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Generalist Field Officer (ICRC)

Job Summary

Duty Station: Sittwe

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Main responsibilities

▪ Implements and follows up various field activities in accordance with the defined objectives;

▪ Monitors the humanitarian environment and needs, and analyses the security, socio-economic,

cultural and political environment as relevant to the ICRC;

▪ Shares relevant information with colleagues and report any changes in the situation;

▪ Contributes to designing projects;

▪ Collects, compiles, translates/interprets information accurately (from English to local languages and

vice-versa) about the projects and contributes to written reports;

▪ Participates in internal and external meetings and develops and maintains contacts with local

authorities, MRCS local branches and communities;

▪ Interprets accurately from English to local languages and vice versa during field visits and otherwise

as required;

▪ Participates in, and may carry out independently, administrative follow-up of field missions;

▪ Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and


▪ Is aware of the delegation’s objectives and has a good knowledge of the Movement and other

contacts relevant to the position;

▪ Collects and shares information to improve the ICRC’s understanding of the environment and

humanitarian trends and responses;

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. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at

the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent

Movement. Please visit for more information.

▪ 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.

Requirements and experiences

▪ University degree and or relevant diploma;

▪ 2 years’ work experience in Protection Field or a similar field and at least 3 years overall professional

experiences in humanitarian organizations;

▪ Very good knowledge of the humanitarian context in Rakhine State;

▪ Excellent communication skills both in English and in Myanmar;

▪ Good computer skills;

▪ The knowledge of local dialects spoken in the Rakhine and among the Muslim Communities is


▪ Previous ICRC experiences is a strong asset.

Your Profile

▪ Strongly motivated by humanitarian work, and proactive attitude;

▪ Effective communication, networking and listening skills;

▪ People person and genuine sense of empathy

▪ Autonomous and adaptable, with ability to interact collaboratively in a multidisciplinary and

multicultural team;

▪ Excellent writing and summarizing skills, and good knowledge of digital tools;

▪ Robust organizational and prioritization capacities;

▪ Capacity to exercise discretion;

▪ Capacity to work under pressure in an armed conflict affected area and remote environment.

We offer

▪ A unique and rewarding opportunity to help the victims of violence in a fast-paced environment;

▪ Initial training and on-boarding organized;

▪ A 12-month contract extendable;

▪ A competitive compensation package including medical coverage and transportation allowances;

▪ A training opportunity to develop and strengthen the quality of the services provided to our

beneficiaries as well as to support our staff members’ professional and personal development.

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