Job Opportunity: Staff Health Officer (based in Belgrade, Serbia)

15 July 2022

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization that works to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. To find out more about ICRC's mission and its activities visit

Staff Health Officer is the focal point for all matters related to the health of the Belgrade Shared Services Center staff. 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 ICRC staff. S/he implements the staff health strategy in seven identified domains:

  1. Staff health policy;
  2. Prevention;
  3. Health care and medical emergencies;
  4. Stress management and crisis situations;
  5. Health insurances;
  6. Management of medical information;
  7. Monitoring, assessment and feedback.


Staff Health

  • Carries out individual and collective health briefings for all new BSSC staff as well as provides advice and support to the staff with health problems
  • Ensures that vaccinations are complete for mobile delegates based in BSSC and resident staff in "exposure mission" and counsel to complete vaccination cycle when necessary; counseling for medical screening at recruitment of all future resident staff and for "exposure missions"
  • Implements and supervises and follow up on staff health policies (e.g. ICRC stress policy)
  • Supports and delivers institutional training related to Staff Health
  • Remains available via phone outside working hours, to provide medical advice and assistance to the ICRC colleagues in case of medical emergency
  • Carries out and supervises activities related to health insurance for resident staff and their dependents; assists in explaining and providing information on employees' benefits related to voluntary health insurance
  • Handles BSSC staff requests for optical glasses reimbursement as well as reviews medical invoices for anonymization and approval of medical expenses
  • 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
  • Reports to BSSC management and provides feedback and recommendations on issues related to the staff health
  • Registers and treats information (general and specific) accurately and with confidentially; ensures that medical confidentiality is respected
  • Acts as a focal point for staff health guidelines, preventive measures, contingency plan and case management during crisis cell operations

Safety and Security at work

  • Supports the HR Manager in the implementation of health and safety policies according to the medical coverage framework
  • Responsible for safety at work file and preparation of related documents
  • Assists in ensuring medical check-up before hiring and during employment when needed
  • Assists in ensuring that all staff are adequately insured within their country and when travelling professionally, as well as provides related explanation to staff


  • Qualified medical professional (medical doctor or registered nurse; ideally a degree in public health) with at least three years of clinical experience working in hospitals or NGOs
  • Experience in mental health and stress management; experience in medical evacuation and transportation is an asset
  • Knowledge of public health
  • Clear technique and ability to deliver training
  • Fluent knowledge of English language; French is an asset
  • Computer proficiency
  • Respect of strict medical confidentiality


  • Work and progressive professional development in an exciting international environment
  • An inspiring opportunity to practice your profession in a humanitarian and multicultural organization
  • Stimulating benefits package

We look forward to receiving the interested candidates' CVs and cover letters!

Please send them to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.