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Field secretary/Bilingual assistant French/English M/F

As an element of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, Belgian Red Cross-Flanders actively contributes towards a society of human dignity in which respect for all and commitment in favour of the most vulnerable rank first.

Belgian Red Cross-Flanders also acts at international level by providing emergency aid and helping to find long term solutions.

Presently, the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, whose mission it is to protect and assist the civilian and military victims of armed conflicts and internal disturbances on a strictly neutral and impartial basis, has vacancies for :

FIELD SECRETARY / BILINGUAL ASSISTANT FRENCH/ENGLISH M/F

Your task
After an initial training period of six to twelve months at ICRC headquarters, the secretary's task will be to help those in charge of running one of our delegations in the field and to manage its secretariat independently :

  • managing the flow of information at the delegation (paper and electronic correspondence)
  • managing the delegation's documents
  • training/supervising and/or managing small teams of national employees attached to the secretariat
  • help the teams in the field to use office tools and manage the flow of information

Selection requirements

  • prepared to accept unaccompanied postings for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • excellent writing skills in both English and French
  • commercial diploma, diploma in secretarial work or equivalent
  • three to four years’ secretarial experience
  • computer literacy in using standard IT equipment (Microsoft certificate is an asset)
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • open-minded and adaptable
  • responsible and well-organized
  • organizational skills and sense of priorities
  • excellent ability to work in a team and under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

What we offer

  • rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • a training course prior to departure in the field
  • access to further in-house and/or external training
  • generous social benefits

Are you interested ?
Please send your C.V. with a motivation letter to:

Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen
Departement Internationale Zaken
Attn.: Lief Elseviers
Motstraat 40
B-2800 Mechelen

or by e-mail : lief.elseviers@rodekruis.be