Officer, Country Programs LN

Job Description

Job Title: Officer, Country Programs LN

Location: Yemen Aden - Aden, YE (Primary)

Yemen Office: Aden

Category: Programs

Date Needed By: 14/7/2024

Program Description (Background)

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


At the direction of the supervisor, the primary function of the Program Officer role is to support the country program in the development and implementation of country mission program activities and coordinate with relevant stakeholders.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


  • In close coordination with the supervisor, review existing monitoring and evaluation systems and develop new systems that will ensure quality program implementation and reporting.
  • Provide guidance to program staff as required to ensure successful implementation and reporting of programs, grants, and contracts. 
  • Monitor the progress of each project and assist with the identification of issues which may affect the quality of program performance and consequent program adjustments.
  • Respond to donor inquiries regarding program activities as directed.
  • Coordinate the production of various informational grant program-related documents upon request by supervisor or senior management. 
  • Coordinate weekly meetings with national program staff as directed.
  • Support the development of new project proposals for institutional and private donors.
  • Contribute to program reporting.
  • Identify program funding opportunities and securing donor meetings for Country Director
  • Assist field programs when needed. 
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed.
  • Maintain frequent communication with supervisor to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated. 
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Job Requirements


  • Typically, master's degree in public health, International Development and/or in a relevant field of study 
  • Two to three years' experience in program design and evaluation, of which at least one year in developing countries or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision.
  • Extremely flexible and can cope with stressful situations and frustrations. 
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively. 
  • Creative and able to work with limited resources. 
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written 
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus
  • Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

Additional Technical or Language Requirements

Please note, for Yemen-based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in Yemen. Since the position is a national role, we are unable to progress applications that would require sponsorship. International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document. Website for reporting misconduct: Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review.


As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, and any form of trafficking in persons.


International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

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