Protection of Civilian Population Field Officer 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 recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection of Civilian Population Field Officer

Job ID: ABJ202300362
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Protection Coordinator on Protection of Civilian Population (PCP), Protection of Civilian Population Field Officer (PCP FO) is responsible for the implementation of Protection activities, mainly related to the Protection of Civilian Population.
  • Participates in the analysis of humanitarian landscape at the national level, identifies protection problems and flags them.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the centralization, processing and analysis of protection data. Oversees the proper entry and quality of information in the protection database and proactively analyses the information. Supports field staff on substantial issues regarding information entry and works closely with the Protection Data team.
  • Carries out training of new recruits and briefing of other ICRC staff on specific handling procedures applicable to Protection activities.
  • Ensures efficient information flow and communication within the department and with the other departments
  • Identifies protection problems through various sources and contributes to the implementation of the Protection of Civilian Population strategy.
  • Actively supports the implementation a Community Based Protection methodology and assists field teams with project conceptualization, training on the methodology and guidance through the implementation steps.
  • Participates in networking and dialogue with relevant interlocutors, ensures interaction with other departments (Assistance, Prevention and Cooperation), Sub-delegations and offices, the NRCS and external contacts.
  • Management and implementation of the Protection objectives by applying the set procedures (administrative, operational, and technical) under the direct supervision of the Deputy Protection Coordinator for PCP.
  • Reports and follows up of PROT issues, individual cases.
  • Regularly checks with field teams (PROT and Health) to track issues related to access to essential services (e.g., healthcare) and do research notes to reflect the trends.
  • Treats information with confidentiality and accuracy, and maintains an adapted and respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, interlocutors, and colleagues.
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary.

Education and Experience Required

  • University Degree in the field of Law or Political Science or similar field.
  • 4-5 years’ experience in Protection or close field with good understanding of relevant national and international humanitarian, human rights instruments at the national and international level, national laws and procedures, and government structure
  • Excellent written and spoken English, and Hausa
  • Good computer skills: knowledge in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Sound analytical skills (comprehensive analysis taking into account all possible aspects), ability and skills to summarize information in a clear and concise manner, good writing skills

Desired Attributes:

  • Team-work oriented, sound communication skills, familiar with protocol and official diplomatic communication.
  • Ability to keep discretion and handling confidential matters effectively.
  • Ability to handle several tasks/files at the same time
  • Good time-management.

Application Closing Date
12th Jaunary, 2023, 16:30hrs.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Send Curriculum vitae, Application letter and NYSC Certificate to: Clearly indicate “ABJ202300362 PCP Field Officer ABJ” as the subject of your application


  • Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, status, disability etc.
  • (The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment)
  • We welcome applications from all qualified candidates; Female & People Living with Disability applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • ICRC will not request any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.


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