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Intetnational Medical Corps position: Food Security and Livelihoods

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16 Jan 2014, 20:45

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 Following the destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, International Medical Corps is launching an emergency response to assess and address the needs of the affected population. JOB SUMMARY The purpose of the Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods position on the International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team (ERT) is to assist International Medical Corps in delivering life-saving programs in disasters in a holistic and sustainable way, keeping in mind how the emergency response will set the ground for transitions and development programming. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES: • Conduct initial sector-specific assessments and make technical recommendations for appropriate activities, both for initial disaster response phase and for longer-term disaster risk reduction or rebuilding of livelihoods. . • At the field level, provide assessments of the agricultural and fisheries situation as it relates to food security and nutrition. Be able to assess seed needs and the parameters of the problem, whether acute or chronic, and make recommendations to the International Medical Corps ERT and to headquarters on how to best respond to those needs programmatically. • At the field level, conduct assessments of the food and livelihoods situation as it relates to and their impact on nutrition. Be able to assess food and livelihood needs and the parameters of the problem, whether acute or chronic, and make recommendations to the International Medical Corps ERT and to headquarters on how to best respond to those needs programmatically. • Actively represent International Medical Corps in food security, agriculture, early recovery and livelihood sector discussions and activities, serve as an International Medical Corps agriculture and food security sector resource person, and display technical and organizational leadership in sectoral activity commensurate with the role as a primary resource person for agriculture and food security on the International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team. • Coordinate International Medical Corps’s Food Security response and recovery activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, UN and NGO partners to ensure consistency of programming. • Actively participate and represent IMC in country-based Food Security Cluster meetings. • Develop the food security and livelihood program strategies, with support from NFS, for the specific disaster response • Assist in development of, or provide technical review for, emergency response proposals to be submitted by International Medical Corps to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practice in the food security sector. As appropriate, apply new developments in the agriculture and food security sector to International Medical Corps programming. • If appropriate during the response, provide technical support to assist in the development of disaster risk reduction programs that mitigate the effects of disasters on populations and communities; identify disaster mitigation measures, where appropriate, that could be linked to disaster response activities. SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS: • BS in Agriculture required with 8-10 years of field experience or Masters Degree required in Agriculture or other relevant field, 6-8 years of international experience in food security, agriculture, and livelihoods, including experience in emergency response and recovery following natural disaster. Experience in assessment, program design and evaluation and technical training and support. • An up-to date understanding of food security, risk reduction, emergency response, recovery, sustainable development and livelihoods concepts. • Knowledge in designing and implementing appropriate and effective safety nets, including cash and/or food transfer programming. • Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors and a general familiarity with recent initiatives such as Feed the Future. • Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation. • Skills in technical proposal writing, designing and implementing food security programs • Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners. • Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector Locals Are Strongly Encouraged to Apply! To apply please send your resume to

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