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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.
When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one oft he first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.
International Medical Corps: provides safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centered care; offers needs-based response according to the context and type of Sudden Onset Disaster and/or outbreak in the affected nation: adopts a human rights-based approach to their response; ensures they are accessible to all sections of the population affected by the SOD and/or outbreak particularly the vulnerable; and treats patients in a medically ethical manner consistent with the World Medical Association Medical Ethics Manual.
International Medical Corps is accountable to: patients and communities; host government, Ministry of Health; our organization and donors. International Medical Corps commits to a coordinated response under the national health emergency management authorities. International Medical Corps collaborates with the national health system, the cluster and the humanitarian community.
Selected personnel are on standby to deploy to a crisis within 48hours. Personnel may deploy to new areas of operation or lend support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers and staff who have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on a regular basis. Through this expression of interest, applicants maintain professional profiles with International Medical Corps so that information is complete and readily available for an emergency response deployment.
This position will support International Medical Corps' emergency response delivering outpatient clinical care to disaster effected populations.
The primary responsibility of the Logistics Coordinator – Emergency Medical Team (EMT) is to support the implementation of services in an emergency setting. The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for management of logistics systems to support the efficient day to day operation of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU). This includes airport and port operations, stock management, procurement, transportation and fleet management, asset management, communication equipment (IT/Telecom), logistic staff management, logistic reporting and documentation, coordination and logistics support for the team. S/he is part of the Emergency Response Management Team and represents the logistics team internally and externally. S/he supports the implementation of logistics procedures and policies during preparedness phase and emergency response; sets internal logistics and procurement related support coordination mechanisms and is accountable for overall logistics, procurement and IT support to deployment, implementation and demobilization.
Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for the International Medical Corps standby roster for emergency response. Roster members will only be contacted when there is an emergency response need for which the responder is qualified for. This position will not be compensated unless responders are deployed to an emergency response.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Mobile Emergency Medical Team Responsibilities
EMT Transportation, Set-up and Demobilization
Accountable for the overall base and mobile infrastructures setup in coordination with response team members and for the overall maintenance of site infrastructure and equipment.
Supplies and Equipment Management
Communication and IT
Fleet and Transport Management
Staff Capacity Building and Performance Management
Internal and External Coordination
· Proactively engage with the direct line manager, senior management, and field team members (Program, Emergency Response Unit, Finance, Medical, HR, Security) on logistics matters for programmatic and support service planning, including ensuring enough funding for logistics resources are projected to maintain effective operations support for the period of the deployment.
Procedures, Filing and Reporting
Compliance, Ethics and Best Practices
Code of Conduct
· Academic study in the field of Supply Chain Management, or alternative courses such as completion of the Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management, or equivalent is desirable
· Demonstrated ability to resolve operational critical challenges as they arise
· Evidence of the ability to plan for, and conduct training in all areas of logistics for national and international staff suitable to staff knowledge level
· Commitment and demonstrated skills to build national staff capacity in the areas of logistics management, supervision and monitoring
· Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
· Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills
· Ability to work in participatory manner with staff to assess needs, implement and monitor activities
· Ability to integrate and work well within multi-ethnic and multicultural teams
· Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
· Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
· Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in English
· Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions
· Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic desirable
In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidate scan expect to be living and working in austere conditions. Lifting moderately heavy objects from the ground, carrying a backpack for extended periods of time, and walking or hiking in remote locations may be necessary to perform these functions.
International Medical Corps is a first-responder 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 high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast.
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.