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Delegate to the armed forces

01-04-2013 Job Opportunity

Location: Field

Your task

ICRC delegate to the armed forces works as part of one or several delegation(s) depending on the number of countries they are tasked to cover. He/she is responsible for contributing to the dialogue of the delegations with the armed forces with a double aim: to enhance understanding of the ICRC's role and its operational procedures among military; and support national efforts for the dissemination or integration of international humanitarian law or other norms that protect persons in situations of violence.

Selection requirements

  • ideal age : 35 to 55
  • available for a period of minimum 2 years (renewable)
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied postings for the first 6 months of mission (after induction)
  • excellent command of English
  • excellent command of French or any other language a strong asset
  • senior officer with confirmed experience in training
  • confirmed experience abroad
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • ready to learn a new profession and blend in a new organisation
  • well organized and able to conceptualize and implement strategies in complex environments
  • excellent ability to work in a team and under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

What we offer

  • an opportunity to use the skills acquired in your previous profession in a multicultural and humanitarian environment
  • induction comprising basic delegate training, short field mission and training as specialist before departure on mission
  • generous social benefits


We appreciate your interest for this position. Please note that the application process is currently suspended. 

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