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.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its tenth outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on August 1, 2018, just days after the Equateur Province EVD outbreak ended. The National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) completed the sequencing of the virus’s genome and has determined that the new outbreak, in North Kivu and Ituri, is not linked to the Equateur Province outbreak. The Ministry of Health (MoH), as of October 25th, 2019, has reported 3261 cases (including 3144 Confirmed and 117 Probable cases) and 2141 deaths. International Medical Corps (IMC) is actively contributing to control the outbreak through community engagement, risk communication, surveillance and case management.
Reporting to the Director of Emergency Programs and in collaboration with the Field Coordinator, the Community Engagement Coordinator will lead the implementation and monitoring of planned risk communication and community engagement activities in the Ebola response. The Community Engagement Coordinator is expected to spend time in all field locations, directly training and mentoring field teams. In addition, S/he will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners including Ebola sub-coordinations, the Ministry of Health, relevant government and community leaders, UN agencies and other NGOs.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Direct support to Ebola Response programs
Response coordination and sub-commission participation
Coordinate community engagement activities with other humanitarian actors
Compliance & Ethics:
Promote and encourage 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.
Code of ConductIt is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent 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 made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.