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Delegate in charge of relations with police and security forces

07-04-2015 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-pol-sec-delegate

Location: Field

Your task

ICRC delegates to the police and security forces work 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 police or security forces with a dual aim: to enhance understanding of the ICRC's role and its operational procedures among these forces; and support national efforts for the dissemination or integration of human rights law and humanitarian principles.

Selection requirements

  • Ideal age: 35 to 55 years
  • Available for a period of minimum 2 years (renewable)
  • Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings if required
  • Very good command of English and fluency in another ICRC working language used in the field such as French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian. In addition, a good command of French is a distinct asset for career development within the ICRC, as French is an institutional language
  • Police Officer or relevant University Degree (ex.: justice, criminology, sociology, psychology)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in Police-related positions (or equivalent such as Gendarmerie or another policing/law enforcement agency) - amongst which minimum 5 years' experience encompassing at least two of the following fields: Training, Crowd Control, Judicial/Criminal investigation or Special Tactics.
  • Minimum 1 year of deployment abroad in a relevant position (international Rule of Law mission, Police training, UNPOL, etc)
  • Good knowledge of the principles and applicability of Human Rights and the use of force and firearms
  • Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is an asset
  • Fully conversant with common IT tools
  • Driving license for manual transmission vehicles

Your profile

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Excellent people skills, proven capacity to adapt to new environments and integrate within multidisciplinary teams
  • Charismatic speaker, proven instructor, sound capacity to network and negotiate
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Ready to travel

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
  • 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 in principle be nationals of or originate from the countries to which they are assigned.

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