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20-074: Director, Humanitarian Response Training Unit
Country:Washington, DC
Department:Domestic and International Affairs
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. 

International Medical Corps is a recognized leader in strengthening the capacity of the humanitarian community to provide a more effective and coordinated response to the needs of affected populations. Our leadership in this area has been demonstrated through strong donor support to the organization for training projects targeting multiple audiences, including government representatives and international and national NGOs, in the various aspects of humanitarian response and coordination. These projects have been designed, secured, and implemented by the Department of Domestic and International Affairs (DIA)

Job Purpose

The Humanitarian Response Training Unit within DIA is intended to oversee and coordinate such projects, as well as proactively position International Medical Corps externally within this area of training and capacity strengthening. The Director, Humanitarian Response Training Unit, will provide overall management and assist in facilitating the development and implementation of such training projects.

Main Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.  

  • Oversee the administrative and strategic operations of humanitarian training projects within the DIA department
  • Supervise staff of HRTU projects being directly managed, including project managers and consultants
  • Ensure that the work plans for each project are followed and activities are implemented effectively and according to the timeline
  • Working in collaboration with the M&E Advisor, conduct continuous tracking of project activities against indicators
  • Manage the donor reporting for each project, including semi-annual and final reports, as well as other requests from the donor
  • In coordination with Finance, track spending against the budgets
  • In consultation with the VP, HL&P, serve as the point of contact for designated projects with the donor, the prime, and/or the sub-awardees
  • Serve as internal point of contact between HRTU projects and other departments
  • Represent HRTU projects to external audiences and partners as directed by the VP, HL&P
  • In collaboration with other departments, assist in the development of proposals for related project opportunities
  • Support and coordinate with other departments, Regional Platform Senior Directors and technical leads, in their implementation of activities related to training projects and/or HRTU subject areas
  • Proactively track and seek future training opportunities
  • Ensure that HRTU designated projects are implemented in a way complementary to each other and to similar projects within the organization
  • Oversee the development and review of training materials to ensure use of the most effective instructional methodology
  • Oversee the organizing, preparing for, and implementation of capacity strengthening activities for the unit and for the organization
  • Other duties as assigned by VP, HL&P

Code of Conduct

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  •  Master’s Degree in international affairs or similar


  • 5-10 years’ experience managing projects domestically and/or internationally
  • Knowledge of the international humanitarian coordination system, specifically in relation to the cluster approach, humanitarian leadership, and humanitarian funding mechanisms, through previous field and/or HQ exposure
  • Demonstrated program management skills, in particular experience in managing US Government funded projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with various training methodologies and capacity strengthening competencies desirable
  • Knowledge of e-learning technology, curriculum development, and facilitation desirable

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.