Medical coordinator

Employer: GOAL
Location: Turkey
Closing date: 14 Apr 2016

General Description of the Programme

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2012, responding to the acute needs of conflict affected communities. GOAL is working in northern Syria delivering food, non-food, WASH, livelihoods and emergency programming with a strong focus on market based approaches. GOAL met the needs of more than 700,000 conflict affected Syrians in 2014 and has an estimated 2015 budget of more than $100 million.

In 2014 GOAL first began working in Turkey, responding to the needs of refugees displaced from Kobane. Subsequently, GOAL has worked to create a developing multi-donor programme with a particular focus on health care programming, but also incorporating livelihoods and emergency support components.

General Description of the Role:

The Medical Coordinator will work directly with our partner, SSG, in the development, opening and operational supervision of a new Primary Health Care Center in Adana. The MC will also work with the provincial MOH in implementing the migrant health center (MHC) Working with the GOAL team, the MC role will focus on the specific programme design of the MHC/PHC programme and ensuring its full implementation, taking responsibility for the attainment of targets. The MC will also support the delivery of GOAL’s Syrian Patient Support Programmes and the Special Needs Fund, by supervising the Health and Outreach Officers and by offering technical advice for complex medical cases

Essential Responsibilities:
Program Development and Program Management
Technically lead GOAL health program strategic planning and design in coordination with Turkey Head of Programmes, GOAL technical team, and other GOAL sector leads
Support the timely preparation technically sound concept notes, proposals, work plans, budgets, reports and ad hoc information pieces
Ensure timely implementation of proposed activities across all Health projects according to budget and activity plan
In collaboration with the Head of Programmes, Health Officers and Finance Controller assume responsibility over the health budgets and making sure funds allocated to the response are used appropriately and in a timely manner
Support effective management of drugs and medical supplies by partners and ensure ordering is done with a view to quality and need
Monitor the health situation in Turkey and advise management of changes in context, needs, and risks
Ensure that programmes are implemented according to recognized Turkish and international standards
Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and learning teams to create M&E plans, an appropriate accountability framework and to develop learning papers for internal and external audiences. Assist with analysis of health data for input to M & E team.
Ensure appropriate medical protocols and data collection forms are used by all site offices and facilities
Oversee the collection and timely reporting for all programs in accordance to the agreed internal and donors reporting requirements in collaboration with Grants team

Technical Support and Quality Assurance
Provide overall technical support and guidance to all GOAL Health programmes, those implemented by partners and those implemented by GOAL. Assist with analysis of health data, comparing with clinic al protocols, to ensure that health services are compliant with international standards for care and best practices.
Ensure that the GOAL projects adhere to the quality standards based on evidence based practice and propose cost effective innovative approaches at different levels of project implementation.
Ensure linkages between Health projects and other sector projects in Turkey (i.e. Family Tracing, Vocational training) to offer a holistic package of care to beneficiaries
Offer technical support from a medical logistics angle for drug and equipment ordering
Supervise the field teams, mobile clinics at least twice a month to ensure that programs are running smoothly, adhering to the quality standards.
Visit and monitor all supported health project sites and GOAL health teams in the field. Work with the Head of Programmes to provide project coordinators with technical information needed to develop SOP’s for each project.

Review partnership proposals providing technical input on activities, budget, work plans
Oversee the technical implementation of partners and offer guidance as needed
Work with partners and MOH to assess needs for capacity building and design training plans
Meet monthly with partners to review context, activities, adherence to standards
Alert management to real or potential risks to partner implementation (i.e. quality, timeliness, budget-spend)
Ensure effective and quality health programming with support from MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) through appropriate baseline surveys and health needs assessments as needed
Ensure early warning systems and contingency plans are in place for investigation and control of outbreaks of infectious diseases

Representation and Coordination
Participate and represent GOAL in health cluster/sector coordination meetings; provide regular technical updates externally and report on meetings internally to GOAL
Take a leadership role in sector specific task forces
Ensure positive interaction and good relations with stakeholders including the MoH
Represent GOAL to donors in collaboration with Head of Programs, at the request of the Country Director
Work closely with the GOAL WASH, Food Security, and NFI sectors to ensure synergy of interventions
Hold and minute regular internal coordination meetings among health personnel to ensure all staff are aware of key developments, overall strategy and have a clear understanding of their work Support regional GOAL health coordination

Human Resources
Identify staffing gaps in GOAL and partner teams, create and update staffing plans, and lead in the recruitment and training of staff required for program implementation
Enhance technical and health management skills of national health staff through the provision of internal and external formal trainings and informal on the job training by their supervisors
Provide supervision and direction to health officers and other health staff
Line manage senior health staff and ensure managers are offering appropriate support to their staff
Coordinate provision of coaching, training, capacity building and technical support to GOAL medical staff and partners on the planning, implementation and management of health related activities

Qualifications Required:
Medical doctor, Masters in Public Health, or relevant field an asset
Minimum 5 years of general work experience
Must have at least 2 year professional experience in leading and implementing health related projects for vulnerable populations, implementation in Turkey is an asset
Experienced in working with INGOs in humanitarian or development contexts; conflict/post-conflict experience strongly preferred.
Experience in effective collaboration with international personnel, headquarters staff, donor agencies, government officials, and NGO. Able to work with a broad spectrum of people
Extremely flexible, previous experience in managing large teams and ability to work under administrative and programmatic pressures and ability to cope with stressful situations
Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, and project monitoring and evaluation desired.
Fluent in written and spoken English required; fluency in either Arabic or Turkish highly desirable. Additional knowledge of the third language (Turkish or Arabic) highly advantageous
Skilled in Microsoft Office suite of products (word, excel, power-point)
Based in Antakya initially and depending on program growth, transfer to Ankara might be considered. In the meantime, candidate must be able to travel to nationwide field sites and provide hands on support to personnel


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