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Arabic speaking delegate

01-04-2013 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-arabic-delegate

Location: Field

Your task

The ICRC delegate has several functions: visiting prisoners of war and political detainees, restoring family ties, organizing relief operations and promoting the principles of the Red Cross and of international humanitarian law. As a representative of the ICRC, he/she also maintains contact and negotiates with government authorities – civilian and military – in order to carry out his/her works 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 Arabic, English. French an asset
  • university degree or equivalent
  • minimum two years of professional experience a must
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • fully conversant with IT tools

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 humanitarian and multicultural environments
  • 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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