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What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.

We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.

We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Main responsabilities

ICRC Air-Operations Managers are responsible for the management of ICRC chartered, leased or owned aircraft in a cost effective, safe and efficient manner.

The Air-Operations Manager will coordinate the activities of the aircraft, crew, ICRC staff, passengers and cargo in an ICRC mission to optimise resource utilisation.

He / she shall make sure that flights performed safely in often a dangerous environment with all necessary permissions.

Desired profile and skills

  • Minimum tof 2 years working experience as flight dispatcher or pilot in an airline
  • Recognized training in aviation management and flight dispatching. Valid licence in flight dispatch (JAA or FAA) or licence as airline pilot
  • Very good command of English and French.
  • Knowledge of another ICRC working language used in the field (Spanish, Arabic or Russian) is a strong advantage
  • Familiarity with word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Commitment to the ICRC's humanitarian mandate
  • General technical knowledge of and keen interest in aviation activities
  • Capable of leading a multicultural team
  • Able to work under pressure in a dangerous environment
  • Team spirit
  • Responsible and well organized
  • Our operational and field constraint

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or total of 24 months
  • What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Generous social benefits
  • Length of assignment : 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
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