The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organization

Our Mission in Dili is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following vacancy:

Position title: Field Officer/Political Advisor

Departments: Communication and Protection

Direct Supervisor: Head of Mission

Main tasks:

* Assumes main responsibilities for ICRC humanitarian programs in various fields, mainly independently

* Maintains contacts with authorities at various degrees

* Supervises staff if existent and performs appraisals

* In charge of written reporting

* Contributes to PFR and budget follow-up

Specific tasks:

* Contributes to the development, delivery, monitoring and reporting on ICRC programming including Communication, Protection and Cooperation with CVTL

* Establishes and maintains contacts and develops relationships to advance ICRC programming

* Actively contributes to the regular analysis and reporting on humanitarian, political and security developments and closely coordinates with staff in Dili and Jakarta to support a common strategy 

* Supports cooperation with the National Society and Movement partners

* Acts as support and liaison in regular interactions with government authorities including the armed forces and police 

* Contributes to a positive public perception of the organization and develops independent dissemination capacity  

* In coordination with Head of Mission, is in regular contact with Departments of DJAKARTA Delegation regarding the general situation and ICRC activities in Timor-Leste

* Other responsibilities as required


* University degree or equivalent

* 6 years work experience in a similar field

* Fluent in written and spoken English and Tetum.  Portuguese also desired. 

* Team leadership skills

* Good knowledge of the geographically assigned environment

* Very good analytical skills

* Good communication skills

*  Personal integrity, discretion and honesty 

* Willingness and interest to grow with the organization, flexibility and positive outlook

What we offer:

* Interesting rewarding work with capacity for professional growth

* Dynamic humanitarian and international environment

* Medical and health coverage

Please clearly indicate Field Officer/Political Advisor position on your application (which should include: CV with photo and copies of relevant certificates, two references and police clearance) and submit it to the following address: 

Head of Mission, ICRC Dili, Rua Jacinto de Candido No 36, ex-Panti Asuahan Bairo Formosa

or e-mail address :

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The last date for receiving applications is 15.05.2015