Generalist Field Officer

at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Location El Geneina, Sudan
Date Posted May 24, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG



The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent organisation striving to protect and assist the victims of war and internal violence, has been working in Sudan since 1978. The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person for the following position: Generalist Field Officer in El Geneina.



The Generalist Field Officer (FO) consequently provides advice on the evolving political and conflict dynamics across West Darfur. S/he regularly analyses any changes in the general operating environment, including the security situation, as a support to teams during their field missions. In addition, s/he contributes to the definition, implementation, and monitoring of several ICRC projects and activities (assistance, cooperation, and communication) when requested.


 Duties and responsibilities:
  • Contributes in a delegation or sub-structure to implementing (or implements) and following up various field activities, in accordance with objectives.
  • Monitors the humanitarian environment and needs, and analyses the security, socio-economic, cultural and political environment as relevant to the ICRC. Shares relevant information with colleagues and reports any changes in the situation.
  • Contributes to designing projects.
  • Collects, compiles, translates/interprets information about the projects and contributes to written reporting.
  • Participates in internal and external meetings and develops and maintains contacts with municipal/regional authorities, local/regional Red Cross/Red Crescent Society branches and the population.
  • Participates in, and may carry out independently, administrative follow-up of field missions.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent higher education degree in a humanitarian area, socio-economic development, humanitarian law, human rights or equivalent field Postgraduate or master’s degree is an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of the socio-political environment of the Darfur region, especially West Darfur.
  • Fluent command of English and Arabic (written and spoken). Local language/dialect is an asset.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a humanitarian field, socio-economic development, humanitarian law, human rights or similar position.
  • Confirmed analytical and reporting skills in a similar field of activity.
  • Access to a network of contacts relevant to the ICRC’s operational needs in this context.
  • Very good understanding of key IT tools (Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and excel/database is mandatory. Knowledge of other mapping or database programs a plus).
  • Skilled in the following competencies: Networking & Communication; Adapting & Learning; Responsibility & Autonomy; Communication (ability to express views and ideas); Analysis & Synthesis; Security Management
  • Readiness to spend 50-75% of the time in the field, mainly West Darfur.
  • Excellent public speaker who can easily engage with diverse target audiences.



  • Leadership, Accountability, People management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Representing the ICRC, Beneficiary & Client focused.

What We Offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • The opportunity to promote humanitarian values and to alleviate suffering
  • Attractive social benefits

Applying Instructions

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should submit their application only in English (including C.V. in English and a motivation letter) before Tuesday, 07 June 2022 at 04 pm on
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference check.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.


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