International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Armed and Security Forces (FAS) Advisor

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is recruiting for Full time Armed and Security Forces (FAS) Advisor

Job Description


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: Armed and Security Forces (FAS) Advisor

Job Descriptions 
Based in Maiduguri (MIU), the FAS Adviser/MIU is the local FAS file-holder on issues related to the ICRC’s dialogue with arms carriers in armed conflicts and other situations of violence, providing support to the Sub-delegation in terms of networking with relevant military and security authorities, as well as with the planning, coordination and execution of International Humanitarian Law/International. 

Human Rights Law training and dissemination activities. Concurrently, he supports the MIU Sub-delegation in shaping its dialogue on Conduct of Hostilities and Detention with the military authorities in the Northeast. Finally, the FAS Adviser supports the setting of sub- delegation’s communication priorities, objectives and strategies, as well as the planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of its communication activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advises the Head of Sub-Delegation MIU on all matters concerning the best way to relate with the military hierarchy of the AFN (Armed Forces of Nigeria) HQ (headquarters), commands and units deployed in the NE (North East);
  • Contributes to the analysis of the military and security situation, as well as of all issues related to the use of force and its impact in terms of humanitarian consequences and ICRC operations;
  • Proactively takes steps to expand the networking base with relevant military interlocutors who can ensure better and deeper collaboration between the Sub-Delegation and the military in the North East;
  • In coordination with the Military and Armed Groups Unit/ABJ, organises IHL/IHRL dissemination and training activities - including case studies and pre-deployment training - with AFN HQ, commands and units garrisoned or deployed in the NE;
  • Supports the Management and Protection Unit in developing and sustaining a dialogue on conduct of hostilities with relevant military operational commanders in the NE;
  • Acts as a relay between the Sub-Delegation and the PGE Unit/ABJ concerning the PGE program and file;
  • Organising and conducting IHL/IHRL dissemination and training sessions, including case study, for AFN and LE Agencies’ personnel deployed in the North East (30%).
  • Advising - under the technical guidance of the MAG/ABJ HoU - the SD/MIU Management on all matters concerning the ICRC’s dialogue with military authorities in the NE (20%).


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    Other Requirements

    Education and Experience Required:

    • Master's degree in Social Sciences.
    • Retired commissioned military officer not below the rank of Major with a pass staff college (PSC) award.
    • Basic knowledge of IHL and human rights law.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English (knowledge of Hausa language an advantage).
    • Good analytical and writing skills.
    • Efficient use of Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

    Personal Attributes:

    • Creative and proactive attitude.
    • Professional appearance
    • Open-minded and non-judgemental
    • Willingness to travel all over Nigeria and internationally when required
    • Service Oriented

    Application Closing Date
    16:30hrs, 12th March, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and contact details of three Referees to email Clearly indicate "FAS Advisor - MIU" as the subject of your application (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
    • NYSC status


    • The closing is stated above, as 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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    March 1, 2019
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    March 12, 2019
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