Employment Opportunities at The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below:

Job Title: Restoring Family Links (RFL) Field Officer
Location:
Yobe
Main Responsibilities

  • On a daily basis, interviews beneficiaries, including minors, with RFL needs, and responds to their enquiries, including by documenting RFL cases, providing phone calls, collecting and delivering Red Cross Messages
  • Ensures appropriate follow-up of cases requiring active tracing in the field
  • Maintains regular contact with enquirers obtaining and providing updates when/if available
  • Organises field trips for all RFL-related activities
  • Participates in assessments in Damaturu and Yobe state, if situations allows, to identify potential RFL needs and/or RFL follow up
  • Maintains close coordination with the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) volunteers on RFL
  • Disseminates on ICRC and RFL activities with formal and informal levels of audience
  • Develops and maintains positive working relations with community leaders and contributes to the acceptance of the ICRC and RFL activities
  • Provides field trip reports and regular, punctual updates on the RFL caseload
  • Contributes to the filing of documents related to the RFL caseload

Required Qualifications

  • University degree
  • 2 years work experience in humanitarian work
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, Hausa and Kanuri
  • Good computer skills: knowledge in Excel, Word, if possible PowerPoint.
  • Good knowledge of Nigerian geography

Personal Attributes:

  • Good analytical skills
  • Good English writing skills
  • Capacity to work within a team
  • Good inter-personal skills: ability to deal with people respectfully and showing empathy towards others, very good communication skills
  • Committed to work and able to work under supervision or independently as required
  • Able to work under pressure; flexible and open to extra working hours if necessary
  • Capacity to learn and to adapt to new work methods
  • Discretion and confidentiality, self-control
  • Aptitude for applying and ensuring compliance with ICRC directives and procedures

Job Title: Accountant
Location:
Borno
Main Responsibilities

  • Processes accounting operations of the Sub-Delegation and its sub-site.
  • Encodes accounting data in the dedicated software
  • Follows up and processes accounting corrections in the software
  • Checks accounting documents are complete in compliance with financial rules in force
  • Gathers and prepares accounting documents for shipment to Abuja upon monthly closing
  • Processes monthly closing in the accounting software and prepares documents related to that operation
  • Ensures on daily basis that no book has any pending balance
  • Prepares accounting vouchers with respective supporting documents and presents them for validation to Finance & Admin Manager

Requirements
Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  • University degree in accounting or any relevant field
  • 2 years work experience in a similar field
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Very good computer literacy
  • Knowledge of social and economic environment of the North-East Nigeria

Personal Attributes:

  • Rigor, methodical and good analytical skills
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and meticulously

Job Title: Purchaser
Location:
Rivers
Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the procurement of all requested goods for the ICRC Sub Delegation in Port Harcourt securing the best correlation of quality, price and delivery time
  • Ensures orders are delivered on time and items meet the specification required.
  • Prepares each Purchase Order (PO) file according to ICRC standards
  • Performs necessary paperwork and assures follow up with administration and other departments
  • Updates and maintains knowledge about main suppliers; checks the market for potential new suppliers.
  • Liaises with Dispatch and Transport to decide on Transport mode and prioritize dispatch of cargo.
  • Follows eventual problems and suggests improvement in any part of the supply chain

Requirements
Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  • Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree or equivalent higher education degree in administration, logistics, purchasing or similar field.
  • Additional vocational training in administration, logistics or purchasing.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in logistics, purchasing, administration or similar position in commercial or humanitarian sector.
  • Advanced conversational and written English. Other Niger Delta dialogue is an asset.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft office)

Personal Attributes:

  • Skilled in the following competencies: Adapting & Learning, Responsibility & Autonomy;
  • Honest & Trustworthy
  • Negotiation, Communication (Ability to express views and ideas)
  • Good knowledge of the local market
  • Capacity to integrate the ICRC logistic procedures
  • Flexibility and team playing within and out with the logistics department

Job Title: Purchaser
Location:
Adamawa
Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the procurement of all requested goods for the ICRC Sub Delegation in Yola (covering Adamawa, Gombe and South Borno) securing the best correlation of quality, price and delivery time
  • Ensures orders are delivered on time and items meet the specification required.
  • Prepares each Purchase Order (PO) file according to ICRC standards
  • Performs necessary paperwork and assures follow up with administration and other departments
  • Updates and maintains knowledge about main suppliers; checks the market for potential new suppliers.
  • Liaises with Dispatch and Transport to decide on Transport mode and prioritize dispatch of cargo.
  • Follows eventual problems and suggests improvement in any part of the supply chain

Requirements
Minimum required knowledge & experience:

  • Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree or equivalent higher education degree in administration, logistics, purchasing or similar field.
  • Additional vocational training in administration, logistics or purchasing.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in logistics, purchasing, administration or similar position in commercial or humanitarian sector.
  • Advanced conversational and written English. Other North East (Hausa, Fulani) dialogue is an asset.
  • PC literate: Microsoft office

Personal Attributes:

  • Skilled in the following competencies: Adapting & Learning, Responsibility & Autonomy;
  • Honest & Trustworthy
  • Negotiation, Communication (Ability to express views and ideas)
  • Good knowledge of the local market
  • Capacity to integrate the ICRC logistic procedures
  • Flexibility and team playing within and out with the logistics department

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to: [email protected]

Note

  • Please clearly indicate the job title and location, eg: “RFL Field Officer Damaturu” 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 the date above. 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.

Application Deadline  29th April, 2016.

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