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20-129: Medical Officer
Country:Venezuela
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

BACKGROUND TO THE ASSIGNMENT:International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit 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, non-political, non-sectarian 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.For nearly a decade, the people of Venezuela have suffered shortages of the most basic necessities, including food and medicines, resulting in the largest refugee crisis recorded in the Americas. Since 2015, 3 million people have fled Venezuela amid starvation, government repression, extreme economic crisis, and growing civil unrest.At the same time, the Venezuelan Government’s rejection of international aid has exacerbated the situation to an extreme degree.International Medical Corps’ goal is to address the humanitarian needs in Venezuela through improving access to health and health-related services in the states of Bolivar, Táchira, Zulia, Falcon and Miranda. To achieve this goal, International Medical Corps will work with 3 local organizations, Fundación Nativo, FUDEP and CESAP. Targeted sectors are Health, Mental Health and Psychosocial support and Protection.International Medical Corps will prioritize reaching communities that lack medical supplies, medications, medical equipment, and medical staff. Across activities, International Medical Corps will target the most vulnerable women, men, and children.


PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

In collaboration with the International Medical Corps country team, the individual will provide technical support to targeted health facilities and communities through trainings and community awareness specifically on health facility management of emerging infectious diseases using standard IMC curriculum.

Program Development

  • Support the development of health assessments, design, planning, implementation and monitoring of programs including public health/health services and interventions;

  • Provide technical input for new proposals, reports forInternational Medical Corps Venezuela;

  • Further support the development and implement guidelines, protocols and standard setting for health interventions, including roll-out at field level in order to achieve the highest quality of programs intervention in Venezuela;

  • Conduct regular field visits to targeted health facilities and communities as well as local partners during the preparation of medical outreach activities in Bolivar state.

  • Identify the hospital needs throughout the country;

  • identify population needs and assist in reinforcing the epidemiological data in targeted health facilities and MOH;

    Capacity Building

  • Provide COVID-19 trainings to health workers in targeted health facilities and through the interior part of the country;

  • Provide the necessary technical support to MOH personnel on COVID-19;

    Representation and Reporting

  • Participate in and support the representation ofInternational Medical Corpsat relevant technical coordination, and meetings with health facilities and MOH, as well as sharing meeting notes;

  • Participate in networking on technical issues with other health NGOs and UN organizations with a view to identifying and facilitating partnership opportunities.

  • Develop technical monthly reports to share withinInternational Medical Corps country teamand with the global technical team.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive;

SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

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  1. Program Implementation

  • Consolidate site statistics from health, MHPSS, Protection and other sectors analysing cross-cutting indicators;

  • Coordinate with country director on assessments for strategic developments;

  • Collaborate with country team and MEAL team in data quality maintenance, routine monitoring of programs, and accountability mechanisms;

  • Support program staff with additional training and mentoring on routine monitoring procedures and surveillance techniques;

  • Sustain community based complaints and feedback mechanisms;

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

 

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