International Committee of the Red Cross Job Vacancy: Program Officer for Humanitarian Affairs, Jakarta - Kerja Ngo

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International Committee of the Red Cross Job Vacancy: Program Officer for Humanitarian Affairs, Jakarta

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

Program Officer for Humanitarian Affairs (Indonesian) 

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 Program Officer for Humanitarian affairs is responsible for developing networks and dialogue with civil society, humanitarian organisations, religious circles and associated groups in Indonesia, Southeast Asia and beyond, taking a leading role in the organisation of events related to International Humanitarian Law, Islamic Law, other religious traditions and humanitarian principles, as well as organizing and developing the requisite dissemination, academic and human resources to develop ICRC Jakarta into a regional networking support hub.

All activities are carried out under the supervision of the Regional Advisor for Humanitarian Affairs and in collaboration with other ICRC departments across the region. The Program Officer:
  • Maintains and develops contacts with a wide range of civil society actors, including religious circles, educational institutions, students, humanitarian organisations and media
  • Supports and advises delegations on networking issues
  • Participates actively in designing and implementing an effective networking and communication strategy
  • Supports delegations in crisis situations
  • Assists with verbal & written translations to/ from Bahasa Indonesia and their vetting
  • Carries out research and analysis to better map and understand important networks and dynamics, developing a single overarching framework with corresponding tools
  • Contributes to the development of a media monitoring capacity
  • Contributes to the analysis of the wider security, socio-economic, cultural and political environment, highlighting and sharing information on key events and trends
  • Helps to identify potential issues related to ICRC acceptance and security and explores means to mitigate or prevent them
  • Learns and researches about International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Principles and relevant Islamic Law and other religious principles in order to upgrade and develop appropriate modules and syllabi for ICRC workshops, courses and publications on these subjects
  • Monitors events and changes within the region that could have an impact on ICRC activities
  • Takes a lead role in organising workshops, round tables, seminars and courses for civil society and religious circles interlocutors (primarily Islamic scholars and educational institutions)
  • Contributes to the development and production of ICRC publications and web resources, including supervising the translation of key texts
  • Writes detailed analytical reports in English, including reports on ICRC activities and minutes of meetings
  • Collaborates with the Regional Advisor on strategy papers and other key documents.
  • University degree or equivalent experience, ideally in Law, Islamic Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Languages, Communication, History or Anthropology
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • Advanced ability to write detailed analytical reports in English and confirmed capacity to analyse the political and social environment
  • Advanced computer, communication, presentation and organisational skills, Ability to manage, analyse and summarise large amounts of information
  • Excellent social and networking skills to establish contacts, lobby and network at both national and international levels
  • Demonstrated autonomy, motivation and commitment; ability to deliver within deadlines and work efficiently and effectively under pressure
  • Flexibility and ability to work in teams as well as independently, ability and willingness to travel throughout Asia for short missions, also at weekends
  • Good knowledge of Common & International Law
  • Knowledge of Arabic and Islamic Law
  • Knowledge of other Asian languages and religions
  • Previous experience of humanitarian work or engagement with civil society, government or security force personnel
General Duties
All ICRC employees should comply with the following requirements:

  • Manage the budget attached in accordance with the ICRC rules and regulations
  • 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 ICRC security rules
  • 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 in humanitarian activities
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Human Resources to by 17th July 2016. Please include a 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.

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