South Sudan: Site Manager 14-366

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 30 May 2014

Position Summary & Responsibilities: 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.
International Medical Corps is currently implementing approximately 15 programs across nine sites in South Sudan. Through nearly 50 health facilities in urban and rural areas, International Medical Corps provides basic health care and integrated service provision, from preventative care to emergency surgery. International Medical Corps also runs programs in HIV/AIDS, nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation projects. To address South Sudan’s acute health worker shortage, and foster self-reliance, International Medical Corps trains health professionals and community volunteers.
In addition to the above, International Medical Corps is also providing emergency medical services out of four sites to tens of thousands of people who were displaced by the crisis started from 15th December 2013. Simultaneously, the organization is in the process of increasing its surge capacity and ramping up programming in order to respond to the countrywide emergency humanitarian needs emerging from the conflict erupted in December 2013.
International Medical Corps has been active in South Sudan since 1994, working across five states: Upper Nile, Western Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, and Jonglei, implementing health, nutrition and WASH programmes. In response to the current crisis in South Sudan, International Medical Corps has been awarded funding by ECHO & OFDA a health and nutrition intervention in Awerial, in the Lakes State and Malakal, in Upper Nile State.
The Site Manager will lead the implementation of activities in Malakal.
Activities include:
Supervision of International Medical Corps field assessment teams, ensuring proper conduct and information gathering techniques are being upheld.
Direct supervision of field site support staff in collaboration with Medical Doctor and emergency Nurse, and the Programme Manager.
Support, motivate and supervise field program/logistics/ administrative/finance staff in their work, by information exchange, brainstorming and holding regular planning sessions
Office Set Up
Locate and set up International Medical Corps field offices ensuring that all departments are established (HR, Finance, IT, Communications, Programmes, logistics)
Locate and establish warehouse space
Hire and train national staff
Ensure adherence to International Medical Corps policy
Emergency Funding
With the team, identify funding opportunities and contribute to the design of new program concepts and support of International Medical Corps emergency program development
Stakeholder Mapping
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.
Facilitate and assure accurate and well-documented reporting internally within International Medical Corps 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, leading the team in this area
Representation and Outreach
Represent International Medical Corps to donor bodies, the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, other NGOs and local authorities
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps. Skills & Requirements: 1. Degree in development, public health or related field.

  1. At least three years of project management experience with an international organization.
  2. Demonstrated experience in staff management, logistics, admin/HR, finance and donor compliance.
  3. Previous relevant experience in Africa or similar environment – South Sudan highly valued.
  4. Flexibility and willingness to adjust to changing responsibilities or needs as they arise.
  5. Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to design and plan projects.
  6. Proven ability to work cooperatively with others in a diversified team environment.
  7. Willingness to live in a remote site, with basic accommodations.
  8. Excellent communication skills, including professional fluency in spoken and written English.
  9. Excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

How to apply:

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

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