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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Vacancy at ICRC Indonesia for Deputy Legal Advisor

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Jakarta seeks to fill the following position:
Deputy Legal Advisor (Indonesian)


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC delegation in Jakarta is seeking an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position

The Deputy Legal Advisor will support the ICRC’s Jakarta Legal Advisor in:

Main responsibilities

1. Management
  • In cooperation with the Legal Advisor, as well as with the Regional Legal Advisor, the Academic Circles Advisor and the Communication Coordinator, the Deputy Legal Advisor writes the analysis and specific objectives for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) promotion and implementation objectives of the delegation, within the framework of the yearly "Planning for Results" exercise.
  • The Deputy Legal Adviser, in cooperation with Legal Advisor  manages all business costs related to the programs, and to ensure that any spending is done in accordance with the administrative rules of the ICRC.
  • In cooperation with Legal Advisor, the Deputy Legal Adviser supports the Assistant Program Manager in managing all business costs related to programs and to ensure that budget spending is done in accordance with the administrative rules of the ICRC. 
2. Operational legal support
  • IHL dissemination: When required, conducts IHL dissemination sessions to a variety of target audience (i.e. government authorities, police, TNI, academic circles, PMI, UN) in Indonesia, Timor-Leste and if necessary with ASEAN.
  • Analysis of legal issues: Provides analysis and comments on issues related to humanitarian law, human rights law and national legislation, as a service to all delegation units who require it. Particularly, he/she assists the Protection and Cooperation departments with research on national law and international law (ratified by Indonesia) related to detention and judicial guarantees, Lawn on Red Cross Affairs, etc.
  • Legal analysis of types of conflict: prepares updated legal analysis and comment on the evolving situations of violence, internal tensions and conflict within Indonesia and Timor-Leste, and submits the findings for approval to Head Quarter
3. National implementation program
  • Networking: Maintains a network with senior officials of relevant Ministries and assists Head Of Regional Delegation and Head of Communication and Prevention to meet with officials on legal issues. Within the ICRC, contributes to the network of Legal Officers of the Asia Pacific region and attends actively their yearly meeting.
  • Promotion of IHL: organises and participates in seminars, courses, workshops, conferences on both national and regional level on topics related to IHL.
  • Ratification of IHL treaties: with the technical support of the Regional Legal Advisor, drafts the strategy to promote the ratification/accession of IHL treaties, and prepares adequate speaking notes, background papers and non-papers.
  • Implementation of ratified treaties: jointly with concerned government offices, works on projects of implementing legislation, and prepares legal comments.
  • Compiling existing legal documents: establishes a list of all legal publications of Indonesia that are relevant to the work of the delegation.
  • Research: Conducts research on the existing national legislation that implements treaties of humanitarian law, and reports on legislative and judiciary developments.

4. Academic circles
  • Networking: Maintains a network with legal researchers, lecturers and deans.
  • Promotion of IHL: through the organisation and participation in meetings, seminars and other events, promotes integration of IHL into the curricula of law, political sciences and other relevant academic or professional fields. This includes to ensure the availability of adequate promotional and reference material, and the development of model syllabi on IHL as per local requirements. It also includes capacity building of institutions and individuals to teach IHL.

5. Reporting
  • Progress reports: The Deputy Legal Adviser assists The Legal Advisor regularly, updating Jakarta (Head of Communication and Prevention) and Regional also Head Quarter on the progress made on the IHL promotion and implementation programs, and to highlight the challenges ahead and the strategies foreseen to tackle those challenges.
  • Midterm Review:,the Deputy Legal Adviser assists  the Legal Advisor produces by mid-April an update of the implementation rate of the Programs, specific objectives, and explains the possible constraints if implementation is lower than expected.
6. Training support
In-house training: In coordination with the responsible for the "Welcome to the ICRC" courses, the Deputy Legal Advisor provides simple, easy-to-understand basic IHL presentations for new delegation employees, according to the needs.



Selection requirements and experience

-       Law Degree (LL.B.) with a focus on international law; LL.M. in international law; LL:D is an added advantage, as well as good knowledge of international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.
-       Minimum 6 years work experience (government bodies, armed forces, academic institutions or organizations dealing with human rights issues)
-       Computer literate, at ease with MS Office and Lotus Notes.
-       Indonesia nationality / WNI; fluent in written and spoken English
-       Excellent communication skills, must be capable of making presentations and speeches in front of various audiences (government bodies, military, police, universities, civil society, etc.)
-       Management skills
-       Excellent analytical skills, including political analysis
-       Able to work autonomously
-       Capable of following up on multiple tasks at the same time; capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines
-       Willing to travel in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
-       Team player, closely works with Regional Legal Adviser (LA) and regularly supports LA in liaising  with regional ICRC.


Your profile

Ÿ  Strongly motivated by humanitarian work, with capacity to engage, persuade and influence others
Ÿ  Enjoying personal credibility and irreproachable/exemplary conduct track records. High ethical values
Ÿ  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain partnerships at all levels of the delegation, both with staff and managers
Ÿ  Proven Management and leadership skills
Ÿ  Robust analytical and organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner
Ÿ  Excellent sense of negotiation 

We offer a rewarding and enriching work in a unique humanitarian institution in an international environment and also:

  1. Ÿ  Initial training and on-boarding
  2. Possibilities of participating in a transformation working environment and to share best practice and experiences with other colleagues of your field of expertise.
  3. A competitive salary with benefits


Starting date: May 2017


Qualified applicants are requested to submit their comprehensive CV and letter of motivation in English, as well as salary expectations, by email only to: dja_hr_services@icrc.org.


Deadline for applications: 7 April 2017.

(Only short-listed candidates will be contacted)

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