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  • Posted on: 11 February, 2016 Deadline: 23 February, 2016
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    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below.

    Polyvalent Field Officer


    Main Responsibilities:

    • Assists in the security management of the Office, especially with regard to premises and perimeter security
    • Organizes and conducts security-related training to the Office staff
    • Develops mechanism and ensures proper information flow especially on security-related matters among the Office staff and for incoming visitors
    • Conducts field trips as field trip leader to perform tasks of networking, communication, protection-related tasks
    • Assists in the analysis of the political, security, socio-cultural and religious context and dynamics within Yobe and its environs

    Required Qualifications:

    • University degree preferably in social sciences
    • Background in security services an asset
    • Minimum of 4 years of experience in positions with public outreach or security management
    • Excellent knowledge of the political, security and socio-cultural/religious dynamics of Damaturu
    • Existing network with key players of at least one of the mentioned layers (politics, security, religious circles, society)
    • Advanced analytical skills, especially on political, security and social dynamics of Yobe and environs but also regional perspective
    • Good communication skills with good knowledge of written and oral English and advanced reporting skills (written reports)
    • Advanced computer skills is a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Experience in security management an asset
    • Former work with a humanitarian organisation or NGO/CSO an asset

    Personal Attributes:

    • Rigorous, methodical and accurate
    • High organizational skills
    • Honesty & integrity
    • Able to cope with stressful situations
    • Sensitivity and empathy to work with beneficiaries of the ICRC (victims of conflict/violence)
    • Flexibility to work over time when needed

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    Administrative Clerk


    Main Responsibilities:

    • Handles various administrative and secretarial tasks e.g. (photocopies, mail delivery, document filing, contact with clients etc)
    • Prepares accounting documents to be ready for imputation
    • Ensures that Kano premises are furnished and equipped according to the standard list
    • Acts as a link for HR administrative tasks between employees and Head of Office
    • Maintains contact with external interlocutors
    • Maintains and updates office records
    • Reports weekly on administrative activities to the Finance & Administration Manager, ensuring that performed activities are within the standard of the delegation

    Minimum required knowledge & experience:

    • Secondary education
    • 2 years’ work experience in a similar field
    • Knowledge of cultural & socio economic environment of northern Nigeria
    • Good command of written and spoken English
    • Good computer skills especially excel sheet
    • Understanding and able to speak Hausa language

    Personal Attributes:

    • Discrete and reliable person
    • Humble
    • Good sense of organisation
    • Rigor and methodological

    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 Position Title EG “Polyvalent 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 23.02.2016. 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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