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Health Field Officer

Job Type: Full time | Company: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 28-11-2017


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 Working for the ICRC means projecting a certain image of the organization. The ICRC expects all its staff to behave appropriately at all times, wherever they may be. All staff members must ensure that their attitude is in line with the principles of the organization, in both their professional and private lives. Please visit www.icrc.org for more information.





The ICRC Delegation in Libya, temporarily located in Tunis, has a vacancy for:


Health Field Officer

The position will be based in Tripoli


The successful candidate will be experienced in the analysis of the general health status in their allocated area with the ability of offering sound advice on how to improve where possible. They will also need to set up, run and monitor Health activities, and build contacts with related Local Authorities, Hospitals and the Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS). 


Main Responsibilities:


Field and operational activities                                                         

  • Contribute actively in the analysis of relevant health needs and define the most adequate ICRC intervention.
  • Carry out assessments, identify priority needs, implement and monitor health activities (support to hospitals, specialized centers/diabetes, primary care services, mobile units etc.).
  • Prepares the medical donation processes, assist with the donation delivery and follow up
  • Undertakes field trips (overnight or longer as required).
  • Helps actively with the organization and facilitation of the Health training activities run by the Health Department in Libyan Support unit in Tunis. 
  • Assists with any activity related to First Aid.


Communication and management of information

  • Provides accurate translation between various health interlocutors and the ICRC Health team.
  • Collaborates with other health field officers and departments within the ICRC.
  • Provides information and guidance to staff and management on cultural aspects of the job
  • Manages information in confidential and diplomatic manner.
  • Builds and maintains a network of relevant health interlocutors, LRCS, NGO’s, relevant associations, universities and MoH in close coordination with the ICRC Health department.
  • Represents the ICRC at health meetings set by the Ministry of health/local health authorities in close coordination with the ICRC health department and prepares a written feedback.
  • Participates actively in the collection, analysis and sharing of health data including statistics, of any possible outbreaks and any other relevant Health info in the media and other sources.


Reporting and translation

  • Responsible for the compilation and production of various periodical health reports 
  • Translates between Arabic and English both oral and written.


Medical logistics.

  • Handles all administrative processes, including donation certificates and ensures an adequate hand-over of ICRC material support including the explanation of the contents, the signature of the donation certificate and packing list in close coordination with Log department.
  • Maintains a proper filing system


Minimum required knowledge & experience:

Ÿ   University degree in Health field (Medical doctor, Dentist, Nurse)

Ÿ   2-3 years of work experience in Health field and/or Humanitarian field

Ÿ  Fluent in Arabic and good  command in written/spoken English

Ÿ  Ability to interpret and translate accurately from English to Arabic and vise-versa

Ÿ  Good listening and interacting skills

Ÿ  Good computer skills (Windows)

Ÿ  A sound knowledge of the health system in the different geographical areas of Libya.






We offer a rewarding and enriching work opportunity in a humanitarian and international environment with initial training and on-boarding.




Interested Candidates with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application with 3 references to tri_recruitment@icrc.org before the 12th of  December 2017, with the title in the email subject “Health Field Officer in Tripoli”.

CVs not mentioning the position in the subject line, will not be considered

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews.


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