Forensic Assistant

Job description

To ensure the work of the Forensic department is managed efficiently and effectively in line with an established guidelines. You will need to be an enthusiastic, flexible, committed, and a resourceful colleague who can support Forensic Coordinator. The successful candidate will need to deliver to a high standard, be resilient and have a positive “can do” attitude.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities under the direct supervision of the ICRC Regional Forensic Coordinator in Iraq:

  • Provides administrative assistance to Forensic Coordinator (logistic orders, filing, etc.)
  • Carries out standard verbal and written translations from English into Kurdish and/or Arabic
  • Performs various office duties on the computer
  • Drafts and types correspondence in English from and into national language Kurdish and /or Arabic independently
  • Reviews/checks translations/ correspondence and performs editing tasks
  • Plans and organizes field trips, external consultants on mission in Erbil, courses,training
  • Ensures follow up and updates of specific files independently
  • Supports and assist Forensic Coordinator during meetings and field trips

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • University degree or professional diploma (Administrative, Public Health)
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience in a medicolegal or health administrative field is desirable
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, Kurdish and Arabic
  • Very good computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Very good organizational skills
  • Capacity to adhere to and implement process


Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of people, including people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility and drive for results;
  • Proficiency in Office applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Explorer.
  • Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems and actively shares relevant information.
  • Sets clear and achievable goals consist with agreed priorities for self and others.

Key Competencies

  • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
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