International Committee of the Red Cross

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. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

Working for the ICRC

The ICRC has more than 18,000 employees working in 90 countries.

Sought profiles

Regularly sought-after profiles: specialists in the fields of Health, Medicine, Logistics, Engineering, Administration and Finance, Translation/Interpreting, Technical. These positions require a university degree or equivalent and a minimum of 2-5 years of post-graduate professional experience, an excellent level of English and a valid manual driving license. For delegate positions, apart from English and French, a third language of interest to the ICRC (Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, or Arabic) is also required. Candidates agree to go on two 12-month assignments where the ICRC will need their expertise and competencies.

According to its operational needs, the ICRC recruits also various specialist delegates. All such positions are published on the ICRC website.

For further information on sought profiles

The ICRC does not answer to unsolicited applications.

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

The ICRC regularly offers internships at headquarters for a period of 3 to 12 months. Candidates must have a maximum of 1 year of professional experience in the targeted field or a maximum of 2 years of internship and a master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international law, communication, international economics, international politics, humanitarian action, development, peace/conflict studies, finance, human resources, law, logistics, etc.). They must have a good command of English, French is a plus.

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Fields of activity
Humanitarian aid, humanitarian law, emergency relief

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