January 10, 2018
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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is recruiting for fulltime Prison System 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 a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below:

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.

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 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

Application Closing Date
17th January, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees to email


  • Please clearly indicate “PCP Field Officer Abuja” as the subject of your application
  • Application 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.

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About International Committee Of The Red Cross (icrc)

  • Type: Nonprofit
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

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