Medical Teams International is building it's Humanitarian Response Roster and is currently seeking to add qaulified consultants in the following role:
Position Title: Needs Assessment and Grants Coordinator
Department: Emergency Response & Global Security
Reports To: Humanitarian Response Team Leader
Time Commitment: 1 month minimum
The Needs Assessment and Grants Coordinator will report to the Emergency Response Team Leader or Country Director for the coordination of humanitarian needs assessments and grants coordination during a humanitarian response deployment.
Medical Teams International provides medical and dental care, humanitarian assistance, and holistic development programs to all people in need around the world, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. Ahead of emergencies, we also mobilize long-term health promotion initiatives, collaborating with established partners within each community to ensure that our programs have a sustainable impact.
Medical Teams International’s humanitarian response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated emergency response to the most vulnerable populations during and after a humanitarian emergency. Through partnerships with local health organizations, we provide emergency medical care, transitional health, and community programming for impacted communities, from emergency relief to development, saving lives and improving quality of care. MTI’s humanitarian response interventions include health, nutrition, and WASH.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design and lead the conduct of data-gathering through surveys, focus groups and other means that provide the basis for humanitarian response and program design.
- Identify and explore new technologies for data collection, data analyzing, evaluations and project impact assessment.
- Specifically assess the primary, secondary, and tertiary health care needs, as well as capacities within existing healthcare structures, and identify potential partnership opportunities.
- Assess the availability of pharmaceuticals, medical technology, and medical supplies.
- With support, identify and assess potential funding mechanisms.
- Responsible for the production and review of concept papers, proposals and reports for all new and ongoing projects.
- Monitor, analyze and develop situation reports on the humanitarian situation in country for a variety of key audiences (e.g. partner organizations, Clusters, government officials and donors).
- Partner with other humanitarian agencies to gather and share data, plan and evaluate humanitarian programs for gap analysis and to ensure the latest findings, lessons learned, sociopolitical factors, and cultural and gender norms are incorporated.
- In coordination with program personnel, gather project information for the preparation of reports.
- Develop systems and standards for regular program monitoring and reporting to ensure timely and effective implementation as measured against objectives and indicators.
- Ensure regular inputs for the grants management process and compliance with MTI and donor regulations by reviewing all technical reports prepared by technical field staff and program technical advisors.
- Build and maintain relationships with UN agencies, NGOs, governmental officials, local authorities and the media to ensure the effective exchange and dissemination of current information.
- Support organizational and programmatic learning across the country program.
- See opportunities for joint needs assessments, including MIRA and inter-agency MSNAs.
- With support, assess the security situation and environmental factors affecting humanitarian access and program implementation.
- Build the capacity of program personnel’s reporting and technical writing skills.
- Commitment to the values and principles of MTI.
- Relevant post-graduate degree.
- At least five years relevant humanitarian and preferably health programing experience.
- At least three years of M&E technical expertise, including indicator development, study design, data analysis, and experience using various M&E methodologies for humanitarian programs.
- Experience working on DFID, OFDA, UNHCR, and UNICEF funded projects.
- High-level communication and people skills. Excellent writing skills, articulate, good networker, able to negotiate between different stakeholders, and to represent MTI at high level forums.
- Demonstrable field knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs including designing and implementing surveys.
- Experience in building staff capacity especially in data collection and report writing.
- Ability to design, roll out and maintain monitoring & evaluation tools and frameworks.
- GIS skills highly regarded.
- Proven ability to work in insecure or hardship environments.
- Experience managing, mentoring, and developing capacity of national personnel.
- Demonstrated ability to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.