Job opportunity: Red Cross Movement Liaison Coordinator

13 July 2021

The Regional Delegation for Mexico and Central America of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is looking for the next member of our team:

Red Cross Movement Liaison Coordinator (Internal ICRC official title: Regional Cooperation Coordinator)

Assumes responsibility for the development and implementation of the ICRC's strategies, cooperation policy, and the relations of the Regional Delegation for Mexico and Central America with the Red Cross Movement in the countries covered, including Costa Rica and Belize.

The Cooperation coordinator advises and supports the regional delegation and its missions, in particular with regard to partnership, positioning, as well as negotiation in their relations with all partners of the Red Cross Movement in the region. To this effect, he/she provides strategic and contextual analysis, including risk analysis and actively contributes to defining ICRC areas of cooperation.

The Cooperation coordinator maintains a constant overview of the Red Cross Movement activities, capacities and affairs, including during emergencies.

The Cooperation coordinator ensures that partnership framework agreements, movement coordination agreements and movement statements (bilateral or multilateral) are in place where needed and meet the standards as set by the Unit in Geneva.

In Mexico, the Cooperation coordinator leads and supervises the implementation of the Operational Agreement, reports the progress to the Management of the delegation and ensures the efficiency of the operational and strategic coordination between all ICRC departments and the Mexican Red Cross.

For Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and Central America, the Cooperation coordinator elaborates the annual planning, related budgets and plan of actions. Follows and monitors implementation of the set objectives and the budgets execution with these NS.

Contributes to position the ICRC as a relevant, trusted and reliable partner within the Red Cross Movement in the region.

Works in close relation with the regional Cooperation advisor based in Panama on all regional Red Cross Movement thematic.

Ensures fluid and transparent coordination between the regional delegation and Movement Geneva and involvement of the NSs under the Regional Delegation in global processes (Statutory Meetings, global task forces, funding mechanisms, annual awards and support to NSs, statutory issues, etc.).

Responsible of training, guiding and continuously coaching colleagues, in particular responsible for cooperation in each context covered by the regional delegation.

Leads by example and provides the regional strategic vision on cooperation.


Directly manages one resident employee in Mexico and is the blue line to 4 Cooperation focal points in the region.

Understands and supervises the Performance Management & Development activities for employees under their supervision.

Engages in ongoing and continuous feedback and support, particularly for employees under their supervision, but also other staff members, and with Cooperation focal points in the missions.

Organizes regular meetings within their team to ensure optimal coordination of the work and proper flow of information.

Ensures that job descriptions for employees under their supervision are up to date; seeks feedback and support from the HR Department if needed. Contribute in coordination with HoM feedback, coaching and advising to Cooperation focal points in the missions.

Plans and coordinates the annual leave of the employees under their supervision ensuring continuity of the operations throughout the year and making sure that there are no outstanding holiday balances at the end of the year.

Coordinates and supports the employees under their supervision in their personal development by coaching and advising them on internal and external training and development possibilities.


  • Typically 10 years overall professional experience.
  • Minimum 1–2 assignments as Movement Cooperation Coordinator 1.
  • Experience in international humanitarian work at the ICRC or another Movement component (NS and/or International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies).
  • Professional experience in programme management.
  • Professional degree in social sciences (sociology, social work, anthropology, international relations and / or related sciences) or economics.
  • Demonstrated ability in writing, communication, and public speaking.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • Able to travel frequently in Mexico and the Central American region.


  • Capacity for synthesis, analysis, planning, organization, and evaluation;
  • Management of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Proactivity within institutional frameworks;
  • Sense of responsibility and autonomy;
  • Availability and flexibility to travel throughout the national territory;
  • Discretion, neutrality, and confidentiality in relation to your work;
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts with calm and equanimity.
  • Diplomacy and assertivity

This is a national position. All applicants must confirm they have the right to work in Mexico. Candidates need to be able to contract local employment in Mexico. The ICRC will not take any measure (sponsor, support documents) to facilitate work permits.

¿How to apply?

Candidates who meet the requirements, please send by email your CV and motivation letter in the same document as a PDF, the name of the attached file must follow the format: (Surname Name).

In the subject of the message, please quote "application Regional Cooperation Coordinator + (your full name)"

Send your application to the email address: Deadline to receive applications: 24:00 hrs, 26th July 2021.

Please note that the working environment of our offices is open-plan, regardless of the hierarchy of the positions. During this pandemic, we follow official and internal health & safety guidelines, including teleworking whenever possible.

Please include your salary expectation in your application and also if you already have the right to work in Mexico, since the successful candidate will hold a local Mexican contract.