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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.


Biomedical engineer buyer manages procurement for Medical Equipment in the Middle East in accordance with ICRC rules and regulations.


  • Support the new health projects on which medical equipment needs are identified and on which the supply pattern is to be defined.
  • Realize a regional market assessment & benchmark for the medical equipment, laboratory items, and associated services (installation, commissioning, repair and maintenances).
  • Work in close collaboration with the regional biomedical engineer based in Cairo (Health Department)
  • Ensure compliance with policies, strategies and processes.
  • Scope & Impact

  • Geographical remit : local or regional (Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the occupied territories, Iraq, Lebanon)
  • Is responsible for a technical purchase portfolio of Sfr 5 million or more.
  • Relationships

  • Internally, interacts within the Health unit, the procurement team, other logistics staff and the biomedical engineer team
  • Externally, interacts with a professional network of contacts in the region, e.g. suppliers and other companies, humanitarian organizations, trade-
  • support institutions, etc...

    Certifications / Education required

  • University degree in biomedical engineering or biomedical technician with professional experience
  • Degree in procurement or supply-chain management.
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.
  • Professional Experience required

  • 6 year experience in a technical field, including 3 years in procurement.
  • Good understanding of humanitarian work an asset.
  • Desired profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Our operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC dœs not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months
  • What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment : 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
  • People management responsibilities

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