Career Opportunities at International Medical Corps

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 under-served communities worldwide

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Project Director

Job Location: Nigeria
Department: International Programs

Essential Job Duties / Scope of Work

  • 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.

Background

  • The successful candidate will be Project Director for an anticipated project under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Global Healthcare Detection and Response Program. The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement.

Job Summary

  • The Project Director will oversee day to day operations and implementation of project activities and coordination across a network of partner hospitals.
  • This project intends to enhance detection and response to infectious disease threats globally by developing networks to implement prevention and containment strategies at local, national, and regional levels. Interventions to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats in healthcare, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and COVID-19, will be developed and implemented within networks.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive:

  • Provide administrative, operational, and management leadership to all program activities.
  • Responsible for the oversight of program implementation including the timely deployment of program resources to ensure program success and attainment of desired results/indicators.
  • Lead in the selection and training of qualified program staff and staff supervision to ensure effective operations. In collaboration with human resources, select, hire, and supervise staff, assigning roles and responsibilities and managing performance.
  • Ensure the program produces the specified results in the annual work plan(s) to the required standard of quality and within the time and cost restraints.
  • Oversee budget pipeline development and monitoring and conduct monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables.
  • Ensure that the project progresses according to contract and fulfills all contractual obligations.
  • Develop and adhere to a detailed implementation plan in line with the agreed scope of the contract and allocated resources.
  • Develop and adhere to a monitoring and evaluation plan for the successive phases of the program to capture project performance and results. Lead a periodic implementation review process to monitor progress and to identify specific action that may be needed to achieve expected results.
  • Responsible for overall relationship management with partners’ headquarters and project-specific team members; cultivate and maintain positive and effective working relationships, serving as primary focal point for all consortium partners.
  • Ensure full coordination and collaboration is established with the consortium partners, national and sub-national Ministry of Health, and key stakeholders is established.
  • Manage cross-departmental support to partners at all levels, acting as primary focal point for collaboration with departments such as Grants and Contract Management, Finance, Supply Chain and Logistics, Safety and Security, and more.
  • Coordinate with mission Senior Management Team (SMT) to report out project deliverables and improve quality of implementation
  • Represent the program to external and internal parties including agency SMT members (Field and HQ) as well as Donors

Code of Conduct:

  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications

  • Typically, a Medical Degree, with Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Experience:

  • Typically, 12+ years of relevant and progressive experience in multi-year health projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings, including at least 7 years in a senior-level positions providing technical assistance and managerial oversight for high-value, complex, multi-year health projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings; specific experience with health systems strengthening in fragile settings is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a senior-level position leading grant, sub-award/sub-contract, and partnership management related to project implementation.
  • Proven experience working with Ministries of Health (MoH) and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels; experience working with multiple partners
  • Strong working knowledge of CDC donor regulations and requirements.
  • Progressive leadership in management and proven ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to write technical reports, reviews, program/project documents and conduct presentations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


Job Position: Finance Director

Job ID: 21-160
Job Location: Nigeria
Department: Finance

Essential Job Duties / Scope of Work
Job Summary:

  • Responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial management activities, accountability requirements within the country office. Provide technical assistance to country team members in implementing and complying with financial procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and serve as the financial liaison in the country, local NGOs, other implementing partners and implementing units.
  • The below tasks and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position.
  • The level of work performed may varies depending on the complexity of country portfolio, as to the number of influencing factors and their interdependencies. Some of the factors affecting complexity may be size of country program (USD value and number of projects), variety of donors, interdependence and interrelations of projects, number of field sites, stakeholders, resources, country context, etc.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Accounting and Finance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with the organization and donor regulations and procedures; establish finance and supporting function policies, systems, and procedures; and direct or perform their development, documentation, and implementation
  • Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in-country offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures
  • Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts, and control over payments
  • Suggest formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions of the country office (main and field offices) In order to monitor financial status of all project activities
  • Manage the finance department of the country office to meet the financial reporting requirements of In-country management and Headquarters, including ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports
  • Direct the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes with respect to accounting, legal, and contractual requirements
  • Maintain the organization’s system of accounts, ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled, and fully supported
  • Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics
  • Work closely with Budget Holders and the rest of the team members on budget preparation. Provide input on general, non-program costs. Provide recommendations for budget realignments as required
  • Present and facilitate review of actual to projected budget expenditures with Budget Holders and Country Management team
  • Make frequent visits to field offices to provide training to finance staff on internal procedures and requirements
  • Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Country Director and Site Managers

Training / Capacity Building:

  • Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff
  • Train senior national staff to increase their capacity in order to increase responsibilities and ensure the sustainability of programs
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for international and national staff

Working Relationships:

  • Maintain frequent communication with International Finance to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated
  • Work with Country Director, Budget Holder and the rest of the country management staff to ensure the coordination of programs are within budgeted targets
  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations

Representation:

  • Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors
  • Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-country, as applicable
  • Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to International Finance and other corporate offices HQ
  • Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
  • Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well as 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 organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors

Security:

  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies when requested
  • Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all-inclusive.

Code of Conduct:

  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

  • Typically, an advanced university degree (equivalent to Master’s degree) in Accounting or Business Administration. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate;
  • Typically, 12+ years of relevant progressive experience in the finance field, including minimum 7 years’ experience, in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs;
  • Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, experience with ERP systems is a plus
  • Working experience and comprehensive knowledge of USAID, ECHO, and UNDP regulations and financial management and reporting policies and procedures; World Bank, EU, DfID, and other donors
  • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
  • Experience in working with a large national staff team
  • Must be able to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support from within the organization
  • Knowledge of varied donor financial regulations
  • Experience in managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
  • Proven leadership qualities required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Can function effectively in a loosely structured work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public- private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, government and other related regional players
  • Proven capabilities in leadership required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, written and oral is required.
  • Additional ability to read, write and interpret, technical and non-technical in another language may be required according to post position and official country language, such as French and Arabic

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


 

Job Position: Principal Investigator

Job ID: 21-143
Job Location: Nigeria
Department: Technical Unit

Essential Job Duties / Scope of Work

  • 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.

Job Summary

  • The Principal Investigator will lead and oversee project activities and coordination across a network of partner hospitals, as well as communication and coordination with CDC’s “global network of networks.
  • This project intends to enhance detection and response to infectious disease threats globally by developing networks to implement prevention and containment strategies at local, national, and regional levels.
  • Interventions to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats in healthcare, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and COVID-19, will be developed and implemented within networks.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Provide technical, operational, and management leadership to all program activities.
  • Lead the project’s senior management team in ensuring implementation and management plans are consistently technically sound and aligned to aims of the multi-year programmatic objectives.
  • Lead and coordinate the provision of necessary technical assistance to effectively support periodic review of strategies, work plans and activities, ensuring strategic use of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Provide technical leadership and assistance to project partners and technical team members as needed and guided by project’s interventions; work in close collaboration with the CDC Country Programs Director to ensure teams have the technical support they require.
  • Ensure the project’s technical strategy, approach, and contextualized interventions at various levels of the project (network-level, hospital-level, etc.) are harmonized across all program components, congruent to the global best practices, and aligned with the latest evidence.
  • Lead the coordination and collaboration of all technical referents across all project partners; ensure capacity strengthening interventions are supported by the necessary technical subject matter experts.
  • Lead collaboration and coordination across project teams to ensure results-oriented directions, targets, deliverables, internal control standards, and measurement plans are technically sound, adhered to, and aligned with project requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership for learning, knowledge management, and use of data for programmatic decision making.
  • Coordinate International Medical Corps’ relationship with partners and donors related to monitoring and evaluation, providing support in facilitating technical collaboration and coordination activities with Governments, local country CDC, local academic institutions, MOH Hospitals and related directorates, U.S. CDC, and other NGO partners.
  • Represent the project and its partners on technical and management issues concerning the implementation of the project with donor, key stakeholders (international, regional, and national level), technical working groups, and internally within International Medical Corps’ broader technical and international programs units, and relevant Country Programs.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Director, Country Programs CDC and Business Official to ensure the project progresses according to contract and fulfills all contractual obligations.
  • Coordinate with mission Senior Management Team (SMT) to report out project deliverables and improve quality of implementation.
  • Represent the program to external and internal parties including agency SMT members (Field and HQ) as well as Donors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all-inclusive.

Code of Conduct:

  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications

  • Typically, a Medical or Nursing Degree, with a Master’s degree in Public Health, Infectious diseases, Health/Hospital Management. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Experience:

  • Typically, 12+ years of relevant and progressive experience in multi-year health projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings, including at least 7 years in a senior-level position providing strategic technical assistance and managerial oversight for high-value, complex, multi-year health projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings; specific experience with health systems strengthening in fragile settings preferred
  • Demonstrated experience designing and managing projects with a focus in the areas of infectious diseases management and prevention, health systems strengthening, capacity development at national and local levels, and Infection Prevention and Control detection and response in hospital settings.
  • Extensive experience establishing, monitoring, and training on national and sub-national disease surveillance systems.
  • Previous and recent experience supporting COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts strongly preferred.
  • Recognized achievements in cultivating and maintaining internal and external relationships to achieve project goals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing diverse teams of technical subject matter experts, employing both in-person, and remote management approaches to supervision of staff in various locations.
  • Experience leading and/or supporting capacity strengthening initiatives with local stakeholders in related technical areas, including contributing to curriculum development and effective training methodologies for the health sector.
  • Proven strong leadership skills and experience in leading and/or facilitating a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong familiarity with U.S. CDC rules and regulations, including monitoring related compliance and mitigating risks.
  • Demonstrated diplomatic, management and interpersonal communication skills to liaise, negotiate and advocate with Governments, donors, and key stakeholders including other implementing agencies.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Note

  • International Medical Corps does not ask for financial details, money transfers or payments of any kind from applicants to be considered for or secure a job.
  • Equal Opportunities:
    • 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.

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