Import-Export Officer

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published April 3, 2022
Location Debrecen, Hungary
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


What do we do?


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.




The ICRC structure in Debrecen is a Logistic Support Hub for the ICRC Delegation and humanitarian operations in Ukraine (UA).


Main responsibilities


The Import-Export Officer is responsible for ensuring that all imported, exported and in-transit goods are moved according to sound practices.


Functional Responsibilities:


  • Obtains exemptions from national or regional authorities for goods that the ICRC imports.


  • Receives and expedites freight out of the country or region of assignment in collaboration with external commercial partners.


  • Is responsible for following up on, filing and archiving import-export documents.


  • Ensures that records on bond data are available and up-to-date.


  • Verifies invoices (from customs, freight-forwarders, etc.) and submits them to supervisors and/or department staff.


  • Reports problems and irregularities in import-export activities; reports security issues.


  • Works with logisticians to handle claims.


  • Takes part in selecting external logistics providers (freight forwarders and carriers).


  • Ensures that the latest customs regulations are communicated and applied.


Desired profile and skills


  • Recognized qualification in Logistics (Supply Chain, import/export, transport, warehouse management, etc ...).


  • Certification in clearing and forwarding.


  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in Import/export.


  • Experience in a clearing and forwarding organization and in the Humanitarian field is an asset


  • Fully conversant with IT tools


  • Proven experience in management


  • Responsible and well-organized


  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of Hungarian.


  • Excellent command of English


  • Commitment to the ICRC’s humanitarian mandate


  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work


What we offer


  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment


  • The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment.


We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.


Additional information:


  • Location: Debrecen


  • Type of contract: Resident contract in accordance with Hungarian labor law.


  • Length of assignment: 6 months extendable


  • Starting date: ASAP.


  • Salary within the B2 range ICRC Grid. Will be discussed at the further stage of the recruitment process.



How to apply

Please send us your CV and Cover Letter in one pdf document at this mail address


Please indicate as subject of the mail: IMP-EXP_OFFICER_NAME-SURNAME*_*ICRC

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