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

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Vacancies

Job Title: Regional Emergency Director – West Africa

Reference No.: req14152
Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Emergency Response
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Overview

  • As Regional Emergency Director (RED), you will provide strategic and operational leadership to building emergency response capacity and implementing high quality responses in the West Africa Region.
  • In close collaboration with technical and operational counterparts, you will advise and guide decision making for Country, Regional and Emergency and Humanitarian Action Unit (EHAU) leadership around where, when, and how IRC will build capacity and respond to emergencies and you will coordinate and lead support to emergency responders at country level.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that IRC’s work on emergency capacity strengthening, preparedness and response meet both IRC’s and international standards.
  • The RED is a senior position within regional and EHAU management teams. In this role, you are responsible for assuring quality of IRC’s emergency response and preparedness activities within their region. A central component of this role is to facilitate collaboration and coordination between country, regional and EHAU technical and operational counterparts, assuring cohesive and connected support to country programs.

Responsibilities
Response Management (approximately 40% of time): The RED will lead the regional and HQ support for emergency response management led by countries within your region. With support from regional and EHAU leadership, and in collaboration with country teams, you will coordinate resources, guide strategy, and serve as the primary support for emergency responders. This includes:

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  • Ensure the timely planning and implementation of contextualized emergency responses, which are aligned with IRC standards, policies, and global best practice.
  • Promote and support high-quality emergency needs assessments to inform response decisions and strategies.
  • Promote decisions and strategy development that are informed by analysis of humanitarian context.
  • Advise go, no-go response decisions, provide guidance and sign-off on response strategies.
  • Advise and support on securing funding opportunities, donor compliance, and donor engagement to execute response strategies.
  • Coordinate technical, operational, financial, and human resources to support response activities.
  • Lead on response evaluation, information sharing and knowledge management around emergency responses to promote learning within and across regions.
  • Deploy as needed to lead emergency responses e.g. for start-up, for large or particularly complex responses, or as a gap fill in ongoing responses.
  • Support deployed EHAU Emergency Country Directors and Team Leads, e.g. through sharing of contextual knowledge, coordination, information sharing with regional colleagues, facilitation of donor conversations, strategic guidance etc.& security inputs and support to emergency responses.
  • Support Emergency Response team-led (ERT) responses as needed.
  • Collaboratively work with country programs and EHAU to ensure smooth management and operational transition to country programs after response.

Emergency Preparedness and Capacity Strengthening (approximately 40% of time): The RED will be the lead for coordination and implementation of emergency preparedness and capacity strengthening initiatives. This includes:

  • Support development of an overarching IRC global emergency capacity building and preparedness framework.
  • Using IRC’s global framework, lead the development of a region-specific plan for emergency capacity building.
  • Assure the quality implementation of the regional plan by providing direct support and coordinating with technical and operational counterparts within country, regional and EHAU teams.
  • Lead in measuring and tracking progress against preparedness and capacity goals, information sharing and knowledge management to promote learning within and across regions.
  • Coordinate the provision of mentorship from various functional areas to CPs, including direct deployment to build emergency capacity/readiness as required.
  • Support country programs to achieve partnership objectives by providing capacity strengthening to partners in areas related to emergency preparedness and response.

Strategic Leadership (approximately 20% of time): In support of regional and organizational priorities the RED will:

  • Serve as the primary focal point in the region to coordinate across relevant technical units, country teams and partners to drive our efforts to strengthen capacity, competencies and to grow the impact of DRR, DP and Resilience programming across the region.
  • Assure effective community of practice and learning across the IRC country teams in the region to information, share learning, build on strengths, and support continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that the IRC remains responsive to emerging humanitarian issues and maintains its position as a leading humanitarian agency.
  • Oversee the process to identify and monitor the regional humanitarian environment against key indicators and provide regular updates on the regional situation to EHAU, regional and country program leadership.
  • Represent the IRC in relevant humanitarian meetings, fora and workshops at regional level, ensuring collaboration with other humanitarian agencies, the UN, etc. and coordinate information sharing on current and emerging humanitarian methodologies, approaches, techniques and policies.
  • Act as focal point for emergency-related crisis analysis.

Key Working Relationships and Accountability:

  • Position Reports to: The RED will report to the Deputy Regional Director and the Director of Delivery EHAU, through a management in partnership relationship.
  • Position supervises:  Emergency Focal Person in Country Programs (Management in Partnership) where relevant.
  • Works closely with: Country Program Senior Management Teams, Regional Senior Management Teams and the Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit Response Management Team.

Qualifications
We are looking for:

  • A leader with specific geographic experience in delivering complex humanitarian emergency preparedness and response programs within the West Africa Region.
  • A professional with substantial experience in senior (regional) management roles and dynamic levels of responsibility.
  • Extensive lived experience and deep understanding of the West Africa Regional context.
  • Proven operational analysis and management skills, including project management.
  • A thorough and critical problem solver, who can think analytically, plan strategically and implement long term goals while remaining adaptive and flexible to changing circumstances.
  • A strong communicator who is committed to open and transparent communication.
  • High integrity and ethical standards with excellent interpersonal skills, collegial behavior, high energy, positive and creative leader.
  • A consistent record serving as a role model, empowering others to translate vision into results; effective at delegating the appropriate responsibility, accountability, and decision-making authority.
  • A receptive and collaborative team leader who adaptively manages and supports development of direct and indirect reports.
  • High dedication to cultivate and maintain positive, safe and protective working environment of gender equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in fast-paced, often insecure, and stressful environments.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English and French required.
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of the year.

The IRC strives to build diverse and inclusive teams at all levels who as individuals, and as a group, embody our culture statement creating a working environment characterized by critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity for us to achieve our aspirations as a unit and deliver the best possible services to our clients.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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.

We are committed to closing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including flexible hours (when possible), maternity leave, transportation support, and gender-sensitive security protocols.

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Job Title: Nutrition Senior Roving M & E Officer

Reference No.: req14154
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Company Overview
IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state.  In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014, Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015 and Damaturu (Yobe state).  The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectoral interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Economic Recovery and Development and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs. 

The Nutrition sector currently manage project with different donors across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states in different facilities such as OTP, stabilization centre, etc. The team work closely with the health team and other sector in to responding and achieving the humanitarian response plan in Northeast Nigeria.

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Job Overview / Summary

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

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

  • Participate in program/ project design especially in developing Nutrition log frames and, also contribute learning from previous projects.
  • Responsible for the development and continuous update of Nutrition projects across the BAY states on timely fashion.
  • Support to develop and make sure all the projects in the Nutrition sector 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 Nutrition level data review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners.
  • Responsible for organizing Nutrition 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, Nutrition manager(s) and coordinator, establish and maintain project level information management system that accommodate all information across the BAY states.
  • Contribute to designing Nutrition strategy to collect field level information required by IRC, donors and/or stakeholders.
  • Responsible for proactively networking and sharing of lessons from the Nutrition core program with strategic partners and other stakeholder including government;
  • Responsible for coordinating synergy and cross-learning among different projects.
  • Responsible for cross feeding learning among projects by regularly producing (compiling) summary monitoring reports and sharing with Nutrition staff and partners.

Monitoring and evaluation (50% of time):

  • Responsible for tracking Nutrition progress against monitoring work plans.
  • Coordinate the Nutrition field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation, reflective practice and impact measurement.
  • Responsible for ensuring the on-time execution of Nutrition 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 Nutrition staff and partner organization on information management system, proper data collection and record keeping.
  • Responsible for updating Nutrition M&E plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Responsible for Nutrition 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 Nutrition regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data across the BAY states.
  • Responsible for verifying Nutrition data on CMAM online and IYCF database for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues.
  • Responsible for documenting findings from Nutrition 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 Nutrition staff to ensure they follow correct procedures and criteria during beneficiary selection, reporting and documentation across BAY states.
  • Accountable for the recruitment of enumerators and support in other survey including engagement of consultants.
  • Contribute to providing M&E inputs for Nutrition report written during project implementation.
  • Responsible for periodically conducting Nutrition reflective practice forums at field office/ project level and compile lessons from project implementation processes.
  • Adapt and maintain a high-quality database for the project in line with the country M&E standards
  • Contribute to workplans, budgets, technical reports and deliverables.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing M&E activities on all Nutrition grants under the guidance of the M&E Manager

Information management and reporting (10% of time):

  • Support in reviewing and maintaining centralize Nutrition project information management system.
  • Responsible for submitting Nutrition data set to update country office wide program database on monthly basis.
  • Responsible for compiling and reporting monthly sector working group report such as 5W.
  • Responsible for compiling Nutrition 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 Nutrition staff to make sure its implementation.
  • Responsible for compiling quarterly, bi-annual, and annual tabular, and narrative Nutrition reports (as required by project stakeholders) on projects’ accomplishments by cost and alert the management for special deviations from the plan.
  • Ensure high quality data are available on a regular and timely basis for programmatic decision making.

Capacity building and supervision (10% of time):

  • Responsible for supporting Nutrition local partners in designing monitoring and reporting tools and establishing database management systems.
  • Responsible for the orientation of Nutrition front line staff, partners’ staff and volunteers on the monitoring tools and train them how to use data for decision making.
  • Orient program staff on the basic principles and practices of client responsiveness in accordance with the IRC

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, Nutrition manager(s), and Coordinator
  • Position directly supervised by: M&E manager and Coordinator.
  • Indirect Reporting:M&E coordinator, Nutrition managers, SAM/FC

Qualifications
Essential:

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  • Degree in statistics, computer science/information management/or any other related field.
  • Excellent computer skills are required (particularly Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access and Word);
  • At least four-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 using Kobo, ONA, SPSS, Commcare, etc.

Desirable:

  • Background in Nutrition 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.
  • Good knowledge of CMAM online
  • Good knowledge of ICT4D

Standards for Professional Conduct

  • 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.

Gender Equality:

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  • 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

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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


Job Title: Environmental Health Manager

Reference No.: req14155
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Environmental Health
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Company Overview
Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The IRC initially intervened in response to floods that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging homes.

Beginning of January 2014, IRC shifted geographical location to the North East, in Adamawa state to provide humanitarian response to the conflict-affected populations. In the North East, IRC has three operational offices: Yola and Mubi field offices in Adamawa state and Maiduguri field office in Borno state-with the latter office opened in October 2015. In both states, IRC is providing humanitarian support to internally displaced populations hosted in IDP camps, camp like settings, host communities and returnee populations.

The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectorial interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs. At the moment, IRC is expanding its interventions Local government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe state.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Environmental Health Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all EH activities in Yobe and will report to the Senior EH Manager.
  • She/ He will provide technical and managerial leadership to the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion team in these locations and ensure all activities are of high quality and respond to immediate needs.
  • The position will be based in Damaturu with frequent travels to the field offices and site in Yobe operation areas.

Major Responsibilities

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  • In coordination with the Sr. EH Manager (Adamawa and Yobe), assist with technical support and capacity building for WASH staff under your direct management.
  • Ensure all implementation plans employ a programming approach that integrates the needs of other sectors of work especially Health, WPE, Protection and ERD;
  • Monitor budgets, materials, equipment and supplies for technical work for your program locations and allocated budgets;
  • When requested by the Sr. EH Manager (Adamawa and Yobe), provide regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records of progress and contract payment schedules for activities in the LGAs.
  • In coordination with the Sr. EH Manager (Adamawa and Yobe) establish contacts with relevant international/local NGOs and line ministries in the area of operation;
  • Ensure that all IRC EH projects in your target LGAs are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to objectives, goals and indicators established by SPHERE, IRC, Nigerian Law and in line with donor requirements and beneficiary needs;
  • Conduct routine assessments as needed to determine the water, sanitation and hygiene needs within your target LGAs; this will also include evaluation of ongoing technical interventions and make recommendations as needed.
  • Follow all technical direction as outlaid in the Yobe State EH Strategy for the installation of all water and sanitation infrastructure in IRC supported medical facilities, included the requirements for the mobile health units, IDP sites and host communities including but not limited to drilling, restoration of existing infrastructure, drainage, solid waste management, latrine, shower and pot wash/laundry construction, hygiene campaigns, vector control and hygiene promotion activities;

Key Working Relationships:

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  • Position Reports to:  Senior Environmental Health Manager (Adamawa and Yobe)
  • Position directly supervises:  Environmental Health Officers
  • Indirect Reporting: Grant, Supply Chain and Finance team
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; 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.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Adamawa Sr. EH Manager to enable and develop IRC programs

Qualifications

  • University degree/HND in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field;
  • Minimum 3 years professional technical experience in WASH/Environmental Health, Physical Science, structures and/or water delivery/production;
  • Minimum 2 years overseas experience, preferably in a conflict or post disaster setting;
  • Solid managerial skills and experience in an international multi-cultural setting;
  • Strong project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Proven technical writing skills;
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, AutoCAD (or similar computer aided design), email and database experience;
  • Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure in a professional manner
  •  Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa or any local language skills are a plus

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Standards for Professional Conduct:
  • 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.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, AutoCAD (or similar computer aided design), email and database experience;

Language Skills: 

  • Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa or any local language skills are a plus

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Applicable to relevant qualification

Working Environment:  

  • The EH Manager will be based in Damaturu, Yobe State. Damaturu is security phase 3 (ORANGE) so the EH Manager will be expected to respect the various security protocols in place in Yobe.  Phase 3 requires clear contingency planning in place with staff prepared should hibernation or evacuation be called. 

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: Finance Officer

Reference No.: req14091
Location: Abuja
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Finance Officer report to the Senior Finance Manager in Abuja, He/she is the focal person for finance in Abuja and is responsible for preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls.
  • The Finance Officer must work within the Financial Manual of IRC, Tax Policies, and Procedures and in compliance with all National Acts and Legislation.

Responsibilities

  • Managing all aspects of day-to-day operations of accounting department in head office.
  • Submit expenditure worksheets to the Senior Finance Manager on or before 2nd of every subsequent month
  • Review all payment documents for proper and adequate back up.
  • Review expenditure worksheets for accuracy and completeness.
  • Liaison with Logistics, Administration and prepare commitment lists every month for financial obligations completed but not captured in financial reports for accrual purposes.
  • Preparer bank and cash reconciliations for the Abuja office by 2nd of every month.
  • Liaison with head office bank on all banking issues.
  • Ensure that statutory deductions are paid on time to avoid any penalty
  • Forward to the payroll Administrator every month, an outstanding personnel advances and charges related to T7 for recovery. Ensure that advances taken in each month are liquidated appropriately.
  • Participate in monthly close out as assigned
  • Conduct a time sheet audit for head office from time to time.
  • Maintain the Balance sheet file monthly and ensure follow up of unreconciled items
  • Act as focal point for all New York payments, keeping track of all

Personnel Management:

  • Serve as technical resource person for the accounting department.

Administrative duties:

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  • Involve in activities done daily in the Accounts department.

Logistics duties:

  • Review all POs and PRs for proper coding and budget adequacy before approval.

Finance / Budgeting:

  • Act always in accordance with local law and standards of accounting practice.
  • Review with the objective of gaining a clear understanding budget guidelines and instructions
  • Review funding allocations to enable proper guidance to programs and proper coding.
  • Provide training to program staff on finance issues.
  • Receptive to training provided and to develop his or her technical and professional competence.

Security / Communication:

  • Communicate with Finance main office on security issues within the office and outside the office
  • Report to the Finance Manager any irregularities that occur within the IRC office, staff compound and sites on policy and procedures.

Coordination:

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  • In coordination with supervisor, carry out appraisals for staff in the department.

Common Duties

  • Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor
  • Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director
  • Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (in-country and World-wide) as per the IRC reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior Finance Manager
  • Position directly supervises: Senior Finance Manager

Other Internal and / or external contacts:

  • Internal: Works with other sectors on finance matters related to the organization

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from recognized College/Institution.  ACCA/CPA qualification will be preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of accounting experience.
  • Computer literate with significant experience in excel, accounting package. Knowledge in (SUN system) will be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should be mature, with stable personality and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; tact, patience, diplomacy, and appropriate assertiveness.

Working Environment:  

  • The staff will be positioned in Abuja.

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • 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.

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

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Regional Emergency Director – West Africa

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Reference No.: req14087
Location: Nigeria
Sector: Emergency Response
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Job Overview

  • As Regional Emergency Director (RED), you will provide strategic and operational leadership to building emergency response capacity and implementing high quality responses in the West Africa Region. In close collaboration with technical and operational counterparts, you will advise and guide decision making for Country, Regional and Emergency and Humanitarian Action Unit (EHAU) leadership around where, when, and how IRC will build capacity and respond to emergencies and you will coordinate and lead support to emergency responders at country level.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that IRC’s work on emergency capacity strengthening, preparedness and response meet both IRC’s and international standards.
  • The RED is a senior position within regional and EHAU management teams. In this role, you are responsible for assuring quality of IRC’s emergency response and preparedness activities within their region. A central component of this role is to facilitate collaboration and coordination between country, regional and EHAU technical and operational counterparts, assuring cohesive and connected support to country programs.

Responsibilities
Response Management (approximately 40% of time): The RED will lead the regional and HQ support for emergency response management led by countries within your region. With support from regional and EHAU leadership, and in collaboration with country teams, you will coordinate resources, guide strategy, and serve as the primary support for emergency responders. This includes:

  • Ensure the timely planning and implementation of contextualized emergency responses, which are aligned with IRC standards, policies, and global best practice.
  • Promote and support high-quality emergency needs assessments to inform response decisions and strategies.
  • Promote decisions and strategy development that are informed by analysis of humanitarian context.
  • Advise go, no-go response decisions, provide guidance and sign-off on response strategies.
  • Advise and support on securing funding opportunities, donor compliance, and donor engagement to execute response strategies.
  • Coordinate technical, operational, financial, and human resources to support response activities.
  • Lead on response evaluation, information sharing and knowledge management around emergency responses to promote learning within and across regions.
  • Deploy as needed to lead emergency responses e.g. for start-up, for large or particularly complex responses, or as a gap fill in ongoing responses.
  • Support deployed EHAU Emergency Country Directors and Team Leads, e.g. through sharing of contextual knowledge, coordination, information sharing with regional colleagues, facilitation of donor conversations, strategic guidance etc.& security inputs and support to emergency responses.
  • Support Emergency Response team-led (ERT) responses as needed.
  • Collaboratively work with country programs and EHAU to ensure smooth management and operational transition to country programs after response.

Emergency Preparedness and Capacity Strengthening (approximately 40% of time): The RED will be the lead for coordination and implementation of emergency preparedness and capacity strengthening initiatives. This includes:

  • Support development of an overarching IRC global emergency capacity building and preparedness framework.
  • Using IRC’s global framework, lead the development of a region-specific plan for emergency capacity building.
  • Assure the quality implementation of the regional plan by providing direct support and coordinating with technical and operational counterparts within country, regional and EHAU teams.
  • Lead in measuring and tracking progress against preparedness and capacity goals, information sharing and knowledge management to promote learning within and across regions.
  • Coordinate the provision of mentorship from various functional areas to CPs, including direct deployment to build emergency capacity/readiness as required.
  • Support country programs to achieve partnership objectives by providing capacity strengthening to partners in areas related to emergency preparedness and response.

Strategic Leadership (approximately 20% of time): In support of regional and organizational priorities the RED will:

  • Serve as the primary focal point in the region to coordinate across relevant technical units, country teams and partners to drive our efforts to strengthen capacity, competencies and to grow the impact of DRR, DP and Resilience programming across the region.
  • Assure effective community of practice and learning across the IRC country teams in the region to information, share learning, build on strengths, and support continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that the IRC remains responsive to emerging humanitarian issues and maintains its position as a leading humanitarian agency.
  • Oversee the process to identify and monitor the regional humanitarian environment against key indicators and provide regular updates on the regional situation to EHAU, regional and country program leadership.
  • Represent the IRC in relevant humanitarian meetings, fora and workshops at regional level, ensuring collaboration with other humanitarian agencies, the UN, etc. and coordinate information sharing on current and emerging humanitarian methodologies, approaches, techniques and policies.
  • Act as focal point for emergency-related crisis analysis.

Key Working Relationships and Accountability:

  • Position Reports to: The RED will report to the Deputy Regional Director and the Director of Delivery EHAU, through a management in partnership relationship.
  • Position supervises:  Emergency Focal Person in Country Programs (Management in Partnership) where relevant.
  • Works closely with: Country Program Senior Management Teams, Regional Senior Management Teams and the Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit Response Management Team.

Qualifications
We are looking for:

  • A leader with specific geographic experience in delivering complex humanitarian emergency preparedness and response programs within the West Africa Region.
  • A professional with substantial experience in senior (regional) management roles and dynamic levels of responsibility.
  • Extensive lived experience and deep understanding of the West Africa Regional context.
  • Proven operational analysis and management skills, including project management.
  • A thorough and critical problem solver, who can think analytically, plan strategically and implement long term goals while remaining adaptive and flexible to changing circumstances.
  • A strong communicator who is committed to open and transparent communication.
  • High integrity and ethical standards with excellent interpersonal skills, collegial behavior, high energy, positive and creative leader.
  • A consistent record serving as a role model, empowering others to translate vision into results; effective at delegating the appropriate responsibility, accountability, and decision-making authority.
  • A receptive and collaborative team leader who adaptively manages and supports development of direct and indirect reports.
  • High dedication to cultivate and maintain positive, safe and protective working environment of gender equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in fast-paced, often insecure, and stressful environments.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English and French required.
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of the year.

The IRC strives to build diverse and inclusive teams at all levels who as individuals, and as a group, embody our culture statement creating a working environment characterized by critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity for us to achieve our aspirations as a unit and deliver the best possible services to our clients. 

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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

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We are committed to closing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including flexible hours (when possible), maternity leave, transportation support, and gender-sensitive security protocols.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Manager HERON

Reference No.: req14089
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Project Overview

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  • Health Resilience of North East Nigeria (HeRoN) is a consortium project funded by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), being implemented by IRC as the lead agency with other partners being AAH and SHF in Borno and Yobe states.
  • The project is supporting delivery of quality integrated nutrition, primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services and improve evidence based decision making, accountability at all levels of service delivery.
  • The consortium works alongside state and local government authorities building their capacity to effectively deliver quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, and newborn and child health and nutrition services.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Senior Manager will report to the Consortium Deputy Team Leader, she/he will be responsible for ensuring project alignment and quality of consortium partner interventions and coordinating the planning of activities under the HeRoN project at the LGA level. The focus will be geared towards service delivery of minimum packages of PHC and nutrition services in targeted health facilities as well as health system strengthening. 
  • The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring overall coherence in service delivery and health system delivery approaches and coordination of activities among all consortium members. The role requires health systems strengthening knowledge and related experience and good understanding of organizational approaches and understanding of working in a consortium led project.
  • The post holder will be expected to provide technical support at the LGA level to all partners in planning, implementation, monitoring, quality assurance and innovating with best practices related to health system strengthening and service delivery.
  • He/she will work collaboratively with Partners Project Implementation Teams, at the LGA level. He/she will be expected to communicate courteously on consortium performance and maintain positive relationships with program and support teams.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the development, review, and implementation of HeRoN interventions on health systems strengthening at the LGA level.
  • Ensure that the project utilizes standardized protocols, policies and guidelines of the State MoH, SPHCDAs and as outlined by the Federal Ministry of Health and WHO.
  • Ensure that all project activities are consistent with established best practices.
  • Promote the quality of the project activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff and M&E staff.
  • Closely work with State and LGA level health authorities to play an active coordination role.
  • Work with partners to document lessons learned that have implications for refinement of best programmatic practice.
  • In consultation with the HeRoN Coordination Manager and Sr. M&E Manager, organize lesson sharing events to fertilize learning across different partners.
  • Together with the HeRoN Coordination Manager serve as the Consortium focal persons on technical issues at the LGA level.
  • In collaboration with the Sr M&E Manager and HeRoN Coordination Manager, design Knowledge Management approaches that are intentional and innovative considering evidence generation and best practices.
  • Support Sr. M&E Manager in project evaluations and surveys for the consortium.
  • In coordination with the consortium partners, enhance primary stakeholder ownership of program via community participation and consultation and use of participatory approaches.

Working Relationships:

  • Directly reports to the Consortium Deputy Team Leader, Will have close working relations with: Consortium implementing Managers, HeRoN Coordination Manager, Sr M&E Manager and Senior Grants and Partnership manager.

Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences directly related to the substantive area identified in the job description of the post.
  • Master’s in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Not less than 3 years responsible professional experience in the substantive area, and a minimum of one year working in conflict affected areas.
  • Demonstrable and proven experience in sexual and reproductive health, and Nutrition is essential.
  • Health systems strengthening experience is an asset.
  • A good knowledge of the prevailing policy frameworks is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding on quality of care.
  • Knowledge and experience in BCC development strategies and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the humanitarian, early recovery, and development partners community.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of primary healthcare including Nutrition, sexual and reproductive health programming with humanitarian and resilience angle – Experience in the humanitarian setting is an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to take initiative and independently respond to situations.
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose, and values.

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • 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.

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.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Manager HERON

Reference No.: req14089
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Project Overview

  • Health Resilience of North East Nigeria (HeRoN) is a consortium project funded by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), being implemented by IRC as the lead agency with other partners being AAH and SHF in Borno and Yobe states.
  • The project is supporting delivery of quality integrated nutrition, primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services and improve evidence based decision making, accountability at all levels of service delivery.
  • The consortium works alongside state and local government authorities building their capacity to effectively deliver quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, and newborn and child health and nutrition services.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Senior Manager will report to the Consortium Deputy Team Leader, she/he will be responsible for ensuring project alignment and quality of consortium partner interventions and coordinating the planning of activities under the HeRoN project at the LGA level. The focus will be geared towards service delivery of minimum packages of PHC and nutrition services in targeted health facilities as well as health system strengthening. 
  • The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring overall coherence in service delivery and health system delivery approaches and coordination of activities among all consortium members. The role requires health systems strengthening knowledge and related experience and good understanding of organizational approaches and understanding of working in a consortium led project.
  • The post holder will be expected to provide technical support at the LGA level to all partners in planning, implementation, monitoring, quality assurance and innovating with best practices related to health system strengthening and service delivery.
  • He/she will work collaboratively with Partners Project Implementation Teams, at the LGA level. He/she will be expected to communicate courteously on consortium performance and maintain positive relationships with program and support teams.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the development, review, and implementation of HeRoN interventions on health systems strengthening at the LGA level.
  • Ensure that the project utilizes standardized protocols, policies and guidelines of the State MoH, SPHCDAs and as outlined by the Federal Ministry of Health and WHO.
  • Ensure that all project activities are consistent with established best practices.
  • Promote the quality of the project activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff and M&E staff.
  • Closely work with State and LGA level health authorities to play an active coordination role.
  • Work with partners to document lessons learned that have implications for refinement of best programmatic practice.
  • In consultation with the HeRoN Coordination Manager and Sr. M&E Manager, organize lesson sharing events to fertilize learning across different partners.
  • Together with the HeRoN Coordination Manager serve as the Consortium focal persons on technical issues at the LGA level.
  • In collaboration with the Sr M&E Manager and HeRoN Coordination Manager, design Knowledge Management approaches that are intentional and innovative considering evidence generation and best practices.
  • Support Sr. M&E Manager in project evaluations and surveys for the consortium.
  • In coordination with the consortium partners, enhance primary stakeholder ownership of program via community participation and consultation and use of participatory approaches.

Working Relationships:

  • Directly reports to the Consortium Deputy Team Leader, Will have close working relations with: Consortium implementing Managers, HeRoN Coordination Manager, Sr M&E Manager and Senior Grants and Partnership manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences directly related to the substantive area identified in the job description of the post.
  • Master’s in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Not less than 3 years responsible professional experience in the substantive area, and a minimum of one year working in conflict affected areas.
  • Demonstrable and proven experience in sexual and reproductive health, and Nutrition is essential.
  • Health systems strengthening experience is an asset.
  • A good knowledge of the prevailing policy frameworks is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding on quality of care.
  • Knowledge and experience in BCC development strategies and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the humanitarian, early recovery, and development partners community.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of primary healthcare including Nutrition, sexual and reproductive health programming with humanitarian and resilience angle – Experience in the humanitarian setting is an asset.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to take initiative and independently respond to situations.
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose, and values.

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • 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.

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.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Base Officer – Bama

Requisition ID: req14009
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Operations
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time

IRC Nigeria Program

  • Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The IRC initially intervened in response to floods that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging homes.
  • Beginning of January 2014, IRC shifted geographical location to the North East, in Adamawa state to provide humanitarian response to the conflict-affected populations. In the North East, IRC has three operational offices: Yola and Mubi field offices in Adamawa state and Maiduguri field office in Borno state-with the latter office opened in October 2015. In both states, IRC is providing humanitarian support to internally displaced populations hosted in IDP camps, camp like settings, host communities and returnee populations.
  • The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectorial interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs. Currently, the IRC is expanding programs in Borno state to address the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities in recently liberated LGAs.

Job Summary

  • The Bama Base Officer is an integral part of the Support Office and will report directly to the Field Coordinator. This position is responsible for the oversight of all operations and supply chain functions including Safety and Security Protocols, Procurement, Warehousing and Asset Management, Fleet Management, Visitors’ Accommodation and Office Administration.
  • Success in this position requires an individual with demonstrated team leadership abilities; strong coordination and communication skills; risk management skills; and an ability to promote acceptance of IRC’s program activities within the communities that we serve, while developing strong working relationships with other INGOs, local government officials, and community leaders.
  • Based in Bama, Base Officer oversees all IRC operations in the LGA and reports to the Field Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities
Compliance:

  • Ensure operational activities are conducted according to IRC policies and procedures and Donor guidelines through frequent and routine verification of operational documents and reports.
  • Work with HR team implementation of new policies and procedures for Bama Field Office.
  • Promptly inform the Field Coordinator  of any areas of concern or potential or suspected violations of policies and procedures.
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of monthly reports and data required by Maiduguri office including procurement request tracking, vehicle rental contract tracking and supply and asset inventory lists.
  • Work effectively with program staff in planning and delivering timely operations support.

Human Resource and Staff Management:

  • 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.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews.
  • If/as required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the employment policies.
  • Take responsibility for discussing job expectations, performance, and objectives on an informal, quarterly basis with all staff and as a part of the annual Performance Review and Planning Process
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures
  • Adhere to and serve as a champion of the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct
  • Provide guidance and training to operations staff to ensure their full knowledge of the IRC Nigeria Country Office Protocols and policies. Ensure the collection, distribution and coordination of time and effort sheets, pay slips, and leave forms in collaboration with the Maiduguri office.

Operation support and Finance:

  • Ensure proper financial management systems are in place and followed in coordination with the Maiduguri based finance team /department.
  • Ensure that all policies, procedures, and practices follow IRC, donor, and national requirements.
  • Responsible for safety and security of IRC staff, assets, and premises (office, field sites) in coordination with Field Coordinator ensure consistent review and updating of security management plans.

Supply Chain:

  • Monitor all contractual activities involving construction, rehabilitation, and upgrade of facilities in Bama.
  • Keep procurement records to ensure that procurement actions are fully and clearly documented according to IRC policy.
  • Raise Purchase Request for operations, Payment Requests (PRs) and may execute small procurement activities as may be required especially locally available materials/supplies and services but should refer to Maiduguri Supply Chain Manager for large procurements.
  • Track office stationery supplies and reordering.

Warehousing and Asset Management:

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  • Supervise storekeeper and ensure proper functioning of warehouses including recordkeeping, storage, safety, and security.
  • Monitor warehouse records including delivery reports, stock cards, waybills, and inventory reports.
  • Conduct routine inventory spot checks and report findings to Field Coordinator .
  • Conduct regular Asset Inspection and send report promptly to Field Coordinator  of all discrepancies and/or unserviceable assets requiring disposal.
  • Maintain asset/equipment issue forms.

Fleet Management:

  • Organize transport requests for all vehicle movements.
  • Track vehicle maintenance actions for all Bama based vehicles.
  • Assist the mechanic with vehicle maintenance scheduling and help to prioritize vehicle maintenance needs for Bama.
  • 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.
  • Maintain vehicle rental contract tracking records.

Security and Office Administration:

  • In collaboration of the Security Coordinator, implement all security protocols on health, safety, and wellbeing of staff.
  • Always ensure compliance to all security SOPs and measures and report promptly to the Maiduguri Security Coordinator any violations.

Program Support:

  • Provides support to all programs staff in Bama and provides strategic leadership to overall programming with technical support from Program Managers.
  • Oversees the work of programming teams during the preparatory works, assessments, technical requirements, and selection of external entities in support of the specific projects/program.
  • Ensures full compliance with project/grant agreements and with statutory and technical legislation issued by appropriate government authorities.
  • Closely monitor events in Bama (humanitarian situation, politics, and security, etc.), to identify potential challenges or opportunities for IRC interventions.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders in Bama – including community and religious leaders, NGOs, local government authorities etc., to enhance cooperation and coordination between organizations.
  • Attend on a regular basis the interagency security meeting 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 Field Coordinator  to maximize program outcomes.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Field Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises: Log Admin Assistant, Cook/Cleaner.
  • Key Internal Contacts: All Program team.
  • Key External Contacts: Government Officials, INGO, Local Partners etc.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Management, Community Development, or equivalent qualification.
  • 2-4 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.

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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Regional Budget Manager – West Africa

Requisition ID: req14008
Location: Abuja (FCT), Nigeria
Sector: Grants
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

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

Scope

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Environmental Health Coordinator

Requisition ID: req13995
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Environmental Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

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Job Description

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In response to humanitarian needs resulting from the ongoing conflict in the country’s northeastern states, the IRC currently operates in eight sectors (health, nutrition, WASH, protection / rule of law, child protection, women’s protection and empowerment, education, and economic recovery and development) based out of six field offices in Northeast Nigeria.

Scope of Work:

  • The Environmental Health (EH) Coordinator is the focal point for environmental health programs in Nigeria and ensures the implementation of quality WASH programing in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states.
  • The EH Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners, including the Ministry of Water, Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs, and will also be responsible for fulfilling IRC’s strategic objectives for the EH sector.
  • The EH Coordinator is also responsible for program design, and technical support to ensure quality implementation, standardization, monitoring and evaluation of all activities in the WASH sector.
  • The EH Coordinator will strengthen sector activities and provide technical oversight of the program across all sites of implementation in northeast Nigeria.
  • S / he will also focus on emergency response capability, with the ability to respond to a fluid programming context, and deliver key services rapidly and effectively.
  • The EH Coordinator supervises all EH staff, and reports to the Senior Program Coordinator. The EH Coordinator will receive technical support from the Technical Advisor for EH Programs.
  • The position is based in the IRC Maiduguri field office in Borno state with regular travel to supervise IRC’s EH programs throughout the northeast.

Main Responsibilities
Program Management & Development:

  • Oversee the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of the EH program; providing support to the program managers and field teams to develop work plans to guide implementation of approved grants.
  • Support the program managers and field teams in the technical design, implementation and monitoring of work plans, ensuring that activities reflect the commitments made to the donor and the communities we serve.
  • Work closely with M&E team to develop and improve M&E and feedback mechanisms for the EH program, ensuring that the EH teams in the field actively monitor set indicators and effectively address concerns of the target communities.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain department to develop and monitor procurement and distribution plans on a monthly basis.
  • Coordinate and participate in the development of new proposals and initiatives for the IRC EH program in accordance with the country program’s strategy action plan.
  • Coordinate and participate in the development of budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the Grants and Finance departments.
  • Work with the Senior Program Coordinator and the EH team to strengthen the WASH sector in Nigeria, defining the strategic direction of EH programming and developing a sector strategy that fits into the IRC2020 strategy.
  • Support emergency needs assessments in response to the developing humanitarian situation.
  • Together with field teams, develop programs and proposals for rapid and timely support of populations affected by conflict.

Staff Support:

  • Work with the SPC and Human Resources to ensure the Performance Management System documentation for the program teams is in place and followed up regularly.
  • Provide ongoing training, technical support, and guidance to the program manager and ensure all EH staff adhere to best practices in all aspects of program implementation.

Grants Management & Reporting:

  • Review progress in achieving program objectives and targets in collaboration with the program managers.
  • Participate in grant opening, mid-term review, and grant closing meetings.
  • Draft technical aspects of internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required.
  • In collaboration with the program managers, review Budget vs. Actual expenditures for EH programs on a monthly basis. Bring any over/under expenditure issues to the attention of the Senior Management Team in a timely manner and jointly develop corrective plans in collaboration with the SPC and the Grants team.

Representation & Coordination:

  • In coordination with the SPC, actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Establish networks with UN, INGOs, and local partners to promote technical capacity and develop strategic partnerships, including active participation in cluster meetings.
  • Represent the EH program with national authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. or equivalent in Civil, Environmental Engineering or Public Health (MPH) degrees, with Water and Sanitation specialization preferred
  • In lieu of master’s degree, an additional 2 years of relevant experience maybe considered
  • Experience working in humanitarian and insecure environments. Minimum of five years overseas professional experience in program design and implementation in the field of environmental health
  • Experience in emergency response
  • Demonstrated experience in project design and development, including needs assessment and proposal development
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including budget management
  • Understanding of protection principles as well as conflict sensitivity
  • Experience in working with and coordinating with donors, UN agencies, INGOs, and other stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural, and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Additional qualities: ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions

Work Environment:

  • Borno is security phase 4 (RED) so the EH Coordinator will be expected to respect the various security protocols in place in country.  Phase 4 requires clear contingency planning in place, and staff need to be prepared should hibernation or evacuation be called for.

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. 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: Senior MEAL / Capacity Builder Specialist

Requisition ID: req13928
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Description

  • The conflict in North East Nigeria has displaced over 1.9 million people and shattered livelihoods of many more. Since 2014 IRC has been delivering support to communities affected; across Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, with field offices in Maiduguri, Monguno, Gwoza, Damaturu, Yola and Mubi and a country office in Abuja. With over 700 staff we deliver humanitarian support and longer term recovery programming in health, nutrition, WASH, education, protection, economic recovery and livelihoods. We work in coordination with State government Ministries, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN OCHA and other development organisations. IRC is an active participant in coordination mechanisms to contribute to improved impact.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning is a strategic priority for 2021, and IRC Nigeria intends to strengthen its systems and the capacity of its staff.

Scope of Work:

  • IRC is seeking a dynamic and experienced MEAL professional who will be accountable for leading the development and delivery of the IRC Nigeria MEAL Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building strategy in conjunction with IRC regional and global technical experts in Measurement, Learning and Training, Knowledge Management, IRC Technical Units. Additionally, the Senior MEAL  /  Capacity Building Specialist will support the monitoring, evaluation and learning from the systems strengthening and capacity building interventions. The position is one-year fixed term.
  • The Senior MEAL / Capacity Building Specialist will support the strengthening of leadership and management capacity of IRC Nigeria MEAL staff to: design, deliver and maintain MEAL Systems; effectively and efficiently adopt and use the IRC’s preferred Measurement Technologies and standard indicator definitions; provide decision makers with timely and quality data; conduct ongoing MEAL orientations and professional development.
  • This position will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with regular travel field offices to supervise programs and provide capacity building throughout the northeast.

Major Responsibilities
Capacity Building:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the IRC Nigeria MEAL Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building strategy: on the base of the current initial capacity assessment and training needs, provide coaching / mentoring / training as necessary to key identified staff;
  • Reinforce leadership in the department through definition of clear reporting lines, structure of the team and roles and responsibilities;
  • Develop and nurture collaborative working relationships between MEAL and Programme Team staff and the Senior Management Team.

Improve Workflow Definition:

  • Contribute to revise / reframe management lines, roles and responsibilities in main office vs. field offices;
  • Improve definition of workflow from data collection to data analysis and ensure that teams are aware of the entire process
  • Improve connection / communication / transfer of knowledge and data from field offices to main office: quality check on data, upload on BOX system, ensure that data is trackable from collection to analysis

Improve Quality Data Management:

  • Improve current beneficiary count system among sectors and make sure that count methodology is consistent; facilitate revision of current overall beneficiaries count and identify measures to prevent double counting;
  • Revise current Master Database Indicator, reconcile indicators in the masterplan with indicators in each grant and facilitate elaboration of indicators sheet on current Project Cycle Management Dashboard;
  • If necessary, provide training on data collection, data storage, data analysis;
  • Facilitate elaboration of quarterly reports on beneficiaries outreach.

General M&E Management and Operations:

  • Provide leadership in project and portfolio review and planning meetings.
  • Provide M&E analysis as required to project teams, grants team or other units
  • Contribute to elaboration of proposals and concept notes
  • Manage M&E budget, allocation of expenses and spending plans
  • Other daily tasks as required in collaboration with Senior M&E Manager

Qualifications
Education:

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  • Advanced degree in relevant field such as Epidemiology, Public Health, Economics, Statistics, International Development, Public Policy, or other social sciences.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 7-9 years of MEAL capacity building experience with specific focus on complex multi-project programming.
  • Extensive experience designing, implementing, and supporting M&E frameworks and results, with extensive experience supporting field-based M&E design and reporting, as well as working with major international donors on M&E related aspects.
  • Extensive experience in developing baseline research, logic models, data collection and analysis, mid-term evaluations, outcome evaluations, and in mentoring and teaching-by-doing other M&E staff.
  • Experience with the challenges of effective monitoring in the field, including cultural, gender, and access considerations with the aim of enhancing project learning, quality, and data-driven decision making.
  • Proven ability to operate in a complex organisation, across functions and projects, on own initiative and collaboratively as part of diverse teams, including project management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, including solid writing skills and the ability to plan for and prepare strategic communications.
  • Excellent understanding of basic ICT principles and the logic of data collection and management systems.
  • Strong computer skills: proficiency with MS Office – especially MS Excel. Knowledge of ArcGIS, Kobo ToolBox, CommCare, MS PowerBI, as well as other software used in qualitative and quantitative M&E would be solid assets.
  • Experience with direct program implementation in emergency and low-resource contexts.
  • Experience rolling out organizational initiatives, particularly related to monitoring and evaluation.
  • The chosen candidate will be a proven team player able to work with multi-cultural teams and under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to handle a large and dynamic workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Previous work experience in West Africa, field experience in Nigeria is preferred.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Job Title: Health Coordinator

Reference No.: req12630
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Company Overview
The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In response to humanitarian needs resulting from the ongoing conflict in the country’s northeastern states, the IRC currently operates in eight sectors (health, nutrition, WASH, protection/rule of law, child protection, women’s protection and empowerment, education, and economic recovery and development) based out of six field offices in Northeast Nigeria.

Scope of Work

  • The Health Coordinator is the focal point for health programs in Nigeria and ensures the implementation of quality primary healthcare programing in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states.
  • The Health Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners, including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs, and will also be responsible for fulfilling IRC’s strategic objectives for the health sector.
  • The Health Coordinator supervises all health staff, and reports to the Senior Program Coordinator. The Health Coordinator will receive technical support from the regional Technical Advisor for Health Programs.
  • The position is based in the IRC Maiduguri field office in Borno state with regular travel to supervise IRC’s emergency health and health systems-strengthening programs throughout the northeast.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of all emergency health and health systems-strengthening programs as well as operational research projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.
  • Provide technical supervision and guidance of all IRC health projects. Extend technical support and supervision to subordinates and the IRC’s implementing partners as the need arises.
  • Ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Federal Ministry of Health and WHO. Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff and IRC’s M&E Team.
  • Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing performance analysis and programmatic action based on data and identified needs.
  • Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC health programs in Nigeria.
  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of all health projects are met with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) followup, including any required operational research, with technical support from the Health Information Management team in the New York-based Health Unit and the regional Technical Advisor as needed.
  • Provide technical support to the health team for program design, proposal development and reporting, ensuring that IRC programs are of high quality and that programs are driven by data and learning, working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.
  • Ensure all designed health projects use the relevant IRC theories of change and that interventions are evidence-driven.
  • Update IRC Nigeria’s health sector strategy according to prevailing needs and country priorities.
  • Work with other IRC sector leads to actively integrate and improve quality of programs.

Management:

  • Provide supportive supervison to the health team to develop work plans to guide implementation of approved grants. Support the field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC has made to donors and communities.
  • Review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for health programs on a monthly basis with staff and set course corrections as necessary.
  • Ensure that periodic data reviews are conducted in coordination with M&E Managers and relevent technical advisors for course correction as needed.
  • Participate in the development of staff development plans for health staff based on performance reviews in collaboration with the human resources department and contribute to the training of health staff (mentoring, on-the-job sessions as well as formal trainings). Conduct performance evaluation of health staff in the field.
  • Develop/organize training opportunities to build the capacity of the health staff and local partners in order to transfer skills. This includes staff training in program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Oversee the implementation of health sector priorities, ensuring that program growth is in line with country strategic plans.
  • Review all reports prepared by the health staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff, and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.

Representation and Advocacy:

  • Serve as Co-lead for the Health Sector, working closely with the Ministry of Health and WHO.
  • In coordination with the Senior Emergency Prorgram Coordinator, actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Nigeria including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations wherever possible.
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, local partners and donors as required.
  • Assist in organizing donor site visits by supporting field staff in the smooth design and implementation of agendas and visit activities.
  • Develop evidence-based advocacy points to be presented through the Health Sector, INGO Forum, Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and Operational Humanitarian Country Team (OHCT).

Qualifications

  • Health professional with an MPH or other suitable public health degree and experience.
  • Five years experience in coordinating, implementing and managing health programs in developing countries. Experience working in Nigeria/West Africa a plus.
  • Experience implementing health programming in insecure environments, hard-to-reach areas, and displaced communities.
  • Experience implementing both emergency and development-oriented health programming.
  • Experience integrating health programs with other sectors (nutrition, WASH, protection, etc).
  • Demonstrated skills in project design/proposal development and grant management.
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff.
  • Knowledge and experience in participatory design methods, community development and partnership.
  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments, and program implementation.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills; ability to delegate responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent coordination and networking skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Nigeria.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and experience with programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and database management systems, including HMIS, DHIS, EPI-Info.
  • Additional qualities: ability to be a good team player, ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, and adaptability to transitions.

Specific Security Situation / Housing:

  • The Health Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with travel throughout the country. The security situation in Nigeria continues to be volatile in the NE with the security at phase 4 (red). The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments. This is a non-accompanied position. The Health Coordinator will live in shared housing.   

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, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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