Forensic Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing forensic strategy and programs In India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Reporting to the Forensic Coordinator, s/he serves as the delegation’s internal and external focal point for technical and non- technical issues related to ICRC Humanitarian Forensic positioning and action.                                                       

Your responsibilities and main tasks:

  • Conducts Forensic analysis of the context by maintaining an overview of the humanitarian forensic situation in India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.
  • Contributes to developing the ICRC strategic direction and budget planning for the Forensic programs in India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives, under the supervision of the Forensic Coordinator.
  • Contributes to establishing forensic-related policies, concepts and approaches
  • Manages the Forensic programs and activities in line with the ICRC objectives.
  • Organises and implements ICRC Forensic events, meetings, trainings in India and the Region, as per objectives
  • Organizes seminars and briefings on relevant forensic topics; develops institutional and technical training.
    Provides briefings/reports/information for internal purposes
  • Internally, interacts with all relevant departments and delegations.
  • Externally, interacts with national authorities, regional organizations, academic circles, etc., on forensic-related issues.
  • Develops and/or maintains contacts with a network of other players and represents the ICRC on forensic-related issues (e.g. capacity building, promotion of forensic standards, external meetings or workshops, etc).

Required qualifications & experience:

  • Postgraduate degree in medical, biological or forensic science; forensic anthropology an asset
  • At least 8 years’ experience in forensic practice applied to humanitarian or human rights investigations in an operational context.
  • Experience in project management an asset.
  • Proven contribution to scientific publications on forensic practice, especially in the field of humanitarian and human rights investigations.
  • Experience in negotiations and public relations, particularly in promoting the implementation of professional and ethical standards in his/her field of expertise.
  • Skills and experience in forensic training and ability to adapt messages to different audiences

Personal profile:

  • Excellent ability to prioritize, plan and organize work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very good analytical and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage a network of external interlocutors worldwide
  • A creative, flexible, dynamic, empathetic, solution-oriented and innovative personality
  • Willingness and availability to travel (domestic and international)
  • Strength and ability to support team members effectively and to create a conducive working environment.

ICRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our organization. We offer rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment to all job applicants with no discrimination on the grounds of gender, race and disability.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their motivation letter, comprehensive CV, work certificates and salary expectations, on &

Position open to Indian nationals only 

Last Date of sending application: 16 June,2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.