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Doctor Job at International Committee of Red Cross

Doctor Job at International Committee of Red Cross

Country: Multiple countries
City: Multiple locations
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Job for medical professionals at the International Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross is seeking a dynamic and qualified Detention Doctor in the open-ended contract. ICRC Detention doctors visit places of detention as part of a team of ICRC delegates.


The Detention Doctor will be doing the following duties in particular.

  • Assesses the needs, and plans and implements projects and activities aimed at improving detainees´ access to effective health care, their health and nutritional status, and the health system.
  • Monitors and evaluates these projects and activities. Similarly, collects and analyzes relevant data to this end
  • Shares the findings and results with other members of the Detention team (from the Protection, Water and Habitat and Economic Security departments) and the Health team, and writes relevant reports.
  • Ensures respect for medical ethics by all staff.
  • Documents cases of ill-treatment when needed as well as follow up sick and wounded detainees in line with internal agreements.
  • Advises and follows up hunger strikers and the medical staff in charge of those individuals.
  • Furthermore, train medical staff.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work and the field of detention.
  • University Degree in Medicine with a valid medical license to practice in your country of residence. In addition to that, at least three years of professional experience in general medicine with sound knowledge in communicable diseases is a must.
  • Experience in Project Management Cycle.
  • Previous experience in Prison Health and Health System is an asset.
  • Good command of English and a good command of a second language is a strong asset (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian).

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. It takes 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. In addition to that, it works 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. ICRC also directs and coordinates the international activities conducted in these situations.



Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline15 December,2019
CountryMultiple countries
Company NameInternational Red Cross
CityMultiple locations



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