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Forensic Programme Assistant at International Committee of the Red Cross |

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Forensic Programme Assistant at International Committee of the Red Cross |

The International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC- ( ) is an independent, neutral, and impartial humanitarian
Job Title: Forensic Programme Assistant
Location: Abuja
Company: International Committee of the Red Cross
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organization. Abuja Delegation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below.

Forensic Programme Assistant 

Under supervision of the Forensic Specialist 2, the Forensic Programme Assistant assists in the implementation of
forensic programmes/activities and helps ensure the integration of the ICRC forensic programmes within the delegation.
When required, he/she represents the ICRC towards external interlocutors as well as in various fora relevant to his/her
responsibilities and tasks.
Main duties and responsibilities

  • Contributes to the forensic analysis of the context by maintaining an overview of the forensic situation in the
  • contexts covered by the Abuja delegation, including the collection, analysis, and archiving of data relevant to the
  • forensic programme
  • Works effectively within relevant programmes to advance issues related to forensic science, namely with the
  • Missing file and supporting advocacy for management of the dead and the right to know
  • Builds and maintains professional relationships with the authorities and other stakeholders while representing the
  • ICRC
  • Contributes to the organising of training courses and working groups, in particular dealing with practical
  • preparations and follow up with participants and other necessary persons/structures
  • Organises field visits in contexts covered, in particular dealing with practical preparations and follow up with
  • interlocutors and sub-delegation staff in advance and following the trip
  • Assists in the implementation of ICRC’s Forensic Strategy (delegation, regional and institutional) and activities
  • related to this file
  • Provides written and oral reports on forensic issues as required for ICRC action and planning
  • Supports the development of a National Management of the Dead course through various responsibilities and
  • tasks under the guidance of the Forensic Specialist 2
  • Manages forensic materials and stock levels

Education and Experience Required

  • Forensic practitioner holding at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in legal, medical, biological, or forensic
  • sciences. A postgraduate degree in forensic sciences would be an asset
  • At least 3 years proven experience in forensic or medico-legal practice; related experience within the criminal
  • justice system, such as directing or conducting death investigations, is an asset
  • Proven forensic dissemination experience, and skills and capacity to convey the message to diverse audiences;
  • Proven forensic training experience, with skills and capacity to adapt content and method of delivery to diverse
  • audiences;
  • Proven commitment towards highest forensic scientific and ethical standards
  • Desired profile and skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven experience and capacity to work constructively in teams under considerable pressure;
  • Proven ability to undertake responsibilities with substantial degrees of autonomy;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English.


Send Curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to [email protected]
Clearly indicate “ABJ201900101 Forensic Program Assistant ABJ" as the subject of your application
(Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)
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The deadline for the submission of applications will be 01.11.19, 16.30h. Late application will not be considered

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