International Medical Corps Job Vacancy: Medical Coordinator, Jordan

Posting Job


September 16, 2016

Expired Job


June 19, 2019



Medical Coordinator, Jordan


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 Management 
    • Work closely with the Program Director, senior management, and field
      teams to determine the operational needs of the health department for
      primary health care and secondary health care activities within the
      scope of the grants and budgets
    • Ensure program deliverables are met according to the highest standards 
    • Work closely with the medical doctors and health teams to determine the training needs of the clinical staff 
    • Provide input for monthly field reports in order to provide donor reporting, analyze trends, and adjust the programs as needed 
    • Work with government health authorities and international agencies at
      the field level to ensure implementation of standardized health

    • Work with Program Director, field teams, partnering agencies and
      national health authorities for outbreak preparedness and contingency
      planning for camp and out-of-camp population
    • Work with field teams to ensure provision of basic lifesaving services
      in case of full evacuation of re-locatable staff due to insecurity
    • Work with Program Director, senior management, and field teams to plan
      for future program directions in terms of beneficiary needs, new sites,
      and/or new programs
    • Work with the program team to draft concepts for future funding following the protocols and formats of each relevant donor
    • Work with field teams and logistics to procure drugs in a timely
      manner to ensure adequate supply based on site consumption while
      adhering to national drug protocols and program budgets
    • Analyze pharmacy reports to monitor drug consumption per site and adjust program as needed
    • Regularly update country office on progression of programs as per protocol 
    • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
  • Representation 
    • Attend field health coordination meetings as well as other
      coordination meetings which are relevant to health department programs
      and communicate relevant information to the Program Director and other
      health staff
    • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO 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
      organization’s Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with
      regard to internal and external actors

Human Resources and Financial Management 

  • The medical coordinator acts as the budget holder for all the health
    and nutrition projects, leads the development and implementation of
    procurement and recruitment plans, actively participates in pipelines
  • Lead in the selection and training of qualified health staff,
    recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in
    consultation with the Program Director and Finance Director
  • Supervise the day-to-day health staff to ensure smooth and effective operations 
  • Ensure compliance to local labor laws including working hours 
  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff 

Training/ Capacity Building

  • Determine training needs medical staff
  •  Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in
    order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff 

Working Relationships

  • Maintain frequent communication with Program Director and the Country
    Director to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated

  • Work with Finance and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of
    procurement and receipt of program supplies and that purchases are made
    within budgeted targets
  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities
    or as assigned with national government and relevant agencies as


  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies


“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function with or without reasonable

  • Minimum medical degree; Master’s in Public Health an advantage
  • Minimum 8 years experience in overseas programs (preferably developing
    country or low-resource setting with an NGO) managing programs in
    primary and secondary health care (maternal and child health,
    reproductive health, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases,
    community health) and emergency response
  • Must have experience with various donors, including UNHCR, UNFPA, ECHO, PRM, DFID, etc. including proposal and report writing
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Must have excellent self-motivation skills
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters
    staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s;
    the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people and cultures

“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.”

Closing Date: 30 September 2016


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