Always Ready to Respond
Americares responds to over 30 disasters each year. We cannot do it without the dedicated and talented Roster members of our Emergency Response Team. The members on our Roster are qualified individuals who are trained in Americares Emergency Response Services and Policy and whom Americares trusts to deploy. They are subject-matter experts in their field who can provide essential health services in disaster-affected communities. More than anything else, they are working hard to help those who have been affected by disaster by improving their access to health care.
Americares is recruiting for medical, logistical, and programmatic support positions to help us save lives in the aftermath of disaster.
Take a look at the different opportunities for your skills to make a difference in times of crisis:
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/NURSE PRACTITIONER/REGISTERED NURSE/EMT/PARAMEDIC
Americares Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and EMT/Paramedics will provide quality emergency care. Practitioners should be experienced in areas such as initial assessment and triage, patient stabilization, basic wound care, fracture management, and emergency pediatric and obstetric care. The person filling this position must be a licensed and currently certified Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, EMT, or Paramedic with a minimum of three years post graduate work in their field.
MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT
The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) professional will work closely with medical team to assess and treat the mental health needs of patients while also meeting the needs of roster members during deployment.
The Pharmacist will work with the medical and logistics teams on the ground to support the management of the team’s supply chain and to oversee patient prescriptions. The person filling this position must be a licensed and currently certified Pharmacist with a minimum of three years post graduate work in their field.
Logistics and Program Support
Logistics is responsible for the management of all programmatic support infrastructure – in-country accommodations, power generation, and water purification – staff transportation, coordination with partners, and supply chain, including customs clearance, inventory management, and local procurement.
Public health and WASH professionals will oversee water, sanitation, and hygiene activities in the aftermath of a disaster to both support fellow Americares team members and affected-communities. The person filling this position must have a minimum of three years’ experience working in public health and/or WASH in an international, non-profit setting.
Program Support consists of grants, finance, human resources, monitoring and evaluation, and general administration. Our response teams, comprised of 20-25 individuals, are self-sufficient and therefore need all the same components to run as we do at Headquarters.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Information and communication technology specialists will oversee all Americares ICT devices and related issues during deployments.
Communications is responsible for liaising between Americares HQ and the team to provide content that captures the impact of the response for organizational marketing materials and donor updates. A key component to this role will also be to handle media opportunities.
Interpreters are fluent in various languages and are comfortable speaking and translating in high stress environments. The person filling this position must be capable of translating medical terms and instructions in the local language.
Steps to Deploy
The application process begins with an online application leading to a combination of phone and in-person interviews. If you are selected, we request a few forms of additional information for our records.
Trainings are essential to the successful deployment and responses of our team. During the onboarding process, a mandatory in-person training and several online trainings are required for deployment.
This is where your boots hit the ground as part of Americares response. Individual deployments can range from two weeks to six months.