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.
ICRC detainee-welfare doctors visit places of detention as part of a team of ICRC delegates. The task of the detainee-welfare specialist is primarily to examine everything relating to individual and collective detainee health : hygiene, the detainees' access to water, their nutritional status, access to food and medical care, and the functioning of the health-
care system. The work also involves examining specific cases and documenting instances of torture and other types of ill-
treatment, both physical and psychological.
Desired profile and skills
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
Degree in Medicine with a valid medical license to practice in your country of residence
Minimum of three years clinical experience in general medicine with sound knowledge in communicable diseases, a must
Be able to demonstrate a clear motivation for the Health Care in Detention field
Previous experience in Prison Health and Health System is an asset
Experience in Project Management Cycle
Excellent command of English and another language of ICRC interest : French, Arabic, Spanish and / or Russian
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 manual driving licence and experience in driving manual transmission vehicles)
Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or total of 24 months.
What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Generous social benefits
Length of assignment : 12 months
Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
Please upload in the system :
Your resume and a cover letter that clearly expresses what attracts you to the humanitarian world, the ICRC and the position as Detention Doctor
Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates
Copy of your work certificates
Copy of a valid registration licence / card
Copy of your passport / s (only the page with your personal details)
Copy of your manual driving license