Career Opportunities: ICRC DELEGATE
WHAT WE DO
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization providing humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies, works in protracted conflicts and other situations of violence and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) and its implementation in national law.
The ICRC Delegates are deployed all over the world to contribute to the organization’s mandate! Their duties focus either on protection-related activities or are more polyvalent in nature. The ICRC fosters an integrative approach and the Delegates work in close collaboration with other ICRC departments (e.g. Health, Economic Security, Communication, etc) to reach their objectives.
We would like to invite you to our landing page, where you can learn more about humanitarian work and read interview of Korean Delegate, Ko Eun Lee. For your information, the ICRC Career Webinar will be held on 9 July, 2021 at 20:00 – 22:00 (Seoul Time). Registration is required.
ROLES DESCRIPTION & MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Are you the next ICRC delegate who can support ICRC operations on the ground? Based on one of our duty stations, your responsibilities vary in accordance with the operationals’ needs and may evolve rapidly.
MAIN DUTIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Supporting the analysis of the general situation (including security) and the humanitarian needs of the affected population according to the Delegation’s strategy and objectives.
- Expanding or consolidating a network within their area of responsibility (e.g. affected communities, local authorities, arms carriers, non-governmental organizations, National Red Cross/Red Crescent societies, community/tribal leaders, etc.).
- Carrying out field trips in order to monitor the situation and assess the victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence needs.
- Implementing protection activities, such as visiting detainees, searching for family members separated by the armed conflict/other situations of violence or international migration, and documenting violations of IHL/human rights law.
- Collaborating with ICRC departments and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, contributing to the implementation of their activities to provide assistance.
- Planning and carrying out dissemination sessions on ICRC’s activities and mandate for target audiences.
- Maintaining and developing a dialogue/relationship with actors relevant for ICRC’s security, such as security forces, arms carriers, to obtain the necessary security guarantees. Following up on the evolution of the security situation; proactively/regularly sharing the information to the relevant managers, including written reports on security incidents.
- Writing timely internal and external reports ensuring respect for confidentiality and the appropriate follow-up.
- May be called upon to manage a team (on an ad hoc basis or permanently).
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- At least two years of relevant working experience.
- Fluency / good command in the following languages:
- Fluency in English (minimum C1 level).
- Good command of one of the following languages is an asset: French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish (minimum B2 level)
- Excellent writing skills and ability to build clear and concise reports.
- Strong emotional intelligence with ability and experience to communicate with the civilian population, families of missing, detainees, etc.
- Experience in the area of education, sexual violence, accountability to affected populations or other protection topics (e.g. detention, judicial guarantees, missing persons and their families, protection of civilians, internal displacement, migration, community-based protection, child protection, urban violence, data analysis, opportunities and challenges related to digital technology).
- Cross-cultural awareness gained through previous humanitarian or other voluntary experience, ideally with international exposure.
- Proven interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to a collaborative approach in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
- Flexibility and able to adapt to changing situations and react appropriately.
- Capacity to work autonomously and proactively.
- Good planning and organizational skills with a priority mentality.
- Preparedness to function in an insecure and stressful environment with few social outlets.
- Understanding of security risks and capacity to follow security rules and procedures.
- Demonstrated ability to work in proximity to affected communities.
- Humanitarian work motivation and commitment to the ICRC’s mandate and principles.
- Familiarity with the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement is an asset.
- Experience in managing teams and programs is a strength.
- Interest to develop as a line manager and coordinate field operations.
OUR OPERATIONAL AND FIELD CONSTRAINTS
- Aligned with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals.
- Applicants who have more than one nationality are encouraged to indicate this information as it is relevant for deployment reasons.
- Candidates must possess a driving license for manual transmission vehicles.
- Applicants must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children, or dependents) for a minimum of two years and to go to any location proposed.
- Candidates selected need to be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment with attractive salary and social benefits.
- Institutional onboarding programme and other opportunities for further in-house training.
- Opportunity to join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere.
- One return trip to the employee’s contractual domicile accompanied by family members.
- Maternity and adoption leave of four months and paternity leave of ten days.
In line with the 2019-2022 ICRC Institutional Strategy to reach the goal of gender parity (50:50) among its managers by 2022 (and beyond); qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Type of mobility: International
Type of contract: Open-ended
Length of assignment: 12 months minimum
Starting date: Depending on the operation needs – continuous
Domain of Activity: Protection / Detention / International Human Rights
Application closing date: 31.07.2021 APPLY NOW
Ready to apply? Don’t forget to check if you meet all the criteria before sending your application! You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, valid license to practice, passport, and driving license.