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Obstetrician - Gynecologist

Multiple locations (Various)

Your task

  • The Gynecologist works as part of the ICRC hospital teams. The ICRC hospital teams work either in hospitals built, equipped, supplied and managed by the ICRC, or in existing hospitals to which the ICRC provides supplies and equipment, reinforces local personnel and, in some cases, assists with training. The Gynecologist ensures a quality care as well as organization and management of services in close collaboration with her/his local counterparts.

Functions and responsibilities

  • To improve access to and quality of obstetrical and gynecological care in ICRC support hospital
  • Assess the situation in detail for maternal health as well as for gynecological care including the organization and management of services
  • Plan and implement improvement and development of the organization of the services in collaboration with national counterparts
  • Assess the opportunities for improvement of quality of care and make an implementation plan in collaboration with the hospital management team
  • Work in collaboration with the national counterpart and stakeholders to improve care seeking behaviour and accessibility to care by all social groups
  • Plan and start implementation of a training program for the hospital doctors and nurses/midwives
  • Network with other health actors in the area in order to have clear and timely picture of the care needs in the southern region
  • Advice the colleagues responsible for ICRC supply pipeline on requisition of essential drugs, renewable material as well as equipment
  • Participate actively in the program development

Selection requirements

  • Medical doctor with specialty in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate professional experience
  • Previous experience in maternal health care in developing country(ies) will be an asset
  • Able to perform and teach operative care
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent command of English and or/French
  • Driving license (must cover manual transmission – a license for automatic-transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)

Your profile

  • Flexible, diplomatic and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt to the local culture
  • Innovative and creative
  • Able to adapt to the environment of conflict area, security constraints and living restrictions
  • Good coordination and communication skills
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work

What we offer

  • An opportunity to help the victims affected
  • Ample support in integrating into the new working environment
  • Generous benefits

Length of assignment : minimum 6 months, extendable


Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.


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.

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  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations (Various)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Mid level
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