• Contract
  • Poland

International Medical Corps

Program Description

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare 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 areas worldwide. By offering training and healthcare to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.

International Medical Corps provides safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centered care; offers needs-based response according to the context and type of sudden onset disaster (SOD) and/or outbreak in the affected nation; adopts a human rights-based approach to its response; ensures it is accessible to all sections of the population affected by the SOD and/or outbreak, particularly the vulnerable; and treats patients in a medically ethical manner.

In Poland, with support from private and institutional donors, International Medical Corps is providing health, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and multi-purpose cash programming support for Ukrainian and third-country national refugees. Since the beginning of the Russian Federation’s military offensive in late February 2022, five million refugees – the great majority of whom are women and children – have fled Ukraine, with the largest number arriving in Poland.

Social support available to refugees in Poland has been provided via structured and unstructured networks of volunteers, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). As a result, International Medical Corps has partnered with a network of local NGOs to provide immediate support to the millions of refugees residing in Poland. As the team continues to support this network, International Medical Corps is also launching a series of programs that will focus on providing direct services – including MHPSS, GBV, CP and multi-purpose cash assistance – to serve the most vulnerable.

This position will support International Medical Corps’ emergency response efforts in Poland – focusing on providing short- and long-term support to Ukrainian refugees and third-country nationals.

Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Measles and any other mandatory vaccine requirement (country dependent) prior to deployment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law. Applicants should be aware that for certain positions involving emergency deployments, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. International Medical Corps will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis in light of each particular role.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of the Country Programs Officer ERT is to support the implementation of services in an emergency setting. The Program Officer supports assessment, program design, proposal development, project implementation and administration and participates in coordination. This position works in close coordination with Program, Finance, Human Resources, Resource Development, Logistics and as technical staff, to ensure programmatic and operational standards and objectives are achieved. The Country Programs Officer ERT must be ready to fill gaps to ensure operations; the precise duties of the position are dependent on the needs of the response.

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


Program design and support • Contribute to assessments and timely assessment reports. • Support the development of action plans and workflows to enable smooth operations between team members based on assessments and objectives. • Identify funding opportunities, lead proposal development activities. • Start up and support project activities. • Participate in hiring and onboarding personnel according to project budget and deliverables. • Contribute to logistics and procurement. • Support accurate monitoring systems; use data in regular project reviews. • Monitor project deliverables, identify bottlenecks, and propose solutions to improve program implementation. • Implement IMC logistics, finance, HR, administration and security procedures; create an environment of mutual respect where personnel adhere to procedures.

Communications, Reporting • Produce timely high-quality reports for internal and external audiences. • Draft regular situation reports. • Coordinate the development of donor reports. • Support IMC media and communications requests.

Coordination • Coordinate assessments and activities with implementing agencies in the area to avoid duplication and to address gaps in service. • Promote positive leadership through participation in regular and efficient internal coordination meetings. • In the spirit of transparency, promote IMC work and liaise with relevant external stakeholders, local leaders and government officials. • Identify and build collaborative partnerships with NGO partners, sub-grantees, and other stakeholders. • Collaborate in the development of referral pathways, service maps, and other networks that may assist clients to access services. • Represent IMC. Generate a positive image of IMC and its personnel in the area of responsibility.

General • Deployed personnel are expected to assist with the setup, maintenance and demobilization of the clinical spaces and base camp as required.

Policy Adherence • Actively promote PSEA (prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps. • Adhere to the Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law at all times.

The fluid nature of emergency response requires personnel to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape; duties may be reconfigured to meet operational requirements.

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. 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.

Job Requirements


• Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanitarian Affairs, Social Science, Public Health, Emergency Management or related field is preferred. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. • Typically, 3+ years of relevant progressive experience in humanitarian relief or development sector/context • Familiar with common donors (OFDA, BPRM, DFID, ECHO, UN) and the coordination system • Competencies • Demonstrated ability to work in unstable environment • Ability to travel at short notice for periods of up to three months at a time • Fluent in use of the Microsoft Office suite and web-based files • Experienced in the use of radio handsets, satellite phones, and other communications • Willing to support all aspects of emergency response • Culturally sensitive, self-starter capable of leadership • Excellent communication skills and the ability to represent IMC to a broad range of people and organizations • Team working, flexibility and relationship building skills, ability to develop positive working relations across functions and cultures, quite often at a distance – • Problem solving skills in day to day and crisis situations • Resilience and stress management skills for self and team • Ability to identify and analyze opportunities that contribute to strategic aims, translate them into practical plans and implement them • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; fluency in Spanish, French or, Arabic is desirable

Additional Technical or Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English and Polish is required; fluency in Polish preferred, fluency in Ukrainian and Russian is desirable, Must be eligible to work in EU


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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