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16-229: Site Manager

Juba (South Sudan)

16-229: Site Manager

Country: South Sudan

Department: International Operations

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.


International Medical Corps is anticipating funding through the Health Pooled Fund-South Sudan to support the Nzara County Health Department. The HPF is a consortia donor that works in partnership with the Ministry of Health of South Sudan to strengthen the health system and improve health service delivery at all levels of health care. The health system is administered through the state ministry of health and the County Health Department. The CHD oversees all health service delivery at county hospital and primary health care facilities. This project focuses on working closely with the CHD to ensure quality service delivery across all the primary health care facilities, building the CHD capacity for effective leadership and governance and improving referral services from the primary health care facilities to county hospitals. International Medical Corps will be supporting the County Health Department to train and build capacity of the management, clinicians, nurses, midwives and other staff in the Primary Health Care facilities. The International Medical Corps in partnership with the Health Pooled Fund and Ministry of Health is looking for an experienced Site Manager to provide oversight for the direct implementation of this project.


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

  1. Project Management

Work closely with the Program Manager and Nzara County Health Department team to determine the operational needs of the project within the scope of the grants

Analyze data gathered from the Primary Health care facilities, track progress and performance of the project with the aim to examine alternative strategies to meet the set targets

Compile high quality narrative reports for the monthly and quarterly reports, ensuring statistics are correct and on time

Implement and maintain prescribed reporting systems using the Program Monitoring Tools (PMT) to monitor and evaluate the objectives, indicators and outcomes of the country programs

Contribute to production of proposals for new projects

Work directly to supervise the field finance and logistics personnel to procure program supplies within program budgets in a timely manner, follow up and ensure that procurement is within acceptable standards.

Liaise closely with the County Health department, State Ministry of Health and other local authorities, donor and partner agencies to ensure program compliance with donor policies and regulations and complementary with other agencies' efforts

Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed

  1. Representation

Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to project

Represent IMC at task force meetings, assessment missions, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings as appropriate

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

  1. Human Resources Management

Supervise staff to ensure their smooth and effective operations

Assist in the selection and training of qualified program staff and recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Program Coordinator, Country Director and Finance Director

Ensure compliance to local labor laws including working hours

  1. Training/ Capacity Building

Work directly with County Health Department to build capacity through trainings, joint facility support supervsion

Determine training needs for subordinate staff

Train CHD staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs

Advocate and plan for professional development for all subordinate staff

  1. Working Relationships

Maintain frequent communication with Program Manager to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated

Work with Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies are within budgeted targets

Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary

  1. Security

Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


Educational Level:

· A medical background (nurse, midwife medical doctor,) with preferably a Master’s degree level in public health or other related discipline.

· At least 3 years of experience in coordinating and managing health system strengthening projects

· Demonstrated experience working with host government ministry of health authorities

· Proven expertise and experience in conflict and/or post-conflict health

· Very extensive experience project planning, implementation, M&E, financial management and procurement

· Excellent interpersonal, motivational and management skills with extensive experience and staff capacity building.

· Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGOs; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people.

· Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

· Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.

· Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.

· Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.

· Must work independently under difficult conditions.

· Excellent communication skills in both oral and written English; Arabic language a plus

How to apply: Please go to: 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.

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: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-28

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