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.
As an Emergency Room Specialist, you are part of the ICRC hospital team. You ensure that the weapon-wounded, as well as all medical and surgical emergencies, are treated in a timely and correct manner according to the principles established by the ICRC.
You work in an independent or assisted ICRC hospital structures in often limited / low resources setting and challenging security environments.
Your role is to participate in the organization and management of the emergency department, with local health stakeholders, as well as be the clinical referent for all activities in the department.
Coordinates efficiently all the activities of the emergency department with the ICRC hospital team and the local health stakeholders
Organizes and manages the hospital emergency department while ensuring the medical team training
Ensures triage of patients in order to receive appropriate care in due time
Provides emergency treatments and coordinates the patients follow up with the required specialists
Participates, as a major player, in the implementation of the contingency emergency plan in case of a major influx of wounded
With the other members of the ICRC surgical team, provides technical advice and supports local counterparts to maintain / develop the local capacities and reach international standards
Identifies additional needs to ensure complementary clinical training
Education and experience required
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Degree in Medicine and a specialization in Emergency medicine
A valid license to practice in your country of residence
Minimum of 2 years experience post Emergency speciality degree
Current ATLS, ETC, JATEC or EMTS certification or refresher course from within the last 5 years
Fluency in English and a good command of a second language is a strong asset (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian)
Desired profile and skills
Able to work under pressure and lead a multicultural team in a challenging environment
Good organizational skills, capacity to manage and work within a team
Sound knowledge of protocols and guidelines relevant to low-resource settings
Previous international humanitarian and / or development experience in low-income countries (NGO's, IO or charity organization) is an 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
Why work for the ICRC
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 :
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
Attractive social benefits.
Be part of the ICRC talent pool and be contacted for future assignments globally
Length of assignment : 3 months, preferably longer
How to join
Your complete application should include :
Your CV - clearly specifying your national and international experiences, duration, roles and responsibilities
Your Cover Letter - stating your motivation for joining the humanitarian world and the ICRC
A complete profile with the following documents uploaded in the system : Your passport(s) copy Your manual driving license Your current ATLS / ETC / JATEC / EMTS certificate Your medical license (license to practice) Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates Copy of your work certificates / employment records
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