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Global Deployment Option, Africa and Europe

Host Organization

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Target audience


Overview of ICRC Human resources jobs

As the ICRC is a truly global organization, a role in human resources provides an opportunity to work with teams across the globe. The ICRC has delegations in 90 countries around the world. Human resources managers are an integral part of our delegations. They deliver professional services to all ICRC staff and help them deal with the various challenges in the field. We are looking for committed and passionate human resources professionals who display the right humanitarian spirit.

We regularly have opportunities for human resources jobs to work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment.

Areas: human resources, talent acquisition; recruitment; talent attraction; talent management; workforce planning, career development, learning and development, compliance and framework, compensation and benefits, staff health.


Human resources jobs is about people.

The Human Resources (HR) Department develops policies, tools and services for the recruitment, compensation, training and talent management of staff, in order to enable the sustained growth of the ICRC. Its policies are geared towards raising professional standards, developing the particular skills required for humanitarian work and supporting the management and empowerment of a diverse and inclusive workforce at all hierarchical levels.

The HR Department comprises the following divisions and centres of expertise:

  • Global talent management

Guided by global best practices, the division designs and delivers talent solutions in the areas of talent acquisition and sourcing, career development, people analytics, diversity and inclusion, and partnerships with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, thus contributing to fulfilling the ICRC’s mission and implementing its strategic priorities.

  • HR operations

The main purpose of the division is to support managers at all levels in managing staff, whether at headquarters or in the field. This means dealing with everyday staff issues as well as developing human resources that match long-term operational strategy and current or future needs in cooperation with the different stakeholders.

  • Learning and development

The division contributes to the ICRC’s operations by offering an organization-wide learning and development path, which equips staff members to effectively and efficiently take on their present and future roles. In addition to supporting staff in their professional development through the iDevelop budget, the division organizes a wide range of learning events that provide tailor-made solutions to specific individual and collective needs.

  • HR services

The main purpose of the division is to guarantee that administrative matters are appropriately taken care of for employees. It works on topics such as travel, flights, wages, contracts, income tax and work certificates.

  • Compensation and benefits

This centre of expertise is responsible, in partnership with other HR divisions and the lCRC leadership team, for planning, building and implementing a global and integrated rewards strategy that enables the ICRC to attract, motivate and retain staff members across geographies and functions. This includes leading the design, development, implementation, analysis and monitoring of compensation and benefits initiatives within a holistic and cost-effective framework that aligns with and supports the mission and values of the ICRC.

  • HR management framework and compliance

This centre of expertise provides HR service providers at headquarters and in the field with a clear framework for developing and maintaining HR reference documents. It designs, sustains and enforces processes and tools to ensure that HR policies, procedures and practices comply with the framework and with external regulations.


  • Confirmed experience of minimum 5 years as HR Business Partner or HR Manager or HR Executive or HR Generalist;
  • Experience in the management of complex and diverse teams (medium to large size) with demonstrated track record in driving transformation and implementing change in complex and challenging situations;
  • Experience in translating organizational objectives into HR Strategy;
  • Confirmed experience in an international environment and/or with a humanitarian, development, cooperation, volunteering organization, successfully operating in a matrix organization;
  • English mandatory at a B2 level, other languages at a B2 level (according to the European framework of the reference for languages) such as French Spanish, Arabic or Russian would be an asset.


By joining our organization, you will have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can really 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 in order to achieve the best possible impact, often with limited resources.

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, in order to build your career within the ICRC and beyond.

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