International Committee of the Red Cross Job Vacancy: Public Affairs Officer - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Focal Point within the delegation for Multilateral Affairs matters pertaining to the countries covered by the delegation (Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei)
  • Responsible for managing internal and external stakeholder database and strengthen key relationships within think tanks, relevant ministries of the ASEAN member-state Governments, particularly Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.
  • Provide written analysis for internal and external audiences on the concerned countries
  • In support of the wider Communications and Public Affairs Team, actively contribute to all communication activities, reports and events of the delegation and provide input to the positioning of the ICRC in Singapore
  • Contribute to Communications Strategy and implementation, written reporting and development of dissemination materials
  • Represent the ICRC at conferences, seminars and multi/bilateral meetings, and prepare participation to these fora including research and analysis, presentations, hand-outs, lectures, speeches, draft reports, follow-up action, etc.

Qualifications and experience
  • Degree in International Relations, Political Sciences, Law or Mass Communications
  • Previous experience or knowledge in international relations, human security, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law
  • Previous experience working with government, think-tank, media or an international organisation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at both national and international level
  • Established working relations with international or regional organisations, media, think tanks, and/or NGOs
  • Confirmed communication, presentation, analytical and organisational skills, and ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and to react within short notice
  • Flexibility and ability to work in teams as well as independently
  • Demonstrated autonomy, motivation and commitment; ability to deliver within deadlines
  • Fluent in oral/written English and Bahasa Malaysia, French an asset
  • Ability and willingness to travel within South-East Asia.
  • A national contract with an interesting compensation and social package.
  • A challenging job in a learning organisation with development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to be part of an internationally renowned humanitarian organisation.
  • Applications are accepted from candidates with Malaysian citizenship or permanent work permit in Malaysia only.
  • Closing Date: Thursday, 31st August 2017.
  • Please send the following documents in English language to the ICRC Kuala Lumpur via email
    • Motivational Letter
    • Resume/CV
    • Copies of diploma’s and employment certificates