International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Forensic Program Assistant

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is recruiting for Full time Forensic Program 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: Forensic Program Assistant


Job Description

  • In his/her role as a Forensic Program Assistant, he/she assists the ICRC in the implementation of forensic programs/activities in the Abuja delegation, with a view to reaching the objectives set within the delegation's PfR.
  • The Forensic Program Assistant is part of the forensic team within the delegation. He/she assists the Forensic Specialist 2 in formulating program/project, policies/proposals, and helps ensure the integration of the ICRC forensic programs within the delegation.
  • When required, he/she represents the ICRC towards external interlocutors as well as in various fora relevant to his responsibilities and tasks, under supervision of the Forensic Specialist 2.
  • As a residential employee, providing contextualized advice to the Forensic Specialist 2 on the judicial and medico-legal systems as it pertains to missing persons and death enquiries is expected. 

Main Responsibilities
In coordination with the Forensic Specialist 2, and with the aforementioned necessary oversight and guidance, he/she:

  • Contributes to the forensic analysis of the context by maintaining an overview of the forensic situation in the contexts covered by the Abuja delegation, including the collection, analysis, and archiving of data relevant to the forensic program
  • Works effectively within relevant programs to advance issues related to forensic science, namely with the Missing file and supporting advocacy for management of the dead and the right to know
  • Builds and maintains professional relationships with the authorities and other stakeholders while representing the ICRC
  • Contributes to the organising of training courses and working groups, in particular dealing with practical preparations and follow up with participants and other necessary persons/structures in advance of and following the course or meeting
  • Assists in the implementation of ICRC’s Forensic Strategy (delegation, regional and institutional) and activities related to this file
  • Assists in the RBM project management cycle under request and guidance of the Forensic Specialist 2
  • 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
  • Represents the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoids any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image
  • Takes responsibility for their own professional learning and development



    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Education and Experience Required

    • Forensic practitioner holding at least a Masters' degree or equivalent in Legal, Medical, Biological, or Forensic Sciences.Desired
    • At least 3 years proven experience in forensic or medico-legal practice; related experience within the criminal justice system, such as directing or conducting death investigations, is an asset
    • Proven forensic dissemination experience, and skills and capacity to convey the message to diverse audiences;
    • Proven forensic training experience, with skills and capacity to adapt content and method of delivery to diverse audiences;
    • Proven commitment towards highest forensic scientific and ethical standards

    Personal Profile and Skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven experience and capacity to work constructively in teams under considerable pressure;
    • Proven ability to undertake responsibilities with substantial degrees of autonomy;
    • Very good command of written and spoken English.

    Application Closing Date
    12th March, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees to: Clearly indicate “Forensic Program 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


    • 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
    February 26, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Minimum of 3years
    Abuja Federal Capital Territory
    March 12, 2019
    Law/ Legal
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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