Department: Humanitarian Response Team (HRT)
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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
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 judgment, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.
- Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development and/or in a relevant field of study
- Three years’ experience in program design and evaluation, of which at least one year in developing countries or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Exposure to supervisory experience
- Familiarity with International humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
- Cross-cultural awareness and insight into Health care issues
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision
- Extremely flexible, and have the Ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
- Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
- Creative and able to work with limited resources
- Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
- Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus