Staff Health Officer At International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC), Kigali-Rwanda - CLOSE: 06/07/2021
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Staff Health Officer At International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC), Kigali-Rwanda – CLOSE: 06/07/2021

Staff Health Officer

International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent humanitarian organization has been permanently present in Rwanda since 1990.

 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent humanitarian organisation has been permanently present in Rwanda since 1990. Having its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the ICRC is given its mandate by the Geneva Conventions to protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person for the below position based in Kigali under an initial contract of one-year renewable.

Exciting Employment Opportunity with the ICRC in Rwanda

Position:                                      Staff Health Officer

Duty Station:                              ICRC in Kigali, Rwanda

Reports to:                                  HR Country Manager


The Staff Health Officer is the focal point for all matters relating to the health of ICRC staff in its offices in Rwanda. In line and in collaboration with the Staff Health department at the Headquarters and the Management of the ICRC in Rwanda, 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 insurance; 6. Management of medical information; 7. Monitoring, assessment and feedback.

Accountabilities and 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 concerns;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Reports to delegation management and provides feedback and recommendations on issues related to the staff’s health;
  • Carries out defusing and creates peer support groups following critical incidents in the field; follows up if further intervention is required

Specific Functional Responsibilities:

  • First aid kit management; monitors all first aid kits (vehicles, delegations, sub-structures, residences) twice a year and replenish with missing items;
  • Medical screening and examinations for new hires in collaboration with HR department;
  • Actively involved in the choice of health insurance company for resident staff, assessment, evaluation and selection table;
  • Organizing and heading yearly information session with health insurance company and all resident staff;
  • Conducts a health need assessment among staff (resident & mobile) on a yearly basis;
  • Organizing first aid training for all staff (resident & mobile) every 2 years;
  • Sight screening for drivers to be done every 2 years (if vision is normal) and every year (if vision is impaired);
  • Submit quarterly activity report to the blue line (Staff Health Coordinator NAI) and red line (HR Country Manager).
  • Actively participates in COVID-19 related activities in collaboration with the Covid Crisis Cell Team ensuring all IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) measures are implemented.
  • Provides 24 / 7 (24 hours, 7 days a week) emergency phone permanence.

General Duties:

  • Abides by the Security Rules and the ICRC Code of Conduct at all times;
  • Ensures optimal information management and sharing within the delegation in line with internal guidelines and in full respect of confidentiality principles;
  • Performs duties and tasks not covered in this job description and provides support to other departments when necessary.

Certifications / Education required

  • Medical doctor (master’s degree in medicine) or registered nurse
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English, the same in Kinyarwanda and French would be an asset
  • 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
  • Well-connected and excellent knowledge of health facilities in Kigali and Rwanda
  • ICRC experience an asset

Application guidelines:

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to the e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: “Staff Health Officer” to

The application closing date is Tuesday, 6th of July 20215:00pm. Please take note that any applications received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered.

Applicants must be Rwandan citizens.


Please note that only candidates selected for further tests and interviews will be contacted.

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