ICRC to Indonesia and Timor-Leste is looking for Detention Field Officer

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Please visit http://www.icrc.org for more information.

Vacancy Notice

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Jakarta seek to fill the following position:

Detention Field Officer

(Resident Position, Jakarta-based)

The ICRC Delegation in Jakarta is seeking a suitably qualified candidate to fill the above-mentioned position with below criteria:

Role Purposes

Detention Field Officer networks with relevant authorities, NGOs, bilateral donors and international organizations involved in detention and correctional systems in Indonesia. S/he analyses the current gaps and challenges, drafts and develops accordingly models of ICRC cooperation with authorities at systemic level, in coordination with Deputy Head of Delegation. S/he works to ensure that ICRC cooperation with detaining authorities are designated at improving conditions of detention and treatment of detainees, in accordance with humanitarian values and principles, and with the objectives of Regional Delegation.

Main responsibilities
Develops an overall understanding of the correctional system, as well as pre-trial detention, the needs and current response of authorities and multi- and bilateral cooperation in this field in Indonesia.
Drafts analytical papers from meetings as desktop exercises regarding the current state of detention in Indonesia from a humanitarian needs point of view (overcrowding, health care, basic needs, family links, judicial guarantees, alternatives sentencing and ongoing reforms).
Develops and maintains a network of interlocutors in all relevant spheres in order to develop the ICRC’s reflection and interaction with authorities, NGOs, UN, etc at technical level.
Identifies and seizes opportunities to enhance dialogue and cooperation at systemic level with Indonesian detaining authorities (Ditjenpas, POLRI).
Coordinates the ICRC tools on improving conditions of detention (manual on Health Care, on WatHab, etc) with authorities and uses them to identify fields of cooperation.

Preferably a Master degree in Social Sciences, Human Rights or other relevant field with proven experience in an International Organization, NGO or Human Rights body.
Previous experience in research and publication in Human Rights or multilateral cooperation is an asset.
Previous experience dealing with correctional services is a strong asset.
Experience within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement is an asset.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Strong capacity to work independently.
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work, with capacity to engage, persuade and influence others.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain partnerships at different levels with external Partners.
Strong analytical skills, resourceful and a force of proposal backed by evidence.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates with the required experience are invited to submit their application in English with cover letter, detailed CV to the Human Resources Department at the following email address: dja_hr_services@icrc.org while also CC nsyahbani@icrc.org with the subject of DFO.


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline to submit application: 12 July 2020
Starting date: ASAP

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