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  • Posted on: 19 February, 2015 Deadline: 17 March, 2015
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  • 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.

    Emergency Program Coordinator

     

    JOB SUMMARY The primary function of the Program Coordinator includes supporting the Country Director in the planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Program Management
    • Work closely with the country director, senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the program within the scope of the grants
    • Analyze data gathered and propose alternative strategies of program implementation
    • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, ensuring statistics are correct and on time
    • Work with the 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
    • Conduct assessments and contribute to production of proposals for new projects
    • Work with field teams and logistics to procure program supplies within program budgets
    • Regularly update country office on progression of programs as per protocol
    • Compile program and donor reports and assists with development of future programs as needed
    • Liaise closely with local authorities, donor and partner agencies to ensure program compliance with donor policies and regulations and complementary with other agencies' efforts
    • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
    2. Representation
    • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country programs
    • Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordination meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings as appropriate
    • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
    • 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
    3. Human Resources Management
    • Assist in the selection and training of qualified program staff and recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director and Finance Director
    • Supervise staff to ensure their smooth and effective operations
    • Ensure compliance to local labor laws including working hours
    • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
    4. Training/ Capacity Building
    • Determine training needs for subordinate staff
    • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs
    • Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff
    5. Working Relationships
    • Maintain frequent communication with Country Director to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated
    • Work with Country Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies are within budgeted targets
    • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities
    • Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary
    6. Security
    • Collaborate with security officer/CD in order to maintain security of health staff in the field
    7. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

    Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development and/or in a relevant field of study
    • Three to five years experience in program design and evaluation, of which at least one year in developing countries or resource deprived environment
    • Supervisory experience
    • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
    • Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues
    • 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 local staff effectively
    • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
    • Excellent decision making skills
    • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
    • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus

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    Finance Administrative Director

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Finance Director directly oversees all financial, accounting and administrative activities including human resources administration and all finance administrative activities and reporting in the country offices.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Accounting and Finance Management • Ensure compliance with the organization and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation • Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures • Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments • Suggests formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes • Ensures the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions of the country office (main and field offices) in order to monitor financial status of all project activities • Manages the finance department of the country office to meet the financial reporting requirements of in-country management and Headquarters; This function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports • Directs the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements • Maintains the organizations system of accounts ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported • Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics • Supervise or prepare budgets • Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Country Director and Site Managers • Provide recommendations for budget realignments as required • Make frequent visits to field offices provide training to finance staff on internal procedures and requirements

    2. Human Resources Management • Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective operations • Supervise the oversight of staff personnel files inclusive of contracts, leave records and other paperwork required for employment in local context • Ensure compliance to local labor laws including contracts, compensation packages and working hours • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors • Collaborate with security officer/CD to maintain security of staff in the field locations • Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

    3. Training/ Capacity Building • Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs • Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff

    4. Working Relationships • Maintain frequent communication with Regional Finance Coordinator to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated • Work with Country Director and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs are within budgeted targets • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities • Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations

    5. Representation • Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors • Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-country • Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ • Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community • Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information. • 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

    6. Security • Ensures financial considerations are planned for and implemented as required at each security level • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies • Sends copies of key internal documents to HQ for back-up • Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures

    7. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

    Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a college or university degree in Accounting or Business Administration; preferably a Master’s degree. • Minimum 3-5 years managerial experience in a non-profit organization or equivalent experience, training and education • Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level • Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably Costpoint • Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with ECHO, USAID, World Bank, EU, DfID and other donors • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods) • Strong writing and presentation skills • Proven capabilities in leadership required • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

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    Gender-Based Violence Consultant

     

    JOB SUMMARY
    The GBV Consultant will coordinate with relevant internal and external actors to conduct a gender-based violence (GBV) assessment and recommend appropriate actions to ensure essential services for survivors of GBV and to reduce risks of further acts of GBV.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:
    1. Coordination
    • Work closely with relevant partners to review available information and to map services
    • Coordinate with other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into other assessments and program plans

    2. Assessment and Program Planning
    • Conduct a GBV assessment, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical recommendations
    • Identify opportunities for expanded service provision and increased support for vulnerable women and girls, including identification of possible local partners, support structures to reinforce, and appropriate points of entry for women-focused emotional support services
    • Prepare a report of assessment findings
    • Contribute to concepts or proposals as requested

    3. Representation
    • Represent the organization amongst the UN and NGO community and with the government
    • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct
     
    SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
    • Three years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and GBV coordination and experience conducting rapid assessments
    • Experience in emergencies and conflict areas
    • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination
    • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
    • Excellent decision making skills
    • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written

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    WASH Consultant

     

    Purpose of the Consultancy:
    The main purpose of this consultancy is to guide the development of technical approaches and inputs based on priority WASH needs for internally displaced peoples currently residing in camps, informal settlements and within host communities in the North East of Nigeria.

    Assistance will be needed in overseeing the design and execution of a WASH needs assessment in proposed locations, as well as drafting the final assessment report. Subsequently the consultant will use this assessment report to draft 2 proposals in pursuit of opportunities for WASH funding in the North East.

    The consultancy will last for 1 month - starting March 1st until March 31st.

    Scope of the Consultancy:
    Coordination
    • Work closely with relevant partners to review available information and to map services.
    • Coordinate with other sectors as possible to ensure integration of WASH concerns into other assessments and program plans

    Assessment and Program Planning
    • Review the specific country WASH context, including key stakeholders of the existing WASH sector, and programming opportunities
    • Identify and negotiate with partner organizations to ensure programs are designed so as to be complementary and meeting gaps in current service provision for WASH;
    • Oversee the design and execution of a WASH needs assessment, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical recommendations
    • Identify opportunities for expanded service provision and increased support for vulnerable groups, including identification of possible local partners and support structures
    • Prepare a report of assessment findings in line with agreed timeframe
    • Contribute to writing of 2 proposals based on assessment findings

    Representation
    • Represent the organization amongst the UN and NGO community and with the government.
    • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct

    Deliverables:
    The consultancy deliverables shall include:
    • An assessment report of WASH needs based on the findings of the needs assessment
    • Contribution to 2 proposals in pursuit of opportunities for WASH funding in the North East based on assessment findings
    • Provide handover notes summarizing WASH assessment, coordination at the state and national level, limitations, and recommendations for prospective programming

    Qualifications:
    Qualification of Consultant:
    • Relevant WASH technical qualification (engineering, public health or similar)
    • At least 5 yrs of professional experience in integrative WASH programming in conflict and transitional contexts, including facility- and community-based disease outbreak response
    • Proven experience in WASH program development using participatory approaches
    • Demonstrated negotiation, analytical and report writing skills
    • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
    • Fluency in English

    Method of Application

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