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 current Syrian crisis has subjected the entire population of Syria to a period of intense psychological stress. International Medical Corps conducted a rapid assessments with families, children and teachers in 2 camps along the border. Assessment findings informed mental health and psychosocial activities to be set up in parallel to provision of basic needs of food, water, shelter and health services. Activities include: 1) Addressing continuing feelings of fear and insecurity, 2) Creating safe places where children can play, 3) Giving youth life skills to cope with the changing circumstances, 4) Information and Awareness Raising on access and availability of services, nutrition and health messages, and coping mechanisms.
Effectively coordinate and manage daily OFDA funded Psychosocial program, including designing, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting (Pipeline Review, Implementation Plan). Conduct routine project needs assessments and program reviews to ensure successful implementation and donor compliance
1. Manage national team established under programs ensuring there is adequate cover during periods of absence, training needs are met and performance evaluated.
2. Manage and direct MH and psychosocial Consultants as required by the program.
3. Identify potential new donors and projects in the sphere of MH & Psychosocial programming and follow up in conjunction with the program director and head of mission on same.
4. Represent IMC at relevant coordination meetings. Liaise closely with any new or previous local partners if issues arise on program implementation, reporting, etc.
5. Part of IMC Turkey management team for strategic planning, etc.
6. Submit data required for monthly reports as required by the program director and head of mission.
7. Assist with other non MHPS potential program initiatives when applicable.
1. The qualified candidate will be a mental health professional with extensive experience in psychosocial programming, Psychologist or Social worker with extensive psychosocial programming experience; or equivalent degree with 5 + years in setting up or establishing psychosocial programs
2. In depth knowledge of Psychosocial programming in the humanitarian context a must;
3. Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
4. Training experience required
5. Strong organizational and supervisory skills with excellent reporting & writing skills
6. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments
7. Honest, hard working and a self-motivated person
8. Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources
An excellent command of verbal and written English and Arabic
To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx
And complete the online employment application form.
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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