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.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate the execution of health activities/projects on all sites in the northwest region supported by IMC.
- Monitor the efficient use of medications procured under project funds and provide technical guidance and coordination of the procurement, storage and use of medication and medical commodities.
- Ensure collaboration and coordination between IMC activities and the MOH to ensure a parallel system is not created.
- Follow up and ensure health activities are carried out according to Cameroon MOH protocols.
- In collaboration with the Access officer, monitor the overall security and access environment for the smooth running of program activities.
- Represent IMC at all meetings including regional coordination meetings, cluster meetings and meetings with various stakeholders.
- Supervise staff performance and progress on IMCs mentorship and training processes.
- Identify and resolve any issues that may adversely affect the project and report accordingly to the field coordinator, program coordinator or medical director.
- Create and maintain good contact and networks with various stakeholders within and outside the project to ensure smooth running of all activities.
- Contribute to project proposal writing as well as concept note drafting to funders
- Propose other areas of potential funding opportunities and prepare reports in this regard and submit.
- Follow up on effective presence of staff at health facilities and monitor all clinical activities for respect of ethics and IMC standards.
- Ensure smooth progress of program/project indicators and make necessary amends to redirect indicator achievement.
- Ensure adequate timely availability of medications and supplies in quantity and of good quality.
- Carry out any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
- Maintain frequent communication with the Field Coordinator to ensure health program activities and objectives are communicated;
- Work with Finance Manager and logistics Officer to ensure the coordination of IMC Field Programs are smoothly implemented;
- Represent IMC at health and nutrition working group meetings, donors filed visits and assessment missions at regional level;
- Interface with MoH counterparts, Public Health Regional Program Delegate to ensure mutual understanding of programs;
- Work with key donor staff to develop and maintain optimum programmatic relationship
- Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst NGO community;
- Facilitate the production of technical reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information;
- Contribute to the creation of positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of IMC’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors
Skills and Experience:
- Minimum 5 years of management experience working in humanitarian or development setting with minimum five years of INGO program management experience at the same or similar position
- Experience in medical emergency responses
- Experience in managing Health and Nutrition programming, and experience working in partnership with Ministry of Public Health, is strongly desired.
- Proven ability to draft consistent proposals and write sound reports;
- Previous experience managing programs financed by US government agencies, ECHO,UN foundations and private donors a must, with previous experience in competitive environments a plus.
- Proven ability to manage projects to completion on time, within budget, and with the anticipated results.(Minimum 2 years experiences)
- Education: Medical Doctor/Master in public health or equivalent in a related allied health
- Language: Excellent command of English/Pidgin (Fluency in English oral and written)
- Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
- People Management and development certification
- Results and Quality Orientation
- Teamwork and cooperation
- Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes.
- Proven Decision Making capacity
- Good communication skills
- Demonstrated successful leadership experience with a multi-disciplinary team in a cross cultural setting, including active mentoring and coaching. Strong leader, motivational and team-building skills;
- Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
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.
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