Profession: Arabic speaking delegate
In the field
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an independent humanitarian organization whose mandate is to provide protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and internal disturbances, has vacancies for Arabic speaking delegates
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.
• 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 education or equivalent • minimum two years of professional experience a must • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles) • fully conversant with IT tools
• strongly motivated by humanitarian work • open-minded and adaptable • neat appearance, good speaker, well-developed writing and summarizing skills • able to work under pressure in a dangerous environment
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.
To apply for this position, please visit our website www.icrc.org and apply online.