Staff Health Officer

Posted on 12 Oct, 2021
Closing on 24 Oct, 2021

Job Description

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

Staff Health Officer

Contract type: Open Ended  
Number of posts  :  1 Post
Duty Station:  Marib
Announcement date:   12 October 2021

Staff Health Officer 1 is the focal point for all matters relating to the health of ICRC staff in the 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 

  • Carries out health briefings for all new ICRC staff.
  • Assesses and supervises living conditions in the delegation and all sub-sites, 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; identifies and monitors services for the referral and treatment of ICRC staff. 
  • Provides advice and support to ICRC staff with health problems. 
  • 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 Centre of Expertise (RH_COE_SAN) at ICRC headquarters and coordinates at local level in case of the repatriation of personnel out of the country. • 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 all sites under responsibility (delegation/sub-delegations). 
  • Implements and follows up on ICRC stress policy. 
  • Support the ICRC structure with endemics and pandemics including COVID-19 related tasks ( follow up on the epidemiology in the AoR, raise the awareness among the staff generally with attention to high exposure roles, follow up on the implementation of preventive measures, make sure that PPE items are available at the work places, Support with case management, report within the correct channels the information needed, PCR tests, vaccination, etc.)
  • Maintain and promote the medical confidentiality of the staff as well maintain the communication with the reporting lines (direct supervisor and technical supervisor) with the needed adherence to the confidentiality.
  • Conduct visits for support to ICRC structures under the AoR.
  • Work on periodic report sharing and data entry in the Staff health system.
  • Work on Mapping the medical references in the AoR.
  • Support in the Staff MHPSS file with the technical advice from the country/regional specialists. This can include playing the role of PSS focal point. Having the PSS skills is an asset for the position.
  • Maintain the Staff Health policies and procedures updated and shared on the team space.
  • Respond to medical emergencies for the staff when needed, including accompanying a patient.
  • Play the focal point for the medical coverage file in the AoR. This includes processing invoices, data entry, reporting , adapting to the new medical coverage policies and disseminating the procedures related among the staff.
  • When applicable conduct briefing for new comer.
  • Support in a medical hotline service when needed.
  • Work on and update Staff health documents in the AoR . This includes, the medical reference assessment , the contingency plan , the guidelines and policies active in the delegation.

Certifications/Education Required

  • Medical doctor (master's degree in medicine) or registered nurse. 
  • Fluent knowledge of local language, and English/French/Spanish depending on the context. 
  • Computer proficiency. 

Professional Experience Required     

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

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

Please send your applications by email to:

Indicating in the subject line: Staff Health Officer_Marib

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

Only Yemeni Nationality candidates can apply for this position

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline to send your application: 24 October 2021

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