Economic Security Delegate

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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.


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