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.
International Medical Corps has appointed a country representative since March 2019 who is actively participating in coordination meetings with working groups to discuss key issues, including health; Nutrition; mental health and psychosocial support; protection; and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). International Medical Corps has been a key collaborator in meetings with UN agencies, including the Pan American Health Organization, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the United Nations Children’s Fund, as well as with local organizations and donors.
International Medical Corps has submitted projects to several donors to address critical needs, including: (1) lack of specialized doctors and health personnel; (2) lack of maintenance for medical equipment; (3) lack of medicines and medical supplies; (4) lack of water treatment, food and potable water; (5) lack of medical waste management services; 5) lack of food supplies to address malnutrition; 6) lack of Protection services.
Additionally, as of September 3, 2019, International Medical Corps is one of the few international non-governmental organizations registered as a Civil Association non-profit organization in Venezuela and authorized to provide humanitarian services. International Medical Corps continues to work with IFRC, PAHO, UNICEF other international actors, and local non-profit organizations. By launching efforts with local organizations, International Medical Corps will prioritize not only reaching those most in need, but also building the capacity of the local organizations to provide services for the long-term. International Medical Corps has already identified local partners. International Medical Corps has shipped medicines and medical supplies with a value of more than $500,000 to Caracas, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). International Medical Corps provided medications and medical supplies directly to IFRC and Venezuelan Red Cross (VRC), who support 20 inpatient health facilities and 16 outpatient clinics in Caracas.
International Medical Corps (IMC) is now coordinating with international and local partners in Venezuela and is prepared to deliver a multi-sectoral response to meet the urgent health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health facilities, protection and nutrition needs of families and communities. Activities will focus on providing essential services with a focus on reaching vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant and lactating women, elderly people and service evaluations. International Medical Corps, will target 22 health facilities that provides outpatient services in 11 states and will provide MMU services in 7 states and 117 communities. At the health facility level, services will include provision of pharmaceutical supplies, health and reproductive health services, capacity building, consultations, mental health services, WASH including hygiene promotion, MH, PSS service and last but not least nutrition services. International Medical Corps will work with 2 local partner at health facility level and MMU. These two are FUDEP and Fundación Nativo. As for the Protection / GBV services, IMC will support 3 women centers through partnering with 2 additional local subs – FUNDANA and Fundacion Habla.
The Country Director provides strategic leadership in the areas of program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of the country. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program/Emergency units at HQ level.
The Country Director is responsible for ensuring that program, program strategies and program quality and budgeting remain in line with International Medical Corps Global Standards, and the Mission's Strategic Plan. The Country Director ensures that IMC programming principles and strategic directions are reflected in programs and understood by all members of country mission staff. The Country Director is responsible for ensuring integration across key programs with an emphasis on developing strong links between development and emergency programming (team composition and structure, coherent programming; program synergy; Impact Measurement, vulnerability assessments and information management, etc.) and building resilience. As the key contact person with senior programming staff, the Country Director ensures a coherent program approach with key synergies across all programs.
The Country Director is responsible for reviewing monthly budget expenditure reports, pipeline, donor reports and receivables with Finance staff and regional finance advisors on a monthly basis and ensures program staffs are managing budgets appropriately, effectively and efficiently. S/he provides information for audit reviews audits reports and support the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations to make sure the CO complies with donor’s policies and procedures.
Country Director is responsible in maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he is expected to play key role in mobilizing funds.
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.
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