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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 190 member National Societies. The Organisation acts before, during and after disasters and health emergences to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality) and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in its commitment to building strong National Societies and to supporting scaling up of National Societies’ services to the most vulnerable populations, has established a Cluster office in Abuja to support five countries of Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo as well as Liberia and Sierra Leone which are country offices.
The Cluster works in close collaboration with the Regional office in Nairobi Kenya. The Regional Office has counterparts in various technical fields including Health, DCPRR, OD, PMER, PRD, Finance and Administration

SENIOR SECURITY OFFICER

Classification Level Senior Officer

Organizational Unit / Duty Station (Department / Zone Office / Delegation..... etc)

Abuja Cluster Office

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR’S TITLE HEAD OF CLUSTER (HOC)

TECHNICAL MANAGER’S TITLE (IF APPLICABLE)


Sub-regional Security Delegate, West & Central Africa, (if this post is extended) or Regional Security Coordinator, Africa

JOB PURPOSE
To assist the Abuja Cluster in managing all matters related to security management.
Assist the Abuja Cluster in coordinating effective security processes and procedures that aim to further improve
the Federation’s overall security management in the Cluster with a major focus on Nigeria.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluate, monitor, and assist in improving the IFRC Security Minimum Security Requirement (MSR) compliance.
Evaluate, monitor compliance with mandatory IFRC trainings (e-learning programs), and device
mechanisms to ensure full compliance by all IFRC personnel (incl. integrated PNS personnel).
In close coordination with RSC, SRSD, or Security Unit Geneva, organise training sessions for IFRC and NRCS staff on security & safety management.
Ensure the security and contingency plans are updated and rehearsed, on a regular basis (minimum bi- yearly).
Monitor the security environment across the Cluster countries, and keep the HoC, Sub-regional security
delegate, and Regional Security Coordinator informed of developments as well as major incidents and events in a timely manner.
Monitor and report on IFRC security incident and support the HoC and staff in addressing security incidents.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Monitor and review Cluster travel security clearance requests.
Provide newly arrived delegates, newly employed local staff, and visitors from abroad with up-to- date security briefing.
Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the staff of PNS’s, the ICRC, the NRCS, UN,
INGO’s, and with government authorities (military, police, civil and the government intelligence agencies), Liaise and coordinate with Private Security Provider in Nigeria.
Supervise and ensure that security guards deployed undertake their duties on a 24/7 basis in Nigeria.
Train security guards in relation to post orders, incl. access control, alarm response, fire etinguishers, and other standard safety equipment.
Undertake other tasks assigned by HoC.
Duties applicable to all staff
Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Education 
Preferred
Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and managers)

REQUIRED

UNDSS security certification programme (SCP) trained and qualified
A relevant education at undergraduate level, e.g. BA, BSc, LLB

EXPERIENCE
Required
Minimum 5 years’ working eperience in a humanitarian organization (e.g. UN,INGO, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement)
Minimum 3 year’s working eperience in an emergency response unit (UN,commercial security, police, or military)
Robust in-country contetual understanding and operational eperience

Preferred
Minimum 3 year’s first-hand eperience with IFRC security management system

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Required
Good communication skills
Very good analytical skills in political, socio-economic, and security areas
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Good stress management skills
Self supporting in computers [Windows, Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.] and security technology (e.g. physical security measures, CCTV systems, HF & VHF radios, satellite communications)
Valid driving license (light vehicles)
Languages

REQUIRED
Fluently spoken and written English

PREFERRED
Knowledge of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

SENIOR HEALTH OFFICER

JOB PURPOSE

The scope of the Senior Health Officer position is to provide support to the five countries covered by the West Coast country support team; Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo. S/he shall be based in Abuja and as a secondary responsibility, be supporting the Nigeria Red Cross Society (NRCS) in their day to day Health and care related activities. His/her primary responsibility will be to implement the Cluster Health strategy.

The primary duties of the Focal point for Health and Care are to:
Support capacity building of the NS Health and Care departments at Headquarters and branch levels.
Work closely with the NS Counterparts to contribute towards integrated disaster preparedness, Risk
Reduction, operation response, Resilience building and recovery.
Liaise with and encourage NS to engage effectively with other key health sector players at national level,
Monitor the National and Regional spread and severity of current epidemic diseases and proactively communicate emerging health related issues to focal points of contact as appropriate, in collaboration with relevant agencies.
Represent IFRC in relevant health sector forums and networks and share among these sectors and forums, information about RC/RC technical knowhow developed and lessons learned.
Have the responsibility to support the NSs in proposal development for funding with an aim towards epanding the current health portfolio
Liaise with partners to identify opportunities for engagement, to work with the NS to enhance its visibility vis-àvis the Ministries of Health and relevant departments in the five countries;
Support regular monitoring and evaluation of country level community based health programmes.
Support development of a training curriculum/strategy for the NS Health Staff at Headquarter and
Branch levels covering areas such as: community based health and nutrition approaches and topics as well as in project planning, budgeting, reporting and proposal writing.
Document best practices and lessons learnt in community based health programme implementation

JOB DESCRIPTION
Build and maintain a knowledge database and disseminate technical information, updates and innovation in the health sector to PNS and Cluster.
Participate in health trainings, meetings and forums when applicable.
Produce regular quality technical reports to the Cluster and in collaboration with the PMER Delegate
The secondary duties of the Focal point for Health and Care are to

Support any projects that are currently being implemented by the Nigeria RC to ensure quality of activities and timely and accurate reporting.
Monitor the National spread and severity of current epidemic diseases
Represent IFRC in relevant health sector forums and networks in Nigeria
Liaise with partners to identify opportunities for engagement, to work with the NS to enhance its visibility vis-àvis the Ministries of Health and relevant departments in Nigeria;
Support regular monitoring and evaluation of country level community based health programmes.
Participate in health trainings, meetings and forums when applicable.
Ensure effective working relationships with NS technical counterparts and leadership.
Duties applicable to all staff
Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION

Required
Relevant university degree (such as Management, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences, etc.)
Master’s Degree in Public Health or related Discipline

EXPERIENCE

Required
A Minimum of 2 years’ eperience in leading and managing public health programs in a humanitarian organization in developing countries.
Good understanding of the humanitarian environment, strong analytical skills and capacity to translate analysis into strategy and planning.
A very good track record of networking, influencing and negotiating and building relationships effectively.
Experience in proposal development, report writing, and developing budgets.
Experience of field based implementation.
Experience of financial management to ensure compliance.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Required
Self-supporting in computers
Coordination and partner relationship building
Demonstrated technical epertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluationSkills in training and developing National Society capacity
Skills in training and developing staff capacity
Excellent skills in networking with other agencies and organisations
Valid international driving licence (manual gears)

Languages
Required
Fluent in written and spoken English.

COMPETENCIES
Professionalism
National society relations
Managerial effectiveness
Teamwork and Team building
Judgement-Decisionmaking
Managing performance
Strategic orientation
Communication
Innovation
Integrity
Diversity

TO APPLY
Applicants should send Cvs by clicking the apply now button or send hard copy sealed and delivered at:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
Plot 589 T.O.S. Benson Crescent,
Off Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Way,
Utako District, Abuja - Nigeria.

DUE DATE: 13 February, 2017

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