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WHAT WE DO

ICT engineers at the ICRC carry out large-scale computer and telecommunication infrastructure projects independently, according to ICRC standards, and provide technical support and training on ICT matters in the assigned country or countries.

They monitor the situation of ICT installations and, in consultation with the respective management, take appropriate measures to guarantee that ICT set-ups function properly and policies and procedures are respected. They install, maintain, exploit and adapt existing large ICT infrastructure and material independently. They also carry out intermittent tests on ICT equipment, hardware and software networks and other devices in order to ensure optimal performance and standard configuration.

Lastly, they contribute to training or raising awareness of end-users on ICT issues.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

You have:

  • A Master of Science, Engineering degree or equivalent professional experience in electronics, computer science, telecommunications or any related field
  • A ICT Management certification (ITIL) is an asset
  • A certification in project management is an asset
  • A systems and network certification (CCNA, Windows Server, …)
  • Fluency in English and French
  • At least 2 years professional experience
  • Sound knowledge and experience of wave propagation
  • Commitment to the ICRC’s humanitarian mandate

You are:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Responsible and well-organized
  • Very interested in ICT operations management
  • Capable of running a team and interested in diversity management, with natural leadership qualities
  • Adept at and interested in training and supervising others
  • Highly able to work in a team and under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

WHAT WE OFFER

You will have the opportunity to practice your profession in complex and challenging environments, collaborating in a cross-cutting manner with colleagues from various fields of expertise, for the benefit of victims of conflict and other situations of violence.

You will be dealing with complex conflict conditions and situations that require experience, resourcefulness and innovation in order to achieve the best possible impact, often with limited resources available.

You will work for the oldest and one of the main international humanitarian players in the world, which will give you a sense of achievement in alleviating suffering of individuals and communities and the chance to promote humanitarian values in turbulent times.

You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including possibilities for career and personal development both within and beyond the ICRC.

 

 

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This page focuses on the position of information and communication technology (ICT) engineer in the field. There are, however, dozens of other roles in the different branches of ICT across the organization. To find out more, please look at the list of vacancies on the previous page.

WHAT WE DO

ICT engineers at the ICRC carry out large-scale computer and telecommunication infrastructure projects independently, according to ICRC standards, and provide technical support and training on ICT matters in the assigned country or countries.

They monitor the situation of ICT installations and, in consultation with the respective management, take appropriate measures to guarantee that ICT set-ups function properly and policies and procedures are respected. They install, maintain, exploit and adapt existing large ICT infrastructure and material independently. They also carry out intermittent tests on ICT equipment, hardware and software networks and other devices in order to ensure optimal performance and standard configuration.

Lastly, they contribute to training or raising awareness of end-users on ICT issues.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

You have:

  • A Master of Science, Engineering degree or equivalent professional experience in electronics, computer science, telecommunications or any related field
  • A ICT Management certification (ITIL) is an asset
  • A certification in project management is an asset
  • A systems and network certification (CCNA, Windows Server, …)
  • Fluency in English and French
  • At least 2 years professional experience
  • Sound knowledge and experience of wave propagation
  • Commitment to the ICRC’s humanitarian mandate

You are:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Responsible and well-organized
  • Very interested in ICT operations management
  • Capable of running a team and interested in diversity management, with natural leadership qualities
  • Adept at and interested in training and supervising others
  • Highly able to work in a team and under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

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 IN ICT

Please note that all positions are not continually open

ICT ENGINEER SPECIALIZED IN WIRELESS AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Engineers specialized in wireless and satellite communication play a key role in enabling the ICRC to help the victims of armed conflict. Mastery of simple and complex technology, from high-frequency radio to data transmission by satellite, from stand-alone computers and applications to large-network and information services, is essential to the success of humanitarian operations and the safety of staff in the field.

ICT COORDINATOR

ICT coordinators manage and organize all matters related to ICT systems and services in the country or countries of assignment. They lead ICT activities and services in medium to large-scale operations in line with the ICRC’s global ICT strategy. They manage and lead the ICT support team.

 

 

 

 

 

ICT ENGINEER SPECIALISED IN WIRELESS AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Engineers specialized in wireless and satellite communication play a key role in enabling the ICRC to help the victims of armed conflict. Mastery of simple and complex technology, from high-frequency radio to data transmission by satellite, from stand-alone computers and applications to large-network and information services, is essential to the success of humanitarian operations and the safety of staff in the field.

 

 

 

 

ICT COORDINATOR

ICT coordinators manage and organize all matters related to ICT systems and services in the country or countries of assignment. They lead ICT activities and services in medium to large-scale operations in line with the ICRC’s global ICT strategy. They manage and lead the ICT support team.