Regional Emergency Medical Services Delegate
Organization: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Apply By: 29 Oct 2020
Location: New Delhi(Delhi)
About the Organization:
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 192 National Societies through the work of over 13.7 million volunteers. Together, they act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. They do so without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Position: Regional Emergency Medical Services Delegate
The Emergency Medical Services Delegate will support the thematic work areas of Emergency Medical Services, Sexual Reproductive Health and First Aid for the Asia Pacific Region, including supporting National Societies’s with the IFRC global quality assurance frameworks for EMTs in close coordination with Regional Emergency Health Coordinator.
The post holder should ensure that National Societies and IFRC initiatives in the areas of Emergency Medical Services and First Aid are tailored to the needs of countries and reach the most vulnerable, as well as are aligned and contribute to the achievement of the Federation’s Strategy 2030, Federation Plan and Budget 2021 - 2025 and adhere to Federation policies and strategic operational framework. He/she should also ensure that those initiatives meet established public health/humanitarian standards and technical guidelines and are in line with other programs and initiatives of National Societies and the Federation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Technical support & capacity building for Emergency Medical Services
- Provide technical and programming support for Asia Pacific Emergency Medical Services, including training and support in recruitment and roster management, quality assurance and patient safety, and prehospital care.
- Support Asia Pacific National Societies to align with the IFRC global quality assurance frameworks and risk management tools that support patient safety and staff health in emergency medical services and prehospital care.
- Support the further development of Emergency Medical Team in Asia Pacific to provide timely, accountable, predictable, dependable, scalable, interoperable, environmentally sustainable, effective, and efficient health response in emergency situations, including the IFRC global quality assurance frameworks.
- Act as technical reference point for the National Societies and health delegates especially in the area, but not limited to clinical service provision, clinical management of disease and injuries and prehospital care and their integration in public health, in partnership with the Regional Emergency Health Coordinator.
- Contribute to providing technical support to National Societies’ Emergency Medical Services for functional incorporation within each stage of the emergency cycle (from FA via prehospital care to clinical care in emergency clinics, labs and hospitals) and along the continuum of care, including strengthening of health systems in preparedness, response and recovery phases.
- Contribute to the development of tools, guidelines and projects focused on improving emergency medical services and prehospital care, and ensure they are evidence informed, adhere to applicable quality standards, and contribute to a resilience-based health approach.
- Provide technical advice to the procurement team on the procurement of medical consumables and equipment.
Support Emergency response and recovery
- In collaboration with the Regional Emergency Health Coordinator and Senior Officer- Emergency Medical Service, act as a focal reference point for RCRC Emergency Clinic/Hospital, related issues, and deployments.
- Ensure close collaboration with partners and stakeholders including ICRC to promote Movement-wide standards in Emergency Medical Services, prehospital care, and First Aid
- Work closely with IFRC units and departments and the Asia Pacific Taskforce including but not limited to DCPRR, logistics, and WASH involved in emergency response to ensure medical services and first aid are integrated and supported in emergency operations based on a competent risk analysis.
- Be available for surge deployments in the Asia Pacific region as required.
Technical support and capacity building, First Aid
- Provide technical support and coordination to community and commercial first aid programmes and services of RCRC Societies in Asia Pacific, by developing a comprehensive mapping of those roles and efforts in relation to their auxiliary roles in health and countries’ legal and operating environments for NS’ first aid services.
- Support the development of a regional first aid network of RCRC first aid practitioners, identify regional first aid champions and facilitate peer to peer support by developing a regional platform for sharing the materials, guidelines, and experiences.
- Assist NSs in adapting the global IFRC first aid training standards and guidelines to the regional countries’ contexts and develop a regional pool of first aid trainers, in close collaboration with the Global First Aid Reference Centre.
- Work with the ICRC and RCRC partners to ensure a coordinated and harmonized RCRC approaches in our collective support to first aid services of the regional NSs. Map and develop relationships with potential regional stakeholders and partners in first aid across the Asia Pacific region.
- Provide first aid components to other health and DCPRR related trainings/modules such as CBHFA, emergency health, road safety, among others.
- Provide support to Indian Red Cross to scale up Social Emergency Response Volunteer (SERV) Programme
Sexual Reproductive Health
- Support National Societies to integrate Sexual Reproductive health component within their medical services
- Develop Maternal New-born and Child Health program for Asia Pacific National Societies
- Coordinate and compile the evidence-base to improve, integrate and scale up MNCH interventions.
- Together with Regional Emergency Health Coordinator Scale up immunization work across Asia Pacific region.
Ensure a strong IFRC that is effective, credible, and accountable
- As a member of the IFRC Secretariat Asia Pacific Health Team, contribute to country and regional information management, trends analysis and strategic thinking.
- Monitor the health trends in region and report to Emergency Health Coordinator with a focus on the area where Red Cross Clinics or Hospital is operational
- Coach and mentor the National Society counterparts and link into wider organizational capacity development mechanisms.
- IMPACT Training
- Postgraduate degree in clinical health
- Valid Senior First Aid certificate and/or experience in First Aid training
- Post graduate qualification in public health
- A minimum of five years of experience in clinical health services
- A minimum of three years of experience in emergency health
- A minimum of five years of experience of working for a humanitarian aid organisation in a developing country
- A minimum of five years of experience in managing or leading Medical ERUs deployment as Team Leaders, SMOs
- Experience of working within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
- Experience of coaching/skill transfer/ training, and staff development
- Proven experience in financial management, including budgeting
- A good understanding of Asia Pacific country context
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