The Medical Team Leader’s prime responsibilities will be to manage the day-to-day running of activities of the WHO project financed by the Peace Building Fund (PBF) which targets Peacebuilding and violence reduction in communities in the Far North Region, through inclusive health and social interventions. Through this project, international medical Corps will improve the capacity of health care facilities through training, provision of medical equipment and supplies as well as staffing arrangements. Offer free access to quality healthcare to the population through trained and motivated staff with appropriate equipment and finally reduce morbidity and mortality to common diseases.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Program Management
- Work closely with the Far North Field Coordinator, senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the medical and nutrition program within the scope of the grant
- Work closely with the program teams and regional delegation of public health to organize and conduct the training for healthcare staff and ensure that all trainings completed are appropriately applied;
- Ensure the clinical quality in the implementation of activities and services to service providers in line with International Medical Corps’ ethos and values as well as MoH protocols
- Liaise with to the field Coordinator to provide support and to ensure consistency of approach and delivery across the project sites
- Work with the program team and M and E teams to design and implement a reporting system to monitor and evaluate the objectives, indicators and outcomes of the WHO/PBF project as well as trends in mortality and morbidity
- Support the district in the supervision of trained health facility staff
- Work with program coordinator, field Coordinator and program teams to plan for future program directions in terms of beneficiary needs, new sites, and activities
- Work with field teams and logistics to procure program supplies in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply based on site consumption while adhering to national drug protocols and program budgets
- Support health facilities to analyze pharmacy reports to monitor drug consumption per site
- Regularly update the field coordinator, program director and program teams on progression of project deliverables and indicator progress according to targets
- Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
- Attend health coordination meetings, as well as other program coordination meetings such as program management (PMT) meetings and pipeline meetings which are relevant to the program monitoring
- Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, regional coordination meetings, WHO coordination meetings, INGO field coordination meetings
- Serve as a liaison with the Health District Office on matters related to the project to ensure programmatic accountability
- Ensure maximum visibility of the WHO amongst the humanitarian community
- Lead the production of reports at site and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.
- 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
3. Human Resources Management
- Assist in the selection and training of volunteer health staff, in coordination with the district health services;
- Supervise the day-to-day health staff to ensure smooth and effective project implementatio
- Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
5. 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
- Medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
- Minimum of three years of experience required in emergency health programs
- Previous NGO experience
- Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
- Must have excellent self-motivation skills
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
- Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
- Proven capabilities in leadership required
- Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
- Ability to speak both French and English
- Updated registration license from MOH to practice medicine in Cameroon
- Be of Cameroonian nationality.
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.
Safeguarding 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.
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 never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com*. Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review.*
How to apply
Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 References and copies of relevant supporting documents to the application should be forwarded at International Medical Corps Cameroun to the following address e-mail: [email protected]
On behalf of Country Director, the Human Resource and Administration Coordinator