The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recruitment, November 2015

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancies below.

Job Title:    Medical Field Officer
Location: Yobe

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:

  • Medical Doctor Registered with the Nigerian Medical Board of Nigeria
  • Working experience in Public Health in the tropics 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 Yobe and Borno surrounding areas
  • Prepared to spend 80% of time doing field visits
  • Able to translate local language Kanuri and Hausa to English and vice versa; knowledge of Fulani will be an asset
  • 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

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

Please clearly indicate “Medical Field Officer Damaturu” as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

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

Please clearly indicate “Welcome Clerk” as the subject of your application

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.


Application Deadline: 13th November 2015

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