Program Site Manager - International Medical Corps, Yemen

Closing date:  23 Nov 2012
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.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND International Medical Corps is starting up a health and nutrition program in the Taiz governorate of Yemen. Mobile teams will be responsible for providing nutrition services to the most vulnerable communities, while training will be provided to the MoH staff on main primary health care topics. Hygiene promotion is mainstreamed throughout the implementation of the program.

JOB SUMMARY The program/Site Manager is to supervise all program activities in Taiz governorate, inclusive of supervision of program and support staff, administrative and logistic procedures and technical quality of project implementation

  • Oversee the community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) approach in the3 District of Taiz in accordance with national and international protocols and ensure that the quality of nutrition services provided to the beneficiaries meets the international SPHERE standards.
  • Ensure that nutrition supplies and material are available on time through IMC procurement procedure and that they are properly used
  • Oversee the supervision, training and coaching of IMC nutrition/health team composed of a one PHC officer, one nutrition officer and 3 mobile teams (with each a team leader) in CMAM implementation, supportive supervision, and program monitoring.
  • Oversee the capacity building of the district medical team and nurses on quality implementation of CMAM approach as well as the monitoring and supervision of nutrition activities.
  • Prepare project's budget and monitor its execution.
  • Ensure good communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with local partners involved in the project and with the Ministry of Health Representative.
  • Ensure that a detailed implementation plan and a monitoring and evaluation system is in place
  • Submit timely and analytic project data and progress reports
  • Collaborate and closely coordinate with other IMC departments and projects to ensure a comprehensive nutrition program that addresses the UNICEF causal framework for nutrition.
  • Contribute to the development of new project initiatives through writing concept notes and proposals as required
  • Actively represent the IMC program in coordination meetings such as nutrition cluster meeting and other forums as necessary at local and national level.
  • Oversee program and support personnel and assume accountability for the timely, effective and efficient implementation of the various programs.
  • Oversee administrative, human resources, logistics and financial management of the field office;
  • Provide program cycle leadership in national staff capacity building
  • Oversee accurate financial forecasting at Field Office level with a view to contributing to accurate grants pipelines, track budget expenditure with operations and programs staff to ensure appropriate spending projections, timely procurement and activity implementation
  • With support of the Country Director and other members of the Senior Management Team, develop systems and procedures to ensure smooth running of field office in line with International Medical Corps’ global and country-specific guidelines
  • Participate as part of Country Leadership Team on issues of strategic planning, promotion of International Medical Corps’ Program Framework; and other macro projects;
  • Liaise with UN agencies, international and national NGOs, and government departments presented in the region to foster partnership and coordination with key International Medical Corps stakeholders.
  • Represent International Medical Corps at local and regional levels, as well as for internal and external visitors. Coordinate the visits of Donors, Stakeholders and Personnel in the field.
  • Ensure positive interaction and good relations with partners in the region;
  • With support from the logistics coordinator and Country Director, establish security guidelines for International Medical Corps field office and ensure their acknowledgement and adherence;
  • Recruit, train and supervise national staff as necessary; participate in recruitment of international staff as required;
  • Coordinate the development of proposals, preparations of routine program progress reports and financial reports according to guidelines provided by SMT.
  • Ensure compliance to donor rules, regulations and reporting deadlines. With support from Finance Administrative Director, provide technical leadership in managing Grants Agreements.
  • Ensure that monthly technical and support functions reports are sent timely to the senior management team.
  • Any other duties requested by the supervisor.
  1. Master’s degree in International Development or other relevant area of study, 6-8 years of international experience, including in nutrition response, emergency response and recovery following natural disaster as well as experience in assessment, program design, evaluation, training and support.
  2. Experience in field site management, and overseeing the logistic, financial and security aspects of a field base in challenging security settings. 
  3. Knowledge in designing and implementing appropriate and effective holistic nutrition programs including experience with health and WASH programs. 
  4. Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation. Good knowledge of statistical tools and software for nutrition survey such as EPI-Nut survey and SMART 
  5. Skills in technical proposal writing, designing and implementing nutrition programs 
  6. Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners. 
  7. Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, Arabic is an advantage 
  8. Capacity to work in a multicultural and challenging environment
LANGUAGES • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language. • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players • Ability to speak Arabic a plus

CONDITIONS • Accommodation, food and transportation provided by the organization • Medical Evacuation service and competitive benefits provided by the organization • Further information regarding security and situation on the field available during the interview process • While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious and remote places. The employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment. Regularly work in outdoor extreme weather conditions

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