Traineeship in Hospital Care Programme

Closing date:

Requisition ID: 18798

Region: Europe (HQ)

Contract type: Traineeship


Under the supervision of the Hospital Services Program Coordinator and in cooperation with the Hospital team and the Associate undertakes tasks related to the day to day work of the Hospital Care Programme (HCP).

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Reports to

Head Nurse

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Supports the update and production of ICRC clinical guidelines and protocols
  • Compilation, update and standardisation of all hospital documentation
  • Supports the compilation and analysis of hospital data and participates in the development of associated research studies
  • Supports the ongoing development of specific hospital files
  • Organises, records and distributes all minutes of HCP meetings
  • Ensures appropriate filing of all HCP related documentation
  • Compiles briefing package for all hospital staff departing for missions
  • Supports the organisation and implementation of the War Surgery Seminar, Hospital Seminar and other HCP activities
  • Assists and supports the HCP for any other daily tasks as directed by the HCP Coordinator
  • Supports the different métiers in different tasks developed
  • Supports the Hospital and Surgery Capacity Building Project:
  • Implementation of the evaluation and monitoring approach in the Surgical training Hub
  • Development of different documents / presentations /minutes of meetings
  • Contribute to task described in the communication plan
  • Contribute to update the project site in the Health Wiki
  • Support different activities related to the project cycle

Certifications / Education required

  • Medical student/Doctor or a Nurse with a university degree or equivalent
  • Less than two-year experience post degree (or after internship for Medical Doctor)

Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Organised, creative, ambitious, punctual and rigorous
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Very good command of computer tools (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Previous experience within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
  • Previous international humanitarian experience and/or development experience in low- or middle-income countries (NGOs, IOs or charitable organisation)
  • Previous experience in research or quality assurance activities
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in French, a strong asset
  • Fluency in Arabic and Spanish, an asset

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Traineeship
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
  • Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3723.20CHF
  • Estimated start date: 27/06/2022
  • Application deadline: 01/04/2022
  • Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan color of passport – please upload it on your profile

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

How to apply

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