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15-811: Project Director

Multiple locations | Monrovia | Freetown (Various)

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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Program Background:

International Medical Corps is responding to the humanitarian crisis brought on by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. This position will lead design and implementation of a training program in West Africa.

Management and Administration:

• Provides operational leadership and management for program activities under designated project

• Develops and updates the project strategic plan, ensuring that the programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with donor and relevant stakeholder priorities

• Serves as team leader charged with the day-to-day program implementation; undertakes timely deployment of program resources to ensure program success and attainment of desired results/indicators

• Leads in the selection and training of qualified program staff and staff supervision to ensure their smooth and effective operations. In collaboration with human resources, selects, hires, and supervises staff, assigning roles and responsibilities and managing performance

• Ensures the program produces the specified results in annual work plan(s) to the required standard of quality and within the time and cost restraints

• Employs management procedures to ensure resources are in place, adhered to, and in compliance with donor rules and regulations

• Oversees 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

• Ensures that the project progresses according to contract and fulfills all contractual obligations

Technical Leadership:

• Establishes a team with all the relevant disciplines and operational staff, leads team building and counterpart identification within ministries and partners

• Develops a detailed implementation plan in line with the agreed scope of the contract and allocated resources; this will take into account the dynamics of the post-Ebola developments

• Develops a monitoring and evaluation plan for the successive phases of the program to capture project performance and results

• Oversees the coordination with the Ministries of Health (MOH), CDC, WHO, and other relevant agencies for development of materials, manuals, curriculums in line with materials and other related materials

• Coordinates with sub-awardee agency for delivery of the ladder training sessions and development of the related materials at all levels/program sites

• Coordinates with sub-awardee to oversee the collection of data and other M&E processes, in collaboration with the M&E team including the use of m-health technologies

• Co-leads with the trainers and project team in the documentation of best practices and lessons learned to improve M&E activities at all levels

• Leads a periodic implementation review process to monitor progress and to identify specific action that may be needed to achieve expected results

• Oversees the production, review, analysis, and evaluation of reports including the preparation of technical and programmatic reports to donors, implementation plans, abstracts and manuscripts, etc. and other relevant materials


• Acts as the primary International Medical Corps program contact person and liaison, ensuring the program is represented in national, technical, policy, and planning forums with the donor, local government, and other key stakeholders

• Coordinates International Medical Corps’ relationship with partners and donors related to monitoring and evaluation, providing support in facilitating technical collaboration and coordination activities with government officials, the donor, and other NGO partners

• Works closely with the donors to ensure compliance with programmatic targets and deliverables

• Promotes the project through advocacy, presentation, and participation in country, regional, and international technical forums



• An advanced degree (minimum a Master’s degree) in a relevant field from a college or university, focus on M&E preferred

• At least 10 years of experience in managing and implementing complex health service programs in developing countries, and specifically in a senior manager position (Principal Investigator or Chief of Party). At least three years of experience shall be within a conflict or post-conflict country

• Proven experience working with and understanding MOH systems at the national and county/sub-county, and facility levels.

• Proven strong leadership skills and experience in leading and/or facilitating a multidisciplinary team

• At least 5 years of experience in the monitoring and evaluation of development projects, including indicator development, data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and performance monitoring and reporting

• At least 2 years of demonstrated M&E experience on CDC-funded projects, preferably in West Africa. Strong working knowledge of CDC donor regulations and requirements

• Demonstrated diplomatic, management and interpersonal communication skills to liaise, negotiate and advocate with government officials, donors, and key stakeholders including other implementing agencies

• Proven ability to write technical reports, reviews, program/project documents and conduct presentations

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Multiple locations | Monrovia | Freetown (Various)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-09

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