Traineeship in the Health Unit

Jobangebot - International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Connecticum Job-Nr. 1434012 / 17717
  • Arbeitgeber: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    Beschäftigungsart: Traineestelle
    Jobdatum: 13. September 2021
    Fachbereiche: Sonstige: Humanmedizin
    Einsatzort: Schweiz; Europa-Mitte

    Traineeship in the Health Unit - Jobangebot

    Traineeship in the Health Unit
    Requisition ID: 17717
    Region: Europe (HQ)
    Contract type: Traineeship
    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.

    Reports to (role)


    First Aid and Prehospital Emergency Care Coordinator.


    The Health Unit is looking for an associate to develop thematic files, and to support planning and organization of workshops for the First Aid (FA) and Prehospital emergency care (PHEC) programme. To be eligible for this post you must have recently completed studies within higher education with a maximum of one year's professional experience after graduation (or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.)

    The Health Unit works towards further development and strengthening of people and organisations involved in emergency preparedness and response, especially in sensitive and insecure contexts, often with limited resources. The objective is to ensure that casualties, in time of emergencies, benefit from timely, humane and effective emergency care and if necessary are referred up to an appropriate level of definitive care.

    Functional responsibilities

    • Assists the Programme Coordinator in the administrative functions of managing the global FA&PHEC file.
    • Helps to create and design FA and PHEC guidelines, SOPs, equipment lists etc.
    • Supports Prehospital Emergency Care & First Aid field projects from the ICRC HQ.
    • Follows up of initiatives, studies, innovations and trends to implement lessons learns in other contexts (for example Mass Casualty Management or Triage).
    • Organizes workshops and seminars for National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies and other stakeholders (logistics and administration).
    • Participates in the development of thematic internal and external communication and network.
    • When needed, supports emergency operations.


    Certifications / Education required


    University degree, for example in paramedic sciene, or medicine / nursing (with an emergency specialty,) or humanitarian aid (with a strong health emergency background.)


    ICRC only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED.) This list can be accessed through the link:

    Essential profile and skills

    • Good understanding of prehospital emergency care structures and how they fit into wider public health systems.
    • Knowledge on first aid and first aid education.
    • Understanding of disaster management and/or humanitarian aid.
    • Very good command of computer tools (Microsoft office, video conferencing, databases etc.)
    • Familiar with new technologies, social media, applications, and other networking platforms.
    • Flexible, communicative and open-minded to cultural diversities and challenges.
    • Strong creative thinking.
    • Team player, very organized and self-motivated.
    • Sense of responsibility and ability to work autonomously.
    • Strong motivation to work in humanitarian intervention.
    Additional desired attributes

    • Experience in emergency response or voluntary work.
    • Previous experience with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement


    • Good English verbal and written communication skills.are essential.
    • Additional language skills especially French, Arabic, Russian or Spanish are highly desirable.
    What we offer


    • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
    • In-house trainings
    • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere


    Additional information

    • Location: Geneva
    • Type of contract: Traineeship
    • Length of assignment: 12 months
    • Relocation: Not provided for traineships
    • Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
    • Gross monthly salary: 3657 CHF
    • Estimated start date: 04/11/2021
    • Application deadline: 03/10/2021
    • A profile or curriculum vitae is required. This should be a maximum of 3 pages in length.
    • Other application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport - please upload it on your profile

    The ICRC values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We welcome application from all qualified candidates.

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Traineeship in the Health Unit

Jobkennzeichen Connecticum Job-Nr. 1434012 / 17717
Arbeitgeber-Profil: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)