13 May 2015

Prehospital Emergency Care & First Aid Project Manager

Employer: International Commitee Of The Red Cross
Ref. fd-first-aid-project
Location: Field
Purpose of the function
In areas of armed violence or with limited resources, the First Aid & Prehospital emergency care delegate contributes to ensure that casualties receive a timely, humane, impartial and effective immediate assistance during emergencies. In order to fulfil these objectives, the delegate supports and ensures that the responders are acting safely, guided by basic humanitarian values and principles and are integrated in an emergency response system adapted to local needs and realities.

Responsibilities (the scope varies according the context and length of the assignment)

  • Develops a deep understanding of the emergency care system, in given contexts
  • Identify the support needed in order to improve the emergency response from the scene to the referral medical structure
  • Select adequate interventions to support and develop local capacities, establish realistic project proposals in line with ICRC guidelines, taking into account local realities
  • Implements, monitors and evaluates activities according to set objectives, draw plans of actions according to available resources
  • Ensure proper staff management and safety and supports local stakeholders involved in the emergency response system
  • Foster constructive working relationships amongst emergency response stakeholders (State and non-State actors, incl. the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement)
  • As a representative of the ICRC, promote it, and maintain contact and negotiate with relevant actors in order to ensure the work is carried out as securely and effectively as possible.

Your profile

  • Significant experience in First Aid/ Pre-Hospital Emergency Services, preferably with managerial responsibilities
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to adapt to harsh living conditions and/or unstable security environment
  • Objective oriented, with an ability to contextualize his/her expertise, and to be pragmatic
  • Able to work under pressure in a multicultural team, and in complex environments
  • Strong leadership, with capacities in networking, partnership and negotiations
  • Excellent analytical skills with problem solving mindset, with strong strategic and creative thinking
  • Excellent English and/or French, verbal and written communication skills
  • Very good command of computer tools (Windows 8, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
  • Driving license for manual transmission vehicle with driving practice.

Your assets

  • Technical experience in training, health, capacity building and organizational development, project cycle management and results based management. (depends on the assignment)
  • Good command in languages such as Arabic, Russian
  • Previous voluntary service experience
  • Experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement

Context specifitities

  • Assignment: From 4 weeks to 12 months extendable

What we offer

  • Working for one of the main humanitarian player
  • The opportunity to use your knowledge to help the victims of conflicts and other violence situations