Program Director at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps (IMC) 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.International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto, Damboa,Dikwa and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) and Protection programs, and also building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Program DirectorLocation: NigeriaJob DescriptionInternational 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.Job SummaryThe 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 sitesEssential Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo perform this job successfully, the Program Director must be able to perform each essential functionProgram Development:With the Country Director and supported by the Field/Project Managers, lead the development of project proposals for major donors in Nigeria.Program Management:Manage the programs in ensuring their objectives and achieving impact are metIn collaboration with the Senior Programmatic staffs, lead the development of concept notes, project proposals, budgets, and donor reports to expand the program portfolio of the missionMaintain working relationship with the GoN line ministries, the UN agencies, health advisors, and relevant clusters and interface with them on a regular basisProactively oversees all projects in country through all components of the project management cycle, identifies needed areas for quality improvement and initiates communication between technical, Operations and finance s leads in country and with global International Medical Corps departments (e.g. technical units, finance, logistics and operations),Provides technical support and oversight to all Senior Programmatic staffsEnsure donor compliance in implementation of projectsEnsure strict compliance with donor contract requirements/ reporting deadlinesGuide and support curriculum development and training for programmatic staffs and local partnersLiaise with relevant stakeholders on IMC programs in NigeriaMonitor humanitarian crisis in Nigeria in collaboration with the EPC, performing field assessments when necessary, and advise CD of response optionsIn collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, Technical 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 requirementsRepresentation:Attend coordination meetings relevant to country programsAttend sector working group meetings including (but not limited to) health, nutrition, Protection, Food security and WashRepresent the organization at any task force meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings, as appropriateEnsure maximum visibility of the organization amongst the GoN/NGO/UN communityContribute 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 actorsHuman Resources Management:Assist in the selection, recruitment, and training of program staff;Technically Supervise, orient, monitor, and evaluate program staff of the mission in close collaboration with EPC/Head of base;Maintain open lines of communication with all field staff and service departments.Ensure close supervision and guidance of project and/or officers;Work with field coordinators and project officers to address programmatic challenges;  Training/Capacity Building:Determine training needs for Programmatic staffs and facilitate the participation of these staffs in necessary trainings in order to build capacity and increase job responsibilitiesAdvocate and plan for professional development for Programmatic staffsWorking Relationship:Maintain regular communication with Country Director, other Senior Leadership Team members and Field senior staffs to ensure program activities and objectives are achievedWork with Country Director, EPC/Head of baseLogistics Coordinator, Finance Admin Director to ensure the coordination of timely delivery of program supplies and expenses are within budgetParticipate in routinely scheduled calls with International Medical Corps headquarter and associated department staff to advise on activities and project implementation of projects in NigeriaVerify 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 on and all aspects of project planning, implementation and completed are carried outCoordinate with FGoN and relevant agencies as necessaryMaintain the contact with HQ Technical Units and plan and organize regular field visitSecurity:Collaborate with Security Manager and CD in order to ensure staff and reputation of the organization are safe and secure at all timeEnsures application and compliance of security protocols and policiesCompliance & Ethics:Promotes and encourages 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 

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