International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Weapon Contamination Medical Trainer (Global Deployment)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Job Description

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. In addition to the conventional effect due to explosion, we are also launching an operational response capacity for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) events. The purpose of the CBRN Operational Response project is to enable the ICRC to respond to CBRN events in a systematic manner. Medical expertise is critical for managing risks associated with the effect of explosion and CBRN events to ensure the health, safety and Security of ICRC staff while maintaining operational continuity and assisting the victims to the extent possible. Do you want to join us and put in practice your expertise to help us make a change? Responsibilities Depending on the context, you would have the following responsibilities:
  • Conduct classroom instruction, presentations and exercises in accordance with the guidelines and directives set forth dissemination of explosion effect (Blast Trauma Care course) and CBRN medical training.

  • Identify and develop Training Courses or materials to prepare National Societies volunteers to participate in medical explosion consequences and CBRN agent release responses.

  • Ensure that the ICRC approved training material are used as official presentations in the delivery of ICRC BTC and CBRN course, and to that end, liaise with the Medical Advisor based in Geneva on all aspects of training.

  • Contribute, as part of the WeC medical team, to the training courses (both conventional and non-conventional topics) and provide support in their implementation.

  • Provide medical expertise on the health impact (at an individual, group or community level) in case of CBRN threat.

  • Deliver written briefings and recommendations relating to such ICRC operations to collaborators (Medical Advisor and CBRN Head of Sector and Head of Unit) in the effort to support continuum of updates regarding the medical documentation files.

Qualifications You have a specialized degree in Anesthesia/Resuscitation or shown experience as an ER doctor involved in Care/Treatment of victims from explosion and in CBRN incidents. You also possess a training degree, including instructor certification from a recognized health civilian or military institution. Familiarity with curriculum Design and development is highly recommended as well as confirmed operational experience in the subject area. Experience as a trainer or lecturer within Blast trauma care and effect, and the CBRN field, including the motivation to engage in Capacity Building overseas in unstable security and low resource settings, is required. Your Profile
  • 5-10 years of experience in health activities, preferably with a trauma component (explosions of bombs, oil tanks, gunshot wounds, etc.) in situations of conflict and other emergencies

  • Minimum 6 months international experience in humanitarian and/or development in low resource settings (NGO’s, military environment, army experience)

  • Official training certification recognized internationally (ATLS, AHLS) is required

  • Excellent command of English. Fluency in another ICRC working language (French, Arabic or other languages) is a strong asset.

  • Familiarity with weapon wounded care and CBRN/ HAZMAT operations/decontamination

  • Adaptable, flexible and motivated to solve medical issues(resuscitation, trauma management, CBRN medical intervention).

  • Able to work within a multicultural team and under considerable pressure

  • Holder of an international driving license(for manual transmission vehicles)

What we offer
  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment!

  • Various opportunities for further in-house training

  • Attractive social benefits and a maximum term contract

  • Please note that you will be remunerated per assignment (Short assignments of maximum 2 weeks with an average of 3 assignments per year to deliver training and help with capacity building. )

  • Deadline for application: 27.11.2020

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates
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