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17-486: Emergency Medical Coordinator - Bangladesh
Department:Global Strategies
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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Program Background

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both 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 a high degree of resilience, sound judgment, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.

The Emergency Medical Coordinator is primarily responsible for the design, implementation and management of the emergency health and nutrition programs. The Emergency Medical Coordinator will work in collaboration with the senior management team and health and nutrition teams in the field. The Emergency Medical Coordinator  will be responsible for the technical management of the IMC’s health and nutrition Program to ensure the highest standards of service delivery and to ensure programs are in line with internationally accepted standards and/or relevant.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. 

  • Manage, coordinate and report all aspects of International Medical Corps’ Health and Nutrition Programs in the refugee camps and surrounding host community areas.
  • Oversee the overall planning, implementation and monitoring of Primary health care, Mental Health Care, Reproductive Health Care, and Nutrition programs.
  • Prepare and contribute for project proposals for new funding opportunities and develop a detailed implementation and monitoring plan and adapt program to changing context as needed.
  • Work closely with the Site Manager, the Program/Project Team at site level to determine the operational needs of the health and nutrition programs within the scope of PRM grants.
  • Review and provide input for daily, weekly and monthly field reports in order to analyze trends and adjust the programs as needed and met internal and donor requirements.
  • Work with local government authorities, Commission for Refugee Affairs and UN agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA) and partner agencies to acquire both medical and non-medical supplies and technical support for both health and nutrition programs.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Work with finance, logistics, HR/admin and security to ensure smooth implementation of project activities

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.


The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

  • Medical degree (MD) and MPH in Public health is a plus.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience preferably in refugee support and emergency response and post-disaster, post conflict work experience;
  • Ability to write clear and concise proposals and reports and to meet required reporting deadlines.
  • Extremely flexible, and ability to work in basic living conditions, and under administrative and programmatic pressures and ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Ability to assume non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members.
  • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods

Personal Characteristics

  • Good time managements
  • Team player
  • Strong and Decisive decision maker
  • Proven leadership under high stress environments
  • Capable of high output with low levels of supervision and management
  • Task & Solution orientated

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.