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17-381: Emergency Volunteer Doctor
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with a high degree of resilience, sound judgement, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.


The emergency doctor may lead the emergency medical team as they respond to any man-made or natural disaster globally. The team will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality clinical care in accordance with International Medicals Corps guidance. During the response, the services provided will range from mobile medical units, trauma care or primary health care centres. They will work closely with other sectors, including WASH, GBV, MHPSS and Nutrition. The emergency doctor will be expected to coordinate closely with multiple departments in International Medical Corps as well as external partners in the local government, UN and other NGO’s

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Conduct initial needs assessments and determine areas of assistance
  • Examine, diagnose and treat patients in the out patients clinic according to the guidelines and available protocols
  • Monitor and coordinate emergency program activities assigned for the project
  • Identify prevalent epidemic diseases and set up appropriate strategies to be implemented in case of epidemics and other health needs
  • Act upon suspected or confirmed communicable diseases according to the protocols and inform the Medical director
  • Train and support community health workers and International Medical Corps staff on Primary Health Care and MCH activities
  • Identify, treat and refer SGBV incidents
  • Anticipate changing needs and emergencies Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed 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.


  • Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment.
  • Experience in overseas programs relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases.
  • Must be able to deploy to emergencies on short notice
  • Previous NGO experience.
  • Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Will have excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources