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19-278: Volunteer Medical Doctor - Hurricane Dorian Response - Bahamas
Country:Other
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Job Description

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.

Background

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.

 

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian , International Medical Corps is standing up a clinical staff to provide emergency healthcare as requested in the Bahamas.  


Job Summary

The primary responsibilities of the Volunteer Medical Provider is to provide outpatient medical services in a humanitarian crisis setting as directed by the Emergency Medical Team Lead. 



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.

 


Qualifications:
  • Must be a primary care physician with a valid license to practice, with at least 3-5 years of experience, of which 1-2 years should be of developing country experience or in low-resource settings or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Master’s in Public Health preferable

Experience

  • Previous NGO experience preferable
  • Experience in emergency response programs to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases preferable

Competencies

  • Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic, high pressure environment
  • Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Must have excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent decision making skills.
  • Must be extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Must be able to work effectively with various personalities and cultures
  • Must have the ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Must be able to work with limited resources in austere working and living conditions.
  • Must have excellent communications skills in English; both oral and written

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.