Graduate Program Assistant (British Red Cross)

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Job Description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Assistant (British Red Cross)

Vacancy No: IFRC03484

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Duration: 12 Months

Category of Staff: National Staff

Grade: Not applicable

Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision and the guidance of the Head of Country Cluster, the Programme Assistant (Nigeria) will support the IFRC Country Cluster office in matters relating to National Society development, Programme Development and -implementation, reporting, administration, and the overall organization of the office.
  • While formally reporting to the Head of Country Cluster, he/ she will be operationally managed by the Country Manager, British Red Cross.

Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide support to issues related to the Development of the Nigeria Red Cross Society, including:

  • Coordination with the National Society and other relevant RC/RC movement partners on the follow-up of the findings of the due diligence process to ensure that identified organizational weaknesses will be addressed
  • Support in preparing for meetings related to National Society Development (review of documents, drafting of position papers)
  • Support in accompanying the National Society in the process of operationalizing the NRCS country strategy.
  • Provide support to the setting up and supervision of an external entity in charge of selected commercial activities which previously were managed by the Nigerian Red Cross Society

Research and write background papers and analysis as requested:

  • Media Review
  • Context analysis
  • Prepare regular reports and organize records
  • Monitor trends and prepare context analysis for Nigeria
  • Provide support in the development of programme proposals

Organize a filing system for important and confidential documents:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Financial documents
  • Programmatic and strategy related documents
  • Contracts and agreements

Maintain the office calendar:

  • Keep an overview of relevant meetings and events
  • Maintain an overview of staff on visits to Nigeria
  • Support in the procurement of items and services according to office procedures
  • Follow up on other office services and maintenance when needed (plumbing, painting, etc)
  • General office administration
  • Adhere to the RC/ RC movement values
  • Undertake other duties as are reasonably required


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Desired Course
International Relations
Other Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in International Relations or any other field relevant for the work of the RC/ RC movement


  • Minimum one - year work experience
  • Working experience in Organizational Development in the non-profit sector
  • Work experience within a multi-cultural environment
  • Previous experience within RCRC
  • Working experience in Humanitarian environment

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Initiative and flexibility
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of strategies and operational plans of the NRCS, IFRC and BRC (Nigeria)

Competencies and values:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • National Society and Customer Relations
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Building Trust.

Application Closing Date14th November, 2019.

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About The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 13,7 million volunteers.Together, we act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do so without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.Guided by Strategy 2020 – our co...
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Job Summary
November 5, 2019
Offer Type
Minimum of 1years
Abuja Federal Capital Territory
November 14, 2019
Graduate / Freshers
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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