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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.
When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.
International Medical Corps: provides safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centered care; offers needs-based response according to the context and type of Sudden Onset Disaster and/or outbreak in the affected nation: adopts a human rights-based approach to their response; ensures they are accessible to all sections of the population affected by the SOD and/or outbreak particularly the vulnerable; and treats patients in a medically ethical manner consistent with the World Medical Association Medical Ethics Manual.
International Medical Corps is accountable to: patients and communities; host government, Ministry of Health; our organization and donors. International Medical Corps commits to a coordinated response under the national health emergency management authorities. International Medical Corps collaborates with the national health system, the cluster and the humanitarian community.
Selected personnel are on standby to deploy to a crisis within 48 hours. Personnel may deploy to new areas of operation or lend support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers and staff who have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on a regular basis. Through this expression of interest, applicants maintain professional profiles with International Medical Corps so that information is complete and readily available for an emergency response deployment.
This position will support International Medical Corp emergency response delivering outpatient clinical care to disaster effected populations.
The primary responsibility of the WASH Specialist - Infrastructure and Health Facility - Emergency Medical Team (EMT) - includes supporting the team in the rapid assessment, planning, design, implementation, supervision, and administration of the WASH technical interventions consistent with ongoing or planned water and sanitation, and other International Medical Corp core sector programs. The WASH Specialist will support the prioritization and coordination of the start-up and implementation of the interventions. S/he will participate as needed in the development of concept papers and proposals for emergency scale up interventions. In addition, the WASH Specialist will support the training of local staff and stakeholders in WASH related topics.
Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for the International Medical Corps standby roster for emergency response. Roster members will only be contacted when there is an emergency response need for which the responder is qualified for. This position will not be compensated unless responders are deployed to an emergency response.
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.
Response Management and Implementation
Information and Co-ordination
Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conduct work with the highest level of integrity. Communicate these values to staff and to partners and require them to adhere to these values. ?
Code of ConductIt is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.
International Medical Corps is a first-responder to naturaland man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive securitymanagement policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible withinits remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of InternationalMedical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisivequality and ability to move fast.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equalemployment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants withoutregard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnicorigin, age, disability or status as a veteran.