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 to respond rapidly to emergency situations. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps has been operating in Chad since 2004, primarily in the East of the country close to the Darfur border and in the Lake Region. International Medical Corps is mainly running Primary Health Care and nutritional activities in Chad where an emergency crisis is felt on the Sahel belt and in the lake Region. Currently, International Medical Corps is running 2 programs in Chad: one on the East (Abdi) assisting vulnerable communities by providing primary health care and nutritional interventions and another in the lake region (Bagasola/Bol) providing primary health care and nutritional assistance (with a small Food Security component) to victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. As of 2014, International Medical Corps has planned to expand its areas of operation to include surgical activities in the South of the country with the current crisis in CAR moving toward the Southern border of Chad (we are currently seeking for donors support).
Through a six Months anticipated project to be funded by ECHO, International Medical Corps seek to prevent and reduce excess mortality and morbidity of Refugees and vulnerable host populations through health and nutrition interventions in the Gore health district. International Medical Corps will support health centers in terms of therapeutic nutrition program (CMAM approach), including outpatient's therapeutic programs (OTP), supplementary feeding program (SFP), and support as well as the primary health care (including reproductive health) in those health centers and the Stabilization Centre set in the Gore district hospital. As part of the implementing team, a field coordinator is required to manage the program with the assistance of a second expatriate (a Medical Doctor). He will be mainly in charge of human resources management, finance follow up, grant follow up and reporting, logistic follow up, security and strategy follow up.