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WHAT WE DO

When people die during war, catastrophes or migration, their bodies must be handled professionally and with utmost respect for their inherent dignity. The human remains must be found, recovered, documented and, where possible, identified. Those who suffered ill-treatment must be examined by trained forensic staff in suitable facilities and using appropriate methods, thus ensuring their dignity.

Across the globe, ICRC forensic specialists apply their knowledge and skills to define strategies, develop programmes and provide advice and training, in order to address key humanitarian issues. They work together with States, forensic practitioners and other relevant actors to strengthen their capacity to meet the needs of affected communities. They seek to ensure the proper and dignified management of the dead and living, help resolve and prevent the tragedy of missing people and bring solace to bereaved families.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Forensic case-work experience
  • Qualified forensic practitioner with at least 5 years' proven experience and practice in forensic case-work applied to humanitarian or human rights investigations

 

Highly Preferred

  • Experience in Management of the Dead from Emergencies/DVI, with particular experience and skills in high-throughput mortuary management and forensic identification methods in mass casualty events
  • Knowledge and experience with technical and non-technical laboratory SOP's, and data management
  • Proven experience and skills in delivering forensic training and a capacity to adapt the message to diverse audiences
  • Broad based (multi-disciplinary) technical and non-technical knowledge and experience related to the scientific and legal identification of human remains and an integrated forensic reconciliation process
  • Experience with policy development and associated exchanges with concerned authorities
  • Experience in development of technical and non-technical guidelines and protocols
  • Experience and skills in rapid situation analysis and strategy development
  • Proven networking skills
  • Commitment towards highest forensic scientific and ethical standards
  • Understanding of and professional experience with cultural diversity, gender equality and equal opportunities
  • Commitment to the ICRC's humanitarian mandate
     

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 PROFILE SOUGHT IN FORENSICS

Please note that all positions are not continually open

FORENSIC SPECIALIST

Forensic specialists at the ICRC come from a diverse range of forensic disciplines (e.g. genetics, pathology, anthropology), and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create and implement programmes aimed at developing domestic forensic capacity and engaging with a broad range of actors, in order to address key humanitarian issues in situations affected by conflict, migration and disasters.

 

 

 

 

FORENSIC SPECIALIST

Forensic Specialists at the ICRC come from a diverse range of forensic disciplines (e.g. genetics, pathology, anthropology), and work as part of multidisciplinary teams to develop and implement programs aimed at developing domestic forensic capacity and engaging with a broad range of actors, to address key humanitarian issues in situations affected by conflict, migration, and disasters.