International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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Job Description

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: First Aid Field Officer
Location: Adamawa

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that casualties during emergencies receive a timely, impartial and effective immediate assistance by responders acting in security, guided by basic humanitarian values and principles, and part of an effective emergency response system adapted to needs and local realities.
  • Facilitates the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the ICRC/NRCS First Aid program in Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states in line with the developed frame including financial, logistical and security stipulations.
  • Develops a comprehensive overview and understanding of the health care emergency needs on the ground.
  • Contributes to the identification of the beneficiaries and the values ICRC can add to improve the emergency response from the scenes of the emergency till the referral further care
  • Implements, monitors and evaluates references and activities according to objectives, plans of actions and resources available
  • Strengthens local capacities and references, based on ownership and sustainability goals
  • Collaborates with NRCS to ensure a coherent standardised and quality First Aid program is being presented to the participants.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

    • Strong knowledge in First Aid or health related university degree
    • 3-4 years professional experience in similar field activity
    • Ability to create a focused learning environment at all levels and to adapt teaching to different audiences
    • Good analytical skills
    • Good command of written and spoken Kanuri, English and Hausa
    • Good computer skills, good command of standard software and knowledge of internet search
    • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment
    • Capacity to apply ICRC rules and procedure

    Personal Attributes:

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Solid communication skills as the position involves teaching First Aid skills to different audiences as well as communication with community members and leaders, National Society members and other stakeholders.
    • Solution and objective oriented, organized, methodical and flexible personality, ability to work independently and within a team, very good analytical skills
    • Ability to travel in all parts of the country
    • Ability to work under pressure and in a hazardous environment

    Application Closing Date:
    13th May, 2016.

    Method of Application:
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees


    • Please clearly indicate "First Aid Field Officer" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
    • The deadline for the submission of applications will be the date above. 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.

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    About International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate. State parties (signatories) to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 (Protocol I, Protocol II) and 2005 have given the ICRC a mandate to protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Such victims include war wounded, prisoners, refugees, civilians, and other non-combatants.The ICRC is part of th...
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    Job Summary
    May 4, 2016
    Offer Type
    Minimum of 4years
    Salary Range
    N0.00 - N0.00K
    May 13, 2016
    Medical/ Health
    NGO / International Agencies
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