Jobs in Nigeria 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.

ICRC is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer
Main Responsibilities

  • Receives orders (ROs) from departments through the Log STM JOS Logistics Services
  • Provides assistance to requester in case that the RO is incomplete, validates RO electronically
  • Deals with inquiries regarding RO status and provides feed back to the requester about it
  • Establishes and maintains the documentation process for tracking and monitoring for each RO
  • Ensures all relevant supporting documentation is attached and filed accordingly to the RO files in order to close it
  • Liaises with transportation and warehousing functions of the LOG department to ensure smooth functioning of the supply chain process.
  • Investigates, monitors and make recommendations in case of delayed supply chain processes.

Required Qualifications

  • High school level or business and administration education
  • 1 year work experience in a similar field
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Driving license
  • Good capacity for negotiation and communication
  • Good knowledge of the local market

Personal Attributes: 

  • Rigorous, methodical and accurate
  • High organizational skills
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Able to cope with stressful situations
  • Affinity to coach colleagues in Logistics procedures
  • Resistance to stress, to work under pressure

Job Title: Health Field Officer
Main Responsibilities 

  • Assists Health Delegate in running field activities related to the health program
  • Contributes to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs
  • Contributes to continuous assessment and monitoring of health situation in area of responsibility
  • In coordination with Health Delegate, networks and maintains contacts with State, local authorities and other humanitarian organizations, National Security, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and community leaders
  • Participates in field trips; at times may be requested to organize and lead field trip
  • Collects all relevant information in the field for the implementation of the programme and relays it to the health delegate or health coordinator

Required Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife registered with the Nursing council of Nigeria
  • Working experience in Public Health in the tropics & in Reproductive Health sector is mandatory
  • At least 2 years of experience in working in Nigeria and knowledge of the Nigerian Health System
  • Good command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Good knowledge of Gombe, Yobe and Borno (BIU Area) surrounding areas
  • Prepared to spend 80% of time doing field visits
  • Able to translate local language Fulani, Tangale and Hausa to English and vice versa
  • Knowledge in Data entry and analysis

Personal Attributes 

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Team leadership and good communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
  • Team work and partnership working skills
  • Willingness to learn and support others in their learning
  • Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills

 Job Title: First Aid Field Officer
Main Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the implementation of the ICRC/NRCS First Aid program in Benue, Nasarawa and Niger states in line with the developed frame including financial 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
  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge in First Aid or a degree in health field
  • 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 command of written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Good computer skills, good command of standard software and knowledge of internet search
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment

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 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
  • Good analytical skills
  • Capacity to apply ICRC rules and procedures

Job Title: Water and Habitat Engineer
Main Responsibilities

  • Ensures a proper and close supervision, monitoring of the implementation of WatHab projects, under the guidance of the WatHab Delegate
  • Designs project proposals (including rationale, physical – drawings and process design, cost estimation, logistic needs, tentative planning);
  • Provides training, support, monitoring of partners (i.e. National Society staff, technical departments of local authorities, contractors) as required
  • Attends to meetings with other actors involved in the field of Water and if required (coordination, networking).
  • Follow up the purchasing (technical specifications) of WatHab materials with logistic if required
  • Provides Field-Trip reports, Site inspection reports and Minutes of Meetings according to the existing format to the WatHab Delegate in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree, some college coursework completed, an Associate Degree or equivalent higher education degree in water supply, sanitation, construction, engineering or any related technical field
  • Additional vocational training in water supply, sanitation, construction, engineering or any related technical field
  • 4-6 years of experience in water supply, sanitation, construction, engineering or similar technical position (supervision experience on urban water supply projects is an added value)
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Expert level in computer skills (Epanet or any other related water network design skills is an added value)
  • Familiarity with the standard norms and rules in construction, local techniques and requirements for construction
  • Driving license, Succeeded in ICRC driving test
  • Experience in assessing, surveying, calculating and preparing estimates and technical drawings of water supply pipelines/networks and civil construction

Personal Attributes: 

  • Adapting & Learning
  • Team Work, Planning,
  • Organization & Assessment
  • Analysis & Synthesis
  • Responsibility & Autonomy

Job Title: Weapon Contamination Field Officer (WeCFO)
Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall management, coordination and development of the Risk Education (RE) component of the program with a strong focus on the integration of RE with other programmes of the ICRC and the Nigerian Red Cross
  • Advises the Head of the Sub-delegations in north-eastern Nigeria and the delegation team on safe and effective management of all aspects of RE and related tasks in the program activity area
  • Conducts training needs assessments in the areas of RE and community and youth mobilization as necessary
  • Monitors and evaluates the ongoing performance of RE activities by staff in the field
  • Undertakes frequent field visits to ensure effective and efficient progress on key activities
  • Ensures effective coordination and collaboration between the RE activities and other mine action agencies and activities and community development initiatives and victim assistance agencies and activities.

Program Summary

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is regularly faced with challenges related to weapon contamination (WeC) when working in situations of armed conflict including the immediate post-conflict period.
  • Such weapons can be conventional or a non-conventional and could include unexploded or abandoned ordnances, landmines, toxics or radioactive agents.
  • Weapons contamination is an impediment to both human security and development therefore weapon related risks needs to be managed professionally.
  • By building local capacities to conduct RE, the ICRC WeC program will assist the affected regions of Nigeria by reducing the threat of explosive weapons through risk education to locals, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees returning to their homelands.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree (preferably Master of Science) in relevant subject area such as Education or Social Work and/or equivalent (Military or Civil Police service as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer could substitute)
  • At least 4 years of experience in disarmament operations, management and development, including delivering Mine Risk Education (MRE) and/or training teams in the delivery of MRE
  • Familiarity with International Mine Action Standards (IMAS)
  • Experience managing and implementing community education projects, preferably peer education and youth development projects
  • Experience with youth and delivering non-formal education
  • Experience in capacity building, training, and training development
  • Previous experience working in a multicultural conflict environment is required.
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria and/or knowledge of the north-eastern Nigeria is preferred
  • High level of proficiency in English required
  • Hausa and/or Kanuri language skills are an advantage
  • Females are encouraged to apply

Personal Attributes: 

  • Excellent and effective communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with key stake holders internally and externally
  • Strategic thinker able to bring ideas to implementation in growing program operations
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Constructive mentoring skills
  • Committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level

Job Title: Mechanic
Main Responsibilities

  • Maximizes fleet efficiency and effectiveness for all vehicles and generators through planned preventative maintenance in accordance with guidelines issued from Geneva or in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations as well as in view of operational requirements.
  • Repairs and maintains ICRC Vehicles and generators according to workload planning and instructions.
  • Controls and ensures the use of genuine spare parts and professional working methods for all repairs.
  • Establishes and maintain an accurate and Job card based maintenance history for all log/Fleet assets repairs.
  • Fills in all accidents, services and repairs in technical logbook
  • Stocks In liaison with ABJ workshop and prepares order for spares for six month consumption for Maiduguri fleet.
  • Carries out routine works mainly independently

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanics or recognised technical training
  • 2 years work experience as a mechanic
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Driving license
  • Succeeded in ICRC Driving test.

Personal Attributes: 

  • Flexible and motivated
  • Good sense of responsibility and well organized
  • Quality, preventive maintenance and solution oriented

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


  • Please clearly indicate the preferred position E.G; “Supply Chain Officer” as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated).
  • 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  16:30h; 19th August, 2016.

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