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The Nigerian Red Cross, as part of its strategic plan to position itself as Nigeria’s leading humanitarian and disaster management intervention organization, is currently recruiting highly professional and mission-focused individuals to fill the key position below in the organization. 

Successful candidates will be joining a visionary organization with an extensive network of local branches in every state and over 800,000 volunteers working closely with those in need of humanitarian assistance.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions below:

SECRETARY GENERAL

JOB CODE:
AJ13 - 01
Responsible to: Governing Board

JOB SUMMARY
The Secretary General is, by law, the Chief Administrative Manager of the affairs of the National Society of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, and is saddled with the responsibility of co-ordinating and supervising the operations of the Heads of departments or controllers, including the activities at the branches, divisions, zonal levels, sub-committees and any other function as may be assigned to the office from time to time.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Being the most senior full time manager, the Secretary General shall be the highest Management Authority in the National Society Secretariat carrying out his functions under the authority of the Board.
To implement the decisions of the Central Council executive Committee, the Board and other mandate given to him by other bodies of the society.
To manage and control the secretariat and be responsible for the execution of the work entrusted to it so as to achieve the stated goals of the Society.
To prepare annual budgets and annual financial reports working with the National Adviser for Finance and Planning and the National Treasurer.
To organize the different services of the secretariat in accordance with the decisions of the Board.
To be the authorized representative of the society in relation to other parties and courts of law for all transactions executed in notaries form relating to the acquisitions, administration and expenditure of the Society.
To implement the decisions of the Central Council, the Central Council executive Committee and the Board.
To carry out any other function assigned to him by the present statute or entrusted to him by the Central Council Executive Committee, or the President.
To report on the activities of the Society to the Board, the Central Council Executive Committee and the Central Council as the situation dictates.
To attend the Central Council and the Central Council Executive Committee and the Board as the Secretary.
Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in any field. Post graduate studies is an advantage.
The Secretary General is expected to possess:

Extensive experience in Leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
Experience or demonstrated interest in humanitarian and community development
Experience in training/working with youth and volunteers is an advantage
Understanding of current key international law issues related to armed conflict and humanitarian affairs
Keen interest to keep up-to-date with world humanitarian affairs
Empathy with humanitarian causes and a commitment to the Fundamental Principle of the International Red Cross Movement
Competence in a variety of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, social media
Understanding of The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Government and legislative processes an advantage
Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement a significant advantage

SKILLS:
Administrative and executive skills to successfully integrate the National Red Cross Society
Leadership skills to determine the character and efficiency of the national society
Strong communications skills. Fluency in languages is an added advantage
Mediation skills
The highest qualities of political judgment, tact and integrity
Ability to build team spirit
Moral authority to model the independent role

Work experience:
Minimum of 10 years work experience

Travel:
The appointee must be able to travel within Nigeria and overseas.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL

JOB CODE:
AJ13 - 02
Responsible to: Secretary General

JOB SUMMARY
The Assistant Secretary General acts in place of the Secretary General in his absence to:

Supervise and Co-ordinate the activities of Human Resource and Organizational Development of the National Society through Management by objectives (MBO).
Supports the SG in providing team leadership and strategic direction to ensure successful and timely delivery of the National Society’s (NS) planned activities according to NRCS strategic plan and in line with the international Federation Strategy 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES

To support the Secretary General in his task and be responsible for such in the absence of the Secretary General.
Supervise and guide the activities of the Human Resource, Organizational Development and the functions of Zonal and Branch officers and advise the Secretary General on all NS Organizational and Human Resource issues.
Coordinate the process to develop appropriate periodic work plans and strategic development plan.
Coordinate activities leading to the revision of the SDP of the National Society.
Coordinate a process in formulation and drafting of partnership agreements
Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in developing their structures and capacity to implement programme and activities.
Organize and co-ordinate results focused staff and volunteers training to improve activity implementation and reporting.
Develop and implement capacity and performance assessment system to determine strengths and gaps in implementation of National Society’s activities with the objective to improve performance.
Undertake assessment of current skills of subordinates and recommending capacity development programmes to improve performance.
Develop a six months performance objectives measurable, achievable and which has a time bound and clear indicators) specific to this job description and agreed upon with immediate supervisor (within one month of employment) performance will be evaluated against the progress towards these performance objectives.
Work with subordinate (Head of Departments, Officers and Zonal Officers) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description (within one month) and whose performance will be evaluated against.
Perform annual job performance reviews of subordinates.
Show capacity to assist other personnel, and demonstrate the aptitude for maintaining cooperative and team spirit necessary to achieve objectives of the National headquarters.
Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks
Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the Board.
Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Post graduate studies will be an added advantage.
Extensive experience in Leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
Experience or demonstrated interest in humanitarian and community development
Experience in training/working with youth and volunteers an advantage
Understanding of current key international law issues related to armed conflict and humanitarian affairs
Keen interest to keep up-to-date with world humanitarian affairs
Empathy with humanitarian causes and a commitment to the Fundamental Principle of the International Red Cross Movement
Competence in a variety of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, social media
Understanding of The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Government and legislative processes an advantage
Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement a significant advantage

Languages:
Fluency in any other language will be an added advantage.

Work experience:
Minimum of 8 years work experience

HEAD OF LOGISTICS UNIT

JOB CODE:
AJ13 - 08 
Reporting to: Secretary General

JOB SUMMARY

The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the entire order cycle, so as to ensure sustainability; particularly in the humanitarian relief and health services.
The Head of Logistics unit Department under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the overall supply chain, organises and monitors the storage and distribution of goods.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and custom formalities.
Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle
Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers
Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments
Resolve any arising problems or complaints
Draws up budget with the delegation administrator
Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce/local personnel.
Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
Comply with law and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain
Masters degree in Supply Chain, Purchasing, import/export, transport, warehouse management or in any related field will be desirable.

REQUIREMENT/SKILLS:
Minimum of 5 years work experience
Proven working experience as a logistics manager
Record of successful distribution and logistics management
Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
Proficient in standard logistics software
Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
Humanitarian field experience is an asset.

HEAD OF HEALTH AND CARE DEPARTMENT

JOB CODE:
AJ13 - 06
Responsible to: Secretary General

JOB SUMMARY
The Head of Health & Care Department, under the direction of the Secretary General, coordinates all health activities of the National Society.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Design, develop and implement the NS Strategic and Operational Health and Care Programme, contingency/EPR Health plans and budgets.
Develop NS capacity at all levels on the management and implementation of health development plans, mitigation, preparedness, and response to health emergencies, natural disaster and epidemics.
Map out and run strategies for development of emergency health and epidemic control (EHEC) capacities and tools for the National Society.
Lead the response to health emergencies. Natural disasters, epidemics and community based Health programmes in Nigeria.
Establish, strengthen and equip Mothers club units in all the branches in collaboration with relevant partners with focus on maternal (including safe delivery), New-born and Child Health (MNCH), HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.
Facilitate the provision and rollout of EHEC tools to be prepositioned and distributed, as needed including watSan Kits, cholera kits, Safe Delivery kits, dignity kits, PPWs. In the branches and Division.
Establish, train and equip Health Action Teams (HAT) in the Branches, with focus on community First Aid (CFA), PSS and Clinical management of highly contagious diseases.
Provide advice and coaching on Health programmes, including development and adaptation of early warning systems in collaboration with partners.
Enforce and disseminate international emergency response standards and code of conduct (SPHERE, etc.) in collaboration with relevant Department.
Document and prepare specify activity reports; monthly, quarterly, annual report; and case studies.
Document and disseminate best practices engaged in and lessons learnt on NS health development, emergency health, epidemic preparedness and response programmes.
Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with the Movement partners, PNSs, Government and other partners on Health programme and EPR at international, National, State, LGA and Community levels.
Develop and strengthen robust health programmes at Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with relevant departments.
Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key intervention reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholders
Coordinate Monthly Health programme meeting with programme meetings with programme officers to evaluate performance and ensure compliance to code of conduct.
Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Health programming and EPR, reporting and implementation of programme activities.
Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
Ensure that monthly, quarterly six-monthly and yearly Health and Care reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
Work with subordinates (Health and Care staff) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of Health & Care department.
Work towards the achievement of NRCS’ goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork, to ensure alleviation of human suffering nationwide.
Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation; and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society.
Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific task.
Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers.
Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum University Degree in Medicine, Bio-chemistry, Chemistry or related fields
Experience in the Red Cross Movement is a significant advantage
Experience in Health activities
Experience in supervising and Training of Teams

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Pharmacy and medical equipment management
Organization and team management
Monitoring, analysis and Reporting skills
Excellent communication skills in English. Fluency in other languages is an added advantage
Valid medical licence to practice in Nigeria
Excellent IT skills

Work Experience:
Minimum of 5 years work experience

PROCUREMENT OFFICER

JOB CODE:
AJ13 - 14
Responsible to: Manager, Supply Chain Management

JOB SUMMARY
The Procurement Officer will be responsible for development of a Procurement Plan and undertake processes for the Procurement of Goods, Works and Services for the National Society in accordance with the approved Financial Budget and Procurement Framework.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Support and assist Procurement Delegate to plan, co-ordinate and organize the National Society’s procurement activities in full compliance with NRCS Procurement Procedures and best practices to enable a high quality, efficient and cost-effective procurement process that meets the requests of the services users.
Assist in the maintenance of National Society standard procurement practices keeping records to full audit trail standard.
Assist in obtaining no less than three quotations, preparation of a Comparative Bid Analysis, and advice in recommending purchasing, with all information being systematically recorded in Purchase Committee minutes where appropriate.
Assist in the preparation and submission of appropriate supporting documents to the Committee on Contracts at the National level
To liaise with relevant field level operational partners and governmental bodies and keep up to date with local market conditions to enable delivery of most efficient procurement service.
Liaise with suppliers, service providers and other relevant stakeholders regarding delivery of supplies or services and keeping all parties informed of any changes in a timely manner.
Prepare and present procurement files to local Committee of Contracts, and submit required documents for approval.
Ensure that quality control/checks are conducted for all items, materials, or tools procured and delivered by suppliers, that they all meet specifications stated in contracts, are fit for the intended purpose, and have appropriate inspection certificates, when required.
To carry accountability for ensuring that all procured goods and services are compliant with NRCS regulations and quality standards, are fit for purpose and inspection compliant
Support the Procurement Delegate/ Logistics Coordinator, with appropriate authorization, execute the purchase of appropriate supplies and arrange delivery in a timely and cost effective manner.
Liaise and co-ordinate with the relevant departments/functions regarding delivery of supplies and keep all parties informed of any changes in a timely manner.
Assist in the maintenance of an accurate and up-to-date supplier information database for regularly purchased items, and keep updated on local market conditions. Assist and maintenance records of the new supplier assessment and performance of the existing suppliers.
Ensure the maintenance of a good professional working relationship with suppliers and inspection companies.
Maintain and be responsible for the compilation and regular updating of pipeline goods, and disseminate it to all functions and departments as appropriate.
Assist in the preparation of regular, timely and accurate narrative and financial reports for the National Society and for donors.
Financial accountability: when/if working advances (WA) are provide, be accountable for all funds received and provide the NRCS standard reports on them.
Apply and implement a full anti-corruption risk mitigation in all procurement transaction and dealings with Vendors.
Perform other duties that may be requested by the Procurement Delegate /Logistics Coordinator
Perform emergency duties as required and be available for during holidays if the situation so warrants.
Develops the Procurement and Disposal Plans and Budgets for the National Society in accordance with the requirements of Regulations, Funding Agencies and sound Procurement Practices.
Prepares frameworks and Bidding documents for Procurement of Goods, Works and Services in accordance with established guidelines.
Prepares prequalification documents and support, Bid Evaluation and Selection processes in accordance with the Procurement Practices
Works in liaison with User Departments in Contract Management, in accordance with Regulations; and arrange Vendor Invoices for submission to Finance Department for payment.
Monitors the Bidding processes for Goods, Works and Services with particular reference to choice of media, advertising and Bidding periods, receipt of Bids and Bid opening requirements.
Compiles and prepares timely and accurate monthly reports and other reports for Management in accordance with regulations.
Prepares best evaluated Bidder Notices and maintains a Notice Board and ensure due publication of all notices.
Updates and maintains a Contracts Register, and a system of safe records keeping for the department
Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant should possess a good University Degree in Procurement and Supplies Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or related fields. A post graduate degree would be an advantage
Professional qualification in Procurement or Management
A minimum of five or more years’ experience in similar position preferably a busy organization with good computer literacy skills (proficient in all MS Office, especially Excel)
Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks in a multicultural setting;
A system-oriented person with high sense of judgment, excellent communication and writing skills
All applicants should adhere to The Fundamental Principles of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.
Skills:

Excellent Management skills
Procurement Skills
Budget and Finance Skills
Moral authority to model the independent role
Ability to work in a cross-functional environment
Excellent communications skills including report writing
Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks
Knowledge of procedures and best standards for the purchase of goods and services
Knowledge of the NRCS procurement and financial management procedures
Proven experience to carry out procurement assessment and set up operations

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 4 years Procurement work experience
Experience in managing and training staff/volunteers
Experience of working for a humanitarian aid organization
Red Cross knowledge and experience

TO APPLY
Applicants should send a 1-page 4-year Vision Statement for the Nigerian Red Cross Society and CV as attachments to: cv@aquarianconsult.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

The CV must include the names and addresses of three (3) referees one of whom must be within the Directorate level.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted

DUE DATE: 23 November, 2016

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