Philippines: ARMED FORCES PROGRAM MANAGER based in Makati City

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 15 Mar 2017

As Armed Forces Program Manager, you will contribute to the dialogue of the ICRC delegation with all arms carriers. You will contribute to the analysis, planning, and ICRC’s approach to arms carriers regarding means and methods of warfare. You will assist the security cell or the delegation with security issues upon request.


· Provides real-time analysis of conflict dynamics and advises and supports the delegation on its dialogue with arms carriers

· Handles all operational and thematic issues with regard to dialogue with all arms carriers and state/non-state armed groups, and advises on the humanitarian implications of the use of force by arms carriers, providing essential technical advice on interventions linked to the protection of civilians

· Responsible for maintaining a network of contacts, ensuring substantive engagement with military command structures, military and security institutes

· Supports arms carriers’ efforts to integrate international humanitarian law/ international human rights law into doctrine and training and relevant aspects of their operations

· Organizes events and implements projects to promote awareness of and respect for IHL/IHRL among arms carriers


Selection requirements:

· Graduate of a recognized military academy or defense college

· Serving/Retired Officer from the Armed Forces of the Philippines with the rank of Major or higher, with minimum 10 years’ experience

· Has held a command appointment, preferably with an operational deployed unit

Your profile:

· Excellent understanding and knowledge of international humanitarian law and international human rights law and relevant local laws

· Excellent knowledge of the militaries, military command headquarters, operational structures and military policy within the South East Asia region

· Willingness to travel frequently

· Fluent in both English and Filipino. Proficiency in Bisaya or other Philippine dialects an advantage

ICRC offers:

· Opportunities for advanced learning and development

· Competitive compensation package

· Meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup

Closing date of application: 15 March 2017

Duration of contract: Permanent

Contract start: As soon as possible

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to send their comprehensive resume and cover letter to, with subject line: SURNAME First name – Armed Forces Program Manager.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A valid NBI clearance must be submitted once shortlisted.

Office Address: 5th Floor, Erechem Building, Corner Rufino and Salcedo Streets, Makati City, Philippines

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