Multiple locations

Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief-, Livelihood- and Rehabilitation Programs in order to improve, restore or maintain food- and economic security on the household level. Food production programs of the ICRC are multifaceted, bear different modes of intervention and aim at assisting victims in a timely and flexible way to meet their essential needs and expenditures in a sustainable and dignified way. Among the interventions are cash/voucher programming, microeconomic initiatives, agricultural and veterinary / livestock related relief / rehabilitation programs.

The veterinary programs actually conducted by the ICRC include vaccination campaigns, veterinary treatment programs, de- (re-) stocking, fodder production / -banks, capacity building, herders' awareness training, support to existing structures and institutions and, as well, they aim at sustainable outcomes.


  • Depending on the country and the context, she/he is the focal point for livestock related food production programs
  • Direct operational responsibility for the implementation of livestock programs
  • Design and propose appropriate livestock interventions, integrated into the Economic Security programs
  • Communicate and network with partners and other actors involved in livestock programs
  • Contribute to the set-up of a monitoring system and evaluations including:
    o Identification of SMART indicators
    o Preparation of data collection tools and modalities
    o Drafting a data analysis plan including linkages with decision making or adjustments as necessary
  • Conduct post-intervention monitoring and impact evaluation of the livestock program / projects implemented by the ICRC delegation
  • Guide and coach EcoSec team members on livestock issues


  • Degree in Veterinary Sciences with emphasis on Animal Production / Husbandry
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in international humanitarian work related to livestock programs and food security
  • Sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of livestock owners and livestock based livelihoods (including pastoralist/agro pastoralist livelihoods, migration routes, specificities of land tenure and locally based agreements and negotiations, challenges/tensions between livestock owners and agriculturalists)
  • Capacity and interest to work in a multidisciplinary team involving other sectors linked to the economic security of a population as well as ICRC "Protection" related activities
  • Good veterinary diagnostic skills
  • Has a strong motivation to work in difficult contexts and spend large amounts of time in the field, or - on the contrary – has to manage programs without being able to go to the field
  • Strong capacities to analyse complex situations
  • Ability to work under stress, particularly associated with a conflict affected environment
  • Has the capacity and skills to manage, coach and motivate a small team of specialists
  • Is able to live and work in a complex mix of cultures and profession
  • Sound understanding of the project cycle, establishing appropriate (SMART) objectives and indicators is required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organisational, managerial, planning, reporting skills
  • Is fluent in French with good English; any other language knowledge (e.g. Arabic) is an asset
  • Be ready to spend the first 2 years on unaccompanied mission (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents)
  • Possess a valid driving licence

Your asset

  • A postgraduate degree in Tropical Veterinary Medicine / Agriculture or any degree linked to food security or the humanitarian sector
  • A strong interest in, and understanding of complex food security and basic food production processes
  • Experience in emergency and / or Economic Security interventions outside the livestock programming

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Livestock, production and veterinary
  • Closing Date:

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