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Program Manager (E. Africa) Job in Kenya

Department: International Programs

Reports to:
 Director of Regional Programs

Coordinates with: World Concern Program Manager

 Dadaab, Kenya; Liboi, Kenya

 Clinical Officer, Nurse Educator (Dependent on funding), Medical Volunteers

Job Summary:
 Serves as MTI’s in-country disaster response representative and manages the local relief and rehabilitation program. The Manager provides the primary communications link between HQ and incoming teams, the local partner, in-country staff, other NGOs, government organizations, foreign aid agencies, and military groups. 

Performance standards include professional representation of the mission of MTI in the field; effective management of staff, teams, and projects; high quality service and programs that achieve desired impact, and effective communication with HQ.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and ensure quality field programs and service.
  • Represent MTI interests with partner organizations, national and international NGOs, government and military agencies.
  • Attend meetings: UN meetings, district meetings, health cluster meetings and security meetings.
  • Create and amend Memorandums of Understanding and Operational Understandings between MTI and other organizations as needed.
  • Manage all phases of field operations: assessment, project planning, set up, recovery, rehabilitation, and shut-down.
  • Conduct field assessments and delegate responsibilities to team members as required. 
  • Assess field needs on a regular basis throughout mission, provide situation reports, and communicate regularly with HQ to suggest subsequent teams and specialties, estimated length of operation, needed pharmaceuticals and supplies.
  • Ensure arrangement of in-country accommodation, board, ground transportation, communications set up, field operations, project schedules, and other logistical needs for MTI teams.
  • Implement and maintain field service agreements, including the hiring, management, payment, and dismissal of national staff and service providers where appropriate.
  • Coordinate medical and logistical volunteers, assigning and delegating responsibilities as necessary.
  • Ensure proper accounting of field budget. Submit regular financial reports to HQ. When project activities are completed, finalize accounting with HQ International Programs and Finance.
  • Ensure medical protocols, team code of conduct, and other MTI policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensures statistical field reports and accurate patient records are completed. Submit statistical information and other updates to HQ on a regular basis, and draft reports for donors.
  • Provide HQ with mission report at the end of operation. Make recommendations regarding potential ongoing partnerships and transitional health projects.
  • Assist with gathering and /or researching information for potential grant proposals/funding acquisition. Provide project data or information for proposals.
  • Facilitate and maintain team unity, flexibility, and mission focus. Ensure regular times for team devotions and debriefings.
  • Provide continuity for subsequent MTI teams that rotate into the mission, including an in-country briefing upon arrival and final de-brief upon departure.
  • Monitor and manage field media interaction.
  • Act as MTI spokesperson, as required, including providing media interviews, presentations to civic and church groups.
  • Serve in a clinical capacity as determined by International Programs management.
  • Provide assessment for newly proposed projects as required by MTI Management.
Desired Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possession of current medical professional license/certification such as: RN, PA, MPH.
  • Two years experience and proven ability in the design and management of medical relief and rehabilitation projects.
  • Two years experience working with medical teams and/or volunteers.
  • Proven ability to complete health assessments, design programs, draft proposals and reports to donors.
  • Proven abilities in effectively managing health staff.
  • Overseas experience, successful assimilation into a foreign culture.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Email programs.
  • Preference will be given to bilingual candidates
  • Preference will be given to candidates with medical experience working in developing nations.
  • Commitment to the mission of Medical Teams International.
  • Demonstrated group facilitation and leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate and relate well with MTI partners, staff members, volunteer constituents, medical professionals, church and community leaders and international partners, NGO/IGO and government leaders/staff and military personnel.
  • Excellent problem solver, a self-starter; functions well in a multi-task environment.
  • Flexible team player with good negotiation skills.
  • Able to learn operation of field communications equipment (linking to Email, cellular phones, satellite phones, two-way radio, etc.).
  • Able to relocate temporarily to Kenya immediately.
  • Willing to work flex hours, as field needs dictate.
  • Must be able to live and work in very basic conditions.
Interested candidates should log into and apply for the position online.

Please note that the deadline for submission of applications is 7th October, 2011.

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