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Vehicle Fleet Manager

Requisition ID:  12079
Region:  Global Deployment Option
Contract type:  Open-ended contract

What we do


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Role description


Main responsibilities

The ICRC vehicle fleet manager supervises the road transport movements in the infrastructure of delegations, sub-delegations and local offices. In addition to maintenance and planning of the vehicles (both trucks, heavy-duty 4x4 and light cars), he/she should also be the guardian of good usage and knowledge of the vehicles by the users.

Management and maintenance of generators is also part of his/her duties. He/she is the responsible to technically recruit, manage and train technicians (mechanics), assistants and drivers. Dealing with local authorities for vehicles registrations, insurances and accidents, he/she is the focal point of delegations road movements.

Desired profile and skills


  • Excellent command of English and French
  • Post-secondary qualification or recognized certificate in light and heavy vehicles technology
  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of 3 phases current
  • Developed administrative knowledge in vehicle management
  • Logistic skills for transport setup
  • Driving licence (category C-E would be an asset)
  • Fully conversant with IT tools (and fleet management software)
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Responsible and possessing sound judgement
  • Capable of working in a team
  • Able to and interested in training and supervising others
  • Able to work under pressure in a dangerous environment
  • Strong technical and management interest in vehicle industry

Our operational & field constraints


  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months

What we offer


  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere