Job offer: Protection Field Officer (H/F) - CICR

Cameroon Desks
As an impartial, neutral, and independent organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has the exclusively humanitarian mission of protecting the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence, and of providing assistance. The ICRC also strives to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening universal humanitarian law and principles.

The delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross for Central Africa in Yaoundé is looking for one (01) qualified candidate to strengthen the team of the "Protection" department, as indicated below:

Location: Bamenda

Type of Contract: 12 months (Cameroonians only)

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Main Responsibilities
  • Monitors the files related to the Protection of Family Links (PFL) in the North-West according to the delegation's guidelines and ensures that all necessary information is transmitted to the responsible colleagues, within the deadlines established by the delegation;
  • Contributes to the collection of allegations of detention/arrest and to the monitoring of PFL services for the families of detainees (MCR, telephone calls, facilitation of family visits, etc.) including through field trips; Writes field memos and follows-up on cases as part of the preparation of field missions;
  • Contributes to the collection of information and regular analysis of protection issues, including trends in terms of main violations, their perpetrators, and consequences for populations;
  • Participates in the monitoring of protection cases;
  • Participates in interviews with victims or direct witnesses of events in order to document violations of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law. Enters the collected data into the required tool according to the guidelines;
  • Participates in the establishment of a network of contacts and its regular updating and ensures its operationality:
  • Contributes to the regular analysis of the impact/consequences of ICRC's activities (Protection and Assistance) on beneficiaries in order to ensure the relevance of ICRC's action and respect of the principle of "Do No Harm":
  • Contributes to the global analysis of the security and humanitarian situation and identifies protection needs and issues;
  • Translates between English and Pidgin/local languages for the delegate and other ICRC staff during interviews with beneficiaries and interlocutors;
  • Prepares field missions (mission forms, work advance, field equipment, accommodation, food, etc.); Writes mission reports and other notes on specific themes or actors, contributes to the protection reporting.

Required knowledge and experience
  • A bachelor or master's degree in Sociology, Law, Social Sciences or any equivalent diploma;
  • 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian work, development work or other relevant fields;
  • Fluency in oral and written English; Fluency in Pidgin; Good knowledge of oral and written French: Excellent knowledge of the North-West and its socio-cultural and security contexts;
  • Availability and flexibility for frequent field missions;
  • Absence of external/personal commitments incompatible with a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization;
  • No criminal record in Cameroon or in a third country;
  • Good computer knowledge and skills (Word, Excel, Power Point);
Ability to efficiently communicate orally and in writing:
  • Listening skills, empathy, autonomy, organizational skills, rigor and honesty:
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, discretion and sense of confidentiality:
  • Team spirit, ability to adapt and learn.
How to apply? Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV and a cover letter in PDF format to with the job title in the subject line by 08/05/2024 at 17:00 (Cameroon time).

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

Note-The entire recruitment process at the ICRC is free and open. Only the HR Department 
( is authorized to provide information or results on this process.


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