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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.

HEALTH FIELD OFFICER (NUTRITIONIST)

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Serves as the focal point for all matters related to the ICRC supported Nutrition component in primary health care program in his/her area of responsibility
Monitors the achievement of the objectives and the related Plan of Action

Builds up the capacity of the Primary Health Care Centres (PHCC) staff to run this component and monitors its efficiency and effectiveness
Contributes to assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of nutrition program
Contributes to continuous assessment and monitoring of Nutrition situation in area of responsibility
Liaises and attends regular meetings with the relevant ward development committee for follow up, flow of communication and instilling ownership and capacity to the committee
Monitors and analyses consumption and any inconsistencies in stock, reporting back to the Nutrition Delegate
Manages emergency medical stock together with Health Delegate

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Nurse or Nutritionist registered with the Nursing council of Nigeria
4 years’ work experience in a similar position
At least 3 years work experience in public health nutrition
Good knowledge of public health, and of local health services, staff and system
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
Very good computer skills, including spreadsheets
Good knowledge of the Ministry of Health and Medical Nutrition programs in Nigeria

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Well-developed analytical skills
Good communications and negotiation skills, confident in talking in front of a large public, sense of responsibility
Field oriented and good networking
Excellent team spirit and acquired capacity to manage stressful situations
Flexibility and quick response capacity to endure recurrent changes in working schedule
Be able to maintain respect to his/her colleagues, interlocutors and profession/duty in different circumstances
Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills
Prepared to spend at least 70% of time doing field visits

POLYVALENT FIELD OFFICER
LOCATION:
Biu

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Acts as an adviser, contributor, performer and supporter to the Management in Biu in close coordination and under the direct supervision of the Head of Office (HoO)
Supports the Head of Office with security management, conflict analysis, networking with key interlocutors, mapping of stakeholders and identifying humanitarian needs in line with ICRC’s mandate and operational priorities in Nigeria
Identifies and follows up on protection concerns in Biu Area of Responsibility (AoR) under the supervision of the HoO
Represents the ICRC properly with different levels of interlocutors and maintains a respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, interlocutors and colleagues
Conducts protection assessments as per needs in Biu AoR and ensures timely reporting
Follows up on premises and perimeter security

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
University degree preferably in Social Sciences
Background in security services an asset (the interested should hold a senior officer rank)
Minimum of 4 years of experience in positions with public outreach or security management
Excellent knowledge of the political, security and socio-cultural/religious dynamics of southern Borno (Biu Office AoR)
Existing network with key players of at least one of the mentioned layers (politics, security, religious circles, society)
Advanced analytical skills, especially on political, security and social dynamics of Biu Office AoR but also regional perspective
Good communication skills with good knowledge of written and oral English and advanced reporting skills (written reports). Good command of Hausa. Knowledge of Kanuri an asset.
Advanced computer skills a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience in security management an asset
Former work with a humanitarian organisation or NGO/CSO an asset

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Rigorous, methodical and accurate
High organizational skills
Very good negotiation and interpersonal skills
Honesty & integrity
Able to cope with stressful situations
Sensitivity and empathy to work with beneficiaries of the ICRC (victims of conflict/violence)
Flexibility to work in the field and over time when needed
Team-work oriented
Respect for protocol and official diplomatic communication
Ability to keep discretion and handling confidential matters effectively
Sound capacity to strictly apply ICRC rules and procedures
Sound analytical skills

TO APPLY
Applicants should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to: ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org clearly indicate "HFO Nutritionist Yola" as the subject of your application

Note
Please clearly indicate the job title and location as the subject of your application
Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated
Late submission of 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.
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.

DUE DATE: 12 May, 2017

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