Country: Moldova
Organization: Medical Teams International
Closing date: 10 May 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications reviewed until filled

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DUTY STATION:

The work location for the consultancy will be Chisinau, Moldova with possible trips into Ukraine and Bucharest, Romania. Any domestic or international travel required by Medical Teams to complete activities in the consultancy, as agreed in the work plan, will be paid by Medical Teams.

OVERALL PURPOSE:

Responsible for leading the start-up and implementation of the Medical Teams International program design, development, and strategy for the Ukraine Response in Moldova and Ukraine.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Expectations for this short-term contract are outlined broadly in this agreement. This role with Medical Teams is a dynamic one and undertaken in a resource-challenged setting, thus this position requires flexibility. The broad outline of activities offered below recognizes that details may change in order to address needs identified in the field. Activities enumerated below are to be undertaken in a remote location, with possible need to travel between sites. These activities will take place at a minimum between May 1 to July 30, 2022.

The consultant will serve in the role of Team Lead for a minimum duration of 1 month and possibly extended up to 3 months. Expected hours per week are likely to be 40 hours or more. The consultant will be flexible, able to manage time; and be prepared to tackle other tasks commensurate with role, and level of experience, on short notice.

The goal of the Team Lead is to is to provide leadership to the Medical Teams Ukraine regional response initially based in Chisinau, Moldavia. The Team Lead Consultant will be responsible to Betsy Baldwin, Director of Humanitarian Response.

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES:

Oversee scale-up of program startup of health services and establishment of HR, Finance, IT and Logs support functions and staff according to best practice and the Medical Teams Field Operations Manual.
Ensure humanitarian needs and context are regularly analyzed and approach adapted in consultation with Humanitarian Response Team Director and Health Advisor.
Lead on liaising with donors to identify funding and submit proposals.
Oversee establishment of new health response through negotiation with local authorities (MoH, local government and coordination entities and other NGOs), design of org charts, hiring and training of new staff and begin implementation activities as a part of direct health services, health systems strengthening or community systems strengthening.
Establish strong partnership relationships with other NGOs and local partners.
Provide bi-weekly sitreps to headquarters and input into weekly HQ Response Management meetings.
Ensure that beneficiary tracking platforms and accountability mechanisms are established.
Collaborate with response leadership to monitor work plans, identify, and complete other relevant response startup tasks.
Ensures the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and Employee Code of Conduct policies.

DELIVERABLES:

Up to date org charts, budgets that support a relevant and effective health response strategy that is institutionally funded.
Strong team culture of Accountability, Tenacity, Courage, and solidarity with the Ukrainian people to break barriers to health across the Ukraine regional crisis. Team Lead will motivate and coordinate the local team through regular team meetings, work plans, and assignments.
Strong reputation of engagement within the humanitarian community through coordination mechanisms and leadership on response wide issues.
Ensures the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and Employee Code of Conduct policies.

CONSULTANT QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors Degree in a health-related field, international development, or other related field.
Completed HEAT Course
Experience managing multi-sectoral and/or health interventions.
Minimum six years experience with an international NGO and minimum 3 years in leadership roles.
Demonstrated experience in security management.
Demonstrated experience in proposal development and program design.
Demonstrated experience in grant management, with UNHCR, PRM, UNICEF preferred.
Experience in capacity building and developing new response local staff teams.
Experience in working with and coordinating with local authorities, the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience in overseeing the establishment of support functions in NGO field office startups or scale-ups.
Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, humanitarian principles, humanitarian response work, and child protection standards.
Strong project management and organizational skills; results oriented and comfortable making decisions and taking appropriate risks.
Knowledge of humanitarian donor interests and requirements.
Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities for gender and diversity.
Ability to prioritize tasks.
Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public.
Ability to work collaboratively with others.
Effective communication and collaboration across cultural, geographical, and structural boundaries, engaging positively and constructively with colleagues.
Valid Passport.
Ability to support and follow code of conduct, program accountability, and safeguarding standards.
Excellent Written and Verbal Communication in English required.

Preferred, but not required.

Russian or Ukrainian language proficiency is desirable.

Masters or other professional health degree such as MPH, or relevant experience managing public health projects.

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