Generalist, Protection & Detention

As the custodian of the International Humanitarian Law, the ICRC's mandate (delivered by the international community) focuses on providing humanitarian protection and assistance to victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. This involves visiting prisonners of war and civilian detainees, searching for missing persons, passing messages between family members separated by conflict, reuniting dispersed families, spreading the knowledge of international humanitarian law (IHL), nagotiating for humanitarian purposes etc.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of mobile field functions hired by the ICRC.
Please note that all positions are not continually open.

Field delegate (speaking Arabic / Russian / French / Spanish)

Your tasks
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The field delegate monitors and analyses the political, security and humanitarian developments in his/her area of responsibility (AoR). He/she is in charge of planning, implementing, following up and reporting on activities in his/her AoR. He/she is responsible for planning and implementing field activities and thematic files in his/her AoR as per set objectives (PfR).

Selection requirements
- 25 years old minimum
- Bachelor degree level or equivalent
- At least two years of professional experience with international exposure in a humanitarian context
- Available to live in locations as assigned, without family members, for at least 24 months
- Fluent in Arabic or Russian
- Fluent in English
- Good grasp of either French or Spanish
- Commitment to the ICRC's humanitarian mandate


Our operational & field constraints
- In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign delegates to countries 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 (ICRC medical standards)
- Driving licence for manual transmission vehicles, and ability to drive such vehicles independently in unfamiliar terrain

Detention delegate

Your tasks
ICRC detention delegates aim to secure humane treatment and conditions of detention for people deprived of their liberty by:
- Developing and maintaining a good understanding of the humanitarian situation in places of detention through collection and analysis of information received from various sources (such as detainees, ex-detainees, their families, authorities, individuals and organizations, available documents and legislation, etc.).
- Visiting places of detention in accordance with ICRC standard procedures and conditions, which include meetings with detaining authorities and interviews with detainees.
- Taking action (making oral and written interventions, promoting relevant laws and standards, facilitating re-establishment of family links, providing material and technical assistance, supporting the work of specialized ICRC colleagues, working with the authorities to address humanitarian concerns, etc.).
- In addition, the delegates contribute to other humanitarian objectives of the delegation to which they are posted, depending on needs and operational priorities in that specific context.

Selection requirements
- Ideal age: 25 to 35 years old
- University degree relevant to the needs of those deprived of their liberty eg. penology, prison management, criminology, criminal law, psychology, sociology, economics, human and social sciences.
- Previous humanitarian field experience is an advantage.
- Very good command of English and fluency in another ICRC working language used in the field eg. French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Thai, Burmese, etc (Language requirements depend on current field activity and may vary over a short period of time).
- Fully competent in using common IT tools.
- Minimum of 2 years professional experience within national or international organizations that work on detention-related issues.
- Work in detention-related institutions to include any of the following roles: supervision, management, training, psychosocial support to people deprived of their liberty, legal aid, education, training and social reintegration, inspection and monitoring,. Or as a criminal defence lawyer or in other relevant judicial functions such as prosecutor, investigating judge, etc.
- Commitment to the ICRC's humanitarian mandate

Our operational & field constraints
- In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign delegates to countries of which they are nationals
- Available to live in locations as assigned, without family members, for at least 24 months
- Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field (ICRC medical standards)
- Driving licence for manual transmission vehicles, and ability to drive such vehicles independently in unfamiliar terrain

Delegate for the missing files

Your tasks
Within the framework of the priorities, objectives and strategies set by the delegation and under the supervision of the Protection Coordinator (and / or the Deputy Protection Coordinator in charge of Missing), the Missing Delegate is responsible for the implementation of the activities in relation to the Missing file (Please specify the specific activities She/he follows up and whether these are at the local and/or regional levels). She/he contributes to the definition of the strategy in relation to the Missing file as well as to the coherence of the program with other protection activities and other programs (especially Forensic, Psychosocial, Jur, Ecosec etc). She/he directly supervises (number) staff assigned to the Missing file and/or provides technical and/or functional support to those who are actives in the field of the Missing working in other sites of departments (if relevant).

Selection requirements
- Ideal age: 30 to 45 years old
- Minimum of 2 years humanitarian work experience such as training and capacity building experience, and/or experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, preparing strategies and action-plans, planning and developing multi-year projects and/or equivalent multicultural experience in the field of missing persons and their families 
- Well-developed writing and summarizing skills.
- Open-minded and adaptable
- Practical knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement an asset.
- University education or equivalent.
- 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
- Fully conversant with common IT tools
- Commitment to the ICRC's humanitarian mandate


Our operational & field constraints
- In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign delegates to countries of which they are nationals
- Available to live in locations as assigned, without family members, for at least 24 months
- Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field (ICRC medical standards)
- Driving licence for manual transmission vehicles, and ability to drive such vehicles independently in unfamiliar terrain

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