International Committee of the Red Cross Jobs [4 Positions]

Posted on :

21 Feb, 2017

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International Jobs in Nigeria

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 following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Restoring Family Link (RFL) Assistant
Location: Maiduguri

Main Responsibilities

  • Ability to introduce the ICRC and explain RFL activities, criteria and modality of work to different levels of interlocutors.
  • Understands and respects security rules and reports any security incident immediately to the Colleagues concerned.
  • Compiles a weekly report of the phone calls made for RFL purposes and the credit remaining for the RFL phones.
  • Reports relevant information for Protection and other departments to the Colleagues concerned.
  • Interacts with beneficiaries visiting or calling the Sub-Delegation and responds to their RFL-related enquiries.
  • Ensures and performs appropriate written translation of files and Red Cross Messages, when relevant.
  • Supports the RFL Field Officers and Delegate by preparing working lists and analyzing the individual files concerned as well as by analyzing the RFL caseload, preparing the follow ups to be carried out through working lists or follow up forms.
  • Participates to RFL activities in the field, including to field trips of several days, when needed.

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree or specialized training.
  • 2 years work experience in humanitarian work.
  • Very good command of written and spoken English, and spoken Hausa; Kanuri and/or French are an asset.
  • Very good computer skills, in particular with Excel, Word, if possible PowerPoint.
  • Good knowledge of Nigerian geography.

Personal Attributes

  • Good analytical skills.
  • Detail-orientation and precision;
  • Very good writing and reporting 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.
  • Very well organized, with good planning abilities.


Job Title: Economic Security (EcoSec) Field Officer

Main Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the implementation and monitoring of Ecosec projects/programs e.g. general food distributions, Non Food Items distributions, micro-economic initiatives, post-distribution monitoring etc.
  • Collects all relevant information in the field for the timely design and implementation of Ecosec projects / programs.
  • Prepares and participates in field trips (FT) and contributes to the FT reports in a timely manner.
  • Supervises volunteers and closely monitors program implementation.
  • Provides immediate supervisor on weekly or ad hoc basis with updated statistical and logistic data of Ecosec activities.
  • Maintains contacts with Ecosec interlocutors/authorities at various levels.
  • Ensures follow-up and updates project/program files & databases if required

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in Development Studies, Economics, Agriculture or related field
  • 4 years work experience in a similar field
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Hausa. Knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa is an asset.
  • Team leadership skills
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Shows judgment abilities to deal with special cases and propose solutions
  • Ensures that a good atmosphere is maintained within the EcoSec department and with the other ICRC departments through adequate communication
  • Reports on problems (security) with accuracy and without delays


Job Title: Agronomist Officer
Location: Maiduguri

Main Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the design, implementation and monitoring of the agro interventions as part of EcoSec program, with minimum supervision.
  • Provides written reports (technical) on field visits, assessments including PHAs and PDMs, agricultural activities, trainings and general progress of the program in a timely manner.
  • Monitors agricultural issues in assigned area and promptly reports any disease emergencies to EcoSec delegates.
  • Assist EcoSec delegates in the implementation and monitoring of non-agro Economic Security activities as needed. Activities include: registration activities, general food distributions, NFI and micro-economic initiatives, etc.
  • Supervises volunteers and consultants and closely monitors program in areas of responsibility
  • Maintains contacts with EcoSec interlocutors / authorities at various levels.
  • Ensures follow-up and updates files & databases if required.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree (Agronomy).
  • 4 years’ work experience in a similar field, previous humanitarian / NGO experience an asset.
  • Very good understanding of the socio-political situation in the area of assignment.
  • Very good analytical, planning and organizational skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Hausa. Knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa is an asset.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to participate in extended field trips, with basic living conditions

Personal Attributes:

  • Stress resistant and ready to work in adverse environments


Job Title: Networking Field Officer

Main Responsibilities

  • Organising the operational networking (security operatives, community leaders and influential actors) as a fully integrated part of the operations and the security management.
  • Understanding perceptions, and positioning the ICRC with relevant non-state actors.
  • Ensuring that ICRC is in dialogue with relevant stakeholders to foster the acceptance / perception of the ICRC as neutral, impartial and independent actor in situations of violence in the Middle Belt.
  • Exchange and interaction with other field officers in terms of networking, security, transnational connections, synergies and opportunities for the sake of the ICRC operations in Middle Belt.
  • Under the guidance of the Head of Sub Delegation (HoSD) help develop the strategic anchoring of the sub delegation.
  • Advise the HoSD on security issues, gain access to areas of interest and monitors the security movements of actors of influence
  • In collaboration with other departments, help develop and implement the sub delegations Community Based Protection strategy

Required Qualifications

  • University degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar networking position with public outreach
  • Existing network with key players (politics, security, religious circles, society)
  • Awareness of the socio-political environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Middle Belt and its dynamics
  • Experience in security management
  • Advanced analytical skills,
  • Good communication skills, with good knowledge of written and oral English and advanced reporting skills – including written reports.
  • Good computer skills a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Former work with a humanitarian organisation or NGO/CSO an asset
  • Excellent command of English and Hausa

Personal Attributes:

  • Leadership skills and good team spirit
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Autonomous
  • Rigorous, methodical and accurate
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Able to cope with stressful situations
  • Flexibility to work over time when needed

Application Closing Date: 3rd March, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters, CV’s and contact details of three referees to: [email protected]


  • Please clearly indicate “Networking Field Officer Jos” 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.

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