Protection/Generalist Field Officer, Odesa, Ukraine

ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC Delegation in Odessa

Please note that the ICRC is not a UN-system organization.

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 ICRC is mandated to work in affected countries by armed conflict or other situations of violence. The ICRC is present in over 80 countries and has some 19,000-field staff.

In 2014, the ICRC expanded its presence to Ukraine. There are more than 600 ICRC staff working in Kyiv, Dnipro, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Odesa.

The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the position of Protection Field Officer in its sub-delegation/ delegation in Odesa.


The Protection Field Officer 2 (PCP) contributes to the implementation of the Protection of the Civilian Population activities of the ICRC in the Odesa area of responsibility, by collecting information and analyzing events causing civilian casualties as well as information on other IHL violations affecting the civilian population. This includes supporting assessments by other Departments, supporting CIVCAS activities, and other ICRC assistance.

Functional Responsibilities:

The Protection Field Officer 2 carries out the tasks mentioned below under the direct supervision of the Protection Delegate and in support of the various field teams and Management of the SD:

  • Contributes to the planning and implementation of the Protection of the Civilian Population activities (PCP), including the civilian casualty program of the ICRC;
  • Fosters a multidisciplinary response by the ICRC to address the various needs of the affected civilian population, at individual cases and community levels;
  • Provides context analysis and monitors the latest political, economic, and social developments affecting the civilian population and their access to basic needs;
  • Collects in a timely manner PCP and context information through various sources, including media, health authorities, security services, civil society, Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS), volunteers, etc.;
  • Establishes contacts with civilian casualties or their family members (primarily by phone) to assess and identify their humanitarian needs with a multidisciplinary perspective;
  • Ensures a comprehensive follow-up of cases for the Organization’s accountability;
  • Collects information about the circumstances of International Humanitarian Law violations, including civilian casualties’ events and the humanitarian consequences, always keeping their best interest in mind and in strict adherence to confidentiality;
  • Liaises with civilian casualty focal points of Economic Security, Health Departments, Weapon Contamination (WEC), and/or other Departments depending on the identified needs and supports their assessments for the assistance to civilian casualties or their family members or other activities of the ICRC for the benefit of civilian victims of hostilities;
  • Ensures the internal reporting of PCP activities in the area of responsibility and supports reporting on civilian casualty assistance and other ICRC assistance, including entries to the Protection Database;
  • May be called upon to carry out other activities towards the protection of civilian persons as requested by the management of the SD.
  • Is responsible for creating a conducive environment (multidisciplinary approach, good team dynamics) among their own team members and with other teams.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  • University degree or relevant professional experience;
  • 3-5 years’ previous professional experiences, for instance in the field of social/political/economic science or similar.
  • Excellent command of Ukrainian and Russian; good command of English (C1 minimum);

  • computer proficiency;

Personal Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to respect the 7 principles of the Red Cross, in particular the neutrality principle;
  • Empathy civilian victims and their family members;
  • strong resilience;
  • Genuine interest to work in the humanitarian sector;
  • High level of motivation, and commitment to accuracy;
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and taking initiative;
  • strong sense of responsibility;
  • good team player.

Social package and other benefits:

  • Official employment according to Ukrainian labor law
  • Annual paid 20 days’ vacation
  • Medical insurance for employees and family
  • ICRC Institutional training
  • Individual development covered by ICRC
  • foreign language courses
  • Convenient office location in the city center

Starting date: ASAP

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, along with your motivation letter in English and salary expectations to the attention of the Human Resources Department.

Application deadline: 7 February 2023

Only candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and/or interviews. No inquiries by phone, please.

ICRC is Equal Opportunity Employer giving the highest priority to staff safety and security.

For more information, visit the website: (link)

Tags: basic needs, civilian persons, context analysis, economic security, human resources, humanitarian law, safety and security, social development, ukrainian