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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
Hurricane Matthew is making a path through Jamaica, Haiti and Bermuda, bringing dangerously high winds, heavy rains, and flooding. Already there are reports of landslides, washed out roads and homes; and people seeking shelter, food and care. International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Unit has two emergency response teams in the area poised to be on the ground as soon as they can do so. Our current program team in Haiti has been ramping up preparation efforts and are ready to respond as well.
International Medical Corps anticipates that once the hurricane has passed and contingent on funding is made available, a core ERT group will be deployed to Haiti and Bermuda to provide a multi-sectoral relief program that may include primary health services, basic medical supplies and drugs, emergency feeding programs for the most vulnerable, water and sanitation activities, and complementary food distribution. In addition, IMC’s activities may also provide both immediate relief as well as sustainable improvements in the health system, by offering hands-on training to local medical counterparts. All IMC programs are focused on rehabilitating the existing infrastructure and avoiding the creation of a parallel system.
This position is anticipated and contingent on funding.
The WASH Coordinator’s main tasks lie in the assessment, analysis and prioritization of urgent WASH response needs, the designing, implementation and coordination of emergency WASH interventions, and the training of local staff and stakeholders in WASH related topics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
2. Programme Design
3. Response Management and Implementation
4. Information and Co-ordination
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
|• Bachelor’s degree (emphasis in Water/Public Health/Sanitation)|
• 7+ years of relevant work experience (minimum of 5 years in humanitarian situations; camp settings a plus) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience in emergency response, including rapid assessments and needs analysis
• Experience in hygiene promotion in humanitarian contexts
• Ability to work in extreme weather conditions
• Profound cross-cultural awareness and sound knowledge of public health issues
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
• Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
• Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
• Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
• Sense of humor
• Fluency in English (both oral and written skills)