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.
As an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Paediatric Nurse promotes and ensures the delivery of high-quality patient care aiming to achieve national / international standards depending on the context.
The Paediatric Nurse works at building capacity in nursing care and infection control in ICRC assisted or independent hospital structures with often limited resources and in challenging environments.
Provides high-quality 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 surgical team
Participates in the delivery of a programme of training / coaching to measurably improve the provision of high-quality 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
Develops 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. Ensures the appropriate use and maintenance of equipment
May supervise certain resident nursing and hospital support staff
Desired profile and skills
Degree in nursing (with a minimum of a 3 years course)
Specialization in paediatrics or a minimum of 5 years experience in paediatrics
Registered paediatric nurse with a valid license to practice in the country of residence
Minimum 2 years experiences post-speciality in hospital posting
At ease with pre and post-operative care
Very good English AND French verbal and written communication skills
Previous International experience in Humanitarian and / or Development in low-income countries (NGO’s, IO or charity organizations)
Sensitivity to cultural diversity
Good communication skills, capacity to manage and work within a multidisciplinary team
Positive, flexible and able to adapt to harsh living conditions and / or unstable security environment
Arabic, Spanish or Russian, as a third language, with good verbal and written communication skills
Previous experience(s) in acute care departments, such as ER, ICU and Recovery Room
Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement
Our operational & field constraints
In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles) with practice
Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents)
What we offer
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
Attractive social benefits
Length of assignment : 2-month onboarding + 6-month mission minimum, preferably longer
Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
Your resume and a cover letter that clearly expresses what attracts you to the humanitarian world as well as to the ICRC
Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates
Copy of your work certificates
Copy of a valid registration licence / card
Copy of your passport / s (only the page with your personal details)
Copy of your manual driving license