15-1092: Trauma Consultant

Southern Turkey | Ankara

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:


The complex and protracted conflict in Syria has led to the worst humanitarian disaster of recent times, with an almost immeasurable toll on the Syrian people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights puts the total number of deaths as of January 2015 at 206,603, of which 63,072, or around a fifth, are civilians. According to the World Health Organization, an additional one million people have been wounded during Syria’s conflict. By the end of June 2015, out of the 113 assessed public hospitals, 41% (46) were reported fully functioning, 32% (36) hospitals were reported partially functioning (i.e., shortage of staff, equipment, medicines or damage of the building in some cases), while 27% (31) were reported as non-functioning. The security situation and targeting of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff has caused thousands of physicians and nurses to flee the country. Because of shortages, many health professionals are working in areas of practice beyond their training. Impact of such inadequate medical care and skills is especially severe in mass casualty situations during heavy bombardments. One of the essential ingredients for appropriate trauma care is having sufficient numbers of trained medical staff. Since training and education are central to IMC's support of health services, IMC plans to bring in a consultant to train healthcare workers and enhance their skills set.

The Consultant will work to perform trainings with the following tasks:

  1. Develop training plan, methodology and curriculum for the trainings

  2. Liaise with Gaziantep university to use the cadaver lab for training purposes or timely identify materials needed as an alternative in case the permission is not granted by the university as an alternative

  3. Identification and selection of candidates to be trained as trainers for trickle down trainings

  4. Conduct a ToT for the facilitators to be used for trickle down trainings, and provide appropriate training skills and materials

  5. Develop a training plan with the training facilitators for the trickle down trainings

  6. Manage and supervise anesthesia consultations and merge anesthesia trainings as part of the training package

  7. Monitor implementation of the trainings with training facilitators

  8. Conduct debriefing sessions with the training facilitators

  9. Submit a detailed report on the completion of the tasks with details of the activities, pre post test results of the trainings, further training needs and recommendations. The consultant will also develop a tool to measure outcome of the training and train Field Medical Officers in using the tool.

  10. Adhere to IMC Code of Conduct and internationally accepted humanitarian principles

The Consultant will work for a total of 62 days.


3 days: Debriefing with the facilitators, development and training of FMOs to measure training outcomes using a standard tool, submission and acceptance of the final report

10 days: Develop a training plan, methodology and training curriculum. Liaise with Gaziantep University to use the training cadaver facility or as an alternative prepare a training facility using one of IMC training/conference rooms

14 days: Identification, selection and training of trainers

35 days: Develop a training plan for trickle down trainings and ensure trickle down trainings: Advanced war trauma life support: 20 doctors to be trained in a 5 days training, training advance trauma life support: 40 health workers to be trained in a 3 days training, training basic life support: at least 80 health workers to be trained in a 1 day training through ToT and trickle down training.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Medical Doctor or Surgeon, qualified in Advanced Trauma Life Support or Primary Trauma Care or their equivalents, START or MASS Triage methods or their equivalents and First Aid for health providers and community first responders

  2. At least 5 years’ experience in training on above topics

  3. Must have experience in conducting ToTs

  4. Must have experience of working with a humanitarian organization in emergencies

  5. Must have the flexibility and ability to work effectively with various personalities and cultures

  6. Experience of working in Middle East and Arabic language will be highly preferred

  7. Must be experienced in use of MS Office

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Southern Turkey | Ankara
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-18

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