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Role description

The Hospital Project Manager (HPM) leads the Hospital Management Team (HMT), s/he coordinates the hospital project related matters.

The HPM is responsible for implementing the hospital project in coherence with the set objectives and strategies. S/he ensures an integrated use of policies, procedures and management practices in order to meet the set goals. In coordination with the hospital team, the HPM establishes plans of actions, mobilizes the necessary human and material resources and monitors and reports on achievements. In addition s/he takes all necessary corrective measures to ensure the proper implementation of objectives as required.


Your responsabilities

  • Coordinate the hospital project and all ICRC internal and external relations linked to the project
  • Lead the ICRC Hospital Team and facilitate internal communication at all levels
  • Represent the ICRC hospital project amongst local authorities and other relevant stakeholders for issues related to the project
  • Have overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the project
  • Make relevant contributions to ensure a proper continuum of care between the primary, secondary and tertiary level of health care, including physical rehabilitation
  • In collaboration with the Hospital Team, ensure accurate data and information collection and analyse it for adequate implementation of the hospital project within the frame determined by the delegation.
  • Develop plans of action, lead their implementation and, when required, adapt the orientation of the project to fulfil the objectives
  • Ensure a systematic and accurate reporting system for all hospital activities
  • In cooperation with the country Health Coordinator, define budget and follow-up on the costs and all human resources issues for the hospital project
  • Identify training needs and oversee the creation of capacity-building programs and their implementation.

Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Degree in Medicine or Nursing (minimum 3 years for nurses)
  • Valid medical or nursing license to practice in your country of residence
  • Degree in hospital management or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Solid experience in the humanitarian project management cycle
  • Proven experience in project presentation and negotiation
  • Good command of IT tools
  • Excellent command of English and/or another language of ICRC interest: French, Arabic, Spanish and/or Russian
  • Driving license for manual transmission vehicle with practice

Your assets


  • Knowledge of either Arabic, Spanish, Russian, with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Previous International humanitarian and/or development experience in low income countries (NGO’s, IO or charity organization)
  • Previous ICRC experience(s) or within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement


Our operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field 
  • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or total of 24 months.

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Generous social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
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: Health
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
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