The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a neutral and independent humanitarian organization, has a vacancy at its Delegation in Athens for a resident position :
HEALTH FIELD OFFICER in Detention (HFO) (M / F)
The HFO contributes to the implementation of the Protection objectives of the ICRC Mission in Greece. As part of a team, s / he contributes to the implementation, running and monitoring of ICRCs Health projects in cooperation with the health team under the supervision of the detention doctor, in close collaboration with the authorities.
S / he has the capacity to assist the detention doctor in overseeing programs and contributes to planning and coordinating health activities at field level.
Assists the ICRC detention doctor in the running of standard ICRC health activities in Greece and contributes to the activities of ICRC detention team;
Ensures proper management of information collected and produces the subsequent reports.
Collects and introduces monthly, quarterly and annual data in the medical activity database for each place of detention assisted.
Carries out logistical tasks regarding medical items and their distribution to beneficiaries in the field.
Liaises with logistic and financial department concerning the follow up of the distribution of medical and non-medical items (distribution tracking).
Conducts assessments and field visits (as relevant) to monitor activities and health-related threats to the target population.
Facilitates field trips (as relevant) and helps communicate with the local population / victims / beneficiaries.
Participates in analysis of and reflection on the overall health situation; contributes to realistic project proposals in line with the delegation’s objectives and priorities.
Liaises and builds networks with local stakeholders to facilitate communication on and coordination of activities, thereby ensuring more efficient implementation of health programmes.
May represent the ICRC vis-à-vis beneficiaries, local authorities, humanitarian players, armed groups etc.
University degree in health or relevant profession (eg. Nursing, paramedical, psychology)
Public health notions
A minimum of 2 years of experience in relevant clinical context
Previous experience in humanitarian organizations of health institutions
Fluent in written and spoken Greek and English, any other language will be an asset
Excellent knowledge of the assigned geographic area.
Communication skills (spoken and written);
Administrative and organizational skills (coordination, sharing information, etc.)
Analytical and synthesis skills of data
Capacity to work independently and / or with minimal supervision;
Capacity to define priorities
Capacity of adaptation, to work in team in a multicultural environment
Team spirit and capacity to integrate a multidisciplinary approach
Sense of responsibility and confidentiality
Capacities of self-training and integration of new tools and methodologies
Good computer skills