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15-852: Clincial Trainer

Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) | Guinea-Bissau

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

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps is responding to the humanitarian crisis in West Africa. No EVD cases have been reported in Guinea-Bissau; however, the country continues to operate in a state of alert and advanced preparedness to respond to any possible outbreak.
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

  1. Serve as contact person with public structures and other training organizations and coordinate the implementation of training in the country and / or outside the country if possible
  2. Conduct/participate in Ebola Treatment facility health needs assessments including training need assessment.
  3. Contribute in developing of training need assessment tool in country and promote their use at regular basic to assess training needs from supported health facilities,
  4. Train service provider staff (e.g. national MoH staff, IMC staff, other agency staff, etc…) in key aspects of clinical management of Ebola.
  5. Contribute/assist in identification of training agencies and / or individuals external or internal resources having a great teaching skills and proven training experience
  6. Analyze and validate the feasibility and relevance of training program in country, both in terms of educational and budget conception;
  7. Create training centers database with their training modules and proposed costs
  8. Develop / assist with elaborating of ToR of all planned training and their budget and ensure that they are validated by the competent structures of local authorities
  9. Train and supervise national health staff to build capacity for providing appropriate clinical care in Ebola Treatment Facilities.
  10. Assist with developing post-training tool on site in view to assess the progress following supported and funded training in the country
  11. Provide technical support and guidance to national and local IMC staff
  12. Assist with developing and integrating strategies and protocols into Ebola response programming.
  13. Develop and implement appropriate guidance and job aids for health workers in the areas of Ebola case management, IPC, etc…
  14. Develop training materials, write up training reports, pre and posttests, and protocols etc.)
  15. Strengthen links and referral mechanisms for various services and supports.
  16. Participate in and contribute to interagency coordination groups and actively work with and coordinate with other local and international agencies and organizations engaged in health facility related infectious disease control –related programming and services.
  17. Ensure review of all training materials and tools by IMC Technical Unit Ebola technical advisor
  18. Ensure all training activities are coordinated with the IMC HQ Training Coordinator
  19. Assist with the development and design of proposals, tracking of activities and reporting in coordination with the Technical Unit Ebola Technical Advisor
  20. Assist in hiring national health staff .

Qualifications:Qualifications

  1. The qualified candidate will have a medical degree at least 3 years working experience
  2. Previous NGO experience required
  3. Highly desired criteria” includes previous work in an isolation center, highly contagious area or Level 4 bio-safety area, experience working on viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, etc.) and knowledge of infection control and prevention.
  4. Previous experience working in humanitarian setting or low resource setting
  5. Strong training and mentoring skills
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  7. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  8. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  9. Extremely flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and frustration
  10. Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  11. Fluency in Portuguese and/or Spanish.

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) | Guinea-Bissau
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-25

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