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Protection Field Officer

Published on 23.07.2021


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Position : Protection Field Officer


The Protection Field Officer works on different protection files according to the operational needs and provides an overall support to the protection team.  S/he contributes to the collection and analysis of protection information, can be requested to support the RFL and data teams in their daily work. This requires frequent travels to field locations across South Sudan, including sometimes spending extended periods of time in some areas.)

On the Community-Based Protection– CBP contributes to the implementation and monitoring of the ICRC’s efforts to strengthen its community-based approach to protection. S/he supports and complements the work of field teams in South Sudan with regard to the community-based analysis and response to humanitarian concerns that arise from the protection problems faced by communities as a result of armed conflict or other situations of violence.


  • Supports the organisation of community-based protection (CBP) training.
  • Supports field staff’s overall implementation of the CBP approach, responses and follow-up, including: identification of communities/locations, risk assessment, preparation (including practical field trip preparation), accompaniment during CBP workshops and planning of action days, and support of restitution, follow up, and replication, and evaluation
  • Ensures adequate reporting of the outcomes of the CBP workshops that s/he is involved in, as well as any follow up activities (including in Prot6) and ensures the proper filing and management of PCP information.
  • Works with the line manager to gather, compile, and analyse relevant information – primarily through the CBP approach but also from other direct and indirect sources, as required.
  • Implements protection activities under the supervision of the line manager and/or other files holders (RFL, Detention, Data manager…)
  • Regularly shares relevant information with team members, contributes to the analysis of the protection risks, concerns and humanitarian consequences, and reports changes in the situation
  • Documents PCP events independently and/or in support of protection/ field delegates
  • Registers vulnerable individuals and ensures an appropriate and timely follow-up
  • Ensures a timely reporting and data entry of the PCP cases s/he documented
  • Takes part in multidisciplinary field assessments, and reports on protection concerns which may be observed, and helps the department to determine the best course of action based on context and the realities of the field;
  • Participates in the PCA meeting organized at the delegation level and represents protection in such fora
  • Coordinates the PCA feedbacks within the protection department, consolidates the information and shares it to the PCA working group
  • Represents the ICRC vis-à-vis communities, explaining the ICRC’s mandate and activities.
  • Builds a strong relationship of trust with the affected communities concerned, particularly in the area(s) of implementation of CBP.
  • Develops and maintains contact with the authorities, the South Sudan Red Cross, communities, etc., as required in relation to the CBP, and under the supervision of the line manager.
  • Organises field trips arranges all necessary material / bookings, etc., with logistics, ICT, Administration, and other relevant departments.
  • Supports the organisation and implementation of other protection-related workshops / training / assessments, etc.
  • Contributes to the management and follow up of any PCP stock and activity costs.
  • Acts as an interpreter for ICRC Delegates during interactions with individuals, communities, and authorities/weapon bearers when necessary, including during sensitive interviews with victims/witnesses of reported violations / other acts causing significant humanitarian consequences.
Required profile for job ad : Protection Field Officer
  • Bachelor’s, or equivalent higher education degree in international relations, journalism, law, sociology, anthropology, or related studies
  • Additional vocational training in a related field is an asset
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in protection, human rights, journalism, law, or related fields, is required
  • Previous experience in community-based protection, psychosocial support, or humanitarian mediation, as well as with the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is an asset
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English and Juba Arabic and any other local or regional language an asset
  • Very good writing and reporting skills
  • Flexibility to work in the field (approximately 60-70% of the time) including possibly on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Good computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good knowledge of the ICRC’s mandate, international humanitarian law, and other topics related to humanitarian work, and particularly protection
  • Good knowledge of the security, socioeconomic, cultural, political, and humanitarian environment in South Sudan relevant to the ICRC
  • Ability to analyse complex protection issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability and sensitivity to interact and built trust with a wide range of people in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Strong initiative and follow-through, capacity to think and work creatively, strategically, and autonomously.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, plan, organise, prioritise, and work under pressure.
Job criteria for job ad : Protection Field Officer
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Aweil - Bentiu - Bor - Juba - Kuajok - Malakal - Rumbek - Torit - Wau - Yambio
City : Juba
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
arabicgood level
Number of Position(s) : 1

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