ICRC JOB OPENING-Program Officer for Humanitarian Affairs (Indonesian)




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



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

  • Ÿ  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
  • 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  


Ÿ  Good knowledge of Common & International Law

Ÿ  Knowledge of Arabic and Islamic Law

Ÿ  Knowledge of other Asian languages and religions

Ÿ  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


Ÿ  Capacity
to work independently. Capacity to carry out complex activities / files in
various fields

Ÿ  Excellent
organisational, methodical abilities, sense of initiative, pro-activeness and
setting priorities

Ÿ  Flexibility,
patience, diplomacy resistance to stress inherent to a “multi-tasking” job
and capacity to adapt to changes

Ÿ  Service-oriented,
multicultural profile

Ÿ  Very
good communication skills and at ease with internal and external interlocutors

Ÿ  Ability
to work within a multicultural team and to integrate him/ herself

Ÿ  Interest
in humanitarian activities

Interested persons with
the required background and experience are invited to submit their application
to the Human Resources to [email protected]
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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