Specialist Nurse Emergency Room At International Committee of the Red Cross

Region: Global Deployment Option

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.

Your role

As an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Specialist Nurse Emergency Room (ER) promotes and ensures the delivery of high quality patient care in the field of their expertise seeking to achieve national/international standards depending on the context. The Specialist Nurse ER works at building capacity in specific nursing care and infection control in ICRC assisted or independent hospital structures with often limited resources and in challenging environments.

Your responsibilities

  • Provides high quality specialized care, often in a limited resource setting, to admitted patients, following the ICRC Nursing Guidelines and international guidelines and in collaboration with other members of the hospital team
  • Participates in the delivery of a programme of training/coaching to measurably improve the provision of specialized patient care
  • Promotes a clean and safe patient environment and ensures that ICRC hygiene standards are regularly measured and maintained (sterilization and infection control and safety regarding the handling of sharps, fire safety, waste management, etc…)
  • Ensures accurate data collection through the timely completion and filing of all patient/structure related documents
  • Participates effectively in the team and medical structures’ preparedness & response to emergencies
  • Builds a dialogue which demonstrates a strong understanding of the need to cooperate with and support both internal and external counterparts
  • Ensures a rational use of resources available and reordering of supplies as well as appropriate use and maintenance of equipment
  • May supervise certain resident nursing and hospital support staff

Your qualifications

  • Degree in nursing (with a minimum of a three-year course)
  • Specialized nursing degree in emergency of minimum one year or demonstrated ability of five years in dedicated ER settings
  • Registered nurse with a valid license to practice in their country of residence

Your profile

  • Minimum two years’ experience post-specialty degree in hospital posting
  • Fluent in English and a good command of another ICRC working language (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian or Arabic).
  • Previous international exposure, ideally in low-resource settings
  • Good communication skills, capacity to manage and work within a multicultural & multidisciplinary team
  • Open-minded to cultural diversity, positive, flexible and able to adapt to harsh living conditions and/or unstable security environment

Your assets (desirable skills and experience)

  • Significant experience(s) in acute care departments such as ER, ICU and Recovery Room and in treating trauma cases
  • Experience in Mass Casualty Management, Routine Triage and related Training
  • Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement

Our operational context

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • You are in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure
  • You possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • You are prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months
  • Length of assignment: two-month onboarding + six-month mission minimum, preferably longer.

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • The opportunity to promote humanitarian values and to alleviate suffering
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignments: two-month onboarding + six- month assignments minimum, preferably longer.
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere to experience different contexts, fields and challenges!


How to apply

Ready to apply? You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, valid license to practice, passport and your driving license.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment*.*

How to apply

Please apply here: https://bit.ly/34WFPi3