EXTERNAL / INTERNAL
VACANCY: FORENSIC PROTECTION FIELD OFFICER
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC is currently looking for staff for its operations in Iraq.
- By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex, and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can 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 to achieve the best possible impact.
- 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, to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.
- The competitive compensation package, a monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, end of service indemnity, medical coverage, life insurance, mobility allowance, and social security scheme).
Job Title: Protection Field Officer 1
Duty Station: Iraq – Mosul Sub-Delegation
Reports to: Forensic Specialist in Mosul
Duration of Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (with the possibility of renewal based on needs and performance).
Date of Issue: 10.06.2021
Deadline for applications: 30.06.2021
Supports the implementation and monitoring of ICRC Forensic humanitarian actions in Ninawa, under the direct supervision of the Forensic Specialist based in Mosul, in emergency and non-emergency situations, with the goal to guarantee that families and communities have access to quality medico-legal and investigative services. The post’s role is established with a view of reaching the objectives set within Forensics’ and Delegation's overall strategy and operation. It is the interface with communities (local leaders, forensic and health staff, death workers, families, etc.), internal (ICRC) and external (local authorities, international organizations and NGOs) stakeholders on forensic related issues. The Field Officer also plays an indispensable role advising and supporting the Forensic Specialist on socio-cultural and religious aspects of the region and its communities mainly in relation to practices on the management of the dead, forensic human identification and the search for missing persons, sharing relevant information related to the context.
- Helps to sensitise ICRC staff and relevant external stakeholders on issues related to the ICRC’s humanitarian forensic action.
- Supports transversal files and forensic topics related to other ICRC Departments within the Delegation.
- Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
- Respects and always observes staff regulations and security rules.
- Always represents the ICRC in a professional manner.
- Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers.
- Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Supports the Forensic Specialist on the implementation of the ICRC Forensic project and activities in Ninawa.
- In coordination with the Forensic Specialist Contributes to the design and implementation of forensic activities in Ninawa, independently when necessary but always.
- Coordinates with the other concerned departments involved in the Ninawa project for the Missing.
- Maintains networks with local stakeholders to ensure the efficient implementation of forensic programs. Represents the ICRC vis-à-vis national authorities and beneficiaries.
- Helps organize meetings and advises staff members on various matters such as socio-cultural and religious aspects related to forensic activities.
- Communicates and reports both internally and externally on forensic contexts and population needs.
- Ensures that the necessary administrative and secretarial work is completed on time.
- Knows, applies and complies with all the administrative procedures linked to his/her work.
- Foster a conducive environment with the Forensic Specialist and colleagues from other departments.
Education and Professional Experience required:
- University degree or relevant professional experience in the forensic applied sciences and/or health sector (i.e. medical doctor, biologist, geneticist, dentist).
- 3 years experience in the field of forensic or forensic related sciences.
- 1-2 years of experience with humanitarian agencies an asset.
- Excellent command of English and Arabic. Translation and transcription abilities. Other regional languages an asset (e.g. Kurdish).
- Good connections with local health authorities and/or groups of interest for the ICRC.
- Excellent knowledge of the assigned geographical area.
- Good communication skills.
- Computer literacy (Internet Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel applications).
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Beneficiary and Client Focus
- Representing the ICRC
How to Apply: All qualified and interested candidates should forward their applications with a detailed updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating email and phone contacts with a minimum of two professional references, a cover letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills and qualifications for the said job opportunity and your salary expectations. Marked to (email@example.com) with the subject line: SURNAME First Name/ Vacancy title.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications will only be accepted with valid residency and work permits in Iraq.
The successful candidate will undergo a three months’ probation period.
NB: If you have not heard from us within a month of receiving your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.
ICRC DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, OR PROCESSING).