International Medical Corps (IMC) 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 's 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 has been present in Gaza since 2009.
International Medical Corps is currently recruiting staff to be based in Gaza, for a US Agency for International Development funded project. Gaza 2020: Health Matters is a five-year intervention designed to improve the resilience of the health sector in Gaza by increasing access to and quality of emergency and essential health services provided by NGOs, CBOs, and private providers
No. Of Candidates Required:
The Emergency Preparedness Assistant will assist in conducting activities planned by the Emergency Specialist and the Emergency Officer under Intermediate Result 1: Increased capacity in emergency preparedness and rapid response for health-related humanitarian goods and services.
-Assist in conduct mapping of health facilities and organizations capable of responding to emergencies.
-Facilitate working with partners and stakeholders
-Facilitate working with stakeholders to develop a risk assessment and to test emergency response plans at community, district, and facility level.
-Coordinate training for stakeholders on needed response capabilities: e.g. mass casualty management, triage, identification of indicators/triggers for a response, standards and guidelines applicable to crisis situations, and referral systems.
-Assist developing pre-positioning or rapid procurement strategy to ensure the ability to respond quickly in the event of a crisis.
-Perform coordination and working with Primary Health Care and Secondary Health Care teams to develop and test emergency response plans at community, district, and facility level.
-Facilitate the identification of the first response capabilities and gaps of health care providers and facilities – providing interventions to address relevant gaps.
-Ensure regular reporting on all activities under Intermediate Result 1.
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
-BSc. in health science in addition to Master of Public Health.
-At least 3 years of experience working in the health field
-Prior work experience in the Palestinian Health Care System is highly desirable.
-Demonstrated familiarity with the health system in Gaza, especially with the NGOs and CBOs that provide primary, secondary and emergency health care and health outreach services.
-A strong verbal and written English communication skill is required. Arabic preferred
-Experience in use of Microsoft office and internet programs
-Based in Gaza, with frequent travel to project sites
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters to
No later than Wednesday February 24, 2016, and indicate the position title on the e-mail subject. We thank all applicants for their interest, but regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.