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ER-003: Emergency Field Site Manager
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Department:Emergency Response Team
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

About International Medical Corps
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 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.

Selected Emergency Response Team (ERT) 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.


Job Summary
**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. Candidates will only be contacted when and where there is an emergency response for which the candidate is qualified for. This position will not be compensated unless candidates are hired to respond to an emergency response.

Supervision of International Medical Corps field assessment teams, ensuring proper conduct and information gathering techniques are being upheld. Direct supervision of field site support staff in collaboration with Medical Officers, Programme Coordinators and the Team Leader. Support, motivate and supervise field program/logistics/ administrative/finance staff in their work, by information exchange, brainstorming and planning sessions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
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 all inclusive.

  • Office Set Up Locate and set up International Medical Corps field offices ensuring that all departments are established (HR, Finance, IT, Communications, Programmes, logistics);
  • Locate and establish warehouse space Hire and train national staff Ensure adherence to International Medical Corps housing policy;
  • Emergency Funding With the team, identify funding opportunities and contribute to the design of new program concepts and support of International Medical Corps emergency program development;
  • Stakeholder Mapping Responsible for researching and recording humanitarian and local authority activities, by sector and by region – to identify program gaps and to strengthen coordination of activities and general relationships with other organizations;
  • Reporting Facilitate and assure accurate and well-documented reporting internally within International Medical Corps and to donors Assure that such reporting contributes to the effective management of the program and meets donor quality standards and compliance regulations;
  • Security Ensure monitoring of the security situation by the security focal point and ensure implementation of security rules and regulations;
  • Representation and Outreach Represent International Medical Corps to donor bodies, the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, other NGOs and local authorities.

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.

Qualifications:
  • University degree preferably in humanitarian affairs or other relevant studies;
  • Over three years of professional experience in Disaster Relief; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Familiarity with relevant stakeholders, especially international organizations (EU, UN);
  • Good understanding of financial management and strategic planning;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required, working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic skills desirable;
  • Must be able to demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and maintain a positive working relationship with clients and colleagues with professionalism and integrity;
  • Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving particularly in limited resource settings;
  • Experience in managing, training and motivating multiethnic and multicultural teams.

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 judgement, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.

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.