Wednesday, February 22, 2012

International Medical Corps Job in Kenya

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Kenya Country Director,the Technical Director will:
• Act as the overall technical lead for all programs; oversee the work of the senior technical staff. Ensure that the work of each technical area is coordinated at all levels.Provide technical and operational guidance and oversight to all program activities, specifically CDC-funded HIV and TB Programs and act as Principal Investigator (PI);
  • Serve as team leader charged with the day-to-day execution of programs; undertake the timely deployment of program needs to ensure program success and attainment of desired results/indicators.
  • Oversee the production, review, analysis, and evaluation of technical reports including the preparation of technical and programmatic reports to donors,implementation plans, abstracts and manuscripts, etc and other relevant materials and facilitate dissemination of good practices;
  • Work closely with the donors to ensure compliance with programmatic targets and deliverables;
  • Coordinate and oversee the collection of data and other M&E processes, in collaboration with the M&E team;
  • Development of capacity building strategies to enhance program quality, coordination, sound monitoring and evaluation;
  • Actively identify and pursue new opportunities and lead program development activities by developing and technically reviewing program and grant proposals;
  • Provide support in facilitating technical collaboration and coordination activities with the Government, Donors and other NGO partners;
  • Attend sector meetings in Nairobi, and liaise closely with potential partner organizations;
  • Provide operational and technical support, as needed, to additional IMC Programs in Kenya, such as: Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Primary Health, etc;
  • Conduct regular technical assessment / assistance visits to the program sites throughout Kenya;
  • Backstop the Country Director, if and as needed;
  • Review and adapt International Medical Corps policy and plans as well as national policy and implementation plans linking them to IMC’s response strategies and annual operations plans
Qualifications and Skills
  • MD preferably with an advanced University degree; MPH or PhD
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in developing and managing multi sector programs such as Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Health including HIV/AIDS and TB prevention and care programs. Experience in developing countries is required.
  • Experience in Kenya and/or in Eastern and Southern Africa region would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with USAID, CDC, BPRM, ECHO, DFID, UN agencies, private, international, national and/or local partners and other government agencies;
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR Grants;
  • Proven Strong leadership skills and experience in leading and/or facilitating a multidisciplinary team;
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise, negotiate and advocate with the Government, donors/potential donors and key stakeholders including with other implementing agencies;
  • Proven ability to write technical reports, reviews, program/ project documents,  concept notes/proposals and conduct presentations by clearly formulating/articulating positions on issues and defending recommendations;
  • Ability to multitask and handle competing priorities;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Cultural sensitivity
Qualified candidates should submit applications BY-EMAIL ONLY including C.V. and contact details of 3 referees not later than COB Friday, 2 March 2012 to the HR Manager at KenyaJobs@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

This is a re-advertisement.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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