The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Weapon Contamination Assistant

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Job Overview

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organization, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC is currently looking for staff for its operations in Iraq.


ICRC offers:

  • By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex, and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can make a difference.
  • You will work with colleagues from various fields of expertise in a cross-cutting manner to help victims of conflict and other situations of violence. You will be dealing with humanitarian situations that require experience, resourcefulness, and innovation to achieve the best possible impact.
  • You will work for the oldest major international humanitarian organization in the world, adding to your sense of achievement in alleviating the suffering of people and communities and giving you the chance to promote humanitarian values in these turbulent times
  • You will benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. You will take part in an onboarding course and follow continuous training, to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.
  • The competitive compensation package, a monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, end of service indemnity, medical coverage, life insurance, a mobility allowance, and social security scheme).


Job Title: Weapon Contamination Assistant

Level: B2

Duty Station: Iraq – Baghdad

Reports to: Weapon Contamination Coordinator

Duration of Contract: One-year fixed term contract (with the possibility of renewal to an open-ended contract where performance and competencies are key to be selected for further contractual continuity)

Date of Issue: 12 April 2021

Deadline for applications: 02 May 2021



The Weapon Contamination Department aims to protect civilians from the effects of armed conflict. During and immediately after an armed conflict, the Weapon Contamination Department may also carry out activities aimed at reducing the consequences of weapon contamination and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) hazards for the civilian population.


The Weapon Contamination Assistant supports the development and implementation of the WeC strategy and activities under the guidance and supervision of the Weapon Contamination Coordinator (WeC Co). The WeC Assistant will support the implementation of qualitative and standards operations delivered by the WeC field officers deployed in the ICRC sub-delegations. S/he leads the implementation of the partnership agreement with the Iraqi Red Crescent (IRCS). S/he networks coordination, and mobilizes various actors working in this field.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Assists the WeC Coordinator in implementing and following up on WeC activities.
  • Supports the strategic development, implements directly, or supports the implementation and monitoring of ICRC WeC and IRCS activities.
  • Contributes directly to ensure continuation in operations, helping vulnerable people and supporting the National Society to develop its competencies.
  • Contributes to assessing and analysing the security, socio-economic, cultural, and political environment as relevant to the ICRC on the local level, and shares information on these subjects with colleagues.
  • Collects, compiles, and reports on WeC-related information.
  • Translates/interprets as required by the department.
  • Participates in the development and execution of WeC related safety training.
  • Collects data on WeC casualties from open sources at the local level and shares with the WeC Coordinator/Delegate for further mapping.
  • Conducts quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of ICRC FOs and IRCS teams’, ensuring those activities are done following respective guidelines, standards, and best practices.
  • Supports the implementation of the ICRC multidisciplinary approach with a particular focus on sharing information collected on casualties needs and impact of explosive weapons on affected communities and support the analysis for identifying the corresponding needs for assistance in affected communities.
  • Produces weekly and monthly WeC related reports. Writes field trip reports, provides contributions to other specific reports when asked. Writes minutes of meetings that have been attended.
  • Perform any other tasks as directed by the WeC Coordinator or Deputy Head of Delegation.


Education and Professional Experience required:

  • A university degree in a discipline related to humanities, management, international studies, public relations, psychology military/police studies or similar field.
  • At least 5 years of overall professional experience.
  • 2 years’ work experience in WeC/mine action or a similar field is an advantage.
  • Experience with Mine Action is strongly recommended.
  • Experience supporting projects and evaluating development or humanitarian projects.
  • Previous experience with the ICRC or other humanitarian agency is an asset.
  • Very good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Academically or professionally proficient in a technical WeC-related subject or pedagogics is an advantage.
  • Excellent teaching and presentation skills.

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