Country Program Background:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit 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, non-political, non-sectarian 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.
International Medical Corps has been present in Cameroon since 2008 to aid thousands of CAR refugees who have crossed the bordered sheltered in Cameroon because of the political and social troubles which occurred in CAR since 2005. International Medical Corps is providing essential health and nutrition care to 64 533 Nigerian Refugees in the Minawao refugee Camp in the Far North Region according to last data from HCR and its partners. International Medical Corps is providing essential health and nutrition care to the affected population in North West region due to sociological crises in the region.
International Medical Corps proposes to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in providing integrated health (including mental health, reproductive health care), nutrition and food security services for IDPs as well as host communities affected by conflict in the Mbengwi, Njikwa, Fundong, Ako and Ndop Health Districts. Targeted beneficiaries will receive free primary health care including mental health and reproductive health care, nutrition and food security services through health facilities which will be identified in need according to the need assessment report.
- Purpose of the Position
The Grants Assistant will be responsible of a variety of data management, and analysis tasks that support the daily functions of the IMC-NW grants and community-based programs and initiatives. This person will be able to prioritize dynamic workloads, assist managers with report and proposal writing, propose solutions, effectively communicate, act as a liaison between the field and the grants team in Yaoundé, and work collaboratively across the organization.
- General Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management Support
- Assist the Field Coordinator – Project Manager in the proposal development process for existing and potential donors
- Support the staffs in the writing and editing of the reporting tasks.
- Provide support to program teams to track implementation of projects activities against expenditure and activities implementation
- Analyze PMT from different projects and share feedback with Managers.
- Help organize internal meetings
- Document project related lessons learned and success stories in coordination with the field teams
- Work to strengthen internal data collection system and learning documentation for the IMC Cameroon mission.
- Provide support to the field operations as requested, including field visits to actively support the programs (security dependent).
- Represent IMC at different meetings and as per Program Department needs.
- Perform other tasks related to this post and as requested by the Grants and Program Manager.
- Reporting and Communication
- Ensure sound and timely follow up on project implementation and reporting
- Edit periodic and final reports for different active projects and share final documents with grant team in Yaoundé
- Ensure sound management of reporting requirements, including timely and quality submission
- Edit technical reports and program activity reports.
- Write and annual reports, with input from other colleagues.
- Share VOS of reports on monthly basis with Yaoundé grants team
- Assist team in the program department’s filing systems which should include grant documents, signed agreements, proposal, reports and important donor communications.
- University degree
- 2-3 years of relevant experience required;
- Fluency in spoken and written English is a mandatory requirement
- Familiarity with humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies and other NGOs
- Cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
- Excellent self-motivation skills;
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently;
- Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced and constantly changing environment;
- Be flexible, possess the ability to cope in stressful situations;
- Be creative and possess the ability to work with limited resources;
- Strong analytical and research skills;
- Strong computer skills, especially with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
Security and Conduct
- Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies. Consider security implications of programs, reviewing plans with teams and appropriate stakeholders.
- Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies.
- 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.
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.
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.
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