International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit 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, non-political, non-sectarian 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.
Selected Emergency Response Unit (ERU) 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.
The Emergency Procurement Manager reports to the Emergency Logistics Coordinator and is responsible for the rapid setup of a compliant, reliable and efficient procurement function to support the Emergency Response.
This includes coordinating with the Global Logistics & Supply Chain (GL&SC) Emergency lead, the in country IMC procurement team (if existing) & other humanitarian actors to avail existing country procurement capacity assessments; coordinating with response program & technical leads to finalize procurement (demand) plans; conducting rapid market assessments & surveys; leading prequalification exercise where needed; hiring, training, structuring & leading the procurement team on IMC procurement processes; developing the right sourcing strategies to support the response needs; coordinating with the Global Procurement Unit (GPU) for international supply needs and setting up the appropriate contracts to deliver an effective procurement service to the response.
This requires a highly motivated, skilled and detailed solution oriented individual who will be able to resolve operational critical challenges as they arise.
The Emergency Procurement Manager contributes to ensuring that IMC’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld, through reference to the Sphere Charter, IMC Minimum Standards and the NGO Code of Conduct, and endeavours to implement sustainable systems and transfer knowledge and skills to colleagues.
**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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily exhaustive.
A] ER Rapid (1st Phase) Procurement Execution
This section refers to the setup of a rapid response procurement execution function that is able to meet the immediate needs of the response in a compliant, risk managed and reliable manner.
B] ER Sustainable High Performing Procurement Function Setup & Operation
This section refers to the setup of a more structured, context fit for purpose procurement function that will be able to deliver a compliant, strategic and efficient procurement service over the duration of the response & eventually successfully transition into stable operations, merge with country ongoing regular operations or close-out. Depending on the context, every effort should be made to setup the procurement function to transition to operating on this basis as quickly as feasible from the delivery of a rapid procurement execution service.