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19-244: Temporary International Human Resources Assistant
Country:Washington, DC
Department:Human Resources
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.


When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the 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 48 hours. 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.

Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the Talent Acquisition Manager - Global Surge Capacity, the International HR Assistant will support recruitment for the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) Roster through the updating and maintenance of a roster of active and available Emergency Response professionals and volunteers.  They will be responsible for sending out references, collecting required documentation and communicating with international and US based volunteers and potential emergency response staff.  This full-time, temporary position is available immediately and will run through September 2019 with the possibility of extension.

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.

  • Follow procedures to move interested applicants from screening through acceptance on Response Roster
  • Collect all required documentation for candidates and upload into Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Assist in determining continued eligibility and contact former responders to determine interest in future deployments and processing appropriate paperwork to update in the ATS and Excel Tracker
  • Liaise with appropriate HR and ERU departments as needed; 
  • Report on progress of candidates as needed; 
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors;
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

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.

  • Undergraduate or Masters level student or recent graduate in relevant field (Human Resources or Emergency Response)


  • Experience working in an office environment required; work or volunteer experience in International Development or Emergency Response preferred.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Skills working in cloud-based environment with Sharepoint or similar system preferred
  • Strong initiative and interest in learning about international response and recruitment 
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Must have exceptional people skills
  • Willingness to follow all instructions, policies and procedures 

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.