Detention Field Officer

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published June 19, 2022
Location Makati City, Philippines
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



The Detention Field Officer plans and carries out detention visits and elaborates/maintains a regular network with key interlocutors alongside the chain of custody (judiciary, penitentiary, and Local Government Units). S/he provides analysis to continue to develop and refine the delegation’s “judicial guarantees” strategy in line with the overall detention strategy. S/he will be expected to propose feasible recommendations for improving lengthy pretrial detention and upholding other relevant judicial guarantees.




Contributes in a significant way to the analysis of the systemic deficiencies and challenges in the judicial process and judicial guarantees (Manila/Mindanao Area of Responsibility);

Carries out detention visits in other facilities (Bureau of Correction, Bureau of Immigration, Philippine National Police) in Region 3, 4a, and Mindanao Area of Responsibility;

Conducts data collection and analysis regarding the judicial process, obtained from interviews with people deprived of liberty, authorities in order to produce reports and do the respective follow-up, and maintains a network of key interlocutors within the penitentiary authorities/paralegals and the specifically the judicial system;

Independently drafts reports on detention visits carried out;

Independently drafts and contributes to working papers to be submitted to the respective authorities and carries out a follow-up on recommendations made;



At least 2-3 years of working experience in a related field, such as the social, political, or economic sciences in a humanitarian organization is an asset

University Degree in the fields of social science, social and development work, and other similar fields;

University degree in law is desirable

Well-versed in the Philippine Criminal Justice System

Familiarity with detention context is an asset

Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications

Good command of written and spoken English

How to apply



A meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup

Competitive compensation package

Opportunities for continued learning and development



Qualified applicants are requested to submit by email


Cover letter

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