International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Director
Ref Id: 18-347
Department: International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work
- International Medical Corps (IMC) in Nigeria is seeking an experienced Program Director – who will lead the emergency program at IMC Nigeria most importantly in Borno state by ensuring that IMC’s programming in Nigeria contributes to organization’s vision of “Relief to Self-reliance.”
- The Program Director, under the direct supervision of the Country Director, is expected to provide leadership and guidance to the country office’s efforts in emergency and development programming that is evidence based, aligned with national protocols, and supports the international community’s strategies to ensure that IMC’s role and mandate in the country are appropriate to the programming context.
- The primary function of the Program Director is to support the Country Director in providing technical oversight to all projects and operational support to the country field sites.
- As part of the senior leadership team, the Program Director also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs in collaboration with the country senior leadership team, in addition to program development and reporting responsibilities.
- The Program Director will conduct frequent visits to the various program sites to support the field teams.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, the Program Director must be able to perform each essential function:
- With the Country Director and supported by the Field/Project Managers, lead the development of project proposals for major donors in Nigeria.
- Work closely with Program Coordinators to manage the programs to ensure their objectives are being met and impact achieved.
- In collaboration with the CD and senior program staff, lead the development of concept notes, project proposals, budgets, and donor reports to expand the program portfolio of the mission
- Maintain working relationship with the GoN line ministries, the UN agencies, health advisors, and relevant clusters and interface with them on a regular basis
- Proactively oversee all projects in country through all components of the project management cycle working closely with Program Coordinators to identify areas for quality improvement and initiate communication between technical, operations and finance leads in country and with global International Medical Corps departments (e.g. technical units, finance, logistics and operations),
- Provide technical support and oversight to all senior program staff
- Working closely with the IMC Africa Desk, the CD, Finance/Admin Director and Logistics Coordinator ensure donor compliance in implementation of projects
- Provide guidance and support for curriculum development and training for program staffs and local partners as needed
- Liaise with relevant stakeholders on IMC programs in Nigeria
- Monitor humanitarian crisis in Nigeria in collaboration with the Program Coordinators, performing field assessments when necessary, and advise CD of response options
- In collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, Program Coordinators in country and at IMC global departments and the Field Coordinators, oversee the collection and timely reporting of all programs according to internal and donor requirements, ensuring strict compliance with donor contract requirements/reporting deadlines
- Attend coordination meetings relevant to country programs as requested by CD.
- Attend sector working group meetings including (but not limited to) health, nutrition, protection, food security and WASH
- Represent the organization at any task force meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings, as appropriate
- Ensure maximum visibility of the organization amongst the GoN/NGO/UN community
- 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, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
Human Resources Management:
- Provide guidance in the selection, recruitment, and training of program staff;
- Technically supervise, orient, monitor, and evaluate program staff of the mission in close collaboration with Program Coordinators
- Maintain open lines of communication with all field staff and service departments
- Ensure close supervision and guidance of project and/or officers;
- Work with Project Coordinators and project officers to address programmatic challenges;
- Determine training needs for program staff and facilitate the participation of these staffs in necessary trainings in order to build capacity and increase job responsibilities
- Advocate and plan for professional development for program staff
- Maintain regular communication with Country Director, other Senior Management Team members and field-level senior staff to ensure program activities and objectives are achieved
- Work with Country Director, Logistics Coordinator, and Finance Admin Director to ensure the coordination of timely delivery of program supplies and expenses are within budget
- Participate in routinely scheduled calls with International Medical Corps headquarter and associated department staff to advise on activities and project implementation of projects in Nigeria
- Ensure, with the CD, that all project reports and completed, submitted and the verification of submission shared with the regional desk; projects Kick-off meetings are planned, organized, and held with all aspects of project planning and implementation and completed are carried out
- Coordinate with GoN and relevant agencies as necessary
- Maintain the contact with HQ Technical Units and assist in the planningand organization of regular field visit
- Collaborate with the Security Manager and CD in order to ensure staff and reputation of the organization are safe and secure at all time
- Ensures application and compliance of all security protocols and policies
Compliance & Ethics:
- Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
- As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
- Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
- Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
- Minimum of 4 years’ experience in design, management and evaluation of health, food security and nutrition project.
- Previous experience in humanitarian context as a Program Director
- Must have an understanding of the emergency and development sectors and a demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles
- Experience in directly managing and supervising a diverse and multinational staff
- Significant experience in proposal development, especially USG, EU and UN donors, and excellent report writing and editing skills
- Monitoring and evaluation experience is preferred
- Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and NGOs.
- Ability to live and work in a volatile and potentially dangerous environment.
- Strong experience with project management cycle.
- Knowledge and experiences of budget preparation, management and donor requirements, especially USAID/OFDA, ECHO and UN requirements.
- Excellent cross-cultural awareness
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently following consultative processes
- Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
- Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
- Creativity and ability to work with limited resources
- Highly reliable, able to consistently meet tight deadlines.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Job Title: Compliance Manager
Job ID: 18-344
Department: Ethics and Compliance
Scope of Work
International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013, and currently has projects in Kano and Borno States. In Borno, International Medical Corps has been actively implementing interventions to support vulnerable populations recently affected by conflict and displacement due to Boko Haram insurgency. Northeastern Nigeria has experienced large-scale population displacement over the last few years because of the Boko Haram insurgency. Currently it is estimated that at 8.5 million people need humanitarian assistance in the three affected states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno in North eastern Nigeria. Of these, 4.4 million are in Borno state alone. There are
1.4 million IDPs in Borno, accounting for 69% of all IDPs in the three states. The IDPs are either living in informal settlements, host communities, and government designated formal IDP camps around Maiduguri town, the capital city of Borno State.
Since Oct 2016, International Medical Corps has been implementing an Emergency Nutrition Response project supported by the World Food Program/WFP. In Oct- December 2016, the program distributed over 1.5 MT of food commodities. The current WFP aims to reach 136,000 beneficiaries with 8.5 MT commodities for BSFP under 5 years, PLW and General Food Distribution. IMC runs sister programs with support from OFDA, International Medical Corps is currently implementing integrated emergency humanitarian response programs in Borno focusing on WASH, Health and GBV by targeting internally displaced persons and host community.
- The Compliance Manager will work closely with the Regional Compliance Coordinator in coordinating and leading the entire compliance review work, provide technical support and supervise and review the compliance review work under her/his supervision. Moreover the Compliance Manager is expected to provide guidance and facilitate the compliance review engagement under, field offices, partner organizations and country office departments assigned to him/her.
- The Compliance Manager will be responsible in providing professional advice on preventive, detective and corrective internal control and organizational risk management to respective field, and country office management. S/he is responsible to supervise compliance officers.
- Field Compliance is independent of all country program management and the Compliance Manager is expected to maintain a professional and ethical demeanour beyond reproach and to always protect confidentiality.
- Employee will serve as the Compliance lead in the implementation of OFDA, USAID, and WFP programs in Nigeria.
Specifically, the Coordinator will complete the following tasks:
- Develop a compliance review plan with the Senior Management Team.
- Design compliance review engagement schedule.
- Review samples prepared by the compliance officers before the compliance review execution starts and, receive approval from Regional Compliance Coordinator for compliance review executed by him/her.
- Assist management to effectively identify, document and mitigate compliance risks associated with program and operations activities.
- Ensure Compliance Officers are following up on the developed Issue Log for management agreed upon action plan that includes compliance, internal and external audit recommendations to track their timely implementation.
- Perform and supervise the Compliance Officer/s under his supervision on compliance review procedures to verify that controls are operating through testing and interviewing techniques with proper standard compliance review working papers and/or other suitable mechanism
- Prepares timely compliance review reports based on the standard template and review the assignment conducted by compliance Officers prior to submission to the Regional Compliance Coordinator.
- Build and develop the capacity of the compliance officers through the use of effective training, on job coaching, performance management frameworks and development plan.
- Exemplify the role model behavior when it comes to ethics and organizational values.
- In the absence of Compliance Officer/s conduct all types of standard compliance review areas as per Compliance Charter.
- Communicate periodically with management in order to verify progress made with regards to the internal and external audit recommendations.
- Assist in investigations upon request and approval of the Regional Compliance Coordinator.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online