The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent medical aid organization based in Dakar, Senegal. ALIMA has three principal areas of expertise: providing medical care in
humanitarian crises, supporting the development of national medical organizations, and conducting operational research to bring medical innovation to the field.
- The Project Coordinator works as part of the country coordination team and is based in the field project, leading and managing project activities and teams:
- Definition and implementation of ALIMA medical activities: Responsive to the medical needs of the community in the field, the project coordinator leads the definition of the intervention strategy:
- Is responsible for implementation of project activities by coordinating the optimal use of medical, logistical, financial and human resources.
- Supports the team in the analyses of medical data, activity indicators and quality of care.
- Ensures the continuity and coherence of the health structures medical, paramedical and logistics activities.
- Is responsible for the implementation of the team health policy.
- Supporting and leading the field team: organise the team's work, ensure they are aware of the challenges of the mission and facilitate their participation in the momentum of the association.
- Create a spirit of trust and collaboration
- Delegate responsibilities to the different managers in the team and adapt his/her support to each of them
- Lead regular team meetings and ensure communication is at its peak at all times
- Typically manages a direct team composed of: a Logistics Manager, a Medical Activity Manager, an Administrator
- Monitoring and assessment of activities, objectives and resources: monitor indicators and developments in the situation to ensure that operational strategy is aligned with the resources deployed and the needs of our patients.
- Security of teams and operations:
- Directly responsible for gathering information in order to analyse the local context and understand the implications for the team and operations security
- ensure that field security measures are in place, understood by all the teams and adapted to the evolution of the situation
- ensure communication with the coordination team on matters relating to security to help analyze better the situation with all information at hand
- monitor the situation in the field through advanced networking and relationship building with all the parties present (authorities, power groups, community groups, ministry of health representatives, ….)
- foster the involvement of the team he or she is leading in understanding the environment they are working in and sharing relevant information as they arise
- Networking: develop and maintain a network of contacts, including any partners and the authorities in order to be able to take appropriate action as the situation evolves.
- Representing ALIMA on project issues towards local communities, authorities & their counterparts and towards UN agencies and other nongovernmental organizations in the project area while taking into account the goals, objectives and strategy for the mission as a whole.
- Promoting ALIMA’s identity and principles as an independent humanitarian medical organization.
- Negotiating with different actors and stakeholders.
- Financial Management and reporting
- Contribution to create, review and update policies and reports such as country policies, annual plans and trimester reports.
- Preparing and monitor project proposals, budgets and evaluations.
- In collaboration with the Project Administrator, ensuring correct implementation of the administration including bookkeeping, national staff salary administration and cash flow planning.
- Provide regular monthly reports on programmatic, security and contextual matters.
- Liaising with the country management team as appropriate
- Humanitarian Field Experience: at least 5 years professional experience in a project management capacity, international and/or healthcare/medical management preferred.
- Extensive experience (professional or travel) outside of your home country, experience in remote/low-resource settings is an asset.
- Proven (people) management and communication skills leading a multidisciplinary team.
- Strong organization skills.
- Proven ability in being responsible for delegated security management.
- Proven affinity with humanitarian and medical issues in complex crisis situations.
- Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Ability to represent ALIMA with national and international counterparts.
- Deep understanding of humanitarian principles
- Solid command of English, Hausa and French are an asset
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