International Rescue Committee (IRC) Recruitment 2021 Internship & Exp. Job (13 Positions)

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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.

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Job Title: Health M & E Officer

Reference No.: req11637
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The purpose of the Health M&E Officer position is to coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation, and analysis of data to track programs/ projects activities, monitor progress and support impact measurement. 
  • She/he will also conduct development research, engage in reflective practice, and generate lessons from projects/program and prepare M&E plans for the Health sector.  
  • S/he is responsible for establishing and ensuring better field level data management systems for the core program s/he assigned to and coordinates the proper and timely evaluation of project objectives/impact. 
  • She/he will contribute to the existing client response mechanisms and ensure program staff participation in M&E activities.  The position holder will closely work with sector manager(s), front line staff, and community/facility volunteers. 
  • She/he also will work closely with the M&E unit on technical matters and reports to the M&E Manager and the Health manager(s).

Major Responsibilities
Program/project design and learning (20% of time):

  • Participate in program/ project design especially in developing Health logframes and also contribute learning from previous projects
  • Responsible for the development and continuously update Health project M&E, and impact measurement tools and systems on timely fashion.
  • Support to develop and make sure all the projects in the Health has tested monitoring tools that capture both program activity and indicators progresses;
  • Take part in diagnostic studies, evaluations and surveys;
  • Responsible for organizing periodical ongoing Health level data review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners;
  • Responsible for organizing Health panel monitoring and/or similar M&E events to ensure accountability to the target community, with relevant stakeholders including communities and ensure their dissemination to concerned parties;
  • With support from the M&E Manager, Health manager(s) and coordinator, establish and maintain project level information management system;
  • Contribute to designing Health strategy to collect field level information required by IRC, donors and/or stakeholders;
  • Responsible for proactively ensuring networking and sharing of lessons from the Health core program with strategic partners and other stakeholder including government;
  • Responsible for coordinating synergy and cross-learning among different projects;
  • Responsible for cross fertilizing learning among projects by regularly producing (compiling) summary monitoring reports and sharing to Health staff and partners.

Monitoring and evaluation (50% of time):

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  • Responsible for tracking Health progress against monitoring work plans;
  • Coordinate the Health field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation, reflective practice and impact measurement;
  • Responsible for ensuring the on-time execution of Health projects major monitoring and evaluation events including but not limited to baseline survey, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation, data quality audit and field supervision;
  • Responsible for providing technical support to Health staff and partner organization on information management system, proper data collection and record keeping;
  • Responsible for updating Health M&E plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Responsible for Health monthly and/or quarterly performance indicator analysis, including generation of reports as well as presentations for staff related to on-going performance;
  • Responsible for conducting Health regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data;
  • Responsible for verifying Health entered data for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues;
  • Responsible for documenting findings from Health data quality audits and store in project files to ensure collective and sustainable access;
  • Actively participate in and contribute to M&E team activities, system assessments, development and implementation of new systems and/or tools aimed at strengthening overall M&E practices at IRC Nigeria;
  • Responsible for closely working with Health staff to ensure they follow correct procedures and criteria during beneficiary registration;
  • Accountable for the recruitment of enumerators and support in other survey including engagement of consultants;
  • Contribute to providing M&E inputs for Health report written during project implementation;
  • Responsible for periodically conducting Health reflective practice forums at field office/ project level and compile lessons from project implementation processes.

Information management and reporting (10% of time):

  • Support in establishing and maintaining Health project information management system;
  • Responsible for submitting Health data set to update country office wide program database on monthly basis;
  • Responsible for compiling Health regular project monitoring report, including lessons learned, prepared by different projects and application of evaluation recommendations;
  • Support to ensuring all projects have downward/ forward client responsiveness mechanisms and works with project Health staff to make sure its implementation;
  • Responsible for compiling quarterly, biannual and annual tabular, and narrative Health reports (as required by project stakeholders) on projects’ accomplishments by cost and alert the management for special deviations from the plan.

Capacity building and supervision (10% of time):

  • Responsible for providing assistance to Health local partners in designing monitoring and reporting tools and establishing database management systems.
  • Responsible for the orientation of Health front line staff, partners’ staff and volunteers on the monitoring tools and train them how to use data for decision making;
  • Accountable for coaching, mentoring, and supervising assistant M&E Officer/s (if applicable),
  • Responsible for her/his subordinate/s in completing performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals;

Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor (10% of time):

  • Perform other task related assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/s

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: M&E, manager, Health manager(s)
  • Position directly supervised by: M&E, and Health manager
  • Indirect Reporting: M&E coordinator, Health coordinator, SAM/FC

Qualifications

  • Degree in statistics, computer science/information management/or any other related field;
  • Excellent computer skills are required (particularly Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access and Word);
  • At least two year experience working in monitoring and evaluation preferred;
  • Strong data collection, analysis, and report writing skills required;
  • Ability to work independently, think analytically and take initiative in solving problems;
  • Ability to communicate technical issues effectively;
  • Familiarity with log frame analysis and M&E plan;
  • Experience in conducting assessment;

Desirable:

  •  Health background and Working with highly vulnerable and displaced people would be added advantage;
  • Good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English;
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles;
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Regional Finance Director – West Africa

Requisition ID: req11581
Location: Nigeria
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Reports to: Director of International Finance and Regional VPs. 

Job Description

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  • As a member of both the Global Finance Team and the Regional Leadership Team, the Regional Finance Director provides the leadership and management necessary to ensure that the organization has the appropriate financial infrastructure and systems in place at the country programs to support the strategic vision and mission of the organization.
  • S/he will contribute to the development of the country programs strategic and operational plans and be accountable for ensuring and monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted and comprehensive financial analytical review.  
  • The Director is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting management of the country programs and regional office within an assigned region. Emphasis will be placed on maintaining financial management practices and systems that are compliant with US and local laws as well as donor requirements but are also conducive to effective implementation of country programs.
  • As Regional Finance Director, s/he will have responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance across the region, acting as the principal finance business partner to the Regional VP, as well as conforming to IRCs financial control environment and CFO standards and objectives.
  • Based in Nigeria in the West Africa Region, the Regional Finance Director will have dual reporting to the Director of International Finance and the respective Regional VP.
  • S/he will work closely with the field-based Deputy Directors, Finance Country Directors, as well as regional counterparts in AMU, GSC, HR, IT and other functional departments.

Key Areas of Accountability
Strategic Planning & Analysis:

  • Provide financial information which supports the Regional VP in making business decisions in line with IRC, Regional & Country Program strategies;
  • Provide strategic analysis on the overall financial health of the country programs to the RVPs and HQ Finance and collaborate across the regional teams and with country programs on corrective actions and support plans;
  • Contribute and provide feedback to the development of Country Programs Strategic Annual Plans and annual operating budgets;

Financial Management Oversight:

  • Provide high quality financial and accounting support to IRC to ensure:
  • Country Programs provide accurate and timely recording of accounting transactions
  • Country Programs financial controls are in place and adhered to
  • Country Programs comply with IRCs financial standards
  • Regional team has visibility on financial health of country programs
  • Prepare and review internal financial reports and ensure that management at headquarters and the regional and country office level are kept abreast of financial related issues of the country programs;
  • Provide technical guidance and support as requested by the country offices;
  • Ensure timely dissemination of new initiatives and polices to the field and monitoring of implementation;
  • Develop expertise and maintain current on the rules and regulations of all donors, and provide guidance in the area of donor compliance.

Financial Systems & Business Process Improvement:

  • Contribute to discussions on financial policy issues including the maintenance and development of the International Finance Manual;
  • Serve as Integra Superuser and support the roll-out of the new system which will include training and technical support.

Regional Finance Support and Rick Mitigation:

  • Conduct periodic support visits to the country programs following an approved scope of work;
  • Review non-USG final financial reports, and European donor financial reports prior to submission to either the donor, IRC Germany or IRC-UK;
  • Respond to ad hoc requests made by the Director of International Finance, the regional VPs or the country programs.
  • Monthly Reviews of the financial health and risk identification shared with the Regional VP for action.
  • Proactively identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies in conjunction with the Regional VP.
  • Internal/External Audit closure and corrective action plan development and tracking
  • Attend all audit opening and exit meetings for audits conducted in region
  • Perform the final financial review of the proposal document prior to approval and submission to the donor.
  • Participate in regional SMT with strategic thinking, risk analysis and other engagement as needed

Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance – Master’s degree, CPA or equivalent experience a plus.
  • Minimum five years progressive finance/accounting experience in the non-profit sector;
  • Previous work experience in a multi-cultural international environment abroad is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with GAAP and proven general knowledge of Fund Accounting;
  • Previous work experience with a major general ledger software package – experience with MS D365 preferred;
  • Proven knowledge of US Government and European Union regulations highly desirable;
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment;
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands;
  • Strong Computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, various accounting software, and email/internet software;
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment;
  • Ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner;
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analyses, definition of clear way forward and ensuring by in;
  • The ability and willingness to travel to country programs.
  • English and French fluency required.  

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Design Manager

Requisition ID: req11413
Location: Abuja, Federal Capital, Nigeria
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Description
The Design Manager will support the Education department by designing, developing and overseeing the creation of compelling public-facing materials that a) communicate the results of and recommendations from programs and research in order to influence policy and practice and b) raise the profile of the Education team’s work. This person will also support the design of products used by our programs.

Major Responsibilities

  • Design and create quality digital and print content that includes pitch decks, presentations, infographics, illustrations, briefs, reports, and other materials for events and meetings
  • Review existing assets, including photographs and templates, and curate high quality resources for repurposing
  • Collaborate with Education and communications colleagues to scope design needs, propose recommendations for materials and execute these recommendations

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Senior Policy Advisor, Education
  • Position directly supervises:  N/A
  • Indirect Reporting: N/A

Other Internal and/or External Contacts:

  • Education Content Officer
  • Education Product Officer

Qualifications

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  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Visual / Graphic Design (or equivalent); Masters preferred

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of graphic design work experience OR recent graduate of an advanced design program
  • Experience in the humanitarian or development sector a plus

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in design tools such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional communication and storytelling skills.
  • Experience working with designers from different backgrounds.
  • Keen interest in humanitarian contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Language Skills:  Proficiency in English required

Working Environment: 

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  • This role may require working remotely full time. Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled hours.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Child Protection Information Management Specialist

Requisition ID: req11541
Location: Abuja, Federal Capital, Nigeria
Sector: Violence Prevention and Response
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Description

  • The global CPIMS+ Steering Committee (CPIMS+ SC) and the global Case Management Task Force (CMTF), support the use of a standard inter-agency child protection information management system (CPIMS+) as a tool for case management programming in humanitarian settings. CPIMS+ is comprised of software and accompanying tools, including template paper forms, generic information sharing and data protection protocols, and training materials.
  • The CMTF and CPIMS+ SC have ambitious work plans to support the development of standard global training materials and ensure countries have the guidance and support needed to roll-out the CPIMS+.  This position will work closely with both the CPIMS+ SC and the CMTF to implement specific activities in the work plans, with the main focus being on supporting identified IRC countries to roll-out the CPIMS+.
  • The CPIMS+ Specialist will support implementation and maintenance of the CPIMS+ as a tool for case management and inform improvements of new versions of the application from a program perspective, in line with best practices and global standards for case management.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop CPIMS+ guidance,  resources and training materials to support IRC country teams to roll-out the CPIMS+
  • Lead on the successful roll-out of the CPIMS+ with IRC in at least three countries
  • Coordinate and support discussions around inter-agency roll-outs of the CPIMS+ at country level
  • Coordinate with UNICEF and software firms on the development of specific system features and troubleshooting
  • Provide ongoing support and training to IRC countries that are transitioning to CPIMS+
  • Conduct regular remote support meetings with IRC countries that are rolling-out or already using the CPIMS+ to resolve technical issues, support upgrades, collect lessons learned and strengthen CPIMS+ use to its full potential as a support for quality case management
  • Coordinate with the IM Advisor in VPRU on discussions and representation on the Primero coordination committee (PCC) as they relate to the CPIMS+ specifically
  • Participate in the CPIMS+ Steering Committee meetings and follow up on activities as requested by the Child Protection Case Management Senior Specialist
  • Work closely with Child Protection Technical Advisors covering the countries rolling out or using the CPIMS+
  • Create a dashboard with top-level case information that can be shared with IRC country support Technical Advisors on a regular basis

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Child Protection Case Management Senior Specialist
  • Position directly supervises:  N/A

Indirect Reporting:

  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Case Management Task Force and CPIMS SC

Qualifications

  • Graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. education, social work, international relations, public health, etc.) preferred
  • Minimum of 3-6 years’ experience in child protection case management in humanitarian settings
  • Experience and familiarity with the CPIMS+ system and Primero
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the field of information management for case management
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various efforts
  • Proven training and capacity building skills for a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical, information technology and writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people across multiple agencies and countries
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction and effectively learn and work in an inter-agency environment as well as self-motivate
  • Desired: oral and written French language skills

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: IT Intern

Reference No.: req11592
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Information Technology
Employment Category: Intern

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Major Responsibilities

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  • Level I Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to assistance with password resets, account creations, desktop and laptop builds and printer support. Ensuring that computers peripherals such as scanners, printers, photocopiers, monitors, mouse, and others are configured and properly working for all field staff members.
  • Level II Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to anti-virus assistance, Windows 10 support, Microsoft Office 2013 support, office 365 support, general laptop, desktop and printer repair, and light network troubleshooting. Providing assistance to end users for the configuration and troubleshooting of Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc
  • Enterprise Ticket Management – Work inside our enterprise ticketing system, Service-Now, to provide timely and transparent customer support of all requests
  • Hardware Inventory – This position will support with imaging, distributing, and tracking all hardware; also tracking and installing all purchased software. Working in collaboration with the IT Officer/IT Team to ensure that end users computers are setup and configured with the IRC standard Operating system and applications versions (IRC image). Maintaining an up to date IT documentation reflecting current computers assets status and network configurations.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Observe and uphold the IRC IT Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the IT Coordinator.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  IT Officer/Manager.
  • Position directly supervises: None
  • Indirectly Reports: IT Coordinator if applicable

Qualification
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer science and/or equivalent in relevant field

Technical Skills & Experience:

  • Strong troubleshooting skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical troubleshooting results to IT peers for seamless issue resolution
  • Experience in desktop and laptop installation and maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems and Applications suite installation and troubleshooting
  • Good technical writing/documentation skills
  • Good customer service skills

Soft Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work harmoniously with other staff members in cross cultural contexts.
  • Good verbal communication and report-writing skills with the ability to convey information effectively in Country official language – English would be nice to have as an additional working language.
  • Customer & client centered and service oriented mind & attitude, and ability to work under pressure and diligently carry out instructions.
  • Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.

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 based on 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
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Job Title: Senior Health Manager

Reference No.: req11432
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • The Senior Health Manager is the focal point for IRC’s Health program at assigned LGAs (7 and 8 LGAs each) which includes emergency health response, recovery and resilience in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Promotes Health System Strengthening initiatives. In addition, she/he regularly supports health teams assigned to her/him.
  • She/he reports to the Assistant Health Coordinator and works closely with the Senior Reproductive Health Manager, Senior Environmental Health Manager, Nutrition Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in implementation of health program.

Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Health Coordinator, the Senior Heath Manager shall be responsible for the overall implementation of the health program that encompasses health system strengthening and emergency health planning and response activities in the assigned LGAs.
  • S/he will also be responsible for coordination with LGA government counterparts, providing technical support and guidance in the management of the health program.
  • Ensure a seamless link between service delivery interventions and LGA capacity for systems development. S/he should be knowledgeable with the issues around the functions and organization of the LGA local government, particularly the LGA health management teams and their capacity gaps
  • S/he will supervise and monitor the program implementation and ensure alignment to health indicators as per SPHERE/WHO standards and Nigeria MOH guidelines.

Key Roles & Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Lead the implementation of health program in the assigned LGAs and establish effective working relationship with government counterparts at State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Hospital Management Board and Local Government offices;
  • Develop health program work plans with Health Managers and monitor and supervise the Health Managers in the implementation of health program in the targeted LGAs;
  • In collaboration with M & E sector, set high quality performance indicators, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines;
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnership with other implementing partners, local organizations and community structure;
  • Foster inter program linkages, exchange of information and experiences and contribute actively to protection mainstreaming in the health program;
  • Collaborate with other sectors such as nutrition, WASH, women protection and empowerment, Child protection to ensure holistic service is available in response to needs;
  • In coordination with Assistant Health Coordinator, identify opportunities, formulate health program goals, objectives and intervention strategies;
  • Contribute to planning, design, planning and drafting of new proposal.

Health System Strengthening:

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  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in the areas of health systems strengthening and quality improvement;
  • Provide leadership in development of HSS &QI framework for partner districts and at facility levels;
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision with use of supportive supervision guidelines;
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs, e.g. quality improvement systems and developing/adopting training curricula;
  • Engage SPHDA and LGA stakeholders to define desired health outcomes and confirm clinical performance standards in alignment with national health service delivery standards and QI processes in different health facilities) and settings (static clinics, referrals, outreach), assess existing gaps in meeting standards; and develop a plan of action to achieve the desired health outcomes;
  • Develop and test approaches for quality and performance improvement according to the local context as needed;
  • Apply quality standards to ensure that health services meet national requirements, as well as meet client expectation;
  • Advocate with SPHCDA, LGA and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving health outcomes;
  • Contributes to strengthening the referral system at all levels of health system;
  • In collaboration with program staff, ensure that necessary quality improvement planning, budgeting and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient program functioning.

Human Resource Management:

  • Monitor and supervise health managers to ensure program implementation is properly done and according to plans;
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to job responsibilities and performance objectives for direct reports and provide a written annual performance evaluation;
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions;
  • Recommend staff promotion, disciplinary action and termination to the Assistant Health Coordinator and HR Lead;
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, develop Job Descriptions, and assist in recruitment of staff;
  • Undertake capacity-development programs for health staff.

Grants Management:

  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work-plan and within the allocated budgets;
  • Prepare weekly work – plans with the health teams;
  • Ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures and spending patterns;
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions to the Assistant Health Coordinator;
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.

Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Provide monthly reports on progress in the implementation;
  • Responsible for all donor reports in the assigned projects/LGAs as required according to the guidelines and submit timely to the Assistant Health Coordinator for review;
  • Supervise and regularly review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the accepted protocols;   
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken;
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues;
  • Keep the Assistant Health Coordinator informed of all developments and issues through weekly situational reports.

Working Relationships:

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  • Position Reports to:  Assistant Health Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises:   Health  Managers/Sr. Health Manager, and work closely with Sr. Reproductive Health Manager
  • Indirect Reporting: Health Coordinator
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
  • Internal: All other IRC sectors offering integrated services at all intervention areas.
  • External:  SPHCDA, UNFPA, WHO, HMB, Federal Ministry of Health, other INGOs.
  • The position will be based in Maiduguri Borno State, Nigeria. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location;

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Health preferred, but not required ,
  • At least 3 Years work experience in  health system strengthening and health programs both at clinical and community based programs, working in maternal and child health, drugs and medical supplies management  and other primary Health care components is preferable,
  • Flexible to travel frequently and work  in different locations (ability to travel up to 50% time)
  • Demonstrated grants and program management experience, preferably health related,
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders,
  • Excellent report writing skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Excellent budget management skills,
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Health Policy of Nigeria,
  • Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Northern Nigeria,
  • Experience delivering MCH and related trainings to health staff  using national or WHO guidelines,
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in programs management and technical staff in Quality Improvement
  • Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Benefits
Benefit package for national position is inclusive:

  • Competitive Monthly salary;
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family;
  • Annual earned leave days;
  • Pension scheme.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: WPE Case Management Assistant

Requisition ID: req11550
Location: Monguno, Borno, Nigeria
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
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, Gwoza 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

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  • The Case management assistant will provide psychosocial support, case management support to survivors of gender-based violence through individual counselling follow up support, referrals, and dissemination of information on available GBV services to encourage access to services.
  • She will in collaboration with the WPE Case Worker oversee provision of psychosocial /group support, skills building, information sessions and other recreational activities that promotes social support networks and cohesion with women and girls at the women and girls centers/safe space

Major Responsibilities

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  • Provide direct support and care for women and girls survivors of gender-based violence, including counseling and basic case management.
  • Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBVIMS plus and primero case intake, action, follow up and other case management online forms appropriately.
  • Ensure proper data entry into the GBVIMS+
  • Follow GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while providing services to women and girls.
  • Monitor how the GBV referral pathway is working through making direct follow ups with other organizations that are providing services to survivors.
  • Support Women Action Groups (WAGs) to Facilitate safe space activities
  • Plays a key role in facilitating and supervising NFI distribution
  • Provide reports in due time
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor or agreed by the team

Psychosocial/Group Support/Safe Spaces:

  • Conduct and help plan and organize psychosocial/ group support activities with women and adolescent girls to meet the emotional needs of survivors, build support networks among women/girls, and promote social integration of survivors and other vulnerable women.
  • Work with women and girls in the community to identify their needs, interests, and priorities, and where possible, adapt activities according to these to ensure activities offered are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of women and girls.
  • Support in adolescent girl’s program implementation

Outreach and Community Mobilization:

  • In collaboration with the WPE Assistant Community Mobilizers, conduct awareness raising activities on GBV and its consequences, promoting available services to women and girls, and addressing the stigma preventing women and girls from accessing support and services with activities for female only group.
  • Identify and refer extremely vulnerable women and girls to access services and material support in accordance with their level of vulnerability and needs
  • Lead sessions to increase awareness on the consequences of GBV, promote available services to women and girls and address stigma preventing access to services at the women centers.
  • In collaboration with the WPE team, participate in meetings with community leadership structures when necessary to advocate for the needs of women and girls, and encourage their participation in GBV prevention and response activities in the communities

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  WPE Case management officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: WPE Senior Case management officer and Manager.
  • Position directly Supervises: Not applicable
  • Key Internal Contacts: Other IRC sector’s staff, especially Child protection and Protection and rule of law
  • Key External Contacts:  Community members, Women groups and other NGOs staff

Qualifications
Education:

  • Minimum of university degree in Counseling / Social Work / Psychology or related field preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Counseling and training experience, including experience working with women and girls preferred

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients always is essential.
  • Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background, and diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s empowerment and protection through current/ previous volunteer work in women’s group, girls’ clubs or other relevant experience is an added advantage
  •  Ability to facilitate trainings and sessions, including group support activities with women and girls.
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

Languages:

  • Must be able to read, write and understand English, ability to speak other languages like Hausa, Kanuri is an advantage.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

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  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is an advantage 

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Senior Investigator

Requisition ID: req11002
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Sector: Compliance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description
The Senior Investigator position will manage investigators to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct in the East, West and Great Lakes regions. The position will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. In this role, you will additionally work with other IRC functional areas to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for misconduct.

Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources.  This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the Ethics and Compliance Unit – to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in complex and high-risk operating environments through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds.  Given the nature of our work, the position requires extensive travel on field missions to conduct investigations at IRC locations.

The position may be filled by candidates willing to work remotely or from an IRC office (when appropriate) in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic.

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Major Responsibilities

  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Director of Investigations and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and others as appropriate;
  • Manage the Investigation regional portfolio including undertaking regular case reviews, investigation plans and investigation reports;
  • Mentor and manage investigators, including regular performance reviews and overseeing the progress of all investigations in the portfolio;
  • Appropriately escalate high-risk matters to the Senior Director of Investigations as required;
  • Engage regularly with Country Directors and Regional Vice Presidents on investigations;
  • Work with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support investigations;
  • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
  • Prepare recommendations for corrective action and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;
  • Lead or participate (depending on the level) in the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management;
  • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work;
  • Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff supporting investigations.

Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior Director of Investigations
  • Position directly supervises: Investigator(s)

Other Internal and / or external contacts:

  • Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations
  • External: International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors as needed

Qualifications

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  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Accounting, Law, International Relations, Criminal Justice or related field
  • Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE / CFF / CPA / CA / CCEP)

Work Experience:

  • 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in the field of investigations, with at least 4+ years in an international environment;
  • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization;
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and preferably in the locations where the IRC operates;
  • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;
  • Experience examining forensic, financial, and electronic evidence;
  • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments;
  • Previous management experience a significant plus;
  • Travel to insecure environments required.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work effectively in English and French is a requirement;
  • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption;
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred;
  • Excellent Judgement, Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree;
  • Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects;
  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations;
  • Data Analysis;
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO;
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision.

Working Environment

  • Position will either be remote working from home or in an IRC office environment in any country where IRC is registered and the applicant resides.
  • Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments (post Covid-19 travel restrictions).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Note

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way -Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Job Title: Investigator

Requisition ID: req11001
Location: Abuja
Sector: Compliance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Description

  • The Investigator for the East Africa, West Africa and Great Lakes regions will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU) conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct.  In this role, you will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. You will additionally collaborate with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for misconduct.
  • Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources.  This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the ECU – to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in complex and high-risk operating environments through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds.  Given the nature of our work, the position requires extensive travel on field missions to conduct investigations at IRC locations.
  • The position may be filled by candidates willing to work remotely or from an IRC office (when appropriate) in the following countries: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, New York – USA, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic.

Major Responsibilities

  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;
  • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other parties, record interviews, acquire and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Investigator, Ethics and Compliance Unit management, and others as appropriate;
  • Prepare recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;
  • Aid in the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management;
  • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work;
  • Engage regularly with Country Directors and Regional Vice Presidents on investigations;
  • Work with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support investigations;
  • Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff supporting investigations.

Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior Investigator
  • Position directly supervises:  None

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations
  • External:  International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors as needed

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, law, international relations, criminal justice or related field.
  • Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

Work Experience:

  • 6+ years of international investigations experience;
  • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization a plus;
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and preferably in locations where the IRC operates;
  • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;
  • Experience examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence;
  • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments;
  • Travel to insecure environments required.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Fluency in French is a significant plus;
  • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption;
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred;
  • Excellent judgment and Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree;
  • Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects;
  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations;
  • Data Analysis;
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO;
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision.

Working Environment:

  • Positions will either be remote working from home or in an IRC office environment in any country where IRC is registered and the applicant resides.
  • Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments (post Covid-19 travel restrictions).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Environmental Health M&E Officer

Requisition ID: req11011
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The purpose of the WASH M&E Officer position is to coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation, and analysis of data to track programs/ projects activities, monitor progress and support impact measurement.  
  • S / he will also conduct development research, engage in reflective practice, and generate lessons from projects / program and prepare M&E plans for the Environmental Health (WASH) sector.  
  • S / he is responsible for establishing and ensuring better field level data management systems for the core program s / he assigned to and coordinates the proper and timely evaluation of project objectives / impact.  
  • S / he will contribute to the existing client response mechanisms and ensure program staff participation in M&E activities.  
  • The position holder will closely work with sector manager(s), front line staff, and community / facility volunteers.  
  • S / he also will work closely with the M&E unit on technical matters and reports to the M&E Manager and the WASH manager(s).

Major Responsibilities
Program / project design and learning (20% of time):

  • Participate in program / project design especially in developing WASH logframes and also contribute learning from previous projects
  • Responsible for the development and continuously update WASH project M&E, and impact measurement tools and systems on timely fashion.
  • Support to develop and make sure all the projects in the WASH has tested monitoring tools that capture both program activity and indicators progresses;
  • Take part in diagnostic studies, evaluations and surveys;
  • Responsible for organizing periodical ongoing WASH level data review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners;
  • Responsible for organizing WASH panel monitoring and / or similar M&E events to ensure accountability to the target community, with relevant stakeholders including communities and ensure their dissemination to concerned parties;
  • With support from the M&E Manager, WASH manager(s) and coordinator, establish and maintain project level information management system;
  • Contribute to designing WASH strategy to collect field level information required by IRC, donors and / or stakeholders;
  • Responsible for proactively ensuring networking and sharing of lessons from the WASH core program with strategic partners and other stakeholder including government;
  • Responsible for coordinating synergy and cross-learning among different projects;
  • Responsible for cross-fertilizing learning among projects by regularly producing (compiling) summary monitoring reports and sharing to WASH staff and partners.

Monitoring and Evaluation (50% of Time):

  • Responsible for tracking WASH progress against monitoring work plans;
  • Coordinate the WASH field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation, reflective practice and impact measurement;
  • Responsible for ensuring the on-time execution of WASH projects major monitoring and evaluation events including but not limited to baseline survey, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation, data quality audit and field supervision;
  • Responsible for providing technical support to WASH staff and partner organization on information management system, proper data collection and record keeping;
  • Responsible for updating WASH M&E plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Responsible for WASH monthly and / or quarterly performance indicator analysis, including generation of reports as well as presentations for staff related to on-going performance;
  • Responsible for conducting WASH regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data;
  • Responsible for verifying WASH entered data for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues;
  • Responsible for documenting findings from WASH data quality audits and store in project files to ensure collective and sustainable access;
  • Actively participate in and contribute to M&E team activities, system assessments, development and implementation of new systems and / or tools aimed at strengthening overall M&E practices at IRC Nigeria;
  • Responsible for closely working with WASH staff to ensure they follow correct procedures and criteria during beneficiary registration;
  • Accountable for the recruitment of enumerators and support in other survey including engagement of consultants;
  • Contribute to providing M&E inputs for WASH report written during project implementation;
  • Responsible for periodically conducting WASH reflective practice forums at field office / project level and compile lessons from project implementation processes.

Information Management and Reporting (10% of time):

  • Support in establishing and maintaining WASH project information management system;
  • Responsible for submitting WASH data set to update country office wide program database on monthly basis;
  • Responsible for compiling WASH regular project monitoring report, including lessons learned, prepared by different projects and application of evaluation recommendations;
  • Support to ensuring all projects have downward / forward client responsiveness mechanisms and works with project WASH staff to make sure its implementation;
  • Responsible for compiling quarterly, biannual and annual tabular, and narrative WASH reports (as required by project stakeholders) on projects’ accomplishments by cost and alert the management for special deviations from the plan.

Capacity Building and Supervision (10% of time):

  • Responsible for providing assistance to WASH local partners in designing monitoring and reporting tools and establishing database management systems.
  • Responsible for the orientation of WASH front line staff, partners’ staff and volunteers on the monitoring tools and train them how to use data for decision making;
  • Accountable for coaching, mentoring, and supervising assistant M&E Officer/s (if applicable),
  • Responsible for her / his subordinate’s in completing performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals;

Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor (10% of time):

  • Perform other task related assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/s

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  M&E, manager, WASH manager(s)
  • Position directly supervises:  Nil
  • Indirect Reporting: M&E coordinator, WASH coordinator, SAM/FC

Qualifications

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  • Degree in Statistics, Computer Science / Information Management / or any other related field;
  • Excellent computer skills are required (particularly Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access and Word);
  • At least two year experience working in monitoring and evaluation preferred;
  • Strong data collection, analysis, and report writing skills required;
  • Ability to work independently, think analytically and take initiative in solving problems;
  • Ability to communicate technical issues effectively;
  • Familiarity with log frame analysis and M&E plan;
  • Experience in conducting assessment;

Desirable:

  • WASH background and Working with highly vulnerable and displaced people would be added advantage;
  • Good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English;
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles;
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Language Skills: Fluently speak and write English language clearly

Working Environment:

  • The position is based in Mubi Adamawa state with frequent travel to other IRC field sites. Successful candidate will be required to work 8 hours daily and 6 hours on Fridays.
  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
  • IRC and IRC employees must adhere to the values ​​and principles contained in the IRC WAY (Standards of Professional Conduct). These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on the protection of beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse, child protection, workplace harassment, financial integrity, and retaliation.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Regional Budget Manager – West Africa

Requisition ID: req11027
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Sector: Grants
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full Time

Description

  • IRC’s Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD) department focuses on various relief, rehabilitation, and development programs for refugees, internally displaced persons and those affected by conflict in different regions worldwide
  • Each region is managed by a regional team that oversees the region’s country programs, headed by a Regional Vice President (RVP) and Deputy Regional Director (DRD), and supported by a Regional Grants Director (RGD)
  • These programs focus on different sectors, including health; water and sanitation; children and youth protection and development; protection; gender-based violence protection; economic development; civil society development; community-driven reconstruction; and refugee camp management.

Scope:

  • In the West Africa Region (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone) IRC responds to acute and longer-term needs with integrated programs that improve health and safety, prioritize children’s education, foster economic wellbeing, and empower communities to regain control over their lives.
  • Where additional support is required by the countries in the region, the Regional Budget Manager will be deployed to work as part of the finance/budgeting and grants teams in-country offices. S/he may be deployed to act as a temporary Budget Manager, or to provide surge support to assist in the development of proposals as well as donor financial reports, and to perform general budgeting functions during peak periods.
  • The Regional Budget Manager reports to the Regional Grants Director and works closely with the Regional Business Development and the Regional Program Support Teams as well as country office staff. The position will be preferably based within the West Africa region, or a European or African country where IRC has an office, with frequent travel to country programs within the region for in-country assignments.

Major Responsibilities
The Regional Budget Manager will be assigned to support specific country programs and will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead or support on budget development for proposals and award modifications.
  • Coordinate on inputs into proposal or modification budgets for submission to donor and ensure adequate coverage of country operating costs or headquarters costs.
  • Work with country finance, operations and technical teams to ensure cost proposals and technical proposals are aligned.
  • Coordinate with the proposal team on strategic issues involving proposal budgets. Ensure that the proposal team is educated on donor requirements for cost proposals (budgets).
  • Ensure proposal and modification budgets comply with IRC organizational policies.
  • Review, edit and finalize explanatory budget narrative to accompany budget in proposal or modification.
  • Create and/or modify budget spreadsheet templates in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Conduct internal budget reviews during proposal or modification period.
  • Lead on engagement with partners on their budgets and review partner budgets.
  • Advise on IRC’s standard budget templates.
  • Ensure proposal and modification budgets are reviewed and submitted according to internal timelines and donor submission deadlines.
  • Ensure compliance with RFP/RFA/tender requirements.
  • Lead on or support the preparation of donor financial reports
  • Support on other budget related tasks, including audit support and report responses, as requested.
  • Provide training and/or capacity building to relevant country office staff on proposal budget development, financial reporting, and other finance-related matters.

Qualifications

  • Degree (minimum B.A) in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field relevant to the position requirements:
  • 3-5 years’ experience in developing and managing budgets for humanitarian and development proposals and projects, including from private and statutory donors (e.g. US Government (USAID, BHA, BPRM, etc.), FCDO / DFID, ECHO, GFFO, Sida, SDC, Irish Aid, etc.;
  • Experience in developing and reviewing donor financial reports;
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills;
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse team setting;
  • Fluent English written and verbal communication skills, Strong French communication skills also required
  • Ability and willingness to travel across the region (at least 60% of the time),
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Senior Specialist, M&E Technology – West Africa

Requisition ID: req11178
Location: Abuja
Other Locations: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Mali, Liberia, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger
Sector: Measurement
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Description

  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power.

Job Overview / Summary

  • Are you passionate about using technology to improve monitoring and evaluation? We are growing our team to improve the use of technology in M&E. Together we will develop and deploy new data tools, transition from paper to electronic data collection, and improve our data flows.

Key Responsibilities
Deployment of technologies for data collection:

  • Undertaking technology needs assessments for IRC programs
  • Designing and implementing project plans for countries/programs transitioning to new data collection tools
  • Configuration of non-standard project/program indicators in data collection tools
  • Ensuring data validation is well embedded in the structure of data collection tools
  • Collaborating with program, IT and supply chain teams to plan purchase of devices
  • System training and ongoing end-user support for IRC staff and partners

Supporting data management, analysis and visualization:

  • Working from standard XLSX and PBIX templates, setting up indicator database and dashboard for visualizing M&E data.
  • Providing training to M&E staff on indicator databases and dashboards
  • Undertaking data quality assessments for current databases
  • Migration or transformation of an existing project or country-level data in to standard data structures

Understanding user needs and ensuring these needs are well understood throughout the team:

  • Gathering user feedback on data tools during and after deployment
  • Participating in requirements capturing and user acceptance testing (UAT) for new tools
  • Sharing user feedback with colleagues in IT and other team feedback

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of professional experience, including with technology tools used in humanitarian/development work.
  • Experience of configuring and deploying some or all of Commcare, Kobo, Power BI, SQL Server or Power Apps
  • Experience of providing technology support
  • Knowledge of standard methodologies in database design
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Able to work independently and efficiently in a multifaceted environment

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working in humanitarian development, government or other organization that focus on serving clients with technology
  • Experience of requirements analysis
  • Experience of participating in User Acceptance Testing for new IT systems

Working Environment:

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  • Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, this role may initially be working remotely and providing remote support. As travel restrictions lift, the role will transition to an office environment, and travel up to 35% of the time to provide in-person support to colleagues in our country offices.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Senior Health Manager

Reference No.: req11432
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • The Senior Health Manager is the focal point for IRC’s Health program at assigned LGAs (7 and 8 LGAs each) which includes emergency health response, recovery and resilience in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Promotes Health System Strengthening initiatives. In addition, she/he regularly supports health teams assigned to her/him.
  • She/he reports to the Assistant Health Coordinator and works closely with the Senior Reproductive Health Manager, Senior Environmental Health Manager, Nutrition Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in implementation of health program.

Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Health Coordinator, the Senior Heath Manager shall be responsible for the overall implementation of the health program that encompasses health system strengthening and emergency health planning and response activities in the assigned LGAs.
  • S/he will also be responsible for coordination with LGA government counterparts, providing technical support and guidance in the management of the health program.
  • Ensure a seamless link between service delivery interventions and LGA capacity for systems development. S/he should be knowledgeable with the issues around the functions and organization of the LGA local government, particularly the LGA health management teams and their capacity gaps
  • S/he will supervise and monitor the program implementation and ensure alignment to health indicators as per SPHERE/WHO standards and Nigeria MOH guidelines.

Key Roles & Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Lead the implementation of health program in the assigned LGAs and establish effective working relationship with government counterparts at State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Hospital Management Board and Local Government offices;
  • Develop health program work plans with Health Managers and monitor and supervise the Health Managers in the implementation of health program in the targeted LGAs;
  • In collaboration with M & E sector, set high quality performance indicators, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines;
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnership with other implementing partners, local organizations and community structure;
  • Foster inter program linkages, exchange of information and experiences and contribute actively to protection mainstreaming in the health program;
  • Collaborate with other sectors such as nutrition, WASH, women protection and empowerment, Child protection to ensure holistic service is available in response to needs;
  • In coordination with Assistant Health Coordinator, identify opportunities, formulate health program goals, objectives and intervention strategies;
  • Contribute to planning, design, planning and drafting of new proposal.

Health System Strengthening:

  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in the areas of health systems strengthening and quality improvement;
  • Provide leadership in development of HSS &QI framework for partner districts and at facility levels;
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision with use of supportive supervision guidelines;
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs, e.g. quality improvement systems and developing/adopting training curricula;
  • Engage SPHDA and LGA stakeholders to define desired health outcomes and confirm clinical performance standards in alignment with national health service delivery standards and QI processes in different health facilities) and settings (static clinics, referrals, outreach), assess existing gaps in meeting standards; and develop a plan of action to achieve the desired health outcomes;
  • Develop and test approaches for quality and performance improvement according to the local context as needed;
  • Apply quality standards to ensure that health services meet national requirements, as well as meet client expectation;
  • Advocate with SPHCDA, LGA and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving health outcomes;
  • Contributes to strengthening the referral system at all levels of health system;
  • In collaboration with program staff, ensure that necessary quality improvement planning, budgeting and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient program functioning.

Human Resource Management:

  • Monitor and supervise health managers to ensure program implementation is properly done and according to plans;
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to job responsibilities and performance objectives for direct reports and provide a written annual performance evaluation;
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions;
  • Recommend staff promotion, disciplinary action and termination to the Assistant Health Coordinator and HR Lead;
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, develop Job Descriptions, and assist in recruitment of staff;
  • Undertake capacity-development programs for health staff.

Grants Management:

  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work-plan and within the allocated budgets;
  • Prepare weekly work – plans with the health teams;
  • Ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures and spending patterns;
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions to the Assistant Health Coordinator;
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.

Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Provide monthly reports on progress in the implementation;
  • Responsible for all donor reports in the assigned projects/LGAs as required according to the guidelines and submit timely to the Assistant Health Coordinator for review;
  • Supervise and regularly review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the accepted protocols;
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken;
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues;
  • Keep the Assistant Health Coordinator informed of all developments and issues through weekly situational reports.

Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Assistant Health Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises:   Health  Managers/Sr. Health Manager, and work closely with Sr. Reproductive Health Manager
  • Indirect Reporting: Health Coordinator
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
  • Internal: All other IRC sectors offering integrated services at all intervention areas.
  • External:  SPHCDA, UNFPA, WHO, HMB, Federal Ministry of Health, other INGOs.
  • The position will be based in Maiduguri Borno State, Nigeria. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location;

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Health preferred, but not required ,
  • At least 3 Years work experience in  health system strengthening and health programs both at clinical and community based programs, working in maternal and child health, drugs and medical supplies management  and other primary Health care components is preferable,
  • Flexible to travel frequently and work  in different locations (ability to travel up to 50% time)
  • Demonstrated grants and program management experience, preferably health related,
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders,
  • Excellent report writing skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Excellent budget management skills,
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Health Policy of Nigeria,
  • Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Northern Nigeria,
  • Experience delivering MCH and related trainings to health staff  using national or WHO guidelines,
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in programs management and technical staff in Quality Improvement
  • Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Benefits
Benefit package for national position is inclusive:

  • Competitive Monthly salary;
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family;
  • Annual earned leave days;
  • Pension scheme.

Deadline: Not specified

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should

APPLY HERE

Note: Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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