Recent Nigerian Jobs at The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
(IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million
people each year through its 190 member National Societies. The
Organisation acts before, during and after disasters and health
emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable
people.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in
its commitment to building strong National Societies and to supporting
scaling up of National Societies’ services to the most vulnerable
populations, has established a Cluster office in Abuja to support five
countries of Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo as well as
Liberia and Sierra Leone which are country offices.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Senior Health Officer
Location:
Abuja
Job Purpose

  • The scope of the Senior Health Officer position is to provide
    support to the five countries covered by the West Coast country support
    team; Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.
  • S/he shall be based in Abuja and as a secondary responsibility,
    be supporting the Nigeria Red Cross Society (NRCS) in their day to day
    Health and care related activities. His/her primary responsibility will
    be to implement the Cluster Health strategy.

The primary duties of the Focal point for Health and Care are to:

  • Support capacity building of the NS Health and Care departments at Headquarters and branch levels.
  • Work closely with the NS Counterparts to contribute towards integrated disaster preparedness, Risk
  • Have the responsibility to support the NSs in proposal development for funding with an aim towards expanding the current health portfolio
  • Liaise with partners to identify opportunities for engagement, to work with the NS to enhance its visibility vis-àvis the Ministries of Health and relevant departments in the five countries;
  • Support regular monitoring and evaluation of country level community based health programmes.
  • Support development of a training curriculum/strategy for the NS Health Staff at Headquarter and
  • Branch levels covering areas such as: community based health and nutrition approaches and topics as well as in project planning, budgeting, reporting and proposal writing.
  • Document best practices and lessons learnt in community based health programme implementation.
  • Reduction, operation response, Resilience building and recovery.
  • Liaise with and encourage NS to engage effectively with other key health sector players at national level,
  • Monitor the National and Regional spread and severity of current
    epidemic diseases and proactively communicate emerging health related
    issues to focal points of contact as appropriate, in collaboration with
    relevant agencies.
  • Represent IFRC in relevant health sector forums and networks and
    share among these sectors and forums, information about RC/RC technical
    know-how developed and lessons learned.

Job Description

  • Build and maintain a knowledge database and disseminate
    technical information, updates and innovation in the health sector to
    PNS and Cluster.
  • Participate in health trainings, meetings and forums when applicable.
  • Produce regular quality technical reports to the Cluster and in collaboration with the PMER Delegate

The secondary duties of the Focal point for Health and Care are to:

  • Support any projects that are currently being implemented by the
    Nigeria RC to ensure quality of activities and timely and accurate
    reporting.
  • Participate in health trainings, meetings and forums when applicable.
  • Ensure effective working relationships with NS technical counterparts and leadership.
  • Duties applicable to all staff
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Monitor the National spread and severity of current epidemic diseases
  • Represent IFRC in relevant health sector forums and networks in Nigeria
  • Liaise with partners to identify opportunities for engagement,
    to work with the NS to enhance its visibility vis-àvis the Ministries of
    Health and relevant departments in Nigeria;
  • Support regular monitoring and evaluation of country level community based health programmes.
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

Position Requirements
Education:

  • Relevant University Degree (such as Management, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences, etc.)

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or related Discipline

Experience:

  • A Minimum of 2 years’ experience in leading and managing public
    health programs in a humanitarian organization in developing countries.

Required:

  • Good understanding of the humanitarian environment, strong
    analytical skills and capacity to translate analysis into strategy and
    planning.
  • A very good track record of networking, influencing and negotiating and building relationships effectively.
  • Experience in proposal development, report writing, and developing budgets.
  • Experience of field based implementation.
  • Experience of financial management to ensure compliance.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Self-supporting in computers

Required:

  • Coordination and partner relationship building
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management,
    project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation
    ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Skills in training and developing National Society capacity
  • Skills in training and developing staff capacity
  • Excellent skills in networking with other agencies and organisations
  • Valid international driving licence (manual gears)

Languages:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • National society relations
  • Managerial effectiveness
  • Teamwork and Team building
  • Judgement-Decision making
  • Managing performance
  • Strategic orientation
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity.

Job Title: Senior Security Officer
Location: Abuja
Immediate Supervisors: Head of Cluster (HOC)
Job Purpose

  • To assist the Abuja Cluster in managing all matters related to security management.
  • Assist the Abuja Cluster in coordinating effective security
    processes and procedures that aim to further improve the Federations
    overall security management in the Cluster with a major focus on
    Nigeria.

Job Description

  • Monitor and review Cluster travel security clearance requests.
  • Provide newly arrived delegates, newly employed local staff, and visitors from abroad with up-to- date security briefing.
  • Train security guards in relation to post orders, incl. access control, alarm response, fire etinguishers, and other standard safety equipment.
  • Undertake other tasks assigned by HoC.
  • Duties applicable to all staff
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the staff of PNS’s, the ICRC, the NRCS, UN,
  • INGOs, and with government authorities (military, police, civil
    and the government intelligence agencies), Liaise and coordinate with
    Private Security Provider in Nigeria.
  • Supervise and ensure that security guards deployed undertake their duties on a 24/7 basis in Nigeria.
  • Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, monitor, and assist in improving the IFRC Security Minimum Security Requirement (MSR) compliance.
  • Evaluate, monitor compliance with mandatory IFRC trainings (e-learning programs), and device
  • Monitor the security environment across the Cluster countries, and keep the HoC, Sub-regional security
  • delegate, and Regional Security Coordinator informed of developments as well as major incidents and events in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and report on IFRC security incident and support the HoC and staff in addressing security incidents.
  • mechanisms to ensure full compliance by all IFRC personnel (incl. integrated PNS personnel).
  • In close coordination with RSC, SRSD, or Security Unit Geneva,
    organise training sessions for IFRC and NRCS staff on security &
    safety management.
  • Ensure the security and contingency plans are updated and rehearsed, on a regular basis (minimum bi- yearly).

Position Requirements
Education:

  • A relevant education at undergraduate level, e.g. BA, BSc, LLB

Preferred:

  • Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and managers)
  • Minimum 3 year’s working experience in an emergency response unit (UN,commercial security, police, or military)

Required:

  • UNDSS security certification programme (SCP) trained and qualified
  • Self supporting in computers [Windows, Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.] and security technology (e.g. physical security measures, CCTV systems, HF & VHF radios, satellite communications).
  • Valid driving license (light vehicles)
  • Minimum 3 year’s first-hand experience with IFRC security management system
  • Robust in-country contetual understanding and operational eperience
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ working eperience in a humanitarian organization (e.g. UN,INGO, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Very good analytical skills in political, socio-economic, and security areas
  • Good stress management skills

Languages:

  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send hard copies of their applications sealed and delivered to:
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
Plot 589 T.O.S. Benson Crescent,
Off Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Way,
Utako District,
Abuja,
Nigeria

Application Deadline  13th February, 2017

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