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Senior Medical Team Leader

Tripoli (Libya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Managerial positions
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Background/IRC Summary:
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC is working in Libya since August 2016, targeting the most vulnerable non-displaced, IDPs, refugees and migrants in hard-to-reach areas. According to assessments, healthcare is considered the priority need in Libya, most urgently in terms of quality health staff, medicines and supplies. There are significant gaps in the response, according to Libya’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the Libyan Red Crescent, UN agencies, and international NGOs. IRC’s team in Libya has the specific goal of reaching those in the hardest hit areas to beneficiaries of all ages and gender, both Libyans and third-country nationals. The health activities will be focused on supporting essential primary health care. The reproductive health activities will specifically target women and girls.

Job Overview/Summary:
The Senior MTL is a new position and will report directly to the Senior Health Manager. S/he will be responsible for
monitoring the mobile medical activities and the follow up of partnership with MoH in the south. The senior MTL is
responsible on managing recruitment of the medical staff for the mobile teams in addition to following up with the referral
facilities, and ensuring continuity of care for acute and emergency cases.
S/he will work closely with supply chain department, with Tripoli pharmacist officer – warehouse and assist
in preparing and reviewing medication supplements’ lists and ensure receiving the required medications with the right
specifications from suppliers.
Moreover, the senior MTL will support in all staff training/teaching orientation programs.
Major Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Senior Health Manager, the senior MTL is responsible on:
Manage the recruitment, appointment, and ongoing employment of all positions whom under his supervision.
Conduct regular field visits to follow up with Medical Team Leaders on the implementation of project work plan.
Support quality control of mobile medical activities, through close monitoring of data and ongoing performance analysis of programmatic action.
Review and enhance field visits processes to facilitate the medical staff’ work.
Conduct monthly meetings with MTLs to review progress, conduct on track, off-track assessments and submit report to the senior health manager
In coordination with senior health manager and HIMS officer, develop and or revise data collection, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting tools as necessary and according to needs.
Establishment of an effective referral system, ensuring continuity of care for acute and emergency cases.
Compile reports and submit weekly/monthly technical reports to senior health manager
Ensure compliance of the medical Team Leaders.
Acting as “Referral Focal Point”, provide expert advice on referred cases, follow up with the referred facilities, and ensure continuity of care for acute and emergency cases for the different IRC’s projects.
Develop relationships with referral sites in the area to foster coordination and collaboration and follow up on referral cases.
Effectively analyses issues and solutions and presents options to the Senior Health Manager.
Responsible for medical team development and capacity building programs.
Assist in preparing and reviewing medication supplements’ lists and ensure receiving the required medications with the right specifications from suppliers.
Carry out the MTL performance reviews.
Conduct the required assessments to meet the ongoing variable project requirements.
Assist other medical team members whenever needed.
Attend scheduled program meetings.
Provide general guidance to other medical team members.
Assist in recommendation of processes on new assignments
To ensure that all IRC policies and procedures are carried out both in office and field.
To be involved in any staff training/teaching orientation programs as required, and to take an active interest in other organizational activities.
To attend such training programmes/courses as are available and necessary to keep up to date and further existing knowledge.
Report any condition or progress to the health manager.
Ensure that all staff, program, or other issues are quickly and properly addressed, raising them to the senior health manager as needed.
To ensure that the IRC’s image is projected in the appropriate way.
To undertake any specific duties as delegated by Health manager.
Due to the nature of this position there will be a requirement to undertake duties which may initially appear to be outside the remit of this job description and may involve additional working hours.
Represents IRC at coordination meetings, as designated by the senior health Manager
Staff management
The senior MTL will be the direct supervisor of the MTLs.

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.
Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Senior Health Manager.

Working Environment:  This position will be based in the IRC field office in Tripoli, Libya with frequent visits to the field (DCs, CDC and supported health facilities).
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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