Field Officer at International Committee of the Red Cross, Port Harcourt

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war.
An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it employs some 12,000 people in 80 countries; it is financed mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.

The ICRC is an impartial, neutral, and independent international humanitarian organisation.

The ICRC Sub-Delegation in Port Harcourt is looking for a qualified candidate with the capacity to work independently to fill in the following interesting position:

Job Title: Field Officer

Location
: Rivers
Requirements
  • A University degree in Project Management, Social Sciences or equivalent field (candidates with 5 years or more relevant experience will be considered in lieu of University Degree)
  • 4 years work experience in a similar field; experience in the humanitarian field is an advantage
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Very good analytical skills as well as capacity to make synthesis of complex issues
  • Capacity to adapt to ICRC security procedures
  • Awareness of the socio-political environment and regularly keeping abreast of developments
  • Sense of responsibility, personal awareness and desire to make a positive impact
  • Good team spirit and a pro-active attitude
  • Good command of any of the languages in the region is mandatory
  • Confident public speaker and able to communicate with and related to a varied audience
  • Strong understanding of the poiitical and social dynamics in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria as well as its geography and its people
  • Excellent computer skills
Responsibilities
  • Contributes actively to the continuous analysis of the political, security and socio-economic environment and situation in his region and identification of humanitarian needs
  • Actively participates in the networking efforts of the Sub-delegation
  • May be asked to perform logistical duties according to ICRC procedure
  • Prepares timely written reporting on the activities and guidance on the way forward
  • Contributes to set up, design and exchange of ideas on new projects
  • Carries out operational activities independently, assesses humanitarian needs and advices appropriate actions to hierarchy.
  • Sets up and monitors activities such as distributions of aid goods or community first aid trainings
  • Prepares field trips according to CRC procedures
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their application (letter of motivation, CV, copies of certificates/diploma, references) to:
The Administrator
ICRC Port Harcourt
46B Orogbum Crescent Ayaminima Street,
GRA II. Port Harcourt
Rivers State

Please clearly indicate - Field Officer Port Harcourt''on your envelope

Application Deadline 24th June, 2013

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