Ended Staff Health Officer

The Job

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. Please visit www.icrc.org for more information.

The ICRC is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of:

Staff Health Officer

Contract type : Open Ended

Level of Post   :  B2

Number of Posts :  1 Post

Duty Station  :  Sa’ada


​Staff Health Officer 1 is the focal point for all matters relating to the health of ICRC staff in Sa’ada Sub Delegation. In line with ICRC staff health strategy and in collaboration with medical personnel on the spot, s/he promotes and maintains the physical and mental health of ICRC staff.

S/He implements the staff health strategy in seven identified domains:

  1. Staff health policy;
  2. Prevention;
  3. Health care and medical emergencies;
  4. Stress management and crisis situations;
  5. Health insurances;
  6. Management of medical information;
  7. Monitoring, assessment and feedback.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

 Functional Responsibilities:

  • Carries out health briefings for all new ICRC staff in Sa’ada Sub Delegation.
  •  Assesses and supervises living conditions in the Sub delegation and, promotes general hygiene standards (e.g. housing, use of mosquito nets, water filters, hygiene standards of cooks and cleaners, nutritional advice).
  • Evaluates the medical structures available and quality of services provided in Sa’ada city.
  • Identifies and monitors services for the referral and treatment of ICRC staff in the sub delegation.
  • Provides advice and support to ICRC staff with health problems.
  • In coordination with the staff health unit in Sana’a, provides advice on the medical needs of ICRC staff during transportation and coordinates medical evacuations from the field to the capital.
  • Liaises with the staff health unit in Sana’a at local level in case of the repatriation of personnel out of the country.
  • With the support of the staff health officer 2 and the staff health manager, compiles guidelines and procedures to be followed during the medical evacuation of personnel from the field or out of the country.
  •  Implements and supervises staff health policies and the ICRC HIV/AIDS programme (where applicable) at the sub delegation level.
  •  In coordination with the staff health officer 2, implements and follows up on ICRC stress policy.
  •  Collects accurate and reliable data on illnesses, accidents and absenteeism, with a view to providing statistics on illnesses and the medical risks taken by all staff in the sub delegation.
  • Reviews medical invoices for anonymization and approval of medical expenses.
  • Reports to the staff health officer 2 and the staff health manager and provides feedback and recommendations on issues related to the staff's health.
  • With the support of the staff health officer 2, carries out defusing and creates peer support groups following critical incidents in the field; follows up if further intervention is required


  • Internally, interacts within the staff health unit in the delegation.
  • Externally, maintains working relations with clinics/hospitals regarding staff health.

Certifications/Education Required

  •  Medical doctor (master's degree in medicine), pharmacist or a registered nurse.
  • Fluent knowledge of local language, and English.
  • Computer proficiency.

Professional Experience Required

  • Three years of a medical/clinical experience.
  • Experience in mental health and stress management.
  • Experience in medical evacuation and transportation.
  • Knowledge of tropical health and public health.
  • ICRC experience is an asset.


  • Leadership                              
  • Accountability                         
  • People management                
  • Team work & Collaboration       
  • Representing the ICRC            
  • Beneficiary & Client focused     
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send the following:

  • A letter of motivation in English
  • A detailed C.V. in English
  • Copy only of the highest academic degree obtained + Work certificates

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

Please send your applications (by email to: sad_hr_services@icrc.org  indicating in the subject line: Staff Health Officer

Applications with no clear indication of the subject will not be considered

Deadline to send your application: 22.04.2019

  • Employer: ICRC
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Sa'dah
  • Posted on: 15 April 2019
  • Deadline: 22 April 2019