Field Site Manager at International Medical Corps


We assist those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services-often within hours. As conditions ease, we work with local leaders to rebuild stronger. In non-emergency settings, our focus is development. Through our training programs, we pass essential skills into local hands, preparing those in disaster-prone areas to better withstand adversity. Embedding these skills into the community lies at the heart of what we do: build self-reliance. It gives people hit by tragedy a sense of ownership over their own recovery and the ability to shape their own future as they rebuild. And wherever it occurs, it is an investment that benefits us all because it prepares local residents to be their own best First Responders should disaster strike.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 – 10 years
  • Location: Borno
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit 


Job Summary:

The primary function of the Field Site Manager is to provide leadership and overall day to day management of IMC activities in Gwoza LGA. Together with Program Director, Health Coordinator, GBV Coordinator, WASH Coordinator, and program staff, he/she participates in defining intervention priorities, develop necessary contacts and relationships with government, non-government, donors and UN agencies at the field level; Contribute to the development of strategies and manage existing programs and resources, and provide day to day supervision, management and coaching to a wide team of IMC staff in Gwoza. Ensure that International Medical Corps programs are delivering the highest level of quality of nutrition services in line to national and international guidelines. Report any security issue and ensures all IMC internal procedures are followed-up.

Main responsibilities:

Internal Coordination and Program Management:

  • Ensures that program needs at the field site are met with adequate operations support through regular meetings with WASH, Health and GBV project staff, Finance-Administration, Human Resources, and Procurement
  • Participate in program activity planning, implementation, strategy, needs assessment, meetings, etc
  • Ensure staff training and capacity building as necessary to meet the needs of implementing programs.
  • Logistics management (with technical support from Supply Chain Coordinator, field logistics officer, ensuring that IMC logistics procedures are implemented and respected.
  • With technical support from Finance Director ensure that IMC finance and HR procedures are implemented and respected.
  • Submit regular cash requests and forecasts based on activity needs.
  • Coordinate with budget holders and Finance/Admin unit to ensure adequate for support for program operations.
  • Ensure that field finance/admin and implement appropriate accounting, cash management, salary payments, HR procedures and file other administrative issues.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Responsible for IMC representation in the field site and general coordination
  • Ensure IMC’s programming approach is known and correctly understood by all stakeholders at field level including by pro-actively liaise and build good rapport with INGO, UN, local authority officials, community representatives, and any other relevant stakeholders in the field contributing to shaping the overall Health, WASH and GBV strategy of the NE Nigeria response.
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate.
  • Ensures reporting and liaison to local authorities, as needed.
  • Supervise national staff at field level.
  • Provide oversight support and guidance to staff and ensure IMC’s programming approach is known and correctly understood by all stakeholders at field level.

Security Management:

  • With technical support from the Security Coordinator and Country Director, ensure that security procedures are implemented.
  • Take necessary security steps to ensure site and staff safety.
  • Monitor security on each day including evaluations.
  • Ensure external liaison with main actors but also develop an information diversified network.
  • Validate all staff and logistics movements between bases.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise the operational staff to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently.
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to nutrition program staff regarding their performance.
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and set objectives.
  • Evaluation and appraisal of staff through the IMC Performance Management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in management studies (Business Administration, Project Management, Social Science, Social Works and Administration, International Development, Public Health),
  • Work experience in managing WASH, Health and GBV projects is desirable.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in coordinating, implementing and programs in emergency contexts and/or refugee or IDP settings.
  • Experience in technically supervising staff in a complex setting.
  • Ability to validate and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to live in a high security environment; Preferred.
  • High level of communication and public relations skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office packages

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.