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Medical Coordinator

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International Medical Corps UK
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Blue Nile States and Darfur, Sudan, Sudan
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Published 26 days ago

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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.


Background

International Medical Corps has worked throughout Sudan’s Darfur Region since 2004, providing health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene interventions. In many sites where we operate, International Medical Corps is the only provider of primary health care or nutrition services, making it a key partner to the Ministry of Health in the health response in the region.


Job Purpose

The Medical Coordinator is providing strategic vision and technical support to the identification, design, implementation and management of the health programs at national level. The Medical Coordinator will work in collaboration with Country Director, Program Director, senior management team, and health teams in the field to deliver high-quality health services to the targeted beneficiaries. The Medical Coordinator will make frequent visits to the field sites to ensure the highest standards of service delivery. S/he will ensure high-quality clinical services in all IMC-supported health facilities. S/he will monitor service quality, ensure that all staff are trained and well-supported, pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies are properly managed, and apply clinical-level data to national-level quality improvement efforts. S/he will ensure quality programming is undertaken by IMC teams to train, supervise and support community based health workers and volunteers to provide health education and health services to the community members at the grass roots level. The Medical Coordinator will represent IMC in the national Health coordination meetings, Health Forum and other technical working groups.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


·      Work closely with the Program Director to achieve program objectives and targets effectively and efficiently.

  • Work closely with site manager, area coordinator, and M and E coordinator for smooth implementation of the program
  • Actively participate in program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Improving the quality of the PHC, and RH and nutrition programs through priority setting, time bound work plan, continuous monitoring using supervisory check list.
  • Ensure program targets are met using indicator tracking table
  • Ensure the quality of data through proper entry, cleaning and regular checking and use the data for action on the site
  • Ensure diagnosis and treatment of patients is based on standard procedures(national and international guidelines)
  • Actively participate in the management and referral of patients based on the national protocol
  • Ensure the community based activities such as EPI, nutrition screening, health education and defaulter tracing are done properly
  • Actively participate in the identification and management of any disaster or epidemics.
  • Build the capacity of national staffs through proper coaching and training
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual plans

·      Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and annual data and reports to his line manager and other relevant agencies

·      Actively participate in human resource management such as induction, motivation and coaching

·      Represent IMC at locality and state level

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.


Qualification

  • The Degree of Doctor of Medicine OR First degree in health science required
  •  Masters in public health or related fields is required.

 

Experience

·      Previous experience in nutrition programs is required

·      Languages – working knowledge of English. Arabic will be an asset

·      Good report rewriting skills

·      Previous management and leadership experience in humanitarian emergency set-ups

·      Very good interpersonal skills and team player

·      Advanced knowledge of medical sciences and primary health care

·      Basic computer skills – Microsoft Office, Email, EXCEL – and other computer based systems

·      Ability and willingness to manage projects in resource-limited hardship areas


Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Arabic

English, Arabic

Location

On-site
Sudan

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