New Jobs at Medical Teams International – Country Director

Medical Teams International Calling: 

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

 JOB SUMMARY                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Country Director contributes to the mission of the organization by leading and managing all aspects of Medical Teams’ work in-country; representing Medical Teams to key stakeholders; and overseeing the development and implementation of the Tanzania’s program strategy and quality. The Country Director will have wide responsibility for the overall development, management, and coordination of field operations, representing Medical Teams to partners and key stakeholders in country, providing financial oversight and accountability of Medical Teams resources and compliance with policies and procedures, and reporting regularly on program activities and finances. The Country Director will report to the Program Manager based at HQ, with the support of the Program Officer based at HQ.

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                                                                                         

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Country Leadership:

  • Creates and implements the country strategy and program vision in accordance with the organization’s five-year plan;
  • Champion’s capacity building and team empowerment toward the ultimate goal of a responsible exit strategy;

Program Leadership:

  • Ensures all program objectives are completed on time and on budget;
  • Develops annual operating budgets and work plans and ensures effective budget monitoring, reporting, and financial management;
  • Ensures monitoring, evaluation, and learning occurs with regard to planned and implemented programs;
  • Ensures project proposals and reports are submitted on time and meet standards required by Headquarters and external donors;
  • Ensures all program goals, activities, and personnel demonstrate commitment to national and international humanitarian frameworks and standards;
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent, and accountable relationships with partners in the implementation of activities that address the needs of the most vulnerable people.
  • Utilizes the Medical Teams’ Field Operations Manual to ensure policies and procedures are developed appropriately for the country program.

 Representation:

  • Proactively, regularly, and consistently represents Medical Teams to and collaborates with host and foreign governments, humanitarian actors including UN agencies and NGOs, faith-based and partner organizations (especially Integral Alliance members), media, and other relevant parties;
  • Identifies and participates in forums and meetings for the humanitarian community where there may be a strategic benefit to Medical Teams.

 Local Resource Acquisition:

  • Maintains an ongoing awareness of the operating environment in-country and identifies particular needs in the health sector that fit with our core competencies.
  • Proactively facilitates the growth of Medical Teams programs in-country; maintaining strong links with donors; identifying funding opportunities; and leading the development of program-funding proposals;
  • Leads, designs, and analyzes needs assessments and identifies relevant programmatic interventions on behalf of Medical Teams.

 Human Resources:

  • Creates an environment for Medical Teams team members to be Courageous, Tenacious, Accountable, Not Alone, and Selfless.
  • Develops a strong team that values accountability, 360-degree feedback, and transparency;
  • Ensures that team members are effective, efficient, and diligent in meeting program goals;
  • Creates a team culture that is committed to cultural and racial diversity;
  • Provides regular feedback to staff to ensure optimal performance;
  • Creates a culture of shared learning and professional development within the country team;
  • Oversees effective human resource management including the recruitment, onboarding, supervision, and performance review, and professional development of local and expatriate personnel; complies with local laws and the personnel policies of Medical Teams; and ensures personnel plan reflects operational needs.

Safety and Security:

  • Reviews and oversees implementation of effective safety and security management policies and practices in accordance with Global Safety and Security Policy; including robust information collection practices and systematic testing of safety and security plans;
  • Champions the importance of safety and security and incorporates safety and security considerations throughout all activities.

Compliance:

  • Ensures Medical Teams is compliant with host-government laws and policies, and with Medical Teams’ internal policies and procedures;
  • Ensures accountability is integrated into country strategies, program design, monitoring and evaluations, recruitment, staff onboarding, trainings and performance management, partnership agreements, and highlighted in reporting;
  • Ensures the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection policies;
  • Ensures Medical Teams maintains a constructive, transparent, and independent relationship with host-government, and ensures Medical Teams has up-to-date registration/accreditation in country;
  • Ensures all procurement, warehousing and program expenditures occur in accordance with best practices, and all contractors comply with contractual agreements.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Utilize volunteers whenever possible

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or higher in a field relevant to international humanitarian work, or equivalent proven work experience

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum seven years progressively responsible experience in humanitarian health programming and personnel management
  • Minimum five years office management experience in a developing country
  • Work experience in Spanish-speaking South America preferred
  • Demonstrated growth of a humanitarian response in a complex environment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Dedication to the calling and values of Medical Teams;
  • Commitment to organizational strengthening and programmatic growth in accordance with humanitarian needs;
  • Proven ability to produce successful program proposals and develop strategic donor relationships;
  • Strong organizational and program skills and experience, including strategic planning;
  • Excellent financial management skills, including ability to prepare, monitor, and control budgets, reports, project proposals and partnership agreement documents;
  • Strong working knowledge of health-sector issues in developing countries;
  • Commitment to working in a manner that respects local religious and cultural sensitivities;
  • Demonstrated experience at building and managing a high-performing work team;
  • High level of initiative with a strong results-orientation;
  • Very resourceful;
  • Excellent English-language skills;
  • Proficient in Swahili preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS                                                                                                          

Physical requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to: 
·       Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.
·       Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computer.
·       Frequent communication and exchange of information among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
·       Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
·       Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder.
·       Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
·       The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. 
·       Seldom to occasionally positions self to Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
·       If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. Add more options and include field requirements.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme hot or cold weather, and very basic living conditions.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to: [email protected]

Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.

Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line” Country Director.”

Application Deadline: 22nd of June 2021 at 1700HRS.

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