红十字国际委员会东亚地区代表处招聘政策部主管

2019-10-28

Head of Policy Unit

Location : Beijing
Type of position : Resident
Activity rate : 100%
Estimated start date : December 2019

The ICRC Regional Delegation for East Asia covers China, DPRK, South Korea, and Mongolia. The delegation's main task is to promote awareness and implementation of international humanitarian law, the legal framework that seeks to minimize human suffering caused by war. The delegation also aims to familiarize governments, experts, national Red Cross societies and civil society with the ICRC's humanitarian work and emergency response around the world.

Under the responsibility of the Head of regional delegation, acts as a primary resource for interaction with target audiences and helps better implement ICRC objectives in the field of institutional strategic anchoring and influencing in China by:

  • Animating and coordinating the delegation's practice of humanitarian diplomacy in China;
  • Supervising and following relations with think tanks and the corporate business sector;
  • Contextualizing and streamlining efforts of the delegation in the field prevention and strategic anchoring, in close partnership with IPL and Com colleagues;
  • Managing key contacts of the delegation over time.

As the Head of Policy Unit, s-he will be responsible for

A. Humanitarian diplomacy
In coordination with the delegation:

  • Undertakes formal and informal interaction with Chinese authorities, think tanks and the corporate sector with a view to better understanding and defining the humanitarian problem/concerns in China;
  • Reports on issues of mutual concern of the ICRC and China, based on the above-mentioned exchanges, environment scanning and analysis;
  • Formulates suggestions on approaches to be adopted by the Delegation to increase the understanding, trust and acceptance of the ICRC in China.

B. File holder for think tanks

  • Identifies and engages key think tanks on understanding and influencing government positions and policy in areas of mutual interest and relevant to the ICRC in China
  • Builds up and maintains a network of contacts with range of relevant interlocutors, allowing the ICRC to have a quality dialogue based on an up-to-date understanding of and quality analysis on relevant issues
  • Acts as the delegation's relay for regional or institutional issues / actions coordinated by the Regional Advisor in Jakarta;

C. Contextualizing and streamlining

  • Alerts the Delegation to new trends and developments concerning humanitarian problem in China and contextualizes the Delegation's activities to reflect these new developments;
  • Streamlines the engagement with multilateral organizations by the Delegation through briefings and consultations and maintains the network with other related Delegations;

Selection requirements and experience

  • Master's degree in international relations/politics/economics/business
  • Confirmed and fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin
  • At least 10 years work experiences in a similar field

Your profile

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Confirmed capacity to analyse the political and social environment
  • Confirmed computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proven experience in cultivating networks and influencing others
  • Solid understanding of national/regional and their interplay with humanitarian affairs
  • Knowledge of multilateral organisation / agencies and platforms

We offer a rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment, and also:

  • Initial training and on-boarding organised
  • Possibilities of participating in global debates on HR for the humanitarian sector, sharing lessons and experiences with colleagues around the world
  • A competitive salary with benefits

 

Anyone who is interested in this position please submit your resume in both Chinese and English to bej_hr@icrc.org.