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Generalist Field Officer
ICRC
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Damazin
 Closing Date: 14 Oct 2021

 
 Background:

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent organisation striving to protect and assist the victims of war and internal violence, has been working in Sudan since 1978. The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person for the following position: Generalist Field Officer  in Damazin-Blue Nile State.

 

 

Purpose: ​

The Generalist Field Officer 2 contributes to developing and implementing the Sub-structure’s objectives of communication, networking; and others depending on the context, in coordination with the structure’s management. S/he contributes to representing the ICRC externally and building the necessary understanding and acceptance of and support for the ICRC among key stakeholders.

 

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports the Head of Sub-Structure in networking with relevant leaders and organizations in the area(s) covered.
  • Works to enhance ICRC acceptance and promote IHL and other legal norms by representing the ICRC to relevant audiences, e.g. national/local authorities, political parties, village elders, representatives of displaced communities, religious leaders, armed and security forces, armed groups, media, NGOs, advocacy groups and academic circles.
  • Monitors the humanitarian environment and needs.
  • Analyses the security, socio-economic, cultural and political environment as relevant to the ICRC (regional/national/local level). Shares pertinent information with colleagues and reports any changes in the situation.
  • Participates in and holds internal and external meetings and develops and maintains contacts with municipal/regional authorities, local/regional Red Cross/Red Crescent Society branches, non-governmental organizations (local and international) and the population.
  • Defines communication and prevention objectives for the geographic or thematic area covered in line with the priorities of the sub-structure and/or the delegation’s communication and prevention strategy. This is done in co-operation with the Head of Sub-Structure and/or the Communication or Communication/Prevention Manager, and in line with other programme objectives (protection, assistance, cooperation).
  • Is responsible for implementing and evaluating relevant activities and adapting supporting tools within the geographic or thematic area covered, including operational communication, community engagement, public communication.
  • Follows political, security, military and humanitarian developments,
  • Supports the Sub-structure on internal communication issues.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent higher education degree in a humanitarian area, socio-economic development, humanitarian law, human rights or equivalent field Postgraduate or master’s degree is an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of the socio-political environment of the country, especially West Kordofan and South Kordofan
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a humanitarian field, socio-economic development, humanitarian law, human rights or similar position
  • Very good command of English, spoken and written
  • Expert level in computer skills
  • Skilled in the following competencies: Networking & Communication; Adapting & Learning; Responsibility & Autonomy; Communication (ability to express views and ideas); Analysis & Synthesis; Security Management
  • Readiness to spend 50-75% of the time in the field, mainly South Kordofan
  • Driving license

 


Competencies:

  • Leadership, Accountability, People management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Representing the ICRC, Beneficiary & Client focused.

 

What We Offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • The opportunity to promote humanitarian values and to alleviate suffering
  • Attractive social benefits

 

 

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their complete files only in English (CV, motivation letter and certificate) on Sudanjob.net website before Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 04 pm.
  • The recruitment office will not consider any applications which are not received directly on Sudanjob.net
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference check.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.  

 

 

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