We continuously seek and recruit staff, train them and develop their skills, so that our organization can call on a sufficient number of qualified personnel to work in our operational contexts, depending on emergencies and the evolution of our activities in the field. More than 2,000 people are currently on field missions for the ICRC across the globe, backed up by some 11,900 nationally employed and supported and coordinated by around 1,000 staff at Geneva headquarters.

You may check our job openings at: www.icrc.org/en/who-we-are/jobs

Please be informed that ICRC Tehran Mission is not involved in the recruitment of the international staff.


How to apply?

To send your applications for a position in the field, follow thoroughly the steps mentioned below. Only complete applications will be considered.

1. Download ICRC Application Form using the SAVE AS option and RENAME it in your name;

2. Fill in each field of the application form;

3. Please include the following documents with your application:

• Your CV
• Your cover letter
• A colour copy of your passport
• The duly completed application form

4. In the subject line of your email write in this order.

ICRC language tests

What to expect: Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross is all about people, and working with people means communication. Our staff generally need to know how to communicate in more than one language, regardless of the position they apply for. In this short film, we explain what language skills we look for in candidates. We describe what our tests are like and how to prepare for them – and what to do if you’re not successful first time.

ICRC medical standards

All new employees to the ICRC must submit to a medical examination. The ICRC Senior Medical Advisor recommends that certain medical conditions (cardiac diseases, respiratory diseases, severe allergies, mental health issues, severe obesity, severe immuno-suppression, for example) are considered with special attention. Indeed, in most contexts where the ICRC operates, necessary medical care may not be available, access to health care may be very limited or absent, and deployment in these conditions could endanger the lives of staff with these medical problems.