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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

In areas of armed violence or with limited resources, the First Aid & Prehospital emergency care delegate contributes to ensure that casualties receive a timely, humane, impartial and effective assistance during emergencies.

In order to fulfil these objectives, the delegate supports and ensures that the responders are acting safely, guided by basic humanitarian values and principles and are integrated in an emergency response system adapted to local needs and realities.

Responsibilities (the scope varies according the context and length of the assignment)

  • Develop a deep understanding of the health and emergency care system in given contexts
  • Identify the support needed in order to improve the emergency response from the scene to the referral health structures
  • Select adequate interventions to support and develop local capacity, and establish realistic project proposals in line with ICRC guidelines taking into account local realities
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate activities according to set objectives, and create actions plans according to needs and available resources
  • Ensure proper staff management and safety and support local stakeholders involved in the emergency response system
  • Foster constructive working relationships amongst emergency response stakeholders (State and non-State actors, including the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement)
  • As an ambassador of the ICRC, maintain contact and negotiate as necessary with all relevant actors in order to ensure the work is carried out as securely and effectively as possible.
  • Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to adapt to harsh living conditions and / or unstable security environment
  • University degree in medicine, nursing or paramedic science
  • 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience post degree, including 2-3 years of international experience
  • Significant experience in First Aid / Pre-Hospital Emergency Services with managerial responsibilities
  • Very good command of English and at least one other language of ICRC interest (French, Arabic, Spanish or Russian)
  • Strong leadership, with capacities in networking, partnership and negotiations
  • Excellent analytical skills with problem solving mindset, strong strategic and creative thinking
  • Sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and gender diversity
  • Very good command of computer tools (Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes, etc.)
  • Your Assets

  • Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement
  • International experience in conflict and / or low resource contexts
  • Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement
  • International experience in conflict and / or low resource contexts
  • 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 regular practice
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (preferably 12 months each) or total of 24 months
  • What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Generous social benefits
  • Length of assignment : minimum of 6 months up to 12 months
  • 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
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