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 the highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency and development phases, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


To technically and strategically lead the regional IMC WASH intervention for country programs, building capacity, humanitarian response, gap filling. Provide technical support to the regional and field to strengthen the organization’s WASH capacity and further enhance WASH representation and program quality at the assigned region(s)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

· Provide regional technical leadership to the International Medical Corps WASH/IPC intervention at regional and country programs;

· Work collaboratively in a regional team of technical specialists and advisors across sectors and cross-cutting issues; Support the development of technical guidance for WASH interventions in humanitarian responses and development settings.

· Support the regional rollout of IMC global WASH strategy, protocols, policies, and international best practices to adopt; advice on SPHERE standards, both qualitative and quantitative, are considered through the program cycle and are well documented;

· Conduct the joint assessments with IMC and sectoral counterparts for ensuring integrated programming;

· Build the evidence of good practices from WASH interventions, and ensure that field teams incorporate these into their programs;

· Advice on technical designs from an array of appropriate technologies for water, sanitation, hygiene and infection prevention and control in context (health facilities, communities, camps, and Schools);

· Advocate/lobby that WASH program design is considering Health, gender, protection, operation, and maintenance, and sustainability;

· Support the regional roll-out of IMC WASH Minimum Standards at the assigned regions and ensure they are reviewed on time;

· Emergency preparedness and response support the contingency planning and preparedness as directed by the Senior WASH Adviser for any emergency and timely response;

· Actively engage with all relevant regional technical leads, operational and program development team members to identify and respond to opportunities for WASH activities in current program areas;

· Review and approves the WASH components of regional program development (CNs, proposals) in accordance with proposal review and signoff process;

· Provide technical guidance to WASH assigned field staff and country teams at all stages of the program cycle (assessments, grant and proposal writing, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation); gender and protection are considered throughout the project cycle, with women being enabled to influence decision-making around WASH challenges;

· Provide technical capacity building of the assigned regions through coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job training during the field’s visits and remotely on global WASH standards and approaches for WASH in emergencies (both hardware and software); International Medical Corps in WASH and relevant Cluster activities;

· Represent International Medical Corps at regional meetings with governmental donor agencies, various UN Agencies, the WASH Cluster, as well as conferences and meetings of health and WASH organizations.
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.

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.
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.
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. 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.
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.


· Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in water sanitation engineering or related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


· 10+ year of relevant and progressive professional experience.

· Professional WASH/IPC training and qualification in WASH.

· Professional experience of managing and capacity building WASH staff;

· Significant field experience in managing water, sanitation, hygiene, and IPC program in complex humanitarian settings including in emergency responses

· The ability to effectively analyses complex problems and suggest a solution that would have a positive impact on International Medical Corps needs;

· Strong written and oral communications skills including the ability to write technical documents and give a presentation to colleagues;

· Proven experience in capacity building

· Commitment to be deployed at very short notice to respond to humanitarian emergencies and fill gaps in the field (up at least 75%)

Additional Technical or Language Requirements

Eligibility to work in the European Union or Ukraine desirable. Fluency in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish or other relevant language preferred.


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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