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Physician with expertise in international deployments (m/f/d)

Berlin (Germany)

  • Organization: RKI - Robert Koch Institute
  • Location: Berlin (Germany)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-04

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Founded in 1891, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is one of the world's oldest biomedical research institutions. Today, the RKI is Germany's national public health institute. It employs more than 1,300 people, provides excellent research infrastructure and pursues a modern approach to its scientific work

ZIG 3 "Emergency Preparedness and Deployment Support" in the division ZIG "Center for International Health Protection" is looking for a

Physician with expertise in international deployments (m/f/d)

(public sector wage scale [TVöD] up to grade E 15)

This is a permanent position. The position will be available immediately.

Location: Berlin-Mitte

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • You will ensure the quality control and knowledge management of all ZIG 3 projects with medical content and contribute to the conceptual development of ZIG 3 operations.
  • You support the planning for sustainability of projects with medical content.
  • You will provide team leadership of the Emergency Medical Team (EMT)-National Focal Point (NFP). Duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Promoting EMT collaboration at the national and international levels.
  2. Representation of the EMT-NFP at WHO and in front of other stakeholders
  3. Further strengthening of German EMT teams
  • You will advise ZIG 3’s- travel risk management team on medical evacuations and preparedness during deployments.
  • You organize and conduct "first aid in the field” training courses for RKI staff.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Completed university degree (state examination, university diploma, master's degree) in medicine as well as a license to practice medicine
  • Recognition as a medical specialist (“Facharzt”)
  • Several years of experience in emergency medicine, tropical medicine, travel medicine or infectiology is desirable
  • In-depth knowledge of quality standards of medical aid in operations in difficult environments.
  • Professional experience with international projects and consortia desirable
  • Experience with interdisciplinary cooperation projects
  • Experience in adult education, independent preparation of capacity-building materials as well as the organization, implementation and evaluation of capacity-building events.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and abroad; health requirements (fitness for tropical climates) must be met
  • Language skills (CEFR level): English at least C1 (expert level), German at least B1 (advanced level), other languages desirable.
  • Required language skills (CEFR-level): advanced knowledge of English (at least C1). Although no German skills are required, applicants will be encouraged to develop such skills to maximize their integration in our institute.

You succeed in keeping your audiences engaged and you make conscious efforts to keep your knowledge and skills up to date. You take even difficult decisions and feel responsible towards them, remain pragmatic and keep calm under pressure and during challenging negotiations. You agree on guiding principles and rules within the team and adhere to them. In stay focused on your goals and provide regular feedback.

For more information, please contact:
Silva Lauffer
Tel.: +49 30 18754 - 5031

Please note that in single cases the Federal Ministry of Health may access your application documents to ensure appropriate personnel selection within its scope as supervisory authority. Your data will be deleted immediately after the completion of the application process.

The RKI is located in Berlin – Germany's vibrant, multi­cultural capital in the heart of Europe. The Institute's facilities are set in the environment of a clean, green city that is home to first class art, historical and science museums and well-known theatres. Public transit links to other districts and the surrounding countryside are excellent.

The RKI offers flexible work hours and terms of employment that promote in as far as possible employee life-work balance. Education and training are also provided based on employee needs. The RKI also has a comprehensive health maintenance program and assists incoming staff members and their families in settling in their new location.

The RKI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Submit your application via the public service job portal Interamt at by 4th of July 2021

Please note the position identification number: 685401 (StellenID)/Kz. 67/21

If you have questions about the application procedure, please contact Doreen Hampson Tel.: +49 30 18754 3732 E-Mail:

To learn more about the RKI please visit the institute’s website at


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