Medical Team Leader

at International Medical Corps
Published September 13, 2022
Location Far North, Cameroon
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The Medical Team Leader’s prime responsibilities will be to manage the day-to-day running of activities of the WHO project financed by the Peace Building Fund (PBF) which targets Peacebuilding and violence reduction in communities in the Far North Region, through inclusive health and social interventions. Through this project, international medical Corps will improve the capacity of health care facilities through training, provision of medical equipment and supplies as well as staffing arrangements. Offer free access to quality healthcare to the population through trained and motivated staff with appropriate equipment and finally reduce morbidity and mortality to common diseases.

 

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Program Management

Work closely with the Far North Field Coordinator, senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the medical and nutrition program within the scope of the grant

Work closely with the program teams and regional delegation of public health to organize and conduct the training for healthcare staff and ensure that all trainings completed are appropriately applied;

Ensure the clinical quality in the implementation of activities and services to service providers in line with International Medical Corps’ ethos and values as well as MoH protocols

Liaise with to the field Coordinator to provide support and to ensure consistency of approach and delivery across the project sites

Work with the program team and M and E teams to design and implement a reporting system to monitor and evaluate the objectives, indicators and outcomes of the WHO/PBF project as well as trends in mortality and morbidity

Support the district in the supervision of trained health facility staff

Work with program coordinator, field Coordinator and program teams to plan for future program directions in terms of beneficiary needs, new sites, and activities

Work with field teams and logistics to procure program supplies in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply based on site consumption while adhering to national drug protocols and program budgets

Support health facilities to analyze pharmacy reports to monitor drug consumption per site

Regularly update the field coordinator, program director and program teams on progression of project deliverables and indicator progress according to targets

Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed

  1. Representation

 

Attend health coordination meetings, as well as other program coordination meetings such as program management (PMT) meetings and pipeline meetings which are relevant to the program monitoring

Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, regional coordination meetings, WHO coordination meetings, INGO field coordination meetings

Serve as a liaison with the Health District Office on matters related to the project to ensure programmatic accountability

Ensure maximum visibility of the WHO amongst the humanitarian community

Lead the production of reports at site and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.

Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors

  1. Human Resources Management

 

Assist in the selection and training of volunteer health staff, in coordination with the district health services;

Supervise the day-to-day health staff to ensure smooth and effective project implementatio

  1. Security

 

Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies

  1. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

 

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

Qualifications:

 

Medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.

Minimum of three years of experience required in emergency health programs

Previous NGO experience

Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written

Must have excellent self-motivation skills

Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations

Proven capabilities in leadership required

Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

Ability to speak both French and English

Updated registration license from MOH to practice medicine in Cameroon

Be of Cameroonian nationality.

 

How to apply

 

Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 References and copies of relevant supporting documents to the application should be forwarded at International Medical Corps Cameroun to the following address e-mail.

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