IFRC recrute 01 Assistant, Programme- British Red Cross

IFRC recrute 01 Assistant, Programme- British Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Abuja, Nigeria

Assistant, Programme- British Red Cross

Vacancy No.:S04366

Contract Type:National

Application Deadline:08-Sep-2023

Job Posted on:25-Aug-2023


Duty Station:Abuja

Duty Station Status:N/A

Duration:6 months

Accompanied Status:N/A

Grade:National Staff

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat has five regional offices, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).

The IFRC office in Abuja is the hub to support the Red Cross-National Societies of the Abuja Country Cluster Delegation (Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Ghana) and has a status agreement with Nigerian government. The Abuja Country Cluster office deliver the IFRC mandate in the sub-region with a focus on Disaster Management, Capacity Building of the National Societies and Humanitarian Diplomacy.

The British Red Cross (BRC) opened an office in Abuja in January 2019. The focus of BRC work in Nigeria is the implementation of a disaster management programme in the states of Bauchi, Delta, FCT, Imo and Lagos (others to be added as the programme progresses)

Job Purpose

This role will support the British Red Cross country team with tasks on the different projects with the Nigerian Red Cross, especially support to the development of the FSL project.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

He/ she will have the following responsibilities:

Provide support in development of Food Security and Livelihoods component of the Disaster Management Programme

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

Ensure team travels and logistics are properly organized

Mange working advances from IFRC and prepare monthly invoices

Support the BRC Programme Coordinator in planning and reporting related to the Country 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 IFRC/ BRC 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.


Bachelor’s degree in international relations, Public health or relevant field



Experience providing administrative and logistics support

Experience in analyzing information for writing reports, background papers, or newsletters.

Experience within a multi-cultural environment


Experience working in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement or similar organization.

Experience with Disaster Management programming

Knowledge, Skills and Languages

Strong communication skills

Computer Literate (especially excel, word, power point)

Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

Initiative and flexibility

Accuracy and attention to details

Competencies, Values and Comments


Fluently spoken and written English

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