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20-169: Consultant: Emergency Medical Team
Country:Global
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
See attached TOR

 

Title of Project

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAM  Consultant(s)

Department

ERU

Reports to

Scott Lillibridge

Duration

From:  July 27,2020

To: October 24, 2020 

Place of Assignment

In office: Remote

Remote: Yes   

Travel

Yes:

On demand

Detail: as needed

No:   once per month.

Services required from International Medical Corps to support assignment

 IMC must supply email access and supply transportation and housing for out of state meetings.  Local transportation costs reimbursed as allowable. 

1.      BACKGROUND TO THE ASSIGNMENT:

 

IMC is in the process of working toward WHO/EMT certification and building out additional capacity in the Americas.

 

 

2. PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

Assistance is needed developing formulary and standard operating procedures.    IMC is also expanding its portfolio in Latin America and in need of additional Spanish speaking physicians that are ready to engage as team leaders and MedCOs. At this time, IMC needs physicians with Emergency Medicine board certification and MPH or fellowship work related to tropical medicine.  It is also important that the incumbents understand the US based Emergency Medical Services  (EMS) system and be ready to assist other countries in developing their EMS systems. 

 

3. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:  The assignment will occur within the ERU under the direction of the Emergency Response Unit Director for the Americas and West Africa.   The incumbent will be expected to work with the other ERU Directors and the Country Director for North America.   The work will involve international and domestic readiness and will focus initially on the EMT project for certification.  The incumbent must be able to travel for emergency response if compatible with their schedule.  The incumbent must be able to function at a high level and represent IMC at senior level meetings as assigned by Director in addition to the required technical work. 

4. DELIVERABLES DESCRIPTION:

SOP Revision

Participate in Certification

Interview Medical Coordinator and Team Lead candidates in Spanish and English

Participate in research projects – providing reviews/ advisory as requested

EMT Engagement in Planning, Technical assistance, writing, hands on work with volunteers and staff, participation in weekly ERU and EMT coordination meetings. 

Develop training modules for Roster

 

 

Provide Direct Technical Guidance to ERU Directors related to the organization or the EMT physical foot print, standard of care, and in the development of new SOPs related to the conduct of medical care in austere environments.   Provide assistance to the CD USA for in the development of domestic programs related to NDMS, response to contracted partners such as Florida, and in supervision of staff while serving as team leader.

Develop training related to SOPs for EMT

 

 

 

 

DUE DATE(S):

July 2020

Ongoing

Ongoing

 

Ongoing

August  2020

 

 

September 2020

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

October 2020

4.1. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT DELIVERABLES

Implementation will consist of attending meetings, participating on workgroups and receiving related assignments.  Deliverables will include written reports, reviews, workgroup leadership assignments managing and pacing workgroups, and ensuring that IMC receives WHO/EMT certification 

 

 

 

 

 

5. FUTURE PHASES (IF ANY)

Is this a stand-alone assignment or will its implementation commit International Medical Corps to further expenditure of goods or services in the future? Provide details of these future phases.

 

This is stand alone assignment . 

 

6. TRANSFER OF SKILLS (IF ANY)

Detail how any transfer of skills will be completed following the assignment

 

Assistance to IMC in developing field teams, dealing with PAHO and WHO, developing EMS programs abroad, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:
See TOR

Consultant Specifications

To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual must beable to perform each task with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Requirements

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

 (Indicate Degree/Certificated required )

MD, EM Boards, unrestricted US Medical license

MPH or DTMH

Experience

(Identify specific experiences that are necessary for this position. For example, experience using certain systems / method or experience in a certain sector)

5-10 years of field experience with previous overseas deployments in a leadership role.

       Previous work with IMC or another NGO

 

 

 

 

 

Language(s)

English

Spanish