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), is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:
Position 1: Medical Field Officer
Location: Port Harcourt in Rivers State - Nigeria.
Assess the vulnerable population in Shanty towns in Port Harcourt city, analyse their problems and identify their acute needs
Propose the most appropriate, meaningful and relevant project to response to the acute needs of the target population namely.
Develop a project which should correspond to the need and in line with the ICRC health strategy.
Responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs
Work in an integrated approach within all ICRC assistance activities, within the sub delegation.
Contribute to continuous assessment and monitoring of health situation in area of responsibility
In coordination with Head of Sub Delegation, Health Coordinator, 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
Timely oral and written report writing
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 Niger Delta in general and Rivers state in particular
Prepared to spend 80% of time doing field visits
Able to translate local languages to English and vice versa
Knowledge in Data entry and analysis
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
Position 2: Forensic Field Officer
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Ensures the forensic analysis of the context by maintaining an overview on the forensic situation in Nigeria, particularly for relevant population in the Northeast
Works effectively within relevant programmes to advance issues related to forensic science, in particular the management of the dead from armed conflict
Organising of training courses and field visits in the area covered by the position.
Assists in the implementation of ICRC’s Forensic Strategy and activities related to this file.
Organises workshops on management of human remains to various target populations
Assists in the dissemination of the organisations' communications on forensic science and humanitarian action
Forensic practitioner holding a Masters' Degree or equivalent in Medical, Biological or Forensic Sciences.
Three - four (3-4) years professional experience in similar field activity.
Forensic dissemination experience and skills and capacity to adapt the message to diverse audiences;
Practice in the field of forensic sciences and humanitarian practice;
Commitment towards highest forensic scientific and ethical standards;
Good command of written and spoken English and speaking Kanuri, and Hausa would be a strong asset.
Good computer skills, good command of standard software and knowledge of internet search.
Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment.
Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
Solid communication skills as the position involves networking with different level of interlocutors with government and non-government interlocutors
Ability to create a focused learning environment at all levels and to adapt teaching to different audiences
Capacity to adhere to and to implement procedures
Solution and objective oriented, organized, methodical and flexible personality, ability to work independently and within a team
Ability to travel in all parts of the country
Ability to work under pressure and in a hazardous environment
Willingness to receive all appropriate vaccinations required as deemed necessary for working directly with human remains. In exceptional circumstances demonstrated handling human remains in mortuaries, cemeteries, hospitals and at death scenes where ICRC may be requested to provide hands-on support.
All potential job applicants should send their application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to:
Please clearly indicate "Medical Field Officer Port Harcourt" or "Forensic Field Officer Abuja" 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: 27th May, 2016.
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