Health Field Officer 2 (Nutrition) at ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross

Weapon Contamination (WeC) Field Officer At  The International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC

  • Contract
  • Nigeria


 The International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC- (www.icrc.org) is an independent humanitarian organisation, neutral and impartial. Abuja Delegation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below

Under the supervision and technical guidance of the Weapon Contamination Delegate (WeC Del), the Weapon Contamination Field

Officer (WeC FO) will ensure that WeC activities facilitate and complement other aspects of ICRC emergency programs such as relief (but not exclusively) distributions, Economic support activities, water provision, health services and dead body management in his/her Area of Responsibility (AoR).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that WeC activities facilitate and complement other aspects of ICRC emergency programs such as relief distributions, livestock support activities, water provision, health services and dead body management, etc. in his/her AoR, under the direction of the WeC Del or the Armed Forces and Security (FAS) Coordinator. 
  • Plan WeC Risk Awareness activities according to the RASB guideline and community’s needs. This will be done in accordance with the overall planning of the Delegation and the WeC Del. 
  • Conduct WeC Risk Awareness activities as planned and approved by the Heads of Sub-Delegation (HoSD) and the WeC Del. 
  • Accompany field visits, deliver the Risk Awareness to the beneficiaries where applicable during the visit, in coordination with other departments (WatHab, EcoSeC, Health, etc.). 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of training programs and material on WeC Risk Awareness for the partner organizations where applicable. 
  • Gather information regarding mines/UXO/IEDs situation, incidents, socio-economic condition, level of WeC Risk awareness, etc. in his/her AoR. 
  • Develop and maintain contacts with the authorities at local level.
  • Obtain, if not already obtained, all required authorizations – administration, police, military and local authorities in an area of WeC interest, and coordinate with the community in the area – and establish community liaison.   
  • Provide timely, clear and concise reporting in accordance with the established reporting system and formats, maintaining and making available documentation as specified by the internal SOP´s and requirements, specially related to Risk Awareness Activities. 
  • In coordination with the field delegate and as per approved protocols, refer particularly vulnerable Mine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) victims to the ICRC Health Department, and follow up on actions and beneficiaries. 
  • Deliver WeC Risk Awareness to the ICRC staff, partners and beneficiaries when requested. 

Education and Experience Required

  • Relevant degree from a university or technical college
  • At least 3 years overall professional experience in a related field.
  • Work experience in Humanitarian Mine Action Sector is an asset. 
  • Academically or professionally proficient in a Risk Awareness-related subject or pedagogics. Ÿ             Previous experience with the ICRC or other humanitarian agency desired.

Desired profile and Skills

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Hausa. 
  • Working knowledge (speaking and understanding) of Kanuri is an asset.
  • Excellent computer, negotiation and communication skills. 
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work within a multicultural team and to establish effective working relationships both internally and externally. 

How to Apply

  • Send Curriculum vitae, Cover letter and NYSC Certificate to [email protected]
  • Clearly indicate “ABJ202100218 WeC Field Officer ABJ” as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
  • In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen:
  • Qualification(s)
  • Current location
  • Languages you speak
  • Years of relevant experience

The deadline for the submission of applications will be 05.11.2021, 16:30hrs.  Late application will not be considered Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, status, disability etc. 

However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process. 


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