Surgeon Delegate – Emergency Response Unit (ERU) – (Anticipatory Recruitment)

negotiable Expires in 5 days



Do you want to make a difference?

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS) is a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world.

The Canadian Red Cross – International Operations is seeking experienced surgical professionals to join our Emergency Response Unit (ERU) delegate register! When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, rather you are applying for a position on the ERU register, to be called upon for future emergency deployments, as and when the need for your professional skillset is required. As opportunities become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Background: An ERU is composed of trained personnel (whom we call delegates) and state-of-the-art equipment ready to deploy at short notice nationally or internationally, to some of the most remote regions of the world, providing medical and healthcare aid to anyone affected by disasters and emergencies. ERUs may augment, or temporarily replace damaged or inaccessible local infrastructure with logistical, communication, administrative, clean water and sanitation support.

This opportunity means that if you are selected to be part of the ERU Surgeon register, your application will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and should you meet the role qualifications, we will contact you accordingly once there is a direct requirement for your profile and start you on the path of deploying with us as a delegate!


To deploy with us on national or international missions as an ERU Surgeon delegate, you must have:

Academic qualification in medicine with specialization in surgery

Current Professional Registration (registered and in good standing) in Canada or the United States of America

Previous international experience in a humanitarian context

Fluency in English

Availability to deploy on short notice—48-72 hours and on unaccompanied missions of 4-6 weeks

Excellent physical & mental health with the ability to complete and maintain a thorough medical screening and receive medical clearance prior to departure in the field

Completion of mandatory online courses and in-person training as required upon selection and onboarding

Successful completion of Vulnerable Sector criminal record and professional reference checks


You will stand out if you have:

Fluency in additional languages (French, Spanish, Arabic & Mandarin are major assets)

Experience working in an emergency context

Experience living/working in hardship and/or low-resource environments

International driving license OR experience driving standard transmission

First Aid/CPR certification

Previous experience working/volunteering with the Red Cross or Red Crescent Movement

Professional certification or post-graduate qualification in emergency/trauma surgery, tropical medicine, humanitarian affairs or other relevant fields is preferred

Skills in training, facilitation, coaching and development of staff and volunteers


What we offer our delegates:

Competitive pay and benefits package

Travel, accommodation, medical & insurance coverage when deploying

Pre-deployment and recurring training programs and professional development events in Canada and abroad

And much more! See the list here:



Apply here!