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The Swedish Red Cross (SRC) in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an independent humanitarian organization whose mandate is to provide protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and internal disturbances, has vacancies for:
ICRC Delegate for international assignments
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.
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 3 languages:
Fluency in English (minimum C1 level).
Fluency in of one of the following: French, Arabic, Russian or Portuguese (minimum C1 level).
In addition, good command of one of the following: French, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese or Spanish (minimum B2 level) with the willingness to commit to developing fluency.
Excellent writing skills and ability to build clear and concise reports.
Strong 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.
Swedish applicants applying from Sweden will have their applications processed by the Swedish Red Cross, and have the possibility to be employed by the SRC as a Staff on Loan to the ICRC. For more information, please visit: Staff on loan from national societies (icrc.org)
Application closing date: 31.07.2021