Economic Security Delegate

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The ICRC defines Economic Security as the status of an individual, household or community that is able to cover its life and livelihoods obligatory expenditures in a sustainable manner, consistent with its environment, culture and customs.

Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood and Rehabilitation Programs in order to improve, restore or maintain food and economic security at household level.

To achieve this objective Economic Security uses a combination of different interventions, such as cash and voucher programs, microeconomic initiatives, agricultural and livestock programs, and relief items distributions.

The Economic Security Delegate is responsible for planning and implementing Economic Security programmes in compliance with ICRC guidelines and standards.

Your task

  • Develop a comprehensive overview and understanding of livelihoods, socio-economic context and related political and environmental issues;
  • Instigate and participate in assessments of the economic security situation of crisis-affected populations;
  • Contribute to the identification of beneficiaries, selection of appropriate interventions, and formulation of projects proposals;
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate activities according to objectives and plan of actions, such as cash transfer programmes, livelihood support or emergency relief;
  • Promote the principles of the Red Cross and of international humanitarian law;
  • As a representative of the ICRC, maintain contact and negotiate with government authorities – civilian and military – in order to carry out the work as effectively as possible.

Selection requirements

  • Ideal age: 25 to 40 years;
  • Ready to accept non family posting (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) during the first 24 months;
  • University degree in the field of economics, anthropology, agronomy, veterinary, nutrition, public health or strong equivalent experience in the humanitarian field;
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in international humanitarian work including field missions abroad;
  • Direct field experience with some or all of the typical economic security interventions, including relief, cash transfer programming, livelihood support and social safety net approaches;
  • Sound understanding of the project cycle, establishing appropriate (SMART) objectives and indicators is required;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good organisational, managerial, planning, reporting skills;
  • Excellent command of French and English; any other language knowledge (e.g. Arabic, Spanish, Russian) is an asset;
  • Fully conversant with IT tools;
  • Possess a valid driving license (automatic driving license insufficient).

Your profile

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work;
  • Ready to work in difficult contexts and spend time in the field, or to manage programs without direct access to the affected population;
  • Possessing good capacity to analyse and summarise complex situations;
  • Excellent ability to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment;
  • Strong capacities to manage, coach and motivate a small team of specialists and generalists;
  • Interested to work in a multidisciplinary team involving other sectors linked to the economic security, and collaborating with Red Cross and Red Crescent movement’ members.

Please note that owing to the ICRC’s working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

HR Manager in the Field

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As a part of our new HR strategy and the progressive implementation of the HR function in the field, we are looking for Field HR Managers to be deployed in our field delegations.

Your task

The purpose of this position is to deliver HR services in a Delegation, in order to enable line managers and employees to adequately respond to operational challenges in the Field. Through a Human Resources presence at the Delegation level, this role implies direct supervision of providers of HR services within the Delegation. This function reports to:

Head of delegation or Deputy Head of Delegation (hierarchical reporting)

HR Operations Division (functional reporting in GVA)

Main responsabilities

HR Strategy

  • Understand the Regional and the Delegation HR strategy and oversee its implementation within the Delegation;
  • Report to the Regional HR Partner at the HQ and the Centres of Expertise any relevant information that may shape the Regional HR strategy and priorities as well as the design of HR policies and processes.

HR Execution

  • Be accountable for the delivery of HR services in a Delegation;
  • Validate and ensure HR processes and policies are delivered consistently and accordingly to guidelines from Centres of Expertise;
  • Provide support to the Regional HR Partner at the HQ in the execution of all initiatives within the Delegation.

Support to Line Managers

  • Support and coach line managers in the execution of core people management tasks

Supervision of HR Responsibles/HR Assistants

  • Supervise HR Responsibles/HR Assistants in the execution of daily HR activities and provide necessary coaching and advice

HR Projects

  • Implement ad-hoc HR projects and initiatives from HR and PMP

Research and Analysis

  • Identify trends on an ongoing basis, providing the delegation management with the requisite information to inform proactive business decisions with regard to human resources issues

Selection requirements

  • Minimum age: 30
  • Willing to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two years of assignment (minimum 12 months each)
  • Very good command of English and French. Fluency in another ICRC working language used in the field such as Spanish, Arabic or Russian is a distinct asset.
  • Strong Academic background, with at least 5 years of relevant experience in an HR generalist or HR Manager function
  • International experience, preferably in the humanitarian sector, would be a distinct asset
  • Driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Fully conversant with IT tools

Your profile

  • Ability to develop the role with exemplary conduct and to represent the HR function in the field;
  • Ability to coach, support, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to HR staff under her/his direct supervision;
  • Ability to advise key stakeholders on all aspects of people management and development;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain partnerships at all levels of the delegation, both with staff and managers;
  • Excellent and effective communication and listening skills and ability to interact collaboratively in a multicultural team;
  • Strong analytical, decision making and organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner;
  • Cultural awareness and commitment to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to practise your profession in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A training course prior to departure (4 weeks)
  • Access to further in-house and/or external training
  • Generous social benefits

Please note that owing to the ICRC’s working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

Operating Theatre Nurse


  • As an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team and within the speciality, the OT Nurse promotes and ensures the delivery of high quality patient care to the beneficiaries.
  • The OT Nurse works at building capacity in its specific area of expertise within ICRC assisted or independent hospital structures with often limited resources and in challenging environments.
  • The OT nurse is at the core of developing and implementing good practices in the operating theatres of hospitals. S/he assesses training needs, develops plans of action and draws up training programmes with local personnel.


  • Demonstrates and delivers a high standard of evidence-based patient care within the Operating Theatres (OT)
  • Develops and delivers a measurable programme of training/coaching within the OT based on the relevant ICRC Guidelines.
  • Ensures quality care by adherence to sterilization and infection control policies and safety standards regarding the handling of sharps, fire safety, waste management, etc…
  • Establishes and/or completes, all relevant paperwork and ensures accurate and timely data collection for the OT activities.
  • Facilitates an appropriate OT preparedness and timely response to emergencies.
  • Collaborates fully and proactively with internal and external counterparts, assisting and supporting for an optimal day-to-day organization of operating theatres.
  • Ensures that all resources available within their domain of expertise are managed and maintained in an appropriate manner.
  • Supervises certain resident nursing and hospital support staff.


  • Bachelor in nursing (with a course of minimum 3 years).
  • Registered nurse with a valid license to practice in his/her country.
  • Operating Theatre Nursing speciality degree or as equivalent, at least 5 years’ experience in the domain.


  • 2 years clinical experience post speciality degree.
  • Very good French and English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Driving license for manual transmission vehicle with practice.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Good communication skills, capacity to manage and work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Positive, flexible and able to adapt him/herself to harsh living conditions and/or unstable security environment.


  • Previous experience(s) in acute care departments such as ER, ICU and Recovery Room
  • Previous International humanitarian and/or development experience in low income countries (NGO’s, IO or charity organization)
  • Previous experience(s) within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement


A sense of achievement in alleviating suffering.Experience of different contexts, disciplines, and challenges.Opportunities to promote humanitarian values. A competitive employment package.


Assignment: 6 months minimum, preferably longer. Non-family posting.