Volunteer 12-541

Job description

Volunteer 12-541

Location: Goma

Closing date: November 23rd, 2012


I.              Background


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 to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

II.             Essential responsibilities

International Medical Corps is urgently looking for a volunteer to assist for 4-6 months with the implementation of its Relief Program in Nord Kivu province of the DR Congo.

In Nord Kivu International Medical Corps is currently implementing four projects: two SGBV projects, addressing response to SGBV and treating SGBV survivors as well as behavior change funded by USAID, and two Relief projects addressing Primary Healthcare and Reproductive Health, funded by USAID/OFDA, Jewish World Watch, and the Hickey Family Foundation. The Relief Program Volunteer will cover several functional areas, such as Programs, Logistics, Transport and M&E. He/she will also provide support and assistance to the expat Relief Program Coordinator and report to him directly. Specifically, the volunteer will:

-       Provide backstopping and operational support to IMC's relief programs and (on occasion) the CASE/BCC SGBV program in Nord-Kivu ;

-       Help with non-technical supervision of IMC-supported health clinics and local partners and management support in implementing all projects ;

-       Advise Relief Program Coordinator of problems, issues, challenges with the relief programs and provide suggestions ;

-       Assist with conducting field assessments and with data collection ;

-       Help represent IMC in various Nord-Kivu cluster meetings (health, WASH, protection, GBV sub-cluster) and other coordination meetings ;

-       Provide other assistants as needed and identified (depending on candidate's skills and interests - could be admin, HR, or capacity-building).


III.            Qualifications and Experiences


-       University degree in International Development and/or in a relevant field of study ;

-       Three years experience in program management, logistics and security of which at least one year in developing countries or resource deprived environment ;

-       Supervisory experience preferred ;

-       Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs ;

-       Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care 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 ;

-       Excellent decision making skills ;

-       Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written ;

-       Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus

All candidates must be willing to follow instructions, policies and procedures. Fluency in French or Swahili required.

How to apply:

To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at
http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx And complete the online employment application form.