Monday, 20 February 2017

Agronomist Officer at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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.Economic Security (EcoSec) Field Officer at International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Maiduguri Sub Delegation is looking for suitable candidates to fill the vacancies below:

Job Title: Agronomist Officer
Location: Maiduguri

Main Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the design, implementation and monitoring of the agro interventions as part of EcoSec program, with minimum supervision.
  • Provides written reports (technical) on field visits, assessments including PHAs and PDMs, agricultural activities, trainings and general progress of the program in a timely manner.
  • Monitors agricultural issues in assigned area and promptly reports any disease emergencies to EcoSec delegates.
  • Assist EcoSec delegates in the implementation and monitoring of non-agro Economic Security activities as needed. Activities include: registration activities, general food distributions, NFI and micro-economic initiatives, etc.
  • Supervises volunteers and consultants and closely monitors program in areas of responsibility
  • Maintains contacts with EcoSec interlocutors / authorities at various levels.
  • Ensures follow-up and updates files & databases if required.
Required Qualifications
  • University degree (Agronomy).
  • 4 years’ work experience in a similar field, previous humanitarian / NGO experience an asset.
  • Very good understanding of the socio-political situation in the area of assignment.
  • Very good analytical, planning and organizational skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Hausa. Knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa is an asset.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to participate in extended field trips, with basic living conditions
Personal Attributes:
  • Stress resistant and ready to work in adverse environments
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters, CV's and contact details of three referees to:


  • Please clearly indicate RFL Assistant Maiduguri as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
  • 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

Application Deadline Date 
 3rd March, 2017. 


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