The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
The Emergency Public Health Specialist will assist MTI’s Health Advisors in ensuring that programming is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes significantly to MTI’s strategic objectives.
Medical Teams International maintains a humanitarian response roster in order to facilitate the rapid response of humanitarian professionals and volunteers to emergencies around the world. Medical Teams International’s humanitarian response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated humanitarian response to the most vulnerable populations during and after a humanitarian emergency. Collaborating with local government agencies and other humanitarian actors, we evaluate the emergency’s impact and coordinate with our humanitarian response roster of trained and experienced humanitarian response personnel to respond within 48 hours. Through partnerships with local health organizations, we provide emergency medical care, transitional health, and community programming for impacted communities, from humanitarian response to development, saving lives and improving quality of care. MTI’s humanitarian response interventions include health, nutrition, and WASH.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide technical advice and support to project staff and volunteers to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved and Ministry of Health Guidelines and policies are respected.
Contribute to achieving high program quality through evidence based work, and can contribute to new research around Health programming.
Ensure smooth integration of MTI initiated program with substantial growth of the program both qualitatively and quantitatively.
A health professional with a Master's Degree in public health, health or equivalent and relevant field.
Significant professional experience, at least 2 years, of working at an advisory and managerial level in Health for international NGOs, government or the private sector an advantage.
Emergency Health and HIV/AIDs programming experience at community, primary and secondary health care levels.
Excellent understanding of the Health sector within the humanitarian aid context, particularly issues related to maternal, new-born and child survival an advantage.
Clear understanding of the intersection of Emergency Health and HIV with other thematic areas, including nutrition, child protection, education, WASH and food security.
Proven representation and advocacy skills.
Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
Experience with Emergency health programming in humanitarian settings preferred.
Experience writing donor funding proposals an advantage.
Strong report writing skills and ability to compile narrative sections for proposals and donor reports.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international, stressful and security sensitive environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
Committed to the values and principles of MTI.
For more information please go to www.medicalteams.org/take-action/volunteer/disaster-response-volunteering