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23 Feb 2023

Protection of Family Links Field Officer at International Committee of the Red Cross

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Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC’s Mission in Dar es salaam co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kibondo and Dar es salaam Tanzania.


The RFL Field Officer 1 is responsible for the implementation of activities in relation to Restoring Family Links (RFL) in Tanzania for civilian population as well as migrants in places of detention. The RFL Field Officer works jointly with the ICRC RFL team on providing technical advice and timely follow-up of the joint implementation of RFL services with the Tanzania Red Cross Society. This position is based in Kibondo Office.

Participates to the monitoring/facilitation of the implementation of the RFL activities done by the Tanzanian Red Cross Society (TRCS) in the Western Corridor
Contributes to the coherent application of the ICRC Protection guidelines (RFL and Child Protection in particular) in ICRC supported RFL program of TRCS
Pro-actively collects relevant information related to the situation in the area of intervention on RFL and Child Protection matters and their consequences
Contributes to the analysis of this information and of RFL needs with the aim of orienting the RFL strategy
Prepares the transfer of children in eventual cross border family reunifications and supports TRCS in intercamp family reunifications
Contributes to Identifying the main RFL patterns, trends, and issues relating to RFL activities in the Western Corridor
Upon request, participates in RFL external dissemination sessions to refugees and stakeholders
In coordination with Nairobi Data Manager, promotes and ensures the quality data-management system (Prot6 data controls and checking).
Carries out data processing of Protection information
Ensures data entry compliance with the data entry procedures as defined in the relevant Prot6 database data entry procedures.
Translates from Kirundi/Swahili/other languages to English and vice versa for the Head of Office and other colleagues upon request
Prepares field visits (working advance, itinerary, accommodation etc.)
Assists in the planning and implementing of meetings, seminars and training workshops
Manages routine secretariat duties, including correspondence, bordereaux, reporting and filling for the well function of RFL activities (information must be registered and treated accurately and with confidentiality) Carries out administrative tasks relating to the follow up of RFL field assignments
Supports the TRCS in the consolidation of statistics
Supports the TRCS in the appropriate filing of cases and confidential documents
Writes reports (Minutes of meetings, mission reports) based on given guidelines
Contributes to the follow-up of the implementation of TRCS RFL activities and financial returns
Responsible for archiving diligently the documents in the ICRC Tracing Archive for beneficiaries followed by the RFL programme in Tanzania
Assists with developing and maintaining a network of relevant interlocutors at his/her level in the Western Corridor (civilian authorities, civil society, protection NGOs etc.)
Contributes to the development and the consolidation of TRCS contacts and networks with RFL and Child Protection actors in the field
With the help from RFL Delegate and other staff, represents and promotes the ICRC’s mandate and mission during activities, with interlocutors and beneficiaries
Upon request, attend inter-agency, camp coordination and protection meetings in the camps.
University degree (Laws, Human Rights, Sociology, Social Work, Education etc.)
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position,
Previous working experience with International Organizations (preferred),
Excellent command of written and spoken English
Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Swahili and Kirundi (or at least Kiha) oral and written skills, excellent oral and written English.


The interested candidates should fill up a form by clicking the link below on or before 06th March 2023 at 4:30 pm then submit their CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc) and current and expected remuneration to, HR Department via the email address provided below:
– Application Link
– Email: [email protected]

The reference RFL Field Officer 1 must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not fill out the required information as per the link provided or clearly state the position for which you are applying and attach the required certificates & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to ICRC HR Department through the recruitment contact.

This position is open to Nationals with resident permit in Tanzania and have a work permit.

ICRC is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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Closing Date : 28th February, 2023.

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