The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Abuja Delegation is looking for a Healthcare in


Main Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the planning and implementation of the objectives and activities of the delegation related to persons deprived of freedom, particularly in the field of health/public health in Nigeria

  • Initiate, develop and establish a strong network within the National Prison Service and the Ministry of Health; under the direct supervision of the Detention Doctor

  • Strengthen and enhance links with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) and other relevant medical bodies

  • Contributes to the delegation’s understanding of the prison health system

  • In coordination with the Detention Doctor, facilitates and coordinates an appropriate health response in case of emergency/outbreak

  • Contributes to the documentation and internal reporting (including indicators and baseline) on healthcare in detention; write reports according to activities performed


Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in medicine (qualified medical doctor)

  • At least 5 years general medical work experience

  • Knowledge and experience of working in Public Health as a qualified Public Health Doctor with at least one year of experience

  • Knowledge and experience of working within the Nigerian Ministry of Health (MoH)

  • Strong reporting, analysis and summarizing skills




Personal Attributes:


  • An individual who works responsibly and autonomously

  • Excellent team spirit

  • Strong communication skills

  • Negotiation skills and,

  • Networking skills


How to apply

  • Send Curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org

  • Clearly indicate “Health care in Detention Field Officer Abuja" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

  • In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen:

  • Qualification(s)

  • Current location

  • Languages you speak

  • Years of relevant experience

  • NYSC status


The deadline for the submission of applications will be 12.03.2018, 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 www.icrc.org

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