Job Opportunity as an Anesthetist from ICRC

Job Opportunity as an Anesthetist from ICRC

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

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Organisation à but non lucratif
Date limite
31 déc. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

ICRC offers a job opportunity as an anesthetist. As an anesthetist, you will be a part of the ICRC hospital team, you will perform safe pre/per and post-anesthesia procedures for emergency and elective surgical interventions, often for the benefit of trauma and weapon-wounded individuals. You work in assisted or ICRC independent hospital structures, often in limited/low resources settings and challenging security environment. You are part of the ICRC mobile surgical team deployed to operational contexts when required. 


You must have: 

  • Be strongly motivated by humanitarian work.
  • Degree in medicine and a specialization in anesthesia.
  • A valid licence to practice in your country of residence.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in post anesthesiology specially degree.
  • Significant experience in the management of emergencies and trauma cases.
  • Current ATLS, ETC, JATEC or EMTS certification or refresher course from within the last 5 years.
  • Be comfortable with conducting resuscitation in ICU and recovery room in limited resources settings.
  • Be able to perform general and local anesthesia autonomously.
  • Be able to develop and supervise local capacity for anesthesia and post-operative care.
  • Fluency in English and a good command of a second language is a strong asset (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian).
  • Computer literacy.
  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC doesn't assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals.
  • Be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field.
  • Be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents).
  • In line with company's security guidelines, the staff members must hold a manual driving license.

It's preferred to have: 

  • the ability to work under pressure and lead a multicultural team in a challenging environment.
  • Good organizational skills, capacity to manage and work within a team.
  • Sound knowledge of protocols and guidelines relevant to low-resource settings.
  • Previous international humanitarian and/or development experience in low-income countries (NGO's, IO or charity organization).
  • Previous experience within the red cross & red crescent movement.

Your Responsibilities: 

You will be responsible of:

  1. Perform anesthesia during surgical interventions, in line with the internationally & ICRC recognized standards, and provides adequate patient post-operative care.
  2. Organize coordinates and ensures that all required resources are available to conduct safe anesthesia procedures.
  3. Provide technical advice and supports local counterparts to maintain/develop the local capacities and reach international standards with the other members of the ICRC surgical team.
  4. In the case of field deployment, participates and ensures the availability of all necessary materials, drugs, and consumables to perform safe anesthesia during emergencies.


You will have the following if you are accepted at this job:

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment.
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training.
  • Attractive social benefits.
  • Be part of the ICRC talent pool and be contacted for future assignments globally.

About ICRC:

The ICRC is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

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