Medical Trainer

International Medical Corps
Turkey | Turkey
Apply by 2 December 2012
Posted on 29 November 2012

Job Description

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 primary responsibility of the Medic Trainer is to provide hands-on training and upgrade the skills and knowledge of targetted medical professionals in Antakya.

1. Medical/Program Management
• Asses local capacity of doctors and health care teams and conduct trauma and emergency trainings as needed
• Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly activity reports and submit relevant information to the Medical Director and Country Director
• Submit required activity reports and statistics
• Anticipate changing needs and emergencies

2. Representation
• Attend health coordination meetings as well as other coordination meetings which are relevant to country programs as required by Medical Director
• Participate in the production of reports at site and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well as ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information
• Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors

3. Training/ Capacity Building
• Determine training needs of medical staff
• Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs

4. Working Relationships
• Maintain frequent communication with Medical Director to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated
• Work with Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies
• Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to country activities or as assigned
• Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary

5. Security
• Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies


• Advanced degree in relevant field
• Minimum of three years of experience required, of which 1 to 2 years should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment
• Previous NGO experience
• Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
• Must have excellent self-motivation skills
• Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
• 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 staff effectively
• Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
• Excellent decision making skills
• Must work independently under difficult conditions
• Must be able to take on non medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members
• Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
• Strong writing and presentation skills;
• Proven capabilities in leadership required
• Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

• Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players
• Ability to speak Turkish and Arabic language is favourable.

• Accommodation, food and transportation provided by the organization
• Medical Evacuation service and competitive benefits provided by the organization
• Further information regarding security and situation on the field available during the interview process
• While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious and remote places. The employee is usually employed in areas of civil strife, which often result in an unstable security environment. Regularly work in outdoor extreme weather conditions


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