Date Posted: 09/Jun/2016   Deadline: 17/Jun/2016

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

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.


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.

Personal Attributes

Good analytical skills;

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.


Method of Application:

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.


Application Deadlines:

Position 1: 17th June, 2016.

Position 2: 10th June, 2016.


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