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20-033: Consultant - International Instructor Philippines
Country:Global
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 areas worldwide.  By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.

 

1. BACKGROUND TO THE ASSIGNMENT:

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization was notified of a cluster of cases of respiratory illness in the City of Wuhan, People’s Republic of China. The illness was associated with an open seafood and livestock market in Wuhan, and the infective agent was later identified as a novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19. While COVID-19 is presumed to be of zoonotic in origin, transmissions are now occurring person-to-person. Since December 2019, the number of confirmed cases has increased rapidly, and cases have been reported in other areas of China and in other countries in Asia, Europe, and North America.

As a result of the rapidly rising caseload, the rapid transmission and the potential impact of coronavirus, the WHO Director-General has declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). As of February 5, 2020 there have been: 24,631 confirmed cases across Mainland China (which represents 20,405 cases) and number of other countries, including Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, Germany, US, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, and among others. Across the outbreak, there have been a total of 427 deaths, with the first death outside of Mainland China reported in the Philippines and the second in Hong Kong.

International Medical Corps has prioritized at-risk countries given their vulnerability for COVID-19 outbreaks. These countries are at risk because of limited public health capacity, transit hub locations, large populations exposed or at risk, and/or they have existing cases of other disease outbreaks. Among these are the Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia and Nigeria, where International Medical Corps already provides health care services. As a result, International Medical Corps is prioritizing emergency infectious disease interventions in these countries.

A preparedness program consisting of training and the provision of medical supplies is underway in the Philippines.

2. PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

In collaboration with the Manila Department of Health, instructors will provide a two-day Training of Trainers session on health facility management of emerging infectious diseases using standard IMC curriculum to 40 participants. Participants will consist of healthcare workers from the District Hospitals and District Health Offices in Manila.

3. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

  • Trainers will participate in planning calls with the ERU Training & Operations Officer prior to delivery days.
  • Trainers will learn assigned modules and augment course materials with relevant professional experiences when possible.
  • Trainers will travel from place of residence to Manila, Philippines for training delivery.
  • Trainers will participate in welcome dinners and hospitality site visits with training hosts (Manila Health Department, Philippines Department of Health).
  • Trainers will deliver two-day ToT to participants.
  • Trainers will complete post-training deliverables as described below.

 

4. DELIVERABLES DESCRIPTION:

  • Prepare for the training in collaboration with the other members of the training team
  • Provide feedback on the standard IMC curriculum for training of health facility staff on emerging infectious diseases
  • Provide training of trainers on health facility management of emerging infectious diseases using standard IMC curriculum
  • Document critical questions or issues identified during the training and ensure that this is discussed with the training team, and included in the training report, including resolutions if such was achieved during the training or discussion with the training team
  • Participate in the preparation of training report/submit training report with recommendations, including suggestions for revising the training curriculum and/or design

     

    5. FUTURE PHASES (IF ANY)

  • This is a standalone assignment.

 

 

Code of Conduct

All Consultants are required to adhered to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.

Qualifications:

Requirements

  • Degree in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing or other health related course, with a Master’s degree, preferably in Public Health

     

    • Experience

    • Clinical training in Infectious Diseases or Public Health
    • Demonstrated capacity in conducting training of trainers and other trainings, preferably in international settings
    • Experience working with an international NGO with involvement in implementing health projects
    • With excellent self-motivation, communications skills, both oral and written, and good interpersonal skills
    • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
    • Ability to relate to and motivate participants effectively

       

      Language(s)

      • English

    Equal Opportunity

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