• Job Openings at The Nigerian Red Cross

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016 Deadline: 23 November, 2016
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  • The Nigerian Red Cross, as part of its strategic plan to position itself as Nigeria’s leading humanitarian and disaster management intervention organization, is currently recruiting highly professional and mission-focused individuals to fill the key position below in the organization. 

    Successful candidates will be joining a visionary organization with an extensive network of local branches in every state and over 800,000 volunteers working closely with those in need of humanitarian assistance.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions below:

    Secretary General

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 01
    Responsible to: Governing Board

    Job Summary

    The Secretary General is, by law, the Chief Administrative Manager of the affairs of the National Society of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, and is saddled with the responsibility of co-ordinating and supervising the operations of the Heads of departments or controllers, including the activities at the branches, divisions, zonal levels, sub-committees and any other function as may be assigned to the office from time to time.

    Responsibilities

    • Being the most senior full time manager, the Secretary General shall be the highest Management Authority in the National Society Secretariat carrying out his functions under the authority of the Board.
    • To implement the decisions of the Central Council executive Committee, the Board and other mandate given to him by other bodies of the society.
    • To manage and control the secretariat and be responsible for the execution of the work entrusted to it so as to achieve the stated goals of the Society.
    • To prepare annual budgets and annual financial reports working with the National Adviser for Finance and Planning and the National Treasurer.
    • To organize the different services of the secretariat in accordance with the decisions of the Board.
    • To be the authorized representative of the society in relation to other parties and courts of law for all transactions executed in notaries form relating to the acquisitions, administration and expenditure of the Society.
    • To implement the decisions of the Central Council, the Central Council executive Committee and the Board.
    • To carry out any other function assigned to him by the present statute or entrusted to him by the Central Council Executive Committee, or the President.
    • To report on the activities of the Society to the Board, the Central Council Executive Committee and the Central Council as the situation dictates.
    • To attend the Central Council and the Central Council Executive Committee and the Board as the Secretary.

    Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in any field. Post graduate studies is an advantage.

    The Secretary General is expected to possess:

    • Extensive experience in Leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in humanitarian and community development
    • Experience in training/working with youth and volunteers is an advantage
    • Understanding of current key international law issues related to armed conflict and humanitarian affairs
    • Keen interest to keep up-to-date with world humanitarian affairs
    • Empathy with humanitarian causes and a commitment to the Fundamental Principle of the International Red Cross Movement
    • Competence in a variety of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, social media
    • Understanding of The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Government and legislative processes an advantage
    • Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement a significant advantage

    Skills:

    • Administrative and executive skills to successfully integrate the National Red Cross Society
    • Leadership skills to determine the character and efficiency of the national society
    • Strong communications skills. Fluency in languages is an added advantage
    • Mediation skills
    • The highest qualities of political judgment, tact and integrity
    • Ability to build team spirit
    • Moral authority to model the independent role

    Work experience:

    • Minimum of 10 years work experience

    Travel:

    • The appointee must be able to travel within Nigeria and overseas.

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    Assistant Secretary General

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 02
    Responsible to: Secretary General

    Job Summary
    The Assistant Secretary General acts in place of the Secretary General in his absence to:

    • Supervise and Co-ordinate the activities of Human Resource and Organizational Development of the National Society through Management by objectives (MBO).
    • Supports the SG in providing team leadership and strategic direction to ensure successful and timely delivery of the National Society’s (NS) planned activities according to NRCS strategic plan and in line with the international Federation Strategy 2020.

    Responsibilities

    • To support the Secretary General in his task and be responsible for such in the absence of the Secretary General.
    • Supervise and guide the activities of the Human Resource, Organizational Development and the functions of Zonal and Branch officers and advise the Secretary General on all NS Organizational and Human Resource issues.
    • Coordinate the process to develop appropriate periodic work plans and strategic development plan.
    • Coordinate activities leading to the revision of the SDP of the National Society.
    • Coordinate a process in formulation and drafting of partnership agreements
    • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in developing their structures and capacity to implement programme and activities.
    • Organize and co-ordinate results focused staff and volunteers training to improve activity implementation and reporting.
    • Develop and implement capacity and performance assessment system to determine strengths and gaps in implementation of National Society’s activities with the objective to improve performance.
    • Undertake assessment of current skills of subordinates and recommending capacity development programmes to improve performance.
    • Develop a six months performance objectives measurable, achievable and which has a time bound and clear indicators) specific to this job description and agreed upon with immediate supervisor (within one month of employment) performance will be evaluated against the progress towards these performance objectives.
    • Work with subordinate (Head of Departments, Officers and Zonal Officers) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description (within one month) and whose performance will be evaluated against.
    • Perform annual job performance reviews of subordinates.
    • Show capacity to assist other personnel, and demonstrate the aptitude for maintaining cooperative and team spirit necessary to achieve objectives of the National headquarters.
    • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks
    • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the Board.

    Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Post graduate studies will be an added advantage.
    • Extensive experience in Leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in humanitarian and community development
    • Experience in training/working with youth and volunteers an advantage
    • Understanding of current key international law issues related to armed conflict and humanitarian affairs
    • Keen interest to keep up-to-date with world humanitarian affairs
    • Empathy with humanitarian causes and a commitment to the Fundamental Principle of the International Red Cross Movement
    • Competence in a variety of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, social media
    • Understanding of The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Government and legislative processes an advantage
    • Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement a significant advantage

    Languages:

    • Fluency in any other language will be an added advantage.

    Work experience:

    • Minimum of 8 years work experience

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    Head of Logistics Unit

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 08 
    Reporting to: Secretary General

    Job Summary

    • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the entire order cycle, so as to ensure sustainability; particularly in the humanitarian relief and health services.
    • The Head of Logistics unit Department under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the overall supply chain, organises and monitors the storage and distribution of goods.

    Responsibilities

    • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and custom formalities.
    • Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle
    • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers
    • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
    • Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments
    • Resolve any arising problems or complaints
    • Draws up budget with the delegation administrator
    • Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce/local personnel.
    • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
    • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
    • Comply with law and regulations.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain
    • Masters degree in Supply Chain, Purchasing, import/export, transport, warehouse management or in any related field will be desirable.

    Requirement/Skills:

    • Minimum of 5 years work experience
    • Proven working experience as a logistics manager
    • Record of successful distribution and logistics management
    • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
    • Proficient in standard logistics software
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
    • Humanitarian field experience is an asset.

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    Head of Health and Care Department

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 06
    Responsible to: Secretary General

    Job Summary

    • The Head of Health & Care Department, under the direction of the Secretary General, coordinates all health activities of the National Society.

    Responsibilities

    • Design, develop and implement the NS Strategic and Operational Health and Care Programme, contingency/EPR Health plans and budgets.
    • Develop NS capacity at all levels on the management and implementation of health development plans, mitigation, preparedness, and response to health emergencies, natural disaster and epidemics.
    • Map out and run strategies for development of emergency health and epidemic control (EHEC) capacities and tools for the National Society.
    • Lead the response to health emergencies. Natural disasters, epidemics and community based Health programmes in Nigeria.
    • Establish, strengthen and equip Mothers club units in all the branches in collaboration with relevant partners with focus on maternal (including safe delivery), New-born and Child Health (MNCH), HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.
    • Facilitate the provision and rollout of EHEC tools to be prepositioned and distributed, as needed including watSan Kits, cholera kits, Safe Delivery kits, dignity kits, PPWs. In the branches and Division.
    • Establish, train and equip Health Action Teams (HAT) in the Branches, with focus on community First Aid (CFA), PSS and Clinical management of highly contagious diseases.
    • Provide advice and coaching on Health programmes, including development and adaptation of early warning systems in collaboration with partners.
    • Enforce and disseminate international emergency response standards and code of conduct (SPHERE, etc.) in collaboration with relevant Department.
    • Document and prepare specify activity reports; monthly, quarterly, annual report; and case studies.
    • Document and disseminate best practices engaged in and lessons learnt on NS health development, emergency health, epidemic preparedness and response programmes.
    • Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with the Movement partners, PNSs, Government and other partners on Health programme and EPR at international, National, State, LGA and Community levels.
    • Develop and strengthen robust health programmes at Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with relevant departments.
    • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key intervention reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholders
    • Coordinate Monthly Health programme meeting with programme meetings with programme officers to evaluate performance and ensure compliance to code of conduct.
    • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Health programming and EPR, reporting and implementation of programme activities.
    • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
    • Ensure that monthly, quarterly six-monthly and yearly Health and Care reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
    • Work with subordinates (Health and Care staff) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
    • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of Health & Care department.
    • Work towards the achievement of NRCS’ goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork, to ensure alleviation of human suffering nationwide.
    • Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation; and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society.
    • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific task.
    • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers.

    Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.  

    Qualifications

    • Minimum University Degree in Medicine, Bio-chemistry, Chemistry or related fields
    • Experience in the Red Cross Movement is a significant advantage
    • Experience in Health activities
    • Experience in supervising and Training of Teams

    Skills and Experience:

    • Pharmacy and medical equipment management
    • Organization and team management
    • Monitoring, analysis and Reporting skills
    • Excellent communication skills in English. Fluency in other languages is an added advantage
    • Valid medical licence to practice in Nigeria
    • Excellent IT skills

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years work experience

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    Procurement Officer

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 14
    Responsible to: Manager, Supply Chain Management

    Job Summary

    The Procurement Officer will be responsible for development of a Procurement Plan and undertake processes for the Procurement of Goods, Works and Services for the National Society in accordance with the approved Financial Budget and Procurement Framework.

    Responsibilities

    • Support and assist Procurement Delegate to plan, co-ordinate and organize the National Society’s procurement activities in full compliance with NRCS Procurement Procedures and best practices to enable a high quality, efficient and cost-effective procurement process that meets the requests of the services users.
    • Assist in the maintenance of National Society standard procurement practices keeping records to full audit trail standard.
    • Assist in obtaining no less than three quotations, preparation of a Comparative Bid Analysis, and advice in recommending purchasing, with all information being systematically recorded in Purchase Committee minutes where appropriate.
    • Assist in the preparation and submission of appropriate supporting documents to the Committee on Contracts at the National level
    • To liaise with relevant field level operational partners and governmental bodies and keep up to date with local market conditions to enable delivery of most efficient procurement service.
    • Liaise with suppliers, service providers and other relevant stakeholders regarding delivery of supplies or services and keeping all parties informed of any changes in a timely manner.
    • Prepare and present procurement files to local Committee of Contracts, and submit required documents for approval.
    • Ensure that quality control/checks are conducted for all items, materials, or tools procured and delivered by suppliers, that they all meet specifications stated in contracts, are fit for the intended purpose, and have appropriate inspection certificates, when required.
    • To carry accountability for ensuring that all procured goods and services are compliant with NRCS regulations and quality standards, are fit for purpose and inspection compliant
    • Support the Procurement Delegate/ Logistics Coordinator, with appropriate authorization, execute the purchase of appropriate supplies and arrange delivery in a timely and cost effective manner.
    • Liaise and co-ordinate with the relevant departments/functions regarding delivery of supplies and keep all parties informed of any changes in a timely manner.
    • Assist in the maintenance of an accurate and up-to-date supplier information database for regularly purchased items, and keep updated on local market conditions. Assist and maintenance records of the new supplier assessment and performance of the existing suppliers.
    • Ensure the maintenance of a good professional working relationship with suppliers and inspection companies.
    • Maintain and be responsible for the compilation and regular updating of pipeline goods, and disseminate it to all functions and departments as appropriate.
    • Assist in the preparation of regular, timely and accurate narrative and financial reports for the National Society and for donors.
    • Financial accountability: when/if working advances (WA) are provide, be accountable for all funds received and provide the NRCS standard reports on them.
    • Apply and implement a full anti-corruption risk mitigation in all procurement transaction and dealings with Vendors.
    • Perform other duties that may be requested by the Procurement Delegate /Logistics Coordinator
    • Perform emergency duties as required and be available for during holidays if the situation so warrants.
    • Develops the Procurement and Disposal Plans and Budgets for the National Society in accordance with the requirements of Regulations, Funding Agencies and sound Procurement Practices.
    • Prepares frameworks and Bidding documents for Procurement of Goods, Works and Services in accordance with established guidelines.
    • Prepares prequalification documents and support, Bid Evaluation and Selection processes in accordance with the Procurement Practices
    • Works in liaison with User Departments in Contract Management, in accordance with Regulations; and arrange Vendor Invoices for submission to Finance Department for payment.
    • Monitors the Bidding processes for Goods, Works and Services with particular reference to choice of media, advertising and Bidding periods, receipt of Bids and Bid opening requirements.
    • Compiles and prepares timely and accurate monthly reports and other reports for Management in accordance with regulations.
    • Prepares best evaluated Bidder Notices and maintains a Notice Board and ensure due publication of all notices.
    • Updates and maintains a Contracts Register, and a system of safe records keeping for the department

    Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

    Qualifications

    • The applicant should possess a good University Degree in Procurement and Supplies Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or related fields. A post graduate degree would be an advantage
    • Professional qualification in Procurement or Management
    • A minimum of five or more years’ experience in similar position preferably a busy organization with good computer literacy skills (proficient in all MS Office, especially Excel)
    • Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks in a multicultural setting;
    • A system-oriented person with high sense of judgment, excellent communication and writing skills
    • All applicants should adhere to The Fundamental Principles of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

    Skills:

    • Excellent Management skills
    • Procurement Skills
    • Budget and Finance Skills
    • Moral authority to model the independent role
    • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment
    • Excellent communications skills including report writing
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks
    • Knowledge of procedures and best standards for the purchase of goods and services
    • Knowledge of the NRCS procurement and financial management procedures
    • Proven experience to carry out procurement assessment and set up operations

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 4 years Procurement work experience
    • Experience in managing and training staff/volunteers
    • Experience of working for a humanitarian aid organization
    • Red Cross knowledge and experience

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    Internal Auditor/Risk Manager

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 12
    Responsible to: SG, NP

    Job Summary

    • The Internal Auditor is responsible to ensure an independent, objective assessment and assurance to improve operations and performance in NRCS.
    • The internal Auditor is responsible for investigating reports of suspected wrongdoing, examine operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
    • The internal auditor is faced with the task of reviewing the means for safeguarding assets; ascertain if results are consistent with management’s objectives and goals.
    • In addition, such person appraises the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed; and reviews the systems established to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, plans, laws, and regulations.

    Responsibilities

    • Review the reliability and integrity of management, financial and operating information;
    • Review compliance with policies, regulations, procedures and laws’
    • Review the means of safeguarding the assets of the Nigerian Red Cross Society;
    • Appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed;
    • Review operations or programs to determine whether results and outcomes are consistent with established objectives, and whether goals are being achieved;
    • Participate in the design of major internal controls systems; and
    • Provide advisory service to the board, as required or requested, on internal controls, risk management and audit issues

    Internal Audit:

    • Identifies risk areas to determine the audit scope
    • Plans and perform operational, process and compliance audits
    • Evaluates operations and processes with special regard to efficiency and effectiveness
    • Reviews compliance with internal policies, procedures and external regulations
    • Reports audit findings to respective management and the Board
    • Monitors action plans and status reports
    • Performs special investigations as per request
    • Collaborates closely with all levels of management and employees
    • Promotes good business practices

    Internal Control System:

    • Maintains and further improves the standardized group wide Internal Control System
    • Reviews and assesses the internal controls
    • Develops solutions in order to improve processes and/or systems
    • Provides guidance and training on relevant control processes
    • Assists management in the understanding and adaptation of internal control principles
    • Coordinates the cooperation with external auditors

    Risk Management:

    • Plans, executes and monitors the overall risk management process
    • Ensures evaluation of identified risks considering criteria such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors
    • Supports the organization in establishing scenario planning and business continuity plans
    • Develops and implements risk reporting

    Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of a BA or BS/HND qualification in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
    • Chartered or member of a professional body is required
    • 3 years or more Audit Firm Experience is highly required
    • Experience working with NGO’s preferred
    • Proven previous experience in project management

    Experience in:

    • Establishment and enforcement of sound internal controls
    • Excellent written and oral skills in English
    • Strong operational management ability; a clear focus on results – sets goals, plans, and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans

    Work experience:

    • Minimum of 6 years work experience

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    Head of Human Resources And Organizational Development Department

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 07  
    Responsible to: Secretary General

     Job Summary

    • The Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development Department, under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the Human Resources and Organizational Development Department of the National Society.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the well-functioning of the National Society as a Matrix structure with separation of roles and functions of the National Headquarters, Branches and Divisions.
    • Develop National Society Strategic and Operational Plans coherent with National Society’s Vision and Mission in collaboration with the other Departments and in line with the Fundamental Principles of the Movement.
    • Handle the logistics towards the induction and orientation of newly elected National and Branch Officers (Governance) as planned by the relevant Organs.
    • Facilitate the recruitment and orientation of newly appointed staff at National Headquarters and Branch Secretaries.
    • Design and develop various packages (remuneration, insurance and other incentives) for implementation for the attraction and retention of competent Staff and volunteers for the National Society.
    • Design and develop guidelines for membership drive, volunteer data base and youth development.
    • Develop youth members and volunteer capacity, establish Red Cross Open Detachments, Service Groups, school units, and other support groups.
    • Design and conduct assessment of capacity gaps; develop Headquarters and Branch staff capacity building and career development plans.
    • Carry out periodic review of the personnel and human resource development policies with the view to ensuring that all staff and volunteers have access to, are knowledgeable of, and conform to such policies.
    • Manage the routine personnel performance review process, using the approved and regular staff appraisal format in collaboration with other departments.
    • Provide staff with relevant opportunities for professional development that are in line with their jobs descriptions.
    • Coordinate all travel arrangement and other logistics needs for Governance and Management of National Society, volunteers, consultants and visitors.
    • Maintain the general security, up keep and maintain office premises, vehicles, other working tools and equipment.
    • Manage the National Society’s fleet, logistical and administrative arrangement including records for meetings, workshops, training and related activities.
    • Develop new activities for strengthening the staff capacity and career development.
    • Work closely with branches to strengthening the NS Human resource base and institutional development in collaboration with Government, Private Sector as well the movement Partners
    • Maintain and enhances staff and organizational efficiency, transparency and accountability.
    • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key activities reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholders.
    • Coordinate monthly Human Resources and Organizational Development Mobilization Department meetings with programme officers to ensure compliance with approved NRCS policy.
    • Ensure that branches meet minimum standard in human resource and institutional development, reporting and implementation of programme activities.
    • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
    • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly HROD report are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
    • Work with subordinates (Human resource and organizational development staff) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
    • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the HROD Department.

    Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of a B.sc  Degree in a related area of study
    • Professional qualification / membership in Chartered Institute of Personnel Management or its equivalent.

    Skills:

    • Strong organization and planning capabilities
    • Attention to details
    • Analytical skills
    • Ability to grow and build good teams
    • Knowledge on HR and organizational issues as they relate to development sector
    • Team player with good motivation skills

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in Human Resource Management

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    Head, Resource Mobilization and Property Development Department

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 10
    Responsible to: Secretary General

    Job Summary

    • The Head of Resource Mobilization and Property Development Department, under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the Resource Mobilization and Property Development Department of the National Society and ensures her self-sustenance.

    Responsibilities

    • Design and develop the NS Strategic, and Operational plans of Resource mobilization, Fund raising, Property development and Budgets in line with NS Vision and Mission and the Fundamental Principles
    • Develop NS capacity to mobilize and acquire resources in cash and in kind towards the accomplishment of the NS goals
    • Develop a strong resource mobilization structure that is accountable and transparent, and that will allow the NS to respond to shifting priorities and needs of the vulnerable people
    • Develop new activities for securing additional resources for the National Society property development programme
    • Provide leadership to set up efforts to increase coverage of the Nigerian Red Cross Society Appeals and special funding requests for Nigeria through sustained actions leveraging the international status and mandate of the NRCS.
    • Work closely with Branches to expand the NS resource base in collaboration with Governments, the private sector as well membership drive in collaboration with relevant Departments.
    • Maintain and enhance the confidence of the donors in the NS through an efficient, transparent and accountable management of income streams
    • Facilitate partnership agreements and proposal developments with relevant local, regional and inter-governmental organizations in relation to resource mobilization for NS programmes in liaison with other Department
    • Gather intelligence and scan new business opportunities in line with the NS mandate and the Fundamental Principles.
    • Work closely with the Disaster Management Training and Health Departments to formulate and coordinate effective resource mobilization strategies to ensure that all NS initiated Appeals meet their funding targets
    • Develop and strengthen robust/healthy resource mobilization and property development programmes at Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with relevant Department.
    • Prepare and develop monthly quarterly, annual key activities reports and share with relevant Partner and stakeholders
    • Document lessons learnt and best practices engaged in the disseminate to key stakeholders
    • Coordinate monthly Resource Mobilization and Property Development Departmental meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance with approved NRCS policies.
    • Ensure that branches meet minimum standard in resource mobilization and property development, reporting and implementation of programme activities
    • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
    • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly resource mobilization and property development reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
    • Work with subordinates (Property development and resource mobilization) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
    • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the RMPD Department

    Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

     Qualifications

    • Minimum of a B.sc in Business Administration, Economics or a related field
    • Work experience in resource mobilization and business development will be considered

    Skills:

    • Resource mobilization skills
    • Business development capabilities
    • Good ability to develop proposals, EOIs, workplans, etc
    • Very good written and spoken communication skills
    • Ability to network with management and C Class executives of major institutions
    • M and E Skills
    • Project management skills
    • Ability to work with tight deadlines and multiple offices

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant field

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    Head of Training Department

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 11
    Responsible to: Secretary General

    Purpose

    • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the planning, financing and accountability of its services and interventions, particularly on humanitarian relief and health services.
    • The Head of Training department, under the direction of the secretary General, manages the Training programmes of the Nation Society, working with relevant Department and Technical Teams.

    Duties applicable to all staff:

    • Work towards the achievement of the NRCS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
    • Show capacity to assist other members of management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National society.
    • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks.
    • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National officers.

    Specific Duties and Accountabilities

    • Design and develop NS strategic, Operational plans and budget for Training (Staff, Volunteers, Communities and Corporate, Institutional and Commercial bodies).
    • Scale up and expand the “Commercial First Aid Training”, making better use and maximizing existing resources.
    • Work closely together with organisational and Human Resource Development, Disaster Management and Health as well as Care department to formulate and coordinate effective training strategies to ensure adequate technical support, synergy and consistency within the NS .
    • Work with related teams to develop relevant training curricula and modules in line with international standards to be approved by the Governance and reviewed annually for quality assurance.
    • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, plans and proposals and submit through the Technical team to the Training Sub-Committee for approval.
    • Develop and sustain the National Society’s leading role on ‘First Aid’ training across the country with passion and professionalism.
    • Liaise and collaborate with Branches and Zones in the development and implementation of branch training plans.
    • Build capacity for Branches and Zones to enhance quality delivery of all training activities.
    • Develop and strengthen robust Training programme at the Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with relevant Health Department.
    • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key Training reports and share with the relevant partners and stakeholders.
    • Document lessons learnt and best practises engaged in.
    • Coordinate monthly Training Department meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance with NS Training policy and guidelines.
    • Ensure that branches meet minimum standard on the implementation of Training programme activities.
    • Undertake regular assessment of skills of subordinates and Branches, develop and train them in order to improve performance.
    • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly Training reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
    • Work with the subordinates (Training staff) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
    • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of Training department

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in Education, human resource or relevant field.
    • Masters degree in related field will be desirable.

    Requirements Skills:

    • Proven work experience as a training manager.
    • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs.
    • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, couching, on-the-job or the classroom training, e-learning, workshop, simulations etc).
    • Excellent communication and leadership skill.
    • Ability to plan, multitask and manage time effectively.
    • Strong report writing and record keeping ability.
    • Good computer and database skills.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years experience as a training manager.

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    Head of Programme Planning, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER)

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 09 
    Reports To: Secretary General

    Job Purpose

    • Responsible for strengthening and improving the quality, performance and impact of the programmes by providing technical support to the NRCS programmes in planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes.
    • The National Head of PMER will work closely with the IFRC Regional PMER unit to develop coherent PMER system aligned to the NCRS Strategy 2015-20 and IFRC standards. Also acts as the main PMER focal point in-county for all multilateral and bilateral projects.

    To support NCRS programmes in ensuring that the elements of programme quality are considered prioritized by:

    • Supporting the programme staff in planning to ensure that elements needed for accurate reporting are well in place with particular focus on monitoring of progress and reporting on impact.
    • Quality assurance of appeals and reports as major contribution to the mobilization of funds for the National society’s programmes.
    • Supporting and facilitating the highlighting of outcomes, impact and learning in programme reports thereby increase the relevance of reports to donors and the wider humanitarian community.
    • Promoting and ensuring compliance to donor standards and requirements in reporting.

    Duties applicable to all staff:

    • Work towards the achievement of the NCRS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
    • Show capacity to assist other members of management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
    • Show initiative and creativity/innovative in implementation of specific tasks.
    • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establish and develop planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation (PMER) processes and tools for NRCS programmes, projects and activities ensuring adaptation to the Zonal and branch context.
    • Coordinate the collection of data by NRCS programme managers in Red Cross branches.
    • Facilitate inter-sectorial planning and integration of common strategic as well as harmonization of various internal planning processes (strategic, operational and emergency).
    • Analyze key challenges in quality programming and assist with ensuring consistency with established standards. A key focus of the role is ensuring that critical cross-cutting issues (alignment with Strategy 2020,Addis Ababa Plan of Action, Millennium Development Goals and Hyogo framework for Disaster Risk Reduction etc.)
    • Actively contribute during project planning meeting with all programmes (regional, bilateral) to ensure that detailed logical frameworks and budgets are produced.
    • Coordinate the compilation of accurate, regular, timely and consistent report in standard formats; compile other reports and information materials as required both within and outside the Red Cross Movement for ALL programmes, projects and SDP implementation.
    • Ensure that delegate and staff submit regular, timely, accurate and high quality narrative reports.
    • Assist the processing and management of pledges and donor reporting to ensure compliance with the agreed requirements.
    • Coach and train key field staff members responsible for data collection and monitoring of programme activities.
    • Facilitate any PMER-related training for NRCS National, Zonal and Branch programme staff and volunteers.
    • Assessment of programme quality using the pre-defined Quality Benchmark (Logframe) as well as to identify significant underlying factors that affect programme quality to enhance transparency, accountability and impart.
    • Assessment of data quality of selected programme performance indicators, verification of reported data and M&E system assessment.
    • Coordinate monthly PMER programme meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance of code of conduct.
    • Ensure quarterly and annual programme/project appraisal with clearly documented result and impact disseminated to Board and CCEC.
    • Support the documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.
    • As a member of the Disaster Response Task Force, ensure proper planning and input of all reporting aspects during the preparation of Emergency appeals in close consultation with the Disaster management department.
    • Maintain regular communication with Government and other agencies to ensure that NRCS PMER collection and dissemination of data.
    • Liaise with the Government, international and local agencies to ensure that NRCS PMER strategy is in line with national M&E frameworks.
    • Improve the use of statistics, maps, photos, beneficiary feedback etc.in reports and develop a specific filing/database system for easy retrieving of materials by interested parties.
    • Maintain a database of ALL programme, projects and activities of the National society.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Policy, Psychology or Evaluation in related field.
    • Master’s degree in related field will be desirable.
    • Minimum of 5 years working experience in related profession.
    • Experience of different measurement & Evaluation frameworks and techniques.
    • A documented track record of planning, monitoring and Evaluation.

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    Head of Finance and Resource Management

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 05
    Responsible to: Secretary General

    Responsibilities

    • Design and develop guidelines, procedures for the management of the National Society finance and grants.
    • Report and document al financial activity of the NS in collaboration with other departments and donors to ensure that there is a co-ordinated management in line with best practices and donor requirement.
    • Provide short term/strategic financial management capacity building support for the programmes.
    • Establish system for financial management and expenditure reports in accordance with NS Finance policy guidelines.
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reconciliations and reports.
    • Prepare a comprehensive analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual budgets, cash flow, budget monitoring record, financial revenue and expenditure in collaboration with relevant programme officers and branches.
    • Provide a high standard of financial accounting in both development and emergency programmes, ensuring compliance to local statutory and NS accounting policies.
    • Ensure strict adherence to accounting systems, policies, internal controls and procedures for the collection of accurate, complete and timely financial data (e.g: budget, forecasts, expenditure, commitment, payroll and delegation of authority).
    • Manage the cash flow in liaison with the branches and Programme Heads to ensure timely and secured transfer of funds to meet programme need.
    • Provide the necessary checks and balances to ensure that money is spent effectively and efficiently.
    • Conducting frequent audits and checks on all financial transactions including procurement, store, vehicle management and other internal control systems and reporting their status on a monthly basis or as may be required.
    • Liaise with the Headquarters and Branches to ensure that adequate funds are available for the smooth running of the office and other routine activities.

    Qualifications/Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Commerce or Business Management/Administration.

    Professional designation:

    • Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant or Certified management Accountant designation is an asset.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Project management skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Knowledge of finance procedures in development institutions
    • High moral standard
    • Proficiency in the use of Computer program for Accounting, word processing, Database, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Internet.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years progressive financial responsibility.

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    Head of Disaster Management Department

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 04
    Reporting Line:Secretary General

    Job Purpose

    • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the planning, financing and accountability of its services and interventions, particularly on humanitarian relief and health services.
    • The Head of Disaster Management Department under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the Disaster and Emergency programmes of the National Society and ensures the status of first responder in Nigeria is sustained.

    Duties applicable to all staff:

    • Work towards the achievement of the NRCS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
    • Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society.
    • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks.
    • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers

    Specific Duties and Accountabilities

    • Design, develop and implement the NS Disaster & Emergency Management Strategic, Operational, and Contingency plans and Budgets.
    • Lead Disaster & Emergency relief operations and related programmes in collaboration with Government, Movement Partners, International Agencies, key Stakeholders and other actors in the field
    • Liaise and collaborate with relevant Departments such as Health and Training including Branches on the response to epidemics, disaster and other emergencies.
    • Develop training plan on Emergency management for staff and volunteers in collaboration with Training, H&C, OHRD Departments, and Branches.
    • Design and facilitate the stocking and replenishment of the NS relief materials in collaboration with relevant Departments
    • Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with all relevant Partners on operations at international, national, state, LGA and community levels
    • Develop and strengthen robust emergency/disaster response teams at Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with relevant Departments.
    • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key interventions reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholders
    • Document lessons learnt and best practices engaged in and disseminate to key stakeholders
    • Coordinate monthly Disaster Management meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance with NS code of conduct.
    • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Disaster preparedness and response, reporting and implementation of programme activities.
    • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance
    • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly disaster management reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
    • Work with subordinates (DM staff) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated against
    • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the DM Department.

    Qualification/Requirement

    • Bachelor's degree in any related field from an accredited university of college.
    • A master’s degree in a related field will be desirable.

    Skills:

    • Good knowledge of disaster management
    • Good project management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and good understanding of the organization.
    • Knowledge of the Red Cross Society vision and goals
    • Experience managing disaster interventions
    • Ability to manage multiple programs at the same time effectively
    • Ability to manage multiple teams efficiently
    • Disaster intervention program development skills
    • Strong networking and communication skills

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 6+years’ of relevant professional experience working in a Humanitarian aid organization/NGO with emphasis on disaster interventions.

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    Head of Communications and Advocacy

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 03
    Responsible to: Secretary General

    Purpose

    • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the planning, financing and accountability of its services and interventions, particularly on humanitarian and emergency reliefs, and health services.
    • The Head of Communications and Advocacy Department, under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the Communications and Advocacy Department of the National Society and ensures the visibility of the National Society.

    Duties applicable to staff:

    • Work towards the achievement of the NRCS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
    • Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society.
    • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks.
    • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers

    Specific Duties and Accountabilites

    • Design and develop the NS Corporate Communications and Advocacy Strategic and Operational plans, and budgets
    • Orientation of Governance, Management and volunteers at both Headquarters and Branches on the NS overall communications and advocacy policy and guidelines.
    • Documentation and dissemination of key activities, lessons learnt, best practices, and case studies to general public, key stakeholders and Partners
    • Design and develop dissemination programmes on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the Principles and values of the Movement with related Budget in collaboration with relevant Movement Partners
    • Design and develop NS IT systems, operational guidelines/policy and conduct related training for staff and governance members
    • Printing/Production and distribution of collated Society’s quarterly and Annual Reports for both internal and external consumption.
    • Oversee the configuration, operation, maintenance of the website and IT facilities of the National Society
    • Strengthen, scale up, and maintain Radio Communication facilities and utilization to Branches in collaboration with Partners and all stakeholders
    • Strengthen the capacity of the NS on Advocacy to Development Partners and Government Policy makers that will influence support for the work of the NS and secure both Government and public interest
    • Defining advocacy goal, consulting and building relationship, identifying target audiences, identifying allies and opponents, selecting advocacy approaches, identifying key messages, budgeting and identifying resources, the message across.
    • Promoting public dialogue and advocacy to attract the support of public & private organizations
    • Supervising and coordination all publications and printing activities (Press Releases, Magazines, Brochures, Calendars, Signage, Banners, etc.) to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Red Cross Communication guidelines and policy.
    • Coordinating information flow from the National Society to the public, including the media, especially in time of emergencies.
    • Coordinate monthly Departmental meetings with programme officers to ensure compliance with approved NRCS policies.
    • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Communications and advocacy reporting and implementation of programme activities.
    • Undertaking regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
    • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly Communications and Advocacy reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
    • Work with subordinates (Communications and advocacy Department) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
    • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the Department of Communications and Advocacy.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs, Political science, Communications, journalism or other related field required, from an accredited university or college.
    • Master’s degree in law, Communications, or relevant Social science will be an added advantage.

    Skills / Abilities:

    • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working in a mission-driven environment.
    • A seasoned track record in advocacy, communications, policy and partnership building.
    • A proven ability to develop and deliver high impacts messages and content specially tailored for the international development community.
    • An ability to collaborate at all levels, including executive leadership, Board Members, government officials, and donors;
    • Strong ability to think strategically and execute tactically.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills; demonstrated public speaking skills and ability to coach staff around public speaking and advocacy.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 6+years of relevant professional experience, working in communication and Advocacy at a national or international level preferable in the NGO sector.

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    IT Engineer

     

    Job Code: AJ13 - 13
    Responsible to: Secretary General

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in maintaining new systems that the organization may acquire
    • Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, personal digital assistants, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches.
    • Monitoring network traffic and bottleneck
    • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades
    • Responding to in house internet breakdowns
    • Investigating, diagnosing and solving computer software and hardware faults
    • Maintaining company networks
    • Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
    • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
    • Obtaining replacement or specialist components, fixtures or fittings
    • Checking computer equipment for electrical safety
    • Maintaining records of software licenses
    • Create and maintain existing websites
    • Preparation of I.T budgets
    • Web content Management and development
    • Build and implement social media programs that ensure appropriate messaging is executed online, to support corporate goals, incorporating Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare, Instagram, Google+, etc
    • Creating email addresses
    • Maintain and ensure internet stability
    • Detect, analyze, and defend against network penetration: Execute Intrusion Detection/Prevention System
    • Configure and handle routers, Virtual Private Networks and Install Firewall
    • Propose, plan, experiment and implement robust authentication mechanisms - both network and host based.
    • Protect systems - servers and services from external and internal threat by

    Analyzing and evaluating systems security vulnerabilities:

    • Updating security patches for servers (Web server, Mail, DNS, etc.)
    • Applying Access control List on serveer
    • Installation of OS and required service packages: both open source and proprietary.
    • Updating and maintaining OS and software to the latest releases, patches, etc
    • Implement security tools and practices across servers and applications/services.
    • Implementation, operaton and management of services like web, mail, DNS, etc.
    • Ensure configurations and data backup of services and implement recovery from disaster.

    Qualification and Experience

    • B.Sc in Computer Engineering /Computer Science or HND or any other relevant discipline
    • Minimum of three years relevant working experience
    • Experience with development and humanitarian sector would be an advantage

    License and Certificates:

    • Professional Certification would be an added advantage

    Knowledge:

    • Server installation and configuration with Active Directory
    • System Administration/System Engineering in Unix or Microsoft Windows
    • IT Administrator Tools (Team viewer, NMS, IP Scanner)
    • Maintenance and repair of computer systems etc

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send a 1-page 4-year Vision Statement for the Nigerian Red Cross Society and CV as attachments to: cv@aquarianconsult.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note

    • The CV must include the names and addresses of three (3) referees one of whom must be within the Directorate level.
    • Only qualified candidates will be contacted

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