Senior Organizational Development Officer

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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.

Job Title: Senior Organizational Development Officer

Vacancy No: IFRC03237
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Duration: 6 months 
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: Not applicable 

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Organizational Development officer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the HR reengineering process in the Nigerian Red Cross and for providing overall guidance and technical support as required.
  • The post holder will work closely with his/her counterpart in the Nigerian Red Cross as well as with other partners to ensure quality and timely implementation of activities as well as proper alignment and coordination with other organizational development activities

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Organizational Development officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the plan and budget for the project, as well as terms and conditions defined in the project agreement between NRCS and IFRC, are fully respected in terms of:
    • Implementation of the agreed plan and milestones in a timely manner and within the budget;
    • Ensure proper communication and engagement from all NRCS departments and branches;
    • Regular monitoring of activities and coordination with the external consultants;
    • Narrative and financial reporting;
  • Provide technical support and coaching to NRCS on the implementation of the Human Resources reengineering process and represent IFRC in technical discussions with the external consultants hired to provide technical
  • Coordinate the provision of additional technical support from IFRC (Regional office or Geneva) or from other Movement partners if
  • Work with NRCS counterpart and the external consultancy firm to provide regular updates (at least monthly) on the implementation of the project, requesting feedback from Movement partners when
  • Ensure alignment and coordination between this project and all other NSD initiatives through a continuous dialogue and information sharing with NRCS, ICRC and partner
  • Support NRCS in the development of a detailed plan and budget for the implementation of phase two of the HR reengineering
  • Provide support to NRCS in the mobilisation of resources for the implementation of the second phase of the program in
  • Identify and agree with NRCS best practices for the implementation of the project and ensure that NRCS respect these best practices, the labour laws and data protection laws of Nigeria and the IFRC Code of Conduct.
  • Promote that lessons learned are properly recorded to be used in the future by NRCS or by other National Societies addressing a similar
  • Elaborate the narrative and financial reports in accordance with IFRC and donor
  • Participate in the meetings of the OD Technical Committee in Nigeria and contribute, as requested by IFRC, to other organizational development initiatives in The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • University Degree, or equivalent, in relevant discipline (Human Resources, Business Administration, etc)
  • Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA (or equivalent)
  • Relevant professional experience in organisational change, human resources re-structuring and/or capacity building work


  • Minimum of 10 year of work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in organisational development or capacity building in complex organisation
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a non-profit organisation
  • Previous experience in the area of human resources is preferred
  • Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills; ability to build and strengthen internal network
  • Expertise in planning processes.
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Competencies and values
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • National Society and Customer Relations
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Building Trust.

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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
July 19, 2019
Offer Type
Minimum of 10years
Abuja Federal Capital Territory
July 30, 2019
Human Resources / Recruitment /Administration/ Office/ Operations /NGO / Community Services
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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