International Law Adviser

British Red Cross, Afghanistan
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Job Description

The British Red Cross is seeking to fill the position of International Law Adviser, situated in the International Law Department at the British Red Cross. The post-holder will be part of a five-person team, reporting to the Head of International Law.

The post of International Law Adviser (Internal) carries a wide range of advisory and training responsibilities for individuals and groups internal to the British Red Cross in the fields covered by the International Law Department. This includes, in particular international humanitarian law (IHL) and statutory and policy matters of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement). The British Red Cross has an officially recognised role in the field of IHL and co-operates with the UK government and armed forces in educating people in IHL, in ensuring respect for that law, and in protecting the integrity of the red cross, red c rescent and red crystal emblems.

The International Law Department also provides advice and training in other areas of public international law, including human rights law and refugee law, as well as on a range of related matters, in particular the Fundamental Principles of the Movement and the Statutes of the Movement.

Candidates should have a Master's degree in public international law or the equivalent professional experience, as well as recent experience of working with IHL in a professional context. Familiarity with government, the humanitarian sector and/or the Movement is also highly desirable. Candidates should have excellent analytical, training and presentation skills.

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If you believe you have the skills and experience to help achieve our targets during an exciting time please visit:  for further information and to apply.

Should you have any questions on this role please email quoting reference REQ0000025OZ

Closing date for applications is Friday 31st May, 23:59 (UK Time Zone).

Interviews will take place at the British Red Cross UK Office in London on 4th and 5th July.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers