RFL Field Officer NGO Jobs – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Field Officer

Organization: International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Duty Station: 

Reports to: RFL

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 RFL Field Officer is responsible for the
implementation and monitoring of ICRC Restoring of Family Links (RFL)
activities in West Nile. He/she ensures proper treatment of RFL enquiries
arising from conflict, violence or natural disaster related family separations.
Under the direct supervision of the RFL Delegate, ensures the adequate
implementation of RFL activities in West Nile region in coordination with
Uganda Red Cross Society.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assessment of RFL needs in the area of responsibility and share
    reports with the supervisor:
  • Collects and shares any relevant information on refugee population
    movement into and out of the settlements of responsibility
  • Supports the URCS field in the collection, recording and
    distribution of Red Cross messages
  • Supports the URCS in the implementation of free phone calls to the
  • Monitors, the registration, filing, referral and follow up of
    tracing cases;
  • Supports the URCS team in the identification, registration, referral
    follow up and where possible organize for the reunification of
    Unaccompanied Minors (UAM), vulnerable separated children or adults in the
    settlements or across the borders.
  • Provides constant support and coaching to the volunteers and staff
    members of the Ugandan Red Cross Society, and maintains a good working
    relationship with the Ugandan Red Cross Society’s field staff;
  • Ensures the strict application of tracing guidelines and criteria
    regarding all tracing services.
  • Follows closely and keeps direct supervisor informed about
    activities and initiatives undertaken by other organisations in relation
    to tracing/RFL and child protection.
  • Maintains coordination and networking with other humanitarian actors
    in the area of responsibility through referral of cases and participation
    in periodic group/cluster meetings
  • Compiles and shares field trip reports with the supervisor writes
    field trip reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the International Committee of the Red Cross
    (ICRC) RFL Field Officer job must hold a University degree in relevant
  • Three years of work experience in the humanitarian field
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Madi, Luo, Aringa, Lugbara, Kiswahili, Arabic would be
    an asset.
  • Very good computer skills especially in MS Word and Excel and
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Discrete and reliable person, trustful and rigorous
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to deal with people respectfully
    and show empathy to others
  • Able to work under pressure, flexible and open to working extra
    hours if necessary
  • Capacity to learn and adapt to new working methods
  • Available for immediate deployment

How to Apply:

Please send your CV
and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address and email below.
Applications may not exceed 2MBs.


Deadline: 6th September 2019

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