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Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose ICRC  exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and

strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.




About the Job

The Protection Field Officer contributes to the planning, implementation, monitoring and documentation of ICRC Protection activities in the area of responsibility.

This is a national/resident position based in Guriceel, Somalia

Duties and Responsibilities

Contributes to the implementation of protection activities, and particularly related to the Protection of Civilian Population (PCP) programme

Conducts field assessments either independently or as part of ICRC multidisciplinary teams focusing on the humanitarian needs of affected populations

Contributes to the assessment and identification of protection priority issues in the Area of Responsibility for further monitoring and follow up

Provides practical guidance and support to the Protection team on PCP issues

Supports detention (DET) and Restoring Family Links (RFL) activities when need be

Sensitizes and informs field staff, SRCS, assistants, local organisations and local authorities on ICRC Protection activities

Contributes to an analysis of the general humanitarian situation

Contributes to the definition of the annual objectives and plans of action of the ICRC Protection department

Drafts operational reports and regularly shares an account of ongoing activities

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

University Degree in Social Science, Development Studies or qualification in a related field of study

4 years of experience in a similar field of activities

Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law/International Human Rights Law is an asset

Ability to network, represent the institution externally and dialogue with major stakeholders

Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali

Excellent administrative and organizational skills

Upholds a high sense of responsibility and confidentiality

Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite

We Offer

A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization

Training and development opportunities

A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 2nd March 2021. Clearly indicate Protection Field Officer Galmudug in the subject line of your email message when submitting your application.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to sokrecruitment@icrc.org.

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