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Health Field Officer 2 – The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation

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Health Field Officer 2 – The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation, December 14 2022

Health Field Officer 2


Organization: The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation

Position: Health Field Officer 2

Deadline: 12.24.2022

Employment: Contract

Location: Gonder with frequent field trips to Benishangul Gumuz and Afar region, Amhara

Job Description:



The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia is looking to hire an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of Health Field Officer 2 (12 months fixed term contract) based in Gonder with frequent field trips to Benishangul Gumuz and Afar region.



Health Field Officer 2 contributes to implementing, running and monitoring the health programme(s), in cooperation with the health team, according to the objectives set out in the delegation’s annual planning (Planning for Results) for a specific geographic area or field of activities. More specifically S/he contributes to the improvement of the living conditions of detainees through ensuring proper access to quality medical care and improving the health conditions whether on systemic or individual approach.


  • Understands and adheres to the 7 Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement;
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct;
  • Understands the three components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement;
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times;
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all time;
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers;
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC;
  • May be asked to perform duties and tasks not covered in this job description as well as to provide support to other departments when necessary.

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  • Contribute to the general contextual analysis in detention and defines the delegation’s strategies in relation to healthcare in detention in Amhara, Benishagul Gumuz and Afar regions.
  • Regularly visit the priority prisons in his/ her area of operation (Gondar, Kemisse, Dessie, Gelgel Beles) and any other places of detention as per needs. In all the priority places of detention, support on-job coaching for health staff and ensure quarterly medical assistance requisitions are timely done and delivered. Update the priority prisons monitoring tool on a quarterly basis and discuss with the HPM on areas requiring specific attention.
  • Ensure the assessment of needs, planning, implementation and follow up of all HCD activities in prisons and Police Lockups, aimed at improving detainees’ access to effective health care.
  • Carries out the assessment of the detainees’ health status and monitors their access to quality healthcare, identify more vulnerable detainees (pregnant and lactating women, those with physical disabilities, and mentally challenged detainees) for regular follow-up and relevant support.
  • Assists in medical data collection, translation (from Amharic to English) and interpretation; ensure all MAD-DET reports for all facilities in his/her area of responsibility are timely submitted. Ensures proper management of information collected and produces the subsequent reports.
  • Assists the Health Programme Manager in the preparation of prisons’ health staff trainings and Technical Working Groups.
  • Supports in Sub-delegations’ response to sexual violence
  • In coordination with logistics department, ensures the medical supply chain procedures are adhered to from service requisition to reconciliation of delivery documentation via the IRIS application.
  • Supports other health programmes in implementation of their activities in the sub-delegation
  • Establishes and maintain professional contact with health and prison authorities and institutions.
  • Liaises with other internal departments ensuring multidisciplinary approach in detention and health in general
  • Participates in analysis of and reflection on the overall health situation; contributes to realistic project proposals in line with the sub-delegation’s objectives and priorities.
  • Helps organize meetings; advises staff members in matters such as culture, politics, the economy, security, etc.
  • Liaises and builds networks with local stakeholders to facilitate communication on and coordination of activities, thereby ensuring more efficient implementation of health programs.
  • May represent the ICRC vis-à-vis beneficiaries, local authorities, humanitarian players, armed groups, etc.


  • Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and departments
  • Is aware of the delegation’s objectives and has a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position
  • Collects and shares information to improve the ICRC’s understanding of the environment and humanitarian trends and responses
  • Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image
  • Takes responsibility for their own professional learning and development
  • Occasionally participates in a field visit where administrative support is required.


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Job Requirements:


Certifications / Education Required

  • University degree in Medicine (medical doctor) or a degree in Nursing
  • Fluent knowledge of English and Amharic (written and spoken).
  • Other local languages are an asset
  • Valid license to practice in Ethiopia
  • Computer literacy

Professional Experience required

  • Minimum 2 year working experience working with the Ministry of Health
  • Solid experience in health project management and public health.
  • Excellent knowledge of the assigned geographic area
  • Excellent connections with the local health authorities
  • Experience working in humanitarian context (NGO’s/ humanitarian organizations) an added value


How To Apply:


Candidates are expected to

First, submit a short online application form through the following link:  and THEN

Formally apply through ethiojobs, with the usual application documents (CV and cover letter)


The Online application form will not be considered for this position.

Closing date: December 24,  2022

Women applicants and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted at all stages of the selection process.


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