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Generalist Field Officer II


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ICRC Ethiopia


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


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Full time

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Job Description:

The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation in Addis Ababa is looking for a highly qualified candidate to fill up the following vacant position based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to regions.

Generalist Field Officer II

Standard function description:

- Assists/contributes to/implements the follow up of various field activities, in accordance with objectives
- Monitors the humanitarian environment and needs, and the analysis of the socio-economic, cultural and political environment relevant to the ICRC
- Ensures good working relations with the ERCS in zones of responsibilities through regular visits, in close collaboration with the Field delegate, Cooperation department and RFL team
- Supports the field delegate in the establishment and development of a network of key interlocutors (civil authorities, civil society, NGOs, UN, etc) present in zones of responsibility
- Supports other departments to identify and map interlocutors and humanitarian actors relevant to their work in zones of responsibility or interest to the ICRC
- In close coordination with RFL team in Addis and ERCS, ensures the proper implementation of the RFL procedures and conducts follow up on RFL files in the zones of responsibilities
- Collects, compiles, translates/interprets information in relation with the projects and contributes to written reporting. Provides media analysis.
- 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)
- Provides support to Economic Security, Health and Water & Habitat activities where/when required in the zones of responsibilities (assessment, distribution, networking).
- Represents and promotes the ICRC with regard to its activities with all relevant interlocutors including through operational dissemination sessions when appropriate.
- Participates to field missions, which can at times be carried out independently (50% field)
- Contributes to the preparation of institutional reports, minutes of meetings, key points, and other ad hoc written reporting.
- Ensures administrative and financial follow up after field missions
- Perform other tasks for other departments when required

Job Requirements:

Minimum required knowledge & experience:

University degree in Law, political science, communication or closely related field
3- 4 years of working experience in a similar function
Very good command of written and spoken English, Amharic and Oromifa
Very good knowledge of Oromia region (geography, culture, politics). Knowledge of other operational areas an asset (Gambella, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, SNNPRS)
Solid understanding of federal/regional affairs
Computer literacy
Valid manual driving license
Availability and flexibility regarding frequent field missions to key areas (50% field visit)

How To Apply:

Interested applicants can submit ONLY application/cover letter and CV to Add_recruitment_services@icrc.org. Please use Generalist Field Officer II on the subject line. 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) OR, send to the ICRC Delegation Addis Ababa, Human Resources Department, P.o.Box 5701, Addis Ababa. Closing date for application will be Friday, April 13, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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