ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
Public Health and Health Service
Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
Emergency Aid and Response
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.
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.
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)
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
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.