Protection Field Officer At International Committee of the Red Cross

The Protection Field Officer contributes to the planning, implementation, and monitoring of ICRC’s protection activities in ICRC Cotabato Sub-Delegation area of responsibility. S/he works under the supervision of the Protection Delegate and in collaboration with the ICRC team to respond to protection concerns arising from armed conflict in the specified areas.


  • Participates in the assessment and monitoring of the humanitarian situation in the area as well as the general political/socio-economical/security situation
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of activities linked to the protection of civilians, missing persons and their families, and persons deprived of their liberty
  • Contributes to the ICRC’s networking activities with various stakeholders
  • Promotes and disseminates about ICRC and about basic principles of international humanitarian law (IHL)
  • Regularly coordinates and collaborates with other ICRC departments for field activities
  • Coordinates with Philippine Red Cross (PRC) local chapters for joint activities
  • Prepares written reports on a periodic and activity basis
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with various groups, including individual beneficiaries, humanitarian organizations, and local authorities
  • Contributes to the formulation of strategies and plans of action,
  • Travels regularly within the assigned areas
  • Visits places of detention


  • University degree or equivalent in relevant field
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar field of activities
  • Good command of written and spoken English, Filipino, and spoken local languages (Maguindanao, Maranao, and Cebuano)
  • Good knowledge of the social, cultural, religious, and political environment of Central Mindanao
  • Comprehensive and accurate analytical skills
  • Skills for planning, organization, assessment, and program implementation
  • High level of negotiation and social skills
  • Flexibility to work several weeks in the field and travel to different areas
  • Ability to take initiative and work both in a team and with autonomy in a multidisciplinary approach
  • Ability to work under stressful and unstable conditions while maintaining patience, perseverance, and self-confidence
  • Awareness and respect of professional and institutional ethics, particularly with respect to confidentiality
  • Knowledge and understanding of the contextual complexities (regarding local culture and prevailing conflict dynamics)

How to apply


*Qualified applicants are requested to submit by email to: until 23 July 2021*.*

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

*Please clearly indicate in the subject line: SURNAME First name – COT Protection Field Officer (Resume & cover letter).*

Duration of Contract: Open-ended

Contract Start Date: Immediate

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is successfully filled.*

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates

*Only short-listed candidates will be notified. A valid NBI clearance must be submitted once shortlisted.*

To learn more about the ICRC in the Philippines, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

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