International Rescue Committee (IRC) Vacancies 2021 (13 Positions)

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster.

International Rescue Committee IRC Vacancies 2021

Job Title: Comprehensive Gender Analyst – Nigeria Program

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Requisition ID: req12564
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Advocacy & Government Affairs
Employment Category: Consultant
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

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Background

  • Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. At work today in more than 40 countries, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
  • The conflict in North East Nigeria is in its 10th year and has seen over 2 million people displaced. IRC began working in Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, IRC has expanded its program scope and size with the aim of making the greatest possible contribution to meeting humanitarian needs in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. IRC’s response includes integrated health, reproductive health and nutrition services, protection including women’s protection and empowerment services, child protection, environmental health, economic recovery and development, governance, and education. In 2015, IRC Nigeria developed a five year Strategy Action Plan which will be ending in March 2021, which has health and education as high priority program areas.  The elaboration of the new country strategy action plan for will be from April – June 2021.
  • The current COVID-19 pandemic which started in April 2020 in Borno state and in May 2020 in Adamawa and Yobe states has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis. In an already fragile context and health system, the pandemic is likely to have a devastating effect especially for the women. Movement restrictions and limited access to communities due to COVID-19 and government regulation makes it difficult to conduct assessments among target communities in operational areas.

Goals of this Consultancy:

  • The Nigeria Country Program has chosen Gender Equality as a crosscutting Global Standard that the country program aims to make progress in as part of its Strategy Action Plan. As a baseline for this, IRC Nigeria will be conducting a Comprehensive Gender Analysis (CGA) that will target communities and programs across the different settings that IRC Nigeria operates in.
  • The CGA’s results will be used to inform existing and future program activities and enable IRC Nigeria to implement more gender-sensitive programs that recognize the specific needs of, and risks faced by, women and girls – and do not exacerbate inequalities that women and girls face.

IRC aims through this assignment to:

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  • Explore the gender differentiated needs of the host communities and IDPs in a cross-section of the different settings in the three states that IRC operates in.
  • Identify and understand the present gender inequalities, risks and opportunities for women, girls, men and boys and other vulnerable persons.
  • Gather information to better understand the impact of gender inequalities on individuals’ agency, their relationships, and the ways they interact with the systems around them, with a particular focus on health issues and access to healthcare, on education, protection and on livelihoods. Currently we have 20 grants across the sectors.
  • Assess how IRC’s chosen operational approaches and program delivery systems affect, and are affected by, gender inequalities.
  • Assess, and map out a selection of IRC’s available services, and the extent to which they meet the identified needs, as well as the existing GAP to address the specific needs of women and girls, and where specific needs for women and girls remain under-addressed.
  • Provide recommendations on how IRC’s program activities need to adjust to improve accessibility, safety and appropriateness for women and girls, men and boys.
  • Provide recommendations on how to implement IRC programs to actively influence the identified inequalities.
  • Show case examples from each sector where possible transition to gender transformative programming is possible.

Methodology
Using the IRC’s Comprehensive Gender Analysis Toolkit, IRC Nigeria aims to get a detailed understanding of the existing gender gaps within the host and IDP communities and review a representative sample of projects across every sector, with the aim of designing and implementing gender-sensitive programs. The Toolkit is designed to collect qualitative information through conducting Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and in-depth Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), to build on existing program data and an initial desk review. This data is used to do a full gender analysis using the Ecological Model, and then facilitate a dialogue on how the analysis informs and impacts the IRC Nigeria’s interventions in a phased approach that takes the current COVID-19 pandemic into account.

To be able to get the needed information for the CGA the consultant will conduct the following:

Phase1- Desk Review:

  • Background reading to gain a basic understanding of the conflict and context.
  • Review of existing program data
  • Review of existing research and gendered information about the IDP and host community populations.

Phase 2 – Data Collection (remote or face to face taking into consideration COVID-19 SOP to avoid or minimize infections):

  • KIIs with IRC clients and/or community members and local decision makers and local authorities across field locations:
  • KIIs with IRC program staff across program sectors, and across levels (officers, managers, coordinators, SMT).

Phase 3 – Data collection (in the field, taking into consideration COVID-19 SOP to avoid or minimize infection):

  • FGDs and KII with IRC clients and/or community members and local decision makers and local authorities at the following locations:
    • Mubi, Askira Uba, Maiduguri, Damaturu and deep field location in Borno (Gwoza or Monguno, if possible).

Phase 4 – Gender Analysis Workshop and Program Review:

  • In either Maiduguri (some joining remotely).

Phase 5 – Sensitization of implementing staff:

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  • Data Collection
  • Kindly view the distribution of the FGDs for each location on the application link.

Deliverables
The consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Inception summary to cover the consultant’s understanding of the assignment, detailed work plan, tools, final report structure before field work starts, for review and feedback.
  • Initial desk review and remote key informant interview report (end of Phase 2)
  • Training workshop for data collectors in gender equality and FGD tools (taking into consideration COVID-19 SOP to avoid or minimize infections)
  • Conducting all FGDs and KIIs with the host-community and IDP communities with the support of IRC staff taking into consideration COVID-19 SOP to avoid or minimize infections.
  • Conducting KIIs with the IRC’s program staff and key stakeholders – taking into consideration COVID-19 SOP to avoid or minimize infections.
  • Providing a clean Excel version of the database with all raw data and translated data.
  • Conduct a two day Analysis and Validation Workshop including some of the following – taking into consideration COVID-19 SOP to avoid or minimize infections – with possibility of remote or online workshop):
    • Program coordinators and managers
    • Technical advisors (mostly remote participation)
    • Field coordinator/manager, senior field staff
    • Data collectors
    • M&E staff
    • Grants staff
    • DDP and DDFM
  • Draft of the final report for review.
  • Producing the final report containing an executive summary, findings and the interpretation of the findings, conclusions and recommendations and illustrative pictures. This should include a section on the findings for disabled women and girls in particular.
  • Final analysis report summary in PowerPoint format.
  • Conduct sensitizing sessions with implementing staff on gender, about “why” we are doing these programmatic changes and have discussions about what common practices they can change and how they can begin to implement programs in a gender-sensitive way.

IRC’s Role
The IRC will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing Comprehensive Gender Analysis Toolkit and technical advice on its use (Gender Equality Unit to support)
  • Provide background on the Strategy, Programs and the activities implemented by IRC Nigeria.
  • Arranging the logistics to conduct the interviews with IRC and non IRC clients in the field.
  • Providing staff for data collection and training them on Covid-19 prevention measures, as well as provision of PPE items.
  • Organizing and attending the Analysis & Validation Workshop
  • Providing timely feedback on the draft report and the final report

Treatment of the information:

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  • All data and information received for the purpose of this assignment is to be treated confidentially and is only to be used in connection with the execution of these terms of reference.
  • All intellectual property rights arising from the execution of these terms of reference are assigned to the IRC. The contents of written material obtained and used in this assignment may not be disclosed to any third parties without the expressed advance written authorization of the IRC.

Time Frame:

  • Detail work plan will be developed in consultation with the consultant. However, the whole assignment from Phase 1 – 5 to be completed within 2 months from start date tentatively 15th March – 15th May 2021.  the below will be the period within which each phase will be completed.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Consultancy Manager: Mercy Alidri, Deputy Director of Programs.

Required Professional Skills

  • Undergraduate university degree in relevant Gender or Women Studies, Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • A relevant 5 years of experience in gender-sensitive and ethical qualitative research and analysis on gender issues (essential).
  • Proven experience in conducting in-depth gender trainings.
  • Proven experience in the humanitarian projects, preferably in West Africa.
  • Fluent in English, written and oral as well as proficiency in local language from NE Nigeria preferred
  • Significant experience in conducting FGDs and KIIs on sensitive topics specifically GBV with diverse populations.
  • Experience analysing and coding qualitative data (using Dedoose, ATLAS.ti or another software) for diverse audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to articulate the linkage between findings, analysis, and program recommendations.
  • Proven experience and track record of timely and high-quality completion of assignments.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Flexible attitude towards receiving feedback.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to listen and understand others’ needs and contextualize them.
  • Ability to immerse oneself in detail without getting lost in it.
  • Proactive and self-motivated approach to work.
  • High level of organization and time management, as well as an ability to learn quickly and produce high quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Can discern the difference between confidential and public information and can de-identify sensitive information.
  • Understanding of the effect of and preventive measures of COVID-19 on gender analysis participants (including beneficiary and researchers).

Applicants should attach:

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  • CV of the consultant.
  • Past performance references for similar assignments.
  • Sample of consultant final reports sample of an evaluation report you worked on.
  • Cost proposal, including all costs necessary to complete the assignment, and distinguishing (at a minimum) between:
  • Consultant number of days and daily professional fee rates
  • Travel costs – if applicable
  • Field work costs – if applicable

Deadline: Mar 12, 2021

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply.

Note

  • List of responsibilities, professional and personal skills are considered indicative and not exhaustive; actual duties may differ or change depending on office and agency priorities at the time.
  • The IRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The 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 or disability.
  • For more information please contact: Mercy Alidri, Deputy Director of Program, Nigeria at [email protected]

Job Title: Education Project Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of Integrated Education for Adolescent Girls’ project in Northeast, Nigeria

Dimensions of the Role

  • The post holder will directly implement the project and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International’s emergency response.
  • He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

Accountabilities
In collaboration with the Project Coordinator:

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  • Support in documenting lessons learnt and best practices of the pilot project
  • Support the Project Coordinator, Project Manager and EiE Specialist in designing of the Project Implementation Plans.
  • Ensure the execution of the Project Implementation Plan and work closely with the National implementing partners on the project
  • Will work closely with the National partners in the execution of the Formal, non-formal (ALP & IQE) education component of the project
  • With support from M&E team design a Monitoring plan and simple data collection tools to ensure monitoring and data collection of key project indicators.
  • Will be responsible for the formation, strengthening and training of the Community structures (SBMCs, PMCs, CBCPCs) etc.
  • Will play a key role in the mobilization and engagement of the community and stakeholders in the implementation and monitoring of the project
  • Will be responsible for school supervision, and data collection
  • Will support in organizing and facilitating teacher trainings and assessments
  • Support assessment of Education sector in the state of implementation
  • Review, assess and update the education situation in areas affected by emergency
  • Highlight education issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium term and make recommendations on specific PLAN actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure key data from assessments could be used as a baseline for program evaluation.  If additional baseline data is required to evaluate children’s learning outcomes, then work with appropriate colleagues to collect this additional information.
  • In collaboration with national and international Education actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting an education specific 3Ws.
  • Support in designing appropriate education interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.  Inclusion of quality issues in education and learning outcomes is really important.
  • Ensure that issues of early childhood, gender, protection, DRR, and conflict sensitivity are factored into the program design.
  • Ensure Plan international guidelines, UN education cluster standards and INEE Minimum Standards, are considered and any departures documented.
  • Provide regular updates to Project Coordinator and Education in Emergencies Specialist, on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Represent Plan International to clusters, governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the Team Leader.
  • Support the implementation of, and represent Plan International in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
  • Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Project Coordinator
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and build capacity of local partner staff when required.

Key relationships:

  • Support the preparation of reports for domestic and international consumption.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Report to the Project Coordinator;
  • Provide support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilisation.
  • Work with other members of the programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

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  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in TaRL methodology EiE programme desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

Desirable:

  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Ability to read and write in both English and Hausa languages appropriately

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

Physical Environment:

  • Travel extensively within the LGA to lead and supervise programme activities.

Level of contact with children:

  • High level: Frequent interaction with children

Application Closing Date
9th March, 2021.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Senior Area Manager

Reference No.: req12309
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Operations
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Director Field Management, and through delegation of the Country Director, the Area Manager has the overall responsibility for the timely implementation and operational direction of IRC’s projects/programs in his/her geographical area of intervention.
  • The Area Manager is responsible for promoting programme integration while acting as a conduit and focal point for coordination as the senior representative of IRC in the area.
  • The Area Manager is responsible for monitoring the humanitarian context to ensure programing is relevant and responsive to priority humanitarian needs. The Area Manager is also responsible for representing IRC externally at the field level, including in coordination for a, with other agencies, UN, State and LGA level government authorities and religious and traditional leaders for providing the direct link in communications between the Field Team and the Country Leadership Group and SMT in a timely manner.
  • The Area Manager is responsible for providing security management of his/her geographical area and ensures all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures are in place and update regularly in consultation with the Safety and Security Coordinator.

Responsibilities
Ensure the Safety and Security of IRC’s Assets, Property and Staff:

  • Ensure that the field security management plan (FSMP) and safety risk assessment (SRA) for his/her geographical area of intervention are up-to-date, and all staff understand and adhere to all policies relating to safety and security
  • Ensure that all field staff and all visitors receive security briefing within an hour of arrival and he/she is responsible for the implementation of all security protocols on health, safety and wellbeing of all staff and visitors with support from the Safety and Security Coordinator
  • Chair the monthly security focal group meetings, ensures attendance and participation from all members and that minutes are filed on Box and shared with Safety and Security Coordinator and action points followed up on in timely manner
  • In charge of supervising the work of the Security and Liaison Officer. He/She ensures that this staff has all the necessary tools to create and maintain good relationship with local administrative or security stakeholders
  • He/She in coordination with the Safety and Security Officer/Assistant ensures timely and regular collection of safety and security data and information likely to impact operations in his/her field of operations and dissemination with the Safety and Security Coordinator and his/her immediate supervisor regularly or on an ad-hoc basis if urgent
  • He/She verifies that the material and human resource means at his/her disposal are adequate to ensure the optimal safety of teams, materials and beneficiaries
  • In the event of a security incident, (regardless of whether it took place or was avoided), he/she ensures that the information is transmitted to the Safety and Security Coordinator his/her immediate supervisor without delay, and reported upon in accordance with IRC safety and security guidelines

Program Support:

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  • Works with Program Managers and Coordinators to play a leadership role in the timely and high-quality implementation of all programs, including spotting and resolving problems, problems through a proactive approach
  • Lead clear and regular communication to field teams about issues including strategy and prioritisation
  • Chairs the weekly inter-sector field-level coordination meeting, facilitates dialogue between sectors, programmes and support and escalates challenges to relevant Coordinators, Senior Program Coordinators and Assistant Finance Control
  • Ensure that all staff understand and correctly promote client responsiveness mechanisms, and that M&E systems are strong and functional
  • Attend and participate in the project cycle meetings and ensure field perspective is shared with all relevant internal stakeholders
  • Provide local leadership on key program activities such as needs assessments, selection of beneficiaries and partners, as and when required
  • Ensures full compliance with project/grant agreements and with statutory and technical legislation issued by appropriate government authorities, including regular, proactive communication with the Grants Team
  • Works closely with the Senior Emergency Manager to monitor key indicators and local changes/ developments, and to ensure that IRC responds in a timely and appropriate way
  • Closely monitor events in operational area (humanitarian situation, politics, and security, etc.), in order to identify potential challenges or opportunities for IRC interventions.
  • Advise senior management about strategic programming directions and issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future grants/projects developments, including spotting and flagging key gaps in provision/ unmet beneficiary needs and flags these with a proposed solution

Operation Support and Finance:

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  • Ensure proper financial management systems are in place and followed in coordination with the Maiduguri based finance team /department.
  • Manage field operational budgets for all grants; liaise closely with finance to monitor cash flow, review BVAs and support programmes sector managers to ensure that spending is on track and properly allocated
  • Ensure that all policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with IRC, donor and national requirements
  • Responsible for cost optimization; and uses budget tracking to achieve this; he/she ensures adequate financial resources for the running of the area office
  • Regarding budget monitoring, he/she leads on field-based analysis (along with HR and Admin Officer, Supply Chain and Finance) and is responsible for detecting anomalies and proposing corrections and or adjustments to the finance team in Maiduguri
  • In coordination with the Finance Officer/Manager, he/she ensures that a system of internal oversight is in place at the Area Office level.
  • He/She ensures compliance with procedures for undertaking expenditure commitments and reviews procurements and payments in line with IRC’s approved authorization matrix
  • Responsible for reviewing and updating the operating budget and ensuring the process is consultative, inclusive and thorough to ensure no gaps are left unmet

Supply Chain:

  • Monitor all contractual activities involving construction, rehabilitation and upgrade of facilities in area of operation
  • Keep procurement records to ensure that procurement actions are fully and clearly documented according to IRC policy
  • Ensure that the base is equipped with the minimum of infrastructure (offices and housing) necessary for the execution of the work and accommodation of teams, in optimal conditions of safety.
  • Ensure necessary all staff understand and adhere to IRC and respective donor procurement policies SOPs and guidelines
  • Ensure the smooth, cost-efficient and effective functionality of IRC’s Operation in the area including oversight of Supply Chain functions (Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing)
  • Maintain overall responsibility for ensuring the timely and professional maintenance and function of the IRC fleet, both owned and rented vehicles and generators
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility and oversight of all asset management and stock in the area of operation
  • Track and work with the Maiduguri Supply Chain staff to ensure monthly and quarterly procurement of vehicle and generator fuel, and lubricants according to strict adherence to spending plans and procurement rules.
  • Conduct routine inventory spot checks and report findings to the Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Conduct regular Asset Inspection and send report promptly to the Logistics Manager of all discrepancies and/or unserviceable assets requiring disposal
  • Supervise storekeeper and ensure proper functioning of warehouses including recordkeeping, storage, safety, and security.

Human Resource and Staff Management:

  • In Coordination with the HR and Admin Coordinator ensures that all new staff attend induction within a month of joining IRC
  • Adhere to and serve as a champion of the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and ensure awareness and adherence by all staff, volunteers and visitors
  • Participates in the hiring process of new staff, as well as in any decision related to the termination of employment contracts of national staff in the area of operation in coordination with HR and Admin Coordinator and relevant Technical Coordinators and Managers
  • Is responsibility for discussing job expectations, performance, and objectives on an informal, quarterly basis with direct supervisees as a part of the annual Performance Review and Planning Process
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews to the HR and Admin Manager
  • Support HR in tracking annual leave and follow up with respective Supervisors and Line Managers and ensure staff are utilizing their leaves and having a work life balance
  • Handle the management of interpersonal conflicts that arise in his/her area, and refers the matter to his/her immediate supervisor in the event that he/she is not able to resolve the dispute
  • 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.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders in area of operation – including community and religious leaders, NGOs, local government authorities etc., to enhance cooperation and coordination between organizations.
  • Work proactively to build and maintain positive relations and excellent two-way communication with local populations including IDPs and host communities.
  • Attend on a regular basis, the interagency security meetings organized in town and provide regular feedback to the security coordinator and the Field Coordinator.
  • Other duties related to Operations Management which may be assigned by the DDFM to maximize program outcomes.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Direct Supervises: Safety and Security, Finance, HR and Admin, Supply Chain and MIP for program and M and E staff.
  • Internal: Senior Program Coordinators, Technical Coordinators and Managers, Senior Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager, Supply Chain and HR and Admin Coordinators and Managers, Safety and Security Coordinator/Manager, Assistant Finance Controller and Managers, Senior Grants Coordinator and Managers, M and E Coordinator and Manager and SMT
  • External: IRC Clients, INGOs, LNGOs, LGA and State Level government authorities, traditional and religious leaders and donors, as required.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Management, Community Development or equivalent qualification.
  • 3 years minimum professional experience with preference for experience working with international NGOs;
  • Strong sense of personal integrity and proven staff management and team building skills.
  • Strong Supply Chain management skills.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office; Excel and Strong Computer skill.
  • Excellent management and organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven management and leadership skills.
  • Solid ability to provide team-building, coaching, and development for staff as well as encourage cross-functional collaboration and cooperation
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable working environment while maintaining a positive attitude; Experience and reliability in carrying out safety and security protocols
  • Strong negotiation skills essential with experience in conflict resolution desirable;
  • Experience of working with local stakeholders such as local and international NGOs, government etc.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri language is added advantage
  • Commitment to women’s rights and IRC’s vision, mission and values, including sensitivity to cultural settings

IRC WAY-Standards for Professional Standards

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Medical Doctor

Reference No.: req12357
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Medical Doctor is the clinical supervisor for all IRC’s health care services in Gwoza LGAs, Borno State. The focus of our health programs is to provide integrated quality comprehensive health services including RH services and while maintaining CWC where RH is integrated with WPE services to conflict-affected women and girls in a timely manner.  
  • S/he reports to the Health Manager and also works closely with the Senior Area Manager for day to day administrative issues.

Major Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • The Medical Doctor shall be responsible for the supervision and day-to-day management of health activities within Gwoza LGA, including support to primary health care facilities, IRC CWC, and mobile health services in the IDP camp and harder to reach areas.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment according to national guidelines and protocols, and ensure patient follow-up as needed.
  • The Medical Doctor will identify need for referral to secondary care and prepare the patient for referral including referral notes, pre-referral treatment and arrangement of transport.
  • S/he will provide on-the-job support to the facility staff, including training and skills development as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to infection prevention and control within and around the facilities
  • Together with the clinical officer, recruit, train and supervise community volunteers for community sensitization and outreach activities.
  • Coordinate with State Primary Health Development Board and other actors in the area and maintain good relations with them,
  • In coordination with the Health Manager, identify opportunities to strengthen the health program
  • S/he will oversee the stock management of medicines, medical supplies, Medical equipment and prepare timely requisitions for replenishment based on consumption records.
  • S/he will collect weekly morbidity reports and monitor disease trends in order to preposition adequate supplies as may be required.
  • Participate in outbreak response and control coordination when applicable and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Participate in and support midwives, community mobilizers and community volunteers in activities that aim to increase women’s RH awareness and service utilization.
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures and support staff in coordination of activities with community volunteers.
  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors such as Reproductive Health, Women Protection & Empowerment, Child Protection and Environmental Health to ensure holistic service package is available in response to the needs.

Staff Management:

  • Monitor and supervise the IRC health staff and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Develop ongoing education programs for health staff, and conduct trainings and on-the-job training for health staff.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, and in coordination with the Health Manager and Human Resources Lead assist in recruitment of staff.
  • Recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of health staff to the Health Manager
  • Monitor staff daily attendance to duty posts and ensure timesheets are correctly filled and submitted monthly.

Grants Management:

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  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work-plan and within the allocated budgets.
  • Prepare weekly work-plans with the health teams.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.
  • Reporting
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.
  • Provide weekly activity reports to the Health Manager and Field Manager.
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Supervise and regular review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Health Manager
  • Position directly supervises:  Health officer, Health assistant, Nurse /midwives, Pharmacy technician
  • Indirect Reporting: Senior Health Manager, Roving RH manager, Health coordinator,

Other Internal and / or external contacts:

  • Internal: All other IRC sectors offering integrated services at all intervention areas. SPC, Deputy Director Program, Finance Manager, Supply chain Manager, Senior Area Manager, DDFM
  • External:  SPHCDA, UNFPA, WHO, HMB, Federal Ministry of Health, other INGOs.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution, with strong public Health background, Masters in Public Health will be an advantage.

Work Experience:

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  • Minimum of 2 years post-internshipexperience in clinical medicine and public health.
  • Experience in supervising health staff at the primary health care level
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Able to work in location with basic living conditions and with limited communication options.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Preferably trained in Basic (and Comprehensive) Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care

Language Skills: 

  • English, working knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri preferred

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Must be registered with Nigeria Medical Practitioners and Dental Council and allowed to practice in Nigeria.

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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Research and Innovation Manager

Reference No.: req12338
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • With commitment to utilizing research and innovation skills to support the improvement of SRHR service delivery to reduce maternal and newborn deaths and ensure that all women and girls have access to basic sexual and reproductive services. We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
  • We are recruiting for a SRHR Research and Innovation Manager who will lay the important groundwork for developing and coordinate a client-centered, demand-driven SRHR research and innovation portfolio for IRC’s Nigeria program.

Major Responsibilities
Scoping / vetting of project ideas (30%):

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Given organizational investment in identifying research and innovation ideas to design and deliver highly demanded SRH and MNH services closer to women and girls in NE Nigeria, we will task the staff member to scope / vet project ideas that are contextually and programmatically relevant. The staff will lead on:

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  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with potential local and under-resourced partners (including but not limited to community networks, CSOs, private sector actors, research and advocacy organizations, national NGOs, etc.)
  • Vetting ideas with local staff and stakeholders and  
  • Supporting development of content for SRH/MNH research and innovation related business development. 

The staff will also work closely with Nigeria CP’s health team and HQ’s SRHR research and innovation lead to convert ideas into concept notes and identify innovative local partnership models and funding opportunities.

Project management (50%):

  • We expect this individual to oversee 1-2 key SRHR research and innovation projects as the local coordinator, in collaboration with colleagues from the Nigeria CP and HQ and external partners. 
  • We also expect this individual to dedicate time to increase their skills on basic research and user-centered design, with support from HQ staff.

Uptake / Stakeholder Engagement (10%):

  • In consultation with HQ’s maternal and neonatal health research uptake advisor (new role starting Jan 2021 in relation to EQUAL project), the staff will support the development and execution of a research/innovation uptake plan for each relevant project. 

Staff Oversight (10%):

  • We anticipate increasing volume of SRHR research and innovation work out of the Maiduguri office, and full-time officers will be hired for said projects, per standard practice for new research projects. 
  • The individual will be responsible for providing secondary (if not direct) oversight of such staff and creating a community of practice around SRHR research and innovation out of the Maiduguri office.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior Reproductive Health Manager
  • Indirect Reporting: Research and Innovation Lead for SRH / MNH at IRC HQ
  • Position directly supervises:
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:
  • Internal: Health, Reproductive Health, M/E teams etc.
  • External:  Other partners- NGO’s, MOH etc.

Qualifications
Required:

  • Background in supporting public health programs, ideally in SRHR.
  • Supportive attitudes towards the provision of sidelined and stigmatized services, including contraception and ASRH.
  • Education/experience that demonstrates capacity to execute or potential to learn operational research, such as:
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to identify and troubleshoot data quality and program implementation issues.
    • Multi-level stakeholder engagement (facility, community, government, etc.)
    • Facilitation skills
    • Ethics
    • Project management.

Desired:   

  • Experience with participatory research
  • Experience in self-care/community-based approaches to SRH and MNH individuals from / based in Borno State with strong community/stakeholder engagement experience.
  • Existing relationships with local CSOs / stakeholders in Maiduguri
  • Fluent in Hausa and other indigenous languages in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

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

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

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Senior Area Manager

Reference No.: req12310
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Operations
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Director Field Management, and through delegation of the Country Director, the Area Manager has the overall responsibility for the timely implementation and operational direction of IRC’s projects/programs in his/her geographical area of intervention.
  • The Area Manager is responsible for promoting programme integration while acting as a conduit and focal point for coordination as the senior representative of IRC in the area.
  • The Area Manager is responsible for monitoring the humanitarian context to ensure programing is relevant and responsive to priority humanitarian needs. The Area Manager is also responsible for representing IRC externally at the field level, including in coordination for a, with other agencies, UN, State and LGA level government authorities and religious and traditional leaders for providing the direct link in communications between the Field Team and the Country Leadership Group and SMT in a timely manner.
  • The Area Manager is responsible for providing security management of his/her geographical area and ensures all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures are in place and update regularly in consultation with the Safety and Security Coordinator.

Responsibilities
Ensure the Safety and Security of IRC’s Assets, Property and Staff:

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  • Ensure that the field security management plan (FSMP) and safety risk assessment (SRA) for his/her geographical area of intervention are up-to-date, and all staff understand and adhere to all policies relating to safety and security
  • Ensure that all field staff and all visitors receive security briefing within an hour of arrival and he/she is responsible for the implementation of all security protocols on health, safety and wellbeing of all staff and visitors with support from the Safety and Security Coordinator
  • Chair the monthly security focal group meetings, ensures attendance and participation from all members and that minutes are filed on Box and shared with Safety and Security Coordinator and action points followed up on in timely manner
  • In charge of supervising the work of the Security and Liaison Officer. He/She ensures that this staff has all the necessary tools to create and maintain good relationship with local administrative or security stakeholders
  • He/She in coordination with the Safety and Security Officer/Assistant ensures timely and regular collection of safety and security data and information likely to impact operations in his/her field of operations and dissemination with the Safety and Security Coordinator and his/her immediate supervisor regularly or on an ad-hoc basis if urgent
  • He/She verifies that the material and human resource means at his/her disposal are adequate to ensure the optimal safety of teams, materials and beneficiaries
  • In the event of a security incident, (regardless of whether it took place or was avoided), he/she ensures that the information is transmitted to the Safety and Security Coordinator his/her immediate supervisor without delay, and reported upon in accordance with IRC safety and security guidelines

Program Support:

  • Works with Program Managers and Coordinators to play a leadership role in the timely and high-quality implementation of all programs, including spotting and resolving problems, problems through a proactive approach
  • Lead clear and regular communication to field teams about issues including strategy and prioritisation
  • Chairs the weekly inter-sector field-level coordination meeting, facilitates dialogue between sectors, programmes and support and escalates challenges to relevant Coordinators, Senior Program Coordinators and Assistant Finance Control
  • Ensure that all staff understand and correctly promote client responsiveness mechanisms, and that M&E systems are strong and functional
  • Attend and participate in the project cycle meetings and ensure field perspective is shared with all relevant internal stakeholders
  • Provide local leadership on key program activities such as needs assessments, selection of beneficiaries and partners, as and when required
  • Ensures full compliance with project/grant agreements and with statutory and technical legislation issued by appropriate government authorities, including regular, proactive communication with the Grants Team
  • Works closely with the Senior Emergency Manager to monitor key indicators and local changes/ developments, and to ensure that IRC responds in a timely and appropriate way
  • Closely monitor events in operational area (humanitarian situation, politics, and security, etc.), in order to identify potential challenges or opportunities for IRC interventions.
  • Advise senior management about strategic programming directions and issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future grants/projects developments, including spotting and flagging key gaps in provision/ unmet beneficiary needs and flags these with a proposed solution

Operation Support and Finance:

  • Ensure proper financial management systems are in place and followed in coordination with the Maiduguri based finance team /department.
  • Manage field operational budgets for all grants; liaise closely with finance to monitor cash flow, review BVAs and support programmes sector managers to ensure that spending is on track and properly allocated
  • Ensure that all policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with IRC, donor and national requirements
  • Responsible for cost optimization; and uses budget tracking to achieve this; he/she ensures adequate financial resources for the running of the area office
  • Regarding budget monitoring, he/she leads on field-based analysis (along with HR and Admin Officer, Supply Chain and Finance) and is responsible for detecting anomalies and proposing corrections and or adjustments to the finance team in Maiduguri
  • In coordination with the Finance Officer/Manager, he/she ensures that a system of internal oversight is in place at the Area Office level.
  • He/She ensures compliance with procedures for undertaking expenditure commitments and reviews procurements and payments in line with IRC’s approved authorization matrix
  • Responsible for reviewing and updating the operating budget and ensuring the process is consultative, inclusive and thorough to ensure no gaps are left unmet

Supply Chain:

  • Monitor all contractual activities involving construction, rehabilitation and upgrade of facilities in area of operation
  • Keep procurement records to ensure that procurement actions are fully and clearly documented according to IRC policy
  • Ensure that the base is equipped with the minimum of infrastructure (offices and housing) necessary for the execution of the work and accommodation of teams, in optimal conditions of safety.
  • Ensure necessary all staff understand and adhere to IRC and respective donor procurement policies SOPs and guidelines
  • Ensure the smooth, cost-efficient and effective functionality of IRC’s Operation in the area including oversight of Supply Chain functions (Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing)
  • Maintain overall responsibility for ensuring the timely and professional maintenance and function of the IRC fleet, both owned and rented vehicles and generators
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility and oversight of all asset management and stock in the area of operation
  • Track and work with the Maiduguri Supply Chain staff to ensure monthly and quarterly procurement of vehicle and generator fuel, and lubricants according to strict adherence to spending plans and procurement rules.
  • Conduct routine inventory spot checks and report findings to the Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Conduct regular Asset Inspection and send report promptly to the Logistics Manager of all discrepancies and/or unserviceable assets requiring disposal
  • Supervise storekeeper and ensure proper functioning of warehouses including recordkeeping, storage, safety, and security.

Human Resource and Staff Management:

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  • In Coordination with the HR and Admin Coordinator ensures that all new staff attend induction within a month of joining IRC
  • Adhere to and serve as a champion of the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and ensure awareness and adherence by all staff, volunteers and visitors
  • Participates in the hiring process of new staff, as well as in any decision related to the termination of employment contracts of national staff in the area of operation in coordination with HR and Admin Coordinator and relevant Technical Coordinators and Managers
  • Is responsibility for discussing job expectations, performance, and objectives on an informal, quarterly basis with direct supervisees as a part of the annual Performance Review and Planning Process
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews to the HR and Admin Manager
  • Support HR in tracking annual leave and follow up with respective Supervisors and Line Managers and ensure staff are utilizing their leaves and having a work life balance
  • Handle the management of interpersonal conflicts that arise in his/her area, and refers the matter to his/her immediate supervisor in the event that he/she is not able to resolve the dispute
  • 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.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders in area of operation – including community and religious leaders, NGOs, local government authorities etc., to enhance cooperation and coordination between organizations.
  • Work proactively to build and maintain positive relations and excellent two-way communication with local populations including IDPs and host communities.
  • Attend on a regular basis, the interagency security meetings organized in town and provide regular feedback to the security coordinator and the Field Coordinator.
  • Other duties related to Operations Management which may be assigned by the DDFM to maximize program outcomes.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Direct Supervises: Safety and Security, Finance, HR and Admin, Supply Chain and MIP for program and M and E staff.
  • Internal: Senior Program Coordinators, Technical Coordinators and Managers, Senior Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager, Supply Chain and HR and Admin Coordinators and Managers, Safety and Security Coordinator/Manager, Assistant Finance Controller and Managers, Senior Grants Coordinator and Managers, M and E Coordinator and Manager and SMT
  • External: IRC Clients, INGOs, LNGOs, LGA and State Level government authorities, traditional and religious leaders and donors, as required.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Management, Community Development or equivalent qualification.
  • 3 years minimum professional experience with preference for experience working with international NGOs;
  • Strong sense of personal integrity and proven staff management and team-building skills.
  • Strong Supply Chain management skills.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office; Excel and Strong Computer skill.
  • Excellent management and organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven management and leadership skills.
  • Solid ability to provide team-building, coaching, and development for staff as well as encourage cross-functional collaboration and cooperation
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable working environment while maintaining a positive attitude; Experience and reliability in carrying out safety and security protocols
  • Strong negotiation skills essential with experience in conflict resolution desirable;
  • Experience of working with local stakeholders such as local and international NGOs, government etc.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri language is added advantage
  • Commitment to women’s rights and IRC’s vision, mission and values, including sensitivity to cultural settings

IRC WAY-Standards for Professional Standards

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the 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.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: HR / Admin Assistant

Requisition ID: req12126
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Sector: Human Resources
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Overview / Summary
Scope of Work:

  • The Admin / HR Assistant is responsible for day-to-day HR & administrative requirements, functions and general office management of the IRC offices and to assist the HR Team in all related HR & Admin functions.

Responsibilities

  • Support onboarding and integration of new hires
  • Support in recruitment (post job advertisement in Gwoza with collaboration with recruitment team)
  • Support in performance management and staff development
  • Support in staff management and administration
  • Maintain staff database-(timesheet, leave and other benefits).
  • Assist with staff training sessions, workshops and activities.
  • Document all HR filing system and catalogue HR materials.
  • Assist with payroll management.
  • Support exit management
  • Perform other job related tasks as requested by the Supervisor.

Assist in Administration Management:

  • Track and monitor IRC office and guesthouse administration and maintenance.
  • Manage rental agreements for offices and housing.
  • Assure that all facilities are well functioning, including housekeeping, office supplies, electricity, maintenance and repair, internet and other communications functions in the field office.
  • Assure proper use and functionality of office equipment.
  • Supervise cleaners and cooks.
  • Track and monitor subscriptions and monthly telephone and Internet communications, and assure that all are paid on time.
  • Assist in processing travel documents (visa, ticket, etc.)

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  HR Manager
  • Position is directly supervised by: HR Officer
  •  Indirect Reporting:  Other Internal and / or external contacts:
  • Internal: Required to be a good team player, works effectively within the team

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or HND in Administration or related field
  • Work Experience: Approximately 0-1 year of relevant experience   

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Professional HR & Administration experience preferably with an INGO.
  • Good computer skill
  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Attention to details.
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity.
  • Team work skills.

Language Skills:

  • Fluent in English and Hausa

Working Environment

  • The position is located in northeast Nigeria where the situation continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.
  • 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 or disability. However, Gwoza indigenes are encouraged to apply.
  • 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.

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Roving HR Manager

Requisition ID: req12195
Location: Mubi, Adamawa / Damaturu, Yobe
Job Type: Full Time
Sector: Human Resources
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 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 Roving HR Manager manages a team of HR staff based in Yobe and Adamawa States to ensure high quality and efficient staff recruitment through recruitment team, contracts management, orientation, learning and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, code of conduct compliance, employee engagement and staff care. The HR Manager reports directly to the HR Lead & Sr. Area Manager/FC.
  • The HR Manager will support the HR lead to adapt and implement Global HR initiatives and practices and serve as an advisor to maximize staffing resources and performance, promote a positive organizational culture, minimize risk and ensure economy and efficiency of work processes.

Responsibilities
HR Leadership & Management:

  • In collaboration with the Senior Recruitment Officers, analyze Yobe and Adamawa approaches to attracting, developing, inspiring and retaining the right people with the right skills and make recommendations and implement short-term solutions to improve recruitment time to fill and quality.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly HR metrics and analysis to inform HR Lead decision-making.
  • Review job position requests and submit to HR Lead with accurate form, job descriptions and make recommendations, ensuring accuracy, consistency and use of IRC JD and salary benchmarking.
  • Manage benefit plans and communicate updates and conduct information campaigns for national staff.
  • Oversee HR-related administrative duties and ensure compliance with existing legal and governmental reporting requirements. Ensure all legal obligations are fulfilled.
  • Manage employee relations issues and conflicts with professional grace with the aim of empowering employees and supervisors to have the tools and resources necessary to resolve conflicts with mutual respect.
  • Escalate code of conduct issues with HR Lead and co-lead investigations and ensure issues are resolved and appropriate follow-up is carried out, in collaboration with the Ethics and Compliance Unit.
  • Advise supervisors in determining appropriate disciplinary plans of action. Follow-up disciplinary measures and related employment law matters. Act as impartial mediator in disciplinary procedures and ensure it is administered in an equitable and fair manner and meets all legal and labor regulations and requirements.
  • Lead exit management procedure to ensure seamless and positive transition for departing employees; apply learning gained from exit interviews.
  • Implement IRC Way Training on Quarterly basis for All Field Program staff.
  • Carry-out daily HR-related administrative duties such as updating contracts, generating employee reports and executing compliance-related activities with all existing legal and government reporting requirements
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

Staff Performance Management and Development:

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  • Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Support HR Lead to continue to pursue nationalization of senior and management positions.
  • Conduct online learning campaigns to tangibly increase the percentage of staff benefiting from e-Cornell and LINGOs courses.

Communications:

  • Communicate frequently and regularly on HR changes, initiatives, programs and offerings.
  • Model and encourage active practice of the principles of the “IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct” throughout the country program.
  • Maintain a healthy and empowering office environment that encourages open, honest and productive communication among IRC staff.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to HR Lead & Sr. Area Manager/FC
  • Position directly supervises:  HR Officer and HR Assistant in Yobe and Mubi
  • Key Internal Stakeholders: Head of Units, All Yobe and Adamawa based Staff
  • Key External Stakeholders:  The INGO HR forum; INGO and UN HR staff; Legal counsel.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s University Degree is a plus.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 to 5 years, preferably 6 years as an HR generalist, including recruitment, performance management, compensation, training and development and HR Administration.
  • Minimum of 2 years staff management experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • At least 1 year of experience with an international organization or international experience.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • A commitment to IRC’s mission and vision
  • Knowledge and experience with payroll, benefits administration, compensation benchmarking and utilizing HR metrics to inform decision-making
  • Strong training and development skills; experience conducting Training of the Trainer
  • Experience and knowledge of recruitment process and practice, including marketing and branding
  • Proven ability to plan long-term, organize priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professional grace.
  • Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage complex HR situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Top tier written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent management, interpersonal and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to promote harmonious/cohesive teamwork, in a cross-cultural context.
  • Ability to demonstrate a supportive and consultative approach with direct reports and staff at senior and junior levels
  • Very strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Working knowledge of Nigeria labor law

Language Skills:

  • English fluency required.

Travel:

  • 50/50% of time spent in each location of Yobe and Adamawa States respectively

Professional Standards

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

Application Closing Date
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Job Title: Child Protection Case Worker

Requisition ID: req12133
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time

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-sectorial, 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 focused in primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Case worker will carry out all steps of the case management process for a specified number of individual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence (including UASC, Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG), and children that are involved in the worst forms of child labor)

Position Objectives:

  • To ensure that children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by identification and intake, conducting assessments, developing a case plan, direct service provision, referral and follow up for an assigned number of children.
  • To provide support and conduct monitoring visits to caregivers and families (particularly foster and alternative caregivers)
  • To liaise with other case workers and social workers on management of caseload and referrals.
  • To support in mapping services for children and their caregivers in the area of coverage
  • To document and safely store all information related to the case

Major Responsibilities
Delivery of Case Management Services:

  • Provide individual case management for children in communities in assigned coverage areas
  • Provide support for families, foster and alternative care systems.
  • Monitor CP trends within communities and report weekly.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP / CM manager for updates on achievements and challenges

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports. .

Coordination & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers and service providers as part of providing individual case management.
  • Regularly attend case management meetings at field level
  • Build strong relationships with Child Protection Committee members for identification and referrals

Program Development:

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  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case management.
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Education, Health and Livelihoods) at field level

Other:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor / assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain / enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Child Protection Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  None
  • Indirect Reporting: Child Protection Manager

Qualifications
Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, HND or national diploma in Social Sciences, Education, Economic, another human development related field or equivalent of experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of information management principles, tools and systems, knowledge of and experience in using the IA CP IMS is an advantage.
  • Good computer skills such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Work Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • The ability to effectively communicate with children
  • The ability to adapt and work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to facilitate group psychosocial activities with children and caregivers with understanding of group dynamics and processes
  • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.

Language Skills:

  • English and Hausa

Professional Standards

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Regional Safety and Security Director – Lake Chad Basin

Requisition ID: req12007

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Sector: Safety & Security
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Background

  • The Regional Safety and Security Director (RSSD) directs the development, implementation and monitoring of an effective strategy to identify, analyze and mitigate safety and security risks, enable humanitarian access, maintain continuity of operations and programs, manage incidents and provide for the safety and security of all IRC employees and assets.
  • The RSSD acts as an advisor to the Regional Vice President (RVP), including comprehensive gender inclusive security risk analysis and recommendations related to strategic, operational, programmatic, partnership, and cross-cutting risks. The RSSD leads the implementation of humanitarian access and collaborates with the Humanitarian access team in the development of associated organizational strategies and responses.
  • The RSSD ensures adequate protocols and mechanisms are in place to address country programs’ unique risks and challenges. S/he provides direction and technical support in developing and maintaining country programs’ security management in line with IRC Safety and Security policy, framework, processes, and protocols. The RSSD participate in the development of Safety and Security (S&S) procedures and practices which integrate with gender, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) and Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERs).
  • Reporting to the RVP and the Chief Safety and Security Officer (CSSO),  the RSSD is a permanent member of IRC’s regional senior management team and of the global safety and security team. Key relationships include: Regional Vice President, Chief Safety and Security Officer, Director International Safety and Security, Deputy Regional Director; Regional Gender Advisor, Regional HR Directors, Country Directors; Deputy Directors; Country Security Leads, Counterparts in other regions.
  • S/he will work with country teams across the Region to ensure that organizational security policies and procedures are responsive to the context, adequate to the security environment, and known to staff; and that security plans and measures are developed and maintained current and appropriate to changing security environments.
  • The RSSD will maintain detailed contextual knowledge of all countries in the region, including awareness of early warning indicators affecting safety and security and provides contextual input, likely scenarios, with challenges and opportunities and risk treatment proposition for the IRC. The RSSD will travel at least once annually to all countries in the region, including on very short notice when necessary.
  • The RSSD will mentor and build IRC staff counterpart capacities to operate more effectively and contribute actively to enabling durable programming and to reducing IRC’s operational vulnerabilities.

Major Responsibilities
Security Risk Management:

  • Lead departmental security risk identification and mitigation measures that align with organizational and regional risk-management standards and requirements;
  • Assist field leaders in implementing and maintaining IRC Humanitarian security risk management across the region ensuring security risks are identified, mitigated and managed;
  • Inform the development Safety and Security (S&S) procedures and practices which integrate with gender, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) and Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERs), support associated roll out and adherence;
  • Provide input, including comprehensive security risk analyses and recommendations, to the RVP and the Regional colleagues;
  • Inform RVP, CSSO, DRD and CDs of any areas of concern, non-adherence to IRC policy and procedures;
  • Ensure safety and security risk management processes and best practices are inclusive of gender and LGBTQ+ specific risks and gender equality and diversity is embedded into such processes;
  • Ensure that IRC partners receive security management support benefiting from internal systems and best practices relevant to their operations and operating contexts;
  • Prepare the Regional Daily Situation Report.

Humanitarian Access Management:

  • Support humanitarian access in the region for non-Frontline projects, in line with guidance and standards as developed by the global Humanitarian Access team;
  • Contribute to the development of HA guidance that responds to field needs, is high quality, built from field experiences and is relevant and applicable on the ground;
  • Oversee and advise on the implementation and review of contextualized acceptance and community engagement strategies;
  • Maintain a high level of programmatic and operational preparedness vis-a-vis predicted contextual fluctuations;
  • Advise on the development of operational and programmatic contingency plans that responds to different emergency scenarios that look at sudden changes in context;
  • Enhance IRC image and acceptance within the community and amongst stakeholders by providing guidance on inclusive visibility strategies;
  • Work with appropriate IRC units to ensure timely and appropriate follow-up to violations of IRC’s Code of Conduct, in addition to operational breaches to humanitarian principles.

Security Management Planning and Compliance:

  • Remotely and through a minimum of one visit per country program per year, monitor and support adherence to Policy, principles, standards and requirements. Provide a follow-up report with clear findings and actionable recommendations after each visit. Monitor progress and report concerns to country, regional and global Security leadership;
  • Ensure Country Security leads are preparing and sharing accurate S&S reporting, ensure data consistency and report into global dashboards;
  • Prepare twice yearly regional snapshot of S&S management;
  • Support country program with S&S yearly assessment of standard and requirements, definition and monitoring of improvement plans, ops score card objective settings and progress follow-up;

Staff Performance Management and Development;

  • Actively participate in the recruitment of key positions with S&S risk management responsibilities (DDO, dedicated access and security roles, CDs and field Director for High risk countries, others as per RVP/RD request);
  • Co-Manage (under MiP), and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented regular performance reviews;
  • Provide constructive feedback, professional development and capacity-building plans for all direct reports;
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.

Learning & Development:

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  • Support and facilitate the delivery of IRC S&S L&D framework towards IRC staffs and where appropriate, IRC partners;
  • Keep records on staff training and report data to regional and global security level as required;
  • Ensure capacity development and learning initiatives account for gender-specific risks and requirements;
  • Participate in the design and delivery of global safety and security trainings organized by IRC ;
  • Assist country program offices in arranging ad hoc security training workshops appropriate to their security environments
  • Incident management;
  • Support Country program with timely and qualitative incident notification, reporting, analysis and lessons learned;
  • Monitor communications from country programs related to security incidents and planning, and provide timely feedback;
  • As a permanent member of the Regional Incident management Team, actively support the RVP during management and resolution of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Incidents;
  • Lead After Action Review and monitor implementation of corrective measures as par existing incident protocols;
  • Timely maintain the global incident data base with accurate incidents of the region;
  • Generate reports on security incident, including database analyses, new threats, responses, vulnerabilities and any relevant lessons learned;
  • Lead or oversee post incident After Action Revues as required.

Liaison & Networking:

  • Maintaining a network of IRC security focal points in the country programs as well as external professional contacts and counterparts, monitor the security environment in the region, identify new threats, assess IRC vulnerabilities and recommend possible responses;
  • Provide timely feedback on questions and technical assistance requests from country programs;
  • Monitor and provide support and reporting on NGO field security initiatives as required;
  • Identify, create and maintain a network with NGO/UN and other security specialists suitable for the region
  • Facilitate regional NGO security coordination through networking, collaboration and coordination with humanitarian actors
  • Emergency Response;
  • As required, support and advise the RVP, Country Director(s) and NY-based senior managers during humanitarian emergencies;
  • Assist with the security component (situation analysis and background information, security assessments) of the Emergency Response Team deployments in the region;
  • Act as technical supervisor for all country security leads.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Reports to: Regional Vice President – Chief Safety and Security Officer
  • Regional Safety and Security Director – West Sahel
  • Deputy Regional Director
  • Country Directors
  • Country Security Lead
  • Regional Gender Advisor
  • Regional Colleagues

Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree, preferably in a humanitarian or security related field

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of non-profit or NGO work experience in international humanitarian assistance programs, with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing security management operations.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles, codes of conduct, and NGO organizational culture;
  • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to permissive/acceptance models of security management;
  • Demonstrated understanding and successes in gender security management and gender equality;
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control; able to work as member of multinational team and manage a variety of external and internal relationships to achieve results;
  • Substantial and demonstrated prior experience as a trainer, with an effective adult learner training style and the ability to develop, implement, facilitate and impart learning to a wide range of audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through mentoring and other non-formal methods;
  • Ability to quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of various local, regional, country and international factors that contribute to changes in security environments and risk levels;
  • Ability to prepare and present, on short notice, clear analyses of contextual dynamics, events, security incidents, and their ramifications for IRC operations;
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision;
  • Prior experiences working in the region and demonstrated knowledge of regional and country dynamics are strongly preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in French and English is mandatory.

Working Environment:

  • Willingness and ability to travel approximately 40% of time including in high and very high risk environments.
  • 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.

Deadline: Not Specified.

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Job Title: Child Protection Information Management Specialist

Requisition ID: req11541
Locations: Senegal (Dakar), Central African Republic (Bangui), Belgium (Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region) Congo (Kinshasa) , Cameroon (The Democratic Republic of the Yaounde, CENTRE), Nigeria (Abuja, Federal Capital) and Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou),
Sector: Violence Prevention and Response
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Descriptions

  • 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.
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English; French fluency a plus.
  • Location: Open to any country IRC has an office.

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

Deadline: Not specified

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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: Child Protection Assistant

Requisition ID: req12131
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

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-sectorial, 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 focused in primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

The IRC is Child Protection team has in the past seen gap in its programming which seems to have left our specific activities for adolescents. A resource pack for adolescent programming has been developed, field tested and is being modified to suit the context. This resource pack has been used to expand the Child Protection intervention across the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to specifically meet the needs of adolescents and their care givers and funding has been secured for this intervention. The Child Protection team will be working with adolescent boys, girls and their caregivers and communities in a direct way, using the Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE) resource package.  

Job Overview / Summary

  • Adolescent girls and boys are gravely underserved in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase of response.
  • They are often inserted into programming designed for younger children or into adult programming, where their age-specific needs are not understood or met.
  • The Child Protection Assistants will act as focal points for adolescent girls (younger) and boys (younger and older), their caregivers and within Child Protection programming in all the field sites under the SAFE program.
  • They will also be responsible for the supervision and close monitoring of Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) activities.

Technical Quality:

  • Provide support for adolescents and their families and link them to specialized services where needed.
  • Provide support for SEL and SHLS activities.
  • Work with Child Protection Community Based Structures (CBCPCs), community leaders, caregivers / parents to promote child protection in homes and in the community.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP Officer and manager for updates on achievements and challenges

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:

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  • Ensure proper delivery of SEL / SAFE sessions.
  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers, other CP partners and service providers as part of providing individual support to adolescents / children and their families.
  • Regularly attend all CP related meetings at field level.

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case management.
  • Identify Child Protection trends that need to be addressed through child Protection programming.
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Health and Livelihoods) at field level and ensure child protection mainstreaming.

Other:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor / assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain / enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
  • Ensure all CP facilities and properties on the field are taken care of and report any damage or threat on the property.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Major Responsibilities

  • Child Protection Assistant will work within a Child Protection response team providing psychosocial support services to adolescents and their caregivers.
  • Work as part of a Child Protection team in a safe space to provide support to children as part of broader response services.
  • Participate in identifying facilitators and an initial SEL / SAFE approach training and engage in ongoing skills building using SEL / SAFE materials.
  • With support from supervisors, mentor and coach facilitators responsible for co-facilitating sessions with adolescent girls (younger) or boys (younger and older).
  • Conduct initial assessments to identify the risks and needs of Children / adolescent girls and boys.
  • Work closely with other project staff to identify Children / adolescent girls (younger), adolescent boys, and female and male caregivers to participate in SEL / SAFE learning activities.
  • Act as lead facilitator to deliver sessions for Children / adolescent girls or boys together with trained facilitators.
  • Facilitate sessions for female or male caregivers enrolled for parenting sessions.
  • Provide Psychological First Aid and support to adolescent girls(younger) or boys who disclose experiences of violence and support referral to access required services
  • Facilitate feedback meetings with adolescent girl(younger)s and boys, female and male community stakeholders and caregivers and share feedback with supervisor
  • Complete weekly reports on project activities, including documenting feedback from participants of SAFE sessions and proactively sharing back lessons learned whilst facilitating the curricula
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Child Protection Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  None
  • Indirect Reporting: Child Protection Manager

Qualifications
Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, HND or National Diploma in Social Sciences, Education, Economic, another human development-related field or equivalent of experience preferred

Work Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers
  • Experience with facilitation of group work with relevant populations

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • A high level of motivation to assist adolescent girls and boys affected by humanitarian crisis
  • A commitment to child protection and gender equality
  • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
  • Experience as an active participate of social groups, with an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Capacity building, facilitation or training experience
  • The ability to adapt and work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic competency in computer skills

Language Skills:

  • English and Hausa

Professional Standards

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Reference No.: req12163
Location: Mubi North, Adamawa
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The purpose of the WPE 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 Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) sector.  
  • She/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 Women Protection and Empowment manager(s).

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

  • Participate in program/ project design especially in developing WPE logframes and contribute learning from previous projects.
  • Responsible for the development and continuously update WPE project M&E, and impact measurement tools and systems on timely fashion.
  • Support to develop and make sure all the projects in the WPE 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 WPE level data review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners.
  • Responsible for organizing WPE 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, WPE manager(s) and coordinator, establish and maintain project level information management system.
  • Contribute to designing WPE strategy to collect field level information required by IRC, donors and/or stakeholders.
  • Responsible for proactively ensuring networking and sharing of lessons from the WPE core program with strategic partners and another 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 WPE staff and partners.

Monitoring and evaluation (50% of time):

  • Responsible for tracking WPE progress against monitoring work plans.
  • Coordinate the WPE field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation, reflective practice, and impact measurement.
  • Responsible for ensuring the on-time execution of WPE 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 WPE staff and partner organization on information management system, proper data collection and record keeping.
  • Responsible for updating WPE M&E plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Responsible for WPE 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 WPE regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data.
  • Responsible for verifying WPE entered data for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues.
  • Responsible for documenting findings from WPE 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 WPE 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 WPE report written during project implementation.
  • Responsible for periodically conducting WPE 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 WPE project information management system.
  • Responsible for submitting WPE data set to update country office wide program database on monthly basis.
  • Responsible for compiling WPE 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 WPE staff to make sure its implementation.
  • Responsible for compiling quarterly, biannual and annual tabular, and narrative WPE 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 WPE local partners in designing monitoring and reporting tools and establishing database management systems.
  • Responsible for the orientation of WPE 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, WPE manager(s)
  • Position directly supervised by: M&E, and WPE manager
  • Indirect Reporting: M&E coordinator, WPE 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:

  • Protection/Women Protection and Empowerment 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:

  • Fluency in English, local languages are an added advantage.

Working Environment:

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  • 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Reference No.: req12162
Location: Mubi North, Adamawa
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Roving M&E Manager, the M&E Manager ensure all projects have suitable monitoring and evaluation systems, and regularly review and maintain the systems. 
  • The manager will also be responsible to incorporate relevant program indicators into the projects M&E systems that enables to measure the contribution of individual projects in achieving program objectives.
  • In general, the major purposes of the M&E Manager position is to provide strategic guidance and support to the core program team in establishing both program and project M&E systems. 
  • The position holder has the role of supervising M&E Officers.  As a result, s/he is primarily responsible for building M&E staff capacity through organizing trainings, mentoring, coaching and supervision. 
  • Together with the Senior Roving M&E Manager, S/he technically supports IRC Nigeria to meet standards set out in the Strategic Action Plan (SAP 2020), Client responsiveness objectives and IRC’s global Monitoring for Action (MfA) initiative for improving monitoring practice and use of data for decision making within the organization.

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

  • Participate in program/ project design specially in developing logframes;
  • Responsible for ensuring detailed and feasible project monitoring plans are developed. This include: i) provide an indicator matrix, ii) consider ethical and safe collection and storage of data, iii) consider data quality audits, vi) consider storing, protecting and sharing project documents;
  • Accountable for working with M&E Officers to make sure all projects have tested standard monitoring tools that capture both program activity and indicators progresses.
  • Responsible for making sure all projects have accountability mechanisms up and running.
  • Responsible for working with program/project managers and support to determine which monitoring activities will take place and which data collection methods will be used to ensure their adequacy and appropriateness.
  • Work closely with Senior M&E Manager and support to ensure that project design in proposals is logically sound, beneficiary-informed and contextually appropriate, based on learning from previous projects and technical best practice, and includes a Theory of Change and SMART log frame (with IRC core indicators and enabling assessment of project progress, quality, outcomes, and if relevant impact);
  • Accountable for conducting and documenting end of project learning reviews, and sharing lessons learned and best practices, incorporating these into new project designs.
  • In consultation with the Senior Roving M&E Manager, organize lesson sharing events like lesson bazars to fertilize learning among different projects and/or sectors.
  • Responsible for identifying, documenting, storing, and sharing lessons learned that have implications for refinement of best programmatic practice.
  • Responsible for leading diagnostic studies, evaluations, and surveys.

Monitoring and evaluation (25% of time):

  • Responsible for facilitating the preparations of monthly/annul project activity plans including M&E plans.
  • Accountable for working with M&E staff to determine which monitoring activities will take place and which data collection methods to use.
  • Accountable for working with M&E staff to ensure that the project work plans include monitoring activities (or that a stand-alone monitoring work plan is in place), is up-to date and progress tracked.
  • Responsible for working with M&E Officers and project staff to develop, translate, pilot, and finalize data collection tools as needed.
  • Responsible for design survey data collection tools and methodologies.
  • Together with the respective Core Program M&E Officer, establish project/program databases and/or tracking sheets.
  • Responsible for following up with projects M&E officers to ensure data is collected and entered into databases and/or tracking sheets, and/or the data platform on a regular basis.
  • Support M&E officers to working with project staff to track progress on action points related to implementation and M&E activities.
  • Responsible for working with project staff to provide M&E inputs for reports written during project implementation.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing strategies for tracking cross-cutting issues.
  • Responsible for closely following up field data collection and flag data collection issues to the Senior Roving M&E Manager and project staff.
  • Responsible for conducting data quality audits of project data to identify and resolve systemic problems affecting data quality.
  • Accountable for documenting findings from data quality audits and store in project files to ensure collective and sustainable access.
  • Responsible for conducting reflective practice forums at field office/ project level and compile lessons from project implementation processes.

Information management and reporting (20% of time):

  • Responsible for providing M&E inputs for regular analysis and action planning meetings to (1) compare data against project milestones, targets, and quality expectations across project sites; (2) identify issues requiring concerned staff attention.
  • Responsible for extracting lessons learned from projects, systematically document and make easily accessible to staff.
  • Accountable for supporting M&E staff in ensuring all projects have downward/ forward accountability mechanisms and functional.
  • Support M&E Officers to ensure that data is collected and entered into databases and/or tracking sheets, and/or the data platform on a regular basis.

Staff capacity building (25% of time):

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  • Accountable for preparing M&E staff mentoring coaching plans and implement accordingly.
  • Responsible for training staff in data collection methods, management, analysis, and how to use data for decision making.
  • Accountable for recruitment of M&E staff, enumerators, and HR onboarding.
  • Responsible for providing consistent, supportive supervision to strengthen staff performance as necessary to meet monitoring objectives.

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: Senior Roving M&E Manager
  • Position directly supervises: Field M&E Officers
  • Indirect Reporting: M&E Coordinator/Program Coordinators/Senior Area Manager/Program Manager

Qualifications

  • University degree (statistics, social science, development economics, or a related discipline);
  • Minimum three (5) years of experience within the development / humanitarian sector.
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including experience with multi-sectorial and multi-donor funded programs and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Proven abilities in developing monitoring plans, data collection, information management, use of databases, and analysis and performance monitoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of humanitarian accountability principles and their translation into practice.
  • Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and reporting skills;
  • Excellent database, data management and data analysis skills, with experience using at least 4 software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Power point, Kobo, Comcare, SPSS, Power Bi, info-graphic presentations; and
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose, and values.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English, local languages is an added advantage

Working Environment:

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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