Medical Coordinator , Iraq

Location: Erbil Iraq
Closing date: 19 Aug 2016



Location: The post holder will be based in Erbil with frequent missions to Baghdad and other Iraqi Governorates, as necessary

Reporting to: Head of Mission
Starting date: asap
Duration of contract: 1 year
Dependents: No

Tasks and responsibilities

The general purpose of the post is to be in charge of the implementation, follow up and supervision of the different organization  medical activities in Iraq.
The MC manages and coordinates all the medical interventions in the country and is responsible to:
· Contribute to the development of organization  health and nutrition strategy in the country.
· With the support of the Emergency Coordinator provide technical support and supervision to the Health and Nutrition team for program design, proposal development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation ensuring high quality of program implementation.
· Provide technical supervision and guidance to all organization health and nutrition projects, including financial requirements. Extend technical support and supervision to possible implementing partners.
· Ensure consistency of the health and nutrition program with the national and international standardized protocols, policies and guidelines.
· Liaise with local government and health authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at national and field site level.
· Ensure accurate data collection and reporting are submitted in a timely manner for all activities within the health and nutrition program.
· Work with health and nutrition teams and logistic department to procure and pre-position drugs in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply at the intervention sites.
· Ensure the supervision of the pharmacy (consumptions, orders and inventory) in collaboration with the logistic department.
· Follow up medical issues and sharing of information in particular with medical referent at the HQ.
· Participate to the monitoring on a regular basis of the different components of the program and to set up corrective measures in case of need.
· Review all reports prepared by the staff and ensure that reports are written and submitted to donors in a timely manner.
· Monitor the security situation in the areas of intervention.
· Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings and in all relevant technical working groups.

4. Required profile/experience

· Medical Doctor
· At least 2 years of significant international experience in similar positions or in humanitarian sector
· Working experiences in public health and in managing health welfare in communities
· Knowledge, competency and skills on public health aspects of Primary Health Care and SRH
· Experience in supervising Health Promotion activities and some basic mental health activities
· Experience in working with IDPs or refugees
· Previous experience in Middle East is an asset
· Proven experience in management of UN and ECHO funds.
· Proven experience in management of large staff teams.
· Proficient knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Technical competencies:
· Ability to set high standards for quality of work
· Ability to analyze and integrate information from a wide range of sources
· Ability to administrate funds, logistics and human resources
· Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
· Mastery of IT tools (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.)

Behavioral competencies:
· Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
· Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
· Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
· Ability to achieve results effectively, considering the need for speed, scale and quality
· Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural teams
· Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships


How To Apply:
Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 references to: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.org, specifying in the subject ‘MC Iraq”**

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview
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