Health Field Officer 2, community health (doctor or nurse)
JOB TITLE: Health Field Officer 2, community health (doctor or nurse)
EMPLOYER: The International Committee of the Red Cross DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-15 LAST UPDATED: 2018-11-15 DEADLINE: 2018-12-15


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The ICRC Delegation in Azerbaijan is seeking candidates for the position of:

Health Field Officer 2, community health (doctor or nurse)
based in BARDA Sub Delegation


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. Based on the skills required for this position, s/he has the capacity to oversee programmes with a degree of autonomy (e.g. delegations with remote management) and/or deliver services with autonomy (e.g. hospital settings) and contributes actively to planning and coordinating health activities at field level.

Main responsibilities:

• Implements the planned community health programme in frontline communities within Barda subdelegation.
• Assists the Health Delegate, in designing operational strategies and planning the community health programme in frontline communities within the Barda Area of Responsibility.
• Works closely together with community health workers, community members and village volunteers.
• Provides training on health education to community health workers and AzRCS volunteers.
• Assists communities to create and maintain their community health committee.
• Assists the communities in access to the existing health care.
• Conducts assessments and regular field visits (when relevant) to monitor activities and health-related threats to the population.
• Ensures proper management of information collected and appropriate, relevant reporting.
• Participates in analysis of and reflection on the overall health situation; contributes to realistic project proposals in line with the delegation's objectives and priorities.
• Helps organize meetings; advises staff members on various matters such as culture, politics, the economy, security, etc.
• Interprets at meetings and translates documents into local languages.
• Liaises and builds networks with local stakeholders to facilitate communication on and coordination of activities, thereby ensuring more efficient implementation of health programmes. Represents the ICRC vis-à-vis national authorities.

Skope and impact:

• Participates in financial monitoring of the costs involved in the project(s)/ activities supported.
• Geographic remit: local/facility to national.
• Might supervise local health professionals.


• Internally, interacts with health staff (Health Delegate, Health Coordinator, Hospital Staff), Head of Delegation/Office, non-health staff at delegation level.
• Externally, interacts with national health authorities, international and local stakeholders (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners, UN, NGOs) in his/her geographic area or field of responsibility.

Minimum required knowledge skills & experience:

• Degree in medicine (preferably) or nursing.
• Qualifications in public health or health management a strong asset.
• 3 to 5 years of total work experience (including 2 years of clinical experience) with minimum 2 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector.
• Good connections with local health authorities or groups of interest for the ICRC.
• Excellent knowledge of the assigned geographic area.
• Licence to practice in country of residence.
• Fluency in written English and Azerbaijani is required, any other language locally spoken is an asset
• Good computer skills are required (certification or equivalent work experience)

This is a full-time position based in BAR SD.


If you consider to have all the necessary qualifications and the ability to take over the designed tasks, please send your CV in English, your motivation letter in English and copies of diplomas/certificates to the e-mail with subject line indicating “Health Field Officer 2 ”.

Deadline for submission of applications: 05.12.2018.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please do only send copies of employment and education certificates. The copies will not be sent back.

For additional information, please consult the ICRC website:

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