June 21, 2017
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is recruiting for fulltime Innovation Program Officer.

Job Details

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.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Abuja Delegation, is looking for suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below:

Job Title: Innovation Program Officer

Location: 
Abuja

Main Responsibilities

  • Identifies key resources for all the units (Water and Habitat, Economic Security, Health, Procurement, etc.) in accessing resources, companies, start-ups to assist in the development of ICRC ideas related to innovation.
  • Supports informal discussions and thinking via an internal working group on innovation feeding information to the Innovation collaborative space
  • Develops links to build a humanitarian innovation ecosystem in Nigeria (Abuja, Lagos, Yola, Kano in particular) to further develop the network Global Humanitarian Lab participants in Nigeria
  • Creates written content and support production of video content, such as progress of the innovation pilots, experiences of innovators, and participation in internal and external events.
  • Researches or leads research on legal issues connected to the collaboration between the ICRC and corporates and foundations in Nigeria, in close collaboration with Legal Advisors team
  • Seeks connections between the Nigerian corporate sector and Health innovations in Fragile Environments, in close collaboration with External Resources delegate
  • Coordinates Nigeria related innovation with the respective units in Geneva

 

    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    5 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Required Qualifications

    • University degree in Business Management or equivalent field
    • 5-7 years work experience, experience in innovation sector an asset
    • Knowledge of innovation ecosystem in Nigeria
    • Awareness of the socio-political environment in Nigeria
    • Excellent command of written and spoken English
    • Good command of Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba an asset
    • Excellent computer skills

    Personal Attributes:

    • Autonomy
    • Problem solving skills
    • Facilitation and motivation skills
    • Able to communicate and influence across a range of audiences  
    • Sensitive to cultural, gender and other social issues with colleagues and stakeholders
    • Demonstrated interest on working on innovation in a field related to humanitarianism or poverty
    • Appetite for innovation and experience in testing new approaches in ICRC, including with new technologies
    • Strategic vision to identify possibilities for innovation within and outside the ICRC

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees. Please clearly indicate "Innovation Program Officer Abuja" as the subject of your application

    Note

    • Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated
    • 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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    About International Committee Of The Red Cross (icrc)

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

    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 Con...Know More about International Committee Of The Red Cross (icrc)

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