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.
BackgroundInternational Medical Corps is leading the Nutrition Technical Rapid Response Team (Tech RRT) a consortium with Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Save the Children UK (SC UK) to provide nutrition technical surge capacity for rapid response in emergencies and works in close collaboration with the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and UNICEF.
The program has three technical advisors, specifically one Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E), hosted by SCUK, one community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and IYCF-E Advisor, hosted by International Medical Corps, and one assessment expert hosted by ACF. In addition, International Medical Corps employs a program manager to oversee this program. These technical advisors are deployed to Level 3 emergencies as a priority and to Level 2 emergencies as needed to support nutrition partners on the ground including the nutrition cluster to conduct nutrition needs assessments, start-up or quickly expand CMAM programs and support government and partners on IYCF-E.
The technical advisors are deployed 50% of the time. When not on deployment, they spend their time working on remote support. These include input into global or regional initiatives or support to individual countries, which is either linked to or in follow up to previous deployments or is a stand-alone request for support. Support to global or regional initiatives is generally guided by the consortium partner’s knowledge of gaps and involvement with global level forum within each technical area. Some examples of non-deployment time work include revising the CMAM tool kit, revision of the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E (artificial feeding section), designing and facilitating webinar trainings, review of country specific response plans, or drafting of IYCF components of the Food Security Assessment Report for the Syria response, etc. Program Goal: To improve and strengthen the technical quality of programs and assessments for improved nutrition outcomes of affected populations in emergencies and protracted crisis situations Specific Objective: Improve global nutrition response by deploying technical advisers to countries requesting assistance and through various capacity strengthening initiatives during and between deployments.
Job SummaryThe Tech RRT CMAM/IYCF-E Advisor will provide senior leadership and will be responsible for improving the delivery of CMAM and/or IYCF-E programing and responses in rapid onset and protracted emergencies globally, through in country deployments and remote technical assistance to governments, nutrition clusters, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), and local and international non-government organizations.
Main Responsibilities 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.
Deployments (50%):Specific tasks and responsibilities will be outlined in a TOR for each deployment (prepared and validated by the members of the deployment steering committee for the Tech RRT), based on country context and needs; and they are likely to include several of the following key tasks:
Non-Deployment time (50%):Non-deployment activities can include, but are not limited to, the following:
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