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Job For Field Site Manager at the International Medical Corps, 12th September, 2018

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. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: Field Site Manager Location: Gombe Program Background

  • The main purpose of the role is to provide program support, development and implementation. Ensure relevant International Medical Corps procedures and best practices are followed in relation to logistics, security, and human resource management.
  • Ensure all relevant authorities are included in the planning and implementation of projects as appropriate; draw up plans, proposals and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant team, medical and financial staff; proactively contributed to program development and strategy.
Job Summary
  • The primary function of the Site manager is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of IMC activities in Gombe LGA. Together with Program Director, Nutrition Coordinator, Program Manager, and program staff, he/she participate in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level; Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of IMC staff in Gombe.
  • Ensure that International Medical Corps programs are delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line to national and international guidelines. Report any security issue and ensures all IMC internal procedures are followed-up.
Main Responsibilities Internal Coordination and Program Management:
  • Finance/HR/Admin management: with technical support from finance and admin director, to ensure that IMC finance and HR procedures were implemented and respected
  • Submit regular cash requests and forecasts based on activity needs
  • Coordinate with budget holders and Finance/Admin unit to ensure adequate for support for program operations
  • Ensure that field finance/admin and implement appropriate accounting, cash management, salary payments, HR procedures and file other administrative issues
  • Ensures that program needs at the field site are met with adequate operations support through regular meetings with WFP project staff, Finance-Administration, Human Resources, and Procurement
  • Participate in program activity planning, implementation, strategy, needs assessment, meetings, etc
  • Ensure staff training and capacity building as necessary to meet the needs of implementing programs
  • Report to Emergency Program Coordinator, and copy WFP project manager, logistics Coordinator and Finance Director in a timely manner
  • Logistics management (with technical support from Logistic Coordinator, field logistics officer ensure that IMC logistics procedures are implemented and respected
Security Management:
  • With technical support from security Manager and Country Director, ensure that security procedures are implemented
  • Take necessary security steps to ensure site and staff safety
  • Monitor security on each day including evaluations
  • Ensure external liaison with main actors but also develop an information diversified network
  • Validate all staff and logistics movements between bases
External Coordination:
  • Responsible for IMC representation in the field site and general coordination (the technical expatriates liaise directly for technical matters with MOH)
  • Ensured reporting and liaison to local authorities , as needed
  • Supervise national staff
  • Provide oversight support and guidance to staff
Staff Management:
  • Supervise the operational staff to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently.
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and set objectives.
  • Evaluation and appraisal of staff through the IMC Performance Management.
Coordination and Representation:
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IMC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination;
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate.
  • Represent the IMC in coordination mechanisms and meetings with other agencies, including the Ministry of Health, WHO and other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, or donors.
  • Advocate with and/or advise peer agencies, local government, and other stakeholders to influence responses to promote delivery of inclusive and high quality nutrition response services.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IMC and amongst beneficiaries served by IMC.
Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity;
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to live in a high security environment;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Management Studies (Business Administration, Project Management, Social Science, Social Works and Administration, International Development, Public Health),
  • Working experience in managing WASH, Nutrition projects is desirable
  • At least 2 years’ experience in coordinating, implementing and programs in emergency contexts and/or refugee or IDP settings;
  • Experience in technically supervising staff in a complex setting;
  • Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision;
  • Ability to validate and interpret data;
  • Work experiences in Gombe is preferred
  • High level of communication and public relations skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office packages
    How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications, addressed to the "Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps" via: [email protected]   Application Deadline 21st September, 2018.   Note
  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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