Deputy Country Director - Turkey

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. PROGRAM BACKGROUND: International Medical Corps is implementing humanitarian assistance programs from its base in Damascus to assist conflict-affected Syrians.
As a member of the Turkey Senior Management team, the Deputy Country Director will have shared accountability for International Medical Corps humanitarian and development programming in a program of approximately $100 million each year through an organization of more than 2,000 staff and 10 partners in Turkey and Syria. You will lead the transformation of International Medical Corps programming in Turkey and Syria to a new operating model, whilst also delivering International Medical Corps strategy for the two countries:
  1. Strategic Planning:
· Provide policy guidance, training and ongoing guidance to all program staff
· Keep abreast with and contribute to IMC International global initiatives and global trends
  • Equally, understand the operational and programmatic environment inside of Northern Syria and its implications upon IMC Programming and operations; and support planning around it
  • In conjunction with the Country Director and the Program Director; stay aware of the major changes and strategies of the key donors working inside of Syria and Turkey. Actively engage with the donor community.
· Conduct needs assessment for project implementation according to the donor agreements
· Ensure all activities are conducted timely, cost and quality effective
· Prepare monthly reports to the Country Director and quarterly and semiannual reports according to donor requirements and internal procedures
· Identify new projects and make recommendations to the Country Director
· Participate in writing and reviewing proposal applications
· Provide technical inputs and assistance to programs with particular reference to financial management and reporting systems
· Prepare annual work plan and budget that identify key objectives, responsible staff, deliverables and potential roadblocks
  1. Compliance
· Oversee program operations and reporting, ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures, Donor regulations and local laws
· Monitor, evaluate and report on all program activities to Country Director
  1. Program Development
· Assist Country Director in expanding country portfolio
· Support the Country Director on promoting an environment of continuous learning, where staff are encouraged and supported to grow and develop and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments.
· Support the Country Director on promoting the culture of high performance in the organization through its monitoring of program and operations and taking corrective action to ensure on-going measurable improvement of the Country Office.
  • Support the management and implementation of quality programs for the country through ensuring all programs are completed within time, on budget, achieving program objectives and responsive to the communities, as well as in line with IMC principles, values and strategic plans and following donors and IMC compliance procedures
· Pursue new sources of donor funding and maintain adequate donor funding levels to sustain identified program and support activities
· Participate in drafting and editing proposals
· Remain aware of donor funding intentions
  1. Human Resources
· Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors
· Collaborate with security officer/CD to maintain security of staff in the field locations
· Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
  1. Working Relationships
· Maintain frequent communication with Country Director to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated
· Work with Medical Director, Finance Director, Security and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs
· Represent the organization at task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordination meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings
· Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure mutual understanding of programs and maximize resource distribution and allocation of available funds
  1. Representation
· Serve as a liaison with Donors on matters related to the program to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors
· Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ
· Work with key donor staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship
· Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
· Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information
· Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
  1. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
· Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”
“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”
· Minimum of a Master’s level degree in a health, protection or social service related field.
· 5-7 yrs of project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency / development programs
· Significant experience in development programs, mainly in the health field (Health policy, health reforms)
· Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with USAID, World Bank, EU, DfID and other donors;
· Minimum financial management including preparing and managing budgets, banking activities, contracts and negotiations
· Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
· Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
· Strong writing, presentation and program development skills;
· Fundraising and representational experience
· Proven capabilities in leadership required
· Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
· Advanced degree in public health preferred, will consider candidates with applicable field experience
“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”