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International Medical Corps
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 3, 2024

The Senior Specialist, Emergency Management will lead the strategic planning and relationship development in support of International Medical Corps’ emergency preparedness and response programming for the United States and Territories Country Program. This position will engage with local, state, and national emergency response agencies and organizations to develop operational partnerships that increase International Medical Corps’ emergency response presence and capacity and drive additional resources to support response efforts. In collaboration with the Country Senior Leadership Team, the Senior Specialist will design, articulate, and implement a comprehensive partnership development and stewardship strategy in support of domestic preparedness and response efforts that may include key government, private sector, academic, medical, organizational, and other response partners.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.


•    Lead, in collaboration with the Country Senior Leadership Team, Emergency Response Unit and relevant HQ departments, the design and implementation of a comprehensive partnership development strategy aimed at supporting the organization’s domestic emergency response and preparedness activities, building upon the strengths of existing partnerships, and aggressively pursuing new opportunities that support emergency response operations and resource mobilization.
•    Lead, in collaboration with the Country Senior Leadership Team, the mobilization of resources from local, state, and federal government, academic, organizational, and operational partners to support emergency response and recovery efforts. 
•    Manage and steward a portfolio of partners to drive domestic emergency response efforts, ensuring ongoing and excellent communication and partnership development, including collaborating across teams to ensure due diligence; determining and developing the appropriate partnership instrument and draft agreements; and ensuring compliance with all International Medical Corps policies and procedures governing partnership development.
•    Recommend and effectively utilize the Country Senior Leadership Team, regional platform leadership, and other key senior/executive leadership team members’ time and talents to raise the profile of International Medical Corps within the domestic Emergency Management community.
•    Manage tracking, information sharing, and coordination of preparedness efforts in advance of anticipated emergency events and evolving potential crises across the United States and Territories to inform organizational decision making, partnership engagement, and potential response activities.
•    When needed, deploy and serve as Response Management Team and/or Emergency Response Team. Lead in support of domestic Emergency Response efforts.
•    Collaborate closely with the United States and Territories Country Team members to ensure the smooth transition of emergency response efforts to longer-term recovery programming, helping to ensure that programmatic and donor deliverables are achieved with the highest of standards.
•    As needed, represent International Medical Corps in thought leadership, donor mapping and relationship development, media, and other public venues.
•    Work in close coordination with the Country Team’s Operations staff and the Emergency Response Unit to ensure prepositioning of medical and non-medical supplies for International Medical Corps and its partners align with response strategies and plans.
•    Lead the management of existing Mission Ready Packages and the development of new Mission Ready Packages in collaboration with the Country Senior Leadership Team and the Emergency Response Unit.
•    When needed, act as a Subject Matter Expert for Emergency Management training and capacity strengthening efforts, both internally with International Medical Corps staff and externally with strategic community partners and sub-recipients.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Job Requirements


•    Typically, a bachelor's degree in emergency management, public health, or relevant field. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Relevant master's degree preferred.
•    Typically, 10+ years of relevant and progressive experience in emergency response management, with demonstrated experience in domestic emergency response, including leading response teams.
•    Experience working in the public health sector required; experience with the management of medical service delivery strongly preferred.
•    Demonstrated successful experience working with partners.
•    Significant knowledge of U.S. Emergency Response architecture, major donor rules and regulations (in particular, U.S. Government, especially FEMA and ASPR).
•    Goal orientated with strong internal direction and motivation.
•    Strong management skills, both strategic and operational, and a demonstrated ability to manage and motivate cross- departmental and/or cross-functional teams.
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior leadership and donors, providing strong support and inspiring them to productive action.
•    Thoughtful and creative problem-solving skills.
•    Excellent writing skills, as well as strong presentation, marketing and communication skills, with the ability to deal with sensitive health and human rights issues, directly and passionately, to translate International Medical Corps’ mission and programs into operational and other partnerships.
•    Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, diverse, and demanding environment with constantly changing priorities due to newly emerging opportunities.
•    Willingness to travel (up to 50%) and ability to deploy to emergencies with 24-hour notice.
•    Demonstrated commitment to humanitarian principles.
•    Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish required.


SALARY RANGE: Mid $80,000 to Mid $100,000 per year

For positions filled in the United States, the typical salary range for this role is as state above. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.

Additional Technical or Language Requirements   CODE OF CONDUCT   As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.   SAFEGUARDING   It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.   EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES   International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.   MISCONDUCT DISCLOSURE SCHEME   All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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