Job Openings at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Job Openings 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.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Biu Office is looking for suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below.

Job Title: Protection Field Officer

Main Responsibilities:

Responsible for the implementation of Protection (mainly Restoring Family Links) activities in her/ his Area of Responsibility(AoR)
Participates in the analysis of the security situation and humanitarian issues.
Identifies protection problems and ensures proper treatment of enquiries following family separation, violations of International Humanitarian Law 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 Cooperation), Sub-delegations and offices, the Nigeria Red Cross Society and other 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 License 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 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
Sound analytical skills
Job Title: Secretary: Information Management and Management Support

Main Responsibilities:
To contribute, under the supervision of the head of unit, in assisting the management in daily secretarial tasks such as agenda, meeting & VIP visits organisation, contacts management, and writing formal correspondence
Participates to implementing of all information management projects or programs linked to information management, in delegation and sub-sites Ensures that users understand the need for changes and supports these changes and trains users on regular basis.
Shares responsibility with the head of unit to ensure that all staff have proper and timely access to the information and documents they need. In charge of sending and receiving mail in the delegation. Makes sure all sub-sites follow the standard procedures while preparing and sending mail.
Contributes to ensuring that rules for correspondence, document security, archiving and good usage of standard computer technology are properly followed and implemented. Train users on regular basis.
Makes sure that the stationery comply with the applicable visual identity rules and is responsible for keeping stock.
Contributes to create a conducive environment within the management support team, as well as to problem solving whenever necessary.

Required Qualifications:

ŸFirst degree (bachelor or equivalent) in a related field.
ŸExcellent knowledge of secretarial work.
Ÿ1-2 years of professional experience in similar work.
ŸExcellent written and oral English.
ŸReporting and analytical skills
ŸVery good knowledge of standard computer and other office equipment such as Microsoft Office; knowledge of sharepoint is an asset but not necessary
ŸKnowledge of diplomatic protocol is an asset

Personal Attributes:

Ability to work autonomously.
Interest and skills for training of users.
Ability to handle sensitive information with all required confidentiality.
Rigor and good organization in daily work.
Sense of responsibility and capacity to fix and respect priorities.
Proactive and dynamic.
Ability to cope with stress.
Flexibility and availability.
Aptitude for applying and ensuring compliance with ICRC directives and procedures.
Note: 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to Please clearly indicate the Job Position that you are applying for, example “Protection Field Officer Biu” as the subject of your application
(Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

Application Deadline: 7th June, 2017

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *