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WHAT WE DO

ICRC staff working with arms carriers:

  • Provide analysis and develop strategies with regard to conflict dynamics (international humanitarian law/IHL) and/or excessive use of force (international human rights law/IHRL), the consequences on the humanitarian situation and the ICRC’s capacity to respond;

 

  • Develop a programme of activities for weapon bearers (military or police forces) aimed at addressing the root cause of violations of these bodies of law. The goal is to support the forces’ efforts to integrate the laws into their structure and operations (conduct of hostilities/law enforcement duties);

 

  • Map and develop a network of contacts among weapon bearers, in order to a) enhance their understanding and acceptance of the ICRC’s role and working methods and thereby strengthen staff safety and access to people in need; b) leverage on this network to support the delegation’s dialogue with these players on protection issues; c) boost the ICRC’s understanding of the weapon bearers and its networking with key individuals at different levels.

 

Our overall aim is to help weapon bearers integrate the provisions of IHL/IHRL into their doctrine, education, training, equipment and sanctions. Our added value lies in a practitioner-to-practitioner approach, translating legal matters into operational reality and bringing about a positive change in their behaviour.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Former mid- to senior-level military or police officer with at least 15 years’ professional experience; comprehensive understanding of IHL/IHRL
  • Diverse and strong operational experience in their area of expertise (military/conduct of hostilities or police/use of force). At least one year deployed on operation in conflict areas
  • Ideal age: 40 to 55 years
  • Availability for a field assignment for a minimum period of two years (renewable)
  • Fluent command of English and a second language such as French (very strong asset), Spanish, Arabic or Russian
  • Motivation for humanitarian work
  • Capacity to work in a cross-cutting way

WHAT WE OFFER

By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can really make a difference. 

You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness and innovation in order to achieve the best possible impact, often with limited resources.

You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times.

You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, in order to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.

THE PROFILES SOUGHT FOR WORKING WITH ARMS CARRIERS

Please be informed that we are closing the recruitment campaign for:

on Thursday 7th May 2020, 11h59pm (EDT). We will reopen these positions in the course of the summer 2020.

Want to know more? Find these videos below:

 

DELEGATE IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH POLICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT BODIES

Police delegates leverage on their prior experience in crowd control/public order management, criminal/judicial investigation, special tactics, leadership and training to help police forces translate legal provisions into practical measures applied in the planning, decision-making and conduct of law enforcement operations that respect the law and limit the humanitarian consequences of these operations.

DELEGATE IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH MILITARY AND ARMED GROUPS

Armed forces delegates leverage on their extensive knowledge and practice in the planning, decision-making and conduct of military operations to help armed forces and non-State armed groups to integrate these norms into the conduct of hostilities to limit/prevent the humanitarian impact of the conflict on the civilian population.

 

 

 

 

DELEGATE IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH POLICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT BODIES

Police delegates supporting engagement with police and law enforcement bodies are primarily former law enforcement officers. They leverage on their prior experience in crowd control/public order management, criminal/judicial investigation, special tactics, leadership and training to help police forces translate legal provisions into practical measures applied in the planning, decision-making and conduct of law enforcement operations that respect the law and limit the humanitarian consequences of these operations.

Bounkiling department, Médina Wandifa municipality. An ICRC employee teaching the basics of international humanitarian law to Senegalese armed forces deployed in Casamance.

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATE IN CHARGE OF RELATIONS WITH MILITARY AND ARMED GROUPS

Armed forces delegates supporting engagement with military and armed groups are primarily former senior military officers. They leverage on their extensive knowledge and practice in the planning, decision-making and conduct of military operations to help armed forces and non-State armed groups to integrate these norms into the conduct of hostilities to limit/prevent the humanitarian impact of the conflict on the civilian population.