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20-058: Health Advisor - Pool
Department:Technical Unit
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 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.

This is an anticipated position subject to funding. The Health Advisor, based in HQ, will work with the regional health advisors and other relevant departments to understand the priorities of the regions, country programs and other HQ initiatives. He/she will perform several essential functions including but not limited to the following tasks: 

  1. Backstop regional Health Advisors to review concept notes, proposals, and reports; plan, assist with and review assessments, and provide any other required technical assistance for country teams and HQ departments if the regional health advisors are unable to, due to travel, leave or other circumstances
  2. Serve as the health focal point for the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) for international and domestic responses, including deployments as needed
  3. Serve as the health focal point for New Business Development (NBD) for development of global proposals and if needed for country-specific proposals, in collaboration with regional Health Advisors
  4. Serve as the health focal point for Resource Development for global projects and if needed for country-specific projects, in collaboration with regional Health Advisors
  5. In collaboration with the regional Health Advisors, identify, prioritize and develop capacity statements for health and health related programming
  6. Work closely with regional Health Advisors on developing best practices knowledge base for evidence-based programming, including updating clinical protocols as needed
  7. Work with IT and Comms to revamp IMC website and continue to update it
  8. Receive, analyze and respond to research requests, prioritizing the needs and capacity of the country programs in collaboration with regional Health Advisors
  9. Receive, analyze and respond to ad hoc requests from HQ such as GIK, Comms, etc.
  10. Represent International Medical Corps by participating in various internal and external working groups as needed
  11. Represent and participate in meetings with potential donors as needed
  12. Attend meetings and conferences as needed or requested by the Director of the Technical Unit/health sector lead, and provide written feedback about content and integration into IMC programming
  13. Share with regional Health Advisors potential capacity building opportunities for country Medical Directors/Coordinators as well as potential new innovations for improving program implementation
  14. Any other technical work or deployments as requested by the Director of the Technical Unit/health sector lead

Code of Conduct

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  • Medical Degree, preferably with an MPH or relevant advanced degree


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in international public health, in priority areas of HIV/AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health, health systems strengthening, communicable and non-communicable diseases, reproductive health and family planning.
  • Significant experience in global health program implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, and technical backstopping.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, cross-cultural skills and ability to work in a team setting with people of diverse backgrounds; should be capable of working alone in a self-managed manner.


  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to set priorities and deadlines, and work within the deadlines. ??
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 50%

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.