Forensic Programme Assistant, Dnipro, Ukraine

ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC in Dnipro

Please note that the ICRC is not a UN-system organization.

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 is mandated to work in countries affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence. The ICRC is present in over 80 countries and has some 19,000-field staff.

In 2014, the ICRC expanded its presence to Ukraine. There are more than 600 ICRC staff working in Kyiv, Dnipro, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Odesa.

The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the position of Forensic Programme Assistant in its sub-delegation in Dnipro.


The Forensic Programme Assistant assists the ICRC in the implementation of forensic programmes in the area of responsibilities of Dnipro (DNI) Subdelegation. S/he provides technical and administrative support to the forensic activities using his/her intricate knowledge of the Ukrainian medicolegal system. The Forensic Programme Assistant is part of the Forensic Team within the ICRC delegation in Ukraine and works under the technical supervision of the Forensic Specialist DNI. When requested s/he represents the ICRC towards external interlocutors relevant to his/her responsibilities and tasks.

Functional general responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of forensic program in Ukraine, particularly by providing technical and administrative support for forensic activities at the DNI Subdelegation.
  • Organizes the logistics and prepares materials for forensic activities such as training courses, workshops and the safe and dignified management of deceased persons.
  • Ensures that DNI Subdelegation has relevant forensic dissemination materials and publications.
  • Participates in forensic related meetings, briefings and training sessions for relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides regular forensic updates by oral and written reports on forensic related matters; prepares minutes of meetings and mission reports.
  • Maintain and organize records for archiving, monitoring and reporting using the institutional tools.
  • Disseminates ICRC information/messages on forensic science and forensic action in humanitarian settings.
  • Translates and interprets written documents and oral correspondences between English, Ukrainian and Russian as needed.

Tasks and responsibilities listed above are not exhaustive and can evolve depending on organizational and operational needs.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medical, biological, criminalistics or forensic sciences

  • Fluent command in English (at least B2 level), Ukrainian and Russian
  • Experience in Forensic case work
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in forensic practice or working in a medico legal system institution.
  • Experience in forensic training is an asset
  • Skilled in the following competencies: Leadership, Accountability, People management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Representing the ICRC, Beneficiary & Client focused.

Social package and other benefits

  • Official employment according to Ukrainian labour law
  • Annual paid 20 calendar day vacation
  • Medical insurance for employees and family
  • ICRC Institutional training
  • Individual development covered by ICRC
  • foreign language courses
  • Convenient office location in the city centre

Starting date: ASAP

How to apply

Please submit your CV, along with your motivation letter in English and salary expectations to the attention of the Human Resources Department.

Application deadline: 10/01/2023

Only candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and/or interviews. No inquiries by phone, please.

ICRC is Equal Opportunity Employer giving the highest priority to staff safety and security.

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