Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Your profile - Education and experience required


  • Strong motivation by humanitarian work
  • Bachelor's degree/diploma in nursing
  • Minimum 5 years' nursing experience
  • At least 2 years' project management experience
  • Experience in public health.
  • Previous exposure to international human rights issues an asset.
  • Proficient command of English (written and spoken) and a good command of two additional languages (French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian)
  • Digital literacy
Our operational constraints


  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • You are in good health and will do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • You are prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months.
  • In line with our security guidelines, you hold a manual driving license
Our offer


  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Competitive employment package with attractive social benefits
  • Be part of the ICRC talent pool and be contacted for future assignments globally


Responsibilities Your role


Within a detention team, the role of the Detention Nurse is to improve detainees' access to proper and ethical health care. You contribute to improving the health care system and to restoring, improving or maintaining detainees’ dignity, health and nutritional status.


  • Assesses needs and plans and implements projects and activities
  • Monitors and evaluates these projects and activities. Collects and analyses relevant data to this end.
  • Shares the findings and results with other members of the Detention team (from the Protection, Water and Habitat, Economic Security departments) and the Health team, and writes relevant reports.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts/partnerships with external players involved in health care in the detention system and outside.
  • Ensures respect for medical ethics by all staff (ICRC and prison staff).
  • May have to draw up the annual institutional budget and planning document (Planning for Results).
  • Trains medical staff.

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