Emergency Health Delegate

September 8 2022
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories Administration, Management, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Health, Medical, Health, Medical, Healthcare, Human service, Medical, Management staff, Other Health Professionals, Population Health
Toronto, ON

Title:  Emergency Health Delegate

Location: Ukraine 

Employment status:  Temporary full time - 12 months

Salary band: $51,000 - $55,000 /year 

In additional to the salary band, we will offer benefits and additional allowances as part of the total compensation package.  Additional allowances includes: Daily Subsistence Allowance, monthly Hardship allowance, Insurance coverage, Rest & Relaxation and others. 


The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking an Emergency Health Delegate to join our International Operations (IO) team. 

You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization. 

At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.   

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.   

On February 24, 2022, a new phase of the armed conflict in Ukraine began, with the intensification and spread of the hostilities affecting many parts of the country. This is a high-intensity conflict between two states (and possibly others) involving heavy kinetic warfare, civilian casualties, millions of refugees, large-scale internal displacement and physical destruction. The hostilities have also triggered a large-scale humanitarian response given the needs, notwithstanding major concerns for the protection of civilians and essential civilian infrastructure as well as security risks for humanitarian workers themselves.

We are looking for an Emergency Health Delegatev (EHD) that will work with CRC Regional Representative to support emergency health programming and to improve the access of affected populations to essential primary Health care services (including communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCD) care, Mental health and psychosocial support and in other areas where the public Health system is not functioning, limited or overstretched).

In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) Health and Care Unit, URCS Psychosocial Support Unit and CRC team in elaboration, implementation, evaluation, modification of the CRC mobile health units and managing and/or supporting Health initiatives and providing technical advisory 
  • Support the CRC team in the development of a community and public health strategy to complement the current Whole of Operation strategy with an early focus on recovery.
  • Integrate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) into wider health operations
  • Ensure the health technical components of the project are implemented according to the project logic model, the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and workplans.
  • Support the set up, management and supervision Health information systems (HIS) including collection, analysis and timely, appropriate and confidential sharing/reporting of data.  
  • Facilitate continuous and constructive communication among key stakeholders, especially the MoH, the CRC, URCS, PNS, and other active local and international stakeholders
  • Support effective monitoring, evaluation and operational research activities related to project(s) with the aim of improving quality and service provision and providing the evidence behind the achieved results 
  • Support the URCS Health Unit on systemic capacity building with the potential to support in coordination and leadership activities.
  • Supporting and coordinating local staff to undertake public and community health related tasks. This could include supervision, mentoring and training.
  • Identify training needs for staff and volunteers to allow the implementation of the strategy
  • Perform other duties as required.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health management, a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of job related experience, e.g. clinical, public health, community health, humanitarian response, etc.
  • Minimum five years of work experience in health programming/management, including at least three years of field experience in international and humanitarian contexts and/or experience working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement. 
  • Experience overseeing project planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting, ideally for health related projects or projects in complex environments.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication. Good command in Ukrainian or Russian language skills is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite and other relevant software/programs
  • If driving for society business; a valid driver's license is required with a satisfactory driver's abstract.
  • Experience in living or working in a cultural context other than their own
  • Experience in training, facilitation, coaching and development of staff and volunteers
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, reprioritize tasks and activities, and meet tight deadlines in an evolving and often ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team.

Working conditions:  

This is a field-based position. Working in countries of operation is very demanding, both physically and psychologically. Delegates can be confronted to several psychosocial risks, including concerns about their security, confinement, lack of privacy, cultural adaptation, long working hours, high workload, job security, internal conflicts and mobbing.

CRC supports a safe working environment and comfortable accommodations, however, delegates must be aware of and responsible for their own personal safety and that of employees under their supervision

  • Difficult working conditions are expected, including:
    • Issues of access and mobility due to proximity to disaster affected areas.
    • Very basic living conditions with intermittent electricity, internet, and other basic services.
    • Long hours of work in a demanding context with limited resources
    • Stressful rapidly changing environment with limited information to make decisions. 
    • In some contexts, legal frameworks and institutions to enforce the rule of law are largely undeveloped.
    • In some remote areas access to healthcare could be limited or non-existent
  • Must be able to be Medical Cleared for travel in accordance with established CRC Medical criteria 
  • Successful completion of a Canadian criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)

In line with the principle of neutrality, the CRC does not assign international personnel to a country of which they are nationals. If deploying to Ukraine, nationalities acceptable to all sides of the conflict in Ukraine will be prioritized

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential. 

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