Medical Director

Employer: International Medical Corps
Location: South Sudan

Job Summary:  

The primary function of the Medical Director is to support the Country Director in providing technical oversight to all projects and operational support to a number of field sites. As part of the senior management team, the Medical Director also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of overall country programs. The Medical Director will work in collaboration with the senior management team and health teams in the field to deliver high-quality health services to the targeted beneficiaries. The Medical Director will make frequent visits to the field sites to ensure the highest standards of service delivery. S/he) will ensure high-quality clinical services in all IMC-supported health facilities. S/he will monitor service quality, ensure that all staff are trained and well-supported, pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies are properly managed, and apply clinical-level data to national-level quality improvement efforts. The Medical Director will represent IMC in the national Health Cluster, Health Forum and other technical working groups on behalf of the Country Director.


Medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health, with experience in secondary care. - Minimum seven years’ experience in design, management and evaluation of health, nutrition projects with -strong focus on primary and secondary health care of which five years at senior management level, - Experience of supervision of senior staff, - Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and NGOs - Ability to live and work under precarious environment - Complete familiarity with Project Cycle Management - Knowledge and experiences of budget preparation, monitoring and management - Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues - Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently following consultative processes - Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations - Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively - Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources - Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written - Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus Preferred
Work experiences in South Sudan or regional experiences,
High level of communication and public relations skills
Experiences of dealing with difficult counterparts,
Experiences of managing large teams spread over multiple locations having minimum facility for communication