Protection Field Officer 1 Job in Nigeria

 International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC is an independent humanitarian organisation, neutral and impartial. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Protection Field Officer 1

Location: BIU, Adamawa

Employment Type: Full-time
Grade: B2

Job Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the Protection Delegate in BIU and Protection Team leader in Mubi, the Protection Field Officer 1 contributes to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Protection activities, with a focus on Protection of Civilian Population activities (PCP) activities.
  • S/he will work on a broad range of protection-related issues such as Sexual Violence, Healthcare in Danger, child protection, violations of the IHL.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the design and the implementation of protection activities under the supervision of the line manager.
  • Collects, compiles, and interprets protection concerns and their humanitarian consequences for the civilian population and prepares written reports and updates ICRC database (Prot6).
  • Contributes to the mapping of protection stakeholders and follows up with communities.
  • Carries out confidential debriefings with individuals affected by armed conflicts and leads focus group discussions with affected communities.
  • Maintains and/or develops an adequate network with all relevant stakeholders (local communities, humanitarian organizations, authorities, religious leaders, NRCS, etc.) to have a good analysis of the situation and updated information relevant for the work of the organization.
  • Contributes to the organization of and takes part in field missions and protection related activities and contributes to the reporting following field missions (field trip reports, Minutes of Meetings, etc.).
  • Contributes to timely reports (weekly updates, quarterly reports, etc.).
  • Supports ICRC staff members during field visits by ensuring translation during interactions with beneficiaries when needed.
  • Contributes to the analysis of the security, socioeconomic, cultural, and political environment relevant to the ICRC and shares relevant information with team members and reports any change in the situation.
  • Supports other activities when relevant (including economic security, water and habitat and health departments) and contributes to their reporting with protection insights and analysis.
  • Ensures the sustainability of their work and puts in place a system for archiving their work for the purposes of institutional memory.

Education and Experience Required

  • University degree in a relevant field (law, public policy, international relations, political science, communication)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector with a focus on Protection/Child protection/SGBV
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Hausa, Fula/Fulfulde (Fulani) or other languages used in Nigeria is an asset.
  • Computer proficiency: knowledge in Excel, Word and Power Point, use of database
  • Sound analytical skills, good knowledge (political, cultural, and geographical) of northeast Nigeria.
  • Applicants should have a Nigerian nationality or hold a working permit.

Desired profile and Skills:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment.
  • Ability to keep discretion and handling confidential matters effectively.

Application Closing Date
10th July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online 
And send their CV, Letter of Motivation, and certificates to: using “ABJ202400474 Protection FO 1 BIU" as the subject of the mail.


  • Applications intended for this role that disregard the online application Ms Form will not be taken into consideration
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, nationality, status, disability etc. (The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment)
  • We welcome applications from all qualified candidates;Female &People Living with Disabilityapplicants are encouraged to apply.
  • ICRC will not request any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process