Team Lead Emergency Health Response - Roster Position

El Paso, TX
Central Operations – Operations Management /
Full time
/ On-site
COREbelieves the United States is a country founded by immigrants and refugees and the United States has a moral and legal obligation to provide protection to those seeking asylum. Additionally, welcoming and supporting asylum seekers can have several positive impacts on the country. It can support the integration of diverse communities, bring new talents and skills to the workforce, and promote a more inclusive and compassionate society. It also fulfills our international legal obligations as a signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention. With various humanitarian and other crisis globally, particularly south of the US border, there are expectations that those seeking asylum will continue to arrive at the US-Mexico border and will need assistance and support.  
CORE has worked on the US-Mexico border from 2016 in Tijuana, to 2022 in Del Rio, and today in Juarez/El Paso. These responses to acute needs have provided some operational insights, and CORE is now building emergency response teams to provide health and medical assessment and distribution of essential items to asylum seekers upon initial entry into the United States.  
CORE is looking for a Team Lead who can deploy to the US-Mexico border to lead assessment and response teams as assigned. 

Within Close Proximity to the US-Mexico Border. Including but not limited to:  
San Diego, CA 
Rio Grande Valley, Texas 
El Paso, Texas 
Eagle Pass, Texas 
Yuma, Arizona 
US Mexico Border 


    • Team Lead will: 
    • Coordinate with local government agencies, NGOs and community-based organizations to ensure the proper delivery of goods and services to asylum seekers entering the US.  
    • Collaborate and coordinate with CORE’s program and humanitarian response teams to ensure projects and activities support and align with CORE’s s US-Border strategy and programs 
    • Lead and manage response team ensuring implementation of all activities and adherence to CORE and local authorities' safety and security requirements.  
    • Supervise Medical Assessment Team on the ground during deployments.  
    • Manage response team of 3-5 people including performance review and training of staff as needed.    
    • Identify and procure needed goods and services for response team activities.  
    • Draft program reports and monitor budgets and expenses  

    • Deliverables 
    • Networking contacts from INGOs, NGOs and local government.   
    • Provide weekly reports and/or as requested.  
    • Completed reporting after each deployment. 
    • Procurement plans for materials needed for emergency response. 
    • Notes from interviews, discussions, and coordination meetings. 

Scope and Travel:

    • Called upon in with short notice for deployments of 2-10 weeks as needed.   


    • BA/BSc in humanitarian studies or similar fields or relevant practical experience, MA Preferred.  
    • Medical training required.  
    • CPR / First Aid Certified  
    • Driver’s License with no significant infractions in the last 5 years


    • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a clinical setting or humanitarian response field in a leadership role. 

Skills & Competencies:

    • Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish; good communication skills and convincing presenter; proven forward planning and strategic skills; strong public relations skills and network building; good training and facilitation skills; strong leadership skills in high-stress situations. 
$80,000 - $100,000 a year
This is a temporary assignment. Called upon in with short notice for deployments of 2-10 weeks as needed.   

In accordance with aw, the expected pay range for this position is posted with this position. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.