Protection Field Officer (Based in Cotabato)

11 September 2018

The Protection Field Officer contributes to the implementation and monitoring of ICRC’s protection activities in ICRC Cotabato’s area of responsibility. He/she works in line with the Protection Delegate and the ICRC team to respond to protection concerns arising from armed conflict in the specified areas. 


  • Participates in the assessment and monitoring of humanitarian situation in the area as well as the general political/socio-economical/security situation  

  • Assists in the implementation of activities linked to the protection of civilians and support to detention activities 

  • Contributes to the ICRC’s networking activities with various stakeholders  

  • Promotes and disseminates the principles of international humanitarian law (IHL) 

  • Liaises with other ICRC departments for organization of specific events 

  • Coordinates with Philippine Red Cross (PRC) local chapters for joint activities 

  • Prepares written reports on a periodic and project basis 

  • Establishes and maintains contacts with various groups, including individual beneficiaries, humanitarian organizations and local authorities 

  • Contributes to the formulation of objectives, plans of action, and preparation of budget 

  • Travels regularly within the assigned areas 



A successful candidate will have: 

  • University degree or equivalent in relevant field  

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in similar field 

  • Good knowledge of the social, cultural, religious, and political environment of Central Mindanao 

  • Fluent in spoken and written English and a good knowledge of Tagalog and Maguindanaon; knowledge of Visayan is an advantage 

  • Good organizational skills 

  • Good analytical skills 

  • Good communication skills 

  • The ability to work under stressful conditions while maintaining patience, perseverance, self-confidence 

As an asset, a successful candidate may have:  

  • Good interpersonal skills  

  • Awareness and respect of professional and institutional ethics, particularly with respect to confidentiality 

  • Flexibility to work several weeks in the field and to travel to different areas 

  • Good geographical knowledge of Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani 



  • A meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup 

  • Competitive compensation package 

  • Opportunities for continued learning and development 



Closing date of application: 22 September 2018 

Duration of contract: Open-ended 

Contract Start: As soon as possible 



*Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is successfully filled. Recruitment may close before deadline of applications. 


Qualified applicants are requested to send their comprehensive resume, cover letter to with subject line: SURNAME First name – COT PROT Field Officer (cover letter, resume).      


Office Address: 16 R Garcia Street, Cotabato City, Philippines 


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. A valid NBI clearance must be submitted once shortlisted. 


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