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Pediatric Nurse - French and English

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
  • 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.

 

Your role

As a paediatric nurse, you are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team, you promote and ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care aiming to achieve national/international standards depending on the context. You work on building capacity in nursing care and infection control in ICRC assisted or independent hospital structures with often limited resources and in challenging environments. 

  • 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

 

Your profile : Education and experience required

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • University 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
  • Able to work under pressure and lead a multicultural team in a complex environment
  • Previous International experience in Humanitarian and/or Development in low-resource settings (NGO’s, IO or charity organizations)
  • 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
  • Previous experience within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and asset

Our operational context

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC dœs not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Our field staff members must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Our field staff members are prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents)
  • In line with our security guidelines, our staff members must hold a manual driving license

 

What we offer

Our organisation started with a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since the beginning. We hire professionals with strong humanitarian motivation to help people affected by armed conflict and other violence.

 

Our offer in a nutshell:

 

Duration : 6 months mission

Location : Syria 

Start-date : August 1st,2022 

Deadline to apply : June 14th,2022 

 

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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