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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 endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Please visit www.icrc.org for more information. In 2014 and recently, the ICRC expanded its presence in Ukraine. There are more than 600 ICRC staff working in Kyiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Dnipro, Poltava, Sloviansk, Odesa and Vinnytsiya.
Detention Field Officer 2 based in Kyiv
The Detention Field Officer contributes, under the supervision of the Prison System Adviser and guidance from the protection department management, to the implementation of the ICRC systemic support to prison administration in Ukraine, by contributing to defined activities in line with the delegation's strategy, objectives and plan of action.
Develops and maintains contacts with authorities and other actors contributing to penitentiary reform in Ukraine, liaising between the ICRC and authorities, the ICRC and the NGOs/International organizations. Implements and follows up activities aiming at supporting the penitentiary administration according to guidelines and instructions received and, International standards pertaining to humane detention as well as the relevant legal framework pertaining to the penitentiary service of Ukraine.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
a) Systemic Support to prison administration
- Is involved in the organization of seminars, thematic workshops, training modules, working meetings and training sessions on relevant issues in the field of penitentiary administration;
- participates and contributes technically in working group meetings working on the development of different types of documents for the penitentiary system;
- Works with relevant departments of the authorities, according to the activities planned by the delegation through the Prison System Adviser, to increase the effectiveness of the activities of these departments;
- Is involved with the development of recommendations and policy papers that contribute to the effective improvement of the conditions of detention;
- Supports the Prison System Adviser in organizing study trips for the authorities where valuable, works on the planning and conducting of any study trips, ensuring they meet the ICRC guidelines, supports the follow up of these trips with planning and checking progress against agreed next steps;
- Works with Prison System Adviser on the identification of international best practice in order to share with interlocutors;
b) Visit to people deprived of freedom
- To gain an overview of the conditions of detention and treatment in the places of detention, visits from time to time those places, in the company of the Prison System Advisor or delegates conducting visits to places of detention.
- Writes reports, minutes of workshops, seminars, and meetings, based on given guidelines;
- Writes the programs/agenda for meetings/training sessions/seminars/round tables/conferences;
- Contributes to the delegation's regular reporting mechanisms (eg Central Asian Monthly Report (CAMR), Biennial Field Review (BFR) and ad hoc reporting.
- Ensures necessary administrative work is completed on time, including working advances, cash requests and requisition orders (ROs) as relevant;
- Knows, applies and complies with all the administrative procedures linked to the organization of activities planned by the Protection team;
- Interprets accurately from English to Ukrainian and Russian and vice versa during meetings and/or as required;
- Upon request, translates documents/letters from English to Ukrainian and Russian, and vice versa as required;
b) Correspondence and filing
- Drafts official letters to interlocutors,
- Ensures a proper filing of all internal and external documents and correspondence
- Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image
- Takes responsibility for their own professional learning and development
Minimum required knowledge & experience:
- University degree, preferably in law.
- Excellent command of English, Russian and Ukrainian.
- Computer proficiency.
- At least 2 years of experience, preferably in the field of law, humanitarian or human right.
- 3–4 years’ experience as a social worker or similar, or in other relevant organizations, before joining the ICRC.
- 2–3 years’ ICRC experience in the field of protection or with other international organizations.
- Proven experience in leading and managing protection activities or projects.
We offer rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment, and also:
- Initial training and on-boarding organized;
- Opportunity to work and grow in an international working environment in the humanitarian sector;
- Good working conditions and competitive salary with benefits.
Starting date: ASAP
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your CV, along with your motivation letter in English and salary expectations to the attention of the Human Resources Department:
Deadline for applications: 10.08.2022
Only candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and/or interviews. No queries by phone, please.