Recruiter insights: How to land a job with ICRC

BARCELONA — The International Committee of the Red Cross is undergoing a digital transformation that requires bringing new skill sets to the team. This is creating opportunities for professionals from other sectors, such as business and information technology, to find roles with the organization, in addition to seasoned humanitarians or development professionals who can demonstrate adaptability and negotiation skills.

But anyone applying to work for ICRC should have a strong understanding of the contexts where it operates and the challenges that come with this, said Audrey Forest Fonteneau, head of ICRC’s recruitment operations. She advised interested candidates to attend virtual career fairs and do their research.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.