Ongoing recruitment at The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Abuja November 2016

The Nigerian Red Cross,
as part of its strategic plan to position itself as Nigeria’s leading
humanitarian and disaster management intervention organization, is
currently recruiting highly professional and mission-focused
individuals to fill the key position below in the organization.

Successful candidates will be joining a visionary organization with an
extensive network of local branches in every state and over 800,000
volunteers working closely with those in need of humanitarian
assistance.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Job Code: AJ13 – 14
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Manager, Supply Chain Management
Job Summary

The Procurement Officer will be responsible for development of a
Procurement Plan and undertake processes for the Procurement of Goods,
Works and Services for the National Society in accordance with the
approved Financial Budget and Procurement Framework.
Responsibilities

  • Support and assist Procurement Delegate to plan, co-ordinate and
    organize the National Society’s procurement activities in full
    compliance with NRCS Procurement Procedures and best practices to enable
    a high quality, efficient and cost-effective procurement process that
    meets the requests of the services users.
  • Assist in the maintenance of National Society standard procurement practices keeping records to full audit trail standard.
  • Assist in obtaining no less than three quotations, preparation
    of a Comparative Bid Analysis, and advice in recommending purchasing,
    with all information being systematically recorded in Purchase Committee
    minutes where appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of appropriate supporting documents to the Committee on Contracts at the National level
  • To liaise with relevant field level operational partners and
    governmental bodies and keep up to date with local market conditions to
    enable delivery of most efficient procurement service.
  • Liaise with suppliers, service providers and other relevant
    stakeholders regarding delivery of supplies or services and keeping all
    parties informed of any changes in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and present procurement files to local Committee of Contracts, and submit required documents for approval.
  • Ensure that quality control/checks are conducted for all items,
    materials, or tools procured and delivered by suppliers, that they all
    meet specifications stated in contracts, are fit for the intended
    purpose, and have appropriate inspection certificates, when required.
  • To carry accountability for ensuring that all procured goods and
    services are compliant with NRCS regulations and quality standards, are
    fit for purpose and inspection compliant
  • Support the Procurement Delegate/ Logistics Coordinator, with
    appropriate authorization, execute the purchase of appropriate supplies
    and arrange delivery in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with the relevant departments/functions
    regarding delivery of supplies and keep all parties informed of any
    changes in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the maintenance of an accurate and up-to-date supplier
    information database for regularly purchased items, and keep updated on
    local market conditions. Assist and maintenance records of the new
    supplier assessment and performance of the existing suppliers.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a good professional working relationship with suppliers and inspection companies.
  • Maintain and be responsible for the compilation and regular
    updating of pipeline goods, and disseminate it to all functions and
    departments as appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation of regular, timely and accurate
    narrative and financial reports for the National Society and for donors.
  • Financial accountability: when/if working advances (WA) are
    provide, be accountable for all funds received and provide the NRCS
    standard reports on them.
  • Apply and implement a full anti-corruption risk mitigation in all procurement transaction and dealings with Vendors.
  • Perform other duties that may be requested by the Procurement Delegate /Logistics Coordinator
  • Perform emergency duties as required and be available for during holidays if the situation so warrants.
  • Develops the Procurement and Disposal Plans and Budgets for the
    National Society in accordance with the requirements of Regulations,
    Funding Agencies and sound Procurement Practices.
  • Prepares frameworks and Bidding documents for Procurement of
    Goods, Works and Services in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Prepares prequalification documents and support, Bid Evaluation
    and Selection processes in accordance with the Procurement Practices
  • Works in liaison with User Departments in Contract Management,
    in accordance with Regulations; and arrange Vendor Invoices for
    submission to Finance Department for payment.
  • Monitors the Bidding processes for Goods, Works and Services
    with particular reference to choice of media, advertising and Bidding
    periods, receipt of Bids and Bid opening requirements.
  • Compiles and prepares timely and accurate monthly reports and other reports for Management in accordance with regulations.
  • Prepares best evaluated Bidder Notices and maintains a Notice Board and ensure due publication of all notices.
  • Updates and maintains a Contracts Register, and a system of safe records keeping for the department

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to
describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position.
It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of
duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red
Cross Society.

Qualifications

  • The applicant should possess a good University Degree in
    Procurement and Supplies Management, Business Administration, Commerce,
    Economics or related fields. A post graduate degree would be an
    advantage
  • Professional qualification in Procurement or Management
  • A minimum of five or more years’ experience in similar position
    preferably a busy organization with good computer literacy skills
    (proficient in all MS Office, especially Excel)
  • Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks in a multicultural setting;
  • A system-oriented person with high sense of judgment, excellent communication and writing skills
  • All applicants should adhere to The Fundamental Principles of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

Skills:

  • Excellent Management skills
  • Procurement Skills
  • Budget and Finance Skills
  • Moral authority to model the independent role
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment
  • Excellent communications skills including report writing
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of procedures and best standards for the purchase of goods and services
  • Knowledge of the NRCS procurement and financial management procedures
  • Proven experience to carry out procurement assessment and set up operations

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years Procurement work experience
  • Experience in managing and training staff/volunteers
  • Experience of working for a humanitarian aid organization
  • Red Cross knowledge and experience

Job Title: Internal Auditor/Risk Manager
Job Code: AJ13 – 12
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: SG, NP
Job Summary

  • The Internal Auditor is responsible to ensure an independent,
    objective assessment and assurance to improve operations and performance
    in NRCS.
  • The internal Auditor is responsible for investigating reports of
    suspected wrongdoing, examine operating information and the means used
    to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • The internal auditor is faced with the task of reviewing the
    means for safeguarding assets; ascertain if results are consistent with
    management’s objectives and goals.
  • In addition, such person appraises the economy and efficiency
    with which resources are employed; and reviews the systems established
    to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, plans, laws, and
    regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Review the reliability and integrity of management, financial and operating information;
  • Review compliance with policies, regulations, procedures and laws’
  • Review the means of safeguarding the assets of the Nigerian Red Cross Society;
  • Appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed;
  • Review operations or programs to determine whether results and
    outcomes are consistent with established objectives, and whether goals
    are being achieved;
  • Participate in the design of major internal controls systems; and
  • Provide advisory service to the board, as required or requested, on internal controls, risk management and audit issues

Internal Audit:

  • Identifies risk areas to determine the audit scope
  • Plans and perform operational, process and compliance audits
  • Evaluates operations and processes with special regard to efficiency and effectiveness
  • Reviews compliance with internal policies, procedures and external regulations
  • Reports audit findings to respective management and the Board
  • Monitors action plans and status reports
  • Performs special investigations as per request
  • Collaborates closely with all levels of management and employees
  • Promotes good business practices

Internal Control System:

  • Maintains and further improves the standardized group wide Internal Control System
  • Reviews and assesses the internal controls
  • Develops solutions in order to improve processes and/or systems
  • Provides guidance and training on relevant control processes
  • Assists management in the understanding and adaptation of internal control principles
  • Coordinates the cooperation with external auditors

Risk Management:

  • Plans, executes and monitors the overall risk management process
  • Ensures evaluation of identified risks considering criteria such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors
  • Supports the organization in establishing scenario planning and business continuity plans
  • Develops and implements risk reporting

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to
describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position.
It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of
duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red
Cross Society.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA or BS/HND qualification in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Chartered or member of a professional body is required
  • 3 years or more Audit Firm Experience is highly required
  • Experience working with NGO’s preferred
  • Proven previous experience in project management

Experience in:

  • Establishment and enforcement of sound internal controls
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English
  • Strong operational management ability; a clear focus on results –
    sets goals, plans, and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and
    progress of work against plans

Work experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years work experience

Job Title: Secretary General
Job Code: AJ13 – 01
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Governing Board
Job Summary

The Secretary General is, by law, the Chief Administrative Manager of
the affairs of the National Society of the Nigerian Red Cross Society,
and is saddled with the responsibility of co-ordinating and supervising
the operations of the Heads of departments or controllers, including the
activities at the branches, divisions, zonal levels, sub-committees and
any other function as may be assigned to the office from time to time.
Responsibilities

  • Being the most senior full time manager, the Secretary General
    shall be the highest Management Authority in the National Society
    Secretariat carrying out his functions under the authority of the Board.
  • To implement the decisions of the Central Council executive
    Committee, the Board and other mandate given to him by other bodies of
    the society.
  • To manage and control the secretariat and be responsible for the
    execution of the work entrusted to it so as to achieve the stated goals
    of the Society.
  • To prepare annual budgets and annual financial reports working
    with the National Adviser for Finance and Planning and the National
    Treasurer.
  • To organize the different services of the secretariat in accordance with the decisions of the Board.
  • To be the authorized representative of the society in relation
    to other parties and courts of law for all transactions executed in
    notaries form relating to the acquisitions, administration and
    expenditure of the Society.
  • To implement the decisions of the Central Council, the Central Council executive Committee and the Board.
  • To carry out any other function assigned to him by the present
    statute or entrusted to him by the Central Council Executive Committee,
    or the President.
  • To report on the activities of the Society to the Board, the
    Central Council Executive Committee and the Central Council as the
    situation dictates.
  • To attend the Central Council and the Central Council Executive Committee and the Board as the Secretary.

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to
describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position.
It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of
duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red
Cross Society.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Post graduate studies is an advantage.

The Secretary General is expected to possess:

  • Extensive experience in Leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in humanitarian and community development
  • Experience in training/working with youth and volunteers is an advantage
  • Understanding of current key international law issues related to armed conflict and humanitarian affairs
  • Keen interest to keep up-to-date with world humanitarian affairs
  • Empathy with humanitarian causes and a commitment to the Fundamental Principle of the International Red Cross Movement
  • Competence in a variety of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, social media
  • Understanding of The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Government and legislative processes an advantage
  • Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement a significant advantage

Skills:

  • Administrative and executive skills to successfully integrate the National Red Cross Society
  • Leadership skills to determine the character and efficiency of the national society
  • Strong communications skills. Fluency in languages is an added advantage
  • Mediation skills
  • The highest qualities of political judgment, tact and integrity
  • Ability to build team spirit
  • Moral authority to model the independent role

Work experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years work experience

Travel:

  • The appointee must be able to travel within Nigeria and overseas.

Job Title: Assistant Secretary General
Job Code: AJ13 – 02
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
Job Summary
The Assistant Secretary General acts in place of the Secretary General in his absence to:

  • Supervise and Co-ordinate the activities of Human Resource and
    Organizational Development of the National Society through Management by
    objectives (MBO).
  • Supports the SG in providing team leadership and strategic
    direction to ensure successful and timely delivery of the National
    Society’s (NS) planned activities according to NRCS strategic plan and
    in line with the international Federation Strategy 2020.

Responsibilities

  • To support the Secretary General in his task and be responsible for such in the absence of the Secretary General.
  • Supervise and guide the activities of the Human Resource,
    Organizational Development and the functions of Zonal and Branch
    officers and advise the Secretary General on all NS Organizational and
    Human Resource issues.
  • Coordinate the process to develop appropriate periodic work plans and strategic development plan.
  • Coordinate activities leading to the revision of the SDP of the National Society.
  • Coordinate a process in formulation and drafting of partnership agreements
  • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in developing their structures and capacity to implement programme and activities.
  • Organize and co-ordinate results focused staff and volunteers training to improve activity implementation and reporting.
  • Develop and implement capacity and performance assessment system
    to determine strengths and gaps in implementation of National Society’s
    activities with the objective to improve performance.
  • Undertake assessment of current skills of subordinates and recommending capacity development programmes to improve performance.
  • Develop a six months performance objectives measurable,
    achievable and which has a time bound and clear indicators) specific to
    this job description and agreed upon with immediate supervisor (within
    one month of employment) performance will be evaluated against the
    progress towards these performance objectives.
  • Work with subordinate (Head of Departments, Officers and Zonal
    Officers) to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific
    to each of the employee’s job description (within one month) and whose
    performance will be evaluated against.
  • Perform annual job performance reviews of subordinates.
  • Show capacity to assist other personnel, and demonstrate the
    aptitude for maintaining cooperative and team spirit necessary to
    achieve objectives of the National headquarters.
  • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the Board.

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to
describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position.
It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of
duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red
Cross Society.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Post graduate studies will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive experience in Leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in humanitarian and community development
  • Experience in training/working with youth and volunteers an advantage
  • Understanding of current key international law issues related to armed conflict and humanitarian affairs
  • Keen interest to keep up-to-date with world humanitarian affairs
  • Empathy with humanitarian causes and a commitment to the Fundamental Principle of the International Red Cross Movement
  • Competence in a variety of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, social media
  • Understanding of The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Government and legislative processes an advantage
  • Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement a significant advantage

Languages:

  • Fluency in any other language will be an added advantage.

Work experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years work experience

Job Title: Head of Training Department
Job Code: AJ13 – 11
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
Purpose

  • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the
    planning, financing and accountability of its services and
    interventions, particularly on humanitarian relief and health services.
  • The Head of Training department, under the direction of the
    secretary General, manages the Training programmes of the Nation
    Society, working with relevant Department and Technical Teams.
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Duties applicable to all staff:

  • Work towards the achievement of the NRCS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
  • Show capacity to assist other members of management and Staff,
    aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to
    achieve the objectives of the National society.
  • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks.
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National officers.

Specific Duties and Accountabilities

  • Design and develop NS strategic, Operational plans and budget
    for Training (Staff, Volunteers, Communities and Corporate,
    Institutional and Commercial bodies).
  • Scale up and expand the “Commercial First Aid Training”, making better use and maximizing existing resources.
  • Work closely together with organisational and Human Resource
    Development, Disaster Management and Health as well as Care department
    to formulate and coordinate effective training strategies to ensure
    adequate technical support, synergy and consistency within the NS .
  • Work with related teams to develop relevant training curricula
    and modules in line with international standards to be approved by the
    Governance and reviewed annually for quality assurance.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, plans and proposals and
    submit through the Technical team to the Training Sub-Committee for
    approval.
  • Develop and sustain the National Society’s leading role on
    ‘First Aid’ training across the country with passion and
    professionalism.
  • Liaise and collaborate with Branches and Zones in the development and implementation of branch training plans.
  • Build capacity for Branches and Zones to enhance quality delivery of all training activities.
  • Develop and strengthen robust Training programme at the
    Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with
    relevant Health Department.
  • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key Training reports and share with the relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Document lessons learnt and best practises engaged in.
  • Coordinate monthly Training Department meeting with programme
    officers to ensure compliance with NS Training policy and guidelines.
  • Ensure that branches meet minimum standard on the implementation of Training programme activities.
  • Undertake regular assessment of skills of subordinates and Branches, develop and train them in order to improve performance.
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly Training
    reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
  • Work with the subordinates (Training staff) to develop a set of
    six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job
    description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
  • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of Training department

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Education, human resource or relevant field.
  • Masters degree in related field will be desirable.

Requirements Skills:

  • Proven work experience as a training manager.
  • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs.
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods
    (mentoring, couching, on-the-job or the classroom training, e-learning,
    workshop, simulations etc).
  • Excellent communication and leadership skill.
  • Ability to plan, multitask and manage time effectively.
  • Strong report writing and record keeping ability.
  • Good computer and database skills.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a training manager.

Job Title: Head of Logistics Unit
Job Code: AJ13 – 08 
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters)
Reporting to: Secretary General
Job Summary

  • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the entire
    order cycle, so as to ensure sustainability; particularly in the
    humanitarian relief and health services.
  • The Head of Logistics unit Department under the direction of the
    Secretary General, manages the overall supply chain, organises and
    monitors the storage and distribution of goods.

Responsibilities

  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and custom formalities.
  • Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
  • Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints
  • Draws up budget with the delegation administrator
  • Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce/local personnel.
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Comply with law and regulations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain
  • Masters degree in Supply Chain, Purchasing, import/export,
    transport, warehouse management or in any related field will be
    desirable.

Requirement/Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience
  • Proven working experience as a logistics manager
  • Record of successful distribution and logistics management
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
  • Proficient in standard logistics software
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • Humanitarian field experience is an asset.

Job Title: Head of Programme Planning, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER)  
Job Code: AJ13 – 09 
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Reports To: Secretary General
Job Purpose

  • Responsible for strengthening and improving the quality,
    performance and impact of the programmes by providing technical support
    to the NRCS programmes in planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation
    (M&E) processes.
  • The National Head of PMER will work closely with the IFRC
    Regional PMER unit to develop coherent PMER system aligned to the NCRS
    Strategy 2015-20 and IFRC standards. Also acts as the main PMER focal
    point in-county for all multilateral and bilateral projects.

To support NCRS programmes in ensuring that the elements of programme quality are considered prioritized by:

  • Supporting the programme staff in planning to ensure that
    elements needed for accurate reporting are well in place with particular
    focus on monitoring of progress and reporting on impact.
  • Quality assurance of appeals and reports as major contribution
    to the mobilization of funds for the National society’s programmes.
  • Supporting and facilitating the highlighting of outcomes, impact
    and learning in programme reports thereby increase the relevance of
    reports to donors and the wider humanitarian community.
  • Promoting and ensuring compliance to donor standards and requirements in reporting.

Duties applicable to all staff:

  • Work towards the achievement of the NCRS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
  • Show capacity to assist other members of management and Staff,
    aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to
    achieve the objectives of the National Society
  • Show initiative and creativity/innovative in implementation of specific tasks.
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and develop planning, reporting, monitoring and
    evaluation (PMER) processes and tools for NRCS programmes, projects and
    activities ensuring adaptation to the Zonal and branch context.
  • Coordinate the collection of data by NRCS programme managers in Red Cross branches.
  • Facilitate inter-sectorial planning and integration of common
    strategic as well as harmonization of various internal planning
    processes (strategic, operational and emergency).
  • Analyze key challenges in quality programming and assist with
    ensuring consistency with established standards. A key focus of the role
    is ensuring that critical cross-cutting issues (alignment with Strategy
    2020,Addis Ababa Plan of Action, Millennium Development Goals and Hyogo
    framework for Disaster Risk Reduction etc.)
  • Actively contribute during project planning meeting with all
    programmes (regional, bilateral) to ensure that detailed logical
    frameworks and budgets are produced.
  • Coordinate the compilation of accurate, regular, timely and
    consistent report in standard formats; compile other reports and
    information materials as required both within and outside the Red Cross
    Movement for ALL programmes, projects and SDP implementation.
  • Ensure that delegate and staff submit regular, timely, accurate and high quality narrative reports.
  • Assist the processing and management of pledges and donor reporting to ensure compliance with the agreed requirements.
  • Coach and train key field staff members responsible for data collection and monitoring of programme activities.
  • Facilitate any PMER-related training for NRCS National, Zonal and Branch programme staff and volunteers.
  • Assessment of programme quality using the pre-defined Quality
    Benchmark (Logframe) as well as to identify significant underlying
    factors that affect programme quality to enhance transparency,
    accountability and impart.
  • Assessment of data quality of selected programme performance
    indicators, verification of reported data and M&E system assessment.
  • Coordinate monthly PMER programme meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance of code of conduct.
  • Ensure quarterly and annual programme/project appraisal with
    clearly documented result and impact disseminated to Board and CCEC.
  • Support the documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.
  • As a member of the Disaster Response Task Force, ensure proper
    planning and input of all reporting aspects during the preparation of
    Emergency appeals in close consultation with the Disaster management
    department.
  • Maintain regular communication with Government and other agencies to ensure that NRCS PMER collection and dissemination of data.
  • Liaise with the Government, international and local agencies to
    ensure that NRCS PMER strategy is in line with national M&E
    frameworks.
  • Improve the use of statistics, maps, photos, beneficiary
    feedback etc.in reports and develop a specific filing/database system
    for easy retrieving of materials by interested parties.
  • Maintain a database of ALL programme, projects and activities of the National society.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Policy, Psychology or Evaluation in related field.
  • Master’s degree in related field will be desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in related profession.
  • Experience of different measurement & Evaluation frameworks and techniques.
  • A documented track record of planning, monitoring and Evaluation.

Job Title: Head of Health and Care Department
Job Code: AJ13 – 06
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
Job Summary

  • The Head of Health & Care Department, under the direction of
    the Secretary General, coordinates all health activities of the
    National Society.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and implement the NS Strategic and Operational
    Health and Care Programme, contingency/EPR Health plans and budgets.
  • Develop NS capacity at all levels on the management and
    implementation of health development plans, mitigation, preparedness,
    and response to health emergencies, natural disaster and epidemics.
  • Map out and run strategies for development of emergency health
    and epidemic control (EHEC) capacities and tools for the National
    Society.
  • Lead the response to health emergencies. Natural disasters, epidemics and community based Health programmes in Nigeria.
  • Establish, strengthen and equip Mothers club units in all the
    branches in collaboration with relevant partners with focus on maternal
    (including safe delivery), New-born and Child Health (MNCH), HIV/AIDS
    and Nutrition.
  • Facilitate the provision and rollout of EHEC tools to be
    prepositioned and distributed, as needed including watSan Kits, cholera
    kits, Safe Delivery kits, dignity kits, PPWs. In the branches and
    Division.
  • Establish, train and equip Health Action Teams (HAT) in the
    Branches, with focus on community First Aid (CFA), PSS and Clinical
    management of highly contagious diseases.
  • Provide advice and coaching on Health programmes, including
    development and adaptation of early warning systems in collaboration
    with partners.
  • Enforce and disseminate international emergency response
    standards and code of conduct (SPHERE, etc.) in collaboration with
    relevant Department.
  • Document and prepare specify activity reports; monthly, quarterly, annual report; and case studies.
  • Document and disseminate best practices engaged in and lessons
    learnt on NS health development, emergency health, epidemic preparedness
    and response programmes.
  • Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with the Movement
    partners, PNSs, Government and other partners on Health programme and
    EPR at international, National, State, LGA and Community levels.
  • Develop and strengthen robust health programmes at Headquarters,
    Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with relevant
    departments.
  • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key intervention reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholders
  • Coordinate Monthly Health programme meeting with programme
    meetings with programme officers to evaluate performance and ensure
    compliance to code of conduct.
  • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Health programming and EPR, reporting and implementation of programme activities.
  • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly six-monthly and yearly Health and
    Care reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
  • Work with subordinates (Health and Care staff) to develop a set
    of six months performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s
    job description and whose performance will be evaluated against.
  • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of Health & Care department.
  • Work towards the achievement of NRCS’ goals through effective
    managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork, to ensure
    alleviation of human suffering nationwide.
  • Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff,
    aptitude for maintaining cooperation; and team spirit necessary to
    achieve the objectives of the National Society.
  • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific task.
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers.

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to
describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position.
It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of
duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red
Cross Society.  
Qualifications

  • Minimum University Degree in Medicine, Bio-chemistry, Chemistry or related fields
  • Experience in the Red Cross Movement is a significant advantage
  • Experience in Health activities
  • Experience in supervising and Training of Teams

Skills and Experience:

  • Pharmacy and medical equipment management
  • Organization and team management
  • Monitoring, analysis and Reporting skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Fluency in other languages is an added advantage
  • Valid medical licence to practice in Nigeria
  • Excellent IT skills

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience

Job Title: Head of Human Resources And Organizational Development Department
Job Code: AJ13 – 07  
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
 Job Summary

  • The Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development
    Department, under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the
    Human Resources and Organizational Development Department of the
    National Society.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the well-functioning of the National Society as a
    Matrix structure with separation of roles and functions of the National
    Headquarters, Branches and Divisions.
  • Develop National Society Strategic and Operational Plans
    coherent with National Society’s Vision and Mission in collaboration
    with the other Departments and in line with the Fundamental Principles
    of the Movement.
  • Handle the logistics towards the induction and orientation of
    newly elected National and Branch Officers (Governance) as planned by
    the relevant Organs.
  • Facilitate the recruitment and orientation of newly appointed staff at National Headquarters and Branch Secretaries.
  • Design and develop various packages (remuneration, insurance and
    other incentives) for implementation for the attraction and retention
    of competent Staff and volunteers for the National Society.
  • Design and develop guidelines for membership drive, volunteer data base and youth development.
  • Develop youth members and volunteer capacity, establish Red
    Cross Open Detachments, Service Groups, school units, and other support
    groups.
  • Design and conduct assessment of capacity gaps; develop
    Headquarters and Branch staff capacity building and career development
    plans.
  • Carry out periodic review of the personnel and human resource
    development policies with the view to ensuring that all staff and
    volunteers have access to, are knowledgeable of, and conform to such
    policies.
  • Manage the routine personnel performance review process, using
    the approved and regular staff appraisal format in collaboration with
    other departments.
  • Provide staff with relevant opportunities for professional development that are in line with their jobs descriptions.
  • Coordinate all travel arrangement and other logistics needs for
    Governance and Management of National Society, volunteers, consultants
    and visitors.
  • Maintain the general security, up keep and maintain office premises, vehicles, other working tools and equipment.
  • Manage the National Society’s fleet, logistical and
    administrative arrangement including records for meetings, workshops,
    training and related activities.
  • Develop new activities for strengthening the staff capacity and career development.
  • Work closely with branches to strengthening the NS Human
    resource base and institutional development in collaboration with
    Government, Private Sector as well the movement Partners
  • Maintain and enhances staff and organizational efficiency, transparency and accountability.
  • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key activities reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate monthly Human Resources and Organizational
    Development Mobilization Department meetings with programme officers to
    ensure compliance with approved NRCS policy.
  • Ensure that branches meet minimum standard in human resource and
    institutional development, reporting and implementation of programme
    activities.
  • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly HROD report are produced and submitted to the National Board and CCEC.
  • Work with subordinates (Human resource and organizational
    development staff) to develop a set of six months performance objectives
    specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose
    performance will be evaluated against.
  • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the HROD Department.

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to
describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position.
It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of
duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red
Cross Society.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.sc  Degree in a related area of study
  • Professional qualification / membership in Chartered Institute of Personnel Management or its equivalent.
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Skills:

  • Strong organization and planning capabilities
  • Attention to details
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to grow and build good teams
  • Knowledge on HR and organizational issues as they relate to development sector
  • Team player with good motivation skills

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in Human Resource Management

Job Title: Head, Resource Mobilization and Property Development Department
Job Code: AJ13 – 10
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
Job Summary

  • The Head of Resource Mobilization and Property Development
    Department, under the direction of the Secretary General, manages the
    Resource Mobilization and Property Development Department of the
    National Society and ensures her self-sustenance.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop the NS Strategic, and Operational plans of
    Resource mobilization, Fund raising, Property development and Budgets in
    line with NS Vision and Mission and the Fundamental Principles
  • Develop NS capacity to mobilize and acquire resources in cash and in kind towards the accomplishment of the NS goals
  • Develop a strong resource mobilization structure that is
    accountable and transparent, and that will allow the NS to respond to
    shifting priorities and needs of the vulnerable people
  • Develop new activities for securing additional resources for the National Society property development programme
  • Provide leadership to set up efforts to increase coverage of the
    Nigerian Red Cross Society Appeals and special funding requests for
    Nigeria through sustained actions leveraging the international status
    and mandate of the NRCS.
  • Work closely with Branches to expand the NS resource base in
    collaboration with Governments, the private sector as well membership
    drive in collaboration with relevant Departments.
  • Maintain and enhance the confidence of the donors in the NS
    through an efficient, transparent and accountable management of income
    streams
  • Facilitate partnership agreements and proposal developments with
    relevant local, regional and inter-governmental organizations in
    relation to resource mobilization for NS programmes in liaison with
    other Department
  • Gather intelligence and scan new business opportunities in line with the NS mandate and the Fundamental Principles.
  • Work closely with the Disaster Management Training and Health
    Departments to formulate and coordinate effective resource mobilization
    strategies to ensure that all NS initiated Appeals meet their funding
    targets
  • Develop and strengthen robust/healthy resource mobilization and
    property development programmes at Headquarters, Zones, Branches and
    Divisions in collaboration with relevant Department.
  • Prepare and develop monthly quarterly, annual key activities reports and share with relevant Partner and stakeholders
  • Document lessons learnt and best practices engaged in the disseminate to key stakeholders
  • Coordinate monthly Resource Mobilization and Property
    Development Departmental meeting with programme officers to ensure
    compliance with approved NRCS policies.
  • Ensure that branches meet minimum standard in resource
    mobilization and property development, reporting and implementation of
    programme activities
  • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly resource
    mobilization and property development reports are produced and submitted
    to the National Board and CCEC.
  • Work with subordinates (Property development and resource
    mobilization) to develop a set of six months performance objectives
    specific to each of the employee’s job description and whose performance
    will be evaluated against.
  • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the RMPD Department

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to
describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position.
It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of
duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red
Cross Society.

 Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.sc in Business Administration, Economics or a related field
  • Work experience in resource mobilization and business development will be considered

Skills:

  • Resource mobilization skills
  • Business development capabilities
  • Good ability to develop proposals, EOIs, workplans, etc
  • Very good written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to network with management and C Class executives of major institutions
  • M and E Skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and multiple offices

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant field

Job Title: Head of Disaster Management Department
Job Code: AJ13 – 04
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Reporting Line:Secretary General
Job Purpose

  • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the
    planning, financing and accountability of its services and
    interventions, particularly on humanitarian relief and health services.
  • The Head of Disaster Management Department under the direction
    of the Secretary General, manages the Disaster and Emergency programmes
    of the National Society and ensures the status of first responder in
    Nigeria is sustained.

Duties applicable to all staff:

  • Work towards the achievement of the NRCS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
  • Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff,
    aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to
    achieve the objectives of the National Society.
  • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks.
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers

Specific Duties and Accountabilities

  • Design, develop and implement the NS Disaster & Emergency
    Management Strategic, Operational, and Contingency plans and Budgets.
  • Lead Disaster & Emergency relief operations and related
    programmes in collaboration with Government, Movement Partners,
    International Agencies, key Stakeholders and other actors in the field
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant Departments such as Health
    and Training including Branches on the response to epidemics, disaster
    and other emergencies.
  • Develop training plan on Emergency management for staff and
    volunteers in collaboration with Training, H&C, OHRD Departments,
    and Branches.
  • Design and facilitate the stocking and replenishment of the NS relief materials in collaboration with relevant Departments
  • Establish strong collaboration and cooperation with all relevant
    Partners on operations at international, national, state, LGA and
    community levels
  • Develop and strengthen robust emergency/disaster response teams
    at Headquarters, Zones, Branches and Divisions in collaboration with
    relevant Departments.
  • Prepare and develop monthly, quarterly, annual and key interventions reports and share with relevant partners and stakeholders
  • Document lessons learnt and best practices engaged in and disseminate to key stakeholders
  • Coordinate monthly Disaster Management meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance with NS code of conduct.
  • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Disaster
    preparedness and response, reporting and implementation of programme
    activities.
  • Undertake regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly disaster
    management reports are produced and submitted to the National Board and
    CCEC.
  • Work with subordinates (DM staff) to develop a set of six months
    performance objectives specific to each of the employee’s job
    description and whose performance will be evaluated against
  • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the DM Department.

Qualification/Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in any related field from an accredited university of college.
  • A master’s degree in a related field will be desirable.

Skills:

  • Good knowledge of disaster management
  • Good project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good understanding of the organization.
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Society vision and goals
  • Experience managing disaster interventions
  • Ability to manage multiple programs at the same time effectively
  • Ability to manage multiple teams efficiently
  • Disaster intervention program development skills
  • Strong networking and communication skills

Experience:

  • A minimum of 6+years’ of relevant professional experience
    working in a Humanitarian aid organization/NGO with emphasis on disaster
    interventions.

Job Title: Head of Finance and Resource Management
Job Code: AJ13 – 05
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
Responsibilities

  • Design and develop guidelines, procedures for the management of the National Society finance and grants.
  • Report and document al financial activity of the NS in
    collaboration with other departments and donors to ensure that there is a
    co-ordinated management in line with best practices and donor
    requirement.
  • Provide short term/strategic financial management capacity building support for the programmes.
  • Establish system for financial management and expenditure reports in accordance with NS Finance policy guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reconciliations and reports.
  • Prepare a comprehensive analysis of monthly, quarterly and
    annual budgets, cash flow, budget monitoring record, financial revenue
    and expenditure in collaboration with relevant programme officers and
    branches.
  • Provide a high standard of financial accounting in both
    development and emergency programmes, ensuring compliance to local
    statutory and NS accounting policies.
  • Ensure strict adherence to accounting systems, policies,
    internal controls and procedures for the collection of accurate,
    complete and timely financial data (e.g: budget, forecasts, expenditure,
    commitment, payroll and delegation of authority).
  • Manage the cash flow in liaison with the branches and Programme
    Heads to ensure timely and secured transfer of funds to meet programme
    need.
  • Provide the necessary checks and balances to ensure that money is spent effectively and efficiently.
  • Conducting frequent audits and checks on all financial
    transactions including procurement, store, vehicle management and other
    internal control systems and reporting their status on a monthly basis
    or as may be required.
  • Liaise with the Headquarters and Branches to ensure that
    adequate funds are available for the smooth running of the office and
    other routine activities.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Commerce or Business Management/Administration.

Professional designation:

  • Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant or Certified management Accountant designation is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Project management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of finance procedures in development institutions
  • High moral standard
  • Proficiency in the use of Computer program for Accounting, word processing, Database, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Internet.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years progressive financial responsibility.

 

Job Title: Head of Communications and Advocacy
Job Code: AJ13 – 03
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
Purpose

  • The Nigerian Red Cross Society NRCS aims to improve the
    planning, financing and accountability of its services and
    interventions, particularly on humanitarian and emergency reliefs, and
    health services.
  • The Head of Communications and Advocacy Department, under the
    direction of the Secretary General, manages the Communications and
    Advocacy Department of the National Society and ensures the visibility
    of the National Society.

Duties applicable to staff:

  • Work towards the achievement of the NRCS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.
  • Show capacity to assist other members of Management and Staff,
    aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to
    achieve the objectives of the National Society.
  • Show initiative and creativity/innovation in implementation of specific tasks.
  • Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers

Specific Duties and Accountabilites

  • Design and develop the NS Corporate Communications and Advocacy Strategic and Operational plans, and budgets
  • Orientation of Governance, Management and volunteers at both
    Headquarters and Branches on the NS overall communications and advocacy
    policy and guidelines.
  • Documentation and dissemination of key activities, lessons
    learnt, best practices, and case studies to general public, key
    stakeholders and Partners
  • Design and develop dissemination programmes on International
    Humanitarian Law (IHL), the Principles and values of the Movement with
    related Budget in collaboration with relevant Movement Partners
  • Design and develop NS IT systems, operational guidelines/policy and conduct related training for staff and governance members
  • Printing/Production and distribution of collated Society’s
    quarterly and Annual Reports for both internal and external consumption.
  • Oversee the configuration, operation, maintenance of the website and IT facilities of the National Society
  • Strengthen, scale up, and maintain Radio Communication
    facilities and utilization to Branches in collaboration with Partners
    and all stakeholders
  • Strengthen the capacity of the NS on Advocacy to Development
    Partners and Government Policy makers that will influence support for
    the work of the NS and secure both Government and public interest
  • Defining advocacy goal, consulting and building relationship,
    identifying target audiences, identifying allies and opponents,
    selecting advocacy approaches, identifying key messages, budgeting and
    identifying resources, the message across.
  • Promoting public dialogue and advocacy to attract the support of public & private organizations
  • Supervising and coordination all publications and printing
    activities (Press Releases, Magazines, Brochures, Calendars, Signage,
    Banners, etc.) to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Red
    Cross Communication guidelines and policy.
  • Coordinating information flow from the National Society to the public, including the media, especially in time of emergencies.
  • Coordinate monthly Departmental meetings with programme officers to ensure compliance with approved NRCS policies.
  • Ensure that Branches meet minimum standard in Communications and advocacy reporting and implementation of programme activities.
  • Undertaking regular Assessment of skills of subordinates and develop and train them in order to improve performance.
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and yearly
    Communications and Advocacy reports are produced and submitted to the
    National Board and CCEC.
  • Work with subordinates (Communications and advocacy Department)
    to develop a set of six months performance objectives specific to each
    of the employee’s job description and whose performance will be
    evaluated against.
  • Perform annual job performance reviews (APER) of staff of the Department of Communications and Advocacy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs, Political science,
    Communications, journalism or other related field required, from an
    accredited university or college.
  • Master’s degree in law, Communications, or relevant Social science will be an added advantage.

Skills / Abilities:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working in a mission-driven environment.
  • A seasoned track record in advocacy, communications, policy and partnership building.
  • A proven ability to develop and deliver high impacts messages
    and content specially tailored for the international development
    community.
  • An ability to collaborate at all levels, including executive leadership, Board Members, government officials, and donors;
  • Strong ability to think strategically and execute tactically.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; demonstrated public
    speaking skills and ability to coach staff around public speaking and
    advocacy.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 6+years of relevant professional experience, working
    in communication and Advocacy at a national or international level
    preferable in the NGO sector.

 
Job Title: IT Engineer 
Job Code: AJ13 – 13
Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), Nigeria
Responsible to: Secretary General
Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining new systems that the organization may acquire
  • Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers,
    switches, firewalls, phones, personal digital assistants, smartphones,
    software deployment, security updates and patches.
  • Monitoring network traffic and bottleneck
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades
  • Responding to in house internet breakdowns
  • Investigating, diagnosing and solving computer software and hardware faults
  • Maintaining company networks
  • Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
  • Obtaining replacement or specialist components, fixtures or fittings
  • Checking computer equipment for electrical safety
  • Maintaining records of software licenses
  • Create and maintain existing websites
  • Preparation of I.T budgets
  • Web content Management and development
  • Build and implement social media programs that ensure
    appropriate messaging is executed online, to support corporate goals,
    incorporating Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare,
    Instagram, Google+, etc
  • Creating email addresses
  • Maintain and ensure internet stability
  • Detect, analyze, and defend against network penetration: Execute Intrusion Detection/Prevention System
  • Configure and handle routers, Virtual Private Networks and Install Firewall
  • Propose, plan, experiment and implement robust authentication mechanisms – both network and host based.
  • Protect systems – servers and services from external and internal threat by

Analyzing and evaluating systems security vulnerabilities:

  • Updating security patches for servers (Web server, Mail, DNS, etc.)
  • Applying Access control List on serveer
  • Installation of OS and required service packages: both open source and proprietary.
  • Updating and maintaining OS and software to the latest releases, patches, etc
  • Implement security tools and practices across servers and applications/services.
  • Implementation, operaton and management of services like web, mail, DNS, etc.
  • Ensure configurations and data backup of services and implement recovery from disaster.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc in Computer Engineering /Computer Science or HND or any other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of three years relevant working experience
  • Experience with development and humanitarian sector would be an advantage

License and Certificates:

  • Professional Certification would be an added advantage

Knowledge:

  • Server installation and configuration with Active Directory
  • System Administration/System Engineering in Unix or Microsoft Windows
  • IT Administrator Tools (Team viewer, NMS, IP Scanner)
  • Maintenance and repair of computer systems etc


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a 1-page 4-year Vision
Statement for the Nigerian Red Cross Society and CV as attachments to: cv@aquarianconsult.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • The CV must include the names and addresses of three (3) referees one of whom must be within the Directorate level.
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  23rd November, 2016.

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