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.
The Cooperation Delegate is the Delegation's focal point for all Movement issues and plays a key role in building and maintaining operational and other partnership(s) with the National Society (NS) in a given context.
He / she ensures an effective and optimal Movement response for victims of conflict and other situations of violence.
Guide the ICRC Delegation in the development and maintenance of operational and other partnership(s) with National Societies, providing capacity building support where required.
Foster collaborative working relationships amongst the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement actors, in line with ICRC and Movement policies, guiding the ICRC to fulfil its Lead Agency role, when applicable
Manage ICRC Cooperation programs ensuring they are closely developed with NS partners
Contribute to the further mainstreaming of Cooperation within ICRC, including strategic and operational layers
Manage staff, when applicable
Represent the ICRC, negotiate on its behalf and promote the organization
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University education or equivalent
International humanitarian work experience, with the ICRC or any other Movement components (RC / RC National Society and / or Federation);
professional experience includes program management
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and at least 1 other ICRC working languages such as French, Spanish, Arabic and / or Russian.
Fully conversant with IT tools
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Practical knowledge of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and of its policy frameworks as well as Coordination mechanisms in emergency situations
Ability to establish and advise on partnerships within the Movement
Capacity building and / or organizational development experience and knowledge
Capacity to formulate strategies and support their implementation
Excellent interpersonal, communication, diplomacy and organisational skills; ability to prioritise work
A demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally
Ability to work in a team in a multicultural environment
Readiness to work under difficult working conditions, flexibility to travel
Our operational and field constraints
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 at least the first 24 months
What we offer
An opportunity to use your skills to help the victims of conflict and strengthen the collaboration within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
Attractive social benefits
Length of assignment : for 1rst mission : 12 months - and up to 24 months for the following missions
Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
Deadline of application : 31rst October 2018