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17-143: Consultant- Nutritionist Translator
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:International Operations
  
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 to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND


International Medical Corps was awarded a five year sub-grant from Emory University under the Emergency Training for Response and Improved Nutrition (E-TRAIN) grant to implement a Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) pilot course. The course was implemented with the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Center for Humanitarian Emergencies. The course aimed at increasing the knowledge of participants on nutrition needs in humanitarian contexts in a holistic integrated manner. The course discussed the humanitarian system and the role of the nutrition cluster; causes of malnutrition in emergencies by vulnerable groups; nutrition needs assessment and analysis; prevention and treatment of malnutrition in its different forms including micronutrient deficiencies, infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E), and community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM); the linkages between nutrition and food security and livelihoods (FSL) including food and cash assistance; integration between nutrition and health and WASH; social behavior change (SBC) in emergencies; logistics of emergency nutrition; and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of responses to nutrition in emergencies. In the second year of the grant, International Medical Corps is responsible for translating the course materials in to Arabic.


 SCOPE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Technical translation of the NiE International Medical Corps/Emory course to Arabic this includes PowerPoint presentations, pre/post-test, as well as the case study.


 

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. 

Qualifications:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in nutrition or public health.

  • Experience in Nutrition in Emergencies (attending, training, or managing NiE trainings) required.

  • Previous technical translation experience required.

  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English required.


 SKILLS



  • Proven technical translation skills.

  • Excellent writing, oral and visual presentation skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc) and the Internet.