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  • Posted: Oct 4, 2017
    Deadline: Oct 13, 2017
  • The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers. The International Red Cross a...
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    Health Field Officer

    (9 months contract)

    Main Responsibilities:

    • 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
    • Evaluates the health needs, prepares medical support and assists the health activities with close monitoring in the field

    Required Qualifications:

    • Registered Nurse/Midwife registered with the Nursing & Midwifery council of Nigeria
    • Working experience in Public Health in the tropics & in Reproductive Health sector 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 Borno (South) surrounding areas
    • Prepared to spend 80% of time doing field visits
    • Able to translate local language Hausa and Fulani to English and vice versa
    • Knowledge in Data entry and analysis

    Personal Attributes:

    • 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

    Method of Application

    Persons interested and qualified should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to

    Please clearly indicate the job title as the subject of your application
    (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

    The deadline for the submission of applications will be 13.10.2017, 16:30 h. 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.
    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.

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