International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Armed and Security Forces (FAS) Assistant

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

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.

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

Job Title: Armed and Security Forces (FAS) Assistant

Location:
 Abuja

Job Description 
Based in Abuja, the FAS Assistant integrates the MAG Unit team of the FAS Department, contributing to its networking activities, as well as to the planning, preparation, execution and evaluation of International Humanitarian Law/International Human Rights Law dissemination and training activities as per Military and Armed Groups Unit/ABJ Plans of Action. Additionally, he supports Protection Department efforts to propel dialogue on Conduct of Hostilities and Detention with key military interlocutors, and carries out activities in support of other departments and field structures, as determined by the Head of the MAG (Military and Armed Groups) Unit.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of a network of key interlocutors who can ensure better and deeper collaboration between the ICRC and the AFN (Armed Forces of Nigeria);
  • Contributes to the analysis of the security situation and military operations, as well as to its impact in terms of humanitarian consequences and ICRC operations;
  • Contributes to the planning, preparation, conduction and evaluation of IHL/IHRL dissemination and training activities, including case studies; submits activity and situation reports, as required;
  • Contributes to the planning, preparation, conduction and evaluation of activities with Community Defence Groups on relevant law, command responsibility and best practices;
  • Acts as MAG Unit/ABJ interface with other departments and field structures, as required;
  • Planning, preparation and execution of IHL/IHRL training and disseminations activities with the Armed Forces of Nigeria and Law Enforce Agencies (50%)
  • Conducting IHL/IHRL training/dissemination activities for troops deployed in conflict or violence-ridden areas or during their
  • pre-deployment training (PDT) in the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC) in Kontangora, in the Special Forces Training Centre in Buni Yadi, or any other PDT centre used by the AFN (30%).
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times.

 

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    Qualifications
    FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
    Other Requirements

    Education and Experience Required

    • University degree in Social Sciences, Communication or any relevant fields
    • Retired commissioned military officer below the rank of Major.
    • Basic knowledge of IHL and human rights law.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English (Knowledge of Hausa language an advantage)
    • Good communication skills

    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 Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees to: ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org Clearly indicate "FAS Assistant ABJ" 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

    Note

    • 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)
    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
    Published
    March 1, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Location
    Abuja Federal Capital Territory
    Deadline
    March 12, 2019
    Specialization
    Security / Intelligence
    Industries
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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