Massive Recruitment At The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Apply for Massive Recruitment At The International Rescue Committee (IRC): The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Governance Coordinator

Requisition ID: req25568
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Governance
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Description

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations.
  • IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi, Michika and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State and through the recent Strategic Action Plan, IRC hopes to expand to Taraba in northeast Nigeria and Zamfara, Sokoto and Katsina states in Northwestern Nigeria.
  • Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods and governance.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Governance and Systems Strengthening Coordinator will provide technical leadership and oversight to the governance and systems strengthening approaches in Nigeria Country Programs and ensure the integration of Power Outcome across and throughout sectors/programming and partnership in line with Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2022 – 2024 ambitions.
  • S/he should have strong knowledge and experience in local governance, systems strengthening, civil society strengthening, peacebuilding/social cohesion and civic engagement to amplify the voices of people whose lives have been impacted by the conflict and crisis, to play a big role and influence decisions about their recovery, resilience building as well as the development and the ability of community leaders, authorities, and service providers to respond to the people’s needs.
  • The Governance and Systems Strengthening Coordinator will work closely and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) with close working relationship and support from the IRC’s global Governance Technical Unit.
  • In country S/he will have close collaboration and coordination with the Country Director, Deputy Director Field Management, Senior Program Coordinators, Technical Coordinators, MEAL Coordinator, Senior Grants Coordinator and BHA MMC/Jere consortium partners.
  • S/he will supervise Senior Urban Resilience Manager and matrix management support to Health Governance Manager. S/he will provide oversight support to Governance and Resilience Programs.

Major Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership:

  • Lead the development of a strategy for integrating power outcomes across all prioritized outcomes for Nigeria S100 Strategic Action Plan.
  • Lead and support program teams across various technical sectors in the integration of power outcomes across all the prioritized outcomes
  • Lead and support the Nigerian programs in conducting context, political economy, and conflict analysis to identify promising entry points and better inform program design and implementation.
  • Provide technical leadership and oversee the design and implementation of local governance, systems strengthening, civil society strengthening, peacebuilding/social cohesion, and civic engagement in the country programs.
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge and capacity in the country office around systems strengthening, civil society strengthening, social accountability, conflict-sensitivity and other related governance themes and support the integration of those themes into sectoral programs.
  • Conduct technical training and technical coaching for program staff across sectors and local partners on power system strengthening and relevant topics
  • Work closely with the Grants and Partnerships Team to plan for and engage in capacity sharing with local partners including use of organizational capacity assessment and strengthening plans.
  • Work closely with the Safety & Security/Humanitarian Access and Program Teams to map sensitive programing and integrate conflict-sensitivity into country programs and operations.
  • Provide technical support toward integration of governance indicators into project M&E frameworks
  • Review and input into donor reports to ensure that the power and governance work is well reported and articulated in the reports.
  • Liaise regularly with technical advisors from the Governance Unit on proposal development, programming, and implementation approaches.

Program Development and Implementation:

  • Participate in Go-No-Go decisions for new business development opportunities, ensuring the perspective of power and systems strengthening approaches is mainstreamed
  • Contribute in development of proposals through design workshops and also proposals reviews to ensure that power and systems strengthening approaches are fully considered and mainstreamed in all opportunities
  • Advise on budgeting for governance staffing and activities as part of program development and be responsible for financial oversight of project budgets and expenditure (when assigned) in compliance to donor agreements
  • Oversee implementation of all governance projects and components, managing staff to ensure all activities are delivered according to plans, and that when delays and problems occur remedial actions are identified and undertaken
  • In collaboration with Governance and M&E staff, ensure monitoring and evaluation systems for Governance programming are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the project; that output and impact data are captured and used to optimize program quality
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation and monitoring of project activities.

Coordination and Networking:

  • S/he will be a governance focal point at country level, collaborate with other in-country technical coordinators, to ensure an integrated strategy to achieve the power outcome as per the country’s Strategic Action Plan;
  • Coordinate with other programs to strengthen joint planning and implementation of projects, ensure integration across sectors, and enhance program implementation
  • Coordinate with the Client Responsiveness team to strengthen IRC’s capacities around gathering and responding to reactive and proactive feedback and complaints
  • Participate in internal coordination and management meetings to promote effective and efficient information sharing, problem-solving and decision making.
  • Represent the IRC in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums e.g The Nexus working group for northeast and northwest Nigeria etc.

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:

  • Where relevant hire, supervise, and build the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • Hold high-quality meetings with direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.
  • Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing guidance on career paths.
  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.
  • Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate. As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train and develop capability and capacity of national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by the end of assignment.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Deputy Director of Programs
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: H/Q Technical Unit, Senior Technical Advisor – Governance and Systems Strengthening
  • Position directly Supervises:  Senior Urban Resilience Manager
  • Position indirectly supervises: Health Governance Manager.

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program:  Country Director, Deputy Director Field Management, SMT, Senior Program Coordinators, Technical Coordinators, MEAL Coordinator, Senior Grants Coordinator and BHA MMC/Jere Consortium Team Leader
  • Region/Global: Global Governance Technical Unit
  • Key External Contacts:  State Government, Local Government, Technical Line Ministries, Civil Society Organization, and partners.

Requirements
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Development, Policy, Governance, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law or Social Science or equivalent.

Work Experience:

  • 5 – 7 years of experience in local governance, social accountability, public administration, peacebuilding, or related technical areas, with at least 2 years’ experience developing, managing, and coordinating governance programs in humanitarian
  • or development settings, preferably with an INGO.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of political economy analysis, governance in service delivery as well community driven development.
  • Solid experience in participatory, flexible, conflict and gender-sensitive programming and implementation.
  • Strong track record in working in partnership with governments and civil society at various levels and diverse organizational stakeholders, developing and implementing appropriate and targeted learning and capacity development activities in support of programming partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and motivate staff working in multiple locations.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and partner with communities, civil society, government representatives, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working with different sectors, in particular Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health/WASH, Education, Food Security and Livelihood, Protection (Child Protection, WPE, GBV AND Protection and Rule of Law) preferred.
  • Strong program management skills, including assessment, planning, budgeting, and monitoring skills
  • Demonstrated strong proposal and report writing skills.

Demonstrated Managerial / Leadership Competencies:

  • Must have good time management, multitasking skills
  • Good teamwork and leadership skills are essential in order to motivate different groups of people to fulfil their responsibilities within a given time frame.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Values diversity, inclusion, people with disabilities and minorities groups
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations with minimal supervision and without compromising on deadlines or quality.

Languages:

  •  Fluent English (Written and Spoken)
  •  Fluency in Hausa is an advantage.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Ability to Travel:

  • 40% of travel time to program locations

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Consortium Grants Manager

Requisition ID: req25570
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Sector: Grants
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Overview / Summary

  • Based in Maiduguri, Nigeria the Grants Manager will support an anticipated consortium award funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), as an integral part of the Consortium Management Unit.
  • The Grants Manager will provide oversight and coordination of all business development, reporting and communications for the consortium.
  • The post holder will work closely with the Consortium Team Leader as well as technical, M&E, finance, operations and senior management teams across all partners to ensure quality management of both pre and post award grants functions.
  • The Grants Manager will support donor compliance, timely reporting, high quality proposal development, project document filing, preparing donor briefs and donor/internal visibility. The position holder will be supervised jointly by the Senior Grants Coordinator and the Consortium Team Leader.

Major Responsibilities
Grant Management and Business Development:

  • Support the Consortium Team Leader to coordinate project cycle meetings including opening meetings, implementation meetings, and closeout meetings.
  • Manage partner reporting processes including providing timelines and templates, drafting inputs as needed and reviewing/consolidating documents.
  • Work closely with other members of the consortium management unit to ensure reports are of a high quality and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Lead and coordinate the development of high-quality proposals, concept notes and project modifications including extension, budget realignments, and re-designs.
  • Liaise with HQ units (Regional Unit, Awards Management Unit, Technical Units) to ensure documents meet internal standards and are responsive to donor requirements.
  • Act as a focal point for IRC HQ grants administration and compliance colleagues, including maintaining submissions on IRC’s online opportunity management tracking system (OTIS).
  • Monitor and support the use of grant/project management tools to ensure accurate tracking of reporting and programmatic adjustments through the project life cycle.
  • Work closely with the IRC partnerships team to support sub-award monitoring processes.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Grants Coordinator and Consortium Team Leader.

Compliance:

  • Maintain up to date comprehensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Provide training to partner staff on compliance and donor-specific compliance requirements.
  • Ensure partners are aware of requirements and conditions of the grant agreement and sub award documents.
  • Closely monitor reports and activities for internal or donor compliance issues, and flag concerns in a timely manner.
  • Ensure consistent application of USAID branding and marking guidance on all internal and external communication products.

Information Management:

  • Act as custodian of documentation of institutional knowledge and program activities in coordination with relevant technical and operations units.
  • Maintain comprehensive electronic files for the award and ensure all partners and have access to relevant records and information.

Donor Relations and Communications:

  • Together with Consortium Team Leader, liaise with the donor, consortium partners and other relevant external/internal parties through attendance at meetings, and representing the consortium and the consortium’s interests by maintaining positive and constructive relations.
  • In coordination with relevant colleagues, respond to requests from donors for compliance information and respond to donor compliance questions as needed.
  • Ensure that relevant staff members are aware of all donor communications, changes in regulations, and meetings or events.
  • Facilitate and participate in donor visits and/ or meetings.
  • Develop external communication materials including factsheets and program updates.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Consortium Team Leader
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Senior Grants Coordinator
  • Position directly Supervises: N/A

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program: Consortium Management Team, Senior Management Team, Grants, Finance, M&E, HR, Supply Chain, Safety and Security, Field Coordinators, Base Managers, and others as appropriate.
  • Region/Global: AMU, Technical Units,
  • Key External Contacts:  Partners, donors, and others as appropriate.

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in International Affairs, Development, International Political Economy or other relevant qualifications.

Work Experience:

  • 2 – 3 years working in grants management and proposal/ business development/ design

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of USAID/BHA compliance regulations.
  • Proven previous successful experience developing projects, writing proposals and donor reports.
  • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills with close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures but also use own initiative, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and circumstances.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure in an insecure environment.
  • Aptitude to adapt to a different context regarding security, culture, climate, or health issues.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Commitment to women’s rights and IRC’s vision, mission, and values, including sensitivity to cultural settings

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, spoken and written

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Cash Specialist

Requisition ID: req25569
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Description

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations.
  • IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Cash Specialist will be responsible for the overall technical support of cash and voucher assistance programming activities both in the Economic Recovery and Development sector and across various sectors, including the Health, Protection, Education, and other outcome areas.
  • As a technical role, the Cash Specialist will support and train staff in carrying out of the implementation of the cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programs in accordance with the technical and donor guidelines.

Major Responsibilities
Technical Support:

  • Provide technical support to the sectoral technical coordinators and/ or deputies
  • Lead the Cash feasibility assessments for the use of cash and/ or vouchers for all technical teams
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of staff from different departments conducting CVA interventions at national office and in project offices, including program, finance, and supply chain teams (will require travel).
  • Lead identification, and tendering (from the program side) of all financial service providers (FSPs) and voucher vendors
  • Update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for cash as well as voucher assistance (depending on context in various contexts for IRC Nigeria
  • Conducting regular check-ins with the project teams and project stakeholders to document challenges and lessons-learned
  • Provide technical assistance to the key tools development and contextualization in cash, including the Cash Relief Operating Procedures (CROPs), Program Controls Checklist (PCC), and Program Implementation Note (PIN); as well as other key guidance, as needed, in collaboration with the Technical Advisors and the relevant sectoral technical coordinators
  • Provide technical assistance to local partners’ staff and project oversight
  • Engage in regular check-ins with the cash focal points of each team to understand and support sectoral cash assistance programing priorities
  • Ensure key lessons learned from the PDMs are considered in improving our quality of intervention implementation as well as future project designs
  • Ensure links are made across sector teams for sharing tools, resources, and lessons learned
  • Whenever possible, conduct information-sharing meetings on CVA with key findings from research in-country and at the regional level

Proposal Development and Business Development Support:

  • Contribute technical inputs on CVA to concept notes, proposals, and budget development in collaboration with the business development team.
  • Work with IRC Cash technical unit in the development and implementation of the Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for CVA outputs.
  • Contribute to the overall development of the IRC Nigeria SAP and achievement of the strategic objectives and global initiatives.

Representation:

  • Develop a network of contacts at Abuja and field level, both Northeast and Northwest (local and INGOs, CWG, Food Security Cluster, Social Protection Cluster, government/social safety nets etc.) to allow a smooth implementation of the CVA projects.
  • Represent IRC Nigeria at the various Cash working group meetings.
  • Explain IRC Nigeria CVA project activities and objectives to donors, partners, and communities/ community leaders as needed.
  • Implement other duties and responsibilities assigned by his/her supervisor in line with job description and plan of action

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Conduct post distribution monitoring
  • Support in conducting market assessments or cash feasibility assessment in the targeted communities
  • Under the supervision of Program Manager & Research Coordinator conduct Climate Risk Management project research and assessments

Key Working Relationships

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  • Position Reports to:  Senior Program Coordinator (Safety, Power and Economic Wellbeing outcome) with dotted line to ERD coordinator and Cash Technical Advisor
  • Position directly supervises:  Indirect line management of Cash focal persons across different IRC outcome areas and the ERD
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Grants, Finance, Compliance, Technical Coordinators and Deputy Director of Programs.
  • The position will also work with partners and relevant institutions associated with CVA.

Requirements
Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agricultural Economics, Disaster and Risk Management, Development Studies, Climate Studies / Natural Resource Management, Food Security studies, Livelihood studies, Rural Development, Social Anthropology or related discipline or related field

Work Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of Cash Voucher Assistance/social protection at Senior Level (Manager and above)

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven practical experience in cash and rural livelihoods programming with wide knowledge of the various cash modalities, delivery mechanisms and transfer values in relation to the local context
  • Must demonstrate willingness to facilitate training, mentor and support other staff and partners on CVA programming
  • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Package (Word, Excel, Power Point), outlook
  • Working knowledge on CVA distribution platforms and Financial Service Providers (FSPs)
  • Good digital skills in coordinating and working remotely (Teams, zoom, Google meet etc.)

Language Skills:

  • Good written and spoken English.

Other Competencies:

  • Must have good time management, multitasking skills
  • Good teamwork and leadership skills are essential to motivate different groups of people to fulfil their responsibilities within a given time frame.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as facilitation skills.
  • Values diversity, inclusion, people with disabilities and minorities in Nigeria

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Education Coordinator

Requisition ID: req25567
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Summary

  • The Education Coordinator will provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to education programs in Nigeria.
  • He/she will be responsible for ensuring program quality, effective and timely implementation of education projects across BAY states and identifying new areas for Education program expansion across the IRC operation geographical areas.
  • The position is based in Maiduguri (Borno) with 30% travel to the field for technical assistance, and support.

Key Responsibilities
Program Development and Design:

  • Lead and/or contribute to project design processes for new or adapted education programming, including the development of budgets, proposal narratives, log frames, and other supporting documents.
  • Utilize the IRC’s Outcomes and Evidence Framework (OEF) and related theories of change in project design and promote understanding of OEF tools among education staff.
  • Coordinate closely and liaise regularly with the SPC, Deputy Director of Programs, and Grants Unit to ensure quality grant management.
  • Support the technical project team to produce high-quality reports and ensure timely submission.
  • Coordinate with the M&E unit to produce a robust M&E system for the sector.
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from education implementation and incorporate them in program and staff development processes.
  • Coordinate education program activities with other IRC sectors to ensure program integration.

Program Implementation and Management:

  • Lead the education team to implement timely, effective, and high-quality project activities in line with identified needs, donor requirements, and strategic objectives and indicators.
  • In close coordination with the SPC and Deputy Director of Field Management (DDFM), ensure all education projects have detailed implementation plans, detailed spending plans, monitoring plans, and procurement plans which are reviewed and updated periodically.
  • Manage the projects budget in coordination with SPC and Assistant Finance Controller
  • Monitor and oversee project budgets and performance and ensure that projects implementation is on course as per the detailed implementation plans and phased budgets.
  • In coordination with the SPC and DDFM, conduct budget monitoring, suggest necessary revisions, and prepare draft reports.
  • Ensure that the budget monitoring reports are responded to in time and with accurate information.
  • Lead and participate in the Project Cycle Management (PCM) of all education related grants.

Technical Quality:

  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in accordance with global technical guidelines and best practices in the education sector.Liaise with Education Technical Advisors regularly and proactively, and pursue technical guidance as needed.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the IRC Education Technical Unit and global working groups related to new tools and guidelines.
  • Identify, monitor and report on unmet needs and make informed recommendations to senior management on the capacity of the IRC to address identified needs.
  • Provide technical assistance including supportive supervision to IRC and partner education staff.
  • Contribute to the technical interpretation of M&E data and apply output and outcome indicator findings to improve program quality.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent education strategy across IRC’s areas of intervention in Nigeria.

HR & Team Management:

  • Supervise and provide technical support to Education Managers, and other education staff to implement IRC education programs to a high-quality standard.
  • Ensure timely recruitment, comprehensive on-boarding, and the general growth and well-being of team members.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with colleagues, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to perform in their positions successfully.
  • Ensure team members are aware of job expectations and have clear performance objectives; regularly review performance and initiate corrective action as needed.
  • Identify training needs and develop specific capacity building plans for education staff to promote progressive levels of management responsibility.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures

Coordination:

  • Regularly attend technical working group meetings and other relevant coordination structures to ensure harmonized implementation approaches.
  • Represent IRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Coordinate with the SPC, Deputy Director of Field Management (DDFM) and Deputy Director for Programs(DDP) to ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to relevant stakeholders for the development of improved standards and procedures.
  • Proactively collaborate with other sector technical leads to promote program integration and an outcome-based approach.
  • Play an active role in the execution of the country Strategic Action Plan.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Senior Program Coordinator, with technical oversight by Technical Advisor – Education
  • Position directly Supervises:  All Education and Education M&E Staff in BAY States
  • Key Internal Contacts: Grants Unit, Finance Unit, Supply Chain Unit, Senior Area Managers and other Program Technical Coordinators.
  • Key External Contacts:  MoE, SUBEB, SAME, other key education development actors (INGOs, LNGOs)

Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Education or other relevant areas.
  • Minimum of seven (7)  years of professional experience in the management of education programs in emergencies.
  • Strong knowledge of technical tools, resources, and standards related to education in emergencies and post-conflict settings.
  • Demonstrated experience developing training materials and facilitating workshops and training for adult learners.
  • Excellent budget planning and management skills, previous experience developing and effectively managing multi-million, multi-donor grants required.
  • Previous experience managing diverse teams to deliver results on short timelines, including the development of spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors.
  • Proven technical writing ability in English including skills in proposal and report writing.
  • Promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle stress and pressure with professional grace Previous experience in an insecure or conflict-affected setting preferred.
  • Experience with remote management preferred.
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

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Job Title: Protection, Rule of Law Coordinator

Requisition ID: req25566
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Protection and rule of law
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Contextual Background

  • IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014 and Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015.
  • IRC has ECHO, OFDA, and Gates funds to respond to health, nutrition, GBV, and WASH activities.  In late 2014 and early 2015, IRC received additional funds from SV, SIDA, USAID, and UNICEF to carry out education, child protection, general protection, emergency food distributions, shelter support, and NFI distributions to newly displaced IDPs.
  • In late 2015 into early 2016, IRC received Swiss and UNHCR funds for additional emergency response humanitarian-focused programming in NE Nigeria. Since 2015 when the IRC began interventions in Northeast Nigeria, the IRC with funding BHA, ECHO, FCDO and SIDA has implemented protection mainstreaming, monitoring, Access to Justice, Case Management for Persons with Special Needs interventions while actively participating in the activities of the Protection Sector across the three BAY states.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The IRC is implementing a protection program featuring protection monitoring, information sharing, community-based protection case management referral services, capacity building and access to justice/rule of law. The Protection Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of protection programming in all three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe where the IRC has humanitarian presence.
  • He/she will lead the design of protection monitoring methodology, M&E systems, and training materials for protection and information project staff, set up and scale up of access to justice/rule of law interventions and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) regarding the sharing of data with other actors.
  • The Protection Coordinator will ensure the quality of protection data collection and analysis and ensure that succinct and accurate protection reports are utilized to inform programming and advocacy both internally and externally.
  • The Protection Coordinator will also be responsible in contributing to increasing the IRC’s presence and potential leadership role in the Protection sector by attending relevant working group meetings, networking with state and NGO actors in the protection sector and identifying potential partners for future programming.
  • The Protection Coordinator will directly supervise various protection managers and information management officer who will also support the program.
  • The Protection Coordinator will work extensively with other sectors, to ensure that protection principles are being incorporated into the Nigeria sector programs, and in particular with the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator, the Child Protection Coordinator to strengthen the integrated nature of IRC’s protection and assistance programs in Nigeria. He/she will also work with other sectors to realize IRC Nigeria’s Strategy Action Plan commitment to integration, gender and cash programming.

Major Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Provide strategic direction and vision to the IRC’s Protection programming in Nigeria, with an emphasis on maintaining program quality during a period of expansion.
  • Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the IRC’s protection mainstreaming framework, international law, protection standards and national policies and IRC internal policies.
  • Oversee implementation of the Protection Monitoring and Information Dissemination through managing project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up), ensuring timely recruitment, quality implementation and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the project; that output and impact data are captured and that data is used to optimize program quality.
  • Lead and participate in Project Cycle management meeting of projects assigned to him/her and all projects that the PRoL sector is implementing.
  • Participate in cross-departmental collaboration and coordination in order to ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from protection best practice; in particular with regular contact and coordination with Coordinators and Managers in WPE, CP, Food Security (ERD), and Education.
  • Participate in grant opening, midterm review and grant closing meetings for all PRoL grants and ensure that the same process is implemented in the field.
  • In collaboration with program and grants staff, set up a budget tracking system and review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for PRoL programs on a monthly basis with staff.
  • Review all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.
  • Liaise regularly with the relevant HQ technical units.
  • Ensure all designed protection projects use the IRC theories of change and that outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated.

New Business Development:

  • Develop the Protection sector strategy for Nigeria in close collaboration with the Protection Managers, DDP/SPC, other protection sector staff, and the VPRU Technical Unit.
  • Identify opportunities for, design and develop concept notes and proposals for further protection programming and other protection programming as requested.
  • Develop and/or input into protection assessments and protection reporting analysis for the purpose of program development.
  • Provide Protection input on proposals from other sectors to ensure protection is mainstreamed across IRC programming.

Staff Support:

  • Provide technical guidance, on the job mentoring and coaching for the senior manager and managers.
  • Ensure ongoing training and targeted capacity building of PRoL staff. This includes staff training in program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Support Field Coordinators/Managers to ensure that the senior manager/managers put capacity development plans in place for the national protection teams based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise.
  • Support PRoL field staff through field visits to provide guidance, supervision and monitor the quality of program implementation.
  • Provide continuous support to and ensure targeted capacity building of staff.
  • Review performance of PRoL staff in the field and provide supportive approaches to address issues identified.

Representation, Coordination and Advocacy:

  • Coordinate with DDP/SPC to forge connections with key government counterparts at the ministerial level, UN, I/NGOs, human rights actors, municipal and other sub-national government actors.
  • Represent the IRC in high level and strategic meetings involving protection actors such as protection working group meetings, inter-agency coordination meetings, and bi-lateral meetings.
  • Regularly coordinate with internal program and operational stakeholders, the Protection/Rule of Law Technical Advisors, Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Children’s Protection, Education and other IRC colleagues.
  • In collaboration with the DDP/CD and regional advocacy team, ensure that the protection program delivers on advocacy goals as articulated in the country wide advocacy strategy.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) and will have access to technical guidance from the IRC Protection Rule of Law technical unit.
  • Position directly supervises:  Program Managers
  • Indirect Reporting: M&E Officer/Manager

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Women Protection & Empowerment, Child Protection Coordinators and other IRC Technical Coordinators, Grants, Finance, Supply Chain, Logistics and Security Teams.
  • External:  Protection Sector, Other Protection Partners, Government Partners

Job Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Human Rights or a related field, Master’s Degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience implementing protection programming including experience in emergency or post-conflict project management.
  • Experience implementing integrated programming which focuses on meeting the unique needs of children, women and girls is desired.
  • Experience in implementing programming that utilizes ICT, including in the management and monitoring of SMS based systems

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience using international human rights standards in protection programming.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing M&E programs.
  • Strong strategic thinking and proposal writing skills.
  • Strong leadership, staff and budget management and capacity building skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player.
  • Ability to live and productively work under stress and in insecure and harsh environments while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Language Skills:  Fluency in English

Working Environment:

  • The Protection Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with travel throughout the country. The security situation in Nigeria continues to be volatile in the NE with the security level at 3 (orange). The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments. .

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) MEAL Manager

Requisition ID: req25532
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Contextual Background

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, and Economic Recovery and Development.
  • The Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) sector implements impact-based projects based on three of IRC’s Outcome Evidence Framework (OEF) i.e. People meet basic needs, People are food secure and People generate income and assets.
  • IRC Nigeria focuses on the following: Emergency response in meeting food and basic needs through Cash and Voucher Assistance, strengthening Livelihoods for Youths; and Value Chain development agricultural production development

Job Overview / Summary

  • The MEAL Manager for ERD position reports to the ERD Coordinator with technical oversight by the MEAL Coordinator. This position is responsible for leading all M&E related assignments and management of the IRC ERD sectors in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
  • The position supports the development and implementation of the programs monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning strategy to ensure quality, timely, and accurate information in support of the implementation of sector activities.
  • This position will support the review of proposals to ensure that core sector MEAL activities are adequately captured, as well as ensure project logframes are well designed in line with the IRC measurement standards.

Major Responsibilities
ERD Thematic:

  • Lead the development and deployment of ERD assessment and monitoring tools
  • Work with the ERD coordinator and SPC in streamlining logical frameworks into ERD proposal and business development processes
  • Engage in the design, method and conduct of assessment, surveys and research such as Market Assessments, Needs Assessments, Price Monitoring, context analysis, baseline, PDM’s and end line, and also facilitate the commission of evaluations in coordination with colleagues and partners.
  • Develop and manage ERD M&E data for IRC annual stats, reports, fact sheets and SMT updates.
  • Support program team to manage distribution lists and inventory balancing/stocktaking after distributions
  • Identify gaps in data platform usage by program and M&E staff e.g Kobotoolbox, Commcare, RedRose e.t.c. and provide training to bridge those gaps
  • Lead on presentation of ERD M&E data during internal and external meetings
  • Develop and Manage data tracking database for all ERD project portfolios which are updated in real time
  • Monitor relevant assessments and monitoring of Cash Voucher Assistance, in-kind and business grant disbursement activities
  • Identify, detail and share lessons learned to improve services and results for our clients
  • Responsible for providing consistent, supportive supervision as necessary to meet monitoring objectives and ensure data quality
  • Undertake regular analysis of monitoring data and work closely with ERD technical coordinator to facilitate decision making for real time program adaptation

Design and Development:

  • Support the ERD sector in development of detailed and coherent MEAL plans that provide
  • Logical frameworks
  • Functional databases
  • Accessible project data
  • Provide support in establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems within sectors.
  • Use learning evidence and data from previous projects to inform proposal design in the absence of the MEAL coordinator, work with the sector team to ensure that proposals are reflective of organizational and donor protocols.

Data Management and Quality Assurance:

  • Review existing M&E tools, systems and approaches and design various ERD data collection tools, lead data collection processes and ensure high quality data is collected
  • Advocate for and support the expansion of standard mobile data technology and online dashboards to enhance timeless and quality data collection, analysis and visualization
  • Develop digital data collection tools and processes for online data management
  • Establish and ensure timely data flow, quality checks and audits and updating of data visualization.
  • Undertake regular analysis of monitoring data and work closely with technical coordinators to facilitate decision making for real time program adaptation.
  • Participate in program coordination meeting and progress against activities and budget.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: ERD Coordinator
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Senior MEAL Manager
  • Position directly Supervises: ERD M&E Officer
  • Coordination: Regional ERD Measurement Officer, Senior Program Coordinators and Grants.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Project Management or any other relevant discipline. A Master’s Degree in any field is an added advantage
  • 4-5 years of consistent, proven, and successful experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning – specific experience in feedback management will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding or project management in a similar role/with similar responsibilities in a multi sectoral and multi donor environment
  • Strong team management experience with sound capacities to work in a diversified team
  • Willingness to work under pressure and stressful situations without minimal supervision and without compromising deadlines or quality
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Good communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills and competency in word, Excel, PowerPoint, Kobo toolbox, commcare
  • Willingness to travel to field sites under demanding conditions

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Competencies in Power BI, ARCH GIS, SPSS is an added advantage .

Ability to Travel:

  • 20%-40% of time.

Standards of Professional Conduct 

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment 

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Health Assistant – Referral

Reference ID: req25465
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • This project employs a Health System support and strengthening approaches to provide a high-quality primary health care service.
  • The Health Assistant – Referral will work closely with the Health Officer / Senior Health Officer – Referral to ensure that referral support activities of the project are implemented according to the project deliverables across the targeted locations.
  • She/he will directly manage and coordinate the activities of two-way referral system of patients and establish contact with facility-based healthcare workers, referral paramedics, CHIPS Agents, community volunteer and responsible for implementation of timely in referral and patient safety in our service locations.
  • The Health Assistant – Referral reports to the Health Officer / Senior Health Officer – Referral.

Major Responsibilities
Program Implementation, Technical Quality, and Strategy:

  • Support the Health Officer – Referral and ensure implementation of a focused a two-way referral system and patient safety activities within the catchment locations of the supported health facilities.
  • Support appropriate use of patient screening, triaging, first aid algorithms and IPC.
  • Facilitate the routine patient movement, laboratory investigation sample collection with samples from neonates, children under 5, and pregnant women (especially the vulnerable groups) in any phase of expansion of new and existing medical care.
  • The Health Assistant – Referral will assist the Health Officer / Senior Health Officer to manage and train facility-based Healthcare workers, referral paramedics, CHIPS agents and volunteers on patient safety, strengthening of 2-ways referral and basic life support skills in referral ambulance.
  • Campaign for adherence to the referral criteria, protocol, SOPs among stakeholders, HWs, paramedics referral personnel, patients and patient relatives.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • Promote positive behavioural change and patient education.
  • Ensure referred patients are well follow-up in their safety, received prescribed expertized management, obtained necessary laboratory investigation and help patients to cope with their activities for daily living (ADLS) while referred and on admission care.
  • Ensure adequate infection prevention and control standards are always maintained in the ambulance vehicle and surrounding in which patient is referred to for further management.
  • Support the Health Officer / Senior Health Officer – Referral to ensure that patient referred to any secondly and tertiary health institution received appropriate care including meal source.
  • Support the Health Officer / Senior Health Officer – Referral to ensure a planed and well forecast medical bills, patient meal plan and timely retirement of payment reimbursement documents.
  • Support the Health Officer / Senior Health Officer – Referral to ensure a good track document of all referred cases in tone with the spending from the project inception.
  • Support the Health Officer / Senior Health Officer – Referral to follow up with the IRC pharmacy store for timely store release of additional medications and medical supplies that facilitate patient care.
  • Support training of HWs and referral paramedics on infection prevention and control (IPC) for quality-of-care.
  • Support health facilities with information, education and communication (IEC) materials (billboards, posters, roll-up banners, wall painting, flex banner), registers, printed clinical algorithms, clinical job aids and guidelines booklets / protocols and ensure IEC materials are displayed and put into use needed in patient referral system.
  • Ensure beneficiary participation, feedback and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of referral activities to the officer and manager.
  • Ensure proper communication of field-based data tools to the HWs at the supported facilities.
  • Coordinate with the IRC clinical team in facilitating the EMR process, provide screening / triage for EMR cases from the camp mobile clinics and PHCs to the hospital.
  • Support in conducting regular field visits to ensure successful application of referral system.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Human Resource Management:

  • Supervise the referral service system and work with referral paramedics, CHIPS agents, HWs at supported health facilities.
  • Motivate good use of referral criteria, first aid, SOPs, screening, triage system and basic life support.

Operations:

  • Ensure proper follow up for timely submission of data.
  • Adhere to, monitor and ensure the proper usage of EMR contact line and pharmaceutical including health program supplies.
  • Submit weekly work plans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support Health Officer/senior health officer -Referral in compiling statistical reports from the supported patients, health facilities and communities for weekly, monthly and annually submissions.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervises with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out additional relevant or requested duties as may be required by the supervisor.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement in the 2-ways referral system, access to timely secondary/tertiary emergency care, adherence to referral criteria and patient education.
  • Ensure referral paramedics are engaged and trained on patient screening, triaging, first aid for active participation in health services within the operation locations.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Health Officer / Health Senior Officer – Referral
  • Indirect / Technical Reporting: Health Manager
  • Position directly Supervises: Referral paramedics and CHIPS agents.

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program: Health Program Assistant, Senior Health Promotion Officer, Senior Capacity Building Officers, Health / RH Managers, M&E Officer

Key External Contacts:

  • MOH, UMTH, SSH, Umaru Shehu Specialist Hospital other INGOs (e.g., possible collaborative partners), Community leaders and Health Facility Management team.

Qualifications

  • RN/RM, CHEW, Diploma / Bachelor’s in Health Information Management or related field.
  • Certificate First-Aid and BLS are added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • One to two years’ experience in referral work in health, hygiene, and/or nutrition (participatory methodologies, training and teaching in patient safety activities).
  • Proven experience in community-based programming with the ability to motivate and lead team.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team and able to lead a team.

Demonstrated Technical / Leadership / Interpersonal Skills:

  • Good knowledge of community health, social work in health, health and wellbeing.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding program delivery
  • Ability to work well with others and to respect staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Good sense of integrity, service and accountability.

Languages:

  • Fluent in written/spoken English and Hausa
  • Ability to speak local languages (Kanuri, Shuwa etc.) will be added advantage.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Standards of Professional Conduct

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Laboratory Assistant

Reference ID: req25464
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • This project employs a health system support and strengthening approaches to provide a high-quality primary health care service.
  • The Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for improvement of access to quality of basic laboratory investigation through enhancement of laboratory capacity, appropriate sample handling and transportation.
  • She/he will work closely with PHCs laboratory and ensure implementation of program activities according to proposal objectives and nationally accepted standards.
  • The Laboratory Assistant reports to the Senior Health Officer (Medical Doctor).

Responsibilities
Program Implementation, Technical Quality, and Strategy:

  • Collect, receive, evaluate and process various biological specimen for analysis.
  • Perform laboratory tests accurately and in a timely manner to produce reliable test results.
  • Review and verify test results, confirm panic values and abnormal results before release to clinicians.
  • Maintain and keep updated records of all laboratory samples and results transported, collected, investigations and procedures performed, and results generated and delivered.
  • Correctly operate equipment/instruments, perform routine function checks, troubleshoot if unacceptable and document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established specifications.
  • Maintain a safe and tidy work area and follow safety procedures.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies and document procedural calibrations and maintenance activities.
  • Participate in External Quality Assessment schemes and ensure proficiency test panels are handled in the same manner as routine (patient) samples.
  • Order supplies, update stock cards and maintain an inventory of all equipment and reagents.
  • Promptly report and document all laboratory-related accidents (injuries and exposures) and unsafe conditions to the immediate supervisor.
  • Participate in laboratory departmental meetings, trainings, supervisions, orientations and audits as may be required.
  • Ensure orderliness of IPC in the health facility setting and support training of HWs and referral paramedics on infection prevention and control (IPC) for quality-of-care.
  • Support health facilities with information, education and communication (IEC) materials (billboards, posters, roll-up banners, wall painting, flex banner), registers, printed clinical algorithms, clinical job aids and guidelines booklets/protocols and ensure IEC materials are displayed and put into use needed in patient referral system.
  • Ensure beneficiary participation, feedback and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure proper communication of field-based data tools to the HWs at the supported facilities.
  • Support in conducting regular field visits to ensure successful application of referral system.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Human Resource Management:

  • Supervise Junior health workers in the facility on laboratory services and IPC at supported health facilities and build capacity on RDT use and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Motivate good use of referral criteria, first aid, SOPs and laboratory screening.

Operations:

  • Ensure proper follow up for timely submission of data.
  • Submit weekly work plans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support clinicians, health officers in compiling statistical reports from the supported patients, health facilities and communities for weekly, monthly and annually submissions.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervises with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out additional relevant or requested duties as may be required by the supervisor.

Key Result Areas:

  • Basic and routine laboratory service provisions are improved for patients accessing at the facility supported locations.
  • Ensure health workers actively participate in laboratory services within the operation locations.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior Health Officer (Medical Doctor)
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Nurses, Midwives, Health Manager
  • Position directly Supervises: Hygiene promoter
  • Key Internal Contacts: Country Program: Health program assistant, Senior health promotion officer, senior capacity building officers, health/RH managers, M&E officer
  • Key External Contacts: MOH, UMTH, SSH, Umaru Shehu Specialist hospital other INGOs (e.g., possible collaborative partners), Community leaders and health facility management team.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Laboratory Technology or Laboratory Science Technology / B.Sc in Biochemistry or Microbiology or related qualification.
  • Certificate in laboratory quality control is an added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • One to Two years’ experience in laboratory work in health.
  • Proven experience in community-based programming with the ability to motivate and lead team.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team and able to lead a team.

Demonstrated Technical / Leadership / Interpersonal Skills:

  • Good knowledge of community health, social work in health, health and wellbeing.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding program delivery
  • Ability to work well with others and to respect staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Good sense of integrity, service and accountability.

Languages:

  • Fluent in written/spoken English and Hausa
  • Ability to speak local languages (Kanuri, Shuwa etc.) will be added advantage.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and outlook.

Standards of Professional Conduct

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment 

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Clinic Support Staff

Reference ID: req25463
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Contextual Background

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state.
  • In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations.
  • IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State.
  • Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods

Job Overview / Summary

  • This project employs a health system support and strengthening approaches to provide a high-quality primary health care service.
  • The Clinic Support Staff will joint the health team to improve access to quality primary health care services in MMC & Jere.
  • She/he will work under the direct supervision of nurses/midwives to provide primary healthcare services in the supported health facilities according to the proposal objectives and nationally accepted standards.
  • The Clinic Support reports to Nurse or Midwife as applicable in his/her unit.

 Responsibilities
Program Implementation, Technical Quality, and Strategy:

  • Assist the Health Clinical Assistant/Nurse/Midwife in patient care at the health facility.
  • Act as the link between mobile clinics and the community to ensure awareness of available services, proper follow-up of patients and defaulter tracing.
  • Develop and conduct training of community volunteers/CHIPS on pillars of safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, general childcare, and hygiene promotion.
  • Provide health messaging in the communities, in collaboration with community volunteers.
  • Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the CVs, for sharing information, discussing relevant health issues and weekly activity plans for health messaging in the communities.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities and outreach sites.
  • Ensure mobile clinic sites are clean and well maintained.
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the mobile clinic and the hospital.
  • Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.
  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of health and program supplies.
  • Prepare weekly workplans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.
  • Support Health Clinical Officer in compiling statistical reports from the mobile clinics for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Ensure correct information sharing about drug dispensing/use and follow up including good record keeping at the supported health facilities.
  • Ensure orderliness of IPC in the health facility setting and support training of HWs and referral paramedics on infection prevention and control (IPC) for quality-of-care.
  • Support health facilities with information, education and communication (IEC) materials (billboards, posters, roll-up banners, wall painting, flex banner), registers, printed clinical algorithms, clinical job aids and guidelines booklets/protocols and ensure IEC materials are displayed and put into use including support to referral system.
  • Ensure beneficiary participation, feedback and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Human Resource Management:

  • Support in the supervision of activities of CHIPS agents, RI providers and volunteers at the health facility for effective delivery of the project activities.
  • Motivate good use of referral criteria, first aid, SOPs and laboratory screening

Operations:

  • Ensure proper follow up for timely submission of data.
  • Submit weekly work plans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support clinicians, health officers in compiling statistical reports from the supported patients, health facilities and communities for weekly, monthly and annually submissions.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervises with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out additional relevant or requested duties as may be required by the supervisor.

Key Result Areas:

  • Basic and routine laboratory service provisions are improved for patients accessing at the facility supported locations.
  • Ensure health workers actively participate in laboratory services within the operation locations.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Health Clinical Officer/Facility Nurse or Midwife
  • Indirect / Technical Reporting: Medical doctor, Health Manager
  • Position directly Supervises: None

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program: Health program assistant, Health officer, Senior health promotion officer, senior capacity building officers, health/RH managers, M&E officer

Key External Contacts:

  • MOH, UMTH, SSH, Umaru Shehu Specialist hospital other INGOs (e.g., possible collaborative partners), Community leaders and health facility management team.

Qualifications

  • RN, RM, CHO, CHEW, or related qualification
  • certificate training in IMNCI, IDSR, CCSAS, STI, CMAM, IPC, BEmONC are added advantages.

Work Experience:

  • One year experience in health, hygiene, and/or nutrition at primary healthcare facility based.
  • Proven experience in community-based programming with the ability to motivate and lead team.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team and able to lead a team.

Demonstrated Technical / Leadership / Interpersonal Skills:

  • Good knowledge of community health, social work in health, health and wellbeing.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding program delivery
  • Ability to work well with others and to respect staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
  • Good sense of integrity, service and accountability.

Languages:

  • Fluent in written/spoken English and Hausa
  • Ability to speak local languages (Kanuri, Shuwa etc.) will be added advantage.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and outlook.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Health Manager – BHA

Reference ID: req25455
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • This project employs a health system support and strengthening approaches to provide a high-quality primary health care service and Psychosocial First Aid.
  • Under the direct supervision of Senior Health Manager, the Health Manager is the focal point for IRC Borno State health project intervention in MMC & Jere LGAs.
  • He/she will be responsible for supervising health staff of consortium project and will carry over, implementation, monitoring, support with the overall capacity building of health program staff, and progress reporting of consortium projects for health.
  • The Health Manager ensures that the IRC’s health project interventions in MMC & Jere LGAs are guided by the Nigeria Country Program SAP Implementation Plan.
  • He/she reports to the Senior Health Manager and works closely with other health managers, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and sectors.

Major Responsibilities
Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy:
Health Program Management:

  • Provide overall managerial oversight for implementation of the health program activities
  • Ensure health projects implementation are of high quality and meets the IRC/MOH/International standards
  • Provide technical support to health staff and provide the necessary mentoring and trainings as needed to build their capacity and enabling them to perform their tasks, including project management skills.
  • Participate in emergency assessments and response when necessary and develop plans for rapid and appropriate responses in consultation with WASH, sexual reproductive health, protection, nutrition, and others.
  • Coordinate with MMC, Jere LGA and other actors in the response and maintain good relations with them.
  • Participate in the Cholera, Covid-19 and Diseases Outbreak Control Coordination Team and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Monitor quality performance indicators ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines
  • Provide oversight and support trainings (antenatal care, basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmONC), postpartum care, integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI), sexual transmitted infections (STIs), immunizations, rational use of antimicrobials and IPC), of HWs and stakeholders in the supported locations.
  • Coordinate all referrals of patients as per IRC referral guidelines
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures
  • Foster inter-program linkages, exchange information and experiences and contribute actively to protection and disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in the health program
  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors especially Environmental Health, as well as Nutrition, Women Protection & Empowerment, and Child Protection to ensure holistic service package is available in response to the needs.

Program Development:

  • Contribute to design, planning, and drafting new proposals.
  • Contribute to donors’ reporting whenever necessary.
  • In collaboration with Sr. Health Managers, develop an expenditure plan, review budget vs. actual expenditure for health grants monthly and take necessary actions.
  • Ensuring budgets are used appropriately and efficiently and spending is in line with the IRC financial procedures and donor requirements.
  • Ensure data collection, data compilation, timely preparation and submission of all internal reports including weekly and other associated monthly, quarterly, donor and special reports.

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:

  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of the team in MMC & Jere.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.
  • Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team, and providing guidance on career paths.
  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.
  • Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate. As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train, and develop capability and capacity of national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by the end of assignment.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
  • Promote a culture of learning whereby lessons-learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Monitoring Health Program Implementation:

  • Monitor project implementation and provide on-spot support to field teams and propose modifications as necessary.
  • Ensure regular health program data analysis and review, take follow up action on project implementation, and prepare relevant action reports.
  • Supervise and provide technical oversight in the interpretation of data for improved programming and implementation.
  • Monitor and promote integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of health program at the community level.
  • Research, Learning and Analysis

Monitoring health program implementation:

  • Make regular field visits to monitor project implementation and provide on spot support to field teams and propose modifications as necessary.
  • Ensure regular health program data analysis and review, take follow up action on project implementation and prepare relevant action reports.
  • Supervise and provide technical oversight in the interpretation of data for improved programming and implementation.
  • Monitor and promote integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of health program at the community level.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Represent the program to Local government representatives, partner agencies, etc. as required.
  • In coordination with the Health Coordinator actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders with government actors, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Attend all relevant meetings in relation to the health program as may be required and feed in the IRC priorities during meetings.
  • Facilitate field visits for internal and external stakeholders, when required.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Senior Health Manager
  • Indirect / Technical Reporting: Health Coordinator
  • Position directly Supervises: Health Officer -SBCC and Health Officer -Laboratory

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program: SPC, Deputy Director Program, Finance Manager, Supply chain Manager,
  • Field coordinator, DDFM

Region / Global:

  • Key External Contacts: MOH, SPHCDA, UMTH, SSH, Umaru Shehu Specialist hospital and other INGOs (e.g., possible collaborative partners), Community leaders, health facility management team and CHIPS Agents.

Qualifications

  • Health Professional qualification (MD or BNSc, with MPH preferred) with strong public health background and evidence of completion of NYSC (Discharge / Exemption Certificate)
  • Must possess the practising license or qualifying certificate.

Work Experience:

  • At least 3 years experience in managing and implementing primary and secondary health programs.
  • Able to lead a team and experience in staff management.
  • Experience in outbreak response interventions
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in donor report writing and proposal development
  • Have experience in general management including financial and budget management, HR, and logistics

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments M&E and program implementation.
  • Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
  • Skills and experience of remote management and willingness to travel to hard-to-reach areas
  • Flexible, diplomatic and have the ability and willingness to live and work under the pressure of workloads.
  • Languages:  Fluent in written/spoken English and Hausa.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Add position-specific (e.g., accounting software, statistical software, etc.).
  • Ability to Travel: 5% of time if applicable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Mental Health Nurse

Reference ID: req25457
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • This project employs a health system support and strengthening approaches to provide a high-quality primary health care service and Mental and Psychosocial Support (MPSS).
  • Under the direct supervision of Health Manager, the Mental health Nurse is the focal point for IRC Borno State health project implementation in MMC & Jere LGAs.
  • He/she will be responsible for administering MPSS field-based deliverables on consortium project and will carry over, implementation, monitoring, support with the overall capacity building of health program staff, and progress reporting of consortium projects for MPSS unit of health.
  • The Mental Health Nurse ensures that the IRC’s health project interventions in MMC & Jere LGAs are guided by the Nigeria Country Program SAP Implementation Plan. He/she reports to the Health Manager and works closely with other health professionals, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and sectors.

Major Responsibilities
Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy:

Health Program Management:

  • The mental health nurse performs various functions to help individuals recover from mental health issues, psychosocial counselling and as well cope with stressors, including depression, anxiety, isolation, and serious persistent mental illness including good applicability of IPC protocols.
  • The major tasks, duties, and responsibilities of health programs performed by the mental health nurse are listed in the job description example below:
  • Direct provision of mental and psychosocial first aid to patients as indicated with the patients’ condition(s).
  • Administer medications where necessary, document response, maintain accurate medication lists, and document and report medication errors.
  • Utilize a motivational approach to engage individuals in treatment consistent with their stage of change and develop therapeutic relationships with individuals that respect boundaries
  • Provide education regarding mental illness, physical health concerns, chronic disease management, wellness, relapse prevention and medications to patients, families, care givers and team members.
  • Advocate for individuals to assure implementation of appropriate interventions; assure protection of rights and privacy and assure that individuals understand the complaint and grievance procedures.
  • Refer and connect individuals with medical, psychiatric, and other healthcare providers relevant to managing their case.
  • Coordinate with pharmacies and other partners to ensure timely delivery of appropriate mental health and related medications for patient where necessary.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all medical and psychiatric services and provide additional coordination, advocacy, or intervention when necessary.
  • Talk to patients about their problems and discuss the best strategy to deliver their care.
  • Develop rapport with patients to build trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns correctly.
  • Empathize with distressed patients and attempt to understand the source of their discomfort.
  • Help patients manage their emotions through the application of de-escalation techniques.
  • Provide evidence-based individualized therapy, such as cognitive behavior therapy for depression and anxiety.
  • Liaise with mental health agencies, partners social workers, and psychiatric health institution where appropriate.
  • Organize social events aimed at developing patients’ social skills and help reduce their feelings of isolation.
  • Ensure that the legal requirements appropriate to a particular setting or group of patients are observed and adhered to by working and coordinating activities with protection team where appropriate.
  • Help patients and their families in combating stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Render advice and arrange support for patients, relatives, and care givers
  • Encourage patients to take part in therapeutic activities, including art and role play.
  • Support in rehabilitation of crisis affected persons with noticeable or verbalized effect of psychosocial imbalance following insurgence experience.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Human Resource Management:

  • Mental Health Nurse must be able to work well within a multi-disciplinary team environment to provide well-coordinated patient care.
  • S/he will work with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a coordinated patient care.
  • Will participate is step down training for health workers and basic psychosocial first aid skills.
  • Educate CHIPS agents and HWs on patients’ bill of right, and protection related issues.

Operations:

  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of pharmaceutical and other health program supplies.
  • Prepare weekly work plans and movement plan and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.
  • As team officer, maintain vigilance and monitor surroundings for security of the team for outreach activities and adhere to IRC’s safety and security protocols.

Monitoring Health Program Implementation:

  • Monitor project implementation and provide on-spot support to field teams and propose modifications as necessary.
  • Ensure regular health program data analysis and review, take follow up action on project implementation, and prepare relevant action reports.
  • Supervise and provide technical oversight in the interpretation of data for improved programming and implementation.
  • Monitor and promote integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of health program at the community level.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Mental Health Nurse is required to educate, motivate, and advocate for their patients, as well as document a progress report on them; hence they need a clear and concise writing skill and excellent verbal communication skills to be successful on the job.
  • Support Health Manager in compiling statistical reports from the supported health facilities and communities for weekly, monthly and annually submissions.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervises with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required

Key Result Areas

  • Improvement of key project objectives, milestones and deliverables within the timeframe.
  • Through strategized MPSS interventions, increased uptake of quality primary health care services and psychosocial first aid.
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, WASH, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
  • Targeted populations are informed of their coping strategies to psychological stressors.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Health Manager
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Medical Doctor, Senior Health Manager and Health Coordinator
  • Position directly Supervises: Incentive workers, and CHIPS agents.
  • Key Internal Contacts: Country Program: Health program assistant, Senior health promotion officer, senior capacity building officers, health/RH managers, M&E
  • Key External Contacts: MOH, SSH, Neuropsychiatric hospital Maiduguri, Umaru Shehu Specialist Hospital, UMTH, other INGOs (e.g., possible collaborative partners), Community leaders and health facility management team.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Mental Health or Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, or Diploma in Public or Community Mental Health directly related to the substantive area identified in the job description of the post.
  • Must possess the practicing license or qualifying certificate.
  • Case Management Certificate and/or Mental Health related training will be considered an asset.

Work Experience:

  • Both educational backgrounds above require professional 1 – 2 years clinical mental health nursing experience, including at least one year experience in providing direct services to individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental illness, mental retardation, substance or alcohol abuse in a community or hospital-based settings. with background in Health and Nutrition, Social and Behavioral Change and communication.
  • Proven experience in community-based programming with the ability to motivate and lead, health team, CHIPS/community volunteers.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team and able to lead a team.

Demonstrated Technical / Leadership / Interpersonal Skills:

  • Good knowledge of clinical care especially at the PHC settings.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding program delivery
  • Ability to work well with others and to respect staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Good sense of integrity, service and accountability.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

Languages:

  • Fluent in written/spoken English and Hausa
  • Ability to speak local languages (Kanuri, Shuwa etc.) will be added advantage.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint with data management.

Standards of Professional Conduct

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment 

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

Reference ID: req25313
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Emergency Response
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Description

  • The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
  • At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Contextual Background

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations.
  • IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State.
  • Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods

Job Overview / Summary

  • IRC Nigeria seeks an experienced, dynamic individual for the role of Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager supporting the country programme in the development and implementation of the Emergency Preparedness Plan and provide key cross-sector, cross-functional support to the Country Emergency Team ‘CET’ when deployed in response to a specific humanitarian response.
  • He/She will be under the supervision on the Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator will work together for the successful implementation of the emergencies.
  • The Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager will be responsible for ensuring quality, coordinated, rapid emergency response, with an emphasis on timeliness and best use of resources; leading and building staff capacity on preparedness initiatives; and supporting the integration.
  • The Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager’s responsibilities will also include working closely with Senior Area Manager, sector manager, CET, M and E staff on coordinated assessment and information gathering on early warning and emergency impacts; representation at various forums; and liaison with diverse stakeholders including IRC technical units, government partners, and international and local NGOs.

Major Responsibilities
Emergency Preparedness Planning:

  • Support the EPR Co with the updating the emergency preparedness document on regular basis when required due to context change.
  • Provide support CET and field-based staff on emergency preparedness issues, including delivery of training and simulations (emergency preparedness / emergency response trainings)
  • Work in closely with HR Coordinator and maintain the CET register, ensure its up to date and recruit replacement staff as and when required
  • Keep inventory of the prepositioned items and share feedback with the emergency response coordinator.
  • Closely monitor and stay up to date on context-specific factors informing and/or impacting IRC EPP e.g., early warning data, security and access issues, other actor mapping, and make recommendations to SMT and program teams accordingly.
  • Coach and mentor CET staff and field-based counterparts on emergency preparedness and response and link into wider organizational talent development mechanisms
  • Work closely with M&E unit to ensure data collection and monitoring tools are aligned with and responsive to emergency program M&E frameworks, core indicators, and inclusive of the needs of vulnerable groups

Emergency Response and Programming:

  • Will participate, and as necessary lead, needs assessments and data collection to feed into project design; Support field teams where needed to develop/refine tools for, and/or conduct and compile information from, rapid assessments.
  • Support in the design and delivery of IRC emergency interventions in response to e.g., displacement to due to conflict or natural disasters, disease outbreak, and other emergencies as they arise and based on needs
  • Ensure an integrated sector approach when implementing a response through engagement and consultation with Programme Sector leads from the inception of the response
  • Will be part of the development of budgets and proposals for emergency preparedness and response interventions, coordinating with other technical leads/specialist on project design and proposal development inputs with the support of the coordinator.
  • Support the implementation of first line emergency response projects, ensuring timely procurement, spending, and implementation plans and that overall stated goals and objectives are tracked and met before transition and merger with regular programming or exit
  • Ensure compliance with IRC policy, procedures and practices throughout preparedness and emergency response activities, including adherence to Do No Harm principles

Coordination and Representation:

  • In collaboration with senior area managers, field coordinators and security focal points, closely monitor and communicate with key staff as needed on new or anticipated developments in population movements, security context, accessibility constraints, and natural or environmental phenomena.
  • Liaise with and support operational functions in their roles in effectively designing and delivering preparedness and response, particularly on cash, prepositioning, and timely procurement.

Reporting & Documentation:

  • As required, compile or contribute to the writing of assessment and project reports.
  • Compile and disseminate any data, reports, briefings, etc. (IRC’s or other agencies’) relevant to IRC preparedness and response activities in a timely fashion.
  • Contribute to the design and development of program briefing materials, and provide timely, quality inputs to information requests from IRC regional and HQ management and donors.
  • Lead the compiling and writing of periodic situation reports as required.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, Grants; M&E Coordinator; Sector Leads; Supply Chain Coordinator; Field Coordinators; Base Managers, CET members, Regional Emergency Coordinator; key staff in IRC regional/HQ Emergency Unit.
  • External: Other humanitarian organizations; RRM, relevant Cluster leads; donors, as required.
  • Position Reports to:  Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Regional Emergency Director (RED),Deputy Director Field Management (DDFM)
  • Position directly Supervises: CET members

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program:  Grants; M&E Coordinator; Sector Leads; Supply Chain Coordinator; Field Coordinators; Base Managers,
  • Region/Global:  Regional  Emergency Director/EHAU

Key External Contacts:

  • Other humanitarian organizations; RRM, state departments (involved in emergency e.g SEMA) relevant Cluster leads; donors, as required.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field from a recognized university with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience must include work in a similar role within international humanitarian/emergency contexts
  • Exceptional coordination and inter-personal skills
  • Background in situation analysis, needs assessments and emergency response project implementation.
  • Demonstrably excellent written and oral communication skills; strong English writing skills required.
  • Experience with integrated emergency response required.
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and the ability to work under pressure are essential.

Work Experience:
Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Experienced in emergency preparedness and response is required.
  • Reporting and data management.
  • Proposal and concept note development desired.
  • Budget management
  • Team player
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.
  • Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Previous experience in similar or position is required
  • Proven leadership and team management skill is an advantage.
  • Participation and leadership in emergency preparedness and response mandatory.
  • Coordination experience is added advantage

Languages:

  • English and Hausa speaker is an added advantage

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Ability to Travel:

  • 50-70% possibility of travelling expected and prolonged stay in the field.

Standards of Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.
  • These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Project Manager (HeRON)

Reference ID: req25221
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

HeRON Project Overview

  • FCDO/USAID Lafiya Health Resilience of the Northeast Nigeria (HeRON) project in Borno and Yobe states supports delivery of quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services, to improve evidence-based decision making, accountability at all levels of service delivery.
  • IRC leads a consortium of humanitarian and development implementing partners (Action Contre la Faim – ACF, Society for Family Health Nigeria).
  • The Project team is working alongside states and local government authorities, strengthening their capacity to effectively deliver quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, and newborn and child health and nutrition services.

Scope of Work

  • IRC is seeking a dynamic and experienced public health and project management professional to provide technical support to State’s MoH and LGAs to strengthen the health system.
  • Reporting to the HeRON Consortium Team Leader, the Senior HeRON Project Manager will provide sound technical management and coordination of IRC implementing team, for the successful implementation and achievement of project deliverables.
  • He/She will be responsible for working with the IRC’s HeRON project team, to ensure that the program is executed according to work plan and budget, in line with donor policies and States’ government priorities, with particular focus on program quality and sustainability across health system strengthening components.
  • He/She will be responsible for maintaining regular contact and supervision with the field staff and LGA authorities, ensuring quality monitoring of HeRON implementation and progress.

Major Responsibilities
Program Management, Technical Quality, Strategy and Partnerships:

  • Provide managerial oversight to the IRC team for the implementation of HeRON program activities with high quality, meeting IRC/MoH/International standards.
  • On a day-to-day basis, manage financial and operational support of the IRC implementing team to optimize resources through sound budgets and consistent financial tracking
  • Coordination with HeRON state level managers to prepare project and execute work plans in line with HSS initiatives and health governance, with clear targets and deliverables (based on project indicators); manage timely and quality reporting processes, in accordance with HeRON grant requirements
  • Provide technical support to project staff and provide them with necessary mentoring and trainings as needed, to build their capacity and enabling them to perform their tasks, including project management skills.
  • Develop budget spend plans for IRC implementation, conduct reviews of BVAs monthly, and take necessary actions; ensuring budgets are used appropriately and efficiently, and spending is in line with the IRC financial procedures and donor requirements.
  • Ensure data collection, data compilation, timely preparation, and submission of all internal HeRON reports, including weekly and other associated monthly, quarterly, donor and ad hoc reports.
  • Participate in assessments and execution of heron pilots as planned
  • Ensure constant liaison with MoH officials at LGA implementation level, to maintain partnerships and stakeholders’ engagement, in line with HeRON program strategy for sustainability
  • Undertake regular field visits to monitor project implementation, provide on-the-spot technical support to field teams accordingly.
  • Supervise and provide technical oversight in the interpretation of data for improved programming and implementation: Ensure regular program data analysis and review, take follow up action on project implementation, and prepare relevant action reports.
  • Perform any other relevant task as directed by the line manager.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Represent the project to State and Local government representatives, partner agencies, etc. as required.
  • In coordination with the consortium leadership, actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, government actors, international and local NGOs, etc.
  • Participate at coordination meetings: All HeRON consortium coordination related meetings, Field implementation meetings with partners, and any other relevant IRC internal meetings as required
  • Participate at external coordination meetings (Health cluster, Nutrition cluster, relevant TWGs and Tsk forces, etc.) as required
  • Facilitate field monitoring visits for internal and external stakeholders, when required.

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:

  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of IRC HeRON team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of his/her team.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.
  • Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team, and providing guidance on career paths.
  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.
  • Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate. As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train, and develop capability and capacity of national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by the end of assignment.
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures; and communicate through words and examples a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Line Manager: HeRON Consortium Team Leader
  • Indirect/Functional Reporting: HeRON Deputy Team Lead
  • Technical Collaboration: IRC Senior Program Coordinator (Health Outcome), HeRON Senior Managers (Program, M&E, Health Governance), HSS Advisors – MoH Embedded
  • Position directly Supervises: HeRON Manager – Yobe, HeRON Manager – Borno

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program:  Consortium Finance Coordinator, HeRON Pharmacy Manager, IRC’s relevant Sector Leads (Health, Nutrition, WASH)
  • Region/Global: Health Technical Advisor, Governance Technical Advisor

Key External Contacts:

  • MoH Officials at State & LGA level.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health-related field, with a Post-graduate qualification (Preferably Master’s Degree) in Public Health, Development Studies, or any other relevant field.
  • Previous Training in Project Management, Systems Strengthening, Leadership and Governance is an added advantage.

Work Experience, Required Technical Skills & Leadership Competencies:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordination and implementation of health programs, specifically in management of health system strengthening (HSS) programs, working jointly with national, state, and/or local health actors to strengthen the quality and responsiveness of services.
  • Technical expertise and working knowledge in advocacy, HSS and health governance; Technical skill in participatory processes, and methodologies, preferably in a conflict or post-conflict environment.
  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to handle a large and dynamic workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience in general management, including financial and budget management, HR and logistics management
  • Experience managing geographically dispersed teams and working in tandem with local stakeholders
  • Skills and experience of remote management and willingness to travel extensively; Flexible, diplomatic and have ability and willingness live and work under pressure of workloads
  • Experience in reports writing and budgeting (organization and donor reporting)

Languages:

  • English Fluency (spoken and written).

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Ability to Travel:

  • 30% ability to travel to field locations.

Standards of Professional Conduct

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment

  • This position is based at IRC Field Office in Maiduguri.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: This role is open for both national and international candidates who meet the required qualifications

 

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