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Vacancy for Medical Adviser at International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) in Switzerland

Vacancy for Medical Adviser at International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) in Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Apply for Vacancy for Medical Adviser at International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) in Switzerland. The deadline for this application is ongoing.


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent and neutral organization that works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. When working in situations of armed conflict and immediately post-conflict, the ICRC regularly faced with challenges related to weapon contamination. Medical expertise is critical for managing risks associated with the effect of conventional and CBRN weapon events to ensure the health, safety and security of ICRC staff and partners while maintaining operation continuity and assisting the affected communities.


The Weapon Contamination Medical Adviser is the focal point and provides clinical medical expertise and strategic orientation on the health impact of the use or suspected use of conventional and non-conventional – chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) – weapons and weapon systems and the accidental or deliberate release of toxic industrial chemicals and radioactive leaks.


  • Provides technical medical expertise and guidance to operational regions at headquarters and delegations in the field, helping identify appropriate strategies, facilitating successful implementation of strategic objectives, and supporting any emergency-and security-related weapon contamination cases they put forward.
  • Likewise, provides the medical lead and direction as regards the ICRC’s conventional and non-conventional response practice, reviews and maintains its quality by testing and updating all operational guidelines, technical standards, material specifications and other tools as appropriate.
  • Moreover, reviews and revises, as appropriate, the ICRC’s CBRN training on medical assistance.
  • Likewise, organizes, conducts, and follow-up the Blast Trauma Care (BTC) training courses which is provided to partners at field locations. Also, responsible of technical updates and revision of the training course.
  • Additionally, Provides the medical lead in the ICRC’s WeC activities and develops standard operating procedures.
  • Moreover, coordinates with external actors such as the UN and INGOs on mine action, providing health-oriented solutions regarding the assistance to victims from weapons contamination.
  • Also, Liaises with external CBRN medical specialists within the ICRC’s response capacity to ensure/confirm compliance of staff.

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  • Medical doctor, with a specialization in anesthesia or, Emergency Medicine (ER) or, trauma surgery, with 12 years’ professional experience
  • Also, certified instructor (e.g. ATLS/AHLS)
  • Likewise, practical experience in war surgery or other health activities related to conflict and other trauma medical emergencies. Knowledge on weapons systems, and their health impact
  • Furthermore, fluent in English. French, Arabic, Russian and Spanish an added value
  • Also, at least 2 years humanitarian experience.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline02 February,2021
Company NameInternational Committee of the Red Cross



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