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Job Openings at The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

(Posted on: August 24, 2017)

International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC

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.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer (MHPSS Field Officer)

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA
Experience: 4 years
Location: Borno
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Main Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the MHPSS Delegate, coordinate the implementation of all field activities as defined in the MHPSS project document.
  • Collaborate with the NRCS to coordinate volunteers to implement MHPSS activities as appropriate, supported by the MHPSS Programme Assistant
  • Lead the volunteer team in a collaborative manner to identify the mental health and psychosocial needs of hospitalized patients, identifying relevant topics for problem solving, therapeutic and psychoeducational individual sessions, groups and sensitization activities as appropriate, with the support of the MHPSS Delegate.
  • Maintain client files in accordance with international standards. Ensure all client information is kept confidential and clinical records and are kept securely and written in a respectful manner
  • Identify key community actors and/or health staff who will receive intensive & ongoing training, coaching and supervision in mental health and psychological support, with the support the MHPSS delegate.
  • Maintain a continuous awareness of the evolution of the situation and the impact on programme implementation, security considerations and MHPSS needs, communicating these with the sub delegation and the MHPSS Delegate as appropriate.
  • Identify and facilitate referral pathways for clients in need of specialist psychological, mental health, medical and other humanitarian needs.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in Psychology.
  • Post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Medical Doctor specialized in Psychiatry or similar.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in clinical and/or community mental health and psychosocial programs.
  • Experience working with the psychological effects of war political violence or other traumatic events highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a hospital environment and/or with multidisciplinary health staff an asset.
  • Group facilitation skills, training and supervision experience.
  • Able to use Microsoft office efficiently.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, fluency in Kanuri and Hausa an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.
  • Team leadership and good communication skills.
  • Flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Able to follow directions diligently and work within a specified framework.
  • Team work and partnership working skills.
  • Willingness to learn and support others in their learning.
  • Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative.

Armed and Security Forces Program Assistant (Military) (Fas/Mag Program Assistant)

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 6 years
Location: Abuja

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist in the day to day administration of the Unit.
  • Maintain a good working relationship between the ICRC and members of the Armed and security forces in the field.
  • Support the Protection Department during visits to military detention places in other to ensure a smooth working relationship between the Team (ICRC) and the military authorities in the field.
  • Conduct dissemination sessions on the applicable laws to relevant members of the armed forces deployed in the field.
  • Maintains and organises dissemination stock. (Functions undertaken by the Media & Production Officer)
  • Contributes to the development and production of dissemination tools.
  • Assist in relationship building between the Military in the field and the sub-delegations with emphasis on the Northeast.
  • Assist the FAS Head of Unit with Military and security situation briefing for Head of Delegation, Deputy Head of Delegation, Head of Sub Delegation Maiduguri and Field Delegates in the North East

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in Communication or any relevant field
  • 6 years work experience in a similar field
  • Retired member of the Armed forces of Nigeria
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Capacity to analyse the political and social environment
  • Computer literate and efficient internet user

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptability – openness to new ideas and concepts; ability to work independently or in a team
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to working hours and locale.
  • Professionalism and work ethic – productive with a positive work ethic. Sticks to challenges until they are resolved.
  • Positive attitude and energy – energetic and enthusiastic; organised in thought and action

FAS-PGE Assistant

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 5 years
Location: Abuja

Main Responsibilities

  • Supports in developing the strategy for the FAS-PGE file in Nigeria, and in organizing the different FAS-PGE activities.
  • Assists in the organisation of the FAS-PGE training sessions on IHL-IHRL principles and the International Standards and Best Practices for policing
  • Supports the FAS-PGE Delegate in the organisation of training of trainers seminars (thematic discussion and context adaptation, logistic coordination, administrative references) actively participating in the elaboration of didactic material, dissemination tools, the conduction of the trainings and their curriculum’s humanitarian component.
  • Contributes to the networking effort of the FAS-PGE Delegate, maintaining contacts with the authorities and the FAS-PGE interlocutors, promoting the ICRC mandate and activities.
  • Contributes to the context analysis of Nigeria, closely monitoring the operational environment, and the internal movements and challenges of the LE agencies, advising the FAS-PGE Delegate on the implementing strategy of the different PGE activities. He reports on the mentioned context analysis.
  • Supports in maintaining the network of interlocutors at the Police HQ, Ministry of Police Affairs and in the Police Staff College and Mobile Police College
  • Support the Nigerian Red Cross (NRCS) dissemination sessions given to the Police
  • Update and develop necessary dissemination material (including PowerPoint presentations).
  • Monitors availability of dissemination materials and advice on ordering relevant materials in good time.
  • Keep records of expenditures of dissemination activities, missions and events with the Armed Forces and Police.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in IHL, IHRL, Law, Communication or any relevant fields. Military or Police Academy with proved studies of IHRL-IHL is equally accepted
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related field
  • Previous experience in Law Enforcement in a command position is a strong asset
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent capacity to analyse the political and social environment
  • Teamwork skills and availability to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Solid and clear writing skills
  • Strong capacity to work independently
  • Availability to travel frequently for field missions
  • Previous experiences with the Red Cross Movement is an asset
  • Computer literate and efficient internet user

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program Assistant

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 2 years
Location: Abuja

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs assessments.
  • Actively participate in regular MHPSS team meetings and training. Draft the agenda, gather and/or distribute relevant documents in advance and complete minutes of meetings.
  • Maintain a continuous awareness of the evolution of the situation and its impact on program implementation, security considerations and MHPSS needs, communicating these with the sub delegation and the Mental Health Delegate as appropriate
  • Support the Mental Health Delegate and/or Technical MHPSS FO’s to deliver training sessions
  • Collect and collate contributions from Technical MHPSS FO’s and compile Monthly Statistical Reports and Quarterly Technical Reports in a timely fashion as required to fulfil the reporting requirements of the program
  • Assist the Mental Health Delegate to ensure that appropriate tools to monitor the program effectiveness, relevance and appropriateness are in place
  • Collaborate with the NRCS to recruit and coordinate volunteers to implement MHPSS activities as appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate and communicate with other units within the delegation including as well as other staff members within the health dept.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Medicine or Psychology.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar field.
  • Post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Public Health an asset.
  • Extensive experience in community based program design in MHPSS an asset.
  • Experience delivering, monitoring and evaluating programs.
  • Experience working with iNGOs, NGOs or international Medical Organisation an asset.
  • Very good skills in Microsoft office.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, fluency in Kanuri and Hausa an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.
  • Team leadership and good communication skills.
  • Flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Able to follow directions diligently and work within a specified framework.
  • Team work, partnership and networking skills.
  • Willingness to learn and support others in their learning.
  • Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative.
  • Ability to travel to program locations frequently.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their application letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees to: ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org

Note

  • Please clearly indicate “MHPSS Field Officer MIU” as the subject of your application
  • Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated. Late application will not be considered
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply
  • 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.

Deadline: 1st September, 2017

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