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21-090: Volunteer Liaison - South Los Angeles Strike Team
Country:Los Angeles, CA
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Description

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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care 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 health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

International Medical Corps is working with hospital and clinic partners in Los Angeles to provide support for COVID-19 vaccination efforts, particularly ambulatory vaccine clinics serving vulnerable communities in South LA.  

Kedren Community Health Center (KCHC), located in South Los Angeles, serves a low-resource and vulnerable population. KCHC conducts an ambulatory vaccine clinic, currently receiving and administering 2,000 vaccines per day despite a severe shortage of qualified medical personnel. Because of these shortages, it is only partially operational. Each of 5 vaccine tents utilizes two vaccinators and vaccinates multiple patients simultaneously after intake and registration. The clinic relies heavily on volunteers for wraparound services, including AmeriCorps and Red Cross. 

The position of Volunteer Liaison and Logistics Officer for this response will have limited duties pertaining to the clinical volunteers and health clinic but be a liaison between International Medical Corps’ management team and health clinic in order to source and relay information as needed. This position will also support the team lead and logistics team in supplies, building medical shelters, and other duties as needed.

Job Purpose

This position will support International Medical Corps team leads, volunteers and logistics teams for the deployment of supplies and building medical shelters. S/he will also act as a liaison and information resource for clinical volunteers and emergency response management.

Main Responsibilities

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

The duties listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Volunteer Liaison

  • Be available to assist Kedren finding the correct International Medical Corps person to help them with staffing questions.
  • Work with TEAM LEAD to understand the situation on the ground and be available to provide support.
  • Assume the role of liaison between the volunteer’s questions and International Medical Corps and the Kedren if/as required.
  • Communicate with program officer and national logistics to receive supplies on site.
  • Assist team building medical shelters with other volunteer and IMC team on site.
  • Provide support for operational tasks as requested by field response lead.
  • May be requested to drive to perform tasks as requested.

Communications, Reporting

  • Support Program Officer in collecting data and content for the production of timely high-quality reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Work with MEAL Officer and Program Officer to coordinate data collection for donor reports.
  • Support International Medical Corps media and communications requests as requested.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent 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 made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a field relevant to construction, logistics, procurement, supply chain operations, management, emergency response, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience

  • Experience in logistics, procurement, supply chain operations and management required
  • Experience with site or event set up and management preferred
  • Experience in emergency response or disaster response preferred
  • Experience with working as a team on a volunteer response desirable

Competency

  • Commitment to provide support in crisis situation
  • Culturally sensitive, self-starter capable of leadership
  • Ability to contribute as a part of a team with positive and problem-solving manner towards a common goal.
  • Flexibility, resilience, and quick action to work in rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach.
  • Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills.
  • Strong data management skills
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills desirable
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, and clients
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidates can expect to work in changing conditions. Lifting

moderately heavy objects from the ground, may be necessary to perform these functions.

 

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.