Staff Health Officer At International Committee of the Red Cross

The Staff Health Officer (SHO) is the focal point for all matters relating to the health of ICRC staff in the sub-delegations in Mindanao. 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 the ICRC staff. S/he implements the staff health strategy in seven identified domains: staff health policy, prevention, health care and emergencies, stress management and crisis situation, health insurance, management of medical information and monitoring, assessment, and feedback.


  • Carries out health briefings for all new ICRC staff in the respective sub-delegation.
  • Assesses and supervises living conditions in Mindanao across 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.
  • Liaises with the Staff Health Centre of Expertise (RH_COE_SAN) at ICRC headquarters and coordinates at local level in case of the repatriation of personnel out of the country.
  • Compiles guidelines and procedures to be followed during the medical evacuation of personnel from the field or out of the country.
  • Implements 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.
  • Responds to COVID-19 related emergency activities including medical evacuation.
  • Keeps Head of Structures informed regarding medical cases.
  • Reports to the Staff Health Officer (based in Manila) on activities related to case management.
  • Performs contact tracing of affected ICRC staff and/or families.
  • Advises staff on appropriate preventive health measures through health education seminars or presentations.
  • Gives medical briefings and advice on health risks; supervises health kits management and monitors PEP Kits.
  • Organizes first aid training for staff and psychosocial support for crisis incident cases.
  • Performs the initial clinical assessment and appropriate referral of ICRC staff to specific and identified health services, facilities, and specialists.
  • Responds to emergency cases in coordination with the Manila Staff Health Officer for medical support and advice.
  • Evaluates and recommend all patient referrals to Manila or Mindanao referral hospitals in coordination with the Manila Staff Health Officer.
  • Collects pertinent data using standard forms pertaining to illness of staff and submits to the Manila Staff Health Officer on a quarterly basis.
  • Verifies and approves appropriate sick leave.
  • Verifies and approves medical bills according to the existing administrative process in ICRC.


  • University degree in medicine or nursing or public health, with a professional license to practice in the country
  • 3 years of proven clinical and administrative work experience
  • Experience in mental health and stress management
  • Experience in medical evacuation and transportation
  • Knowledge of public health
  • Fluency in English communication and local dialects.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)

How to apply


Qualified applicants are requested to submit by email to until 09 July 2021*.

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

Please clearly indicate in the subject line: SURNAME First name – COT Staff Health Officer (Resume & cover letter).

*Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is successfully filled.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. A valid NBI clearance must be submitted once shortlisted.

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