HRT – Medical Coordinator | ReliefWeb


Consultant Summary

The consultant will serve in the role of Medical Coordinator for a maximum duration of up to 90 days (up to 40 hours a week based on actual time worked). The consultant will be flexible, able to manage time; and, be prepared to tackle other tasks commensurate with role, and level of experience, on short notice.

  • Tasks likely to be undertaken as directed by local country office leadership:
  • Assess health needs through facility assessments, key informant interviews, surveys to identify humanitarian health needs and define key interventions required to address needs.
  • Complete assessment reports on needs and support the presentation of them to donors with Medical Teams staff.
  • Support establishment of new health responses through presenting proposals for negotiations to the country team with local authorities (MoH, local government and coordination entities and other NGOs), define activities, design of org charts, hiring and training of new staff and begin implementation activities as a part of direct health services, health systems strengthening or community systems strengthening.
  • Collaborate with the local logistics team to support procurement of medical items to required specifications and quality per Medical Teams procurement guidelines and those of relevant donors.
  • Represent Medical Teams through active participation in local and national coordination platforms such as the Health Cluster or Sector working groups or task teams.
  • Establish and support health information systems for monitoring program implementation and health trends in line with the local MOH and coordination body requirements.
  • Establish beneficiary tracking platforms and accountability mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with response leadership to monitor work plans, identify and complete other relevant response startup tasks.
  • 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, and Employee Code of Conduct policies.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with local organizations, wherever possible.
  • Assists in organizing and leading donor and monitoring site visits to health program activities; travel with donors as necessary.

Consultant Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field.
  • PREFERRED: Masters or other professional health degree such as MPH, or relevant experience managing public health projects.
  • Strong experience of managing health interventions at various levels (secondary care, primary health care and community health interventions).
  • Minimum two years’ experience with an international NGO in a similar role.
  • 4+ years of experience in the humanitarian response setting with the majority of the time spent in the field managing health responses
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development and program design.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant management, with UNHCR, PRM, UNICEF preferred.
  • Experience in capacity building and developing local staff teams.
  • Experience in working with and coordinating with local authorities, the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, humanitarian principles, humanitarian response work, and child protection standards.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills; results oriented and comfortable making decisions and taking appropriate risks.
  • Strong knowledge of infection prevention and control practices to prevent contact and airborne diseases
  • Strong knowledge of the Minimum Initial Service Package
  • Knowledge of humanitarian donor interests and requirements.
  • Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities for gender and diversity.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to represent the organization and communities in need of health support in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public at the direction of Medical Teams staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Effective communication and collaboration across cultural, geographical, and structural boundaries, engaging positively and constructively with colleagues.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication in English
  • Preferred for Colombia program: Fluent Spanish


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