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Regional delegate in charge of relations with police and security forces in Pakistan

Multiple locations

Based in Islamabad (Pakistan) the PGE covers 2 ICRC Delegations:

  • Pakistan: 60% Time reporting
  • Afghanistan: 40% Time reporting


The Delegate in charge of relations with Police and Security forces (PGE Delegate) has prime responsibility for contributing to the dialogue between the ICRC Delegations and arms carriers (AC), notably, but not exclusively, Police and Special Force units.

S/he engages with a variety of stakeholders and coordinates with management, protection and other prevention staff to analyse problems and plan ICRC's response to arm carriers' behaviour (integration of IHL principles into institutional procedures and behaviours).

S/he assists the delegation security cell upon request.

The scope of work of the PGE Delegate can be either a single country or several countries.


  • Police career: Minimum of 10 years' professional experience in police-related positions (or equivalent such as gendarmerie or another policing/law enforcement agency) - amongst which minimum 5 years of recent operational experience in the following fields: training, crowd control, judicial/criminal investigation or special tactics and leadership
  • Minimum 1 year of international deployment abroad in a relevant position for policing
  • Ideal age: 40 to 55 years
  • Available for a period of minimum 2 years (renewable)
  • Very good command of English mandatory, French an asset or another language of interest for the ICRC (Spanish, Arabic) and/or Urdu nice to have
  • Education: Master degree or equivalent police/military academy diploma
  • Good knowledge of the international principles for the use of force and firearms
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law and the red cross/red crescent movement is an asset
  • Knowledge and training skills in First Aid is an asset

Main activities

  • Provides country analysis of the Police and Security Forces organisation and compliance with humanitarian principles regarding the use of force and in relation to the ICRC Operations in the country
  • Provides expertise on the setting of a dedicated / tailor made PGE programme aiming at tackling/preventing the violation of humanitarian principles by law enforcement institutions
  • Work closely with the Delegation management and transversally with the Delegations Protection and Prevention Departments in defining the strategy and carry out specific activities
  • Provides real-time technical analysis of conflict/violence dynamics and advises and supports delegations on dialogue with arms carriers
  • Maintains and develop a network of contacts, ensuring substantive engagement with police command structures and institutions (National and Regional)
  • Supports efforts to integrate IHL/IHRL and application of international rules and standards into police doctrine, training and relevant aspects of operations
  • Expose Arm Carriers' to relevant law and the ICRC's mandate and activities through bi-lateral dialogue and appropriate training initiatives (including pre-deployment briefings for police contingents)
  • Handles all operational and thematic issues pertaining to dialogue with police and selected other arms carriers and advises on the humanitarian implications of alleged IHRL violations namely the excessive use of force, illegal arrest and detention and ill-treatment providing technical advice on Protection to Civilian Population interventions
  • Provides technical advice on the humanitarian implications of the evolution of the use of force, arrest and detention, search and seizure, and other relevant topics related to law enforcement
  • Participates to the recruitment and training of staff resident handling PGE files. Those personnel help the PGE Delegate to carry out his/her duties in the country (implementation of national PGE/Prevention programmes)
  • Provides internal training (across the different ICRC Metiers) to reinforce understanding of Arm Carriers (Protection Delegates, Detention Delegates, Health Delegates etc)

What the ICRC is looking for above competencies / hard skills

  • Strong motivation and commitment to humanitarian work and the ICRC values and principles
  • Outstanding soft skills: proven capacity to adapt to new environments and integrate within multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Charismatic speaker, proven instructor, sound capacity to network and negotiate
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Ready to travel and to cover more than 1 context

What the ICRC is offering

  • An opportunity to use the skills acquired in your previous profession in a multicultural and humanitarian environment
  • Induction comprising basic delegate training, short field mission and training as specialist before departure on mission
  • Opportunities for further in-house training
  • Generous social benefits

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria should send their applications by Thursday, 16th February 2017

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.

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  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-16

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