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Job at ICRC - Staff Health Officer

Rwanda, Kigali
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Rwanda, Kigali,
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The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law. Having its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC employs more than 16’000 employees in more than 80 countries.






 


International Committee of the Red Cross


Delegation Kigali, Rwanda



JOB OPENING



Staff Health Officer


Based in Kigali


Employment activity rate: 50%


Presence in the office needed: 20% (1 day a week)


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent organisation has been permanently present in Rwanda since 1990. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person for the above position based in Kigali under an initial contract of one year renewable.


Purpose


The Staff Health Officer is the focal point for all matters relating to the health of ICRC staff in its offices in Rwanda. In line and in collaboration with the Staff Health department at the Headquarters and the Management of the ICRC in Rwanda s/he promotes and maintains the physical and mental health of ICRC staff.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities



  • Carries out health briefings for all new ICRC staff

  • Evaluates the medical structures available and quality of services provided; identifies and monitors services for the referral and treatment of ICRC staff, makes a yearly health risk assessment

  • Provides advice and support to ICRC staff with health problems

  • Coordinates medical evacuations in collaboration with staff health department at Headquarters

  • Implements and supervises staff health policies

  • Implements and follows up on ICRC stress policy

  • Reports to delegation management and provides feedback and recommendations on issues related to the staff’s health

  • Provides 24 / 7 (24 hours, 7 days a week) emergency phone permanence


Certifications / Education required



  • Medical doctor (master’s degree in medicine) or registered nurse

  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English, the same in Kinyarwanda and French would be an asset

  • Computer proficiency


Professional Experience required



  • Three years’ clinical experience

  • Experience in mental health and stress management

  • Experience in medical evacuation and transportation

  • Knowledge of tropical health and public health

  • Well connected and excellent knowledge of health facilities in Kigali and Rwanda


Interested candidates should submit their application clearly titled "Staff Health Officer" (including CV written in English and copies of certificates) at latest by Wednesday,  14th of March 2018exclusively by email to the following address: [email protected].


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