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Objectives and Tasks:

  • Develops a thorough understanding of the weapon-contamination situation and provides ICRC management with hazard identification and risk assessments as regards the likely impact of conventional and non-conventional weapon contamination on staff and civilians in affected areas.
  • Develops and maintains standing operating procedures (SOPs) and other guidelines for WeC-related activities.
  • Manages all aspects of WeC operations including surveys, data gathering and management, planning and prioritization, and implementation of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) tasks.
  • Provides training, mentoring, guidance and support to national mine action structures and provides safety training for ICRC and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement staff working in CBRN-contaminated environments.
  • Develops good working relationships with relief and development organizations, UN agencies and local government representatives to maximize the impact of WeC activities.
  • Liaises proactively with governmental bodies, specialist agencies, the UN, international organizations, educational institutions (e.g. universities), NGOs and the private sector on policy, research and development, coordination and good practice related to CBRN issues.
  • Monitors and evaluates ICRC and Movement CBRN operations to ensure that they are appropriate and comply with international guidelines and competency standards.
  • Provides technical guidance and operational support to ICRC delegations and National Societies and promotes understanding and implementation of the Movement Strategy on CBRN.


  • Understands and supervises the Performance Management & Development (PMD) activities for employees under their supervision.
  • Makes sure that deadlines for the PMD cycle are met.
  • Engages in ongoing and continuous feedback and support, particularly for employees under their supervision, but also other staff members.
  • Organizes regular meetings within their team to ensure optimal coordination of the work and proper flow of information.
  • Ensures that job descriptions for employees under their supervision are up to date; seeks feedback and support from the HR Department if needed.
  • Plans and coordinates the annual leave of the employees under their supervision ensuring continuity of the operations throughout the year and making sure that there are no outstanding holiday balances at the end of the year.
  • Coordinates and supports the employees under their supervision in their personal development by coaching and advising them on internal and external training and development possibilities.


  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct.
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times.
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times.
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers.
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC.
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary.


  • Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and departments.
  • Is aware of the delegation’s main priorities and objectives and has a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position.
  • Collects and shares information to improve the ICRC’s understanding of the environment and humanitarian trends and responses.
  • Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image.
  • Takes responsibility for their own professional learning and development.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

Years of experience required: Minimum 10 years of overall professional experience, and at least 5 years' experience in Explosive ordnance disposal and/or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear operations and scene analysis with civil or military authorities.

Level of education: Bachelor's degree. Master's Degree is a plus.

Field of education: Chemical, environmental, civil engineering or any other job relevant field.

Languages: Fluency in Arabic and English, French is a strong asset.

Computer Literacy: Advanced computer skills in MS Windows and MS Office Suite.

Required Competencies

  • Dialogue with authorities/arms carriers: Proficient.
  • Advisory and consultancy: Proficient.
  • Capacity building Advanced Result-based management cycle: Proficient.
  • Strategic thinking: Proficient.
  • Data analysis and management: Proficient.
  • Security Awareness & Response: Advanced.
  • Knowledge base in CBRN: Proficient.
  • Equipment/CBRN equipment: Proficient.
  • Security/Risk Management: Proficient.
  • Conventional Weapons policies: Proficient.
  • WEC - CBRN policies, guidelines: Proficient.

Job Details:

Job Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Working Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8 Am to 5 Pm

Contract Type: Fixed Term, until December 31, 2024

Salary Package: USD 4,194 – 7,269 (As per ICRC salary scale, salary setting processes will determine fair setting in coherence with the qualifications of the applicant and the requirements of the job).

Opening: 10.06.2024

Closing: 23.06.2024



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Last modified: 
11 Jun, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Advocacy & Awareness, Human Rights & Protection
Application Deadline:
Sunday, 23 June 2024
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
Fixed Term, until 31.12.2024 (renewable based on performance and need for position).
USD 4,194 – 7,269 (As per ICRC salary scale, salary setting processes will determine fair setting in coherence with the qualifications of the applicant and the requirements of the job).
Salary Range:
> 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical, environmental, civil engineering or any other job relevant field. Master's Degree is a plus.
Experience Requirements:
5 to 10 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut
  • Beirut