Current Vacancies in Nigeria at The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers.

Job Title:  Cooperation Secretary (Organizational Development)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Cooperation Delegate in the day to day secretarial and administrative tasks
  • Ensures other related duties are carried out effectively and efficiently at the newly established office at the Nigerian Red Cross Society HQ in Abuja, in order to significantly contribute to the organisational development of the Nigerian Red Cross Society as per the agreed Plan of Action
  • Responsible for the electronic and paper filing of departmental messages and archiving, semi-current and current files for the cooperation department.
  • Maintains a daily office diary.
  • Maintains an accurate office monthly and yearly planner.
  • Updates and maintains NRCS HQ and Branch Structural charts (organograms)
  • Organizes and follows up on the maintenance and repairs of the office and equipment through ICRC Premises and NRCS person(s) responsible

Required Qualifications:

  • Technical Certificate in Secretarial, Administration or equivalent field/training in Secretarial/Administration
  • 1-3 years working experience in Secretarial/Admin field
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Excel and Microsoft Word

Personal Attributes:

  • Proactive
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Polite and with self-control
  • Patience and diplomatic
  • Solution and results oriented
  • Confidential, rigorous and trustful person
  • Meticulous and paying attention to detail
  • High organisational skills

Job Title:  First Aid & Physical Rehabilitation Programs Field Officer

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that casualties during emergencies receive a timely, impartial and effective immediate assistance by responders acting in security, guided by basic humanitarian values and principles, and part of an effective emergency response system adapted to needs and local realities.
  • Contribute to implement and monitor the FA program including analysis of outcomes
  • Coordinates, facilitates and provides FA training for the communities, armed forces and other weapon bearers and selected groups participating in the training
  • Collaborates with NRCS to ensure a coherent standardised and quality First Aid program is being presented to the participants.
  • Actively participates in the collection, analysis and reporting of data in relation to the First Aid program.
  • Facilitates the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the ICRC/NRCS First Aid program Borno and Yobe states in line with the developed frame including financial and security stipulations.
  • Liaises with the mobile surgical team during joint mass casualty exercises/management and other emergencies along with other ICRC departments whenever relevant
  • Be the liaison person for PRP, ensures that persons with disabilities are identified in the ICRC supported hospitals, PHCs as well as in the communities. In coordination with the P&O specialist in Kano organize their referral to NOHD-Kano

Required Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge in FA or health university degree
  • 3-4 years professional experience in similar field activity
  • Ability to create a focused learning environment at all levels and to adapt teaching to different audiences
  • Good computer skills, good command of standard software and knowledge of internet search
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment
  • Good analytical skills and Capacity to apply ICRC rules and procedure
  • Experience in community based health programs and outreach activities. Knowledge about People with Disabilities (PWD) would be an asset.
  • Good command of written and spoken Kanuri, English and Hausa

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Solid communication skills as the position involves teaching First Aid skills to different audiences as well as communication with PWD, community members and leaders, National Society members and other stakeholders.
  • Solution and objective oriented, organized, methodical and flexible personality, ability to work independently and within a team, very good analytical skills
  • Ability to travel in all parts of the country
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a hazardous environment

Job Title:  First Aid Field Officer

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that casualties during emergencies receive a timely, impartial and effective immediate assistance by responders acting in security, guided by basic humanitarian values and principles, and part of an effective emergency response system adapted to needs and local realities.
  • Implements, monitors and evaluates references and activities according to objectives, plans of actions and resources available
  • Strengthens local capacities and references, based on ownership and sustainability goals
  • Collaborates with NRCS to ensure a coherent standardised and quality First Aid program is being presented to the participants.
  • Facilitates the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the ICRC/NRCS First Aid program in Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states in line with the developed frame including financial, logistical and security stipulations.
  • Develops a comprehensive overview and understanding of the health care emergency needs on the ground.
  • Contributes to the identification of the beneficiaries and the values ICRC can add to improve the emergency response from the scenes of the emergency till the referral further care

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge in First Aid or health related university degree
  • 3-4 years professional experience in similar field activity
  • Good computer skills, good command of standard software and knowledge of internet search
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment
  • Capacity to apply ICRC rules and procedure
  • Ability to create a focused learning environment at all levels and to adapt teaching to different audiences
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good command of written and spoken Kanuri, English and Hausa

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Solution and objective oriented, organized, methodical and flexible personality, ability to work independently and within a team, very good analytical skills
  • Ability to travel in all parts of the country
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a hazardous environment
  • Solid communication skills as the position involves teaching First Aid skills to different audiences as well as communication with community members and leaders, National Society members and other stakeholders.

Job Title:  Networking Field Officer

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provides advice and contributes to the analysis of the Sub Delegation (SD) on the variety of factors impacting on ICRC security and operations
  • Advises the Head of Sub Delegation and Field Delegates in the networking of the SD, including ensuring that ICRC is in dialogue with relevant stakeholders (i.e. members of the humanitarian community, CSOs, political and religious leaders, as well as weapons bearers) to foster the acceptance / perception of the ICRC as a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian actor in the North East
  • Provides regular analytical briefs and reports on the evolving humanitarian and security situation, as well as the conflictual dynamics in the North East
  • Organizes field trips to perform tasks of networking, communication, and protection-related activities
  • Serve as focal person within the SD on cooperation between the ICRC and the relevant branches of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS)
  • Develops mechanisms and ensures proper information flow especially on security-related matters among the SD staff and for incoming visitors
  • Supports the Communication Field Officer in the implementation of the Operational Communication Strategy of the SD, including through the identification of relevant target groups for ICRC dissemination sessions and other communication activities, and well-adapted communication tools, and backs up the Communication Field Officer during the latter’s absence

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in social sciences
  • Background in security services an asset (the interested should hold a senior officer rank)
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in positions with public outreach or security management
  • Excellent knowledge of the political, security and socio-cultural/religious dynamics in Borno and Yobe States
  • Good communication skills with good knowledge of written and oral English, and advanced reporting skills (written reports)
  • Fluent in Hausa and Kanuri, with Arabic as a strong asset.
  • Advanced computer skills a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience with a humanitarian organisation or NGO/CSO an asset
  • Existing network with key players of at least one of the mentioned layers (politics, security, religious circles, society)
  • Advanced analytical skills, especially on political, religious, security and social dynamics of Borno and Yobe States

Personal Attributes:

  • Autonomous, Rigorous, methodical and accurate
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Leadership skills and good team spirit
  • Able to cope with stressful situations
  • Sensitivity and empathy to work with beneficiaries of the ICRC (victims of conflict/violence)
  • Flexibility to work over time when needed
  • Good communication and negotiation skills

How to Apply

Persons interested and qualified should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to [email protected]

Please clearly indicate the job title eg: “Cooperation Secretary (OD)” as the subject of your application
(Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

The deadline for the submission of applications will be 13.05.2016, 16:30 h. Late application will not be considered

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation 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.

For more information about the ICRC, please visit our website www.icrc.org

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