Medical Field Officer Job Vacancy At International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), BIU office

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), BIU office is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below.

Medical Field Officer


Main Responsibilities:

  • Assists Health Delegate in running field activities related to the health program
  • Contributes to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs
  • Contributes to continuous assessment and monitoring of health situation in area of responsibility
  • In coordination with Health Delegate, networks and maintains contacts with State, local authorities and other humanitarian organizations, National Security, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) and community leaders
  • Participates in field trips; at times may be requested to organize and lead field trip
  • Evaluates the health needs, prepares the medical support and assists the health activities with close monitoring in the field, in coordination with the State Primary Health Care Development (SPHCDA).
  • Regularly trains the SPHCDA health teams in the ICRC supported health facilities, with on the job training. Particular focus to be given to implementation of clinical guidelines, reproductive health, pharmacy management and hygiene promotion
  • In an emergency, assists mobilization of NRCS Emergency Action Teams (EAT)


Required Qualifications:

  • Medical Doctor registered with the Nigerian Medical Board of Nigeria
  • Working experience in Public Health in the tropics is mandatory
  • At least 2 years of experience in working in Nigeria and knowledge of the Nigerian Health System
  • Good command of both written and spoken English
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Good knowledge of Borno mainly, Gombe & Yobe surrounding areas
  • Prepared to spend 80% of time doing field visits
  • Able to translate local language Hausa and Kanuri to English and vice versa.
  • Good knowledge of Hausa, Margi, Bura and Kanuri will be added advantage
  • Knowledge in Data entry and analysis


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

     How to Apply:

Persons interested and qualified should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to


Please clearly indicate “Medical Field Officer BIU” as the subject of your application

(Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)


The deadline for the submission of applications will be 13.10.2017, 16:30 h. 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.


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.


For more information about the ICRC, please visit our website

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