ICRC Cooperation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

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. 


It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s delegations in East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of;

Cooperation Officer – 4 Months Contract


  • Supports the implementation the partnership objectives/activities with the Kenya Red Cross (KRCS), Tanzania Red Cross (TRCS) and Djibouti Red Crescent (DRCS);
  • Upon request, represents the Cooperation Department on non-confidential matters;
  • Ensures programmatic and secretariat support to the Nairobi Regional Cooperation Department;
  • Serves as the Department’s Unit Records Manager;
  • Participates in meetings related to joint ICRC- National Societies (NS) activities and programs as requested;
  • Conducts joint field monitoring visits with the NS.
  • Manages routine secretariat duties, including correspondence, typing, filing, managing Coop NS/NAI database;
  • Updates contacts on NS’ and other Movement partners;
  • Assists in the planning and implementing of meetings, seminars and workshops;
  • Manages NS funds and medals such as the French Fund Maurice de Madre (FFMM), Henry Dunant Medal, Empress Shôken Fund, Florence Nightingale Medal, and Red Cross/Red Crescent Award for Peace and Humanity;
  • Contributes information to the drafting of various departmental reports;
  • Writes/drafts mission reports and minutes of meetings as required.
Minimum Requirements
  • Diploma or University degree in Social Sciences;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar function;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English; knowledge in French would be added advantage;
  • Computer literate.
Other Requirements:
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Flexibility to work under pressure.
How to Apply

Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to; Human Resource Office on the address or e-mail below, before 12th October 2016.
Please include; Application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.  (Indicate the position title on the subject line).

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

International Committee of the Red Cross, 

Nairobi Regional Delegation, Denis Pritt Road,    
P.O. Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200, 
E-mail: nai_hrrec_services@icrc.org
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