2 Field Officer Job Opportunities – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Officer (2 Career Jobs)
Organization: International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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 Tracing team, in cooperation with Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS), provides services to people separated by conflicts and
other situations of violence in order to search for their family members and
re-establish contact between them, especially unaccompanied children.
Job Summary: The
Field Officer contributes to the implementation and monitoring of ICRC
Restoration of family Links (RFL) activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
In the field
  • Ensuring the adequate delivery of tracing services to the refugee
    communities and the Uganda population, in partnership with the Ugandan Red
    Cross Society to:
  • Monitor the exchange of Red Cross Messages between refugees and
    their families, as well as detainees and their families;
  • Follow-up Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) in the refugee communities, and
    whenever possible, organize (and participate in) family reunifications of
    Unaccompanied Minors with their families – cross-border family
    reunifications or inter-camp family reunifications;
  • Provide constant support and coaching to the volunteers and staff
    members of the Uganda Red Cross Society, and maintain a good working
    relationship with the Ugandan Red Cross Society’s field staff;
  • Ensure the strict application of tracing guidelines and criteria
    regarding all tracing services.
  • Follow closely and keep direct supervisor informed about activities
    and initiatives undertaken by other organisations in relation to
    tracing/RFL (i.e. Unaccompanied minors (UAM), refugee populations,
    ex-abductees, other protection issues)
  • Monitoring the humanitarian situation in the geographical area
    covered and writing regular field trip reports.
In the office in
  • Translate messages and reports and interpreting during meetings with
    visitors, where knowledgeable of language
  • Actively contribute to the analysis of the Restoring Family Links (RFL)
    / Maintaining Family Links (MFL) activities in the field and proposing
    adaptations to strategies and activities in line with the needs/evolutions
    observed in the field
  • Receive visitors with tracing/RFL needs
  • Refer refugees (or other visitors if relevant) to UN agencies and
    NGOs in order to ensure a holistic response to their needs
  • Participate in the monthly meetings with the URCS (if not in the
  • Contribute to institutional reporting.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the cross-border and inter-camp
    family reunions
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Family Visit Program
  • Update institutional databases with new RFL cases
  • Support in payments and assets monitoring.
  • Representing the ICRC
  • Participate in inter-agency (UNHCR and its implementing partners)
    coordination meetings in the field
  • Maintain contacts with essential stakeholders i.e. Office of the
    Prime Minister, communities in refugee settlements or urban areas, National
    Society, humanitarian actors (UN agencies and NGOs), refugee settlements’
    commanders, local and regional authorities.
  • Able to represent ICRC and build networks with Government and other
    humanitarian actors at the relevant level of hierarchy.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of ICRC mandate and activities to

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Field Officer
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Three years of work experience in a similar field
  •  Computer proficiency
  •  Excellent knowledge of
    English, both written and spoken.
  •  Knowledge of Madi, Luo,
    Aringa, Kiswahili, Arabic, French would be an asset.
  • Good planning, organizational and analytical skills
  •  Sense of discretion,
    responsibility and ability to take initiative and work independently
  •  Good communication and
    interpersonal skills
  •  Able to build networks and
    represent the ICRC with authorities and other humanitarian actors
  •  Flexibility to travel on
    short notices and willingness to spend long periods in in the field
  •  Excellent reporting skills
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should send their handwritten applications with a
detailed CV indicating email and phone contacts, copies (not originals) of
academic and work certificates, indicating a minimum of two professional
referees clearly marked “
Field Officer” and addressed to the Administrator in
a sealed envelope should be delivered to the following address: ICRC Kampala
Office on Plot 8, John Babiiha Avenue, Kololo, P.O. Box 4442, Kampala. Uganda.
Please register your application with the Receptionist (or Security guard,
during out of office hours) and receive a reference number for tracking your
Deadline: 18th May 2018
NB: If
you have not heard from us by 1st June 2018, please consider your
application unsuccessful.
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