Monday, 20 February 2017

Networking Field 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.Networking 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: Networking Field Officer
Location: Jos

Main Responsibilities

  • Organising the operational networking (security operatives, community leaders and influential actors) as a fully integrated part of the operations and the security management.
  • Understanding perceptions, and positioning the ICRC with relevant non-state actors.
  • Ensuring that ICRC is in dialogue with relevant stakeholders to foster the acceptance / perception of the ICRC as neutral, impartial and independent actor in situations of violence in the Middle Belt.
  • Exchange and interaction with other field officers in terms of networking, security, transnational connections, synergies and opportunities for the sake of the ICRC operations in Middle Belt.
  • Under the guidance of the Head of Sub Delegation (HoSD) help develop the strategic anchoring of the sub delegation.
  • Advise the HoSD on security issues, gain access to areas of interest and monitors the security movements of actors of influence 
  • In collaboration with other departments, help develop and implement the sub delegations Community Based Protection strategy
Required Qualifications
  • University degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar networking position with public outreach
  • Existing network with key players (politics, security, religious circles, society)
  • Awareness of the socio-political environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Middle Belt and its dynamics
  • Experience in security management
  • Advanced analytical skills,
  • Good communication skills, with good knowledge of written and oral English and advanced reporting skills - including written reports.
  • Good computer skills a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Former work with a humanitarian organisation or NGO/CSO an asset
  • Excellent command of English and Hausa
Personal Attributes:
  • Leadership skills and good team spirit
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Autonomous
  • Rigorous, methodical and accurate
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Able to cope with stressful situations
  • Flexibility to work over time when needed
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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