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19-273: Volunteer Response Program Representative
Country:Other
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

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 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. 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. 

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

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 an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.

Hurricane Dorian has created certain devastation to the Bahamas since landfall.  The assessment and needs of the area have not yet been determined.   
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Job Purpose

The primary responsibility of the Volunteer Response Program Representative is to support the Assessment Team in quickly determining the medical and general needs of the residents and of others in the path of the hurricane.  The Volunteer Response Program Representative will act as liaison and representative as deputized by the team lead in identifying potential partners and assisting with operational and administrative tasks to set up any programs identified. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Advise and support the assessment team in determining the immediate medical needs and other humanitarian support
  • Provide assistance with logistics and operational recommendations for potential response programs
  • Represent International Medical Corps with appropriate governmental, NGO and humanitarian stakeholders.



Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in humanitarian affairs, international affairs, public health, management or other relevant studies
  • Experience
    • Minimum of five years of professional experience humanitarian relief; or equivalent combination of education and experiece
    • Strong project management experience
    • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations, and their application in humanitarian settings preferred
    • Understanding of health and development concepts in developing countries and humanitarian settings
    • Familiarity with relevant stakeholders, especially international organizations 
    • Understanding and ability to work in unstable and multi-cultural environment (cultural sensitivity)
    • Full computer literacy and adequate administrative skills
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players
    Other
    • Fluency in written and spoken English 
    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.

    Equal Opportunities

    International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.