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 has established a World Health Organization Emergency Medical Team Type One Mobile (EMT).
The WHO EMT program was developed to ensure and standardize various expectations for medically oriented NGOs. The guiding principles are intended to inform NGOs of the values required to become verified as an EMT: Provides safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centered care. Offer needs-based response according to the context and type of Sudden Onset Disaster (SOD) 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. Treat patients in medically ethical manner consistent with the World Medical Association Medical Ethics Manual.
All EMTs are accountable to: 1. The patients and communities they assist; 2. Host government and MoH; 3. Own organization and donors. EMTs commit to be: 1. Integrated in a coordinated response under the national health emergency management authorities; 2. Collaborate with the national health system, their fellow EMTs, the cluster and the international humanitarian response community.
Selected EMT members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers, staff and available specialists who have been interviewed and have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis as new responders are identified and members update their areas of expertise and other relevant information. Through this expression of interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.
This position will support International Medical Corp’s Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) as part of international emergency responses. The EMT is a mobile platform delivering limited primary health care services and outpatient clinical care with referrals as needed to disaster effected populations. The position will be working with partner staff as well as other volunteers. The position requires ensuring the provision of high quality clinical care in accordance with international standards and International Medicals Corps’ guidance. The position will be expected to coordinate closely with multiple departments in International Medical Corps as well as external partners in the local government and other NGO’s.
The primary function of the WASH Specialist (EMT) includes supporting the team in the conducting rapid assessment, planning, design, implementation, supervision, and administration of the WASH technical interventions. These will have a strong link to ongoing or planned water and sanitation, as well as other IMC core sector programs. The WASH Specialist (EMT) will be in charge of the prioritization and coordination of the start-up and management of implementation of the interventions, and often involved in development of concept papers and proposals for emergency scale up interventions in close cooperation with the WASH Coordinator. In addition, the WASH Specialist (EMT) will support with the training of local staff and stakeholders in WASH related topics.
Response Management and Implementation
Information and Co-ordination
Compliance & Ethics
Promotes and encourages 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. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
CODE OF CONDUCT
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