Medical Project Coordinator

Employer: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
Location: Jordan, Amman/Iraq
Closing date: 16 May 2016


Organisation Description
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. (www.thejohanniter.org) is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting mostly health projects worldwide.

Job Location: Amman / Jordan with frequent travel to North Iraq

Closing Date Application May, 16th 2016
Interviews are scheduled for: May, 24th/25th 2016

Project Description

Johanniter started their activities in Jordan and Lebanon in 2012, providing emergency aid to Syrian refu-gees and the affected local population. All support measures are implemented through local partner organi-sations. According to the Johanniter core competencies, these measures focus on public health, the distribution of aid goods, provision of emergency aid and services in the fields of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Currently, Johanniter are operating a Country Office in Amman, which monitors projects in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian Territories and Iraq in future.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Overall job purpose

The Medical Project Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation and management of the Johan-niter health programme at field level (Syria and Iraq). In his/her main function s/he will technical supervise our project partner in implementing our health program in Syria. Based on the outcome of the Iraq Assessment in April 2016, s/he will develop a pilot project and undertake assessments as necessary, write project proposals for donors and develop local strategies in close co-operation with the Country Director. S/he is expected to travel from Amman to Iraq and if necessary to other countries in the Middle East for a minimum of 50% of total time.

Reporting lines
Reporting to: Country Director, Jordan (first level supervisor)
Head of Desk South/Central Asia, Middle East and Europe Desk Berlin
(next level supervisor), only when required.

Working with: Team of International/National Staff and Project Partners
Receives technical advice from:

HQ Public Health Advisor
Gives technical advice to: National Partners
Standing in for: n.a.
Replaced by: Country Director, Jordan

Tasks

All activities are carried out in the operational region of Syria / Jordan / Iraq:


Responsibility to support the national partners in effective and efficient management of project im-plementation in line with the project management cycle, program objectives, activities and indicators- Mentor, coach, train and supervise national medical staff of the partner organization and supported health facilities


Responsibility to support the national partners in effective and efficient management of project implementation in line with the project management cycle, program objectives, activities and indicators


Mentor, coach, train and supervise national medical staff of the partner organization and supported health facilities


Co-ordinate activities between the Project Partners and the Country Office.


Initiate regular meetings with all stakeholders to ensure successful project implementation


In collaboration with the expatriate Administrator ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical procedures and that systems are in place, maintained and adhered to in our Partner Organization, so that all support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently


Monitor and maintain compliance with standard Johanniter procedures and guidelines.


In collaboration with government medical officers / directors and technical staff from the partner organizations, assess training needs, curricula-development as well as formal and on-the-job trainings for program staff


Report regularly to the Country Director in Amman


Contribute to program development and strategy in the region


Monitor appropriate project documentation within the partner organization for transparency and possible donor audits


Based on the Assessment in North-Iraq (Kurdistan), recognize further needs, develop a pilot project, undertake assessments as necessary, write project proposals for donors and develop local strategies in close co-operation with the Country Director


Take over other tasks assigned by the Country Director or HQ in line with the strategic directions of the Middle East Countries

Person Specification

Professional Qualification:

Public Health Background, relevant university degree.

Experience:
Essential:

Minimum of 5 years working experience in implementing public health projects for international NGO’s
Experience in security management in high risk areas and under stressful circumstances
Networking and coordination with partners
Experience in project management and coordination
Experience in carrying out trainings
Experience in working with international partners, donors medical authorities
Experience in doing medical assessments
Experience in establishing vaccine programs

Desirable:
Working experience in the MENA region is an asset
Experience in project accounting, managing of donor funds (German Foreign Office, ECHO, UN)

Skills:
Essential:

Strong management, project planning and organisational skills
Clear vision on programme development
Strong reporting skills
Strong analytical written and oral communication skills
Negotiation abilities and diplomatic skill
Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics and ability to work in an international team
Situation analysis (safety and security) and stress management
Fully computer literate
Fluency in English required, German strong asset
Accurate and precise work style
Stress management and flexibility
Good sense of humour

Desirable:
Knowledge of Arabic is an asset

Terms and Conditions

Start date: asap

Contract duration: definite contract until December, 31st 2017

Remuneration: Between 43 707€ and 46 008€ gross salary (according to Johanniter AVR-J internal tariff and depending on relevant previous working experience).

Benefits: - social security provisions (lump sum 375€ per month) (for expats not falling under German social security)
international insurance package
29 days annual paid leave
yearly home flight (for contracts > 1 year)
Per diems (for international postings) for days in project country (currently 30€ per day in Jordan)

Please note that this position is unaccompanied.

HOW TO APPLY:

Contact and application process

Applications for this position (including a cover letter, CV, reference contacts of three former supervisors as well as job certificates if available) should be sent to: staff@johanniter.de.

Please indicate “Medical Project Coordinator” in the subject line of your e-mail and mention your earliest date of availability.
Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Closing Date Application May, 16th 2016
Interviews are scheduled for: May, 24th/25th 2016

Please be advised, that due to the urgency of the situation, we might start short-listing even before the end of the closing date.