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Manager, Health – Country at the International Medical Corps (IMC)

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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 under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Health – Country

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time

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Job Summary

  • The Manager, Health – Country is responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, reporting and overall management of Health programs in their country of assignment through the provision of technical oversight, capacity building of staff, supervision and coordination with other departments and relevant agencies. In collaboration with other team members, this position is also responsible for supporting the development of new Health projects.
  • The Manager will represent International Medical Corps’ country office in relevant technical and coordination forums.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Program Development and Reporting:

  • Work with the senior management team to develop Health sector strategy for Health programs in the country through identification of program/sector needs, understanding of national priorities and the funding/donor landscape.
  • Take lead to conduct and coordinate needs assessment at International Medical Corps current and potential new areas and ensure field inputs are incorporated into Health project design.
  • Identify potential partnerships which can contribute to the country’s strategic objectives.
  • Provide accurate regular reports, statistics, and documented results and maintain detailed records of the overall Health program activities in the country mission in collaboration with the MEAL unit.
  • Ensures that data are summarized into regular country reports providing relevant analysis and interpretation on morbidity trends taking into consideration contextual information.
  • Review and complete relevant activity reports to include training, supervisory and site visit reports prior to submission to head quarter/donor.
  • Monitor and analyze data with technical team to flag possible outbreaks.

Program Management:

  • Take lead following up with support departments to ensure that all programmatic needs are provided in a timely basis in accordance to work plans, procurement plans and HR.
  • Regularly review and update program management tools with the assistance of the senior management team, being mindful of achievements against project indicators
  • Provide feedback to the program director or country director.
  • Oversee the country Health team including field Health manager, community Health workers, Health facility staff, and mobile Health team to ensure the timely and successful implementation of the planned Health activities to ensure that set goals and objectives are met with in the allocated resources.
  • Work closely with the Community Health team to ensure that the community Health program is well integrated with the Health program at Health facility and that community outreach activities are being conducted as planned.
  • Work closely with Health senior management team to ensure that diagnostic and patient care adhere to national and global guidelines.
  • Coordinate with the Logistics team to identify procurement and supply issues related to the Health programs and support the identification of corrective actions.
  • Follow up with pharmacists to ensure that clinic needs in terms of medication, medical supplies, and medical equipment’s, training and ventilation system for the pharmacy are met.
  • Representation:
  • Represent and actively participate in Health coordination meetings and other relevant meetings at field level.
  • Attend and participate in working group meetings.
  • Provide documented feedback to the senior management team on meetings attended.
  • Contribute to relation building with other partners including local NGOs at the country level.

Coordination:

  • Work closely with the senior management team in updating and coordinating Health activities.
  • Coordinate with the field leadership and the senior management team to determine opportunities for collaboration with local authorities and other partners.
  • Take lead in coordinating with other sectors and support departments to ensure integrated implementation of services.
  • Work with the field leadership, senior management team and security team to process documentation approval, pass and required authorization from local authorities.

Budget Management:

  • Ensure proper documentation for all contracts and payments for services in coordination with the logistics, finance, and procurement teams.
  • Prepare expenditure projections for each project activity along with expected targets making sure to update them on a regular basis.
  • Review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for the Health programs in the country on regular monthly basis with programs, procurement, and finance teams
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations (related to compliance, over and under expenditure) that impact budget adherence.
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Staff Management:

  • Organize daily work schedule for the country team according to the agreed work plan and assign tasks according to the priorities in implementation.
  • Monitor the Health team’s performance according to their assigned tasks and provide regular feedback to the senior management team.
  • Responsible for authorization of recruitment of field Health staff and conducting the annual performance evaluation of the field team.

Technical Oversight:

  • Work with the country team to develop technical protocols and guidelines as needed.
  • Develop training plan for health care workers including Community Health workers in coordination with the field Health team.
  • Oversee technical quality of inputs, interventions, and reports at field site level.
  • Directly supervise country Health teams, the Pharmacy Officer, Community Health Officer, Medical Officers, HIS Officer, and Health Program Officers (where applicable) to ensure that country program interventions and project objectives are met in accordance to committed standards.
  • Lead the Health staff on medical facility assessments, data quality assurance, analysis and interpretation of data, disease surveillance, emergency preparedness, outbreak response and other relevant subjects related to program management in coordination with the MEAL department and senior management team.
  • Work closely with his/her subordinates to undertake ongoing assessments of population needs and

Supervision:

  • Lead and oversee the country Health teams,
  • Ensure timely delivery of program components according to proposed activities and available funds through regular technical and programmatic meetings at the country and field site levels with his/her direct reporting lines including MEAL and other relevant support department heads.
  • Provide support in collaboration with other departments in ensuring that all supported Health facilities including medical mobile units are equipped and maintained according to the national and global standards.
  • Review and schedule site visits for monitoring and supervision to ensure quality of services, accurate data collection and verification of pharmaceuticals, supplies and equipment.
  • Take lead in ensuring that joint monitoring and supervisory visits are planned and executed with relevant government counterparts.

Capacity Building:

  • Responsible for his/her own personal and professional development by regularly attending learning opportunities online or face-to-face.
  • Take lead in identifying professional and technical training needs for his/her team.
  • Provide a site-specific training plan according to training needs assessments for Health service providers in collaboration with relevant Health authorities.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Typically, a Medical Doctor, Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred.
  • Typically, 3 to 5+ years of relevant and progressive experience in a management/coordination role within a health delivery and/or public health organization
  • Experience in a management/coordination role at a health NGO
  • Experience with delivery of health services to vulnerable groups
  • Core knowledge of public health principles and techniques
  • Advanced reporting skills both qualitative and quantitative
  • Advanced Microsoft excel skills.
  • Budget management and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills in English
  • Able to take initiative within a defined framework.
  • Able to work within a team.
  • Flexible and creative
  • Strong commitment to work.
  • Able to work under stress.
  • Strong commitment to the organization and its values.

Application Closing Date
29th January, 2024.

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