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Protection Field Officer


  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Bucharest
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Protection Field Officer

The ICRC office in Romania is opening a full-time position for a Protection Field Officer, based in Bucharest.

The International Committee of the Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC office in Romania contributes to the ICRC regional response to the international armed conflict in Ukraine, helping reunite families separated by the conflict, supporting the work of the Romanian Red Cross and strengthening respect for humanitarian principles.


Purpose of the position

The Protection field officer based in Bucharest contributes to the implementation and monitoring of ICRC protection activities in Romania, within the framework of the priorities, objectives and strategies set by the ICRC Regional Delegation in Budapest and jointly with the Romanian Red Cross (HRC) for the Protection of Family Links (PFL) programme.


 Main duties and responsibilities

• Supports protection activities in Romania and ensure appropriate follow-up of individual cases.
• Support ICRC outreach strategy related to protection activities.
• Contributes to the implementation of Protection of Civilian Population (PCP) activities.
• Supports the protection family links (PFL) activities in line with the agreed coordination between ICRC and the Romanian Red Cross.
• Ensure interpretation from and to Ukrainian and/or Russian in the frame of the protection activities and possibly support other ICRC activities for interpretation and/or translation.
• Contributes to monitoring of the humanitarian environment and protection related activities in Romania for analysis and follow up.
• Carries out collection, processing and analysis of data, relevant to the ICRC protection activities.
• Contributes to the assessment and identification of priority protection issues.
• Actively contributes to defining key protection messages and operational priorities.
• Prepares, participates in, and reports on all aspects of field activities and ensure related followup.
• Participates in interviews with people affected by the conflict in Ukraine or by any people in need in line with ICRC mandate with regards to their protection concerns and needs.
• Contributes to developing and maintaining the network of stakeholders involved in protectionrelated issues at local level. 

What we Offer

·       Rewarding and diverse work in a humanitarian, multicultural and international environment

·       On-boarding orientation course and in-house training opportunities

·       A compensation & benefits package that includes a 13th salary and flexible work arrangements


How to apply

Application deadline: the 8th of February 2023

This position is a local position, opened to applicants holding a valid Romanian residency and work permit. Please, note that English is the working language for this position.

If interested, please send your CV and motivation letter in English to Please indicate “Protection Field Officer Bucharest” in your email subject line.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The recruitment process includes a written test and a competency-based interview.

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


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