16-038 Project Coordinator-Oversee Consortium of NGO’s, CAR

Bangui

16-038 Project Coordinator-Oversee Consortium of NGO’s, CAR

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs, seeks candidates for the position of Project Coordinator-Oversee Consortium of NGO’s in Central African Republic.

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.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

International Medical Corps has been providing emergency medical, nutritional as well protection assistance to Sudanese refugees and local host conflict affected people in Haute­Kotto and Vakaga region since 2007. Most recently in response to the renewed conflict in the country, International Medical Corps has expanded programming to provide assistance to conflict­affected populations in the northwest of the country. While providing basic primary health care services to the beneficiaries, International Medical Corps also focuses on capacity building of existing human resources, in order to deliver and take ownership of health, nutrition and protection programs implemented by International Medical Corps, thus assuring the sustainability of the health program for the coming years.

In 2015, International Medical Corps has entered into a partnership with Mentor Initiative, Save the Children, and Oxfam in the development of a proposed program to DFID for the implementation of an emergency health and nutrition program across four prefectures (Ouham, Ouham Pendé, Haute Kotto and Basse Kotto) with the aim of providing much needed services to over 250,000 persons in need across these sites.

JOB SUMMARY

The Consortium Coordinator is responsible to provide oversight of the DFID­funded health and nutrition consortium programme in Central African Republic. In close cooperation with consortium partners, the Consortium Coordinator shall ensure that the project: ‘’Emergency assistance to crisis­affected communities of Central African Republic” (2015 – 2016) is implemented according to the approved proposal and in accordance with the rules and regulations of Dfid. The post­holder leads in terms of giving support and direction to the programme, as well as managing the relationship and information flows between the key stakeholders; the donor representatives in­country, International Medical Corps (IMC), Save the Children (SC), Oxfam, and the Mentor Initiative. The programme focuses on four key areas of improved health services delivery: providing the minimum package of health care services at facilities and through mobile clinics, supporting community initiatives, strengthening nutrition prevention and treatment services, and improving the WASH capacities of 17 health facilities. The programme implements a combination of activities ranging from direct support and capacity building, to community participation. The programme is implemented in four prefectures; Ouham Pendé, Ouham, Haute Kotto, and Basse Kotto.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Consortium Oversight

­ To ensure all the aspects of the program are implemented according to the approved donor, government and partnership agreements.

­ Prepare programmatic reports for DFID, government, consortium members and IMC as required. This may involve compiling of information from a range of programme staff involved in the implementation of the programme, and working as a team with consortium members to produce reports.

­ To highlight and prepare documentation for any programme modifications, including budget revisions, amendments or extensions which require DFID and/ or Government consent and approval. Ensure such changes are made in close consultation with the consortium partners (through the consortium steering committee), as well as all relevant stakeholders.

­ To provide oversight to the consortium members, to ensure joined up programming, quality control, effective communication and resolving of issues as they occur. Coordinate and chair regular meetings with consortium members, and the MOH when necessary.

­ To provide oversight to consortium members to ensure they have clear work plans and support implementation, through regular field visits.

­Ensure the effective and efficient use of all DFID programme resources in order to keep costs low.

­ Keep regular contacts with the consortium members to identify the difficulties they are facing to be able to inform DFID in time in case of a negative impact on the programmatic side.

  1. Representation and Coordination (internal and external)

­Represent the consortium at all DFID fora in country.

­ Work closely with relevant counterparts and sections at the MOH and relevant ministries. Be able to clearly explain programme activities and objectives the programme's contribution to the government's goals and objectives.

­ From time to time the post holder may be required to present wider programme findings and/or progress reports to the Regional meeting or other internal IMC fora.

  1. Technical Support

­ Provide regular high­quality technical inputs in the design, implementation and monitoring of programme activities.

­ Work closely with DFID, MoH and Consortium partners to provide technical advice and support in health service delivery.

­ Work with programme staff and IMC technical advisors to identify the technical support needs of the programme and ensure this support is provided

­ Ensure that protection mainstreaming (GBV response/PSEA) programming is effectively incorporated into all aspects of the consortium’s work.

­Facilitate shared learning among consortium partners and other relevant stakeholders.

­Facilitate the project reflection to generate lessons learned around the result areas of this action

­ Develop and manage a programme risk register; identify problems and develop solutions agreeable to all stakeholders of the programme.

­ Understand the DFID Value­for­Money principles and ensure programme activities adhere to those principles.

­ Ensure that programme progress is effectively monitored through the regular data collection and analysis of key indicators and ensure that processes and results are properly documented.

­ Ensure that internal and external reporting requirements are met, including monthly and/or quarterly narrative reports in line with the required DFID and IMC formats.

  1. Budget and Finance

­Budget control and financial oversee of the entire project

­Ensure that contractual obligations are followed; that the guidelines are adhered to (including general conditions, visibility guidelines and procurement guidelines)

­Work with the IMC Finance Administrative Director, conduct regular budget and finance meetings with consortium partners to ensure that spending are according to budgets.

­Work with the IMC Finance Administrative Director to ensure that all fund installments due to IMC and consortium partners are transferred in a timely manner.

Working Contacts

External: DFID representatives (when present), MOH, the co­implementing partners (SC, Mentor Initiative, and Oxfam), and other NGOs and UN agencies at capital and field level.

Internal: IMC Country Director, Program Director, Program Officer, and HQ colleagues.

Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

Essential

­A post­graduate degree in education or in any of the social science subjects.

­3­5 years relevant programme management experience in an international NGO or similar organization.

­Extensive experience managing complex projects, including multiple stakeholders and under tight deadlines

­Experience managing Dfid funded projects including an excellent understanding of Dfid guidelines/ standards

­A good understanding of humanitarian assistance and fragile states

­High­level communications and people skills. Excellent writing, articulate, good networker, able to adroitly negotiate between the different stakeholders, and to represent the programme at high level forums. Proven analytical and strategic planning skills

­Proven international experience, preferably in Africa, in providing technical support to complex health programmes. Experience in research and analysis will be an added benefit.

­Previous experience in donor reporting particularly to DFID.

­Ability to design, roll­out and maintain monitoring & evaluation tools and frameworks.

­Proven ability in working in insecure or hardship environments. The position will require extensive travel to the field in partner locations.

­Professional fluency in both French and English required

­Commitment to the values and principles of International Medical Corps.

Desirable

­Previous experience in Central African Republic and/or central Africa region

­ Master’s degree related to health, Social Sciences, Business Administration and/or complex emergencies and/or comparable relevant years of experience.

Other Relevant Information:

OTHER COMMENTS: International Medical Corps is a ‘first­responder’ both to natural and men­made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast.

How to apply: Please go to: 16-038 Project Coordinator-Oversee Consortium of NGO's and follow the instructions for applying online.

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.

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx , 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: Bangui
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-11

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