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Medical Team Leader - Misrata

Misrata (Libya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Misrata (Libya)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8422

Job Title: Medical Team Leader - Misrata

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Misrata, Libya

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home. The humanitarian situation in Libya has deteriorated since the 2014 civil war. According to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan for 2019, 1.1 million people are in need of essential and lifesaving assistance, of which 1.05 million require urgent health assistance.

The IRC launched an emergency program in September 2016 in Libya that provided medical care, medicines, and medical supplies in hospitals and primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Misrata. Since then, the IRC’s health programming has expanded to a mobile health team model (MHT), made up of Libyan staff, to provide primary health care services in PHCCs in Misrata and Sirte, in two detention centers in Tripoli and in 3 PHCCs in Tripoli with a focus on provision health care to migrants in urban settings. In addition, IRC established a UNHCR-funded Community Development Center, providing primary health care services to refugees, asylium seekers and migrants.

IRC Libya is currently undergoing an expansion, with increased Health system strengthening-focused interventions in Western Libya under which the IRC will provide primary health care services in the south through the support of MoH’s medical convoys and capacity strengthening to MoH staff on technical and managerial topics including on Mental Health, Reproductive Health and supervision tool kit to pilot the implementation of EPHS (Essential Package of Health Services) that was partially developed by the LHSS (Libya Health System Strengthening) project. The IRC is seeking an experienced health humanitarian professional with a strong background in capacity strengthening in the sector. The successful individual will be able to demonstrate successful relationship management. S/He will also demonstrate the ability to work with MoH in authentic partnership.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Area team leader will be the focal point in the specific target location Zliten, specifically taking the lead on the health system strengthening component. With the support of the EPHS Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the MoH he/she will specifically ensure on the job supervision and the roll out of:

  • Guideline for EPHS management & supervision
  • Supervision Checklist and Reporting Form
  • EPHS Scorecard and Dashboard
  • HR (Performance) Management Toolkit
  • Procedures and forms for referral & counter-referral system

The position is based in Zliten with some trips Tunis. The Area team leader will report to the EPHS Senior team leader.


Program management:

  • Oversee the successful implementation of IRC program activities in the target location. Ensure supervision of IRC’s technical mentors in each of the pilot Primary Health Care Center, in collaboration with NCD Consortium Coordinator and that IRC deliverables are met as agreed with the MoH;
  • Work closely with IRC health team and MoH staff in monitoring health project activities and results, in the joint pilot sites. Work closely with IRC M&E staff to ensure IRC adherence to internal M&E standards;
  • Prepare internal IRC reports and donor reports;
  • Work closely with IRC finance staff in the effective management of IRC project resources and preparation of IRC financial reports;
  • Cultivate positive and productive relationships with MoH staff at field and managerial levels;
  • As requested support IRC concept note and proposal development.

MoH Capacity Strengthening Support

  • Guide the mentors to utilize participatory, recipient-driven assessment tools and prioritization processes to identify health technical support needs and priorities;
  • With the support of EPHS Coordinator and MoH managerial staff identify indicators and milestones for technical support and capacity development. Work with MoH to put in place agreed-upon frameworks for delivery and monitoring;
  • Ensure ongoing technical assistance to supported pilot sites utilizing in person and remote methods as appropriate. Ensure inclusion of non-classroom methods grounded in adult learning techniques;
  • Ensure close collaboration and coordination with NCD consortium Coordinator and MoH managerial staff in all capacity strengthening activities to ensure efficient use of time and resources by trainees;
  • In consultation with the EPHS Coordinator and NCD Consortium Coordinator, identify and develop opportunities to support IRC’s and MoH mentors in the common pilot areas to contribute to capacity strengthening efforts. Facilitate opportunities for peer learning across participating staff;
  • Based on participant feedback, and in collaboration with MoH, identify and support provision of additional support to pilot sites staff as required;
  • Ensure wider coordination with other health capacity strengthening actors to prevent duplication and take advantage of synergies;
  • collect and analyse data at facility and service level to inform the capacity building efforts.

Human Resource Management

  • Directly supervise IRC’s mentors in each of the three pilot site. Clearly set expectations for performance and manage to those expectations.
  • Communicate widely and transparently with all staff as appropriate and needed.
  • Contribute to the technical and managerial trainings of IRC’s mentors, and MoH health staff (mentoring, on-the-job sessions as well as formal trainings).
  • Develop staff development plans for project staff based on performance reviews in collaboration with the human resources department and

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Ensure the stated goals and objectives of the project are met with strong monitoring and, evaluation follow up and reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the M&E Manager in the design of robust program’s M&E plans
  • Participate in the effort to implement DHIS2 tool in the pilot locations, while ensuring comprehensive data collection through the design of complementary data collection tools specifically focusing on migrants’ health surveillance systems
  • Review all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff.
  • Prepare regular reports as required for donors
  • Conduct regular project review meetings with field based staff to assess the level of achievement of project targets. Undertake project performance reviews.
  • Visit all program sites regularly and provide on-site mentoring to the health staff in the field.



  • Medical Doctor/Registered nurse-midwife with experience in infectious disease control and/or holding public health qualifications (i.e., MPH, DrPH, PhD, etc), with at least 03 years of experience implementing public health programs in a developing country context. Experience with mental health care and reproductive health programs is an asset.
  • Experience of supporting the delivery of capacity strengthening assistance in highly insecure and remote management operating environments;
  • Demonstrated experience in actively building staff capacity and nationalization of management roles;
  • Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills. Training of the Trainer experience preferred;
  • Experience of working successfully in projects with multiple team members;
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience of developing facilitation skills in others;
  • Strong relationship management skills;
  • English spoken and written fluency, including report writing skills. Arabic language skills preferred;

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:  The Area team leader reports to the EPHS Senior team leader. Close working relationship with the EPHS coordinator, MHPSS Specialist, health managers in Tripoli and Misrata and NCD Consortium coordinator is important. Collaboration with human resources, finance, supply chain and operations teams is required.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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