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Detention Doctor (international aid worker)

People helping people - that's the power of humanity

Apply now Job no: 519031
Work type: Full time
Location: International - Various

Australian Red Cross is recruiting Detention Doctors to join our international aid worker (delegate) register.


The Detention Doctor works within ICRC operations and accordingly provides humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.


Detention Doctors visit places of detention examining individual and collective detainee health: hygiene, access to water, nutritional status, access to food and medical care and the functioning of the healthcare system within the detention facility.  The role also involves examining specific patient cases and documenting instances of torture and other types of ill-treatment, both physical and psychological.

 Detention Doctor role profile 2021.pdf

If you possess the skills and behavioural capabilities outlined in the attached job profile, are committed to the ethics and principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and are available to deploy internationally, we encourage you to apply.


Red Cross is built on the power of humanity.  We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our international workforce is a reflection of that.  We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.  We place delegate‚Äôs health and well-being at the forefront of the support we provide our international workforce.


Applications close Sunday 31 October 11:55pm. For enquiries please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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