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20-268: Consultant: Medical Officer
Country:Venezuela
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. 

 

International Medical Corps’ goal is to address the humanitarian needs in Venezuela through improving access to health and health-related services. To achieve this goal, International Medical Corps is working with one local organizations, and prioritize reaching communities that lack medical supplies, medications, medical equipment, and medical staff. Across activities, International Medical Corps targets the most vulnerable women, men, and children. Given the identified needs, International Medical Corps concentrates its efforts to ultimately increase access to health services and hygiene support through mobile medical teams in Bolivar, Venezuela. Providing quality medical services in the state of Bolivar is critical. These states include much of the indigenous population of Venezuela, and in these more remote areas access to medical care is extremely limited or non-existent. Moreover, International Medical Corps provides pharmaceutical supplies to supported health facilities 

 

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

 

-           Strengthen communication strategies to ensure that International Medical Corps Venezuela has the visibility and acceptance of both the regional Ministry of Health and the regional government in Bolivar state;

-           In coordination with the medical officer, share status reports and program updates with regional stakeholders to increase the visibility of International Medical Corps Venezuela. 

-           Ensure that the program is represented in key meetings with relevant government counterparts and other key stakeholders. – 

-           Share minutes (by email) with IMC and with FUDEP of all meetings attended with recommendations and action points;

-           Conduct regular meetings with relevant government partners to ensure synergies in program execution and multi-sector collaboration; 

-           Contribute to the creation of a positive image and general credibility of the organization, in particular through the application of the Code of Conduct, ethics, values and the organization's point of view with respect to internal and external actors. 

-           Develop weekly and monthly reports to share with the IMC and FUDEP team; 

-           Conducts needs assessment based on the needs; 

-           Support in the elaboration of any concept note or proposal targeting the region; 

-           Participate in all coordination and technical meetings; 

-           Perform other tasks that are assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily inclusive. 

-           Continue in contact with the Ministry of Health, regional ISP and ensure that permits are obtained for activities; 

-           Identify the hospital and community needs in Bolívar; 

-           Identify the needs of the population and help reinforce epidemiological data in selected health establishments and the Ministry of Health, regional ISP;

 

Conflict Sensitivity

•          Support the implementation of the Conflict Sensitivity approach across the program.

•          Monitor and report on IMC’s adherence to Do No Harm and the conflict sensitivity (Safe and Effective Humanitarian Response) approach at the field level.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing or other health-related course, with a Master's degree, preferably in Public Health         

Experience

  • Clinical training in Infectious Diseases or Public Health
  • Experience working with an international NGO involved in the implementation of health projects.
  • With excellent self-motivation, communication skills, both oral and written, and good interpersonal skills.
  • Extremely flexible and able to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate and motivate participants effectively
  • Experience in use of qualitative and quantitative software for data analysis.
  •  Experience with mobile data collection platform

Language(s)     

Spanish 

English is a plus           

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

   Code of Conduct

All Consultants are required to adhered to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.

 

   Equal Opportunity 

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.