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.
The Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is the coordination, day-to-day management body of International Medical Corps for all newly or reclassified Emergencies within International Medical Corps scope of work. In addition to coordinating emergencies, the ERU is responsible for the decision to deploy staff in leading roles in emergencies
The Emergency Response Assistant supports the Emergency Response Unit both operationally and strategically from headquarters. The Emergency Response Assistant will support emergency responses by assisting with management and deployment of emergency response personnel, facilitating inter-departmental coordination, supporting program implementation and compiling reports. Additionally, the Emergency Response Program Assistant will monitor early warning and global emergencies. The position reports to the Director of the Emergency Response Unit.
Provide ongoing support for organizational and operational objectives of the Emergency Response Unit
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.