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.
BackgroundIMC intervenes since August 2018 in the Beni region, in response to the Ebola epidemic in this province. Since December 2018, IMC took over the operation of the Magina ETC from Médecin Sans Frontière. IMC is providing clinical management to patients affected by the Ebola virus disease while ensuring the prevention and control of infections..
Job PurposeInternational Medical Corps is looking for a qualified WASH Coordinator to work with its country program and Ebola Response Team in DR Congo. The main tasks of the WASH Coordinator is to manage WASH activities in DRC country program and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of WASH related interventions in ETCs and SRUs including establishing, supervising, coordinating, and implementing quality control and assurance mechanisms. S/he will oversee various teams involved in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities, including in high risk areas.
Main ResponsibilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Representation, Advocacy and institutional learning
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.
• University degree in civil/public health engineering or related field. Experience • 5+ years of professional WASH technical experience, with at least 1 year in emergency response. • Proven experience in WASH in health facilities, including management of infectious waste. • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. • Experience in WASH in health facilities; • Experience in PCI and especially in the context of the Ebola virus disease; • Previous experience in the field of WASH with other NGOs and INGOs • Previous experience in the supervisor position Competencies • Proficient knowledge of AUTOCAD and preparation of bill of quantities (BoQ) essential; • A good understanding of WASH in health facilities including WHO Infection prevention and control protocols and guidelines • A good understanding of donor procedures especially USAID and WHO guidelines; • Good organizational, forecasting and planning skills especially as it relates to WASH infrastructures in health facilities • An understanding of requirements of a rapid response emergency operation. • Attention to details and excellent numeracy skills. • Diplomacy, tact and communication and negotiation skills. Other • Fluent spoken and written French and one or more DR Congo local languages; • Flexibility, adaptability to work under tight deadlines and pressure Equal Opportunities 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.