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Job at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is dedicated to preventing and alleviating human suffering in warfare and in emergencies such as epidemics, floods and earthquakes.



Develops strategies and plans of action for ICRC’s engagement with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and implements them
Reinforce the ICRC’s network of interlocutors at ECOWAS and within international organizations working with ECOWAS
Promotes International Humanitarian Law and ICRC thematic issues of concern with the ECOWAS and within international organisations working with ECOWAS
Initiates and organises events with key Departments and Directorates in ECOWAS and the diplomatic community
Collects and analyses relevant information in order to identify the emerging actors and issues within ECOWAS, so as to enable, if required, an adequate positioning of the institution
Conducts analyses of the general multilateral environment in Abuja Nigeria, and in West Africa
Identifies, participates in and/or organises relevant events (e.g. conferences, workshops, meetings) on multilateral issues of concern to the ICRC, and represent the ICRC when required
Facilitates regular exchange of information between the Delegation in Abuja and other Delegations in ECOWAS Member States/the ICRC’s Delegation to the African Union (AU)


Masters degree in Law, Diplomacy, International Relations or closely related fields
Very good knowledge of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international affairs
Minimum 4 years work experience in multilateral field with governmental, international organizations, or NGO
Excellent command of written and spoken English and good knowledge of French
Knowledge of treaty implementation or governmental/parliamentary law-making processes.

Excellent networking and diplomatic skills
Very good drafting as well as analytical reporting capacities
Very strong capacities to develop strategies and plan of actions and to implement them
Ability to handle various thematic files in a transversal manner
Capacity to work in a team, but also to act independently and to take initiative
Excellent communication skills; able to represent ICRC and ICRC institutional positions to external audiences.



Ensures that financial supporting documents are produced and acceptable according to ICRC financial rules (translation, supplier information and stamp, logistic support documents, approvals etc.)
Monitors regularity of payments and to reports discrepancies
Takes charge of daily management of the Sub-Delegation bank account under supervision of the Head of Office
Monitors premises lease agreements: drafts new contracts, follow-up expiring lease agreement, processes renewal
Sets up HR files of newly recruited staff and requests all compulsory personal documents
Ensures each event in the professional life of each resident staff is documented in his/her HR file (confirmation letter, training certificates, upgrade, change of position, disciplinary measures etc)
Provides staffs with advices and/or assistance pertaining to HR matters
Arranges hotel/guestroom accommodation for visitors and processes administrative follow up of welcome expenses (invoices and all required attachments according to procedure) and to ensure their payments
Performs other duties as requested by the Head of Office


University education in business administration or secretariat
4 years’ professional experience in a similar field
Fluent written and spoken English
High computer literacy and very good computer skills especially Office software.

Team leadership skills
Sense of confidentiality and reliable
Initiative, organised, methodical and flexible personality,
Strong humanitarian motivation
Capacity to manage and to mentor staff under his/her supervision



Checks accounting documents are complete in compliance with ICRC’s financial rules
Processes data record in the accounting software according to ICRC chart of accounts and procedures
Makes sure on daily basis that no book has any pending balance
Prepares accounting vouchers with respective supporting documents and to present them for validation to Finance & Administration Manager
Produces accounting statistics on regular basis or when requested to do so
Ensures respect of financial procedures and guidelines
Performs other Finance task as may be assigned by his Manager

University degree in accounting or any relevant field
3 years work experience in a similar field
Good command of spoken and written English
Very good computer literacy, especially Excel
Very good knowledge in double-accounting

Rigor, methodical and good analytical skills
Sense of confidentiality
Ability to work independently and meticulously

Persons interested and qualified should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to

Please clearly indicate the job title as the subject of your application
(Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

The deadline for the submission of applications will be 14.06.2017, 16:30 h. 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. 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: 14 June, 2017


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