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21-118: WHO Certification Volunteer
Country:Los Angeles, CA
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 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.

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 and patient centered care; offers needs-based response according to the context and type of Sudden Onset Disaster and/or outbreak in the affected nation: adopts a human rights-based approach to their response; ensures they are 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 consistent with the World Medical Association Medical Ethics Manual.

International Medical Corps is accountable to: patients and communities; host government, Ministry of Health; our 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. Through this expression of interest, applicants maintain professional profiles with International Medical Corps so that information is complete and readily available for an emergency response deployment.

Job Purpose

This position will support International Medical Corps' goal to achieve WHO certification as Type 1 Emergency Medical Team volunteers with fixed and/or mobile staffing and strategies.  The selected volunteers are current, vetted, trained and IMC experienced responders. IMC will support the volunteers with transportation, housing and per diem during the time in College Station, Texas, which is expected to be from May 23st – June 11th, 2021.

Main Responsibilities:

Volunteers will complete core training and any additional presentation training as required by the role they may be filling based on their licensure, education and expertise. 

They will attend the WHO preparation reporting to Scott Lillibridge or designated lead.

They will participate in the demonstration of IMC Emergency Response procedures for the WHO presentation. 

Volunteers may be asked to participate in the entire presentation process including but not limited to; Set up site, break down and kitting.

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:


Volunteers will have current licensure for position, appropriate experience and will have completed core trainings and pre-demonstration training materials will be received, reviewed and approved.    They will have been vetted and completed all required paperwork.



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.