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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Latest Job Vacancy at The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Field Officer (MHPSS)

  • Job TypeContract  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • Experience1 year
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Health  
Duration: 6 Months Contract

Main Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the assessment, proposal writing, plan and implementation of MHPSS-Help the Helpers project for the six months
  • Conduct a detailed assessment of need and resources and coordinate the implementation of assessment recommendations as defined in the MHPSS-Help the Helpers project document.
  • Identify and train focal points to implement relevant activities on the Help the Helpers project for Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) staff and volunteers
  • Identify gaps in competencies and training needs for NRCS Focal Points, ICRC staff and external actors
  • Ensure that all MHPSS-Help the Helpers activities are carried out under adequate and appropriate supervision to maintain the quality of the programme.
  • Submit written and statistical reports in a timely fashion to the Mental Health Delegate, as required, to fulfil the responsibilities of the programme for the delegation, including Field Trip Reports, Monthly Statistical Reports and Quarterly Technical Reports
  • Identify referral pathways for clients in need of specialist psychological, mental health, medical and other humanitarian needs.
Required Qualifications
  • University degree in Psychology.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in clinical and/or community mental health and psychosocial programs
  • Experience working with the psychological effects of war political violence or other traumatic events highly desirable.
  • Flexibility to travel to all ICRC-subsites in the north and southern part of the country.
  • Group facilitation skills, training and supervision experience.
  • Able to use Microsoft office efficiently
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, fluency in Kanuri and Hausa an asset
  • Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment
Personal Attributes:
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Team leadership and good communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
  • Team work and partnership working skills
  • Willingness to learn and support others in their learning
  • Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
Method of Application
Applicants should send their application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to: Please clearly indicate “MHPSS Field Officer Abuja (6 month)" as the subject of your application.

  • Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated
  • Late application will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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