Health Field Officer based in Iligan (For Filipino Nationals only)

  • Added Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 23 September 2019

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a Geneva-based humanitarian organization that protects and assists victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence without discrimination. It has been providing humanitarian aid in the Philippines for more than 70 years,with a permanent presence since 1982. The ICRC works closely with the Philippine Red Cross,its primary partner in the country.

Join the Health team of an international humanitarian organization. The ICRC Mindanao sub-delegation is looking for a:

Health Field Officer

(Based in Iligan)

The Health Field Officer contributes to the overall implementation of the ICRC Health Program within a multidisciplinary team for his/her area of responsibility. S/he will build and expand his/her network with relevant interlocutors: health authorities at regional, provincial, and local level; Philippine Red Cross (PRC), and other NGOs. S/he also participates in the analysis of the context focusing on access to health and medical care of the civilian population.


· Follows-up on weapon-wounded patients in relation to the armed conflict and ensures access to medical care

· Identifies and follows-up on individual weapon wounded patients whenever possible, through direct contact with the patient, the family, health interlocutors, PRC health staff and social welfare representatives, in order to understand the health needs and to decide whether ICRC financial support is justified according to its criteria

· Plans, organizes, and implements first aid training for communities, health care professionals, security forces and others, in coordination with the Health Delegate

· Organizes the quarterly or ad-hoc delivery of drugs and medical items to hospitals, health facilities, and first aid posts

· Conducts field assessments with the Protection, Economic Security, and Water and Habitat teams in conflict prone areas

· Organizes first aid trainings to population identified by ICRC

· Participates in health assessments within a multidisciplinary team


A successful candidate will have:

· A university degree in the health sector or equivalent (nursing, medicine)

· At least 4 years’ practical experience in the medical field

· Good knowledge and understanding of public health and local health services and systems

· Experience as a first aid trainer

· Fluency in written and spoken English, Tagalog, Maranao and Maguindanaon

· Good organizational skills

· Good analytical skills

· Good communication skills

· The ability to work under stressful conditions while maintaining patience, perseverance, self-confidence

As an asset, a successful candidate may have:

· Experience in working with the administration of health and medical structures in the Philippines

· Good interpersonal skills and a good network of contacts

· Awareness and respect of professional and institutional ethics, particularly with respect to confidentiality

· Flexibility to work several weeks in the field and to travel to different areas

· Good knowledge of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao Provinces


· A meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup

· Competitive compensation package

· Opportunities for continued learning and development

Closing date of application: 23 September 2019

Duration of contract: Open-ended

Contract Start: As soon as possible

*Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is successfully filled. Recruitment may close before deadline of applications.

This vacancy is archived.

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