The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation in Indonesia wishes to advise all potential candidates of the opening of a permanent position for:

Deputy Advisor for Multilateral Affairs
(Indonesian Nationality)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC delegation in Jakarta is seeking an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position

The Deputy Advisor for Multilateral Affairs will assist in developing the ICRC's regional diplomatic strategy and humanitarian diplomacy efforts, by:

  • Overall: 
  • Assisting in developing the ICRC's regional diplomatic strategy and humanitarian diplomacy efforts; improving the level of knowledge and acceptance of IHL/IHRL in the region and within ASEAN and affiliated entities in particular
  • Developing Multilateral projects on an annual basis
  • Consulting with various stakeholders and helping to define internal and external needs and expectations, e.g. ICRC vis-à-vis ASEAN
  • Establishing and maintaining a comprehensive stakeholder database, by helping in the identification and mobilization of key-interlocutors
  • Creating, developing and maintaining a working contact with key officials in ASEAN and affiliated entities, at all levels
  • Establishing and maintaining key relationships within relevant departments and ministries of the governments of Indonesia, in particular with Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, and Defence, notably in their dealings with multilateral matters
  • Responding to relevant Government, non government and third party consultations related to state matters pertaining to multilateral stakeholders which are of interest to ICRC 
  • Monitoring, researching, evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of the ICRC stakeholder relations, including but not limited to relations in the multilateral context. Making recommendations to bring appropriate improvements
  • Prioritising and helping to manage speaking invitations for ICRC staff and create external speaking opportunities at multilateral fora, when needed. Identify additional profile raising opportunities and provide advice and ideas
  • Advising on, writing or editing addresses and presentations by ICRC staff at multilateral events
  • Supervising the Programme Officer for Multilateral Affairs in Jakarta 
  • Developing a Multilateral Plan of Action together with other focal points in the region
  • Liaising with other ICRC departments, at Headquarters and in the delegations of the region, to follow-up the developments of regional issues or institutional events promoting the ICRC mandate and mission on a given context related to regional diplomatic objectives
  • Assisting the Regional Adviser for Multilateral Affairs and Management to draft analyses, general and specific objectives within the framework of the annual Planning for Results exercise
  • Providing written analyses on the multilateral political, security, social and humanitarian environment in the region as well as specific countries, as well as targeted research on issues of interest for the ICRC (e.g. MULTI newsletter, analysis on ASEAN Summits, etc.)
  • role outline:

  • Under the supervision of the Regional Adviser for Multilateral Affairs, the Deputy Adviser will be responsible for:
  • Assisting the delegation with the day-to-day management of relations with the ASEC, CPR, other ASEAN organs based in Indonesia such as the AHA Centre or the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), other diplomatic missions, Think Tanks, and Non-Governmental Organisations;
  • Facilitating the diplomatic objectives of the ICRC in all relevant meetings (internal and external), including on Humanitarian Diplomacy in coordination with the Head of Regional Delegation in Jakarta;
  • Preparing and attending conferences, seminars and bilateral meetings, which may involve research work, speech-writing, speaking points, reporting and follow-up;
  • Informing ICRC delegations in the region on issues pertinent to ASEAN;
  • Degree in International Relations, Political Sciences, Law or Communication 
  • Previous experience or knowledge in international relations, human security, as well as Human Rights and/or International Humanitarian Law
  • Previous experience of working in an international organization
  • Established working relations with international or regional organisations (preferably ASEAN), think tanks, and/or NGOs
  • Good relational skills to establish contacts, lobby and network at both national and international levels
  • Confirmed communication, presentation and organisational skills, and ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and to react within short notice
  • Flexibility and ability to work in teams as well as independently
  • Demonstrated autonomy, motivation and commitment; ability to deliver within deadlines
  • Computer literacy, fluency in oral/written English and Bahasa Indonesia (other Asian languages and French considered an asset)
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Asia and the Pacific
General Duties
All ICRC employees should comply with the following requirements:
  • Manage the budget attached to the delegation's multilateral diplomatic objectives in accordance with the ICRC rules and regulations set by the administration
  • Be aware of the ICRC’s and the delegation's wider objectives and activities
  • Understand the composition, roles and functions of the different members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Adhere at all times to the ICRC's security rules which are in force.
  • Respect and observe the staff regulations of the ICRC
In specific circumstances, the ICRC Delegation may request all ICRC employees to perform tasks other than those described in their job descriptions.

  • Capacity to work independently. Capacity to carry out complex activities / files in various fields
  • Excellent organisational, methodical abilities, sense of initiative, pro-activeness and setting priorities
  • Flexibility, patience, diplomacy resistance to stress inherent to a "multi-tasking” job and capacity to adapt to changes
  • Service-oriented, multicultural profile
  • Very good communication skills and at ease with internal and external interlocutors
  • Ability to work within a multicultural team and to integrate him/herself
  • Interest for humanitarian activities (especially ICRC's) 
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Human Resources to  before 03 June 2016Please include cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae,  current remuneration and contact details of three referees. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews.