About the Job

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

This is a national/resident position based in Jowhar, Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Contributes to the implementation of Protection of Civilian Population (PCP) activities

· Contributes to the identification and analysis of protection issues for further monitoring and follow up

· 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

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

· Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Law or relevant qualification in a related field of study

· At least 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 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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