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.
The Senior Humanitarian Technical Specialist for Emergency Response (SHTSER) will be primarily responsible for leading the humanitarian technical program start up in the event of a rapid or slow onset response to crises. This will include assessments, design and delivery of both curative and public health interventions in full collaboration with the technical advisors and M & E team. The SHTS will work directly with the Director for Emergency Response, Senior Humanitarian Operational Specialist (SHOS), Humanitarian Program Specialist (HPS), Humanitarian Response Officer, ER field teams. The position will work in close coordination with the Technical Unit to seek guidance around quality and standards in Technical programs. The position is focused on delivery of technical 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 SHTSER will make frequent visits to the field sites during rapid and slow onset emergency responses, in order to actively play a leadership role with technical field 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 SHTSER will also ensure the highest standards, quality of service delivery inclusive of compliance with Sphere/UN or other applicable standards.
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
Technical Oversight and Management
International Medical Corps Emergency Response Unit, Coordination and Representation
Human Resources Coordination and Capacity Building
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
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.