Ongoing recruitment at The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), January 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Abuja, Damaturu and Maiduguri Delegations are looking for a suitable candidates to fill the vacancies below.


Location: Damaturu
Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that financial supporting documents are produced and acceptable according to ICRC financial rules (translation, supplier information and stamp, logistic support documents, approvals etc.)
  • Monitors regularity of payments and to reports discrepancies
  • Takes charge of daily management of the Office bank account under supervision of the Head of Office
  • Monitors premises lease agreements: drafts new contracts, follow-up expiring lease agreement, processes renewal
  • Sets up HR files of newly recruited staff and requests all compulsory personal documents
  • Ensures each event in the professional life of each resident staff is documented in his/her HR file (confirmation letter, training certificates, upgrade, change of position, disciplinary measures etc)
  • Provides staffs with advices and/or assistance pertaining to HR matters
  • Arranges hotel/guestroom accommodation for visitors and processes administrative follow up of welcome expenses (invoices and all required attachments according to procedure) and to ensure their payments
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Head of Office

Required Qualifications:

  • University education in business administration or secretariat
  • 4 years’ professional experience in a similar field
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • High computer literacy and very good computer skills especially Office software.

Personal Attributes:

  • Team leadership skills
  • Sense of confidentiality and reliable
  • Initiative, organised, methodical and flexible personality,
  • Strong humanitarian motivation
  • Capacity to manage and to mentor staff under his/her supervision



Job Title: Prison System Officer
Location: Abuja
Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the Prison System Advisor (PSA) and detention teams in enhancing systemic support to the national prison authorities
  • Participates in identifying and formulating solutions to humanitarian problems that are rooted in the prison system.
  • Supports the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects ran by the joint technical working groups.
  • Contributes to confidence building efforts with the authorities of places of detention and maintenance of constructive dialogue on protection issues
  • Contribute to the assessment and analysis of conditions of detention and, under the guidance of the PSA, relevant detention system elements (especially overcrowding, nutrition, the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) and other criminal justice laws and policies, judicial guarantees, access to justice, etc.)
  • Participate in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities and projects under the technical working groups, including the pilot trainings, Case Management System and access to justice, dynamic security and prison management etc
  • Contribute to organising seminars or thematic workshops on relevant issues, with prison management and other authorities as well as with NGOs and other stakeholders.
  • Prepare Events requests, Request Orders, Field trip requests, Air travel requests, work advances for activities relating to systemic support.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in Laws, Criminology, psychology, criminal justice administration or related filed. Master’s degree in relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Experience of at least 5 years with a Government Criminal Justice Agency or legal or human rights based Organisation.
  • Experience of work in a Prison Service at middle or senior management level with a retirement/ discharge certificate.
  • Experience working in, or visiting places of detention
  • Proven project planning and management experience
  • Computer literate and efficient in internet use

Personal Attributes:

  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and strategic skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Teamwork skills and availability to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Strong capacity to work independently
  • Availability to travel frequently for field missions



Location: Maiduguri
Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the procurement of all requested Water & Habitat (WatHab) goods and Services for the ICRC Sub Delegation in Maiduguri as well as for the ICRC Office in Damaturu securing the best correlation of quality, price and delivery time
  • Undertakes any needed regularisation/correction in Procurement files. Must ensure that the Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Request for Tender (RFT) contain all relevant information to enable transparent selection of the best price, terms and conditions.
  • Receives WatHab RFT, ST, PO/contracts from the field and verifies/screen them thoroughly before submitting to the Logistics Delegate for further treatment
  • Updates and maintains knowledge about main suppliers; checks the market for potential new suppliers together with WatHab
  • Liaises with Dispatch and Transport to decide on transport mode and prioritize dispatch of cargo as well as with WatHab
  • Liaises with WatHab for the purchasing forecast

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree or equivalent higher education degree in administration, logistics, purchasing or similar field.
  • Additional vocational training in administration, logistics or purchasing.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in logistics, purchasing, administration or similar position in Engineering or humanitarian sector.
  • Advanced conversational and written English and Hausa.
  • PC literate: Microsoft office.
  • Understand well the work and needs of the WatHab department

Personal Attributes:

  • Skilled in the following competencies: Adapting & Learning, Responsibility & Autonomy
  • Honest & Trustworthy.
  • Negotiation, Communication (Ability to express views and ideas)
  • Good knowledge of the local market.
  • Capacity to integrate the ICRC logistic procedures.
  • Flexibility and team playing within and out with the logistics department


How to Apply
Persons interested and qualified should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to


As the case may be, please clearly indicate, PCP Field Officer Abuja” or “Accountant Maiduguri” or “Administrative Assistant Damaturu” or “Prison System Officer Abuja”  or “WatHab Purchaser Maiduguri” as the subject of your application

(Application intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

The deadline for the submission of applications will be 17.01.2018. Late application will not be considered

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.

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