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.
Introduction of the unit
The Health Unit is the point of reference for all ICRC operational health activities and focuses on the provision of healthcare to populations affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence under a comprehensive public health approach.
Health care provided are based on identified needs of the population and within a continuum of care approach and correspond to one or more of the following programs :
ICRC’s Hospital Care is supported by the Hospital Care Program (HCP), which comprises a range of specialties, including surgery, anaesthesia, OT and ward nursing, emergency room care and hospital project management & administration.
The program is also responsible for overseeing other files, critical to optimal patient outcomes, such as sterilisation, laboratory services and support services (e.
g. waste disposal). As part of the continuum of care approach, the HCP works closely with other health programs (e.g. MHPSS, PRP) as well as with other units within the Assistance Division (e.
g. WatHab and EcoSec) as well as within the Institution (e.g. Health Care in Danger, Protection).
As the Hospital Care Program Coordinator, you are responsible for the effective implementation of the program and the achievement of field, regional and global objectives.
You ensure the provision of best possible quality curative and preventive care for the targeted populations based on a public health approach and in line with ICRC’s Institutional and Health Strategy.
You are leading the the development of strategies, guidelines and standards in the field of hospital care together with the HCP team members and monitors the implementation of activities.
You contribute to defining and promoting the general vision of the Health Unit, based on international standards and within an integrated approach.
You are also responsible for aligning the program’s coherence on global technical standards with the need for contextualization to address field challenges and demands.
You lead and manage a team of hospital care specialists both at headquarters and delocalized regional levels.
Also contributes to managing the pool of mobile and key resident staff positions.
Wiki- (HSP section). Ensure the analysis and interpretation of those data at regional and worldwide level.
other units within the Assistance Division; and other stakeholders, such as the Protection Division and ICRC management, at headquarters, regional and field levels.
governmental humanitarian players, and with any other relevant stakeholders, such as governments, academic circles, professional associations and the corporate sector.
Education, experience and skills required