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  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location:
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Doctor
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date:

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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

As an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Paediatric Nurse promotes and ensures the delivery of high-quality patient care aiming to achieve national/international standards depending on the context.

The Paediatric Nurse works at building capacity in nursing care and infection control in ICRC assisted or independent hospital structures with often limited resources and in challenging environments.

Main responsabilities

  • Provides high-quality care, often in a limited resource setting, to admitted patients, following the ICRC Nursing Guidelines and international guidelines and in collaboration with other members of the surgical team
  • Participates in the delivery of a programme of training/coaching to measurably improve the provision of high-quality patient care
  • Promotes a clean and safe patient environment and ensures that ICRC hygiene standards are regularly measured and maintained (sterilization and infection control and safety regarding the handling of sharps, fire safety, waste management, etc…)
  • Ensures accurate data collection through the timely completion and filing of all patient/structure related documents
  • Participates effectively in the team and medical structures preparedness & response to emergencies
  • Develops a dialogue which demonstrates a strong understanding of the need to cooperate with and support both internal and external counterparts
  • Ensures a rational use of resources available and reordering of supplies. Ensures the appropriate use and maintenance of equipment
  • May supervise certain resident nursing and hospital support staff

Desired profile and skills

  • Degree in nursing (with a minimum of a 3 years course)
  • Specialization in paediatrics or a minimum of 5 years experience in paediatrics 
  • Registered paediatric nurse with a valid license to practice in the country of residence
  • Minimum 2 years experiences post-speciality in hospital posting
  • At ease with pre and post-operative care 
  • Very good English AND French verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous International experience in Humanitarian and/or Development in low-income countries (NGO’s, IO or charity organizations)
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Good communication skills, capacity to manage and work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Positive, flexible and able to adapt to harsh living conditions and/or unstable security environment

Your assets

  • Arabic, Spanish or Russian, as a third language, with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience(s) in acute care departments, such as ER, ICU and Recovery Room
  • Previous experience(s) 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) with practice
  • 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: 2-month onboarding + 6-month mission minimum, preferably longer
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

Requested documents

  • 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 a valid registration licence/card
  • Copy of your passport/s (only the page with your personal details)
  • Copy of your manual driving license
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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