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.
This role is part of the “Emergency Response Unit” and reports directly to the Emergency Response Director. The Humanitarian Operations Specialist role ensures the delivery of all “non-technical” aspects of program implementation. The Emergency Response Unit is considered to be the front-line response unit of the agency. Candidates must be capable of operating in a high stress and fast pace environment while ensure that delivery is to the highest standard and compliance.
The Senior Humanitarian Operations Specialist for Emergency Response (SHOS) will be primarily responsible for leading the humanitarian non-technical program start up in the event of a rapid or slow onset response to crises. This will include supporting assessments, design and delivery of both curative and public health interventions in full collaboration with the Logistics, Finance, Human Resource, Legal and Technical departments within HO. The SHOS will work directly with the Director for Emergency Response, Senior Humanitarian Technical Specialist (SHTS), Humanitarian Program Specialist (HPS), Humanitarian Response Officer, ER field teams. The position will work in close coordination with the Support Units to seek guidance around Compliance and Ethics in implementing programs. The position is focused on delivery of programs is high risk and high stress settings where efficiency, effectiveness and timely delivery is critical. This position will involve high levels of co-ordination and management as well as representation in co-ordination mechanisms. In addition to initial deployment for program start up, the SHOS will make frequent visits to the field sites during rapid and slow onset emergency responses, in order to actively play a leadership, Mentor and Support role with implementation teams. This position requires a person who has high levels of aptitude, initiative and passion for working in Humanitarian and the ability to work closely in a Team for extended periods of time. The SHOS will also ensure the highest standards, quality of service delivery inclusive of compliance with Sphere/UN or other applicable standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
Start-up of Emergency Response Projects/Programs
Operational Oversight and Management
International Medical Corps Emergency Response Unit, Coordination and Representation
Human Resources Coordination and Capacity Building
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.
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.