Assistant, Programme (British Red Cross) at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

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  • Company: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Location: Nigeria
  • State: Abuja Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

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.

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
  • Financial documents
  • Programmatic and strategy related documents
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Maintain the office calendar:
  • 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
  • Undertake other duties as are reasonably required

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
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines is preferred
  • Initiative and flexibility is preferred
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is preferred
  • Fluently spoken and written English is required

Competencies and Values:

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

Application Closing Date
21st November, 2021.

Method of Application

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