Medical Field Officer (Based in Cotabato)

02 January 2018

The Medical Field Officer contributes to the overall implementation of the ICRC Health Program within a multidisciplinary team for his/her area of responsibility, especially in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.

He/she will build and expand his/her network with relevant interlocutors: Health Authorities at Regional, Provincial and local level, Philippine Red Cross and other NGOs. He/She also participates in the analysis of the context focusing on access to health and medical care of the civilian population.


  • Responsible for the follow-up of weapon-wounded patients in relation to the armed-conflict and ensures access to medical care
  • Provides regular and ad-hoc support to hospitals and RHUs and monitors their utilization
  • Organizes First Aid Trainings to population identified by ICRC
  • Identifies patients with disabilities and refers them to the Davao Jubilee Foundation
  • Participates in health assessments in a multidisciplinary team



A successful candidate will have:

  • A university degree in the health sector or equivalent (nursing, medicine)
  • At least 4 years practical experience in the medical field
  • Good knowledge and understanding of public health and local health services and systems
  • Experience as a first aid trainer
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Tagalog, Maranao and Maguindanaon.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work under stressful conditions while maintaining patience, perseverance, self-confidence


A successful candidate may have:

  • Experience in working with the administration of health and medical structures in the Philippines
  • Good interpersonal skills and a good network of contacts
  • Awareness andrespect of professional and institutional ethics, particularly with respect to confidentiality
  • Flexibility to work several weeks in the field and to travel to different areas
  • Good knowledge of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao Provinces(an asset)



  • A meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunities for continued learning and development


Closing date of application: 19 January 2018

Duration of contract: Open-ended

Contract Start: As soon as possible


Qualified applicants are requested to send their comprehensive resume, cover letter to with subject line: SURNAME First name – COT Medical Field Officer (cover letter, resume).     

Office Address: 16 R Garcia Street, Cotabato City, Philippines

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


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