Tracing Delegate (RFL)

Tracing Delegate (Restoring Family Links)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law.  We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

The Danish Red Cross (DRC) in partnership with the ICRC has opening for



Restoring Family Links


Role Description

DRC/ICRC RFL delegates aim to assist family members separated in the mist of armed conflict, other situations of violence, disasters or migration to be back into contact and reunited by:

×         Monitoring the evolution of RFL needs, the occurrence of emergency situations involving family separation and the relevance and efficiency of operational practices

×         Contributing to the planning, implementation and enhancement of operational strategies and methods to address RFL needs, including possible participation in ICRC visits to places of detention

×         Taking part in the good functioning and management of a field RFL Office / team, in particular by:

×         supervising, coaching and training the staff carrying out RFL activities

×         ensuring proper quality control and (internal) reporting

×         ensuring adequate treatment, follow-up and filing of all individual cases according to established procedures, including full respect for the consent, best interest and protection of beneficiaries

×         Maintaining operational coordination and liaison with the National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in the country of assignment, as well as with other ICRC delegations and National Societies concerned abroad

×         Providing as needed support and advice to the National Societies engaged in RFL partnerships with the ICRC in order to strengthen their own RFL capacities (guidance, training, etc.)

×         Liaising and coordinating as needed with other national / international stakeholders addressing issues of interest for RFL, such as migration, disaster management, child protection, missing or others.


Desired profile and skills

Minimum two years’ humanitarian work experience, such as ICRC field experience, and/or experience within the RFL service of a National Society, and/or equivalent multicultural experience in the field of protection, child protection, support to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, or social welfare

×         Strongly motivated by humanitarian work and direct contact with people in a multicultural environment (families, vulnerable children and individuals, persons deprived of freedom, refugees, etc.)

×         Practical knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement an asset

×         Previous experiences in management (project, team…), training and capacity building an asset

×         Capacity to formulate and support the implementation of operational and capacity building strategies and to prioritize work

×         Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

×         Rigorous in the collection and processing of information and individual data

×         Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

×         Excellent ability to work in a team and to take on leadership role

×         Well-developed writing and summarizing skills

×         Open-minded and adaptable

×         University education or equivalent

×         Excellent command of English and fluency in another ICRC working language used in the field such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian. A good command of French is a distinct asset for career development within ICRC, as French is an institutional language.

×         Fully conversant with common IT tools


Our operational and field constraints

Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)

In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC doesn’t assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals

Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field

Candidates must possess a driver’s license (for manual transmission vehicles) and regular practice

Minimum length of assignment : 12 months

Interested, please apply following this link :

Kindly note that applications will be shared between the Danish Red Cross in Copenhagen and ICRC in Geneva

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