International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers.

The “Movement” is made up of the following components: the International Committee of the Red Cross, the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The International Committee of the Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening                                                                       humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

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Humanitarian missions enable you to protect and assist people enduring the consequences of conflict. You can help them find ways to cope and to build bridges to a more secure future, and lobby on their behalf for sustainable solutions to their plight.

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The field of humanitarian endeavour is open to all those who are ready to commit their time and energy and who display the right spirit. Human beings have the gift of empathy, and that is what you need most to work for the ICRC

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ICRC Fundamental PrincipalsThe seven Fundamental Principles provide an ethical, operational and institutional framework for the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement around the world. They are at the core of the Movement’s approach to helping people in need during armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies.

Humanity

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

Impartiality

It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

Neutrality

In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Independence

The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.

Voluntary service

It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

Unity

There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in anyone country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

Universality

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

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The anaesthetist, as part of an ICRC hospital team, performs safe pre/per and post anesthesia procedures for emergency and elective surgical interventions, often for the benefit of trauma and weapon wounded individuals.
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The Health Delegate (HD) serves a population in a defined geographic area in emergency and non-emergency situations. S/he assesses, identifies and prioritizes health needs for this populations taking into account community resilience mechanisms, including specific needs of vulnerable groups (children under five years old, women, the elderly, etc.).
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Oral interpretation: from the given language to English and vice versa during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links which includes delivering Red Cross messages, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
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Monitoring the evolution of RFL (Researching Family Links) needs, the occurrence of emergency situations involving family separation and the relevance and efficiency of operational practices
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ICRC delegates to the police and security forces work as part of one or several delegations depending on the number of countries they are tasked to cover. They are responsible for contributing to the dialogue between the ICRC Delegations and arms carriers (AC), notably, but not exclusively, Police and Special Force units, with a dual aim: to enhance understanding of the ICRC's role and its operational procedures among these forces; and support national efforts for the dissemination and integration of human rights law and humanitarian principles.
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Within a multidisciplinary framework, undertake to provide advice and guidance concerning assessment and analysis of detention and related criminal justice systems; actively participate in visits to places of detention, assisting delegations in developing their capacity to understand the underlying or systemic causes of humanitarian problems
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The ICRC logistic specialist is the backbone of ICRC assistance activities. He/she is responsible for procurement, ensures warehouse maintenance, deals with customs formalities, monitor stock levels, draws up budgets with the delegation administrator, analyses costs, and trains and supervises local personnel.
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The ICRC nutritionist is responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating nutrition- specific programs. They conceives and supervises interventions to restore, protect, or improve the food consumption and nutritional status people deprived of freedom. They participate to the treatment of malnutrition in primary health centers, hospitals or places of detention.  This should be done in compliance with ICRC's guidelines and standards.
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
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Oral interpretation: from the given language to English and vice versa during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links which includes delivering Red Cross messages, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
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Syria
International Public Sector
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The Syria delegation of the ICRC is seeking a senior, expatriate Arabic translator/reviser to manage its translation service. The successful candidate will manage a team of locally recruited translators and will be responsible for ensuring that documents and other materials are translated in accordance with the standards of the profession and of the ICRC.
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Worldwide
International Public Sector
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Competitive
Oral interpretation: from the given language to English and vice versa during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links which includes delivering Red Cross messages, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
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Bangladesh
International Public Sector
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Competitive
Oral interpretation: from the given language to English and vice versa during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links which includes delivering Red Cross messages, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
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The emergency room specialist is involved in independent or assisted ICRC hospital structures in often scarce/limited resources and in challenging security environments. S/he participates to the organization and management of the emergency department, with local health stakeholders. S/he will be the clinical referent for all activities in the emergency department of the hospital.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

1863

Headquarters

Geneva, Switzerland

Operating

Over 80 Countries

Number of Staff

Circa: 14,500