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.
Program BackgroundPredictably and disturbingly, the precipitous impoverishment of Venezuela’s economy has had a devastating effect on the Venezuelan people. Most people simply do not have enough to eat. Lifesaving medicines are in short supply. According to a study by Venezuela’s top three universities, 74% of Venezuelans have involuntarily lost an average of 8.6 kilos (19 lbs.). The number of food calories that people on median wages can buy has fallen by nearly 90%. Eleven percent of children in vulnerable areas are in what relief agencies describe as “acute malnutrition”, higher than the 10% the agencies use to declare a full-blown food crisis. The other indicator of a humanitarian disaster, “crude mortality rate” is just as grim. Thousands of doctors, along with hundreds of thousands of others, have fled the country. Medicines are scarce. Venezuela is suffering a ten-fold increase in inpatient mortality and a 100-fold increase in newborn mortalities.
International Medical Corps will be sending teams to assess Venezuela and surrounding countries to design support for internally displaced person (IDP) and refugee movement.
Job SummaryThe Assessment Team will carry out an initial emergency assessment to determine scope of need and potential for programming and funding. This position reports to the Director of the ERU.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation
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. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with satisfactory results.
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.