ICRC Regional Protection Field Officer Jobs in Kenya

ICRC Regional Protection Field Officer Jobs in Kenya

Overall Responsibility

  • The incumbent contributes to the planning, implementation and monitoring of protection objectives and activities (Detention, Protection of Civilian Population, and/or Protection of Family Links/Missing) in Djibouti, Kenya and Tanzania.

  • The Protection Field Officer shall ensure that protection activities are properly planned, effectively implemented and efficiently monitored as per the Delegation’s and institutional strategies and priorities. This is a Kenyan national position.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Pro-actively collects relevant information related to the situation in the area of intervention on protection of the civilian population (PCP) in relation to violations of International Humanitarian Law / Human Rights Law and their consequences;

  • Monitor the implementation of prevention of family separation activities carried out with the National Societies of the red Cross and Red Crescent, with reference to the agreed upon project description and its annexes in close coordination with the other restoring family links (RFL) Field Officers;

  • Maintain operational contacts with the National Society at his/her level and attends and contributes to all coordination meetings;

  • Participates actively in detention visits whenever required in Kenya and contributes to the analysis of the judicial guarantees;

  • Participates in identifying and formulating solutions to humanitarian issues that are rooted in the prison system;

  • Supports the Delegation in developing a mapping of the key actors involved in protection-related programs and in developing and/or strengthening contacts with them;

  • Translates all relevant documents from Kiswahili to English and vice versa, including training material and official correspondences: and supports with interpretation during trainings, detention visits and

  • Contributes to promoting the ICRC’s PCP/RFL/migration activities while meeting international and national stakeholders (authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, etc.) relevant to ICRC’s interests;

  • Participates in the development and the consolidation of the Delegation’s contacts and network with relevant local authorities and other national and international protection actors involved in PCP/RFL/migration activities in the field;

  • Proactively participate to the internal communications and coordination;

  • Programme management of the protection project inclusive of ongoing pilots.

    Minimum Requirements and Competencies

  • Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from a recognized university or equivalent;

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of International Human Rights Law and/or International Humanitarian Law;

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience in an international organization, NGO or similar field;

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English& Kiswahili: Knowledge of French is an asset;

  • Attentive to details, rigorous with high sense of confidentiality and integrity;

  • Good team management and tasks planning skills (experience in budget management an asset);

  • Certificate of good conduct.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ICRC Regional Protection Field Officer Jobs in Kenya

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