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.
The overall purpose of this DART training is to build participants’ capacity to assess and respond to the humanitarian needs imposed by disasters. The specific objectives of the this training session is to;
• A trained team is in-placed and ready to mobilize during the time of emergency
• Ensure flow of authentic, reliable information to the medial, government authorities, response agencies and donors
4. Scope of Work
The consultant will be expected to conduct a three days training session on Disaster Assessment specific to the following topics and participants should be able to:
1. Identify phases of disaster management cycle and key information needed by decision-makers to respond to each phase
2. Identify key aims and methods of inter-institutional contingency planning, disaster preparedness and response planning
3. Conduct a gap analysis to analyse the emergency preparedness status of IMC in Afghanistan and its partners
4. Explain the “rolling” or “phased” approach to assessment and the key data collection and analysis methods used by assessment teams in each phase
5. Identify key Sphere standards and indicators that guide technical sector assessment – including WASH, public heath, site and shelter and food security and nutrition sectors
6. Identify key management, administrative, logistical concerns essential to planning of disaster assessment & rapid response missions
7. Explain the purpose and mechanisms of the UN cluster system as well as the importance and value to IMC of participating in the cluster coordination system
8. Review Un cluster emergency assessment formats and lead, guide and help to develop;
1. Situation report formats,
2. Immediate need assessment format
3. Damage and loss assessment format
5. General points:
• Ensure 6 days (4 training, 2 travel) of training on DART of 30 participant’s batch
• Consultant/s must ensure have pre and post training forms properly filled out by training participants.
• Ensure trainings are delivered by consultant/s in full compliance with session plans as well as training material is fully explained to ensure that training participants have understood what was shared with them.
• Consultant/s should ensure that peer/horizontal learning as well benefiting from local wisdom, examples and lessons learnt is encouraged in trainings.
• Consultant/s strictly follows and honor principle understanding developed with you and reflected in this document of TORs.
1. At least 3 years of relevant work experience in capacity building of national and international organizations.
2. Subject specific experience and higher education at least masters degree in disaster management or emergency management or social sciences or earth sciences or environmental sciences (Curriculum Vitae of the team members should be annexed with the proposals).
3. Willingness and physical fitness to work in conflict environment.
4. Ability to work in traditional, and remote social system
5. Good communication, report-writing and presentation/training skills
6. Understanding of and practical experience with community participatory approaches (where applicable)
7. Exposure to related field activities
8. Experience with working in a team
To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org and go to our “Careers” page. Find your desired position, click on the position title and complete the application at the bottom of the job description.
Contact: International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps
1313 L Street, NW
Washington, DC., DC, United States 20005
Phone: +1(202)828-5155 Fax: +1(202)828-5156 Email: International Medical Corps Website: http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
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