based in Maiduguri,
    Borno State, North East Nigeria).
  • Outgoing personality with excellent communication skills.
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity
    building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and
    evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods).
  • Good team player, flexible and capable of working with the team.
  • Experience managing emergency response donor funded projects ( ECHO/ OFDA)


  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are
    applying for as the subject of their email, otherwise applications will
    not be considered.
  • Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Position advertised is a National position.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and
CV’s addressed to the “Health Manager”, International
Medical Corps via: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Application Deadline: 25th May, 2017.

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