Vacante en México: Oficial de protección

22 junio 2022

El 5 de julio de 2022 es la fecha límite para enviar postulaciones a esta oportunidad laboral.

The International Committee of the Red Cross for Mexico and Central America is searching professional highly qualified for the position of:

(Local contract based in Mexico City)

Who we are
The ICRC is a humanitarian, impartial, neutral and independent organization providing humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. In Mexico, it takes action in response to the humanitarian needs of migrant persons, missing persons and their families, persons deprived of liberty and communities affected by violence. The ICRC's regional delegation in Mexico covers Mexico and Central America. The Mexico mission carries out operations in four zones in the country. The zone northwest covers seven states and implements activities in three of them, specifically Baja California, Sonora and Chihuahua.

Role description

The Protection Field Officer contributes to the implementation and monitoring of ICRC Protection activities in the area of responsibility (AoR). Specifically, the Protection Field Officer oversees activities related to the Protection of the Civilian Population (PCP) (migrants and residents), immigration detention, Protection of Family Links (RFL) and promote the Minimum Protection Approach (MPA) in all activities implemented with National Society (NS).

Main responsibilities

  • Represents the ICRC before other actors/authorities and in external fora
  • Contributes to the analysis socio-political context, security conditions and of humanitarian needs, of the area of responsibility
  • Organizes and leads field trips and drafts/shares related reports
  • Contributes to the implementation of the Protection of Civil Population strategies in the zone
  • Carries out Protection of Civil Population needs assessment with affected populations, guaranteeing the proper use of institutional tools and approaches as defined by the delegation
  • Plans and carries out visits to Immigration Detention centers, in line with the delegation's strategy and guidelines
  • Maintains contact with relevant Immigration Detention authorities within the area of responsibility, under supervision
  • Ensures the proper monitoring and follow-up of Restoring Family Links connectivity points, identifies needs and implements improvements/adaptations as required
  • Internally, interacts with other protection/assistance specialists in their teams and in the country, those in charge of coordinating protection programs in Mexico, and other relevant departments within the Mexico Regional Delegation (i.e. communication, cooperation, logistics, administration, etc.). 
  • Externally, interacts with a network of contacts at local/state level, such as communities/affected populations, authorities, the National Society (NS), United Nations, civil society, and other relevant actors under the supervision of the Head of Zone

Required skills and experience 

Education and other specific qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, law, anthropology, sociology, political sciences, international relations, public administration, policy, communication or similar
  • Intermediate English
  • Strong analytical and synthesis capacities
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Experience within the Red Cross Movement an advantage
  • Experience in humanitarian/field work an advantage

Professional experience:

  • 3-5 years' previous professional experiences, for instance in the field of social/political/economic science or similar
  • Previous experience working with migrant populations

Other considerations:

  • Available and willing to travel frequently to/within the zone, up to 60% of the time (several trips per week, sometimes for periods of more than 1 week)
  • Driver's license desirable
  • Knowledge of the assigned geographic area and its communities is an advantage
  • Previous experience working with communities is an advantage

Additional information

What we offer: Competitive Salary, higher benefits than the law, opportunity to contribute to an international humanitarian organization.
Workplace: Mexico City with availability of frequent trips

Candidates who meet the above requirements, please send your application to:

Deadline to receive applications: 24:00 hrs, 05th July 2022

Please also include details of your salary expectations.

Foreign candidates must have a work visa in Mexico to apply

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to crafting an inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.