International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare 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 underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest 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 48hours. 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 Corps' emergency response delivering outpatient clinical care to disaster effected populations.
The primary responsibility of the Security Manager is to provide assistance to the Emergency Response Team on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff and programs in the country in which they work. The Security Manager oversees daily security management and manages National Security staff or contractors as well as trains and mentors Security Focal Points. The Security Manager will monitor and assess security conditions, and makes recommendations as appropriate.
**NOTE**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.
· Develop and update the security guidelines, SOP’s and Contingency Plans for the mission
· Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
· Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats
· Design and drill warning systems, emergency radio networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel
· Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis
· Collect security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to IMC sites and communicate with leadership as appropriate
· Monitor the security preparedness of staff and volunteers and work with deployed team members to enforce compliance with internal security policies and SOPs
· When directed by supervisor, carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings
· Act as a key member of the Team when required during a crisis so that safety policies and procedures are implemented
· Ensure logistics follows a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles
· Audit communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary
· Recommend changes in mission security plans as needed
· Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers
· Ensure weekly security reports are completed nd sent to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
· Conduct and submit Security Risk Assessments of programs, as required.
· Conduct, fill out, and submit full Site Security Surveys of every site visited.
· Conduct, fill out and submit Trip Reports of all field deployments.
· Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position
· Attend security coordination meetings and updates CD on current security issues
· Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors.
Code of Conduct
It 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.
· At least five (5) years of field security experience in complex and unstable environments
· Previous experience working in NGOs
· Emergency response experience
· Ability to relate to and motivate national staff effectively
· Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
· Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
· Excellent decision making skills
· Must work independently under difficult conditions
· Advance First Aid training
· Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
· Fluency in English both written and oral
In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidates can expect to be living and working in austere conditions. Lifting moderately heavy objects from the ground, carrying a backpack for extended periods of time, and walking or hiking in remote locations may be necessary to perform these functions.
International Medical Corps is a first-responder to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast.