INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (IRC) JOB RECRUITMENT (11 POSITIONS)

IRC



Job Recruitment at The International Rescue Committee 11 Positions.

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 people affected by 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 position below:


1) Job Title: Community Engagement and Information Assistant


Requisition ID: req7087
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Sector: Protection and rule of law


Background
The International Rescue Committee has been in Nigeria since October 2012 and came in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s Emergency Response Team, with local partner, Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication (CISCOPE), implemented projects to support food security, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH in Kogi State. 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. Both Adamawa and Borno states have a combined IDP population of 1,658,030 people.


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; Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs.


Scope of Work

  • The IRC is implementing a protection program featuring strengthening of community based protection structures, capacity building, protection monitoring, information dissemination and referral services. The IRC is also building capacity of government authorities, local organizations and local communities around protection mainstreaming and protection monitoring. The protection program is currently implemented in the NE states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe
  • Under the supervision of the Protection Officer, the Community Engagement and Information Assistant will work closely with the Protection Assistants to ensure the smooth implementation of protection programming in the areas of operation.
  • The Community Engagement and Information Assistant will have the lead role of mobilizing local communities and conducting awareness raising sessions and other community engagement activities.
  • The Community Engagement and Information will be the focal points in the establishment and oversight of community based feedback and complaint mechanisms in target communities.
  • The Community Engagement and Information Assistant will be based in Maiduguri. S/he reports to the Protecttion Officer. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Protection Officer in planning, coordination, execution and monitoring of the capacity building and information dissemination activities such as training, production of IEC materials, information dissemination planning etc.
  • Take lead in mobilizing target communities for protection and other IRC related activities.
  • Engage community members in design, planning, executing, and monitoring of community based protection activities.
  • Work closely with other IRC staff to create awareness and conduct information dissemination activities.
  • Participate in the design, planning, and execution of protection activities in the area of jurisdiction.
  • In coordination with other Protection staff, take part in identification of new target locations.
  • Participate in data collection, vulnerability screening and assessment such as community needs assessment including identification of beneficiaries in need of assistance.
  • Be the link between IRC Protection staff and the target local communities.
  • Establish, oversee and manage community feedback mechanisms in target locations.
  • Hold community meetings with key stakeholders to identify community needs and concerns
  • Take lead in budgeting of all community engagement related activities in consultation with the Protection Manager.
  • Support Protection Officers in identifying and selecting most vulnerable individuals.
  • Support referral process by notifying Protection Officers of key Protection issues and concerns identified in target areas.
  • Establish good working relationship with relevant stakeholders such as camp officials, local community leaders, traditional leaders etc.
  • Ensure that information collected on target beneficiaries is disaggregated by age and sex.
  • Keep record of all community engagement activities implemented and relevant stakeholders in target communities.
  • Ensure timely preparation of monthly work plans as well as preparation and submission of weekly and monthly reports.
  • Attend regular internal Protection sector meetings.
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field.
  • 2 years’ experience implementing protection programming including experience in emergency or post-conflict project management
  • Demonstrated experience using international human rights standards in protection programming
  • Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player.
  • Experience in using community based and participatory approaches.
  • Experience in community mobilization and awareness creation.
  • Experience in working in remote and hard to reach areas with limited amenities
  • Ability to live and productively work under stress and in insecure and harsh environments while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Must be female with knowledge of the local language (Kanuri and Hausa)

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.

2) Job Title: Senior Area Manager
Requisition ID: req7129
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Sector: Operations


Background

  • The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to survivors of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in some 40 countries. IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation, creative partnerships and assists people from harm to home.
  • IRC began working in Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, IRC has expanded its program scope and size to make the greatest possible contribution to meeting humanitarian needs in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. IRC’s response includes integrated health, reproductive health and nutrition services, women’s protection and empowerment services, child protection, protection rule of law, environmental health, economic recovery and development, and education. In 2015, IRC Nigeria developed a five year Strategic Action Plan, which has health and education as high priority program areas.

Scope of Work

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

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

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

 Program support:

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

Operation support and Finance:

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

 Supply Chain:

  • Monitor all contractual activities involving construction, rehabilitation and upgrade of facilities in area of operation
  • Keep procurement records to ensure that procurement actions are fully and clearly documented according to IRC policy
  • Ensure that the base is equipped with the minimum of infrastructure (offices and housing) necessary for the execution of the work and accommodation of teams, in optimal conditions of safety.
  • Ensure necessary all staff understand and adhere to IRC and respective donor procurement policies SOPs and guidelines
  • Ensure the smooth, cost efficient and effective functionality of IRC’s Operation in the area including

Oversight of Supply Chain functions (Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing):

  • Maintain overall responsibility for ensuring the timely and professional maintenance and function of the IRC fleet, both owned and rented vehicles and generators
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility and oversight of all asset management and stock in the area of operation
  • Track and work with the Maiduguri Supply Chain staff to ensure monthly and quarterly procurement of vehicle and generator fuel, and lubricants according to strict adherence to spending plans and procurement rules.
  • Conduct routine inventory spot checks and report findings to the Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Conduct regular Asset Inspection and send report promptly to the Logistics Manager of all discrepancies and/or unserviceable assets requiring disposal
  • Supervise storekeeper and ensure proper functioning of warehouses including recordkeeping, storage, safety, and security.

Human Resource and Staff Management:

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

Coordination and representation:

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

Key Working Relationships:

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

Qualifications and Experience

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


3) Job Title: WPE Case Management Officer


Requisition ID: req7125
Location: Monguno, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Regular
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment


Background

  • The International Rescue Committee is an NGO that serves refugee and communities victimized by oppression and violent conflict worldwide.
  • Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The initially intervened in response to flood disaster that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging home.
  • WPE program implement prevention and response activities to address gender-based violence.Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.
  • The IRC Women Protection and Empowerment  Program is a multi-sectoral prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.
  • The focus of this program is to provide good quality health and psychosocial response services to conflict-affected women and girls in Borno, North-Eastern Nigeria in a timely manner.

Scope of Work

  • The WPE Case Management officer will ensure overall case management for survivors. Will closely work with case workers to make sure that cases are properly documented and follow –up made using the case management guideline.
  • The Case Management Officer will have regular meetings with case workers staff for debriefing and provide regular support as may be needed.  Will use the GBVIMS Incident Recorder to record all cases documented by the case workers and be able to make analysis of trends for an informed programming. Will ensure that hard copies of all cases documented are kept in a safe and secured cabinet with lock and key.

Responsibilities

  • Provide regular supervision to case workers and make sure that staff correctly document cases using the Intake and Assessment form.
  • Make sure case workers follow the steps involved in case management, document the action plan and work with survivor to implement plan.
  • Follow-up with case workers to ensure developed plans are implemented
  • Ensure case management steps are followed, referrals and documentation are happening in an appropriately and timely manner.
  • Attend GBV meetings as may be required
  • Maintain files on all GBV documented cases and follow-ups in all operational areas.
  • Regularly update documentation and maintain Database for all documented cases, plan of action and Follow-ups visits using the GBVIMS PRIMERO.
  • Conduct regular meetings with caseworkers for debriefing and provide support as may be needed.
  • Manage Database of documented cases: to include statistics, and all other relevant information.
  • Use the GBVIMS/Primero+ Incident Recorder to analyze cases documented for weekly, monthly and quarterly
  • Statistics as required by program Manager / Coordinator for internal and donor reporting in a timely manner. Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with case management actors in the field, including government actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Provide weekly/monthly reports to the Program Manager.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the GBV Program Manager/Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • Must have attained at least University degree in Sociology from a recognized Institution.
  • Must have experience working directly with GBV survivors and documenting cases of GBV for at least 2 years
  • Must be Computer literate in MS-Word and MS-Excel
  • Should be able to provide mentorship to case workers  for capacity building
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Must be  able to read, write and understand English, fluent in Hausa, Kanuri and or other community
  • language.
  • Must possess interest and commitment to human rights, gender equality and gender issues.
  • Must be a TEAM PLAYER.


4) Job Title: Community Engagement Assistant – Governance


Requisition ID:req7099
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Governance
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No


Job Description

  • The IRC is seeking two Urban Resilience Assistant to support it’s From Response to Resilience project in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Through the project, we will build the resilience of the people, neighborhoods, and governmental systems of urban Maiduguri to address the risks the city currently faces. We will implement this project while supporting the local integration of internally displaced persons wishing to reside within Maiduguri permanently.
  • As Community Engagement Assistant, you will assist the Community Engagement Officers to collaborate with Maiduguri’s communities, ensuring that the project is effectively implemented on schedule and to maximum benefit for Maiduguri’s residents, in tune with their needs and preferences.
  • You will support the implementation of the three-year Area Based Approach project, including the establishment and oversight of community-based feedback and complaint mechanisms, mobilizing local communities, and organizing community engagement sessions.
  • The Community Engagement Assistants will be based in Maiduguri.  S/he reports to the Senior Urban Resilience Manager.  The Community Engagement Assistant shall carry out any other tasks as required by supervisors. 

Major Responsibilities
Project Strategy and Quality:

  • Work as part of a team to design, plan, execute, and monitor neighborhood-based activities, ensuring that communities are able to freely and safely voice their needs and preferences.
  • Help to plan and carry out community mobilization, awareness creation, and information dissemination activities.
  • Assist the Community Engagement Officers in planning, organizing and implementing capacity building trainings at the community level.
  • Complete weekly reports on project activities, including good quality activity photos, documentation of feedback from community engagement sessions, and the proactive sharing of lessons learned.
  • Assist in keeping records of all community-based activities
  • Coordinate referral pathways between consortium partners and other IRC sectors, ensuring targeted assistance is provided to extremely vulnerable individuals.

Administrative Support:

  • Provide direct administrative support to Urban Resilience team including copying, dissemination of documents, assisting the preparation of procurement-related documents, tracking purchase and payment requests, etc.
  • Collect information, compile data, produce reports, and organize files as requested by Senior Urban Resilience Manager
  • Support the development and maintenance of knowledge management systems for sharing information across the consortium, to other sectors within the IRC, and to external stakeholders
  • Coordinate with IRC HR and Logistics teams as necessary to organize travel and administrative needs
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelors degreee in Social science, Economics, International Affairs/Relations or related field is required. Masters degree in Internationl Development, Urban Planning or public policy related field is a plus.

Work Experience:

  • At least 1 year of professional humanitarian/development experience; Experience with neighborhood-based projects highly desirable.
  • Experience with community engagement and participatory processes, including: previous facilitation of group work with relevant populations, active participant of sectoral/social groups, and experience with capacity building or training exercises. 
  • Knowledge of urban resilience concepts a plus.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal), cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player.
  • Able to solve complex problems through a reciprocal and consultative approach
  • Ability to live and productively work under stress while maintain a sense of humor.

Languages:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of one or more local languages is obligatory.
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Standards of Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers 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.


5) Job Title: Health Outreach Assistant


Requisition ID: req7098
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No


Job Overview/Summary

  • The Health Outreach assistant is responsible for patient care at the mobile clinics and overseeing community health activities for the population in the catchment area of IRC mobile clinics in Konduga, Borno State.
  • The Health Outreach assistant reports to the team leader/health clinical officer.

Major Responsibilities

  • Will support the health activities in triaging patients, assessment of patients, health education.
  • Act as the link between Health facilities/mobile clinics and the community to ensure awareness of available services, proper follow-up of patients and defaulter tracing.
  • Develop and conduct training of community volunteers on pillars of safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, infection prevention and control, general child care and hygiene promotion.
  • Provide health and nutrition messaging in the communities, in collaboration with community volunteers.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the CVs, for sharing information, discussing relevant health issues and weekly activity plans for health messaging in the communities.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities and outreach sites.
  • Ensure mobile clinic sites are clean and well maintained.
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the mobile clinic and the hospital/IPD. Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader/health officer
  • Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
  • Assist the health officer in patient care at the Health facilities and mobile clinics
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position report to: Health Clinical Officer
  • Position supervice: Community volunteers
  • Position  indirectly report: Health manager

Operations:

  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly reports of all services given.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of health and program supplies.
  • Prepare weekly workplans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support Health Clinical Officer in compiling statistical reports from the mobile clinics for submission weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly prevention of communicable disease, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
  • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse, whith BNSc is an added advantage
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Must possess the practicing license and relavant certificate.
  • Experience in nutrition is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Two to three years experience in clinical medicine or public health.
  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team.
  • Flexible to travel and work in different locations.
  • Ability to speak Hausa and local languages will be added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage.

Specific Security Situation/Housing

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange). security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country. The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments

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.


6) 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.

7) Job Title: Nutrition ME Officer


Requisition ID: req7082
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No


Job Overview/Summary

  • The purpose of the M&E Officer position is to coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation and analysis of data to track programs/ projects activities, monitor progress and support impact measurement. 
  • S/he will also conduct development research, engage in reflective practice and generate lessons from projects/program and prepare M&E plans for the sector or NUTRITION. 
  • S/he is responsible for establishing and ensuring better data management systems for the core program s/he assigned for and coordinates the proper and timely evaluation of project objectives/impact.  S/he will supervise, coach, and mentor the NUTRITION Assistant M&E Officer/s. 
  • S/he will ensure the existence of accountability mechanisms and devise a strategy for program staff participation in M&E activities. 
  • The position holder will closely work with front line staff and volunteers. 
  • S/he also will work closely with the M&E unit on technical matters and reports to the M&E Manager and will have dotted line report to the Senior NUTRITION manager.

Responsibilities
Program/project design and learning:

  • Participate in program/ project design specially in developing log frames;
  • Design, develop and continuously update project M&E, and impact measurement tools and systems on timely fashion;
  • Develop and make sure all the projects in the sub-sector has tested monitoring tools that capture both program activity and indicators progresses;
  • Take part in diagnostic studies, evaluations and surveys;
  • Organize periodical ongoing sector level review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners;
  • Organize 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 and M&E Coordinator, establish and maintain project level information management system;
  • Design a strategy to collect filed level information required by IRC, donors and/or stakeholders;
  • Proactively ensure networking and sharing of lessons from the core program with strategic partners and other stakeholder including government;
  • Ensure that learning from previous projects is incorporated into project design where applicable;
  • Coordinate synergy and cross-learning among different projects and programs;
  • Cross fertilize learning among projects by regularly producing (compiling) summary monitoring reports and sharing to staff and partners.

Monitoring and evaluation:

  • Track progress against monitoring work plans;
  • Coordinate the field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation, reflective practice and impact measurement;
  • Ensues the on time execution of projects major monitoring and evaluation events including but not limited to baseline survey, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation, data quality audit and field supervision;
  • Provide technical assistance to staff and partner organization on information management system, proper data collection and record keeping;
  • Provide consistent, supportive supervision to strengthen staff performance as necessary to meet monitoring objectives;
  • Update M&E plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Assist with monthly and/or quarterly performance indicator analysis, including generation of reports as well as presentations for staff related to on-going performance;
  • Conduct regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data;
  • Verify entered data for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues;
  • Document findings from 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;
  • Closely work with staff to ensure they follow correct procedures and criteria during beneficiary registration;
  • Take part in the recruitment of enumerators and survey consultants;
  • Provide M&E inputs for reports written during project implementation;
  • Periodically leads reflective practice forums at field office/ project level and compile lessons from project implementation processes.

Information management and reporting:

  • Establish and maintain project information management system;
  • Submit data set to update country office wide program database on monthly basis;
  • Compile regular project monitoring report, including lessons learned, prepared by different projects and application of evaluation recommendations;
  • Ensure all projects have downward/ forward accountability mechanisms and works with project staff to make sure its implementation;
  • Compile quarter, biannual and annual tabular and narrative reports (as required by project stakeholders) on projects’ accomplishments by cost and alert the management for special deviations form the plan.

Capacity building and supervision:

  • Assist local partners in designing monitoring and reporting tools and establishing database management systems.
  • Organize orientation for front line staff, partners’ staff and volunteers on the monitoring tools and train them how to use data for decision making;
  • Let the front line staff and volunteers understand IRC’s program principles and the bigger picture, in general;
  • Coach, mentor and supervise Assistant M&E Officer/s,
  • Assist her/his subordinate/s in completing performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals;
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Perform other task related assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/s

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: M&E Manager
  • Indirect Reporting: Nutrition coordinator/Nutrition Managers
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
  • Internal: M&E Coordinator, Nutrition Coordinator, Snr. M&E Manager, Nutrition Managers/Officers and M&E team

Qualifications

  • Degree in Statistics, Computer Science/IT/, Public Health or any other related field;
  • Excellent computer skills are required (particularly Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access and Word);
  • At least two year experience working in monitoring and evaluation preferred;
  • Strong data collection, analysis, and report writing skills required;
  • Ability to work independently, think analytically and take initiative in solving problems;
  • Ability to communicate technical issues effectively;
  • Familiarity with log frame analysis and M&E plan;
  • Experience in conducting assessment;
  • Desirable – Nutrition background and Working with highly vulnerable and displaced people would be added advantage;
  • Good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English;
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles;
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Language Skills: Must be able to communicate and write in English. Local language is an added advantage.


8) Job Title: WPE Case Management Assistant


Requisition ID: req7069
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Part-Time
Open to Expatriates: No


Background

  • The International Rescue Committee is an NGO that serves refugee and communities victimized by oppression and violent conflict worldwide.
  • Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The initially intervened in response to flood disaster that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging home
  • IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, WASH, Protection and Rule of Law, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment in Damaturu, Yobe State, and North-Eastern Nigeria.
  • WPE program implement prevention and response activities to address gender-based violence.
  • Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.
  • The IRC Women Protection and Empowerment  Program is a multi-sectorial prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.
  • The focus of this program is to provide good quality health and psychosocial response services to conflict-affected women and girls in Yobe, North-Eastern Nigeria in a timely manner.

Scope of Work:

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

Main Duties
GBV Case Management:

  • Provide direct support and care for adult and child survivors of gender-based violence, including counseling and basic case management. Case management services will include:
    • Assessment of needs of clients
    • Developing an action plan with clients
    • Implementing the plan with clients
    • Provide physical accompaniment to GBV survivors if requested  to access medical and other services according to their wishes, choices and decisions
    • Conduct direct and regular follow up of GBV survivors through home visits and based on survivors wishes and consent.
    • Case closure (if and when appropriate)
    • Conduct direct follow up of GBV survivors through home visits and regular follow up visits based on survivors’ wishes and consent.
    • Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBVIMS case intake, action, follow up and other case management forms appropriately.
    • Provide physical accompaniment  to survivors of GBV to access other services in accordance with their wishes, choices and decisions
    • Follow GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while providing services to women and girls.
    • Monitor how the GBV referral pathway is working through making direct follow ups with other organizations that are providing services to survivors.

Psychosocial/Group Support/Safe Spaces:

  • Conduct and help plan and organize psychosocial/ group support activities with women and adolescent girls to meet the emotional needs of survivors, build support networks among women/girls, and promote social integration of survivors and other vulnerable women.
  • Work with women and girls in the community to identify their needs, interests and priorities, and where possible, adapt activities according to these to ensure activities offered are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of women and girls.
  • Ensure that vulnerable women and girls including GBV survivors are engaged on psychosocial activities of their choice that will support their healing and recovery.

Outreach and Community Mobilization:

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

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Support  mentorship and trainings to IRC and other NGOs  outreach workers/volunteers to improve their skills and capacity to support and refer survivors to services and adhere to guiding principles
  • Assess gaps on how the referral pathway is functioning through direct follow ups with service providers and make suggestions for improvement to the supervisor.
  • Support community mobilizers in facilitating EMAP (Engaging Men Through Accountable Practices) women weekly session as a key prevention strategy, behavioral change and also involving men ending violence against women in girls in community of operations
  • Ensure that GBV survivors, vulnerable women and girls are assessed, registered and distributed with dignity and/or household kits base on the WPE criteria
  • Ensure supplies/resources for counseling spaces, women centers and other program activities are requested on a timely manner and are efficiently utilized.
  • Adherence to the IRC code of conduct (IRC WAY) that ensures transparency, services and accountability to beneficiaries and reports any abuse of beneficiaries by other IRC staff, including sexual exploitation and abuse in accordance with the IRC reporting procedures.
  • Track  and keep information and records of psychosocial activities  taking place at the centers to strengthen monitoring of program achievements
  • Perform  any other duties as required by the supervisor from time to time
  • Adherence to the IRC Security Policy.
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partner and other IRC sector staff.

Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential.
  • Excellent listening  and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
  • Counseling and training experience, including experience working with women and girls preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s empowerment and protection through  current/ previous volunteer work in women’s group, girls  clubs  or other relevant experience is an added advantage
  • Ability to facilitate trainings and sessions, including group support activities with women and girls.
  • Ability to communicate in English, Kanuri, Hausa and or local dialects spoken in the location
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.
  • University Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Health or equivalent is a requirement.


9) Job Title: Human Resources Coordinator


Requisition ID: req6857
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Human Resources
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes


Job Description

  • The Human Resources Lead is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the HR function for over 2000 staff and incentive workers across the Nigeria Country Program
  • The HR Lead will manage the HR team to ensure efficient and high quality staff recruitment, contracts management, orientation, learning and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, policy and labor law compliance, employee engagement and staff care. The position acts as an HR advisor to the Senior Management Team (SMT). The HR Director reports to the Deputy Director of Operations, Nigeria and the Regional HR Director, of West Africa and is a member of the SMT.
  • The HR Lead will adapt and implement Global HR initiatives and practices and serve as an advisor to maximize staffing resources and performance, promote a positive organizational culture, minimize risk and ensure economy and efficiency of HR processes and procedures in the service of supporting IRC programs.

Responsibilities
Strategic HR Leadership and Management:

  • Devise and deliver a planned HR approach to attracting, developing, inspiring and retaining the right people, with the right skills to achieve high-quality programmatic outcomes in line with Strategic Action Plans (SAPs).
  • As a member of the SMT, determine workforce needs, identify human resource and competency gaps, and devise a development and workforce plan to facilitate nationalization of roles and staff retention.
  • Actively participate in proposal design and grants opening and review meetings (GRMs, GOMs) specifically advising on organizational structure, position scoping, demographic/staffing analysis and other inputs critical to ensuring a strong HR foundation to support program quality.
  • Lead a collaborative approach to employee engagement, gender equality and staff care strategy and supporting initiatives, drawing on country, regional and HQ inputs and resources.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly strategic HR metrics and analysis to inform SMT and Regional HR decision-making; lead on country program inputs to global HR scorecards and action plans.
  • Continually assess and refine recruitment tactics; Develop candidate rosters, actively network and employ innovative, creative recruiting methods to attract and hire the best talent. Proactively position IRC as an Employer Brand of Choice in the country.
  • Review and approve job position requests, job descriptions and make recommendations, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • Deliver international HR management, including policy, process and employee relations management, with support from Regional HR Director as needed.
  • Lead the performance management process with guidance from regional and HQ HR. Create a plan to manage annual and mid-year Performance Check-Ins, conduct training on goal-setting, utilize budgets to organize development activities and work one-on-one with managers and employees to create country wide development plans. Through HR initiatives and actions, support a culture of continuous feedback.
  • Participate in budget preparation and provide strategic compensation analysis to drive nationalization and ability to attract high-quality talent. Define and review salary structure, coordinate annual compensation review process and compensation adjustments, consulting with HQ compensation team to align with best practices.
  • Manage national benefit plans, communicate updates and conduct information campaigns for national and international staff. Consult with HQ benefits team to align with IRC best practices.
  • Devise staff care action plans that elevate morale and support the well-being of staff; create emergency staff care interventions. Consult with Regional HR Director and Global Duty of Care Director to align with IRC best practices.
  • Oversee HR administration and ensure 100% compliance with current labor laws; consult and partner with local counsel as needed.
  • Lead all employee relations with professional grace with the aim of empowering employees and supervisors to with the tools and resources necessary to resolve conflicts with mutual respect. Act as impartial mediator when necessary. Escalate code of conduct issues, lead or co-lead employee relations investigations and ensure issues are brought to resolution with appropriate follow-up carried out. Partner with and seek counsel from Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU) as needed.
  • Advise supervisors in determining appropriate, consistent and judicious disciplinary measures in line with local labor law and global policy.
  • Manage any lay-offs or reorganizations in partnership with SMT, supervisors and regional HR to with an emphasis on compliance, due diligence, communications and staff care.
  • Lead exit management to ensure seamless and positive transition for all departing employees.

Staff Performance Management and Development:

  • Serve as a model of supervisory excellence; supervise and mentor direct-report HR staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting/refining performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on career paths and professional development for HR team and IRC staff; foster a culture of continuous learning opportunities.
  • Support senior staff to continue to pursue nationalization of senior and management positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model and support healthy work-life balance practices.

Communications:

  • Communicate and encourage active practice of the principles of the “IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct” throughout the country program.
  • Maintain a healthy and empowering office environment that encourages open, honest and productive communication among IRC staff by delivering employee engagement and communication action plans.
  • Maintain and leverage open communications and partnership on projects and shared goals with other HR Leads at the country level, regional HR and HR HQ levels.
  • Provide direct support and advise the CD and SMT on staff communications to ensure clear, consistent, timely and transparent communication on matters impacting staff.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s University Degree in HR management, International Relations or Development, MBA, Law or related field is preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience as an HR generalist, including recruitment, performance management, complex employee relations, compensation, training and development and HR Administration.
  • Minimum of 5 years successful staff management experience
  • At least 2 years of experience with an international organization or international experience.
  • Strategic leadership experience managing an HR function for large budget programs in the INGO sector is strongly preferred.
  • Remote management experience strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • A commitment to IRC’s mission and humanitarian principles.
  • Receptive to building and maintaining positive relationships with people from all backgrounds, genders, cultures and viewpoints.
  • Resourceful in figuring out how to get things done, seeking opportunities to learn and grow, contributing creative and innovative ideas and serving as a change champion.
  • Resilient and able to thrive in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment with a sense of urgency and an ability to deliver results under pressure.
  • Results-oriented approach to planning and prioritizing HR activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to pursue work/life balance for self and others.
  • Proven track-record of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage complex HR situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Highly collaborative and consultative approach.
  • Top-tier written, presentation and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information effectively and solid experience providing training and staff development in English
  • Excellent management, interpersonal, consultative and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to promote harmonious teamwork, in a cross cultural context.
  • Very strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required.
  • Analytical ability in creating effective HR solutions while adhering to labor laws;

Language/Travel:

  • English language is required
  • Travel: 60% of time spent in Maiduguri office, 30% visiting other Field Offices. International travel for regional conferences, workshops, trainings 2-4 times per year.


10) Job Title: Child Protection Case Worker


Requisition ID: req7076
Location: Adamawa
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No


Background
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home. IRC began work in Nigeria in 2012 in the north of Adamawa State in response to the flood emergency.


In the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, there has been a considerable upsurge in violence perpetrated by Boko Haram in Borno state which has made some parts of the state inaccessible. Currently, these areas are becoming accessible as a result of military actions making it possible to reach a large number of people who have been denied access to any form of humanitarian assistance. From the beginning of the insurgency, the host communities in MMC/Jere LGAs have been housing a large number of displaced persons from other nearby communities and local government areas of Borno State and had to share the limited available resources and amenities with them.


These resources continued to dwindle as the internally displaced arrive these communities lacking the most basic services such as access to adequate shelter and simple household items; food; health care; safe drinking water and basic sanitation. In addition, the insecurity that has resulted from past has presented serious protection concerns for communities in the LGAs where children and women represent about 70% of the IDP/host community population. There is an immediate need to address the fundamental basic requirements of the IDPs and host community members.


In the Child Protection sector, the IRC has concluded arrangement to scale up its intervention in MMC/Jere LGAs. The child protection response has a main focus on psychosocial support for children, youth and parents through the Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS), parenting groups, case management for Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) and working with Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms on awareness raising. As part of its activities, IRC will also support relevant Local Government Departments and partners.


Scope of Work
Brief description of the position’s role within the Project(s):

  • The Case worker will conduct all steps of the case management process for a specified number of individual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence (especially UASC, Children at risk of other protection concerns and Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG) and their families.

Position Objectives

  • To ensure that children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by documentation, assessment, care plan, direct service provision, referral and follow up for an assigned number of children.
  • To provide support to families (particularly foster and alternative care givers) in the process.
  • To liaise with other case workers and social workers  on management of caseload and referrals

Who this position reports to:

  • The Case Worker reports to the Case Management Assistant.

Responsibilities
Technical Quality:

  • Provide individual case management for children in communities to be specified in relation to all case management steps, tools and procedures.
  • Provide support for families, foster and alternative care systems.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP/CM manager for updates on achievements and challenges

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports. .

Coordination & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers and service providers as part of providing individual case management.
  • Regularly attend case management meetings at field level

Program Development:

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

Other:

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

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC staff is required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Uphold the IRC Child Safeguarding Policy and ensure the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the workplace and communities of intervention

Qualifications

  • A minimum qualification of Technical Diploma or Degree in Social Work of any of the Social Sciences.
  • At least 1 year experience in implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.
  • Fluency in English required and in Kanuri, Hausa and Furfurde preferred

Work Envirnoment

  • The situation in Mubi is currently calm.
  • Travel and other requirements: Frequent travel and relocation can be a requirement for this position.


11) Job Title: Child Protection Assistant


Requisition ID: req7075
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No


Background
The IRC is currently intervening to the emergency situation in Monguno resulting from the high influx of persons displaced from recent attacks in some parts of Borno through a multi-sectoral approach. The Child Protection Sector has secured funding to provide Psychosocial Support case management to Unaccompanied, Separated Children, and Children with other protection needs and to also support their caregivers. The CP team will also be working with adolescent boys, girls and their caregivers using the Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies resource package. 


Scope of Work

  • Adolescent girls and boys are gravely underserved in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase of response.
  • They are often inserted into programming designed for younger children or into adult programming, where their age-specific needs are not understood or met.
  • The Adolescent Protection Assistants will act as focal points for adolescent girls (younger) and boys within Child Protection programming in Monguno emergency response.

Technical Quality:

  • Provide support for adolescents and their families and link them to specialized services where needed.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP Officer and manager for updates on achievements and challenges
  • Grant Monitoring and Reporting
  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.

Coordination & Representation:

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

Program Development:

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

Other:

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

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC staff is required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Uphold the IRC Child Safeguarding Policy and ensure the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the workplace and communities of intervention

Key Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications
Candidates are desired who have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, Economic, another Human Development related field or equivalent of experience preferred
  • At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers
  • Experience with facilitation of group work with relevant populations
  • A high level of motivation to assist adolescent girls and boys affected by humanitarian crisis
  • A commitment to child protection and gender equality
  • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
  • Experience as an active participate of social groups, with an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Capacity building, facilitation or training experience
  • The ability to adapt and work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English and Kanuri
  • Basic competency in computer skills.

Work Environment:

  • Security level is red. The situation in Monguno is currently calm.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

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