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Job Title: Forensic Field Officer

Company: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Experience: 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Field: Medical/Health


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.


Main Responsibilities: – Ensures the forensic analysis of the context by maintaining an overview on the forensic situation in Nigeria, particularly for relevant population in the Northeast – Works effectively within relevant programmes to advance issues related to forensic science, in particular the management of the dead from armed conflict – Organising of training courses and field visits in the area covered by the position. – Assists in the implementation of ICRC’s Forensic Strategy and activities related to this file. – Organises workshops on management of human remains to various target populations – Assists in the dissemination of the organisations’ communications on forensic science and humanitarian action


Required Qualifications: – Forensic practitioner holding a Masters’ Degree or equivalent in Medical, Biological or Forensic Sciences. – 3-4 years professional experience in similar field activity. – Forensic dissemination experience and skills and capacity to adapt the message to diverse audiences; – Practice in the field of forensic sciences and humanitarian practice; – Commitment towards highest forensic scientific and ethical standards; – Good command of written and spoken English and speaking Kanuri, and Hausa would be a strong asset. – Good computer skills, good command of standard software and knowledge of internet search. – Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment.


Personal Attributes: – Strongly motivated by humanitarian work – Solid communication skills as the position involves networking with different level of interlocutors with government and non-government interlocutors – Ability to create a focused learning environment at all levels and to adapt teaching to different audiences – Capacity to adhere to and to implement procedures – Solution and objective oriented, organized, methodical and flexible personality, ability to work independently and within a team – Ability to travel in all parts of the country – Ability to work under pressure and in a hazardous environment – Good analytical skills – Willingness to receive all appropriate vaccinations required as deemed necessary for working directly with human remains. In exceptional circumstances demonstrated handling human remains in mortuaries, cemeteries, hospitals and at death scenes where ICRC may be requested to provide hands-on support.

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