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), Gombe Office is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:
Position 1: Medical Field Officer
Location: Gombe State - Nigeria.
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
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 Gombe, Yobe and Borno (Biu Area) surrounding areas
Prepared to spend 80% of time doing field visits
Able to translate local language Fulani,Tangale and Hausa 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: Restoring Family Link (RFL) Assistant
Location: Maiduguri in Borno State - Nigeria.
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 analysing 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
University Degree or specialized training;
Two (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.
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.
All potential job applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, Application Letter and Contact details of three referees to:
Please clearly indicate “Medical Field Officer Gombe" or "Restoring Family Link (RFL) Assistant" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for these role without this subject will not be treated).
Late applications will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.
Position 1: 17th June, 2016
Position 2: 10th June, 2016
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