Job Description




About the Job

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

This is a resident/National position based in Baidoa, Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the implementation of Protection of Civilian Population (PCP) activities
  • Conducts field assessments either independently or as part of ICRC multidisciplinary teams focusing on the humanitarian needs of affected populations
  • Supports detention visiting teams if/when need arises
  • Supports the restoring family links (RFL) team in the follow up of specific individual RFL cases
  • Contributes to the assessment and identification of priority protection issues for further monitoring and follow up
  • Liaise with the different interlocutors and stakeholders on varying issues of interest when required
  • Contributes to the definition of the annual objectives and plans of actions of the ICRC Protection department
  • Monitors the political, economic and social developments and their impact on the population within the region
  • Prepares the operational reports and regularly gives an account of the on ongoing activities including multidisciplinary assessments
  • In Coordination with the Deputy Head of office identifies humanitarian needs resulting from conflict or violence and proposes a course of action
Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Law or equivalent qualification in a related field of study
  • At least 4 years of experience in a similar field of activity
  • Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law/International Human Rights Law is an asset
  • Ability to network, represent the organization 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
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