Job Vacancies at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Vacancies at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Vacancies at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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Job Title: ERD Cash Officer

Requisition ID: req22948
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The ERD Officer will support the technical implementation of a project focused on Climate Risk Mitigation for smallholder farmers, within IRC operational areas in Adamawa, Nigeria.
  • He/She will support activities to increase access to climate risk information, risk reduction and mitigation training, skills and knowledge, and cash-based assistance to support improved resiliency to climate change stresses and shocks.
  • The ERD officer will oversee cash transfer payments to smallholder farmers within a specified time frame to help reduce vulnerability to climate shocks.

Major Responsibilities
Cash Transfer Programming:

  • Coordinate with cash actors in the area of implementation for harmonized MEB’s and transfer values
  • Organize and supervise the distribution of cash to the targeted smallholder farmers.
  • Responsible for the selection and verification of smallholder farmer in coordination with community committee and authorities and the use of selection criteria
  • Actively engage and support in community sensitization activities on selection criteria, cash redemption process and feedback mechanism.
  • Develop distribution plans for Cash and share for final approval.
  • Maintain clear communication with cash transfer agents and beneficiaries in accordance with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with cash transfer agents on the schedule of distributions to make sure they are ready with cash to smoothly distribute cash to beneficiaries.
  • Organize cash distributions considering safety and dignity of beneficiaries
  • Conduct field visits to project sites and meet with community leaders to select specific vulnerable locations for targeting and ensure a conducive community mobilization system.

Livelihoods Programming:

  • Within the context of a longer-term strategy to support livelihoods and vulnerability reduction for agricultural communities, support the facilitation of Climate Risk Mitigation inception assessments focused on household and community level climate risks and mitigation practices, stakeholder mapping, and climate risk information systems in collaboration with the ERD Manager, M&E team and IRC HQ Technical staff.
  • Participate in the identification of technical information and materials that will ensure effective implementation of climate risk reduction activities.
  • Provide close supervision and monitoring to the implementation of the Climate Risk Management project-related activities in the field
  • Coordinate with other partners and relevant project stakeholders in the implementation area for project success.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Research:

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

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: ERD Program Manager
  • Position directly supervises:  Livelihood Assistants, Casual/incentive workers, local vendors and financial service providers
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Project research partners and institutions.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/Agricultural Economics, Disaster and Risk Management, Development Studies, Climate Studies/Natural Resource Management, Food Security studies, Livelihood studies, Rural Development or related discipline or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in the relevant field.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven practical experience in cash and rural livelihoods programming. Past experience in working on early recovery projects as an FSL/ERD Officer is also an advantage.
  • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders.

Language Skills:

  • Good written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in local languages (Hausa and indigenous Languages in Adamawa will be an added advantage).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Working Environment

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

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.

 

 

Job Title: Procurement Assistant

Requisition ID: req22949
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background

  • The Global Supply Chain Department supports the organization’s work by providing reliable and scalable application development and Operations for the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, in the aspect of procurement, assets, inventory and management of the IRC’s GSC policies.

Program Background

  • 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
  • IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s emergency response team, with local partner CISCOPE (Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in Kogi State from February to May 2013 to January 2014. This was followed by a 3month nutrition and food security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014.
  • IRC has been supporting programming in Adamawa State since early 2014. The current project addresses malnutrition and associated health concerns among conflict-affected persons in North-Center Adamawa State. In addition, IRC is beginning a new education focused grant looking at non-traditional educational access for conflict-affected youth.
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Position Overview

  • The Procurement Assistant is a key position within Supply Chain and carries responsibility for the integrity of the IRC’s procurement system.
  • Procurement Assistant must be able to rapidly procure Program supplies, services, and equipment, whilst ensuring best practices and maintaining audit-compliant records.
  • This individual will be responsible for pro-active sourcing, team supporting, supplier reference checking, updating procurement trackers & supplier data base along with material category price list. S / he will also help the staff in finalizing the planned MSA / MPA’s in a timely manner by supporting in the site visits procedure & documentation preparation

Major Responsibilities

  • Updating supplier database & Material category price list
  • Creating Payment requests files and submit to finance
  • Carryout all documents photocopying, scanning, archiving procurement files &reception of goods
  • Proper filing of all procurement documents
  • Follow-up internally between SC department and Finance department on procurement-related transactions.
  • Following the guidance of the procurement staff, to ensure that all fields’ goods, to be dispatched along with all the needed documentation (Waybills…).
  • Sending request for feedback regarding suppliers’ performance & update supplier files accordingly
  • Participate in MSA / MPA procedure where staff is needed.
  • Send Request for quotation for Market Survey, Proposals or Procurement of desired Goods and Services
  • Preparing Payment requests for delivered Goods or services.
  • Ensuring that all Supplies, services, and equipment’s required are delivered in time.
  • Establishment and maintenance of ethical, professional working relationships with suppliers
  • Any other duties or tasked delegated by Supply Chain Officer or Supply Chain manager

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Procurement Officer
  • Position directly supervises: NA

Other Internal and / or External Contacts:

  • Internal: All staff
  • External: This position will require close collaboration with IRC Staff, suppliers & other networks, etc.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Management, Administration, or related fields
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 1 year
  • Language Skills:  Excellent in English.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Maintain attention to detail and coordinate multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Sense of humor
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
  • Good knowledge and use of Microsoft excel.
  • A good command of English language.
  • Working Environment:  Staff will be based in Yobe office.
  • Working Environment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Note

  • The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.
  • 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.

Job Title: Senior Health Capacity Building Officer

Requisition ID: req22944
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Contextual Background

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

Job Overview / Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Health Manager, the Senior Health Capacity Building Officers will be responsible for all HeRoN projects in his/her Local Government Area and is expected to ensure integrity, high-level transparency and commitment in the implementation of the project.
  • He or she is responsible for overseeing all primary healthcare including reproductive health care activities for IRC supported health facilities in assigned LGA in either Borno state.
  • The Senior Health Capacity Building Officers will oversee and supervise supported SMOH health facility staff and report to the Senior Health Manager.

Major Responsibilities
Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy:

Health Program Management:

  • Support planning and implementing of the project activities and outputs at the field level to ensure the project achieves its objective of improving access to quality health services
  • The Senior Health Capacity Building Officers will take lead in coordinating with LGA authorities reviewing all the technical reports from the Implementing Partners which authorities assigned to them.
  • Track the performance of the project activities and targets against the expected results and advise on the implementation process to ensure the project is progressing towards attaining its targets in each LGA.
  • Conduct periodic analysis of the progress of the project at the LGA  level and promote learning and sharing of best practices and lessons learnt through documentation
  • Identifying program gaps in the supported health facilities services with immediate solutions for further necessary steps to address those gaps.
  • Provide capacity building and on-job coaching to Facility staff on Antenatal care, delivery care, postnatal care, family planning counselling, STI counselling and treatment and post-abortion care in supported facilities.
  • Oversee the implementation of quality RH program activities at all IRC supported health facilities in the targeted areas
  • Design and lead assessments to ensure the voices of women and girls inform RH program design
  • Support proper RH data collection and recording in the IRC supported RH units and women centres, support the compilation of data and generation of quality RH reports in a regular and timely manner;
  • Support health facility-level reporting to SMOHs through LGA health authorities especially the HMIS.
  • In line with the communication strategies of the consortium, ensure visibility of the project and project strategies at the field level
  • Support collection of stories and photographs that demonstrate the positive impact of the project.
  • Monitor the performance of each supported health facility with regular visits to the LGA health office, health facilities and communities
  • Track work plan progress and participate in the review meetings with LGAs and Implementing Partners in the assigned LGAs.
  • Coordinate assigned LGA needs assessments and capacity building plans leading to potential support in future in identified gaps.
  • Act as liaison between the IRC, LGA and other implementing partners in the assigned LGA.
  • Create an enabling environment to promote information sharing, partnerships and cordial relationships between community, government structures and target communities where the project works
  • Foster inter program linkages, exchange information and experiences and contribute actively to protection and disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in the health program
  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors especially Environmental Health, as well as Nutrition, Women Protection & Empowerment, and Child Protection to ensure a holistic service package is available in response to the needs.
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Key Deliverables:

  • Regular communication to provide updates on projects using various forms of communication relevant for the message and audience; these include the security situation, monthly field visit reports and reports on workshops/training conducted.
  • Updates on outcomes of reviews need assessments and capacity building plans.
  • Draft success stories on key project impacts in the assigned LGAs.
  • Notify the Senior Health Managers on changes in security context in the assigned LGA as and when they occur to inform implementation, security and safety of staff and other related partners
  • Support the implementation of an appropriate visibility strategy
  • Report challenges and/or solutions and gaps if any
  • Facilitate the data flow of all reporting.

Program Development / Grant Management:

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

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:

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

Research, Learning and Analysis:

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

Coordination & Representation:

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

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Senior /Health Manager
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting:  Health Coordinator, Senior RH Manager, Health and Nutrition Coordination Manager
  • Position directly Supervises:  Senior Health officer, medical supervisor and Health officer.

Key Internal Contacts:

  • Country Program:  SPC, Deputy Director Program, Finance Manager, Supply chain Manager, Senior Area Manager, DDFM.

Region/Global:
Key External Contacts:

  • INGO Partner.
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Qualifications
Education:

  • Health professional qualification (MD or RN with an MPH is preferred) with strong public health background.
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work independently and under stress as the situation may dictate.

Work Experience:

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

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Background in situation analysis, Health System strengthening, health assessments M&E and program implementation.
  • Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
  • Skills and experience in remote management
  • Flexible, diplomatic and have the ability and willingness to live and work under pressure of workloads

Languages:

  • English

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Add position-specific (e.g. accounting software, statistical software, etc.).

Ability to Travel:

  • 30 % of the time if applicable.

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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

 

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