Ended Protection Field Officer

The Job

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent humanitarian organisation which works to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflicts and to alleviate suffering as a result of war. Please visit www.icrc.org for more information.

Main tasks:

In close coordination with the Field Delegates and the departments concerned, the Protection Field Officer is tasked to the following in relation to his area of responsibility:

Source of information/Analysis:

  • Collects systematically quality information on the evolution of the security, socio, economic, political and humanitarian situation;
  • Ensures continuous monitoring of and contributes to the analysis of the political, military and socio-economic environment with an emphasis on the humanitarian needs arising in relation to the conflict in his AoR;
  • Advises on significant developments in various fields such as politics, economics, security, etc;
  • Conducts general assessments in his AoR in order to identify pertinent issues and uncovered needs that would require an ICRC intervention in the field of EcoSec, Health, Wathab, Communication, etc;
  • Acts as a source of information for the different departments in identifying humanitarian needs, providing appropriate answers and monitoring implemented activities;
  • Contributes to the identification of priority areas according to the objectives of the sub-delegation;


  • In accordance with the demands of the Tracing department, conducts several activities in the field of tracing such as distributing and collecting RCMs and Salamat, the distribution of Attestations of Detention (AoD);
  • Conducts yearly follow up exercise with enquirers of active AoAs and TCs;


  • According to the PCP guidelines and objectives of the delegation, implements PCP activities in his/her AoR, under the technical guidance (blue line) of the Field Delegate, and PCP delegate;
  • Collects and follows up relevant information on resident or displaced civilian population in his/her AoR (violations of Human Rights and IHL, humanitarian consequences, Health Care in Danger);
  • Conducts interviews with the victims and direct witnesses;

External Relations and Communication:

  • Establishes, maintains and develops in coordination with the field delegates, a network of relevant interlocutors (i.e. civil and security authorities, tribal, religious and community leaders, YRCS and other humanitarian actors);
  • Briefs interlocutors on ICRC’s mandate and activity in Yemen. Topics to be discussed include typically humanitarian situation, prospects for or feedback on ICRC’s activity, ICRC’s general perception, coordination with other humanitarian actors;
  • Knows and understands ICRC’s Protection, Assistance, Cooperation and Communication activity and the operational interconnections between them;
  • Liaises with other Departments on transversal operational matters to share relevant information and raise their attention on issues of their potential interest;
  • Organises or participates in field trips together with other departments. May be leading resident staff team on the field if necessary;

EcoSec, WatHab & Health:

Under the supervision of the Field delegate:

  • Assesses the humanitarian needs of local population in the targeted rural areas of his AoR on a regular basis and according to the set criteria of Sana’a Centre SD;
  • Participates actively in dissemination of the various programs to potential beneficiaries and relevant interlocutors (local authorities, NGOs and influential groups/individuals on the ground level);
  • Supports colleagues (in the selection of beneficiaries, carrying out of distributions, monitoring and impact evaluation of the various projects in his AoR);


  • Writes Minutes of Meetings (MoM) following a meeting with interlocutors;
  • Drafts analytical reports about the general situation and humanitarian needs of the civilian population in the assigned region;
  • Participate in writing the Weekly Operational Reports (WOR) focusing on the situation in the governorates under his responsibility;
  • Participates actively in weekly and ad hoc meetings in his areas of expertise and responsibility, with a focus on Protection;
  • Provides analytical insights on protection, security, and humanitarian topics for his AoR;

Administration and Logistics: Is aware of, and respects procedures.

General Duties:

  • Understands the three components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
  • Apply ICRC’s security rules and confidentiality principles at all times
  • Respects and observes the staff regulations of the ICRC in Yemen
  • May be asked to perform duties and task not covered in this job description as well as to provide support to other departments when necessary

Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  • University degree or professional diploma
  • 3 - 5 years work experience in a similar field
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Very good computer skills
  • Good knowledge of the geographically assigned environment
  • Good analytical skills
  • Team leadership skills
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send the following:

  • A letter of motivation in English
  • A detailed C.V. in English
  • Copy only of the highest academic degree obtained + work certificates

Please send your applications by email to san_hr_services@icrc.org indicating in the subject line: Protection Field Officer

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Applications in Arabic and not indicating the function will be discarded

Deadline to send your application: 20.02.2018

  • Employer: ICRC
  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 13 February 2018
  • Deadline: 20 February 2018