Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Protection Field Officers at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose 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.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Field Officer


Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the analysis and monitoring of  identified  protection concerns
  • Writes reports related to field visits and follows-up on meetings with interlocutors/communities on protection issues.
  • In collaboration with other departments and under the supervision of the Head of Sub Delegation, helps develop and implement the future Community Based Protection strategy.
  • Actively contributes to better understanding of humanitarian consequences related to urban violence and/or Other Situations of Violence and further assess the impact of such consequences on affected communities and individuals.
  • In collaboration with the Health department engages relevant state ministries and other health related interlocutors in bringing about awareness in Health Care in Danger initiatives
  • Manages the filing of the Protection office
  • Develops and manages statistics on protection related files for the Niger Delta area of responsibility
Required Qualifications
  • University degree in the relevant field
  • 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian, human rights and/or civil society organizations.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of local languages of Niger Delta is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of social programs of state, federal, NGO and International institutions in Nigeria.
  • Excellent computer skills and research.
  • Good geographical knowledge of the assigned environment.
  • Committed to the principle of neutrality, impartiality and independence while carrying out institutional duties.
Personal Attributes:
  • Organized, methodical and flexible personality with strong humanitarian motivation who enjoys working in a team environment.
  • Has a strong sense of empathy.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent analytical skills and the ability to travel in all parts of the country
Application Closing Date
5th February, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified should send their application letters, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to: ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org


  • Please clearly indicate “Protection Field Officer" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
  • Late application will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.