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17-467: Consultant - Instructional Design – Emergency Care
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
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.


International Medical Corps is seeking an Instructional Design Consultant (IDC) specializing in Emergency Care for a global emergency response project focused on strengthening capacity and supporting rapid response to public health emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, and humanitarian crises. The IDC will lead the development of curricula and e-learning modules, and develop both a Core Competency Framework and Capacity Assessment Tool for emergency response personnel of various types. In addition to a completed framework, the IDC will also identify and select courses and materials needed to establish an Operational Readiness Program for deployable, emergency first responders. Additional courses to be developed or adapted for emergency response personnel may include: acute management of communicable and non-communicable diseases; trauma management in humanitarian settings; disease-specific diagnostic and treatment algorithms.


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

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Draft timeline and work-plan for Emergency Care curriculum development strategy in line with program manager work-plan
  • Assist in the identification of all resources relevant to the development of course curriculum for various classes of emergency response personnel
  • Ensure that deadlines are met for assigned courses
  • Ensure that feedback collected from various sources and partners and is considered in the formulation of the curriculum
  • Evaluate software and web-based training options already available at International Medical Corps, in view of the content and volume of the material and the employee composition and locations;
  • With Principle Investigator (PI), Human Resources Coordinator (HRC) and Emergency Response Officer (ERO) to finalize the development of a core competency framework for Emergency Response Unit and emergency roster personnel;
  • Work with the Principle Investigator (PI), Human Resources Coordinator (HRC) and other departments including IT department, to design and develop interactive and engaging trainings based on the core competency framework;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

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

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.

  • Clinical training and minimum of five years experience in emergency care
  • Prior experience working in humanitarian or development settings
  • Minimum two years of experience developing, conducting, and/or managing training programs in emergency care
  • Strong organization skills

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.