Doctor in Charge of ICRC Personnel in the Field

Employer: International Committee of the Red Cross
Location: Lebanon
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Role description
Promote and apply preventive health policies and activities e.g. regarding insect borne diseases, diarrhoea, use of condoms, alcohol, etc. for ICRC staff
Evaluate and supervise the quality of medical services provided in the centres of referral structures selected for treatment of ICRC staff
Ensure appropriate management of ICRC staff with physical or mental health problems
Act as focal point for coordination of medical evacuations of ICRC staff
Carry out health briefings for all new ICRC staff
Assess and supervise living conditions in the sub-delegations, to prevent ill health and promote good standards of general hygiene (housing, use of mosquito-nets when indicated, use of water filter, hygiene standards of cooks and cleaners, nutritional advice)
Evaluate medical structures and quality of services provided; identify and monitor services for referral and treatment of ICRC staff using a standardised assessment tool
Provide advice and support to ICRC staff with health problems; where necessary organize medical consultation and accompany ICRC staff as appropriate, follow-up on-site the medical problem until resolution
In collaboration with field and logistics, provide advice on medical needs of ICRC staff during transportation and coordinate medical evacuations from the field to the capital. Liaise with HQ and coordinate at a local level in the case of repatriation of personnel out of the country
In collaboration with management and logistics, compile guidelines and procedures to be followed during medical evacuation of personnel from the field or out of the country
Set up means to identify the causes of recurrent or epidemic illness amongst ICRC staff
In collaboration with management and in line with ICRC stress policy, develop, implement and follow specific stress management interventions
Collect accurate and reliable data pertaining to illnesses, accidents and absenteeism, with a view to providing statistics on illnesses and the medical risks taken by expatriates on mission and, if possible, delegation employees
Report to the management and provide feedback and recommendations on issues related to the health of the staff in the Delegation
Carry out defusing and emotional debriefing following critical incidents in the field and follow up in case further intervention is required

Desired profile and skills
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds
Ability to organise and carry out work with minimal supervision, with high sense of responsibility
Ability to analyse health problems in the field and to propose appropriate solutions
Ability to summarise for rapid decision making
Good sense of organisation and planning
Good communication skills are essential
Medical diploma with at least 3 years clinical experience
Experience in medical evacuation and transportation
Knowledge of tropical health and public health
Very good written and oral communication skills in English and French
ICRC experience is an asset
Proficient user of IT tools (Word, Excel etc)

Our operational and 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 at least the first 24 months

What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
Attractive social benefits
Length of assignment: 12 months
Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere


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