The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.

Overall Responsibility

The Police and Security Programme Adviser assists the FAS PGE (Police and Gendarmerie) Delegate in implementing the PGE programme, including planning, carrying out, assessing and following up PGE activities. S/he maintains contact with authorities, police and security bodies but not only, at various levels, and participates in meetings with different contacts, in a leading or supporting role.

Tasks and responsibilities

· Develop, build and maintain a network of interlocutors within the Police and Security Forces in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti;

· Identify and prioritize needs for dissemination, training and potential for integration of IHRL in the various curricula and advise the delegation accordingly;

· Develop and maintain networks with national and regional police organization’s (e.g. EAPCCO, APCOF, IPOA)

· In line with the planned activities, represent the ICRC at high level meetings with key and influential Police and security forces interlocutors to promote an understanding of the ICRC mandate and activities;

· Plans, organizes and carries out basic courses and general operational disseminations for KPS and TPF on IHRL and other pertinent bodies of law applicable in different types of operations under the supervision of the PGE delegate and in co-operation with other departments as needed;

· Actively promote the Co-operation between ICRC and the Police and security forces in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti;

· In conjunction with the PGE Delegates, prepare, organize and conduct the Training of Trainers courses on IHRL in the three countries and ensure timely reports for the projects undertaken.

Minimum Requirements and competencies

· University degree in law, international relations, criminology or other relevant field; extensive policing experience may be considered in lieu; Post Graduate or Master’s Degree is an asset;

· Five (5) years relevant professional experience in practicing law, international relations, humanitarian affairs, Police experience, Maritime or Border Management experience;

· Good knowledge of police structures in the three countries;

· Very good knowledge of human rights law is a MUST;

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (French knowledge is an asset).
How to apply:


The interested candidates should submit their applications on or before the 31st December 2019 at 4:30 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via:

The reference Police and Security Forces Programme Adviser must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required certificates & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to ICRC HR Department through the recruitment contact.

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