Trauma Medic (experienced) for NE Syria


DanChurchAid (DCA) invites applications for an experienced Trauma Medic for its Syria programme based North East Syria.

The Trauma Medic (TM) main responsibilities are to provide medical assistance to all DCA survey, search and clearance activities in North East Syria and to also train, mentor and capacity build National Medics. The TM reports directly to the Medical Coordinator and is overseen by the Operations Manager.

He/she will work in a potentially hostile and arduous environment. He/she will therefore need to demonstrate a positive and self-motivated attitude. Conditions such as these require a level head, situational awareness, cultural understanding, flexibility and attention to detail. If you have these qualities and skills, and you are looking for a challenging opportunity with a leading mine action NGO then we would be interested in talking to you.

The Trauma Medic will have the following main responsibilities:

Provide Medical assistance in the field on all DCA survey and clearance tasks in line with the current DCA Medical and First Aid SOPs;

  • Comply fully with DCA Medical and First Aid SOPs;

  • Provide technical medical oversight of relevant field operations over the components for which he/she is responsible, including training, daily operational planning and implementation, and the direction and discipline of locally employed medical staff;

  • Maintain all Medical equipment and supplies in order to support DCA offices, teams and operations;

  • Implement a training management plan that serves all DCA staff in line with DCA Medical and First Aid SOPs. Provide theoretical and practical training on a regular basis;

  • Keep updated on all current methodologies and approaches relevant to humanitarian mine action;

  • Prepare all relevant reports and documentation in line with DCA Medical and First Aid SOPs.

Additional responsibilities include:

Contribute to culture of excellence, continuous improvement and performance optimization across all projects;

  • Be a role model for diversity and inclusion, as well as a positive role model for contributing to the team spirit.

Applicants must have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Qualified and registered paramedic with recent active experience, preferably in a hostile environment;

  • Certified and experienced in Basic and Advanced Life Support, First Aid and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support, or equivalent;

  • Previous instructional experience and good understanding of structured training and capacity building, ideally holding a current instructor qualification;

  • Previous work experience abroad as medical lead/staff with UN or NGOs, preferably in the Humanitarian Mine Action field;

  • Experienced in working within hostile environment safety and security restrictions;

  • Hostile environment awareness trained within the last two years or equivalent training and experience;

  • Work experience in field locations with limited logistical support;

  • Strong leadership, team building and communication skills;

  • Flexibility and cultural awareness and sensitivity;

  • Computer literacy essential including proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of Arabic would be advantageous.

We offer:

  • 12-month contract starting as soon as possible, with possibility for renewal;

  • A competitive salary package based on experience level, hardship allowance, cost of living allowance, R&R, 40 days of annual leave;

  • Medical and accident insurances as per industry standards;

  • An opportunity to make a difference addressing humanitarian needs in a challenging environment.


All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only online applications consisting as a minimum of a CV and a cover letter will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. DCA reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.

Deadline for Applications: 
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 00:00
Degree Required: 
Bachelor Degree
Job Country: 
North East
Period of Employment: 
12 months
Experience Required: 
Contract Type: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 08:46