ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) - Nasiriyah

Staff Health Officer 1

  • Nassriya
  • ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) - Nasiriyah
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-05-19

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Job Title: Staff Health Officer 1

Job In Nassriya

Company: ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) - Nasiriyah

Start Date: 2024-05-06

End Date: 2024-05-19

Job Description



VACANCY: Staff Health Officer 1


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC is currently looking for staff for its support operations in Iraq.


ICRC offers:


  • By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can really make a difference.
  • You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness, and innovation to achieve the best possible impact.
  • You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times.
  • You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.
  • Competitive compensation package, a monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, international retirement savings plan, Final Gratuity, medical coverage, life insurance, and mobility allowance).



Job Title: Staff Health Officer 1

Level: B2

Duty Station: Iraq – Nassiriyah Sub Delegation

Reports to: Nassiriyah Head of Sub Delegation

Duration of Contract: One-year fixed term

Date of Issue: 06 May 2024

Deadline for applications: 19 May 2024



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.










Key Responsibilities:  



  • Briefing activities: systematic individual or collective briefing for all new staff coming to the sub-delegation, on global health, specific health country risks, and preventive measures to be taken to avoid risks or decrease their impact on physical and psychological wellbeing. Briefing on management of medical emergencies (internal and external medical helpline, external services for emergency, referral facilities, access to post-rape kits and first aid kit, exposure to rabies…) and stress management.
  • Systematic control of vaccination books during the briefing, for mobile staff upon arrival, and resident staff going for exposure mission (+ solution finding) in coordination with BAG Staff health manager. Identification of places where those vaccines can be found. Referral to those places if necessary to complete compulsory vaccines.
  • Support the HR department for specific basic trainings as First Aid training, stress management, resilience, etc.
  • Management of first aid kits available in the sub-delegation, residences, and cars in terms of inventory, replenishment, storage, and location. Management of any medical equipment necessary to conduct staff health activities.
  • Ensure that annual eye exams for drivers or pre-recruitment medical check for newly hired staff are carried out and that the requirements are followed.
  • Advice of new resident going for exposure mission.
  • Management of Post Exposure Prophylaxis against HIV (PEP) /Post-rape kits (PRK) from procurement (Ordering, storing…) to waste management of expired items in accordance with Medlog standard procedures.
  • Provide awareness on the existing network of MHPSS (internal and external networks).


 Health care and medical emergencies:

  • Conduct assessment of referral facilities ensuring safety of access for all employees - a matrix of identified health facilities and related contacts is made available to all staff and regularly updated as needed.
  • Identify and assess hospitals and specialized services; support the analysis of the health services in Nasiriyah Sub-Delegation in the Area of Responsibility Identify medical services where mobile colleagues can consult (English consultation, Laboratory, imageries, dental, gynecological…) in coordination with the staff health manager.
  • Takes part, with the Staff health manager, in selecting medical facilities for employees, and referring employees to these facilities.
  • Identify national reference structures for vertical programs and for vaccinations where appropriate (i.e., HIV reference center, TB, Leishmania, travel clinic etc.)
  • Acts as health focal person and provide specific health support for all employees regarding medical problems and accidents when necessary.
  • Manages medical emergencies and gives advice to ICRC staff during working hours when necessary.
  • Handles all medical problems independently and in accordance with ICRC guidelines.
  • Ensure the follow-up of referred medical cases, and keep staff health manager informed, about specific medical situations when mobile staff is concerned, when necessary and with the consent of the patient.
  • Handles harassment cases by ensuring that the affected staff is informed about the existing mechanism and institutional guidelines to handle complaints of harassment at the workplace and by offering medical support if needed in close coordination with the staff health manager.
  • Provide basic mental health and psychosocial support for ICRC staff and refer cases that require further support to ICRC referral structures.



 Health insurance and medical bills and medical files:

  • Ensures compliance with standard ICRC procedures.
  • Is familiar with ICRC standard procedures concerning illness and accidents (professional and nonprofessional).
  • Explains the arrangements regarding health insurance for resident staff.
  • Supports the staff -when needed- in the submission and follow up of medical claims with insurance company/TPA.
  • Verify the consistency of sick leaves for medical reasons and confirm they are justified.
  • Reports to the HR any irregularities related to sick leave or medical invoices.
  • Cases that require treatment outside Iraq are referred to the staff health manager for further advice and opinion.
  • Reports accident cases to the staff health manager and GenCare.
  • Manages medical files of resident staff ensuring strict respect of the medical confidentiality.
  • Carries out other duties at the express request of his/her immediate superior.

 Medical Information

  • Creates confidential database/patient file in the sub-delegation.
  • Collects data on staff health as per procedures established by GVA.


Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Collects general medical data.
    • Regular upload of implemented activities into SHAD (Staff Health Activity Database).
    • Monitors client satisfaction and implement relevant improvements.



  •   Education and Professional Experience required:


    • Medical doctor (Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery) or registered nurse.
    • Three years clinical experience.
    • Fluent knowledge of Arabic and English languages.
    • Experience in mental health and stress management.
    • Experience in medical evacuation and transportation. Experience in first aid is an asset.
    • Knowledge of tropical health and public health.
    • Computer proficiency.


How to Apply: All qualified and interested candidates should forward their applications with a detailed updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating email and phone contacts with a minimum of two professional references, a cover letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills and qualifications for the said job opportunity and your salary expectations. Marked to (nas_hr_services@icrc.org) with the subject line: SURNAME First Name/ Vacancy title.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applications will only be accepted with valid residency and work permit in Iraq.

The successful candidate will undergo a three-month’ probation period.

NB: If you have not heard from us by a Month of receiving your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.


No Fee:


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