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23 Jun 2020

Team Lead-ICU Critical Care Unit #20-137

Job Description

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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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.


International Medical Corps offers comprehensive primary and secondary health care in emergency program sites including Juba, Malakal, Maban, and Wau in South Sudan. Currently, International Medical Corps supports 2 Hospital and 35 primary health care facilities. The organization is composed of over 750 national staff and 49 expatriates. In addition to comprehensive primary and secondary health care, International Medical Corps also implements multiple complementary programs including mental health, reproductive and sexual health, GBV prevention and response, and health outreach activities. International Medical Corps also supports three midwifery and nursing colleges in South Sudan in Juba, Kajo Keji and Wau. Further, International Medical Corps has a wide-reaching comprehensive health program that covers Juba PoC, Malakal, Maban, Wau and Nyal.

One major area of concern in the current national response is facility management of severe and critical COVID-19 cases. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health has developed a Concept Note requesting for the WHO led International Emergency Medical Team to support South Sudan address some of the challenges.

Job Purpose

The Team Leader will provide overall strategic leadership to a specialized team to support the Ministry of Health in South Sudan in setting up Intensive Care Units for the management of critical patients requiring respiratory support. S/he will direct an initial assessment of the designated health facilities, outline needs and provide overall strategic leadership to the International Medical Corps team including fiduciary planning, human resource management, and necessary on the job training for the staff working in these facilities.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


  • Provide strategic guidance to the implementation of IMC program
  • Lead the development of the definition of the objectives and planning of all set up, training, and implementation of activities in Juba Teaching Hospital and Infectious Disease Unit.

    • Lead work plan development and coordinate input from staff and counterparts

    • Oversee the implementation of the activities in the two identified hospitals, ensuring compliance to international standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to Hospital Director, MOH and WHO on the development of the ongoing programs.

  • Ensure high-quality performance and integrity standards in compliance with International Medical Corps policies and regulations
  • Report to International Medical Corps senior management project and donors the achievements and results of the response
  • Establish systems for maintaining an overview of all staff activity


  • Represent International Medical Corps to Hospital, Local & National Authorities, international donors, international and national NGOs
  • Develop good working relationships with all stakeholders including Hospital Administrators, MOH, and WHO as well as local authorities and federal agencies
  • Liaise with appropriate hospital medical staff and logistics staff as needed, and ensuring required reporting are submitted on time


  • Ensure that appropriate logistic, administrative and financial structures and procedures appropriate for program are established and / or maintained in accordance with IMC guidelines
  • Develop and submit program reporting on timely manners according to International Medical Corps and Donor requirement.
  • Facilitate smooth handover of program management to the Hospital Operations


· Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies

· Serve as the focal point for Health and Safety and will be responsible for any Risk or Security


· Serve as the Safeguarding focal point

Policy Adherence

· Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

· Adhere to Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect IHL at all times

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.


  • Medical or Nursing degree with current provider license and Board Certification or equivalent in an aspect of critical care medicine
  • Demonstrable technical skills and understanding


  • Minimum of eight years with increasing responsibilities including at least three years in a senior management position in an INGO environment or in emergency medicine, intensive care or other relevant secondary care specialization
  • Project management experience in a developing country or similar context including responsibility for budget control, strategy, human resources and planning
  • Minimum of three years of experience at a management level
  • Pedagogical skills are an asset


  • Proven capabilities in leadership
  • People Management
  • Commitment to Humanitarian Principles
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Result and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Must have excellent self-motivation skills
  • Experience in effectively dealing with hospital management and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, and government officials, the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make medical decisions affecting the standard of care independently
  • Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

Equal Opportunities

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.

How to apply

Please apply online at https://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Careers.aspx?req=20-137&ty…


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