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Urban Livelihoods Specialist - Economic Security Delegate


British Red Cross is currently looking for an experienced humanitarian project manager with a background in livelihoods and cash transfer programming, specifically in urban contexts to work within the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Nigeria.

The delegate will be seconded to the ICRC to undertake a needs assessment of urban populations in the cities of Maiduguri (Borno State in the North East of Nigeria) and Port Harcourt (Rivers State, South East of Nigeria).

The main purpose of the role is to conduct a comprehensive review on the impact of conflict and other situations of violence in urban contexts in Nigeria and to provide recommendations to improve the relevance and quality of ICRC's livelihoods strategies and projects. The successful candidate will have experience in conducting baseline studies and field surveys.

The review will also explore the possibility of and suitability of cash based assistance in livelihoods programmes for urban populations. The delegate will also design such activities where they are identified as feasible.

This role will be based in the Abuja with extensive field travel (75%) to the two urban contexts selected: Maiduguri and Port Harcourt. The contract will be a 6 months assignment.

Key experiences and skills required:

  • Experience in humanitarian project management in urban contexts
  • Very good technical skills in livelihoods and solid understanding of livelihoods framework
  • Cash based assistance skills or experience working on livelihoods programmes delivered through cash
  • Experience in conducting baseline surveys, field assessment and evaluation a major advantage
  • Fluent English language skills mandatory. Working knowledge of local Nigerian languages would be an asset
  • Previous experience in conflict-affected contexts required
  • Previous experience living and working in sub-saharan Africa
  • Education degree in Economics, Business Administration or similar
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement an asset
  • Experience of delivering trainings an asset
  • Willingness to work with flexible hours during field travel and in hazardous security environments 


ICRC Operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals - Please indicate which passports you hold in your supporting statement.
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)

 For a full job description and to apply online please visit the British Red Cross website.

For further information on the role please contact Audrey Stauth on

Closing date for applications is 26 July 2017.

Interviews will be held week of 1 August 2017.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: British Red Cross
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Urban Development, planning and design
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Security and Safety
    • Urban Development, planning and design
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-26

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