Forensic Assistant

Position: Forensic Assistant

Grade: 4

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract for One year

Location: Iraq – Erbil (with availability to travel through Iraq)

Date of Issue: 08 August 2016

Deadline for applications: 17 August 2016




To ensure the work of the Protection 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 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


 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,


 Ensures follow up and updates of specific files independently

Required Qualifications and Experience:

 University degree or professional diploma (university degree in Medical, Dentist, Public

Health will be preferable)

 3 – 5 years’ work experience in a medicolegal 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

International Committee of the Red Cross

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


 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

ICRC Remuneration and Social Benefits: We offer

 A monthly salary with benefits including 13th salary, medical coverage, training

opportunities and social security scheme

 The opportunity to practice your profession in an international, humanitarian and

multicultural environment

 Support you through ongoing learning and development opportunities

The successful candidate will submit to a three month probation period.

To Apply

Interested candidates should forward the apply button

 Updated Curriculum Vitae

 A cover letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills and qualifications

Please indicate the post title you are applying for. Applications will only be accepted with

valid residency and work permit in Iraq.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted, and engagement is needed immediately.

ICRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruits on the basis of professional attributes only.

Candidates new to the ICRC, and Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Only candidates can apply for this job.
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