Reports to (role)
Deputy Head of Economic Security Unit
What we do
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.
We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.
We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
Within its global Economic Security (EcoSec) approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood, and Structural Support Programs to preserve lives and / or maintain, restore or improve food-
and economic security at the household level. The EcoSec programs of the ICRC are multifaceted, bear different modes of intervention and aim at assisting people affected in a timely and flexible way to meet their essential needs and expenditures in a sustainable and dignified manner.
Among the interventions are provision of emergency food and non-food items; support to nutrition, agricultural and veterinary or livestock related activities, as well as to enhance income.
Modalities include provision of in-kind assistance, cash, vouchers and services. The EcoSec Unit defines guidance, policies, tools and templates that are deployed in the field to support the teams throughout the result-
based management cycle, including planning, designing, assessing needs, implementing, monitoring and evaluating quality responses.
The post holder will interact with other Economic Security Unit members to i) support the development of institutional files, ii) update internal communication tools, iii) produce statistical compilations, analysis and visualizations, and iv) provide business support to technological applications.
S / he will receive technical guidance from other Economic Security Unit members, including heads of sectors in charge of assistance operations and specialists managing specific thematic files.
S / he will have the opportunity to acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge in relief, food security and livelihoods, with significant scope for developing new and innovative files.
Major Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
This includes providing business support to the field for mobile data collection, beneficiary management systems, community call centres (CCC hotlines) and personal data protection procedures.
production of quarterly training statistics and the creation of an individual training database.
an EcoSec Community of Practice where the EcoSec staff can share and exchange knowledge. The post holder will be involved in the production and management of content and in charge of updates.
The post holder will help improve available guidance though writing executive summaries for nutrition briefs and editing instructional videos.
In addition, the post holder will be involved in the review of the Nutrition in Detention training content.
The post holder will interact with cash and market specialists on different files, including reviewing lessons learned from cash and voucher-
based assistance programs and drafting annual reports.
Other Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
house mainstreaming exercise and contribute to internal dissemination of results and guidance tools.
The post holder will be working with the Head of Project and Reporting team to support in the data analysis and the production of guidance on reporting for teams on the field.
The post holder will map MEI interventions planned across EcoSec programmes worldwide and, if relevant, contribute by tracking data on implementation for reports.
S / he will interact as well with other EcoSec specialists and team members at regional and country-based delegation levels.
Certifications / Education required
University degree in information / data management, social sciences, international relations or equivalent.
Professional Experience required
For candidates to be eligible to traineeships, they must have a maximum of one year's professional experience after graduation (relating to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.
Desired profile and skills