Link to Full Job Description – Health Response Manager
Medical Teams International is an international humanitarian health organization based in Tigard, Oregon, USA. Medical Teams provides humanitarian assistance to persons affected by crisis in the areas of direct healthcare, health systems strengthening and community systems strengthening. Medical Teams International currently works in Uganda, Tanzania, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Colombia and Guatemala. The role of the Health Response Manager will be to lead on health program assessment, design and implementation in new responses and support overall technical health work of the international country programs.
The Health Response Manager supports the Humanitarian Response Team (HRT) in three functional areas of 1) evaluating potential health needs in emergency responses, 2) preparing for potential emergencies, and 3) responding to emergencies and providing technical health expertise to the response in order to appropriately assess needs of the affected population and lead on the health response strategy, objectives and implementation. This includes developing, updating and implementing Medical Teams International’s health policies and guidelines in collaboration with the Technical Team when establishing humanitarian operations.
When in a deployed role, the position manages all health personnel. This includes overseeing technical quality, coordination with other health actors, community engagement and accountability for Medical Teams International’s humanitarian responses. Medical Teams utilizes expat clinical volunteers from the Humanitarian Response Roster in some responses and this role would be responsible for ensuring the appropriate engagement of these volunteers as well as oversight of national health staff. The Health Response Manager may represent Medical Team International’s as Team Lead/Country Director with relevant governments and the international community in affected countries. Contributes to the overall response strategy, develops concept notes, full proposals and liaises with in-country donor representatives with the Senior Response Manager. The Senior Response Manager will typically serve as the first-in response leadership and work closely with the Health Response Manager.
The Health Response Manager supports the Medical Teams Hostile Environment Awareness Training plus Humanitarian Principles course through facilitating and leading critical elements of the program.
Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
STRATEGIC PLAN RESPONSIBILITIES:
EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS
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