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International Rescue Committee Recruitment (Graduate & Exp) [5 Positions]

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25 Aug, 2016

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. 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 entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster.

We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions below:

 

Job Title: Assistant Finance Controller
Location:
Maiduguri
Sector: Finance
Employee Type: TTA

Job Overview/Summary

The TTA Assistant Finance Controller is mainly expected to build IRC Nigeria finance staff capacity  on month end closing, cash forecasting, sub grant management, donor financial reporting, internal financial reporting (BVA & BS reconciliation) and payroll accounting through on the job training.

Specific responsibilities within each functional area are as follows:
SUN Processing:

  • Control over and/or entry of changes to the Chart of Accounts, Analysis Codes and Exchange Rates
  • Performing or supervising the posting of entries ensuring proper controls are enforced and appropriate systems in place to maintain all required supporting documentation.
  • Production of required monthly and ad-hoc reports.
  • Developing expertise to control the system, develop new reports and be able to train staff in processing of data.
  • Ensuring budgets are loaded on a timely basis
  • Ensuring a backup and retention procedure is in place and followed for all SUN master files
  • Train IRC Nigeria finance staff on sun processing  and month end closing

Field Office Training & Support:

  • Providing training and support for the country office program and operational staff on the IRC Finance policies; accounting procedures and requirements, assists the staff in finance related issues and activities.
  • Coach, train, provide orientation for and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented performance reviews.
  • Review of financial data submitted by the field to identify weaknesses or problems being encountered by field finance staff and recommend corrective action.
  • Monitor the follow-up of the staff, vendor advances and other balance sheet items before month end. Train finance staff on follow up of BS reconciliation

Cash Forecasting:

  • Ensure that the country program cash forecasts and CTR reports are accurate by working with Finance Manager, field and program coordinators to help them develop more accurate cash forecasts of their program needs.
  • Monitoring cash usage and requirements and advises the Finance Controller of possible unusual activity or requirements
  • Train IRC Nigeria finance staff on cash forecast and CTR reports

Sub-grant:

  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of IRC Nigeria’s partners/sub-grantees systems and internal policies, rules and guidelines, ensuring that these controls offer adequate protection against error, fraud and loss of all kinds.
  • Review and monitor sub-grantees financial reporting and compliance. Provide additional assistance to partners as necessary to maintain high standard of compliance.
  • Review partner procurement and financial transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments.
  • Produce regular partner compliance reports with findings and issues identified during the audit, give appropriate recommendation and actions, providing advice and suggestions on improvements to systems and procedures where appropriate.
  • Provide in-person and remote capacity building and/or training to partners in financial management, reporting and compliance.
  • Build IRC Nigeria Finance staff capacity building on review of sub-grants financial report and uploading to financial system

Donor Financial Reports:

  • Preparation of draft donor reports for review by the Finance Controller
  • Analysis of actual to budget results to identify problems in accounting or compliance
  • Identification of procedural or training issues to be addressed to improve the quality of report data.
  • Preparation of the creation of detail level budgets in IRC SUN format to ensure required donor reports can be produced form the accounting system
  • Provide on the job training to  finance managers on preparation of donor reporting

National Payroll:

  • Supervising the review of the national payroll report ensuring accuracy and standard financial controls are maintained
  • Responsible for the preparation and training of finance staff of the monthly international and national staff payroll accounting entries including salary allocations/mapping.
  • Liaison with the revenue department to ensure compliance with income tax and other related tax regulations

Other:

  • Any other duties assigned by the Finance Controller

Working Environment:

  • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel within IRC Nigeria field offices (Yola, Mubi and Abuja)

Working relationship:

  • Finance Controller, Finance Managers, Finance Officers, DDP, DDO, Field Coordinators, Program Coordinators, Program managers, Senior HR & Admin Manager

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Advance Diploma in Accounting from recognized College/Institutions with a minimum of three (5) years of accounting experience in IRC of which 2 years must have worked as finance manager in IRCand management skills to others
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well
  • Fluency in English required

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Food Security and Livelihood
Location:
Maiduguri

Job Description

The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectorial interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs.

Scope of Work

  • Food Security and Livelihood Senior Program Officer will be responsible to organize, supervise the technical implementation of and Electronic Cash Transfer project funded by USAID/FFP.
  • He/she will be responsible to ensure timely implementation and monitoring of project activities according to the proposal design and donor requirement.
  • He/she will oversee the management of project staff and will be supervised by Programme Manager.

Responsibilities
Planning and implementation:

  • Develop work plan for overall project in line with project proposal, log frame and budget.
  • In coordination with sectors within the IRC and other humanitarian cash transfer actors, develop beneficiary selection criteria based on the assessments.
  • Closely oversee the beneficiary selection process and ensure transparent selection.
  • Ensure distribution plans are developed timely and carried out distributions according to the plan.
  • Ensure transparent and timely e-cash distribution process.
  • Organize regular progress monitoring visits and provide management expertise to overcome challenges.
  • Coordinate with local authorities at community and LGA level to inform program activities in order to implement community participatory project.
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor progress and quality of activities and provide timely feedback and necessary support to IRC staff and community volunteers.
  • Organize and facilitate donor visits, IRC senior management team visits and any other delegation visits, as per the guidance from Program Manager.
  • Contribute to the design of project visibilities and ensure accurate application of it in compliance with donor and IRC contract.
  • Participate/contribute to design and implementation of sector specific and/or multi-sector assessments

Requirements
Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant Certificate in project management with 2 years of experience at Manager level including minimum 1 year in a humanitarian organization
  • Degree in Social Work/ Sociology/ Community Development with 3 years of project management experience.
  • Minimum 1 year experience of organizing NFI or voucher distributions.
  • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience in staff supervision and capacity building.
  • Experience working with IDPs is a clear advantage.
  • Local language skills – mandatory.
  • proficiency of writing and verbal – English (Local Language Hauwa/Kanuri is desirable)
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles
  • Accuracy and keen attention to details, in order to produce high quality documents and maintain good record

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Health Coordinator
Location:
Maiduguri
Sector: Health
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Scope of Work

  • The Health Coordinator is the focal point for health programs in Nigeria and will ensure the implementation of quality primary health care programing in both Borno and Adamawa states.
  • The Health Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners, including the Federal Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs, and will also be responsible for fulfilling IRC strategic objectives for the health sector.
  • The Health Coordinator supervises other health staff, and reports to the Humanitarian Coordinator.  The position is based in the IRC Maiduguri field office in Borno state but with regular trips to IRC’s health programs throughout Nigeria.
  • The Health Coordinator will receive technical support from the Technical Advisor for Health Programs.

Key Responsibilities

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

Management:

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

Representation and Advocacy:

  • In coordination with the Humanitarian Coordinator and Senior Management Team actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Nigeria including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations, wherever possible.
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, local partners and donors as required.
  • Upon request by the Senior Management in Nigeria, assist in organizing donor site visits by supporting field staff in the smooth design and implementation of agendas and visit activities.

Requirements

  • Health professional with an MPH or other suitable public health degree and experience.
  • Five years experience in coordinating, implementing and managing health programs in developing countries. Experience working in Nigeria/West Africa a plus.
  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments and program implementation.
  • Experience implementing health programming in hard to reach areas/displaced communities.
  • Experience working with Stabilization Centers for Malnutrition a plus
  • Demostrated skills in project design/proposal development and grant management.
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods, community development and partnership.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent coordination and networking skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Nigeria
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and database management such as: HMIS, DHIS, EPI-Info
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible, and adaptability to transitions.

Specific Security Situation/Housing:

  • The Health Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with travel throughout the country.
  • The security situation in Nigeria continues to be volatile in the NE with the security level at 3 (orange).
  • The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments. This is a non-accompanied position.
  • The Health Coordinator will live in shared housing.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator
Location:
Maiduguri, Nigeria
Sector: Nutrition
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Scope of Work

  • The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for the vision, strategy, design, implementation and management of IRC’s Nutrition program in Nigeria, working in collaboration with the Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Director of Programs, and directly with the project teams.
  • As the focal point for Nutrition programs in Nigeria, s/he will provide technical support to the nutrition program for project design, proposal development and reporting, ensuring that IRC programs are of high quality and that programs are driven by data and learning, working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.
  • S/he supervises other nutrition staff, and reports to the Humanitarian Coordinator.
  • The position is based in the IRC Maiduguri field office in Borno state but with regular trips to IRC’s nutrition programs throughout Nigeria.
  • The Nutrition Coordinator will receive technical support from the Nutrition Technical Advisor based at IRC HQ.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the other nutrition program staff in Nigeria, oversee the implementation of nutrition projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.
  • Provide technical supervision and guidance of all IRC nutrition projects. Extend technical support and supervision to the IRC’s implementing partners as the need arises
  • Ensure that nutrition programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as outlined by the Federal Ministry of Nutrition and WHO. Ensure that all nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s nutrition programs by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.
  • Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing performance analysis and programmatic action based on data and identified needs.
  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of all nutrition projects are met with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) follow up, including any required operational research, with technical support from the Nutrition Information Management team in New York Nutrition Unit and the Country Technical Advisor as needed.
  • Participate in the design of robust M&E plans and design/adapt nutrition information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC nutrition programs in Nigeria
  • Provide technical support to the nutrition program for program design, proposal development and reporting, ensuring that IRC programs are of high quality and that programs are driven by data and learning, working in conjunction with other colleagues in the IRC Nigeria program.
  • Ensure all designed Nutrition projects use the IRC theories of change and that outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated.

Management:

  • Provide supportive supervison to the other nutrition staff to develop work plans to guide implementation of approved grants. Support the Field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and community.
  • Review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for nutrition programs on a monthly basis with staff.
  • Participate in the development of staff development plans for nutrition staff based on performance reviews in collaboration with the human resources department and contribute to the training of nutrition staff (mentoring, on-the-job sessions as well as formal trainings). Review performance evaluation of nutrition staff in the field.
  • Develop/organize training opportunities to build the capacity of the nutrition staff and local partners in order to transfer skills. This includes staff training in program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Oversee the implementation of nutrition sector priorities, ensuring that program growth is in line with country strategic plans.
  • Review all reports prepared by the nutrition staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff, and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.

Representation and Advocacy:

  • In coordination with the Humanitarian Coordinator and Senior Management Team actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Nigeria including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations, wherever possible.
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, local partners and donors as required.
  • Upon request by the Senior Management in Nigeria, assist in organizing donor site visits by supporting field staff in the smooth design and implementation of agendas and visit activities.

Education and Requirements

  • Degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related field e.g. MBChB, Public Health, B.Sc Nutrition etc.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in nutrition programs in resource poor settings with at least 3 years in project management position, experience managing nutrition programs; specifically in the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and nutrition BCC approaches.
  • Experience working in Nigeria/West Africa a plus. Willingness to travel extensively in Nigeria
  • Background in conducting situation analysis, nutrition and nutrition assessments. Training and competency in LQAS, SPSS, SQUEAC and SMART methodology for conducting surveys is an added advantage. Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods, community development and partnership.
  • Experience and competency in proposal development, report writing and grant management.
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint), email and database (HMIS, DHIS, EPI-Info) experience.
  • Experience implementing nutrition programming in hard to reach areas/displaced communities
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring of nutrition staff
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills; Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills; Excellent coordination and networking skills; Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, be flexible, and adaptability to transitions.

Specific Security Situation/Housing:

  • The Nutrition Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with travel throughout the country.
  • The security situation in Nigeria continues to be volatile in the NE with the security level at 3 (orange).
  • The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments.
  • This is a non-accompanied position. The Nutrition Coordinator will live in shared housing.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Graduate Cash Transfer Officer
Location:
Borno

Job Description

  • The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectorial interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs.

Scope of Work

  • In Borno State, Maiduguri, the IRC proposes an integrated FSL and Nutrition intervention funded by USAID/FFP that will serve to improve the IDP’s access to different services, and also improve the quality of the way the services are delivered to ensure their safety and dignity.
  • The FSL part of this project is focusing on Cash Transfer to the most vulnerable targeted population for a 5 month consecutive cash transfer.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Cash Transfer Program Manager, the CASH Transfer Officer will be responsible to give technical support to the implementation of the cash transfer project through ensuring a realistic project holistic plan, ensuring that the project activities are done in the stipulated time frame.
  • Organize and manage the distribution of cash to targeted households through the development of project implementation tools and the management of Cash Transfer Assistants

Responsibilities
Planning and implementation:

  • Under the guidance of Program Manager, Organize and supervise the distribution of cash to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Responsible for the selection and verification of project beneficiaries in coordination with community committee and authorities and the use of selection criteria
  • Ensure a realistic project implementation plan and develop project implementation tools.
  • Actively engage and support to develop community sensitization activities on selection criteria, cash redemption process and feedback mechanism.
  • Develop distribution plans for Cash and share with Program Manager for final approval.
  • Maintain clear communication with cash transfer agents and beneficiaries in accordance with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with cash transfer agents on the schedule of distributions to make sure they are ready with cash to smoothly distribute cash to beneficiaries.
  • Organize cash distributions considering safety and security of staff engaged and beneficiaries and in a dignified manner for beneficiaries.
  • Conduct field visits to project sites and meet with community leaders to select specific vulnerable locations for targeting and ensure a conducive community mobilization system
  • Carry out the staff appraisal for the Cash Transfer Assistants
  • Internal – closely work with and share information with other sectors in IRC and coordinate with logistic to timely receive project materials.
  • External – day to day coordination of activities with community leaders, local government officials and security officials.

Coordination
Requirements
Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Community Work or field relevant to the position.
  • 1 years of experience in the implementation of cash transfer projects.
  • Experience working with IDPs and in emergencies.
  • Good experience in community mobilization and beneficiaries’ selection and targeting and monitoring.
  • Good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles
  • Accuracy and keen attention to details, in order to produce high quality documents and maintain good records

Benefits
Salary between 200-300 Monthly, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter and Resume in one MS word with the position they are applying for clearly stated in the email subject line to: [email protected]

Or
Addressed to:
The Country Director,
International Rescue Committee,
Plot 902 Olu Awotesu Street,
Abuja.

Or
Hand delivered applications should be sent to their Maiduguri Office:
Plot Number 7,
Jimina Road, GRA ,
Off Damboa Road,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.

Application Closing Date: Not Specified.

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