Police and Gendarmerie Delegate - Kuala Lumpur

18 April 2019

The ICRC is looking to recruit a Police and Gendarmerie (PGE) Delegate for its Regional Delegation in Kuala Lumpur. The Regional Delegation covers Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. The PGE Delegate will contribute to developing and implementing the delegation's strategies and operational dialogue with arms carriers, with respect to acceptance of the ICRC's mandate and operations, and the promotion, integration and implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law (IHRL) and other legal standards, and protection objectives.

Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  • Graduated from a police academy as an officer; and/or attended a senior police staff college
  • Served a substantial amount of time in the police or security forces, attained the rank of superintendent or equivalent, or higher; and/or held a significant command or staff appointment; and/or must have military experience including operational deployments/police experience; and/or must have suitable (10+ years) experience, including substantial interaction with police and security forces
  • With a university degree at Masters level or equivalent
  • Fluent in English and Malay; other languages a plus
  • Has advanced knowledge of IHL and IHRL
  • Has experience working in government ministries: Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, or Attorney General’s Chambers
  • Has good knowledge of militaries and police command Headquarters and operational structures and Police policy of the region
  • Be able to write high-level correspondence and interact with senior government officials
  • Computer proficiency 

Main responsibilities and tasks:

  • Serve as the ICRC representative at National Defence University of Malaysia's Regional Centre of Excellence for Military and International Law (the Centre) and ICRC point of reference for contact with Law enforcement officials and other arms carriers (AC) within countries of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei and all Delegations in the region
  • Designing and implementing an IHRL and use of force focused program at the Centre for the ASIA region's Law Enforcement officials in coordination with Regional PGE Delegate and the region's Delegations
  • Building and maintaining a network amongst the region's law enforcement officials, ASEANAPOL and Law enforcement training institutes in coordination with the region's Delegations
  • LLead the ICRC's activities and participation within the Centre in a way that enhances the relevance of the ICRC and positions the ICRC as a regional IHL reference point within the police
  • Maintain and develop a network of senior military lawyers and directors of law enforcement training institutes
  • Represent the ICRC and build/maintain a network with interlocutors, including militaries and other government security forces, other weapon carriers, and civil society
  • Contribute to drafting the budget proposal and planning documents related to activities with arms carriers
  • Design and implement the Centre’s regional programs related to the promotion and integration of IHRL and other legal standards for the region’s military legal community, military operators, and other government security forces in line with the Region’s Strategic Framework

Personal and Professional Qualities:

  • Capable of performing autonomously while multitasking
  • Can work effectively under time and travel pressure
  • Can communicate effectively
  • Has excellent analytical skills with a confirmed ability to analyse, synthesize, and report internally on a variety of issues
  • Has the ability and interest to play an advisory and support role to different internal departments
  • With good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Flexible and willing to travel

We Offer

  • A national contract with a competitive compensation and social package.
  • A challenging job in a learning organisation with development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to be part of an internationally renowned humanitarian organisation

How to Apply

  • This position is open only to Malaysian nationals.
  • Closing Date: May 11, 2019
  • Please send the following documents in English language to the ICRC Kuala Lumpur via email at smariasoosai@icrc.org:
    • Motivational Letter
    • Resume/CV with passport size picture on CV, current and expected salary, details and contact number of three referees
    • Copies of educational and employment certificates
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews.