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.
This position involves supervising the manufacture of prostheses and orthoses, providing technical and clinical support to national personnel working in P&O projects, providing support in the management of physical rehabilitation activities, setting up new P&O centres.
Desired profile and skills
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
Recognized training as an orthotist-prosthetist (ISPO Cat.1 or equivalent)
Minimum of three years professional experience in the manufacture of prostheses and orthoses
Capable of working in a team
Able to and interested in training and supervising other
Excellent command of English. Knowledge of another language of ICRC interest : French, Arabic, Spanish and / or Russian is a strong asset.
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)
Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or a total of 24 months
What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Generous social benefits
Length of assignment : 12 months
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
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