The Country Director provides strategic leadership in the areas of program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of the country. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program/Emergency units at HQ level.
The Country Director is responsible for ensuring that program, program strategies and program quality and budgeting remain in line with International Medical Corps Global Standards, and the Mission's Strategic Plan. The Country Director ensures that IMC programming principles and strategic directions are reflected in programs and understood by all members of country mission staff. The Country Director is responsible for ensuring integration across key programs with an emphasis on developing strong links between development and emergency programming (team composition and structure, coherent programming; program synergy; Impact Measurement, vulnerability assessments and information management, etc.) and building resilience. As the key contact person with senior programming staff, the Country Director ensures a coherent program approach with key synergies across all programs.
The Country Director is responsible for reviewing monthly budget expenditure reports, pipeline, donor reports and receivables with Finance staff and regional finance advisors on a monthly basis and ensures program staffs are managing budgets appropriately, effectively and efficiently. S/he provides information for audit reviews audits reports and support the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations to make sure the CO complies with donor’s policies and procedures.
Country Director is responsible in maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he is expected to play key role in mobilizing funds.
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