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Ortho-prosthetist

Requisition ID:  12158
Location:  Geneva (GVA)
Contract type:  Open-ended contract
What we do

 

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Your role

 

This position involves supervising the manufacture of prostheses and orthoses, providing technical and clinical support to national personnel working in P&O projects, providing support in the management of physical rehabilitation activities and setting up new P&O centres.

As a member of the physical rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, you will contribute to the implementation of internal and international P&O standards, overall service provision standards and monitor the quality of the services provided (from registration of the service user to discharge).

Main responsibilities

 

  • Promotes best practices in coordination with the PRP team and supports Physical Rehabilitation Centre and Project Managers on the implementation of relevant guidelines and standards
  • Collaborates and liaises with all members of the rehabilitation team to ensure a multidisciplinary team approach
  • Helps to embed freshly graduated students and support of all clinical and technical activities but spinal orthotics
  • Support technical and clinical staff to perform systematic quality control procedures
  • Contributes in all technical and clinical work but spinal jackets and facilitates the provision of P&O and wheelchair services within supported physical rehabilitation centre
  • Dialogues, communicates and reports on physical rehabilitation context, needs and programmes at internal and external level
Education and experience required

 

  • Strongly motivated by the humanitarian field 
  • Recognized training as an orthotist-prosthetist (ISPO Cat.1 or equivalent)
  • Additional relevant degrees (e.g. pedorthist) are an asset
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in the manufacture of prostheses and orthoses
  • Fluency in English and a good command of a second language is a strong asset (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian)
     

 

Desired profile and skills

 

  • Able to work under pressure and lead a multicultural team in a complex environment
  • Previous experience in international humanitarian projects
  • Positive, flexible and able to adapt to challenging living conditions and/or unstable security environment
  • Previous experience within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement is an asset
     
Our operational context

 

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC dœs not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Our field staff members must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Our field staff members 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, our staff members must hold a manual driving license
     
Why work for the ICRC

 

Our organisation started with a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since the beginning. We hire professionals with strong humanitarian motivation to help people affected by armed conflict and other violence.

 

Our offer in a nutshell:

 

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Be part of the ICRC talent pool and be contacted for future assignments globally
  • Length of assignment: 12 months 
How to apply

 

Your complete application should include:

 

  • Your CV - clearly specifying your national and international experiences, duration, roles and responsibilities
  • Your Cover Letter - stating your motivation for joining the humanitarian world and the ICRC
  • A complete profile with the following documents uploaded in the system:
    • Your passport(s) copy
    • Your manual driving license
    • Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates
    • Copy of your work certificates/employment records 

 

 

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