Job Details

City:
Lashio
Job Location:
Myanmar
Contract Type:
Full time
Job category:
Other

Company Details

Company industry:
NGO / INGO / Non-Profit
Company Type:
Non-Profit Organization
No. of Employees:
501-1000

Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Experienced (non-manager)
Degree:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of experience:
2-5 years

Professional Skills

Humanitarian Law and related legal frameworks

Language Skills

Fluent English as well as Myanmar Language; Kachin, Chinese and Palaung are a definite asset

Job Description

Protection Field Officer

Reference Number: PROT_LSH_2017001

Who are we?

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is an independent, impartial and neutral humanitarian organization whose exclusive mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. The ICRC undertakes humanitarian activities in various regions of the country and promotes international humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

About the Job

The ICRC Protection Department is looking for a Protection Field Officer to be based in its Lashio office. In close cooperation with the supervisor, the Protection Field Officer will mainly be responsible for implementation of protection’s mandate, establishing a protection dialogue with communities and authorities in northern Shan State including monitoring of general situation and security, providing support to the protection delegate’s field trips, and maintaining network with interlocutors.

Start date: as soon as possible


Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will participate in and lead field trips, setting objectives and coordinating protection and assistance departments, and ensure appropriate consultation.
  • You will join your team on regular field trips in Northern-Shan State.
  • You will contribute to the documentation of humanitarian concerns of the civilian population affected by conflict in Northern-Shan State and assist the team in interviews with beneficiaries.
  • In addition, you will contribute to Restoring Family Link activities according to the RFL guidelines.
  • You will monitor the general and security situation, conflict dynamics, and humanitarian trends ensuring an up to date and in depth understanding of the area of operations for the protection team and the ICRC.
  • As part of your duties, you will provide language support to delegates in terms of translation of correspondence and interpreting at meetings.
  • You will work closely with the protection team to document patterns of protection concerns and cases of violation against the civilian population.
  • Furthermore, you will liaise closely with MRCS Northern-Shan State branch on assessing needs and proposing and developing activities on RFL for civilians affected by the conflicts.

What we offer

We offer an employment contract of 12 months with the possibility of extension. We offer a fair compensation package including, for example, medical coverage and transportation allowances. Furthermore, we provide various training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of the services provided to our beneficiaries as well as to support our staff members’ professional and personal development.

Need further information?

For more information about the position, you are most welcome to contact our HR Assistant – Recruitment & Selection, Oung Kyaw Than, at yan_hr_recruitment_services@icrc.org. For general information about the ICRC, please consult www.icrc.org and https://www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/asia-pacific/myanmar.

Interested?

Yes? Then apply!

Please submit your application in one email not exceeding 5MB via email to:

yan_hr_recruitment_services@icrc.org

Your application should include an updated CV and a cover letter expressing your motivation working with the ICRC and in the vacant position, both in English language. Your application should include relevant certificates and contact details of three professional referees minimum, as well as your salary expectations.

Please indicate the Reference Number PROT_LSH_2017001 in the email subject.

 

You can also submit your application via mail to:

ICRC - Human Resources Department

No.2(C)-5, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road

8th Mile, Mayangone Township

Yangon

Or

ICRC Sub Delegation Lashio - Human Resources Department

Parami 4th Lane, Ward 1, Block 1

Lashio, Northern Shan State

 

Please send your application no later than 27 December 2017. Interviews are expected to take place within 2 weeks days after the application closing date. Due to the urgency of the position, the ICRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

Position Requirements

About you

To be successful as the Protection Field Officer in the Protection Department, you should possess the following qualifications and experiences and have the following characteristics:

  • It is required to have a university degree in a relevant discipline.
  • You should have at least 4 years’ work experience in a relevant field.
  • Your communication skills should be excellent.
  • You should be fluent in written and spoken English and Myanmar language, as well as fluent in Shan language.
  • Good Knowledge of geographically assigned areas and knowledge of additional local languages such as Kachin, Palaung and Chinese are a definite asset.
  • Previous ICRC experience is also a strong asset.

We expect you to have the ability to work with different groups, partners and nationalities. You should also be self-motivated with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles. You should be flexible, enthusiastic and have the willingness to learn from others. You should also be able to work independently, as well as effectively under supervision. You should feel confident in managing projects and coordinating with various partners and counterparts. You should have the proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines. You should be able to exercise discretion and have the ability to establish and maintain good working relations in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.

The position will be based in Lashio with frequent travel to other ICRC offices in the country as directed. You should be willing to relocate to Lashio.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of ethnicity, race, gender, disability or age.

About the Company

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent, impartial and neutral humanitarian organization whose exclusive mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.

In Myanmar, the ICRC is committed to the people of Myanmar. The organization works to provide basic but vital assistance to people affected by armed conflict and violence in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states. It covers a range of humanitarian activities all of which aim to better protect and assist those most affected. It promotes international humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Many of its programmes are carried out jointly with the Myanmar Red Cross.

At present, the organization works with more than 550 staff members, the majority of whom are Myanmar citizens.

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