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Medical Director

International Medical Corps

Posted on August 10, 2018

6 - 7 years Other - Jordan

MBBS(Medicine). Any Nationality

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IM C in Jordan one of big responsible agencies for pr imary and secon d ary care service provision in both Refugees camps, and responsible for provision of reproductive health services in urban , works with th e ministry of health on build ing the capacity and extend the services to refugees and host community
The Medical Director is primarily responsible for vision, strategy and technical oversight of programs, including technical design, implementation and management of the health programs at national level. The Medical Director will work in collaboration with the senior management team and health teams in the field to deliver high-quality health services to the targeted beneficiaries. The Medical Director will make frequent visi ts to the field si tes to ensure the highest standards of service delivery. S(he) will ensure high-quality clinical services in all I MC-supported health faci lities.S/he will monitor service quality, ensure that all staff are trained and well-supported, pharm aceuticals and other medical supplies are properly managed, and apply clinical - level data to national-level quality improvement efforts. The Med ical Director will represent IMC in the national Health coordination meetings, Health Forum and other technical working groups.
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1. Technical Monitoring and Program Q uality
• Work c lose ly with the Country Director and the Senior Management to ensure smooth running of he a lth programs and prov ide t e chn ical supervision of, and technical support to the organiza t ions health programming activities;
• Ensure activities are consistent with established best practices, acceptable international (WHO/SPHERE) and national standards as well as ensure programs across different sites in the country are of comparab le quality by encouraging transfer of good practices form one field site to another;
• Ensure hea lth programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Ministry of Health and WHO.
• Work closely with the country director, senior management and field teams to determi ne the op e r a tional needs of the medical program within the scope of t h e grants;
• Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all programs (including objectives, indicators and outcomes of health programs) according to internal and dono r requirements
• Review monthly field and donor reports and ensure appropriate follow up and decision making on data relevant to the organizations health programs.
• Where feasible work with government health authorities and international agencies such as WHO to ensure implementation of standardized national health information systems
• Work with field teams, partner agencies and national health authorities for outbreak preparedness and contingency planning
• Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through review of pharmacy consumption reports, national drug protocols, program budgets, acquisition of partner agency and UN drug kits, and health information materials.
• Ensure all stakeholders, including senior management team, the Health Technical Unit and donors are provided with updates, following the established reporting structures.
2. Program Development
• Work with senior management team, field teams, regional desk and the Technical Unit in strategic planning for future health programs.
• Work with program coordinator and management team to draft concepts for future funding following the protocols and formats of each relevant donor.
• Provide technical input during proposal development and technical reviews, and feedback to the field to improve the quality of the final proposals;
• Strive to ensure as much as possible different health related sectors (Mental health, WASH, Nutrition, and GBV) are integrated into proposed programs.
3. Representation
• Represent the organization to UN, health cluster, international and national NGOs and Ministry of Health at health coordination meetings as well as other meetings which are relevant to countryprograms and enhance the organizations visibility (I.e. task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordinat ion meetings, UN co o r d ination meeting s ,!NGO coordinat ion meetings).
• Serve as the principal liaison with local health authorities such as Ministry/Directorates of Health on matters related to the program to ensure programmatic accountability. Contribute to the creation of a posit ive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics , values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors .


Desired Candidate Profile


Minimum degree in medicine; Master's in Public Health an advantage.
Minimum 6 years' experience in overseas programs (preferably developing country or low-resource setting w i th an NGO) managing programs in primary and secondary health care ( m aternal and ch il d 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.
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.
Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written. Must have excellent self-motivation skills.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently. Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations. Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively.
Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources. Ability to assume non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members. Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods).
Proven capabilities in leadership required.
Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills.

Keywords

Healthcare Pharmacy Nutrition Health Forecasting Technical Support Logistics Strategic Planning Proposal Development Quality Improvement

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