Field Officer for Police Programme

at The International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation
Location Jijiga, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 10, 2019
Category Communication
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary



Activities to Police and Security Services

·       Working closely with the Coordination and head of structure develop, build and maintain a network of interlocutors within the Police and Security Forces;

·       Identify and prioritize needs for dissemination, training and potential for integration of IHL and IHRL and advise the delegation accordingly;

·       In company with the head of structure and/or Coordination / advisor or independently represent the ICRC at meetings with key and influential police and Security Forces interlocutors at all levels. Promote an understanding of the ICRC mandate and activities with emphasis on the ICRC being a neutral, independent and impartial humanitarian actor of an added value to their training initiatives;

·       Conduct training and dissemination sessions on ICRC's mandate and activities, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, and Humanitarian Principles to a variety of target publics;

·       Actively promote the Co-operation between ICRC and the Police and Security Forces

·       Identify and explore potential areas of synergy whereby the police file can provide an added value to other units/ e.g: sexual violence, detention activities, safer access, Health Care in Danger etc.

·       This is a full-time position based at ICRC structure in Jigjiga.





a.     Reporting

  • Writes minutes of field trips, workshops and meetings

·   Provides contributions to specific reports (field mission reports; MoM; short analytical papers)

b.    Administration – Finance

  • Ensures necessary administrative work is implemented on time
  • Knows, applies and complies with all the administrative procedures linked to his work (financial forecast, Time reporting, budget follow up, …etc)

·   Keeps files up-to-date at all times.


c.     Interpretation – Translation

  • Interprets accurately from English or Amharic to Somali language and vice versa during field visits and
  • otherwise, as required.
  • Translates documents from English or Amharic  to Somali and vice versa as required


d.    Treatment of information

  • Registers and treats information (general and specific) accurately and with confidentially

Job Requirements

  • Ÿ  Minimum 5 years professional experience in the police and/or legal field
  • Solid knowledge in international human rights law and international and national standards related to policing
  • Very good presentation and communication skills; practical experience as trainer for adult audiences
  • Very good knowledge about the structure, duties and responsibilities of the Somali Regional State Police and Security Force
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel across the Region
  • Good analytical and drafting skills in English and Somali
  • Other Ethiopian language skills an asset
  •  Very good computer and knowledge of modern technologies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • 3rd grade driving license


Applying Instructions

Electronic application can be made ONLY through the website. Alternatively, you can submit application & CV with copies of relevant documents in person to the ICRC Delegation in Addis Ababa (in front of EIAR, around Egziabher ab church)/ICRC Sub – delegation in Jigjiga OR, send to the ICRC Delegation Addis Ababa, Human Resources Department, P.O.Box 5701, Addis Ababa.

Closing date: December 16,2019

Women applicants and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted at all stages of the selection process.

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