The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent, neutral organization providing humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It acts in response to emergencies, works in protracted conflicts and other situations of violence and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) and its implementation in national law.
Brussels is home to the main institutions of the European Union (EU) - the Council of the EU, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission, the European Parliament - and to the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). We, as the ICRC delegation in Brussels, seek to make our mandate better known and to mobilize political, diplomatic and financial support for our activities. We also seek to ensure that relevant political and military decision-makers in Western Europe view the ICRC as the main reference point for neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian action, as well as for International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
As part of its diplomatic activities towards the European Union (EU) , NATO and Belgium, the ICRC delegation in Brussels is looking for a Humanitarian Affairs Adviser (resident position based in Brussels).
Purpose of the post
The Humanitarian Affairs Advisor plays a key role in supporting the delegation to understand and influence the European Union (EU) policy and diplomatic environment. You also enable the delegation to shape its engagement with EU institutions on priority humanitarian policy matters, including those related to EU funding, in support of Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations. As the humanitarian policy focal point, you are able to advise on EU humanitarian policy developments and trends, and translate ICRC policy priorities into the EU context. You work under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Delegation and interacts with other Humanitarian Advisors for EU and Legal Advisors.
Main duties and responsibilities
Interacts with the delegation management team and advisors, as well as the Humanitarian Diplomacy Division at headquarters (DP_POL) and other Humanitarian Affairs Advisors in other diplomatic delegations.
Desired profile and skills
What we offer
Ready to apply? Please send your CV and application letter before 19 of October 2021 by email to: [email protected](subject of the email: NAME + HAA 2021).
Estimated start date: ASAP
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online test and interviews.
Information about processing of your personal data is available on our website: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/information-notice-processing-personal-data-0.
The ICRC values diversity and is committed to crafting an inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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