Staff Health Officer (Balkh, Afghanistan) 174 views

Job Description


Staff Health Officer 1 is the focal point for all matters relating to the health of ICRC staff in the Mazar-i-Sharif Sub 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.

Main Responsibilities:

Functional Responsibilities:Carries out Staff Health briefings for all new ICRC staffAssesses and supervises living conditions in the delegation and all sub-sites, promotes general hygiene standards (e.g. housing, use of mosquito nets, water filters, hygiene standards of cooks and cleaners, nutritional advice).Evaluates the medical structures available and quality of services provided; identifies and monitors services for the referral and treatment of ICRC staff.Provides advice and support to ICRC staff with health problems.Provides advice on the medical needs of ICRC staff during transportation and coordinates medical evacuations from the field to the capital liaising with Staff Health Unit in Kabul Compiles guidelines and procedures to be followed during the medical evacuation of personnel from the field or out of the country.Implements and supervises staff health policies at all sites under KAD SD AORImplements and follows up on ICRC stress policy.Collects accurate and reliable data on illnesses, accidents and absenteeism, with a view to providing statistics on illnesses and the medical risks taken by all staff.Reviews medical invoices for anonymization and approval of medical expenses.Reports to delegation management and provides feedback and recommendations on issues related to the staff’s health.Carries out defusing and creates peer support groups following critical incidents in the field; follows up if further intervention is required.


The ICRC is a neutral, impartial and independent organization. Its exclusive humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC Endeavour to alleviate suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and Universal humanitaire principales.

Job Requirements

Medical Doctor with minimum 3 years of clinical experience;Fluency in English, Pashto and DariExperience in mental health, stress management;Experience in medical evacuation and transportation;Knowledge of tropical health and public health systems;Proficiency with MS-Office and internet tools;Rigorous and precise analytical and management skills;Willing to travel more than 50% of their time, as per needs (domestic as well as international)Strict respect of medical confidentialityRespect of medical professional regulationsFlexible and high level of toleranceVery good communication and interpersonal skills

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Medical Doctor with minimum 3 years of clinical experience




According to ICRC salary scale

Submission Guideline

Please submit your letter of motivation and CV not later than (25.12.2021) to: Clearly indicate vacancy number (MAZ-HFO-16122021) in the email subject line, CVs not mentioning the vacancy number in subject line, will not be considered. Complete files matching with the profile will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.“The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. CV’s received will be subject to the rules of the Data Protection of the ICRC (Data Controller) and will only be used for the purpose they were sent for and will not be kept after the end of the process or shared with third parties without consent of the sender.
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