The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation Political Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation Political Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222247

Category: Economics, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Somali

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia is looking to hire an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of:

Political Advisor


The Adviser of the Head of Sub-Delegation in Jijiga advises on political developments and changes in the overall environment, conflict and security dynamics.

S/he identifies, maintains and broadens a network of contacts at Somali regional level and facilitates the management’s access to them.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Advises staff and Head of Sub-Delegation on political issues, the conflict and security situation and contributes to defining the sub-delegation’s overall strategies
  • Maintains and develops a network of contacts within the regional authorities, security and armed forces, political opposition, civil society and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and with any other influential stakeholders. Facilitates management’s access to them
  • Guides and supports the Sub-Delegation to develop a network of key interlocutors (civil authorities, civil society, NGOs, UN, etc) present in SRS
  • Guides and supports departments of the Delegation in Addis to identify and map interlocutors and humanitarian actors relevant to their work in SRS
  • Holds briefings on the context and cultural sensitivities for delegation/sub-structure staff
  • Monitors the humanitarian environment, needs, and contributes to the analysis of the socio-economic, cultural and political environment relevant to the ICRC in Somali Regional State (SRS)
  • Writes reports, briefing notes and other required documentation to share the results of political and other analyses
  • Supports the implementation and follow up of various field activities, especially the EcoSec (2019) in accordance with agreed objectives
  • Contributes to a sound working relationship with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) in SRS
  • Represents the ICRC and maintains contact with regional and local authorities, UN agencies and NGOs, in order to enhance acceptance of ICRC's activities
  • Facilitates and contributes to the work of delegates or other specialists, either internally or externally (internal or external meetings with authorities at local level, briefings on ICRC field activities, etc.)
  • Supports coordination of Protection, EcoSec, Health and Water & Habitat activities in SRS in close collaboration with the concerned departments
  • Represents and promotes the ICRC with regard to its
    activities to all relevant interlocutors in SRS
  • Closely follows and contributes to the analysis of the security situation, contributes to the adaptation of security regulations if necessary and adhers to their implementation; maintains regular contact with the relevant authorities (military, security and police) especially in the areas of operation and informs field team accordingly
  • Contributes to the preparation of institutional reports, minutes of meetings, key points, and other ad hoc written reporting; contributions to PFR, BFR, APM, analysis of various files, etc.

    General Duties

  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times
  • 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
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary

    Additional Duties

  • Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and departments
  • Is aware of the delegation’s objectives and has a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position
  • Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image
  • Takes responsibility for the own professional learning and development
    Upon request, participates in other programs based on operational priorities

    Job Requirements

  • BA degree in Social Science, Economics, Social Science, Preferably in Political Science or closely related fields
  • 5 years’ professional experience in similar fields,
  • Ability to demonstrate the existence of a relevant network of contacts.
  • Proven experience in cultivating networks and influencing others
  • Knowledge of multilateral organizations/fora/agencies and platforms

    How to Apply

    Electronic application can be made ONLY through the website. Alternatively, you can submit application & CV with copies of relevant documents in person to the ICRC Delegation in Addis Ababa (in front of EIAR, around Egziabher ab church)/ICRC Sub – delegation in Jigjiga OR, send to the ICRC Delegation Addis Ababa, Human Resources Department, P.O.Box 5701, Addis Ababa.

    Closing date: Septemeber 13,2019

    Women applicants and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted at all stages of the selection process.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation Political Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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