London, Greater London
salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Head of Policy and Humanitarian Affairs, a new role within the UK & Ireland Team, manages a small dynamic team based in London, who lead on the delivery of the ICRC’s humanitarian diplomacy in the UK and Ireland, the main objectives of which are twofold: (i) to contribute towards enabling ICRC action to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence; (ii) to influence the debate and secure improved decision-making on issues relevant to conflict, humanitarian action and international humanitarian law. 

Reporting to the ICRC Head of Delegation, the Head of Policy and Humanitarian Affairs develops and oversees the implementation of the delegation’s policy and humanitarian affairs strategy in the UK and Ireland, ensuring it is in line with the ICRC’s overall strategy. He/she is a member of ICRC’s global network of policy and humanitarian advisors, interacting regularly with the Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division at headquarters as well as with delegations around the world, thus contributing to policy formulation and ICRC’s humanitarian diplomacy. 

He/she works closely with the British Red Cross and Irish Red Cross ensuring optimal impact of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s policy and humanitarian diplomacy objectives.

This is an outward facing job as he/she leads/represents the ICRC and leads the organization’s engagement with the authorities and the wider humanitarian sector in the UK and Ireland.


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Refreshed on: 04 February 2020
Closed date: 16 February 2020
Tags: Policy/Research

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