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

    Agronomist Field Officer


    Main Responsibilities:

    • Be aware of the political, economic, cultural, religious situation and informs of any updates to the  Head of Sub Delegation
    • Assumes main responsibility for implementing the Agro programme in area of operation with minimum supervision
    • Monitors agricultural issues in the field and promptly report any disease emergencies to the EcoSec delegates
    • Contributes to the implementation and running of the agro interventions as a part of EcoSec program
    • Participates in implementing and monitoring the various components of the EcoSec program
    • Provides written reports (technical) on field visits, assessments, agricultural activities, trainings and general progress of the program

    Required Qualifications:

    • University degree (Agronomy)
    • 3-4 years work experience in a similar field, previous humanitarian / NGO experience an asset
    • Very good understanding of the socio-political situation in the area of assignment
    • Very good analytical and organizational skills
    • Good command of written and spoken English and Hausa
    • Good computer skills
    • Willingness to travel extensively and to participate in extended field trips

    Personal Attributes:

    • Stress resistant and ready to work in adverse environments

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    Monitoring and Reporting Officer


    Main Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for implementing the accountability risk management monitoring of all EcoSec programmes in Nigeria
    • Analyses procedures applied in all aspects of project cycle and identified potential accountability compliance risks and propose and implement mitigation strategies. 
    • Mentors and trains the users of electronic monitoring tools including the database manager, field officers and mobile staff
    • Disseminates and explains to external actors and partners clearly and concisely about EcoSec activities
    • Contributes to strategic discussions on innovation, accountability and risk management

    Required Qualifications:

    • University degree in Information Technology, computer science, computer programming, statistics, development studies, sociology, development economics, economics, financial auditing, programme management or similar field
    • Experience in computer programming, Applications development and working with mobile data collection tools
    • Minimum 4 years of professional experience in a similar position
    • Good understanding and knowledge of humanitarian issues and current events in Nigeria
    • Proficient knowledge and skills in project cycle management
    • Past experience using online dashboards for data analysis and prior experience working with technology for humanitarian organisations is desirable
    • Deep understanding of significance of transparency and accountability agenda in remote operations in a highly volatile context
    • Understanding on importance of knowledge management and confidentiality
    • Good organisational and planning skills
    • Proficiency in English and Hausa
    • Strong report writing and communication skills and the aptitude to handle competing messages and priorities
    • Experience in financial risk management is an asset

    Personal Attributes:

    • Energetic team worker and good communicator, comfortable in an environment where self-direction and initiative are expected
    • Diplomatic attitude and confidential behaviour
    • Function autonomously and independently, within the limits of responsibilities granted
    • Sensitive to cultural, gender, religious and other social issues with colleagues and stakeholders
    • Prepared to spend time in the field with basic facilities
    • Motivated, patient and practical-minded

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    Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer


    Main Responsibilities:

    • Assesses the affected communities in the northeast
    • Identifies needs for psychosocial support and develop a program to response to those needs
    • Develops activities for psychosocial support program, implement them and provide accurate reports
    • Conducts extensive field activities to implement and monitor the program
    • Identifies key community actors who will receive intensive trainings and coaching in basic psychological support
    • Develops training program and trains persons involved in MHPSS activities
    • Coordinate volunteers to implement MHPSS activities

    Required Qualifications:

    • University degree in Psychology.
    • Post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling or Medical Doctor specialized in Psychiatry or similar degree is highly desirable
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in clinical and/or community mental health and psychosocial programs
    • Experience working with the psychological effects of war political violence or other traumatic events highly desirable.
    • Group facilitation skills, training and supervision experience.
    • Able to use Microsoft office efficiently
    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, fluency in Kanuri and Hausa is an asset
    • Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment

    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
    • Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative

    Method of Application

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

    Please clearly indicate Job Position Title E.G. “Agro Field Officer" 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 05.02.2016, 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.

    For more information about the ICRC, please visit our website

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