Medical Coordinator

Employer: International Medical Corps 
Location: Turkey
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016


Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work

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.
The Medical Coordinator will provide technical oversight to International Medical Corps programs in Turkey.


JOB SUMMARY
**The Medical Coordinator is primarily responsible for the vision, strategy, design, implementation and management of country-wide health programs. The Medical Coordinator will work in collaboration with the senior management team and health teams in the field. The Medical Coordinator will make frequent visits to the all field sites to ensure the highest standards of service delivery.


**ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Technical Monitoring and Program Quality
• Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to the health programming activities, emergency or otherwise
• Ensure activities are consistent with established best practices.
• Ensure health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Ministry/Directorates of Health and WHO.
• Work closely with the country director, senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the medical program within the scope of the grants
• Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all programs (including objectives, indicators and outcomes of health programs) according to internal and donor requirements, in coordination with the M&E Department
• Review monthly field reports and ensure appropriate follow up and decision making on data relevant to the organizations health programs, as well as analysis of trends and potential outbreaks
• Work with government health authorities and international agencies such as WHO to ensure implementation of standardized national health information systems
• Work with field teams, partner agencies and national health authorities for outbreak preparedness and contingency planning, as well as implementation of relevant reporting systems and response
• Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through review of pharmacy consumption reports, national drug protocols, program budgets, acquisition of partner agency and UN drug kits, and health information materials. Ensure procurement planning of all necessary medications and supplies with Logistics Department.
• Ensure all stakeholders, including senior management team, the Health Technical Unit and donors are provided with updates, following the established reporting structures.
2. Program Development
• Work with senior management team, field teams, regional desk and the Health Technical Unit in strategic planning for future health programs.
• Work with senior management to draft concepts and proposals for future funding following the protocols and formats of each relevant donor
3. Representation
• Represent the organization to UN, international and national NGOs and Ministry/Directorates of Health at coordination meetings as well as other meetings which are relevant to country programs and enhance the organizations visibility (ie. task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordination meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings)
• Serve as the principal liaison with Ministry/Directorates of Health on matters related to the program to ensure programmatic accountability
• 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
4. Human Resources Management
• Assist in the selection and training of qualified program health staff, recommend promotions, and recommend disciplinary action and/or termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director, Program Director, and Finance Director.
• Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
• Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs
• Ensure professional development for expat and national health staff through assessment of training needs and capacity building activities
• Support direct supervisors in ensuring staff performance evaluations and professional development plans
• Work closely with the medical coordinators and/or senior medical officers and health teams to determine the training needs of the medical staff
• Collaborate with national health authorities and relevant international health agencies for the development of an approved curriculum to meet training needs and implement those plans through the management team and field teams
5. Working Relationships
• Report directly to the Program Director
• Work closely with country senior management team and the Health Technical Unit
• Ensure program progress through communication with Country Director, Program Director, Logistics Staff and Finance team to ensure coordination of programs supplies are consistent with management of budgets, including budget forecasting, development of spending plans.
6. Security
• Collaborate with security officer/CD in order to maintain security of health staff in the field

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. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Qualifications:

• Minimum medical or health degree, including MPH and/or nursing, with relevant experience;
• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in overseas programs (preferably developing country or low-resource setting with an NGO)
• Must have experience in emergency/conflict settings
• Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
• Must have excellent self-motivation skills
• Must have the ability to work with beneficiaries, government agencies, UN agencies and other NGO’s;
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
• Must be extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
• Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
• Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
• Ability to assume non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members
• Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills


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