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.
The Humanitarian Response Training Unit (HRTU) specializes in projects that strengthen the capacity of the humanitarian community to provide a more effective and coordinated response to the needs of affected populations. The HRTU implements training projects targeting multiple audiences, including government representatives and international and national NGOs, in the various aspects of humanitarian response and coordination.
The Program Assistant (PA) will assist with the administrative and logistical duties required for the implementation of Humanitarian Response Training Unit (HRTU) projects, particularly the Simulation Training project, and report to the Senior Program Manager. The position is based in the Washington, DC office.
The PA will work in close coordination with the International Medical Corps project team. The PA will perform administrative tasks, to include such activities as data entry, travel arrangement, note-taking, etc. The PA will assist in coordinating logistical arrangements for the project training activities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation
And other departmental duties, as available and required
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level ofintegrity.
Bachelor’s degree, Preferably in international affairs or a related field of study
1-2 years of professional work experience
Experience with administrative and logistical support for trainings or other events
Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Have a good customer service attitude
Be proactive and quick on their feet
Be able to handle many different tasks simultaneously
Be able to work collaboratively
Have a keen attention to detail
Be able to work in stressful environments driven by strict deadlines
Be comfortable dealing with people from a variety of different countries and cultures
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