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19-057: Domestic Training Officer
Country:Washington, DC
Department:Humanitarian Response
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

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.

In the wake of multiple hurricanes hitting the U.S. and Caribbean, International Medical Corps is responding with assistance to the affected healthcare systems. Recognized internationally for it’s knowledge and experience delivering healthcare in disaster settings, International Medical Corps is  focused on building community resiliency–“the capacity to absorb shock, to recover quickly, and to learn from catastrophic events so that our communities are better prepared and strengthened against damage from future events” as a cornerstone if it’s Domestic response and recovery programming. 

Job Purpose
The Domestic Training Officer will support International Medical Corps' growing U.S. programs, with a specific focus on US and Caribbean programs. The Domestic Training Officer is responsible for timely and high-quality training and exercise program implementation and support for emergency response operational activities. The Domestic Training Officer works in close coordination with Program, Finance, Human Resources, Resource Development and Logistics staff, as well as technical staff, to ensure that programmatic and operational commitments are implemented. In this area, he/she will be responsible for planning and implementation of training and exercise programs as well as reporting to HQ and donors. This post will be based in the U.S. and may travel internationally as required.

Main Responsibilities
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.

  • Provide facilitation for workshops and provide expertise on topics related to Emergency Support Funciton-8, Health and Medical, the National Incident Management System, and the Incident Command System, with a focus on Healthcare capacity strengthening for emergency response.
  • Support workshop facilitation teams across projects through capacity strengthening and guidance.
  • Assist with curriculum consultation and development processes.
  • Manage the production of training and exericse reports.
  • Assist the project team and the subject-matter experts involved in on-site training and support for training participants.
  • Engage in a variety of cross-organizational planning and implementation meetings.
  • Assist in organizing, preparing for, and implementing capacity strengthening activities for the organization.
  • In collaboration with the project team, ensure that project activities are being implemented effectively and according to project workplans.
  • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation activities in regard to the effectiveness of the trainings.
  • And other duties required to provide high-quality training events and materials for program beneficiaries.

Program Finance, Logistics and Administration

  • Prepare a detailed weekly/monthly activity and budget plan for domestic training program activities and ensure implementation of planned activities according to the work plan adhering to the budget according to IMC standards and oversee program spending per budgets and pipelines
  • Work with logistics and administrative/finance staff to conduct trainings
  • Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the project
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations and IMC’s policies and procedures for relevant agreements and advise staff / management on compliance issues.
  • Develop, implements, and monitors procedures to ensure proper stewardship of funds during pre-award, award, post-award, and closeout of grants.
  • Assessing potential sub-recipients based upon their past experience, capacity, and potential contribution to IMC implementation strategy.
  • Issuing and managing subawards (both GIK and cash) to local and international partners.
  • Work with other technical sector leads to ensure sector integration and effective implementation
  • Support domestic response field activities, including follow up and document regular meetings with key stakeholders;
  • Participate in planning events & meetings


  • Represent International Medical Corps at all relevant coordination meetings at international, national, state, and local levels as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain smooth relations and open collaboration with Government and local stakeholders and serve as the domestic programs resource person

Program Implementation and Development

  • Plan, develop, coordinate and lead regional health and medical trainings and exercises
  • Participate in needs assessments for potential funding opportunities.
  • Ensure strong linkage of domestic preparedness and response programming to other sectors such as health, nutrition and GBV as appropriate.
  • Work closely with the M&E team to ensure robust and comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems and data flow mechanisms are in place.
  • Conduct critical monitoring of all aspects of the project and identify areas of concern. Prepare and implement workable solutions for identified challenges
  • Follow up of project implementation to review progress towards objectives through organizing regular review meetings, update and experience sharing meetings among staffs.
  • Oversee IMC staff and volunteer trainers across the field sites. Provide technical support and direct supervision of training consultants and SubAwardee collaboration for project implementation.


  • Work with the M&E team to implement and evaluate data quality assurance measures and ensure appropriate follow up.
  • Prepare and provide regular monthly progress reports in coordination with the M&E Officer
  • Provide monthly work-plan, pipeline and procurement plan update
  • General International Medical Corps code of conduct and ethics
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies; serve as security focal point in the field sites

Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major related to a planning or general management field such as, but not limited to, Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Program Management, Business, Urban and/or Environmental Planning.


  • Working knowledge of US Department of Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) course. Completion of FEMA's Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) Program preferred.
  • Experience involving the use and application of the National Incident Management System and Incident Command Structure in all-hazard crisis response situations.
  • Demonstrated completion of the FEMA-offered NIMS compliance courses: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800
  • Working knowledge of developing crisis management plans and strategies for large, complex organizations, including, but not limited to, hospitals, comminty health centers, government agencies or large business enterprises.
  • A minimum of 3 years of working in a disaster-related field, with an emphasis on planning, training and/or exercise functions with a working knowledge of the concepts of "All-Hazards" and "Whole Community" planning models and risk assessments.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and pays great attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbally) and respond appropriately to questions from national / regional disaster response agencies, local authorities, international and intergovernmental donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Full computer literacy, proficiency in Microsoft suite.


  • Candidate must be able to lead and develop an exercise from the concept stage through to post exercise evaluations, after-action reports and when applicable implementation of results.
  • Candidate must have the ability to develop all exercise products to include but not limited to meeting notes, mock exercise injects, exercise scripts/play, after action reports and recommendations, and the various planning documents within HSEEP.
  • Project management skills with experience using project management tools.


  • Fluent in English. Conversational Spanish a plus.


Equal Opportunities
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.