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Movement Cooperation Officer x 2 at International Committee of the Red Cross

Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

Overall Responsibility: Movement Cooperation Officer 2 contributes to developing and implementing the delegation’s objectives for cooperation with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in line with the ICRC’s Movement policies and in consultation with the local operating National Society (NS). S/he contributes to building positive relationships between the ICRC and other Movement components, particularly the NS of the country where s/he is assigned.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Contributes to the management of the daily implementation of the partnership objectives/activities with the Kenya Red Cross (KRCS) as well as working in close coordination with the Tanzania Mission and Djibouti Mission regarding Tanzania Red Cross (TRCS) and Djibouti Red Crescent (DRCS);
  • Represents the department in joint coordination meetings with the NS in the absence of the Cooperation Coordinator and takes the lead facilitating role;
  • Drafts the internal departmental reporting, and contributes to the Weekly Operational Report, Cooperation Quarterly Reports, Bi-Annual Field Reports;
  • In charge of following up on all administrative, logistical and financial issues related to the organization and running of meetings and courses organized by the Cooperation Department;
  • In the absence of the Cooperation Coordinator S/he represents the department accordingly in Movement fora and meetings with Movement partners;
  • With the assistance of Cooperation Coordinator, develops, together with all three NS and ICRC colleagues, annual objectives and budgets and supports the drafting and elaboration of partnership agreement and plans of actions.

Minimum Requirements and competencies

  • Relevant Degree from a recognized university in International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, or other relevant field;
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience in programme management or in a similar field (in dynamic environment);
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO;
  • MUST be Computer literate;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (Knowledge of French is an asset).

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