Tracing Field Officer – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and
independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects
victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC has an
immediate opening for the following position:
Title: Tracing Field Officer (M/F)
Duty Stations: Kampala with regular field trips in the country
Main responsibilities:
  • Under the supervision of the ICRC
    Protection Assistant, ensure the adequate delivery of tracing services to the
    refugee communities and the Ugandan population, in partnership with the Uganda
    Red Cross Society by:
  • Monitoring the exchange of Red Cross
    Messages between refugees and their families, as well as detainees and their
  • Facilitating the re-establishment
    and maintaining of family links through phone calls for refugees;
  • Registering and following-up the
    Unaccompanied Minors in the refugee communities, and whenever possible,
    organizing family reunifications of Unaccompanied Minors with their families;
  • Providing constant support to the
    volunteers and staff members of the Ugandan Red Cross Society;
  • Networking with relevant
    local/regional authorities and humanitarian actors.
Minimum required knowledge and

  • University degree

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in a similar field

  • Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; Kinyarwanda, Swahili
    and French would be an important asset

  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Sense of responsibility and ability
    to take initiative and to work independently
  • Excellent communication and
    interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and resistance to stress
  • Ability to represent the ICRC during
    meetings with external stakeholders (local/regional authorities; humanitarian
  • Good reporting skills
  • Be able to travel within Uganda on a
    regular basis for prolonged periods up to two weeks
What we offer:
A challenging and rewarding work environment to somebody who is motivated and
open-minded. Salary according to the salary scale of the organization.
How to
Interested candidates will have to send their application
with a detailed CV indicating postal and phone contacts, copies of training and
working certificates and minimum two referees.

Applications should be addressed
before Friday 6 July to the Protection Coordinator in a sealed envelope and
delivered at the following ICRC office address: ICRC Kampala office P.O. Box
4442 on Plot 8, John Babiiha Avenue, Kampala from Monday to Sunday between 8am
and 5pm. Mention “Tracing Field Officer” in your title. For applications hand
delivered, please make sure you register your application and receive a
reference number.
Only applications that fulfil the
criteria stated will be considered. Applicants who are not contacted within 30
days of the deadline (06.07.12)
should consider their application not successful.

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