International Committee of the Red Cross Vacancies [5 Positions]

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6 Feb, 2017

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Experienced 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: Communications Field Officer
Location: 
Yobe

Main Responsibilities

  • Assists the Head of Office (HoO) in situation analysis, identifies relevant stakeholders and facilitates contacts with them; advises the HoO on developments in Yobe state
  • Conducts, mainly independently, information sessions with the main stakeholders
  • Contributes to the interaction with the local Nigerian Red Cross Branches (NRCS) and provides support in capacity-building to their particular COM-programmes
  • Identifies the communications needs of the office, contributes actively to the development of the strategy and planning of activities
  • Supports the Communications Coordinator of the Delegation in the analysis of the communication needs with field perspectives and contributes to the development of the Delegation’s communications strategy and in the preparation of the annual planning exercise

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in relevant field
  • A minimum of five years working experience in a similar field
  • Very good command of written and spoken English and Hausa – the knowledge of Kanuri is a strong advantage
  • Good computer skills
  • Good knowledge of geographical area covered by the office (Yobe state)

Personal Attributes:

  • Very good analytical skills
  • Very good presentation skills
  • Capacity to summarize information
  • Capacity to apply ICRC rules and procedure
  • Capacity to treat information confidentially

Application Closing Date
4:30pm, 8th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Protection Field Officer
Location:
Mubi, Adamawa

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of Protection (mainly Restoring Family Links) in her/ his Area of Responsibility (AoR)
  • Participates in the analysis of the situation and humanitarian issues.
  • Identifies protection problems and ensures proper treatment of enquiries following family separation, violations of IHL and other humanitarian consequences of the conflict, violence or natural disasters
  • Participates in networking and dialogue with relevant interlocutors, ensures interaction with other departments (Assistance, Prevention and Coopertation), Sub-delegations and offices, the NRCS and external contacts.
  • Contributes to the reporting of violent incidents and Health Care in Danger incidents tables.
  • Acts as a source of information in the AoR for Communication, Cooperation departments and Management or Delegates. Advises, and guides them in their networking activities.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant field, preferably in the field of law
  • 4 years experience in the Protection/Tracing with very good command of the Prot6 software
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Hausa, Kanuri (Shuaa-Arab and French an asset)
  • Good computer skills: knowledge in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Represents the organization properly with different level of interlocutors.
  • Sound analytical skills, Good knowledge of the Area of Responsibility – AoR (Political, cultural and geographical)
  • Driving Licence and succeeded in ICRC Driving test.

Personal Attributes

  • Team-work oriented, sound communication skills, familiar with protocol and official diplomatic communication
  • Very good communication and inter-personal skills: ability to deal with people respectfully and showing empathy towards others (colleagues, beneficiaries, authorities)
  • Ability to work independently, and capacity to take initiatives when appropriate
  • Leadership skills with ability to manage and supervise tasks with effectiveness as per the set priorities
  • Able to work under pressure; flexible and open to extra working hours if necessary
  • Capacity to carry out activities and manage files of importance in the field of ICRC PROTactivities (RFL, PCP and Missing).
  • Staff management capacity and very good team spirit
  • Ability to keep discretion and handling confidential matters effectively
  • Sound capacity to strictly apply ICRC rules and procedures
  • Adaptability and capacity to integrate changes and deal with important volume of work
  • Punctual, reliable, confirmed organizational skills and Sound analytical skills

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Protection Field Officer
Location:
Damaturu

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of Protection (mainly Protection of Civilian Population, PCP) in her/ his Area of Responsibility(AoR)
  • Participates in the analysis of the situation and humanitarian issues.
  • Treats information with confidentiality and accuracy, and maintains an adapted and respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, interlocutors and colleagues
  • Participates in networking and dialogue with relevant interlocutors, ensures interaction with other departments (Assistance, Prevention and Cooperation), Sub-delegations and offices, the NRCS and external contacts.
  • Collection, analysis and monitoring of incidents, including protection concerns, in order to identify trends, with a priority to the humanitarian consequences of the armed conflict in the AoR.
  • Contributes to the reporting of violent incidents and Health Care in Danger incidents tables.
  • Acts as a source of information in the AoR for Communication, Cooperation departments and Management or Delegates. Advises, and guides them in their networking activities

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant field, preferably in the field of law
  • 4 years experience in the Protection/Tracing
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Hausa, Kanuri (Shuaa-Arab and French an asset)
  • Good computer skills: knowledge in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Represents the organization properly with different level of interlocutors.
  • Sound analytical skills, Good knowledge of the Area of Responsibility – AoR (Political, cultural and geographical)

Personal Attributes:

  • Team-work oriented, sound communication skills, familiar with protocol and official diplomatic communication
  • Very good communication and inter-personal skills: ability to deal with people respectfully and showing empathy towards others (colleagues, beneficiaries, authorities)
  • Ability to work independently, and capacity to take initiatives when appropriate
  • Leadership skills with ability to manage and supervise tasks with effectiveness as per the set priorities
  • Able to work under pressure; flexible and open to extra working hours if necessary
  • Capacity to carry out activities and manage files of importance in the field of ICRC PROT activities (RFL, PCP and Missing).
  • Staff management capacity and very good team spirit
  • Ability to keep discretion and handling confidential matters effectively
  • Sound capacity to strictly apply ICRC rules and procedures
  • Adaptability and capacity to integrate changes and deal with important volume of work
  • Punctual, reliable, confirmed organizational skills and sound analytical skills

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Polyvalent Field Officer
Location: Damaturu

Main Responsibilities

  • Developing a state-wide security network to monitor and follow up on the security situation in the different Local Government Areas (LGAs)
  • Conduct ICRC dissemination activities to audiences and interlocutors and thus contribution to the further positioning of the ICRC in the Area of Responsibility (AoR)
  • Maintaining, developing and expanding a network of interlocutors relevant for ICRC activities within the AoR
  • Collaboration with the Nigerian Red Cross Society branch and divisions relevant for the Damaturu office
  • Support in the Protection-activities of the office, especially in the activities related to restoring family links and protection of civilian population
  • Advises the Head of Office and Field Delegates/officers in the networking of the office and ways of how to improve positioning of the ICRC with key players within the AoR

Required Qualifications

  • University degree preferably in Social sciences (political science, sociology, anthropology, etc.)
  • Background in security services an asset (the candidate should hold a senior officer rank)
  • Minimum of 4 years of working experience in positions with public outreach and/or security management
  • Excellent knowledge of the political, security and socio-cultural/religious dynamics of North East of Nigeria in general and Yobe State in specific.
  • Existing network with key players of at least one of the mentioned layers (politics, security, religious circles, society)
  • Advanced analytical skills, especially on political, security and social dynamics of Yobe state but also regional perspective
  • Good communication skills, excellent knowledge of written and oral English and advanced reporting skills (writing reports)
  • Advanced computer skills is a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in security management is an asset
  • Previous working experience with a humanitarian organisation or NGO/CSO is an asset

Personal Attributes:

  • Rigorous, methodical and accurate
  • High organizational skills
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Able to cope with stressful situations
  • Sensitivity and empathy to work with beneficiaries of the ICRC(victims of conflict/violence) in a neutral and impartial manner
  • Flexibility to work over time when needed
  • Clear and accurate written and oral expression
  • Interest and flexibility to work in a multinational/cultural working environment

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2017.

 

Job Title: Senior Health Officer
Location:
Abuja

Job Purpose

  • The scope of the Senior Health Officer position is to provide support to the five countries covered by the West Coast country support team; Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.
  • S/he shall be based in Abuja and as a secondary responsibility, be supporting the Nigeria Red Cross Society (NRCS) in their day to day Health and care related activities. His/her primary responsibility will be to implement the Cluster Health strategy.

The primary duties of the Focal point for Health and Care are to:

  • Support capacity building of the NS Health and Care departments at Headquarters and branch levels.
  • Work closely with the NS Counterparts to contribute towards integrated disaster preparedness, Risk
  • Reduction, operation response, Resilience building and recovery.
  • Liaise with and encourage NS to engage effectively with other key health sector players at national level,
  • Monitor the National and Regional spread and severity of current epidemic diseases and proactively communicate emerging health related issues to focal points of contact as appropriate, in collaboration with relevant agencies.
  • Represent IFRC in relevant health sector forums and networks and share among these sectors and forums, information about RC/RC technical know-how developed and lessons learned.
  • Have the responsibility to support the NSs in proposal development for funding with an aim towards expanding the current health portfolio
  • Liaise with partners to identify opportunities for engagement, to work with the NS to enhance its visibility vis-àvis the Ministries of Health and relevant departments in the five countries;
  • Support regular monitoring and evaluation of country level community based health programmes.
  • Support development of a training curriculum/strategy for the NS Health Staff at Headquarter and
  • Branch levels covering areas such as: community based health and nutrition approaches and topics as well as in project planning, budgeting, reporting and proposal writing.
  • Document best practices and lessons learnt in community based health programme implementation.

Job Description

  • Build and maintain a knowledge database and disseminate technical information, updates and innovation in the health sector to PNS and Cluster.
  • Participate in health trainings, meetings and forums when applicable.
  • Produce regular quality technical reports to the Cluster and in collaboration with the PMER Delegate

The secondary duties of the Focal point for Health and Care are to:

  • Support any projects that are currently being implemented by the Nigeria RC to ensure quality of activities and timely and accurate reporting.
  • Monitor the National spread and severity of current epidemic diseases
  • Represent IFRC in relevant health sector forums and networks in Nigeria
  • Liaise with partners to identify opportunities for engagement, to work with the NS to enhance its visibility vis-àvis the Ministries of Health and relevant departments in Nigeria;
  • Support regular monitoring and evaluation of country level community based health programmes.
  • Participate in health trainings, meetings and forums when applicable.
  • Ensure effective working relationships with NS technical counterparts and leadership.
  • Duties applicable to all staff
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

Position Requirements
Education:

  • Relevant University Degree (such as Management, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences, etc.)

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or related Discipline

Experience:

  • A Minimum of 2 years’ experience in leading and managing public health programs in a humanitarian organization in developing countries.

Required:

  • Good understanding of the humanitarian environment, strong analytical skills and capacity to translate analysis into strategy and planning.
  • A very good track record of networking, influencing and negotiating and building relationships effectively.
  • Eperience in proposal development, report writing, and developing budgets.
  • Eperience of field based implementation.
  • Eperience of financial management to ensure compliance.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Self-supporting in computers

Required:

  • Coordination and partner relationship building
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Skills in training and developing National Society capacity
  • Skills in training and developing staff capacity
  • Excellent skills in networking with other agencies and organisations
  • Valid international driving licence (manual gears)

Languages:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • National society relations
  • Managerial effectiveness
  • Teamwork and Team building
  • Judgement-Decision making
  • Managing performance
  • Strategic orientation
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity.

Application Closing Date
13th February, 2017  at 16:00hrs.

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

Or send hard copy sealed and delivered at:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
Plot 589 T.O.S. Benson Crescent,
Off Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Way,
Utako District,
Abuja, Nigeria.

Note

  • Please clearly indicate Position 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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