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20-056: Consultancy - Speaker COVID19
Country:Global
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.

1. BACKGROUND TO THE ASSIGNMENT:

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization was notified of a cluster of cases of respiratory illness in the Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China. The illness was associated with an open seafood market in Wuhan, and the infective agent was later identified as a novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19. While COVID-19 is presumed to be of zoonotic in origin, transmissions are now occurring person-to-person. Since December 2019, the number of confirmed cases has increased rapidly, and cases have been reported in other areas of China and in other countries in Asia, Europe, and North America.

As a result of the rapidly rising caseload, the rapid transmission and the potential impact of coronavirus, the WHO Director-General has declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. As of March 16, Johns Hopkins University reports just under 180,000 confirmed cases in 155 countries, with over 7,000 deaths reported.

In adherence with guidance from public health experts, International Medical Corps has postponed in-person trainings due to limit social distancing. To continue to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to our healthcare partners on COVID-19, International Medical Corps seeks to deliver five (5) webinars on a diversity of health perspectives. These sessions will be developed for our roster members and nursing guild response partners, all of whom are on the frontlines of this pandemic caring for those affected. These webinars will take place during the last week of March 2020 and first two weeks of April 2020. 

2. PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

Speakers will be responsible for preparing and presenting a 20-30minute presentation on an aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include: Perspectives of the COVID-19 Pandemic; Mental Health for First Responders, and Infection Prevention & Control for Nurses (3 sessions).  Presentations will be made to hundreds of webinar participants, and will be recorded and posted on the International Medical Corps website. Webinar participants are likely to include IMC surge roster members and nursing guild partner members. 

3. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

  • Speaker will participate in planning calls with the ERU Training & Operations Officer prior to webinar.
  • Speaker will develop 20-30 minute PPT-based presentation for webinar.
  • Speaker will share presentation with ERU Training & Operations Officer for feedback prior to webinar.
  • Speaker will deliver presentation during live webinar, and prepare for Q & A session at end of presentation. 

4. DELIVERABLES DESCRIPTION:

  • Participate in planning calls with ERU Training & Operations Officer.
  • Develop 20-30 minute PPT based presentation
  • Deliver presentation during live webinar and participate in Q&A sessions.
  • Provide follow-up research to any questions asked during webinar as needed. 

5. FUTURE PHASES (IF ANY)

This is a standalone assignment.

Code of Conduct

All Consultants are required to adhered to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report 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 aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.

Qualifications:

Requirements

  • Degree in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing or other health related course, with a Master’s degree, preferably in Public Health

  • Experience

  • Clinical training in Infectious Diseases or Public Health
  • Demonstrated capacity in conducting training of trainers and other trainings, preferably in international settings
  • Experience working with an international NGO with involvement in implementing health projects
  • With excellent self-motivation, communications skills, both oral and written, and good interpersonal skills
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to relate to and motivate participants effectively

Equal Opportunity

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.