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Health Coordinator

Khartoum (Sudan) | Sudan

  • Organization: IRC
  • Location: Khartoum (Sudan) | Sudan
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-06

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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 25 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


Reporting to the Country Director, the Health Coordinator will ensure the implementation of high-quality primary and reproductive health programming with strong infection prevention and control measures at IRC supported facilities. The Health Coordinator is expected to spend time in the field location, working and mentoring health teams. In addition, the health coordinator will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners including the ministry of health, UN agencies and other NGOs including Humanitarian Aid Commission in Sudan.


• Oversee the implementation of the IRC’s health programs against agreed work plans, performance targets, and budgets to ensure that programming is on track and of high quality.

• In collaboration with the IRC program coordinators, ensure the IRC’s response activities are implemented through an integrated model on time ensuring high quality in accordance with technical best practice and IRC approaches.

• Assist in business development by providing technical input for proposals.

• Update and develop health program protocols based on the best available guidance and evidence.

• Ensure clinical management and infection prevention and control procedures are being applied strictly by clinical staff according to the protocol.

• Lead on the hiring, training and mentoring of health staff.

• Support the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for health programs in line with IRC guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements.

• In-conjunction with supply chain, and medical logistician, overall supervision of medical supply forecasting, procurement and distribution for the program

Staff Supervision & Development

• Directly supervise Health Managers and lead overall health team ( 2-4 people )

• Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

• Overall responsible for staff work plans, work and vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities

• If/as required, identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies

Grant Planning & Health Program Implementation

• Based on assessments and strategy; draft technical proposals and budgets to enable programs required to meet the immediate needs of the affected community.

• Responsible for the overall achievement of all health grants in country

• Anticipates plans and manages programmatic and structural transitions.

• Has significant budget authority to pre-approved limits and responsibility for budget development and compliance.

• Responsible for ensuring the achievement the overall grant timeline and completion date

• Provides direction and monitor staff in their implementation of the work plan and quality of technical activities,

• Lead technical reviews of overall program implementation in conjunction with the health team members

Program Development

• Contribute to, development of country strategic direction and implementation plans

• Develop and feed into health specific strategy

• Write and design technical proposals that are in line with overall country program strategy

Grant Monitoring & Reporting

• Development/ maintenance of effective and efficient oversight, support, quality control and reporting systems and processes.

• Ensure regular field monitoring and modifications as required.

• Ensure IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements are produced in quality.

• Work closely and coordinates with IRC logistics, finance and grant staff to ensure timely and complaint program activities and expenditures; including active participation in grant opening/closing and review meetings

Coordination & Representation

• Foster and maintain effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders, representing IRC, promoting long-term strategy and resolving problems/conflicts

• Represents IRC in external Health forums and is the key health focal point in the health cluster.


• Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs

• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs


• The ideal candidate will be a health professional with public health training

• Excellent English language in written and verbal communications skills are required

• Previous experience working in infection prevention and control, with demonstrated experience in IPC personnel management, supervision, and the development of SOPs/protocols.

• Experience in coordinating, implementing, and managing health programs in emergency contexts inclusive of reproductive health programming.

• Strong leadership, management, planning, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills;

• Must be able to function effectively in a complex work environment, setting appropriate priorities and manage competing priorities and pressure

• Competent in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel

• Strong budget management experience

• Strong coordination and representation skills and well versed in convincing and clarification of views and points. Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people.

• Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional patience and be able to interact, partner and thrive in a diverse environment

• Committed to staff training and development and effective at facilitation


• Fluent in Arabic

The International Rescue Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. International Rescue Committee considers all candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in 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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