Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Delegation (HoSD) and Technical supervision of the Cooperation Coordinator, the Cooperation Program officer is responsible of the implementation of ICRC cooperation programmes with the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) in Yobe State, with a particular focus on institutional support and strengthening of capacities in different areas.
Main duties and responsibilities
Oversees the implementation of the operational partnership between the ICRC and the NRCS in Yobe State by working closely with colleagues and the NRCS to develop joint procedures and plans of action aligned with agreed upon budgets.
Ensures that operational and financial reporting is up to expected standards.
Analyses and summarises information relevant to the operational partnership between the ICRC and the NRCS; identifies gaps in capacity and proposes solutions in line with the operational approach and the delegation strategy on Movement cooperation.
Advises the Head of sub-delegation on issues related to the partnership with the NRCS ensuring a harmonised approach by all departments engaging with the Branch.
Develops partnership skills of ICRC colleages and ensures the head of sub-delegation and operational staff are aware of the NRCS’s and other Movement partners’ activities in Yobe State so as to integrate them into the sub-delegation plans and operational strategies.
Builds a positive relationship with the NRCS, establishing a sound network of contacts at Branch and Division level and maintaining an open line of communication on operations and capacity building needs.
Organises and conducts relevant capacity strengthening workshops and trainings
Conducts independent or joint ICRC-NRCS monitoring missions to assess capacities at Division level.
Ensure coordination with the Cooperation team in Abuja on all issues pertaining to the partnership with the NRCS
Education and Experience Required
University degree in Project Management, Business Administration or equivalent field
Minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience in a similar field
Good command of written and spoken English and Hausa, Kanuri is an asset
Excellent computer skills
Good analytical skills
Awareness of the socio-political environment
Leadership and accountability
Team work and collaboration
Advisory and negotiation skills