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Russian speaking delegate

07-05-2015 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-russian-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 Russian, and English. French an important asset
  • university education or equivalent
  • minimum two years of professional experience a must, in another country than the home country an asset
  • driving licence for manual transmission vehicles compulsory
  • fully conversant with IT tools
  • Previous humanitarian field experience is an clear advantage

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • able to work under pressure in a stressful and potentially dangerous environment
  • excellent oral and written communication skills, both in English and in Russian
  • excellent negotiation and diplomatic skills
  • good analysis and summarizing skills
  • neat appearance, open-minded and adaptable

What we offer

  • an opportunity to help the victims of conflict
  • engrossing, rewarding work in unusual situations
  • a four-week orientation course in Switzerland prior to posting abroad
  • ample support in integrating into the new working environment
  • 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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