Generalist Field Officer 2 – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Monday May 27 , 12:50 PM , 2019
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Job/Task Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 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 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia is looking to hire an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of Generalist Field Officer 2, based in Jigjiga with frequent field trips.


The Generalist Field Officer 2 contributes to the identification, implementation and monitoring of several ICRC projects in different fields of activities. It can cover Field, Protection, Assistance, Cooperation, Communication or other activities, contributing to the representation of the ICRC at local level.


Representation, Communication and Networking

  • Supports the Field Team Leader in the establishment and development of a network of key interlocutors (civil authorities, police, civil society, NGOs, UN, etc) present in zones of responsibility
  •  Ensures that the list of key interlocutors is kept up-to-date.
  • Represents and promotes the ICRC regarding its activities with all relevant interlocutors including through operational dissemination sessions when appropriate.
  • Provides media analysis relevant to the zones of responsibilities
  •  Informs and advises the Field Team Leader on the general situation in the zones of responsibility and assist in obtaining security guarantees for the deployment of ICRC teams in the zones of responsibility.
  • Contributes to, maintain, and develop a network of key interlocutors for enquiries of general situation.
  •  Support the Team Leader in the transmission to other ICRC teams about application of the security rules and how to deal with security and behavior matters in the zones of responsibilities.


  • Ensures good working relations with the ERCS in zones of responsibilities through regular visits, in close collaboration with the Field Team Leader and Cooperation department
  • Follows up on the ERCS financial settlement procedures (particularly those program under Cooperation budget) to make sure all invoices / receipts / supporting documents are approved / valid / according to the joint program planning.

Other Programmes

  • Provides support to EcoSec, health, Wathab and Protection activities where/when required in the zones of responsibilities (assessment, networking, distribution…).
  • Supports other departments to identify and map interlocutors and humanitarian actors relevant to their work in zones of responsibility or interest to the ICRC.


Analysis and synthesis

  •  Contributes to the analysis of the humanitarian situation and security environment in zones of responsibility
  • Contributes, with the assistance of the Team Leader, to the preparation of institutional reports, minutes of meetings, key points, and other ad hoc written reporting.


  • Contributes to the planning of field trips.
  • Assists in the administrative preparation of field trips and respect the appropriate deadlines.
  •  In collaboration with support departments, organize and follow the logistics necessary for field trips (materials, vehicles, IT, etc.).

Job Requirements


  • University degree in Social Science or similar
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in similar fields
  • 1–2 years’ programme/project experience with the ICRC or other humanitarian agency.
  • Very good command of written and spoken English, Amharic, and Somali. Oromifa spoken an asset
  • Very good knowledge of Somali Region State (geography, culture, politics). Knowledge of other operational areas a strong asset (Afar, Oromia)
  • Solid understanding of federal/regional affairs
  •  Very good computer and MS Office proficiency
  • Valid manual driving license (3rd grade/Public 1/Auto)
  •  Availability and flexibility regarding frequent field missions to key areas (50% field visit)

How to Apply

Deadline: June 2, 2019

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.

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