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.
Background to the AssignmentA series of powerful earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28. The largest quake, a powerful magnitude 7.4, shook the region at 5:02 p.m. local time, triggering a tsunami, major liquefaction and landslides that hit nearby coastlines, including the coastal city of Palu. The quake was centred about 35 miles northeast of Donggala and 50 miles north of Palu, which have a combined population of more than 600,000 people. Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, stated that an estimated 2.4 million people were affected by the earthquake and tsunami. State authorities also report more than 82,775 people displaced and at least 10,679 injured.International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team arrived in Jakarta within 48 hours of the disaster and began coordinating with national and local actors to determine the scale of need and consider potential interventions.
Purpose of the AssignmentIMC has already identified several partners that are capable and willing to respond. Furthermore, IMCs ability to implement any activities hinges upon maintaining standing, formal partnerships with local organizations. Engaging with local NGOs now will allow rapid implementation of relief efforts and position IMC to respond in the long term.
Scope of the AssignmentThe primary function of the WASH/Reconstruction Assistant includes supporting the local partners in assessments, implementation, supervision of WASH and Shelter interventions. In addition, IMC places its heart in training of local staff and stakeholders in WASH/Shelter related topics. The position would support the direct implementation of WASH and Shelter interventions at health facility and community’s levels through local partners.
Deliverables DescriptionThe individual will be implementing WASH/Shelter activities and foster internal and external networks with stakeholders. The WASH/Reconstruction Assistant will support the local partner for collection of data and report on the WASH/Shelter program in project monitoring, donor reports and documents to build evidence base. The Position would be implanted in the local partner and will directly report to IMC WASH/Reconstruction Specialist.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions with limited or basic living conditions and working environment. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Implementation of the Assignment Support the rapid needs assessments conducted by local partners.
Management and Implementation
Information and Co-ordination
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.??
To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task with or without reasonable accommodation.
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.