International Committee of the Red Cross (Health Field Officers)

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.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Field Officer (PHC Nutritionist) 

Location: Maiduguri

Main Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the mobile nutritionist, the PHC/Nut HFO is the focal point for all matters related to the ICRC supported Nutrition component in primary health care program in his/her area of responsibility. This program covers Out Patient Therapeutic (OTP) & CMAM components including Outreach.
  • Monitors the achievement of the objectives as per the PfR (planning for results) and the related Plan of Action.
  • Builds up the capacity of the PHCC staff to run this component  and monitors its efficiency and effectiveness
  • In coordination with ICRC Nutrition Mobile Delegate (NUT PHC), works in very close collaboration with the PHCC staff and Nutrition responsible from SPHCDA.
  • Contributes to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nutrition program
  • Contributes to continuous assessment and monitoring of Nutrition situation in area of responsibility
  • Participates in field trips; at times may be requested to organize and lead field trip
  • Timely oral and written report writing

Required Qualifications

  • Nurse or Nutritionist registered with the Nursing council of Nigeria
  • 4 years work experience in a similar function
  • At least 2 years work experience in nutrition
  • Good knowledge of public health, and of local health services, staff and system
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Very good computer skills, including spreadsheets
  • Good knowledge of the Ministry of Health and Medical Nutrition programs in Nigeria
Personal Attributes:
  • Well-developed analytical skills
  • Good communications and negotiation skills, confident in talking in front of a large public, sense of responsibility
  • Field oriented and good networking
  • Excellent team spirit and acquired capacity to manage stressful situations
  • Flexibility and quick response capacity to endure recurrent changes in working schedule
  • Be able to maintain respect to his/her colleagues, interlocutors and profession/duty in different circumstance
  • Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills
  • Prepared to spend 70% of time doing field visits

Closing Date
24th June, 2016

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to:


  • Please clearly indicate “Health Field Officer (PHC Nutritionist)) Maiduguri" 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 the date above. 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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