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 conflicts and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
The Humanitarian Affairs & Networking Adviser provides supports to the delegation in understanding the context and influencing the wider political, humanitarian and religious environment in the given context. S/He helps it shape its engagement with actors of influence, including both multilateral and regional fora as well as UN-led fora in-country.
S/he also engages with influential religious and civil society networks in Malaysia and contributes to representing the ICRC externally with these audiences and building the necessary understanding and acceptance of and support for the ICRC among key stakeholders.
1. Builds and maintains a strong national network of stakeholders connected to humanitarian and religious affairs and beneficial to the delegation. Engages with them autonomously.
2. Engages with humanitarian coordination structures, including faith-based organisations, as agreed with the Head of Delegation/Operations.
3. Keeps regular contact on Global Affairs, religious and security issues with the Global Affairs team in Jakarta and Bangkok.
4. Contributes to the Global Affairs Bulletin.
5. Helps brief incoming delegates on regional religious and security issues, their interplay with humanitarian action and the roles of religious authorities and philanthropic organizations.
6. Contributes to gradual acceptance and understanding of ICRC humanitarian objectives by these groups.
7. Works in a fully cross-cutting way within a given region and across regions when necessary.
1. University degree in a relevant subject (e.g. international relations, social and/or political sciences).
Master's degree or other specialization in a related subject/policy issue an asset.
2. 6 to 9 years' overall professional experience
3. Minimum 3 years' experience in humanitarian action or political affairs.
4. Proven experience in cultivating networks and influencing others.
5. Proven experience in developing strategies and its related documents/reports
6. Solid understanding of national/regional relations and their interplay with humanitarian and religious affairs.
7. Good knowledge of multilateral organizations/fora/agencies and platforms, including faith-based organisations.
8. Strong networks with government, political, religious, civil society and humanitarian actors in Malaysia and the wider region
9. Highly proficient in written and spoken English and Malay. Ability to speak in Arabic, any other local/regional language or French is an asset.
10. Computer proficiency.
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