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ER-029: Emergency Reproductive Health Officer
Country:To Be Determined
Department:Emergency Response Team
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Candidates selected for this position will be placed on the ERT standby roster and may be called when the International Medical Corps ERT responds to an emergency. This position is not compensated unless candidates are responding to an emergency response.

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.

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 staff which is updated on regular basis in order to include new staff into the system. This also provides an opportunity for the existing staff to 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 responsibility of the Reproductive Health Officer is to coordinate and supervise reproductive health activities, liaise with partners in reproductive health and provide reproductive health expertise and guidance for the health personnel in the projects.

• Responsible for coordination of emergency reproductive health interventions, including Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) and establishing comprehensive RH activities
• Provide orientation and training of MISP to volunteers and staff (program coordinators and practitioners)
• Represent the organization at Reproductive Health sub-cluster Meetings or other RH coordination meetings
• Establish referral mechanism for obstetric complications and gender based violence, including implementation of clinical pathway for treatment of sexual assault survivors
• Ensure proper data collection of RH indicators through implementing a system for reporting the outcomes
• Ensure all RH activities are in line with national protocols and RH policies and guidelines are well understood by technical and health facility staff
• Support supply chain management for RH services, including supporting procurement and management of RH commodities and supplies
• Identify RH program development opportunities through identifying local RH partners, establishing relationships with Ministry of Health and assessing opportunities for comprehensive RH programming
• Assist in selection and training of qualified program field staff
• Submit appropriate reports of field activities to team leader
• Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted
• Advanced health degree with focus on RH, MPH or clinical background preferred
• Minimum of 2 years experience managing reproductive health programs in low resources settings, experience in emergency settings a plus
• Certified in MISP, experience with adolescents SRH and GBV preferred
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Experience writing reproductive health proposals a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to train and develop training modules and job aids
• Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
• Extremely flexible and ability to cope with stressful situations
• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

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