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 has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.
Selected Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers, staff and available specialists who have been interviewed and have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis as new responders are identified and members update their areas of expertise and other relevant information. Through this expression of interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.
The primary function of the WASH Manager (emergency) includes supporting the team in the conducting rapid assessment, planning, design, implementation, supervision, and administration of the WASH technical interventions. These will have a strong link to ongoing or planned water and sanitation, as well as other IMC core sector programs. The WASH Manager will be in charge of the prioritization and coordination of the start-up and management of implementation of the interventions, and often involved in development of concept papers and proposals for emergency scale up interventions in close cooperation with the WASH Coordinator. In addition, the WASH manager will support with the training of local staff and stakeholders in WASH related topics.
2. Programme Design
3. Response Management and Implementation
4. Information and Co-ordination
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.