Technical Coordinator – Jowhar or Baidoa, Somalia

IMC

Technical Coordinator – Jowhar or Baidoa, Somalia

Closing date: 14 Jul 2022

Somalia Mission

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

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.

PROJECT SUMMARY

The successful candidate will be the International Medical Corps Technical Coordinator for the anticipated Damal Caafimaad project funded by the World Bank via the Ministry of Health in Somalia. The Damal Caafimaad project is a 4-year initiative aimed at contributing to Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS 2020) implementation aimed at improving the coverage and quality of essential health and nutrition services in project areas as well as strengthen the stewardship of the Ministries of Health in Somalia. The Damal Caafimaad project will work with the Ministry of Health and Human Service Affairs (MOH) at the federal and state government levels.

International Medical Corps will be responsible for delivering the defined essential health services in Middle Shabelle and Bay regions to contribute to: (i) reducing maternal and newborn mortality; (ii) reducing under 5 mortality and improving child health and nutrition; (iii) reducing excess mortality due to communicable and non-communicable diseases (iv) strengthening the health system and (v) increasing the coverage of the package of health services.

*The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement*

JOB PURPOSE

The Technical Coordinator will be responsible for the management of the overall technical direction of the project as the lead subject matter expert for all health project components. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Project Manager in defining technical thematic priorities and guiding corresponding interventions based on the globally recognized standards and latest evidence. This role includes strategic planning, technical leadership, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, internal and external coordination and representation and reporting. The Technical Coordinator will be based in Jowhar or Baidoa, Somalia in line with the implementation of contracts in Middle Shabelle and Bay regions.

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

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Leadership and Project Management

  • In collaboration with the Senior Project Coordinator, provide technical direction that ensures the project’s implementation and management plans are consistently technically sound and aligned to the aims of project objectives, service delivery needs, and expected results.
  • Ensure the project’s technical strategy, approach, and contextualized interventions are harmonized across all project components, congruent to the global best practices and Somalia MoH’s policies and procedures, and aligned with the latest evidence.
  • Lead and coordinate the provision of necessary technical assistance to effectively support project monitoring and quality assurance, as well as periodic review of project work plans and activities to ensure strategic use of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Undertake analysis of technical trends, gaps in services, and Consortium members’ capacities to guide the highest quality of implementation across all components of the project and in all targeted geographic locations.
  • Work closely with the project’s senior management to lead collaboration and coordination across project teams to ensure results-oriented directions, targets, deliverables, internal control standards, and measurement plans are technically sound, adhered to, and aligned with project requirements.
  • Contribute to production of regular project reporting per donor and project requirements.
  • Support the Project Manager in ensuring adherence to IMC’s internal procedures and compliance with donor regulations.
  • Provide support to the project’s senior management for the project’s overall operational, financial, and grant management needs.

Coordination and Representation

  • Represent the project on the technical implementation of the project externally with donor, key stakeholders (international, regional, and national level), technical working groups, as well as internally with IMC’s mission-level and HQ technical and operational teams.
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with IMC’s broader mission-level health and GBV program and project partners to ensure the project’s plans, interventions, and achievements are well connected with and integrated into the broader technical strategic priorities in the country.

Human Resources Management

  • Manage teams of technical project staff at various levels of the project, including direct and indirect supervision, remotely and in-person as needed per implementation plans.
  • Select and orient project staff/volunteers/partners for effective implementation
  • Support, coach and supervise staff to build capacity and strengthen quality of interventions.
  • Develop support strategies for staff, foster teambuilding, and introduce principles of self-care.
  • Provide supportive and constructive feedback and conduct regular performance appraisals.
  • Strengthen the capacity of project staff and/or partners through key technical trainings and mentorship focused on thematic areas specific to the project’s interventions and intended results.

Security and Conduct

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all project staff/volunteers/partners
  • Exemplify core principles of health programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the project and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

PERSON SPECIFICATION-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Typically, a medical degree, with a Master’s degree in Public health preferred. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant and progressive experience managing health projects, providing strategic technical assistance for high-value, multi-partner complex projects implemented in international development and/or humanitarian settings. Experience providing technical leadership for health service delivery and health systems strengthening programming, specifically.
  • Experience with health systems strengthening projects in fragile and insecure settings, particularly in Middle Shabelle and/or Bay regions in Somalia, is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in a similar, dedicated technical leadership role for a multi-year project preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and managing projects with focus in the areas of infectious diseases management and prevention, health systems strengthening, MCH, SRH, Nutrition and capacity development at national and local levels; experience with health projects employing diverse implementation modalities and technical strategies or approaches for development settings preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with governments and in particular Ministries of Health (MoH) and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels. Experience with Somalia’s Government at the Federal and State levels is preferred.
  • Experience leading and/or supporting capacity strengthening initiatives with local stakeholders and partners in diverse health technical areas.
  • Recognized achievements in cultivating and maintaining internal and external relationships to achieve project goals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing technical teams, employing both in-person and remote management approaches to supervision of staff in various locations.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of standards and guidelines for health programming and protection against SEA, coordination, and date management.
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating, facilitating, and managing complex processes with diverse team members, across a large consortium of partners and/or across consecutive years of multi-year health project.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, creativity, acute problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of foreign aid architecture, including humanitarian and development funding mechanisms.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong familiarity with institutional donor’s rules and regulations (World Bank, USAID, FCDO, etc), including policies and procedures regarding human resources, grants management; financial management and reporting, and procurement processes strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

IMC is a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programs. All IMC staff are to be flexible and willing to assist in IMC operations as and when required.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear, or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities:

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast. 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.

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at report@InternationalMedicalCorps.org.Please do not submit your CV or application to this email address as it will not be considered for review.

How to apply

HOW TO APPLY:

IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send their cover letter and CV to the following email addresses: somaliajobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org indicating the name of the job as Technical Coordinator, Damal Caafimaad ,JOWHAR OR BAIDOA (as your preferred location) in the email subject clearly. Deadline for applications is 29th June 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. *The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement*

 

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