Advisor – Travel Health (Part Time)

negotiable Expires in 4 days



Do you want to make a difference?

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking an Advisor, Travel Health.

Reporting to the Senior Advisor, Travel Health, the Advisor, Travel Health is promoting, assessing and advising on matters pertaining to delegates and staff health before, during and following overseas assignments framed by International Operations (IO) Strategy 2020 (S2020) to deliver in the Last Mile.

The Advisor, Travel Health contributes towards the People Services Mandate to: oversee and further enhance health and wellbeing systems and follow up for staff and delegates. In collaboration with International Operations client teams, pro-actively develop and implement flexible travel health solutions to meet operational needs whilst managing risks and staff wellbeing.

The Advisor, Travel Health actively participates in bringing the subject matter expertise closer to the programs and fields of operation in a matrix model structure.

The Advisor, Travel Health will contribute to the success of the matrix model, the agility of the organization, delivering against the One Red Cross vision and interoperability, implementing innovations/learning within programs, and ensure robust risk management and personnel wellbeing.


About the Canadian Red Cross (CRC):

You will be working on things like:

  • Initiating the medical clearance process for overseas travel for staff and delegates.
  • Recommending routine immunizations and vaccines required for international travel, depending on the risks identified.
  • Review health files for completeness, assess the health status and identify health risks.
  • Carry out health risk assessments related to the location of travel and personal health of the staff/delegate and advise on how risks could be reduced.
  • Based on established guidelines and under the guidance of the Sr. Advisor, Travel Health, determines whether medical clearance has been achieved, liaising with the individual and their physician (and other healthcare providers) as needed and seeking out expert advice in complex cases.
  • Ensuring accurate records are maintained and kept in strict confidentiality.
  • Maintaining good communication with the International Operations client teams and People Services (HR) members, providing regular updates on health file status of staff and delegates.
  • Ensuring medical clearance status is kept up-to-date in the current organizational database.
  • Continually review Travel Health guidelines published by International SOS, TropiMed, World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and other reputable sources.
  • Collaborating with International Operations client teams to facilitate accessibility of medical services related to medical clearance requirements (i.e. vaccines, medical tests, etc.).
  • Program and Training Development.
  • Health Promotion and Illness Prevention of Staff and Delegates.
  • Providing “On-Call” Travel Health support to the International Operations People Services Emergency On-Call Representative upon request as part of the established On-Call process.
  • Supporting an Effective Team in a Matrix Structure.


We are looking for somebody with:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN).
  • Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • Minimum of five years experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) working with adult populations.
  • At least 3 years of medical/surgical nursing experience is highly preferred.
  • Psychiatric and mental health nursing experience is an asset and highly preferred.
  • Minimum one year of experience in travel health administration or immunization is an asset.
  • Disability case management or clinical case management is an asset.
  • Education or experience in the field of communications or adult education is an asset.
  • Diploma (DOHN) and/or certification in occupational health nursing (COHN-C) is an asset.
  • Previous international work experience with the Canadian Red Cross is an asset.
  • Written and spoken English.
  • High level of computer proficiency.


You will stand out if you have:

  • French is highly preferred and is an asset.
  • Proven success in health assessment, planning and program service delivery.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate sensitive information with extreme tact and strict adherence to confidentiality standards.
  • Excellent presentation skills to deliver trainings, as required.
  • Computer literacy including effective use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of concentration in a busy working environment.
  • Ability to plan own work and prioritize requests and demands efficiently.
  • Tact, diplomacy and ability to maintain confidential health records.


What we offer

  • Competitive pay and benefits package
  • Employees Extended Healthcare and Dental plans
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP): All employees are entitled to open a RRSP account through voluntary payroll deduction the first of the month following three months of continuous employment
  • Travel, accommodation, medical & insurance coverage when deploying
  • Pre-deployment and recurring training programs and professional development events in Canada and abroad
  • Gym and shower facilities
  • Conveniently located in the heart of the city of Ottawa with excellent access to public transportation, shopping, and restaurants.
  • Street and indoor parking upon availability
  • Modern and flexible working environment that promotes diversity and allows telecommuting.


Working conditions

  • May include long to moderate hours sitting and using computers and office equipment
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours on short notice; Flexible
  • Ability to work in stressful and often ambiguous conditions.
  • This position may require domestic or overseas travel to attend conferences, workshops and meetings, as required.
  • If required, and eligible, periodic travel to country operations will be required. While the majority of the work is performed in a clean and comfortable environment, domestic or overseas field missions can involve working in environments that are unstable and with unpredictable access to basic services in emergency contexts.
  • Must be able to be medical cleared for travel in accordance with established CRC Medical Guidelines in positions where travel will be required.
  • Completion of mandatory online courses and in-person training as required upon selection and onboarding
  • Successfully complete a Canadian criminal record reference check and vulnerable sector check as well as professional reference check.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.


How to apply

If you have what we are looking for and looking to make a difference, we invite you to submit your application! We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome applications from all applicants particularly Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.