Health Delegate - Primary Health Care Nurse
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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Occupations: Healthcare
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Job Description
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.

Your role

The Health Delegate (HD) serves a population in a defined geographic area in emergency and non-emergency situations. As a Health Delegate, you will identify and prioritize the health needs for this population taking into account community resilience mechanisms, including specific needs of vulnerable groups (children under five years old, women, the elderly, etc.).You will act as an interface between communities (local leaders, health staff, women’s groups etc.), internal (ICRC) and external (MoH, NGOs, UN system) stakeholders for health-related issues. You will propose evidence-based strategies and responses based on international norms in an integrated approach developed in line with the Delegation’s priorities, including protection. You will give assistance responses and remain flexible to adapt it based on the results of the monitoring.

Main responsibilities

  • Understand the level of functionality of health services (public and private) and their actors in the referral pathway within the hospital catchment area
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency health needs of the targeted population after assessment, strategic decision, coherent implementation and monitoring
  • Identify and support the community referral system to appropriate health services and management of mortal remains
  • Support or run all or part of different PHC components to adequately respond to the health needs in PHC facilities or Mobile Health Units
  • Ensure a continuum of care for beneficiaries from the community (support to First Aid and TBA networks) to hospital care, from support to existing Emergency Medical Systems and safe access to hospital care
  • Identify gaps in emergency hospital services and provide support with the hospital team for evaluation and involvement when needed
  • Ensure regular medical supplies in respect of MedLog ordering, storing and delivering norms
  • Communicate to relevant stakeholders and report internally on health context, needs, programme results and challenges
  • Within the Health in Detention Framework, guarantee that detainees have access to quality care corresponding to standards outside the detention place using a public health approach, including the follow up of ill-treatment
Education and experience required

  • Strongly motivated by the humanitarian field
  • Degree in Nursing (with a minimum of three years' university studies)
  • Postgraduate master´s degree/diploma in Public Health, Tropical Medicine and/or Health Management a strong asset
  • Registered nurse with a current valid license to practice
  • Minimum two years of clinical experience post diploma
  • Minimum two years of additional international experience at field level
  • Very good command of English and a good command of a second language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian)

Desired profile and skills

  • Able to work under pressure and lead a multicultural team in a complex environment
  • Previous experience in international humanitarian projects in the field of Primary Health Care
  • Positive, flexible and able to adapt to challenging living conditions and/or unstable security context
  • Previous experience within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement 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) for at least the first 24 months
  • 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: 12 months
How to apply

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
    • Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates
    • Copy of your valid license to practice/registration
    • Copy of your work certificates/employment records

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About ICRC

On the ground in over 90 countries - neutral, impartial, and independent - we are the International Committee of the Red Cross

Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employ some 16,000 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Our mandate & mission

The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

The ICRC's Mission Statement

The International Committee of the Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.