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.
In 2017, International Medical Corps is continuing the implementation of health, nutrition and protection activities in the north of Mali, specifically in the regions of Timbuktu and Gao. In Gao region, International Medical Corps is implementing a Polio surveillance project targeting two health districts.
International Medical Corps is supporting health and nutrition interventions in the Gourma Rharous district, covering ten health facilities including nine health clinics and one referral health centre. Complementing the nutrition component under this project,
International Medical Corps is supporting the implementation of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) activities focusing on management of acute malnutrition.
In the Timbuktu district, International Medical Corps is supporting health interventions covering five health facilities including four health clinics and one referral health centre. The project is also supporting protection interventions focusing on the prevention of sexual assault, clinical and psychosocial management of survivors of sexual assault and increasing the resilience of the communities to the effects of sexual assault.
The main role of the Field Coordinator is build a strong field team by ensuring integration of all sectors and projects (health, nutrition, protection) into a single multisector program with a harmonized M&E system.
The Field Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of the operational
aspects in support to the program team. S/he will be providing technical oversight for the finance, administrative, HR and logistics teams. The Field Coordinator will also work closely with the technical coordinators to ensure proper planning and implementation of activities as per work plans and expenditure pipelines. S/he will make sure International Medical Corps' procedures are respected by the field teams, as well as serve as the Team Leader and Security focal person.
This position reports to the Deputy Country Director-Programs, maintains an open line of communication with the Country Director especially for security matters and with the Medical Director for technical public health aspects. The Field Coordinator is the line manager of all field-based sector leads.
GENERAL INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps .
-Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
Oversee the implementation of the program; day-to-day coordination of program, logistics, finance and administration functions
Coordinate and monitor all IMC projects, ensuring appropriate planning tools are developed and followed
Monitor logistics support for the implementation of programs.
Oversee program spending per budgets and pipelines
Anticipate changing needs and emergencies
Oversight of IMC staff across the field sites. Direct supervision of field site support staff and collaboration with district medical team
Contribute to knowledge increase of staff; propose trainings by facilitating training and knowledge exchange
Support and motivate program/logistics/ administrative/finance staff in their work, by information exchange, brainstorming and planning sessions
Facilitate and assure accurate and well-documented reporting internally, to IMC HQ, and to donors
Assure that such reporting contributes to the effective management of the program and meets donor quality standards and compliance regulations
Ensure monitoring of the security situation by the security focal point and ensure implementation of security rules and regulations
Representation and Outreach
Represent IMC to donor bodies, the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, other NGOs and local authorities
Work closely with the Local Government Units and ensure a smooth communication about our interventions.
- With the team, identify program development opportunities and contribute to the design of new program concepts and support of IMC program development
- Responsible for researching and recording humanitarian and local authority activities, by sector and by region - to identify program gaps and to strengthen coordination of activities and general relationships with other organizations.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor degree in Public Health, I international Development and/or in a relevant field of study
- Extensive donor experience, specifically with: OFDA, USAID, ECHO, DFID, UNICEF, WFP, FFP and other private donors
- Minimum of five years' work experience in an international humanitarian organization working in an emergency response or transition/development setting
- Excellent understanding of health and development concepts in developing countries, particularly in the area of community health needs in post-conflict situations.
- Sound understanding of dev eloping emergency response strategies and plans and how they transition into longer term programming
- Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural team
- Commitment to supporting the development of national staff and partners
- Patience; willingness to work under stress and under work pressure
- Willingness to stay in a rural area with basic facilities and some security risks
- Experience working in unstable or conflict areas and demonstrated compliance with following restrictive security procedures
- Strong management, project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Good level of numeracy and understanding of budgets and financial reports
- Able to work independently while being a strong team player.