International Medical Corps Current Vacancies [3 Positions]

Posted on :

12 Oct, 2018

Category :

NGO Jobs in Nigeria

International Medical Corps 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 private, 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 position below:

Job Title: Program Director
Ref Id: 18-347
Location: Nigeria
Department: International Programs

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work

  • International Medical Corps (IMC) in Nigeria is seeking an experienced Program Director – who will lead the emergency program at IMC Nigeria most importantly in Borno state by ensuring that IMC’s programming in Nigeria contributes to organization’s vision of “Relief to Self-reliance.”
  • The Program Director, under the direct supervision of the Country Director, is expected to provide leadership and guidance to the country office’s efforts in emergency and development programming that is evidence based, aligned with national protocols, and supports the international community’s strategies to ensure that IMC’s role and mandate in the country are appropriate to the programming context.

Job Summary

  • The primary function of the Program Director is to support the Country Director in providing technical oversight to all projects and operational support to the country field sites.
  • As part of the senior leadership team, the Program Director also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs in collaboration with the country senior leadership team, in addition to program development and reporting responsibilities.
  • The Program Director will conduct frequent visits to the various program sites to support the field teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • To perform this job successfully, the Program Director must be able to perform each essential function

Program Development:

  • With the Country Director and supported by the Field/Project Managers, lead the development of project proposals for major donors in Nigeria.

Program Management:

  • Work closely with Program Coordinators to manage the programs to ensure their objectives are being met and impact achieved.
  • In collaboration with the CD and senior program staff, lead the development of concept notes, project proposals, budgets, and donor reports to expand the program portfolio of the mission
  • Maintain working relationship with the GoN line ministries, the UN agencies, health advisors, and relevant clusters and interface with them on a regular basis
  • Proactively oversee all projects in country through all components of the project management cycle working closely with Program Coordinators to identify areas for quality improvement and initiate communication between technical, operations and finance leads in country and with global International Medical Corps departments (e.g. technical units, finance, logistics and operations),
  • Provide technical support and oversight to all senior program staff
  • Working closely with the IMC Africa Desk, the CD, Finance/Admin Director and Logistics Coordinator ensure donor compliance in implementation of projects
  • Provide guidance and support for curriculum development and training for program staffs and local partners as needed
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders on IMC programs in Nigeria
  • Monitor humanitarian crisis in Nigeria in collaboration with the Program Coordinators, performing field assessments when necessary, and advise CD of response options
  • In collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, Program Coordinators in country and at IMC global departments and the Field Coordinators, oversee the collection and timely reporting of all programs according to internal and donor requirements, ensuring strict compliance with donor contract requirements/reporting deadlines

Representation:

  • Attend coordination meetings relevant to country programs as requested by CD.
  • Attend sector working group meetings including (but not limited to) health, nutrition, protection, food security and WASH
  • Represent the organization at any task force meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings, as appropriate
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the organization amongst the GoN/NGO/UN community
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors

Human Resources Management:

  • Provide guidance in the selection, recruitment, and training of program staff;
  • Technically supervise, orient, monitor, and evaluate program staff of the mission in close collaboration with Program Coordinators
  • Maintain open lines of communication with all field staff and service departments
  • Ensure close supervision and guidance of project and/or officers;
  • Work with Project Coordinators and project officers to address programmatic challenges;

Training/ Capacity Building:

  • Determine training needs for program staff and facilitate the participation of these staffs in necessary trainings in order to build capacity and increase job responsibilities
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for program staff

Working Relationship:

  • Maintain regular communication with Country Director, other Senior Management Team members and field-level senior staff to ensure program activities and objectives are achieved
  • Work with Country Director, Logistics Coordinator, and Finance Admin Director to ensure the coordination of timely delivery of program supplies and expenses are within budget
  • Participate in routinely scheduled calls with International Medical Corps headquarter and associated department staff to advise on activities and project implementation of projects in Nigeria
  • Ensure, with the CD, that all project reports and completed, submitted and the verification of submission shared with the regional desk; projects Kick-off meetings are planned, organized, and held with all aspects of project planning and implementation and completed are carried out
  • Coordinate with GoN and relevant agencies as necessary
  • Maintain the contact with HQ Technical Units and assist in the planningand organization of regular field visit

Security:

  • Collaborate with the Security Manager and CD in order to ensure staff and reputation of the organization are safe and secure at all time
  • Ensures application and compliance of all security protocols and policies

Compliance & Ethics:

  • Promote and encourage 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.
  • Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in design, management and evaluation of health, food security and nutrition project.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian context as a Program Director
  • Must have an understanding of the emergency and development sectors and a demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles
  • Experience in directly managing and supervising a diverse and multinational staff
  • Significant experience in proposal development, especially USG, EU and UN donors, and excellent report writing and editing skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and NGOs.
  • Ability to live and work in a volatile and potentially dangerous environment.
  • Strong experience with project management cycle.
  • Knowledge and experiences of budget preparation, management and donor requirements, especially USAID/OFDA, ECHO and UN requirements.
  • Excellent cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently following consultative processes
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Creativity and ability to work with limited resources
  • Highly reliable, able to consistently meet tight deadlines.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Country Security Manager
Job Ref: 18-213
Location: Nigeria
Department: Security

Job Summary

  • The Country Security Manager works at the direction of the Country Director and the Director of Global Security.
  • The primary function of the Country Security Manager is provide assistance to the Country Director and country programs, as assigned, on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff at a program site.
  • The Country Security Manager oversees daily security management of a country program site and manages the National Security Officers, as well as trains and mentors Security Focal Points.
  • The Country Security Manager will monitor and assess security conditions, assist and provide direction to country management teams and Security Focal Points (SFP’s).
  • The Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Country Security Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation

Security Management:

  • Develop and update the Security Risk Assessments (SRA’s), SOP’s and Contingency Plans
  • Supervise and train National Security Manager and Security Focal Points
  • Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensure that all field staff is fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats
  • Design and drill warden systems, emergency communications networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel
  • Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis
  • Collects security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to sites and communicates with Director of Global Security (DGS) and Country Director (CD) as appropriate
  • Monitors the security preparedness of country staff and works with CD to enforce staff compliance with internal security policies and SOPs
  • When directed by the DGS, carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings
  • Act as a key member of the Field Incident Team when required during a crisis so that safety policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensures logistics follows a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles
  • Audits communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary.
  • Recommends changes in country security plans to CD and DGS as needed
  • Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers

Compliance:

  • Ensure weekly security reports are completed and sent to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
  • Conducts and submits Security Risk Assessments of programs, as required.
  • Conducts and submits full Site Security Surveys of every site visited.
  • Conducts and submits Trip Reports of all high-risk field deployments.
  • The above should be completed using the Security Department approved templates, and be submitted to the Director of Global Security and the other HQ security staff.
  • Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position

Human Resources:

  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director
  • Make frequent site visits to facilities to carry out security assessments and ensure appropriate care and training are being conducted. Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

Training/Capacity Building:

  • Determine training needs for the security staff
  • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability
  • Works with DGS and CD to conduct any staff security training that is warranted.

Working Relationships:

  • Maintain excellent working relationships as a member of the country team senior management.
  • Build strong professional relationships with UN agencies, local authorities and other NGO’s
  • Maintain local networks to ensure community acceptance and local information

Representation:

  • Attends security coordination meetings and updates CD on current security issues
  • 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

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.

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

  • 5 years of field security experience in hostile environments
  • Previous experience working in NGO
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible with 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
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Compliance Manager
Ref Id: 18-344
Location: Nigeria
Department: Ethics and Compliance

Job Summary

  • The Compliance Manager will work closely with the Regional Compliance Coordinator in coordinating and leading the entire compliance review work, provide technical support and supervise and review the compliance review work under her/his supervision. Moreover the Compliance Manager is expected to provide guidance and facilitate the compliance review engagement under, field offices, partner organizations and country office departments assigned to him/her.
  • The Compliance Manager will be responsible in providing professional advice on preventive, detective and corrective internal control and organizational risk management to respective field, and country office management. S/he is responsible to supervise compliance officers.
  • Field Compliance is independent of all country program management and the Compliance Manager is expected to maintain a professional and ethical demeanour beyond reproach and to always protect confidentiality.

Responsibilities
Employee will serve as the Compliance lead in the implementation of OFDA, USAID, and WFP programs in Nigeria.  Specifically, the Coordinator will complete the following tasks:

  • Develop a compliance review plan with the Senior Management Team.
  • Design compliance review engagement schedule.
  • Review samples prepared by the compliance officers before the compliance review execution starts and, receive approval from Regional Compliance Coordinator for compliance review executed by him/her.
  • Assist management to effectively identify, document and mitigate compliance risks associated with program and operations activities.
  • Ensure Compliance Officers are following up on the developed Issue Log for management agreed upon action plan that includes compliance, internal and external audit recommendations to track their timely implementation.
  • Perform and supervise the Compliance Officer/s under his supervision on compliance review procedures to verify that controls are operating through testing and interviewing techniques with proper standard compliance review working papers and/or other suitable mechanism
  • Prepares timely compliance review reports based on the standard template and review the assignment conducted by compliance Officers prior to submission to the Regional Compliance Coordinator.
  • Build and develop the capacity of the compliance officers through the use of effective training, on job coaching, performance management frameworks and development plan.
  • Exemplify the role model behavior when it comes to ethics and organizational values.
  • In the absence of Compliance Officer/s conduct all types of standard compliance review areas as per Compliance Charter.
  • Communicate periodically with management in order to verify progress made with regards to the internal and external audit recommendations.
  • Assist in investigations upon request and approval of the Regional Compliance Coordinator.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply