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17-07-2014 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-delegate

Location: Field

Your task

The delegate has several functions: visiting persons deprived of their liberty, restoring family links, developing activities in favours of the missing and their families, promoting the respect of the international humanitarian law, organizing assistance operations. As a representative of the ICRC, he/she also maintains contact and negotiates with authorities and armed actors in order to carry out his/her work as effectively as possible.


Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 25 to 35
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied postings for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • excellent command of English and fluency in another ICRC working language used in the field such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Thai, Burmese, etc. (Language requirements depend on field activity evolvement and may vary over a short period of time). In addition, a very good command of French is a distinct asset for career development within ICRC as French is an institutional language.
  • Arabic speakers: please refer to the special vacancy announcement
  • university degree or equivalent
  • minimum two years of professional experience a must
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • fully conversant with IT tools
  • previous humanitarian field experience is an advantage
  • previous experience in the detention work is an asset


Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • open-minded and adaptable
  • responsible and well-organized
  • neat appearance, good speaker, well-developed writing and summarizing skills
  • excellent ability to work in a team and under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment


What we offer

  • rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • a four-week orientation course in Switzerland prior to posting abroad
  • opportunities for further in-house training
  • generous social benefits

For reasons related to the institution's working procedures, in particular its principle of neutrality, ICRC personnel cannot be nationals or originate from the countries to which they are assigned.

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