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Vacancy for Detention Doctor at International Committee of the Red Cross in Switzerland

Vacancy for Detention Doctor at International Committee of the Red Cross in Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Apply for Vacancy for Detention Doctor at International Committee of the Red Cross in Switzerland. The deadline for this job is ongoing.


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. Also, it take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. However, the organization are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Likewise, 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. Also, the organization directs and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


  • 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.
  • Moreover, monitors and evaluates these projects and activities. Collects and analyses relevant data to this end.
  • Similarly, 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.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts/partnerships with external players involved in health care in detention and outside.
  • Likewise, ensures respect for medical ethics by all staff.
  • Documents cases of ill-treatment when needed.
  • Furthermore, follows up sick and wounded detainees in line with internal agreements.
  • Also, advises and follows up hunger strikers and the medical staff in charge of them.
  • Train medical staff.
  • Moreover, draws up the annual institutional budget and planning document


  • License to practice in country of residence.
  • Also, between 3-5 years of professional clinical experience with minimum 2 years of international humanitarian experience.
  • Sound experience in project management and public health.
  • Likewise, experience in healthcare in detention a strong asset.
  • Previous exposure to international human rights issues an asset.
  • Proficient command of English (written and spoken) and a good command of two additional languages (French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian)
  • Also, digital literacy


  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Additionally, a two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Competitive employment package with attractive social benefits
  • Likewise, be part of the ICRC talent pool and be contacted for future assignments globally.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline23 February,2021
Company NameInternational Committee of the Red Cross



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