Graduate Employment Opportunities at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Image result for International Rescue Committee logoThe International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of

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

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Protection Rule of Law Coordinator
Requisition ID: req7564
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Protection and rule of law
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Scope of Work
  • The IRC is implementing a protection program featuring protection monitoring, information sharing, community based protection protection case management referral services, capacity building and access to justice/rule of law.
  • The Protection Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of protection programming in all three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe where the IRC has humanitarian presence.
  • He/she will lead the design of protection monitoring methodology, M&E systems, and training materials for protection and information project staff, set up and scale up of access to justice/rule of law interventions and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) regarding the sharing of data with other actors.
  • The Protection Coordinator will ensure the quality of protection data collection and analysis and ensure that succinct and accurate protection reports are utilized to inform programming and advocacy both internally and externally.
  • The Protection Coordinator will also be responsible in contributing to increasing the IRC’s presence and potential leadership role in the Protection sector by attending relevant working group meetings, networking with state and NGO actors in the protection sector and identifying potential partners for future programming.
  • The Protection Coordinator will directly supervise various  protection managers and information management officer who will also support the program.
  • The Protection Coordinator will work extensively with other sectors, to ensure that protection principles are being incorporated into the Nigeria sector programs, and in particular with the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator, the Child Protection Coordinator to strengthen the integrated nature of IRC’s protection and assistance programs in Nigeria.
  • S/he reports to the Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) and will have access to technical guidance from the IRC Protection Rule of Law technical unit..
Responsibilities
Program management:
  • Provide strategic direction and vision to the IRC’s Protection programming in Nigeria, with an emphasis on maintaining program quality during a period of expansion.
  • Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the IRC’s protection mainstreaming framework, international law and protection standards and national policies.
  • Oversee implementation of the Protection Monitoring and Information Dissemination through managing project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up), ensuring timely recruitment, quality implementation and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the project; that output and impact data are captured and that data is used to optimize program quality.
  • Participate in cross-departmental collaboration and coordination in order to ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from protection best practice; in particular with regular contact and coordination with Coordinators and Managers in WPE, CP, Food Security (ERD), and Education.
  • Participate in grant opening, midterm review and grant closing meetings for all PRoL grants and ensure that the same process is implemented in the field.
  • In collaboration with program and grants staff, set up a budget tracking system and review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for PRoL programs on a monthly basis with staff.
  • Review all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff, and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.
  • Liaise regularly with the relevant HQ technical units.
  • Ensure all designed protection projects use to the IRC theories of change and that outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated.
  • New business development
  • Develop the Protection sector strategy for Nigeria in close collaboration with the Protection Managers, DDP/SEP, other protection sector staff, and the VPRU Technical Unit
  • Identify opportunities for, design and develop concept notes and proposals for further protection programming and other protection programming as requested
  • Develop and/or input into protection assessments and protection reporting analysis for the purpose of program development
  • Provide Protection input on proposals from other sectors to ensure protection is mainstreamed across IRC programming
Staff Support:
  • Provide technical guidance, on the job mentoring and coaching for the senior manager and managers.
  • Ensure ongoing training and targeted capacity building of PRoL staff. This includes staff training in program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Support Field Coordinators/Managers to ensure that the senior manager/managers put capacity development plans in place for the national protection teams based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise.
  • Provide continuous support to and ensure targeted capacity building of staff.
  • Review performance of PRoL staff in the field and provide supportive approaches to address issues identified.
Representation, coordination and advocacy:
  • Coordinate with DDP, DDFM and SPC to forge connections with key government counterparts at the ministerial level, UN, I/NGOs, human rights actors, municipal and other sub-national government actors.
  • Represent the IRC in high level and strategic meetings involving protection actors such as protection working group meetings, inter-agency coordination meetings, and bi-lateral meetings.
  • Regularly coordinate with internal program and operational stakeholders, the Protection/Rule of Law Technical Advisors, Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Children’s Protection, Education and other IRC colleagues.
  • In collaboration with the DDP/CD and regional advocacy team, ensure that the protection program delivers on advocacy goals as articulated in the country wide advocacy strategy.
Qualifications
  • Advanced university Degree in Law, Human Rights or a related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience implementing protection programming including experience in emergency or post-conflict project management
  • Demonstrated experience using international human rights standards in protection programming
  • Demonstrated experience implementing M&E programs
  • Strong strategic thinking and proposal writing skills
  • Strong leadership, staff and budget management and capacity building skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player.
  • Ability to live and productively work under stress and in insecure and harsh environments while maintaining a sense of humor.
Desired:
  • Experience implementing integrated programming which focuses on meeting the unique needs of children, women and girls is desired.
  • Experience in implementing programming that utilizes ICT, including in the management and monitoring of SMS based systems.
  • Regional experience and fluency in English
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Job Title: Education Program Manager
Requisition ID: req7406
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Overview
The 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 followed by offices in Yola in Adamawa state in November 2014 and Maiduguri in Borno state in October 2015. With rapid expansion in late 2016 and early 2017, the IRC opened additional field offices in Monguno and Gwoza in Borno state and Damaturu in Yobe state. The country office is in Abuja. The IRC Nigeria implements programs in primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security, and livelihoods.
The Boko Haram insurgency has created nearly 1.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeast Nigeria. Up to 40% of children aged 6-11 in the region are out of school. Factors impeding school attendance include children providing labor at home and on farms, widespread poverty and inability to afford fees, and cultural bias against formal education from parents, particularly for female students. The armed conflict has greatly exacerbated challenges in accessing education as Boko Haram deliberately targeted and destroyed education facilities, leaving communities without functioning schools and with no teaching or learning materials. Intensive violence, including violence targeted towards teachers and students, has created much fear of attending school among children. There is a shortage of teachers trained to deal with the psychosocial effects of the insurgency and even children with the desire and resources to attend school may opt to remain at home due to security concerns. IDP children are particularly affected.
Scope of Work
  • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country in line with its five-year Strategic Action Plan (SAP). A priority outcome for the country program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services. The IRC aims to both rebuild, reequip, and staff damaged school infrastructure and enhance the quality of education through curriculum improvements in formal and non-formal institutions, with a particular focus on building literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills.
  • In May 2019 IRC will begin implementation of a two year project entitled: Adamawa State school-based education strengthening project (ASSESS) with the aim of ensuring education services are high quality, safe, functioning and responsive. ASSESS will work with over 2,000 teachers, building their capacity to deliver high quality education developing their subject knowledge and pedagogical practices. It will also work with 50 School Based Management Committees to help ensure that schools are safe and functional.
  • The Education Manager will be responsible for the overall management of ASSESS education activities in Adamawa state. S/he will ensure that project activities are delivered on time, contribute to strategic objectives of the program, and meet global and IRC technical standards for education in emergencies. The Education Manager will supervise a team of education officers, providing supervision and guidance in line with agreed performance objectives. This position reports to the Education Coordinator.
  • This position is contingent on funding.
Responsibilities
Program Development and Management:
  • Oversee the implementation of all education activities in Adamawa state, related to the ASSESS project.
  • Ensure that the identification of schools, teachers and SBMC members is conducted in a responsible manner, adhering to relevant policies and standards.
  • In collaboration with Education Officers, develop actionable work plans to ensure the timely implementation of project activities.
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs of projects using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
  • Contribute to the development of robust data collection systems to ensure that the education program is data-driven and that programmatic decisions are grounded in evidence.
  • Keep abreast of the changing operational environment, including organization of assessments and identification of changing beneficiary needs.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to supervisor, senior management, project partners and donors.
  • In collaboration with the supervisor, review Budget vs. Actual expenditures on a monthly basis, providing relevant feedback to the finance department and adjusting activities as required.
  • Enforce stewardship and accountability by ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively utilized within the project for the intended purpose
Technical Quality:
  • Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, provide technical supervision and guidance to Education Officers and implementing partners as required.
  • Ensure that all education activities adhere to agreed technical standards, protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the IRC, the Federal Ministry of Education and related State Ministries, Agencies and Departments.
  • Promote the quality of education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.
  • Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers in order to improve instructional.
  • Ensure that training materials and curricula are of high quality.
HR & Team Management:
  • Provide supportive supervision to Education Officers
  • Lead the development of performance plans for all Education Officers based on job descriptions, project objectives/work plans and past performance reviews. Review performance evaluation of direct reports on a bi-annual basis and oversee the performance review cycle for all direct reports.
  • Actively build the capacity of education program staff, ensuring each staff member has a specific capacity development plan, receives opportunities for training, mentoring and on-the-job learning opportunities.
Coordination:
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Closely collaborate with all project partners
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local partners as required.
  • Coordinate education program activities with other IRC sectors, particularly water & sanitation and child protection.
Other:
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
Key Working Relationships
  • Position Reports to: Education Coordinator.
  • Position directly supervises: Education Officers
  • Other internal and/or external contacts: grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments.
Qualifications
  • University degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
  • Experience in teaching and teacher professional development preferred
  • At least one year of experience in a managerial position and demonstrated capacity in team leadership and capacity building
  • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including financial, HR, and grants management
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
  • Excellent computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
  • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations.
Professional Standards:
  • 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.
Working Environment:
  • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel throughout project areas in the northeast, including to remote and insecure locations. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a non-accompanied position.
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
Interested and qualified candidate should:
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Job Title: Talent Officer
Requisition ID: req7533
Location: Nigeria
Sector: Human Resources
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Details
  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Talent Acquisition Officer, the Talent Acquisition Officer serves as part of focal point for the coordination of recruitment related activities as well as provision of recruitment support to ensure effective and efficient execution of processes, projects and activities.
Key Working Relationships
  • Position Reports to: Senior Talent Acquisition Officer
Responsibilities
Support the Talent Acquisition Officer in achieving the core objectives to:
  • Ensure strategic management, development and recruitment of national staff in line with mission human resources requirements for programs and support positions.
  • Provide professional support to hiring managers and candidates throughout the recruitment process, from offer to start as well as ensuring appropriate resources are deployed to achieve the mission’s values and principles.
  • Ensure national staff benefits, data and information administration are carried out effectively, in close coordination with supervisors/managers and administrators at all bases to ensure smooth delivery of internal services to employees.
  • Provide comprehensive support function to the HR team for adhoc tasks and future organizational projects.
  • Support the management team with all administrative tasks related to both national and international staff recruitment.
Qualifications
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access and Microsoft Outlook
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously, prioritize work and ensure tasks are completed by deadline
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Willing to adhere to and carry out the IRC rules.
  • Skills in the use of database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software.
  • Able to cope with basic living conditions during field trip
Education/ Experience:
  • Degree in Human Resource Management / Business Administration and relevant field required
  • Master’s degrees in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage
  • Society of Human Resource Management Certified professional (SHRM- CP) or relevant body desirous
  • Not less than 12 months work experience in Human Resources, Recruitment and Talent Management.
Requirements:
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of national staff.
  • Participate in the coordination of all aspects of recruitment and selection process including; scheduling interviews and tests with candidates, provide feedback as appropriate and conduct reference checks.
  • Support the long listing of applicants.
  • Prepare recruitment materials and documents as required.
  • Pro-active search for IRC based hard to fill roles and support business development.
  • Support the Senior Talent Acquisition Officer to ensure the maintenance of IRC recruitment module and all candidates receive timely communication and feedback.
  • Participate in ensuring job description is in line with mission staffing requirements.
  • Work in accordance with agreed timescales to reduce time to hire figures and retain the best candidates.
  • Draft offer letters and employment contracts and all other employee related letters for all national employees including collection and maintenance of new starters’ documents.
  • Maintenance of recruitment data such job descriptions, interview grids, reference checks tests.
  • Ensure consistency in the filing system of Abuja and Base HR Documents.
  • Collate, maintain and provide recruitment reports as agreed with the Senior Talent Acquisition Officer
  • Assist in ensuring the mission’s recruitment and selection policy guidelines are followed.
  • Maintain and update the mission’s recruitment and employment offer contract tracker.
Participate in HR related projects aimed at developing and implementing new HR tools and strategies:
  • Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
  • Research and recommend new sources for attracting and screening active candidate.
  • Recommend industry best practices to the Senior Talent Acquisition Officer providing current and accurate market trend information.
  • Communicate with managers and employees regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale and source new candidates’ leads.
  • Ensure consistency in the application of the human resources policies across IRC humanitarian programmes.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Payroll Officer
Requisition ID: req7537
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Sector: Human Resources
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Job Overview/Summary
  • Under the direct supervision of HR Manager, the Payroll Officer is responsible for providing support and assistance to the IRC staff and programs in matters related to Payroll through the HR department based in Maiduguri with support from the Payroll Officer in the Country Office Abuja.
Primary and Fundamental Responsibilities
Description:
  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of payroll for all National employees with information received from the field
  • Review and ensure accuracy of approved timesheets; track and deduct all and other statutory payroll deductions
  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between payroll, human resources, Finance and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data (including preparation/distribution of detailed reports, e.g. labour ” home” work, overtime, leave balances, headcount, and Pension contribution reports are accurate)
  • Monitor submissions of approved timesheets, ensure valid data transfers to/from payroll service
  • Establish/maintain employee records; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis; review changes for proper authorization and adherence to IRC Policy including compliance with federal/state/local regulation
  • Calculating and preparing payment request by cash, cheque or electronic transfer for Staff benefits and relocation allowance
  • Deducting tax and national insurance payments
  • Processing maternity pay, and expenses
  • Calculating Acting Pay and pay increases
  • Maintaining payroll operations by following IRC policies and procedures
  • Answering staff queries about timesheets or pay slips
  • Coordinate with Finance Department to make sure the accurate payments are made
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for payroll matters and liaise with other departments and individuals on operational and programmatic matters concerning the Payroll
  • to maintain confidentiality and professional ethics for all personnel paperwork, records and issues pertaining to staff in the Field Office
  • Perform other duties as needed or requested by the HR Manager
Qualifications
  • Degree in  Human Resource Management / Business Administration / Finance required
  • 2 plus years’ experience in  Payroll Management  performing all payroll functions;
  • Excellent skills using MS Word, Excel, Access, and Internet Explorer
  • Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll accounting system
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines
Skills and Abilities:
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access and Microsoft Outlook
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously, prioritize work and ensure tasks are completed by the deadline.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Willing to adhere to and carry out the IRC rules.
  • Confidence with numbers
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Skills in the use of database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to cope with basic living conditions during a field trip.
Key Working Relationships:
  • Position Reports to: HR Manager
  • Position directly supervises:
  • Indirect Reporting:
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Education Officer
Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Scope of Work 
  • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country in line with its five-year Strategic Action Plan (SAP). A priority outcome for the country program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services.
  • The IRC aims to both rebuild, reequip, and staff damaged school infrastructure and enhance the quality of education through curriculum improvements in formal and non-formal institutions, with a particular focus on social and emotional learning.
  • The IRC intend to implement a twenty month EiE project Improving Access to Education for Nigerian Children Affected by the crisis that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria.
  • The EiE project will reach more than 100,000 children in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills.
  • The Education Officer will be responsible for the overall management of EiE Education activities in either Borno or Yobe state.
  • S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all the education activities, including leading and coordinating the non-formal education program and systems support activities at the national and state level.
  • The position requires experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management. The position reports to the Program Manager.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Oversee the implementation of all EiE education activities in Borno State or Yobe state in both formal and non- formal schools.
  • Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers, tutors and learning facilitators in order to improve instructional practices in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills.
  • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities related to teacher education and curriculum development, and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed
Oversight of teacher education interventions:
  • Oversee the selection of learning facilitators and tutors for the intervention and contribute to tools for selection such as assessment tools.
  • Oversee the initial training of learning facilitators, as well as their continuous professional development.
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to teacher education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to supervisor, senior management, project partners and donors.
  • Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, provide technical supervision and guidance to Education Officers and implementing partners as required.
  • Promote the quality of teacher education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.
Coordination:
  • Lead integrated state and LGEA, SUBEB, and SBMC technical working groups and steering committees pertaining to teacher education, curriculum and assessment.
  • Work closely with consultants as needed to ensure effective implementation and quality content.
  • Coordinate with colleges of education and NCCE for the contextualization and validation of curriculum.
  • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local
HR & Team Management:
  • Provide supportive supervision to non-formal learning facilitators and local partners
  • Other: Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
Key Working Relationships
  • Position Reports to:  Program Manager.
  • Indirect reporting line to Senior Education Manager.
  • Position directly supervises:  None
  • Other internal and/or external contacts: grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments
Professional Standards
  • 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
Qualifications
  • University degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
  • At least five years of experience related to teacher professional development.
  • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
  • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
  • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations
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
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: EH/WASH Infrastructure Officer
Requisition ID: req7399
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Environmental Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Overview
  • IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 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. This was followed by a 3-month 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. Since then, the IRC has expanded its operations to Borno and Yobe states courtesy of funding from ECHO, OFDA, DFID, LDS, SIDA, Europe Aid and SDC with projects on emergency WASH, nutrition, FSL and protection mainstreaming for IDPs and host communities in the two states.
Scope of Work:
  • The EH Infrastructure Officer will report to the EH Manager and will be primarily responsible for supervising the water and Sanitation infrastructure works as directed by the EH Manager.
  • The main objective of this position is to support the EH Manager in implementing safe water and improved sanitation provision across IDP settlements in Borno. This includes proposing water resources and sanitation options, and construction of water and sanitation infrastructure.
Objectives:
  • Ensure that the water and sanitation activities and monitoring activities are implemented in a timely and professional manner and in line with beneficiary needs.
  • Maintain close links and collaboration with other EH teams and sectors and in particular Health, Nutrition, Protection, Gender, CYPD (Child and Youth Protection and Development), Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD).
Responsibilities
Technical Quality:
  • With the support of the EH Manager, conduct assessments and technical surveys on new and existing water sources and sanitation facilities (Latrines, bathing facilities and laundry stations).
  • Design appropriate and cost effective water delivery systems and sanitation facilities, including robust drainage mechanisms at collection points and sanitation.
  • Train and supervise the EH Technician-Water and Sanitation.
  • Coordinate closely with the EH Officer-Hygiene Promotion over placement/siting of water and sanitation facilities to ensure that beneficiary needs and preferences are fully met.
  • If required, oversee and manage water trucking deliveries and systems
  • Manage the supervision of all construction works related to water and sanitation.
  • Provide weekly reports of progress on the construction of water and sanitation facilities.
  • Seek guidance and approval from EH Manager on any changes to approved designs for water and sanitation facilities
  • In coordination with the EH Manager ensure that stocks of materials (pipes, fittings, taps, slabs, tarpaulins, cement, reinforcement bars etc.), tools and any consumables (PVC glue, threading tape, hand pump spare parts, door locks etc.) are maintained and fit for purpose
  • Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials procured
  • Ensure that all water and sanitation works are in line with national and local requirements
  • Participate in review and evaluation of work to assist in enhancing program delivery and quality.
Staff Supervision & Development:
  • Supervise the EH Technician-Water and Sanitation
  • Identify, train and support EH Technicians with management of daily skilled and unskilled labor for water and Sanitation construction works
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable work teams to successfully complete their tasks on time and within budget
  • Take responsibility for discussing job expectations, performance, and objectives on an informal, quarterly basis with designated staff.
  • Responsible for EH Technician-Water and Sanitation time sheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities.
  • Ensure that the EH Technician-Water and Sanitation accurately record and collect daily labor time sheets and progress with work plans
Monitoring:
  • Daily volume of water supplied/delivered to location(s) including volumes and time of availability/day.
  • Maintain records of number and location of all water collection points
  • Conduct water user surveys
  • Conduct water quality Monitoring at source and Household level
  • Conduct Sanitary surveys
  • Routine O&M of water distribution system (s) and sanitation facilities including drainage around all water points and sanitation facilities
  • Maintain records of number and location of all sanitation facilities (latrines, bathing facilities and laundry stations).
Other duties:
  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the EH Manager 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 supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs
Qualifications
  • Minimum Diploma/ Degree Hydrology, Civil Engineering or related subject;
  • Significant professional experience in design and implementation of water projects.
  • Competent communication skills, effective in representation and liaison
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Knowledge of English
  • Competent user of MS Applications: Word, Excel; ACAD or similar
  • Knowledge of the Local language-Hausa and Kanuri
  • Good knowledge in Auto card design.
Interested and qualified candidate should:
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Job Title: Deputy Director of Programs – Maternity Cover
Requisition ID: req7112
Location: Abuja
Sector: Program Administration
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Job Overview/Summary
  • The Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) is a member of the senior management team (SMT) (along with the Deputy Director of Operations (DDO), Deputy Director of Field Management (DDFM) and Financial Controller (FC)).
  • She/he is responsible for leading and managing the program/sector, grant management and M&E teams in the Country Program. The DDP is expected to contribute to high levels of teamwork and inter-departmental and cross-sectoral collaboration.
  • Through her/his leadership the IRC Nigeria country program will develop and implement high quality programs based on the principles of results, data-driven analysis, problem identification and problem solving.
  • The DDP will also be the focal point for strategy development, review and monitoring. The position is based in Abuja with frequent travel to all field locations.
Major Responsibilities
Ethics, Integrity and Safeguarding:
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Way (code of conduct) and other Global HR Policies and Procedures, and communicate through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
  • Ensure that programs are designed in ensure integrity and safeguarding are central to all interactions with clients.
Security:
  • Contribute to the highest possible standard of security management through SMT level security and risk analysis and planning and the integration of security principles in program design and implementation, grant management and M&E.
Management and Strategy:
  • Actively contribute to and participate in management and leadership platforms such as the senior management team, the country leadership team and the country management team.
  • Be a champion and focal point for the development, periodic review and implementation of the Nigeria Strategic Action Plan and ensure quality and meaningful participation of programs, grants and M&E teams in strategy and research related activities and initiatives.
Program Design and Implementation:
  • Ensure the highest level of quality in program design through robust and in-depth context analysis, development of theories of change and sector level strategies.
  • Through rigorous M&E processes and results-based management ensure periodic and systematic learning is informing program design and adaptation.
  • In partnership with the DDFM ensure efficient and effective delivery of program commitments through overseeing the development and implementation of tools such as procurements plans, budget versus actual reports, work plans etc.
  • Oversee appropriate technical assistance for all sectors ensuring that programs are reaching a high quality through use of best practice, evidence base and up-to-the-minute learning.
Business Development and Grant Management:
  • In conjunction with SMT colleagues, lead the development, implementation and review of IRC’s country program business development strategy to ensure that individual sector programs, overall strategy and operations are adequately funded.
  • Lead the grant management team to ensure IRC Nigeria are meeting all institutional donor and internal reporting and compliance requirement.
Representation, advocacy and Communication:
  • In conjunction with the CD and DDFM, ensure that the IRC is effectively represented in relevant coordination fora and networks and with relevant stakeholders.
  • This representation should aim to bring to bear IRC’s learning and experience to improve the overall humanitarian and development response in Nigeria.
  • Drive an advocacy strategy that advances the strategic aims of the country program.
  • Ensure that the IRC has an appropriate range of communication products to highlight the work of the country program to various audiences.
Human Resources Management:
  • Provide leadership to the human resources and administration team and ensuring the application of best practices and adherence to national and state level NGO and other relevant compliance regulations. Ensure proper functioning of the HR department and necessary support to all sectors and teams.
  • Oversee the development/review of HR policies, guidelines and processes.
  • Ensure recruitment, staff planning, training needs assessments and plans are carried out to meet the needs of all departments. Oversee the administration functions especially as they relate to rental agreements, visas and registration.
Qualifications
  • At least seven years of international experience with two years of experience in the management of emergency, post-conflict and development programs.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in program design and delivery, including proposal development
  • Proven capacity in staff management, multi-tasking, time management and diplomacy.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Must be an innovative and creative problem solver, and a team player, with experience working with multi-cultural teams.
  • Fluent in English
Working Environment:
  • This position is fully accompanied based in Abuja and accommodation will be in individual house.
Interested and qualified candidate should:
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Job Title: Reproductive Health Clinic Support – Monguno
Requisition ID: req7393
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

Background/IRC Summary
  • 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, Monguno and Gwoza 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
  • The RH Clinic support will register and Triage patients’ at the RH Unit/clinics, determining what care they need and prioritizing emergency cases.
  • She will assist the midwives in procedures and in the day to day manning of the health facility.
Major Responsibilities
  • Ensure emergency drugs /tray (maintained) and emergency equipment e.g.  stretcher, wheel chairs etc. are always available and equipment are clean and in good working conditions at the clinic emergency reception area
  • Assess signs and symptoms of illness, take vital signs and enter them in medical charts, develop a nursing diagnosis and triage patient to the appropriate service provider
  • Register new patients
  • Provide technical nursing support for RH services
  • Ensure referral for all transfer patients are coordinated with the necessary health care intervention and diagnoses
  • Ensure all necessary information concerning the patients or activities in the clinic are reported to the supervisor in a timely manner
  • Provide health educations sessions
  • Ensure daily drug consumption recording
  • Ensure proper waste management
  • Maintain the register for medical consultation of all the ongoing RH services at the triage area.
  • Extra duties as assigned by the supervisor
Key Working Relationships:
  • Position Reports to:  RH Midwife
  • Position directly supervises: None
  • Indirect Reporting: Integration officer, RH Doctor, RH manager
Qualifications
Education:
  • Qualified CHEW
Work Experience:
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a CHEW (NGO experience preferred)
  • Background preferable in Reproductive Health , BEmONC, and community level care
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • Communication and diplomacy skills to provide education on a variety of sensitive RH topics
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, is flexible and able to work under pressure.
  • Warm personality with good interpersonal relating skills.
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to multitask.
Language Skills:
  • English and Hausa a must. Knowledge of kanuri and shuwa will be an added advantage
Interested and qualified candidate should:
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Note: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability
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