• Added Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2018
  • Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Geneve
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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

    As part of an ICRC hospital team, the Emergency Room Specialist ensures 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. The emergency room specialist is involved in independent or assisted ICRC hospital structures in often scarce/limited resources and in challenging security environments. S/he participates to the organization and management of the emergency department, with local health stakeholders. S/he will be the clinical referent for all activities in the emergency department of the hospital.

    Main responsibilities

    • 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
    • Coordinates efficiently all the activities of the emergency department with the ICRC hospital team and the local health stakeholders
    • Identifies additional needs to ensure complementary clinical training

    Desired profile and skills

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
    • Degree in Medicine and a minimum of two years’ experience post Emergency specialty degree
    • Valid license to practice in your country of residence
    • ATLS or ETC certification or ATLS or ETC-refresher course, from within the last 5 years
    • Excellent command of English. Knowledge of another language of ICRC interest: French, Arabic, Spanish and/or Russian is a strong asset
    • Good communication skills, capacity to manage and work within a team
    • Sensitivity to cultural diversity
    • Positive, flexible and able to adapt to harsh living conditions and/or unstable security environment

    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)

    What we offer

    • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
    • Attractive social benefits
    • Length of assignment: 3 months or more
    • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere


    Requested documents

    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

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