Project Coordinator- COVID-19

at International Medical Corps (IMC)
Location East Hararghe, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 26, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Employee Position Summary


This position is more of a technical position in IMC Ethiopia field office, and the position holder will work under the direction and support of COVID-19 project specialist and closely work with Senior health program Manager. The position holder is responsible to lead and coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation processes of COVID-19 outbreak response through planned intervention of International Medical Corps designed in East Hararghe zone. He/she also responsible to monitor and follow up of the day to day implementation and service provision of the senior project officers for COVID-19, support surveillance and early investigation and response and also provide technical support, follow up of early warning, regular data collection, mapping of project sites in terms of occurrence of COVID-19 outbreak, She/He will represent IMC in COVID-19 outbreak prevention and response, meetings organized at the zonal and woreda level.



Essential Job Duties and responsibilities/Scope of Work:


  • Lead and responsible for outbreak especially COVID-19 reponse intervention at the project sites under his/her supervision.
  • Create smooth relation and collaboration with Government stakeholder.
  • Prepare detailed implementation plan and share with zonal offices
  • Ensure implementation of all project planned activities upon expected quality and schedule at all levels.
  • Organize and facilitate review meeting to review gaps and project progress.
  • Follow up of project implementation through organizing regular update and experience sharing meeting among staffs.
  • Undertake assessment to identify gap and status of COVID outbreak and surveillance at project sites by engagement of Health response officer.
  • Provide technical support for project staffs and government health workers on proper implementation of the service.
  • Organize joint supportive supervision by involving the key health partners at zonal and woreda level.
  • Work in close consultation with COVID-19 project specialist, senior health program manager and field office manager while implementing all activities and utilization of budget.
  • Represent IMC in COVID-19 outbreak preparedness and response meeting organized at project site.
  • Prepare and submit biweekly, monthly, quarterly, donor and government reports timely to field offices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in ensuring community participation and gender issues in humanitarian programming.
  • Lead and responsible for the project intervention and sites under his/her supervision.
  • Create smooth relation and collaboration with Government stakeholder.
  • Organize and facilitate review meeting to identify gaps and project implementation status


Reporting and M/E

  • Regularly collect information and data from woredas and prepare monthly project   updates and regular progress reports on outbreak response activities undertaken at field site.
  • Assist Senior officers to enable them compile the field based reports and prepare simplified reporting formats.



Additional Tasks:

  • Collaborate with other actors working in the target community
  • Be flexible and be able to give assistance with different activities not included in this primary job description.
  • Implement other PHEM related activities as per direction from project specialist and Senior Health program manager.


Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, public health, or Environmental health from recognized institution plus 4 years of experience in related field with relevant experience.
  • Bachelor degree in Public health/Nursing or related field of study with 8 years of experience in related field.
  • Experience on emergency PHEM intervention like outbreak investigation and response,
  • Training on PHEM preparedness, early warning and response
  • Experience of facilitation of training review meetings and workshops
  • Experience on budget and manpower management
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft applications
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to develop good team spirit and support field staff
  • Knowledge of the respective site language


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV through OR before April 01, 2020.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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