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Physician Specialist Emergency Room

Multiple locations

  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date:

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.


The ICRC has made a commitment to providing high-quality and accountable health programmes, crafted to meet professional standards. We have historically focused on people wounded in war and have become highly skilled and knowledgeable in that area, even developing the standards for treating these types of wounds. The emergency room therefore has and will remain a critical part of the ICRC’s support for hospitals.

Your role


As a Physician Specialist Emergency Room, you are part of the ICRC hospital team. You ensure that the weapon-wounded, as well as all medical and surgical emergencies, are treated in a timely and accurate manner according to the principles established by the ICRC. You work in an independent or assisted ICRC hospital structures in often limited/low resources setting with strict security measurements. Your role is to participate in the organization and management of the emergency department, with local health partners, as well as to be the clinical referent for all activities in the department.

Main responsibilities


  • Coordinates efficiently all the activities of the emergency department with the ICRC hospital team and the local health partners
  • Organizes and manages the hospital emergency department while ensuring the medical team training
  • Ensures triage of patients to receive appropriate care in due time
  • Provides emergency treatments and coordinates the patients follow up with the required specialists
  • Participates, as a major player, in the implementation of the contingency emergency plan in case of an influx of wounded
  • With the other members of the ICRC surgical team, provides technical advice and supports local counterparts to maintain/develop the local capacities and reach international standards
  • Identifies additional needs to ensure complementary clinical training

Education and experience required


  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Degree in Medicine and a specialization in Emergency medicine
  • A valid license to practice in your country of residence
  • Minimum of two years’ experience post Emergency speciality degree
  • Current ATLS, ETC, JATEC or EMTS certification or refresher course from within the last five years
  • Proficiency in English. A good command of a second language is a strong asset (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Portuguese)
  • Digital literacy
  • Proven record in healthcare teaching and training

Our operational context


  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • You are in good health and will do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • You are prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months.
  • In line with our security guidelines, you hold a manual driving license

Our offer


  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Length of assignment: minimum 3-6 months, preferably longer missions
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Competitive employment package with attractive social benefits
  • Be part of the ICRC talent pool and be contacted for future assignments globally

How to join


Ready to apply? You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, valid license to practice, passport and driving license.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment.

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.