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HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR

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

The Hospital Administrator (HA) is responsible for managing all non-clinical departments in the ICRC supported hospital. As an active member of the hospital management team, works in close collaboration and under the supervision of the Hospital Project Manager (HPM).

S/he is managing human and financial resources, consumables & equipment related to the hospital activities. S/he ensures proper administrative organization within the hospital and makes certain that the required resources are available and used in the best possible way as per ICRC institutional guidance and protocols. S/he contributes to establishing plans of action, implementing them and monitoring the results.

Your responsibilities

Finance and administration

  • Ensures accurate financial and administrative follow-up according to ICRC standards
  • Collects and analyses data, ensures proper reporting and take corrective measures when required for proper project implementation
  • Contributes to the annual project planning process
  • Ensures the compliance and respect of the ICRC administrative procedures of the hospital team

HR management

  • Leads and manages the ICRC resident hospital team in cooperation with the ICRC HR Manager
  • Recruits and hires resident staff according to national labour laws and procedures
  • Produces job descriptions and appraises the resident hospital team staff

Logistic and stock management

  • Manages all hospital supplies from ordering, stock management and dispensing
  • Coordinates equipment and infrastructures functioning, including proper maintenance systems in collaboration with the relevant specialists
  • Ensures the daily delivery of quality support services

Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Degree in hospital/health structure management & administration
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in a hospital management & administration
  • Solid experience in hospital administration, including finance, HR and supply chain and stock management
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous international humanitarian and/or development experience in low-income countries (NGO’s, IO or charity organization);
  • Leadership and team management skills
  • Good communication skills, creative thinking and flexibility
  • Advocacy and negotiations capabilities
  • Change management skills to promote and ensure safe practice and working environment
  • Computer literacy

Your assets

  • Good command of a second language of ICRC interest, such as French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian;
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity;
  • Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement.

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)

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 6 to 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere.

Requested documents

Please upload in the system: 

  • Your resume and a cover letter that clearly expresses what attracts you to the humanitarian world as well as to the ICRC
  • Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates
  • Copy of your work certificates
  • Copy of your passport/s (only the page with your personal details)
  • Copy of your manual driving license
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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:
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
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