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. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Abuja Delegation is looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Accountant
Location: Abuja
Main Responsibilities

  • Checks accounting documents are complete in compliance with ICRC’s financial rules
  • Processes data record in the accounting software according to ICRC chart of accounts and procedures
  • Makes sure on daily basis that no book has any pending balance
  • Prepares accounting vouchers with respective supporting documents and to present them for validation to Finance & Administration Manager
  • Produces accounting statistics on regular basis or when requested to do so
  • Ensures respect of financial procedures and guidelines
  • Performs other Finance task as may be assigned by his Manager

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in Accounting or any relevant field
  • 3 years work experience in a similar field
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Very good computer literacy, especially Excel
  • Very good knowledge in double-accounting

Personal Attributes:

  • Rigor, methodical and good analytical skills
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and meticulously

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Damaturu, Yobe
Main Responsibilities

  • Ensures that financial supporting documents are produced and acceptable according to ICRC financial rules (translation, supplier information and stamp, logistic support documents, approvals etc.)
  • Monitors regularity of payments and to reports discrepancies
  • Takes charge of daily management of the Sub-Delegation bank account under supervision of the Head of Office
  • Monitors premises lease agreements: drafts new contracts, follow-up expiring lease agreement, processes renewal
  • Sets up HR files of newly recruited staff and requests all compulsory personal documents
  • Ensures each event in the professional life of each resident staff is documented in his/her HR file (confirmation letter, training certificates, upgrade, change of position, disciplinary measures etc)
  • Provides staffs with advices and/or assistance pertaining to HR matters
  • Arranges hotel/guestroom accommodation for visitors and processes administrative follow up of welcome expenses (invoices and all required attachments according to procedure) and to ensure their payments
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Head of Office

Required Qualifications

  • University education in Business Administration or Secretarial
  • 4 years’ professional experience in a similar field
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • High computer literacy and very good computer skills especially Office software.

Personal Attributes:

  • Team leadership skills
  • Sense of confidentiality and reliable
  • Initiative, organised, methodical and flexible personality,
  • Strong humanitarian motivation
  • Capacity to manage and to mentor staff under his/her supervision

Job Title: Multilateral Liaison Field Officer
Main Responsibilities

  • Develops strategies and plans of action for ICRC’s engagement with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and implements them
  • Reinforce the ICRC’s network of interlocutors at ECOWAS and within international organizations working with ECOWAS
  • Promotes International Humanitarian Law and ICRC thematic issues of concern with the ECOWAS and within international organisations working with ECOWAS
  • Initiates and organises events with key Departments and Directorates in ECOWAS and the diplomatic community
  • Collects and analyses relevant information in order to identify the emerging actors and issues within ECOWAS, so as to enable, if required, an adequate positioning of the institution
  • Conducts analyses of the general multilateral environment in Abuja Nigeria, and in West Africa
  • Identifies, participates in and/or organises relevant events (e.g. conferences, workshops, meetings) on multilateral issues of concern to the ICRC, and represent the ICRC when required
  • Facilitates regular exchange of information between the Delegation in Abuja and other Delegations in ECOWAS Member States/the ICRC’s Delegation to the African Union (AU)

Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Law, Diplomacy, International Relations or closely related fields
  • Very good knowledge of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international affairs
  • Minimum 4 years work experience in multilateral field with governmental, international organizations, or NGO
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and good knowledge of French
  • Knowledge of treaty implementation or governmental/parliamentary law-making processes.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent networking and diplomatic skills
  • Very good drafting as well as analytical reporting capacities
  • Very strong capacities to develop strategies and plan of actions and to implement them
  • Ability to handle various thematic files in a transversal manner
  • Capacity to work in a team, but also to act independently and to take initiative
  • Excellent communication skills; able to represent ICRC and ICRC institutional positions to external audiences.


  • Late application will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their application letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees to: Please clearly indicate “Accountant Abuja” as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

Application Deadline: 9th June, 2017.


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