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.
International Medical Corps has been operating in CAR since 2007, primarily in the north-eastern regions of Vakaga and Haute-Kotto. International Medical Corps remains one of only two international organizations providing health and protection assistance in each of these regions. International Medical Corps has also been supporting Sudanese refugee in Ouaka prefecture in the south of the country since 2010. This program closed in December 2016. As of 2014, International Medical Corps has expanded its areas of operation to include Bouca sub-prefecture in the northwest. Due to return of stable context , IMC withdrew its support in the area in jully 2017 and continued its support in new area bambari that continue to turn providing emergency basic cares to population victims of conflicts in the area IMC addresses the primary health care, nutrition and protection needs. Under this Bekou program, which comes in continuation of a first phase of activities, IMC is supporting 16 health structures in Vakaga and Haute Kotto and continue its support to primary health care, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and mental health services. Mental health activities will only be implemented in Haute Kotto.
In continuation of a first 18-months implementation phase, this extended 6 -month’s project will aim to contribute to the reduction of mortality and morbidity in CAR and to the restoring of the health system in the country by:
- Improving access to quality healthcare for the targeted populations;
- Reinforcing the health system and the health district management teams’ capacities to manage health facilities.
The project is taking place in Vakaga and Haute Kotto Prefectures in Central African Republic.
As part of the implementing team, expatriate nurse is required to manage the program and also to provide hands-on care and upgrade the skills and knowledge of local counter parts and/or CHWs in the areas of medical and sterilization and wash practices.
Through support of existing Ministry of Health (MoH) health facilities and training of medical staff, IMC offers curative and preventive consultations, maternal and child health (MCH) care, sexual and reproductive health services including skilled birth attendance, family planning (FP), syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and services of the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health (ie. clinical management of rape, HIV prevention, hygienic delivery, emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC)), therapeutic and supplementary nutrition services linked to comprehensive food security activities, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response, and mental health support. IMC also focuses on building the capacity of local community structures, such as village health committees (VHCs), CHWs and health centers management committees (COGES). CHWs are trained and supported to conduct health education and hygiene promotion activities in their communities to encourage healthy practices and utilization of available health services, and the capability of VHCs and COGES to supervise and manage health facility operations for the benefit of in their communities is enhanced.
The aim of IMC’s work is to strengthen local social services and develop capacity for greater community resilience, while maintaining flexibility and the ability to respond to the continuing instability and accompanying increasing humanitarian needs in the country.
Under the overall guidance of the IMC Field manager and the Medical Director, s/he will be in charge of:
Management of the activity of services and care:
Management of Premises, Equipment and Supplies:
Human Resource Management- Workforce Management:-. Working time management:-Individual balance sheets:- Training Management.