Generalist Field Officer I at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Full Time
Adamawa, Nigeria, Yola
Posted 8 months ago

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Generalist Field Officer I

Location: Yola, Adamawa

Job Description

  • Under the supervision of the Protection Delegate, the Generalist Field Officer is responsible for developing new and maintaining existing networks to facilitate the ICRC Operations in the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • The staff assists the line/technical manager with tasks related to field security, identification of and follow-up on protection issues and humanitarian needs in his/her AoR.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out regular collection of information of the on-going security situation in the assigned AoR, including a variety of factors susceptible to impact on ICRC operations, thereby contributing to the Sub delegation (SD)’s security overview and management in the AoR.
  • Develops and maintains regular situational update of a security network in their AoR.
  • Maintains, develops and expands a network of interlocutors relevant for ICRC activities within the AoR.
  • S/he contributes to the analysis of the security, socio-economic, cultural and political environment in the AoR.
  • Contributes to the identification and documentation of protection concerns and trends (including but not limited to international humanitarian law and Healthcare in Danger initiative of the ICRC) and their humanitarian consequences for the civilian population.
  • Support the line manager with requests received from enquirers visiting the protection office.
  • Supports activities (including with Protection, Economic Security (Ecosec), Water and Habitat (WatHab) and Health departments) and produces timely, detailed and accurate reports thereafter.
  • Contributes to timely reports (Weekly sitreps, monthly reports etc.) as directed by his/her line manager.
  • Collaborates with the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) division in their AoR.
  • Carries out dissemination on ICRC activities to audiences and interlocutors and thus contributing to further positioning and acceptance of the ICRC in the AoR.
  • Supports ICRC staff members during field visits by insuring translation during interactions with beneficiaries.

Education and Experience Required

  • University Degree in International Relations, Social Sciences, Law or another related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of working experience with a humanitarian organisation and/or NGO/CSO.
  • Excellent knowledge of the political, security and socio-cultural dynamics of Adamawa, Gombe and/or Taraba States.
  • Good communication skills with excellent knowledge of written and oral English and very good reporting skills (writing reports). Fluency in Hausa is required. Knowledge of Fulfulde local language will be considered an asset.

Desired Profile and Skills:

  • Good public speaking skills and proven ability to effectively engage and introduce the ICRC to multi-level stakeholders (beneficiaries, security personnel, community leaders, religious groups, other humanitarian actors).
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Good analytical skills

Application Closing Date
24th December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, Cover Letter and NYSC Certificate to: using ” ABJ202100241 Generalist Field Officer 1 YOL ” as the subject of the mail


  • Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated
  • In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen:
    • Qualification(s)
    • Current location
    • Languages you speak
    • Years of relevant experience
  • Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, status, disability etc.
  • (Female candidates are encouraged to apply)
  • However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.


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