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19 Jun 2020

Health Manager, June 2020 – NGO Jobs

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BACKGROUND

Company Background:

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.

International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of

Health Manager to be based in Maiduguri Covering Damboa.

Position: Nigerian nationals only

Program Background

IMC is planning to implement a COVID-19 prevention and response project in Damboa LGA of Borno State under a future funding from USAID/OFDA. This support from OFDA will focus on capacity building for health workers, surveillance and Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE). IMC also has GBV, Polio eradication, nutrition and WASH program in Damboa LGA in Borno, North East Nigeria.

JOB SUMMARY

The Health Manager is primarily responsible for the design, implementation and management of the emergency health interventions / programs. He/she will work in collaboration with the senior management team and health and nutrition teams in the field. The Health manager will be based in Maiduguri with frequent visits to Damboa, and will be responsible for the technical management of International Medical Corps’ health program in Damboa to ensure the highest standards of service delivery and to ensure programs are in line with internationally accepted standards, relevant Nigeria Ministry of Health standards and IMC’s minimum standards.

He/she will supervise the implementation of International Medical Corps health program in the field. Guided by the Program Director, the Health Manager will ensure timely execution of health program activities based on assessed and verified needs. He/she will also supervise a health team of national staff and community volunteers and provide support in their capacity needs assessment and strengthening. He/she will contribute in developing and implementing health management information system (HMIS) to monitor the progress and incorporate lessons within the health program. He/she will help organize regular review meetings to assess progress, issues and undertake steps for further improvement at field level.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential functions below with minimal supervision.

· Manage, coordinate and report all aspects of International Medical Corps’ Health Programs in Damboa refugee camps and surrounding host community areas.

· Oversee the overall planning, implementation, and monitoring of health program.

· Assure high quality standards in the project by implementing and adhering to national and IMC minimum standards

· Prepare and contribute to project proposals for new funding opportunities, develop a detailed implementation and monitoring plan, and adapt program(s) to changing contexts as needed.

· Work closely with the Site Manager, the Program/Project Team at the site level to determine the operational needs of the health programs within the scope of the OFDA grant

· Review and provide input for daily, weekly and monthly field reports in order to analyse trends and adjust the programs as needed and meet internal and donor requirements.

· Work with local government authorities, and UN agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA) and partner agencies to acquire both medical and non-medical supplies and technical support for health programs.

· Work with finance, logistics, HR/admin and security to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.

· Evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the health team.

· Participate or represent IMC in health cluster meeting (at duty station)

· Provide overall management support to the health team, support in recruitment of the national staff at field level, evaluating staff and providing programmatic directions to the team.

· Develop weekly and monthly work plans that are practical, that will guide the team to effectively deliver services to the affected population, as well monitor the progress of all set project results, verse targets set.

· Document all processes and outputs of capacity building, coordination and management of activities to ensure experiences and lessons are well documented for future reference

· Work with health team on developing and conducting surveys and evaluations as needed. This could include knowledge, attitudes, practices, and other surveys.

· Work closely with M&E team by providing weekly and monthly progress updates. S/he will also submit monthly, quarterly, mid-term and final technical reports as may be required by the project documents and in a timely manner.

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

· Work with finance, logistics, HR/admin and security to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.

· Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Qualifications and Experience

· Medical doctor with Bachelor degree in Medicine from a recognized learning institution plus 3 years of experience in management of similar project

· Proven experience in emergency settings, Primary health care, major epidemic diseases surveillance and epidemic/outbreak investigation and response

· Experience of facilitation of training review meetings and workshops

· Experience on budget and administration logistics and Human Resources management

· Experience on writing / developing project proposals including implementation reports

· Knowledge of North Eastern Nigeria as well as speaking Hausa language is preferred but not required.

· Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;

· Ability to work effectively with government, community leaders, international/national organizations, donors, partners and other International Medical Corps relationships.

· Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, and other computer applications

· Strong organizational skills

· Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented

· Demonstrated experience and skills in ensuring community participation and gender issues in humanitarian programming

· Ability to provide technical support for IMC staffs and government health workers on proper implementation of the service.

Key Competencies:

· Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with children and their care takers.

· Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.

· Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.

· Ability to deal with relations with local authorities.

· Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness of political, religious and economic aspects of the community.

· Excellent inter and intra personal skills to ensure consistent positive relations with key stakeholders.

· Familiarity with donors and donor procedures helpful.

· Strong report writing and computer skills. **

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.

· Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors.

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.

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