Senior Manager for Clinic Services

  • 31 Jan 2019
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Full-time
  • International Positions

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Senior Manager for Clinic Services who will support rehabilitation services for refugee survivors of torture and war trauma from Syria, Iraq and other countries. This position will provide high quality leadership, coordination and on-site coaching of the Jordan-based clinical team. The manager is responsible for promoting efficient and collaborative decision-making across clinical disciplines, standardized implementation of supervision structures and management policies, and equitable workload distribution. This position also strengthens accountability structures across the clinical team and coordinates closely with the Operations Team, Human Resources Manager and Monitoring & Evaluation team.


Location:         Amman, Jordan

Duration:         One year agreement 

Reporting to:   Country Director

Post status:      May be accompanied

Start date:       Immediately



The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Atlanta and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.


  • Clinical Team Management - Build a productive and cohesive team of clinical professionals. Manage and supervise the Clinic Systems Manager and provide administrative supervision and mentorship to the Trainer Team (Psychotherapist/Trainers, Physiotherapist/Trainers and Social Services Manager). Participate in the hiring, orientation, training and development of staff members. Hold regular supervisory meetings. Support staff with managing both supervisory and training activities. Working closely with Clinical Advisors, provide oversight of Trainer Team implementation of the performance review system, and on-site follow-up and coaching for trainers addressing performance management issues in consultation with the Human Resources Manager. Ensure adherence to CVT Jordan policies, procedures, systems guidelines and values and professional development requirements by staff, including role modeling and encouraging best practices in staff well-being. In partnership with the Clinical Systems Manager, develop and implement accountability structures and policies for clinical care standards, protocols and best practices. Provide coordination and management support to Trainer Team in managing clinical crisis situations when they arise including high risk clients.
  • Clinical Program Leadership – Ensure achievement of clinical program goals, coordinate workflows, implement policies and practices, and facilitate communication across the team. Coordinate Trainer Team activities, including internal meetings, workload distribution, task allocation, leave planning, communication and decision-making. Working closely with Senior Manager for Program Development, oversee the development and implementation of the internal committees and task forces dedicated to clinical program content and development. Working closely with the Senior Manager for Program Development, ensure progress toward program objectives and indicators. Report on clinical activities aligned with program objectives. Solicit input from clinical team and provide feedback on grant reports and proposals. Contribute to donor reports and program development opportunities, as required.
  •  Interdepartmental Collaboration – Promote collaboration across the program to ensure achievement of program goals. Collaborate with the Operations Manager to ensure clear and thorough communication from the clinical team on issues related to logistics. Collaborate with the Senior Manager for Program Development and Country Director on interdepartmental issues relating to clinic operations, program implementation, and organizational development. Participate in relevant interdepartmental planning activities and forums with staff at CVT-Jordan, headquarters and other field offices. Collaborate with the Monitoring & Evaluation Team on matters related to clinical data monitoring, management, reporting and confidentiality.
  • Risk Management – Participate in the local risk management team and carry out requested actions as assigned by the local security focal point. Serve as the PSEA focal point and hold responsibility for monitoring, training and implementing PSEA policies. Help ensure emergency preparedness plans are in place, and there is appropriate awareness, compliance and testing related to those plans. Implement health, safety and security policies relevant to clinic operations. Provide oversight for implementation of regular clinical audits, filing system reviews, compliance performance and clinical data security.
  • Partner Relations and External Relations – Contribute to the development of productive and strategic in-country relationships in order to facilitate achievement of broad program and clinical goals. Participate in relevant policy, planning and coordination forums with donors, partners, local government and other key stakeholders. Coordinate with program leadership to facilitate CVT clinical representation and involvement externally.



Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Advanced degree in social work, psychology, counseling, physical therapy/physiotherapy or related field.
  • 5 years of management experience within an international healthcare setting including supervision of staff.
  • Credentialed/licensed as a social worker, physiotherapist, psychologist, counselor or psychotherapist, or other related health care provider.
  • Extensive experience providing clinical services to children, adults, families and groups.
  • Experience working in a trauma treatment context internationally orin humanitarian contexts.

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Experience working in the Middle East.
  • Experience working with teams composed of psychotherapists, physiotherapists, social workers, and other disciplines relevant to trauma rehabilitation

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and war trauma.
  • Demonstrated success in working on interdisciplinary treatment teams.
  • Demonstrated success developing systems and processes that promote quality of care to clients.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Arabic desirable.
  • Cultural sensitivity awareness in working with diverse staff and client populations.
  • Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs and political climate.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Experience liaising with donors, contractors, government officials and representatives from other agencies.
  • Demonstrated success in project management, including managing multiple and competing priorities, coordinating individuals and teams, developing processes, and change management.
  • Experience addressing disciplinary and performance concerns
  • Ability to travel between 3-10 hours per week by vehicle to program locations.
  • Interest in or commitment to human rights


To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by January 31, 2019 to

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