International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Detention Field Officer 1 (Prison Systems)

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is recruiting for Full time Detention Field Officer 1 (Prison Systems)

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: Detention Field Officer 1 (Prison Systems)

Job Descriptions 
Under the direct supervision of the Prison System Advisor and in coordination with the Deputy Protection Coordinator in charge of detention, the Detention FO - PSO: Participates in identifying and formulating solutions to humanitarian issues that are rooted in the prison system, using a project-cycle methodology and a multi-disciplinary approach. Contributes to confidence building efforts and sustains constructive dialogue on systemic issues with NPS authorities at the prison, State, Zonal and Federal levels. Supports the Delegation in developing a mapping of the key actors involved in detention-related programs and in developing and/or strengthening contacts with them.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the mapping of stakeholders working in detention and of detention-related programs (building of new prisons, training of staff, capacity building projects, etc.) that these actors plan or are implementing in Nigeria in order to identify possible points of contact, as well as synergies.
  • Support the development of multi-stakeholders approaches to the benefit of the penitentiary system.
  • Support the PSA in the development of seminars or thematic workshop on relevant issues, with prison management and other authorities/actors.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation of training for NPS Staff.
  • Takes part in briefings and technical support to staff involved in detention activities.
  • Helps to plan, organize and prepare minutes of internal and external meetings.
  • Reports the results of his activities in a timely manner using existing institutional tools.
  • Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and departments
  • Is aware of the delegation’s objectives and has a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position
  • Collects and shares information so as to improve the ICRC’s understanding of the environment and humanitarian trends and responses


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Education and Experience Required

    • University degree or relevant professional experience.
    • 2 or more years’ experience as a Prison Officer, criminal justice agency staff, social worker or similar, or in other relevant organizations, before joining the ICRC.
    • 2 or more years’ ICRC experience in the field of protection or with other international organizations.
    • Proven experience in leading and managing protection activities or projects.
    • Computer proficiency.
    • Knowledge of prison authorities or other stakeholders, potential network of interlocutors.
    • Expert level in computer skills.
    • Skilled in the following competencies: Networking & Communication; Adapting & Learning; Responsibility & Autonomy; Communication (ability to express views and ideas); Analysis & Synthesis.

    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, 13th March, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and contact details of three Referees to email Clearly indicate “Detention FO 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


    • The closing is stated above, as late application will not be considered.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • 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
    March 1, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Minimum of 2years
    Abuja Federal Capital Territory
    March 13, 2019
    Security / Intelligence
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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