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 the 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 anesthetist, as part of an ICRC hospital team, performs safe pre / per and post-anesthesia procedures for emergency and elective surgical interventions, often for the benefit of trauma and weapon-
wounded individuals. S / he works in assisted or ICRC independent hospital structures, often in limited resources settings and challenging security environment.
The anesthetist is part of the ICRC mobile surgical team deployed in certain contexts when required.
Perform anesthesia during surgical interventions, in line with the internationally / ICRC recognized standards, and provide adequate patient post-operative care.
Organize, coordinate and ensure that all required resources are available to conduct safe anesthesia procedures.
With the other members of the ICRC surgical team, s / he provides technical advice and supports local counterparts to maintain / develop the local capacities and reach international standards.
In the case of field deployment, s / he participates and ensures the availability of all necessary materials, drugs, and consumables to perform safe anesthesia during emergencies.
Desired profile and skills
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
Degree in Medicine and a valid license to practice in your country of residence
Minimum of two years’ experience post Anesthesiology specialty degree
Significant experience in the management of emergencies and trauma cases
ATLS, ETC, JATEC or EMTS certification or ATLS, ETC, JATEC or EMTS refresher course, from within the last 5 years is mandatory
Comfortable with conducting resuscitation in ICU and recovery room in limited resources settings
Good organizational skills, capacity to manage and work within a team
Able to perform general and local anesthesia autonomously
Able to develop and supervise local capacity for anesthesia and post-operative care
Good command of computer tools (Window 8, Lotus Notes...)
Excellent command of English
Knowledge of another language of ICRC interest : French, Arabic, Spanish and / or Russian is a strong asset.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity
Positive, flexible and able to adapt to harsh living conditions
Previous international humanitarian and / or development experience in low-income countries (NGO's, IO or charity organization)
Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.
Our operational and 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 license (for manual transmission vehicles)
Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents)
What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Attractive social benefits
Length of assignment : 3 months and more
Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere.
Please upload in the system :
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 including your ATLS or ETC certification or ATLS or ETC-refresher course, from within the last 5 years
Copy of your work certificates
Copy of a valid registration license / card from your country of residence
Copy of your passport / s (only the page with your personal details)
Copy of your manual driving license