International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Recruitment 2021

Job Vacancy
Written by sparkgist

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world’s largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant, Programme (British Red Cross)

Job number: S00890
Location: West Africa Country Cluster, Abuja
Duration: 12 months

Job Purpose

  • While formally reporting to the Head of Country Cluster, he / she will be operationally managed by the Country Manager, British Red Cross and the Programme Officer, British Red Cross.
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Job Duties and Responsibilities
He/ she will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide support to issues related to the Development of the Nigeria Red Cross Society, including:
  • Coordination with the National Society and other relevant RC / RC movement partners on the follow-up of the findings of the due diligence process to ensure that identified organizational weaknesses will be addressed
  • Support in preparing for meetings related to National Society Development (review of documents, drafting of position papers)
  • Support in accompanying the National Society in the process of operationalizing the NRCS country strategy
  • Support the BRC Programme Officer in planning, implementation and reporting related to the Disaster Management programme (and possibly additional programmes in future), as well as administrative management
  • Prepare regular reports and organize records
  • Provide support in the development of programme proposals
  • Organize a filing system for important and confidential documents:
  • Policies and procedures
  • Keep an overview of relevant meetings and events
  • Maintain an overview of staff on visits to Nigeria
  • Support in the procurement of items and services according to office procedures
  • Follow up on other office services and maintenance when needed (plumbing, painting, etc)
  • General office administration
  • Adhere to the RC / RC movement values
  • Financial documents
  • Programmatic and strategy related documents
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Maintain the office calendar:
  • Undertake other duties as are reasonably required
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Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant for the position is required


  • Work experience in assistant positions (not necessarily in the Red Cross) is preferred
  • Work experience within a multi-cultural environment is preferred
  • Working experience with Disaster Management programming is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Language:

  • Strong communication skills is preferred
  • Computer Literate (especially excel, word, power point) is preferred
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is preferred
  • Fluently spoken and written English is required
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines is preferred
  • Initiative and flexibility is preferred

Competencies and Values:

  • National Society and customer relations
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Empowering others.
  • Communications
  • Collaboration and teamwork



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply


Application Deadline  21st November, 2021.