ICRC Armed Forces Programme Adviser Job in Kenya

ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is recruiting an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of:

Armed Forces Programme Adviser

(Open To Kenyan Nationals Only)

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

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide an analysis and mapping of the Armed Forces in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti in support of the annual planning and budgeting process;
  • Develop, build and maintain a network of interlocutors within the Armed Forces in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti;
  • Identify and prioritize needs for dissemination, training and potential for integration of IHL in the various curricula and advise the delegation accordingly;
  • Develop and maintain networks with regional Military and civil forces organizations e.g. IPSTC, EASF, EAC military attaches etc.;
  • In line with the planned activities, represent the ICRC at high-level meetings with key and influential Armed Forces interlocutors to promote an understanding of the ICRC mandate and activities;
  • Plans, organizes and carries out basic courses and general operational disseminations for KDF/TPDF (at headquarters, Regional Commands and training schools) on international humanitarian law and other pertinent bodies of law.

Minimum Requirements and Competencies

  • University degree in law, military science, international relations or other relevant field; extensive military experience may be considered in lieu; Post Graduate or Master’s Degree is an asset;
  • Five (5) years relevant professional experience in practising law or serving in the military;
  • Good knowledge of military structures in the three countries (Kenya, Tanzania & Djibouti);
  • Very good knowledge of international humanitarian law is a MUST;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (Knowledge of French is an asset);
  • Certificate of good conduct.


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, Degree, Diplomas etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via: E-mail: nai_hrrec_services@icrc.org

The reference Armed 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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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Security and Criminology, NGO and UN
Updated: December 12, 2019 — 12:26 pm