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.
To provide logistics services and support to ICRC health programmes.
Key responsibilities are the following :
Planning : participate in project designs, anticipate needs for supplies, carry out the procurement for projects, and keep abreast of changes in medical supplies in close cooperation with the Health Department
Supply chain management and purchasing, using local suppliers where possible
Inventory control : analyse demands, prepare regular forecasts, calculate replenishment orders and initiate procurement accordingly
Stores and stock management : manage medical stores ensuring security and maintenance, and making sure that medical stocks are kept in proper storage conditions
Distribution management : ensure accurate and complete documentation is prepared for all consignments
Customer service : act as a focal point for medical logistic and health staff
Staff management and training
Desired profile and skills
Excellent command of English; French an asset
Higher education in logistics and supply chain management or registered health professional with commercial training or
Minimum two years field experience in humanitarian health assistance or medical logistics is a plus
Good knowledge of essential drugs, medical renewables, medical materials and equipment (commercial and / or humanitarian assistance) conversant with information systems
Fully conversant with IT tools
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Open-minded and adaptable
Able to cope with stress, at times in dangerous environments
Well organized and analytical
Able to work in a team
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)
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
Generous social benefits
Length of assignment : 12 months
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