ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC in Kyiv

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 Weapon Contamination (WeC) Field Manager in its sub-delegation in Kyiv.


The WeC Field Manager is responsible for a WeC project (specifically Risk Awareness and Safe Behaviour) at national level, under direct supervision of the WeC Coordinator, covering her/his area of responsibility. S/he contributes directly to the planning, implementation and monitoring of WeC activities ensuring staff safety and the continuation of critical operations, helping vulnerable people and support to the URCS and other relevant National Mine Action actors/authorities. S/he promotes an integrated approach to addressing the impact of weapon contamination.

Functional general responsibilities:

• Manages the project input for the Planning for Results (PfR) process, ensuring WeC activities are fully integrated into, facilitates and complements other aspects of ICRC assistance and protection programming. Ensures the necessary resources are mobilised and availed for the implementation of the plan of action.

• Manages all aspects of the WeC operation in question, ensuring internal SOP and guidelines are implemented to the required standards, that operations implemented are appropriate, adapted and in line with both the Preventive Mine Action Framework and International Mine Action Standards.

• Monitors and evaluates the work of external partners supporting the weapon contamination operations, reports to the Regional Adviser and proposes improvements to the way WeC activities are integrated and implemented in the delegation and beyond.

• Manages from a “blue line†perspective the WeC team (where applicable), ensuring all necessary information is duly shared and decisions are taken in a transparent manner. Consults and includes the WeC team in decision making processes that affects their work.

• Ensures that lessons learned in operational activities are integrated into the development of related tools, methodologies and procedures.

• Proactively liaises with Governmental bodies, specialist agencies, the UN, international organisations, educational centres (i.e. Universities), NGOs and private sector on issues related to policy, research & development, coordination and good practice on weapon contamination issues.

• Provides training, mentoring, orientation and support to national mine action structures and/or other relevant actors, such as the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement components active in the context.

• Represents the ICRC in Mine Action and other relevant fora. Maintains and promotes the institutional engagement with external international and regional networks and engagement with these networks as appropriate. Develops good working relationships with relief and development organisations, UN agencies and local government representatives to maximise the impact of the ICRC’s work and identifying high priority areas for cooperation on WeC related activities.

• Liaises and coordinates with victim assistance and legal operations experts on weapon contamination to ensure institutional coherence.

• Manages the WeC staff and coordinates their activities.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced university degree (master degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience with demonstrated capabilities in management, planning and implementation of training/capacity building; or a first level university degree (bachelor degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or military experience (or relevant police experience) at officer level or at senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) level with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, Ukrainian, and Russian
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Experienced and successful manager (the candidate has held both staff and budget management responsibilities).
  • Sound understanding of international humanitarian agencies and their work and ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
  • Good understanding of the principles of Risk Management.

  • Proficiency in Dialogue with authorities/arms carriers, Capacity building, Result-based management cycle, Context and dynamic analysis, Community and outreach activities, Security Awareness & Response
  • Skilled in the following competencies: Adapting & Learning, Communication (ability to express and exchange views and ideas), Analysis & Synthesis.

Social package and other benefits

  • Official employment according to Ukrainian labour law
  • Annual paid 28 calendar days’ 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: 04/10/2022

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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