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21-009: Consultant- Emergency Recruitment - Latin America and Caribbean Region
Department:Humanitarian Response
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare 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 areas worldwide. By offering training and healthcare to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene—providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.

International Medical Corps: provides safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable care; offers needs-based response according to the context and type of Sudden Onset Disaster (SOD) and/or outbreak in the affected nation: adopts a human rights-based approach to their response; ensures it is accessible to all sections of the population affected by the SOD and/or outbreak particularly the vulnerable; and treats patients in a medically ethical manner.

International Medical Corps is accountable to: patients and communities; host governments and ministries of health, its organization and donors. International Medical Corps commits to a coordinated response under the national health emergency management authorities. International Medical Corps collaborates with the national health system, the cluster and the humanitarian community.

Selected personnel are on standby to deploy to a crisis within 48 hours. Personnel may deploy to new areas of operation or lend support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers and staff who have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on a regular basis so that information is complete and readily available for an emergency response deployment.

International Medical Corps is in the process of preparing for WHO/EMT certification and building out additional global surge capacity in the Latin America and the Caribbean.

Purpose of Assignment

International Medical Corps is looking to expand its Emergency Response Roster in Latin America and Caribbean countries. The primary responsibility of this consultant is to identify additional available, applicable recruiting sites; source and qualify interested candidates, and advise on future strategies and overall market for recruitment best practices and resources in Latin America and Caribbean.

Scope of Assignment

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. Responsibilities include: 


The consultant will provide an initial assessment of the recruitment environment and opportunities in Latin America and Caribbean, focusing on medical personnel, and hard to fill technical and support roles as identified on the Emergency Response Roster. Areas to be assessed include:

  • Local licensure requirements for professional and technical roles, e.g. Doctor, Nurses, Pharmacist, MHPSS specialist
  • Appropriate venues for increasing exposure and posting positions including Internet, Facebook, LinkedIn Groups, professional associations including costs, contacts, and sector focus.
  • Established, active humanitarian organizations in countries in the region.
  • Organizations in the region for potential partnership or recruitment.
  • Recognized professional/technical universities and training institutions.


  • Translate job postings into regional Spanish for posting.
  • Review resumes received from postings and independently sourced candidates for each key roster position. 
  • Submit resumes of qualified and interested candidates for technical review and approval. 
  • Conduct phone screens for language capability and suitability for the roster submitting written assessment for consideration. 

Strategy and Final Report

The consultant will provide final report with all details of recruitment strategy put in place over last two months and strategy for a sustainable candidate lead strategy including final report on the elements of recruitment environments as initially defined.

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.


  • BS degree in Human Resources or related field; or equivalent training and experience
  • AIRS or other sourcing training preferred


  • Minimum of five years of experience in recruiting or similar HR role, preferably in Latin American or Caribbean region.
  • Understanding of the humanitarian sector and roles preferred
  • Solid experience in consulting or project management
  • Solid experience with current candidate sourcing tools and methods
  • Excellent understanding of recruitment processes
  • Proficiency in using applicant tracking systems (ATS)
  • Good knowledge of candidate selection methods
  • Good understanding of Employer Branding strategies


  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Understanding of Recruitment Marketing software is a plus
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish

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.