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What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law.  We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Role description

To provide logistics services and support to ICRC health programmes.

Key responsibilities are the following:

  • Planning: participate in project designs, anticipate needs for supplies, carry out the procurement for projects, and keep abreast of changes in medical supplies in close cooperation with the Health Department
  • Supply chain management and purchasing, using local suppliers where possible
  • Inventory control: analyse demands, prepare regular forecasts, calculate replenishment orders and initiate procurement accordingly
  • Stores and stock management: manage medical stores ensuring security and maintenance, and making sure that medical stocks are kept in proper storage conditions
  • Distribution management: ensure accurate and complete documentation is prepared for all consignments
  • Customer service: act as a focal point for medical logistic and health staff
  • Quality control
  • Reporting
  • Staff management and training

Desired profile and skills

  • Ideal age: 28 to 35
  • Excellent command of English; French an asset
  • Registered health professional with commercial training or higher education in logistics and supply chain management
  • Minimum two years field experience in humanitarian health assistance or medical logistics
  • Good knowledge of essential drugs, medical renewables, medical materials and equipment (commercial and/or humanitarian assistance) conversant with information systems
  • Fully conversant with IT tools
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Able to cope with stress, at times in dangerous environments
  • Well organized and analytical
  • Able to work in a team

Our operational and 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 at least the first 24 months

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment 
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training 
  • 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: Mobile
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medicine
    • Medicine
    • Logistics
    • Public Health and Health Service
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