In order to address gaps and improve the effectiveness of emergency response on the part of national NGO (NNGO) partners of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), International Medical Corps will provide training that will strengthen the capacity of NNGOs to respond to humanitarian crises and better engage with the international humanitarian coordination system. To do so, selection criteria will be developed by International Medical Corps to identify appropriate NNGO partners of the OIC in Asia. NNGO staff participants will undergo an extensive period of training activities, including both individual study, in-person workshops, work plan development, and onsite support from subject-matter experts.
In addition to partnering with the OIC on selection of the NNGO participants for the longer-term engagement with NNGOs, this program will also implement at least five 3-day workshops using the Building a Better Response (BBR) curriculum to strengthen the capacity of OIC partners across Africa and the Middle East to engage in humanitarian coordination.
The Project Assistant (PA) will assist with the administrative and logistical duties required for the implementation of Humanitarian Response Training Unit (HRTU) projects in the department of Domestic and International Affairs (DIA) portfolio and report to the Director, HRTU. While supporting all unit projects, the PA’s primary focus and responsibilities will be linked to supporting the “Strengthening National NGO Capacity for Response and Coordination in Humanitarian Crises” project (hereafter referred to as the NNGO project).
The PA will work closely with the Program Manager (PM) and in close coordination with the project team and will support the work of the PM. The PA will perform administrative tasks for the program, to include such activities as data entry, travel arrangements, note-taking, etc. The PA will assist in coordinating logistical arrangements for the project.
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.