The International Rescue Committee Current Job Vacancies [4 Positions]

Posted on :

20 Jul, 2018

Category :

Administrative Jobs in Nigeria, Human Resources Jobs Nigeria, NGO Jobs in Nigeria

The (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:

Job Title: Urban Livelihoods Manager
Location:
 Yola, Adamawa

Scope of Work

  • The Livelihoods Manager will be responsible for the technical implementation coordination, monitoring and evaluation of a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) livelihoods programme, called “Rescuing Futures that will support young people” in Adamawa State in Northeastern Nigeria.
  • Supported by Citi EMEA and the IRC, vulnerable host community members are expected to improved livelihoods opportunities, and use those opportunities to contribute to the development goals of their communities.
  • This will be done through training and community engagement sessions, learning events, and start-up grants to successful programme participants.
  • There will also be a focus on stakeholder engagement to the wider business and humanitarian communities.
  • The project will support male and female youth to undertake income generation through self employment.
  • Working through employment and business development service providers, the IRC will support access to job counseling, legal counseling, job referall, life skills, vocational training, on the job training and microenterprise – all coordinated through IRC’s partnerships approach.
  • The Urban Livelihoods Manager will be responsible for the day to day implementation and scale up plans for the livelihoods program.
  • S/he will liaise with other technical coordinators within IRC, partners, as relevant interagency coordination structures.
  • The Manager is responsible for overall management of livelihoods staff, providing any and all support necessary to ensure successful implementation of ERD livelihoods programming.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Quality and Program Development:

  • Ensures appropriate methodologies and technical approaches are implemented working with the ERD Coordinator to ensure global best practice in programming.
  • Works alongside the ERD Coordinator to plan and manage programmatic and structural transitions.
  • Support ERD M&E staff to develop relevant monitoring tools and adapt them to the different program methodologies.
  • Review and summarize monthly monitoring reports for the ERD Coordinator on the output/impact of the Livelihoods Program
  • Follow up on indicator progress and achievement and ensure quality data management for project monitoring
  • Support the identification of opportunities and development of market integrated assessment in collaboration with the ERD Coordinator and country program senior management staff.

Proposal Development, Grant Planning & Implementation:

  • Supports/participates in the development of all ERD Livelihoods related proposals.
  • Responsibility for livelihoods budget management and compliance.
  • Contributes to regular donor and internal reporting. Where necessary ensures the IRC submits donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements are produced in quality.
  • Works closely and coordinates with IRC logistics, finance and grant staff to ensure timely and compliant program activities and expenditures; including active participation in procurement, supply chain, grant and other meetings.
  • Provides direction, capacity building and monitors staff in implementation of their work plans and technical quality of activities
  • Analyze budget and attend BVA meetings when requested by the coordinator

Coordination & Representation:

  • Develops and maintains effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders; government line ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Youth and Social Development on the implementation of the project
  • Actively advances IRC’s connections to livelihood actors at national level, seeking avenues for partnership, collaboration and coordination of activities.
  • Participate in ER&L, FSWG and the Cash working group meetings in the project areas.
  • Oversees any partnership with the private sector and community CBOs if any during the period of the project.
  • Where possible identify new partners (including private sector) to support urban project activities

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: ERD Coordinator
  • Position directly Supervises: Livelihoods Officers and Livelihoods Assistants
  • Key Internal Contacts: Grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments; other sector managers.

Job Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, social science, or related field required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in NGO humanitarian program management, preferably with specific experience in livelihoods and enterprise development.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Project management experience in economic development programming and financial/business skill building, preferably with a focus on youth.
  • Strong budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:
  • Experience in youth outreach, relationship building, and partnerships in advancing organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration.
  • Experience managing project team.
  • Experience in developing new relationships with private sector partners.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborate with d staff at all levels of the organization.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required and any local language

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Work Envirnoment

  • Security level orange. The situation in Adamawa remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

 

Job Title: Child Protection Assistant
Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Scope of Work

  • The Child Protection Assistant will conduct and support child protection activities in the host communities
  • Implement safe healing and learning spaces as well as awareness raising activities and other community based child protection activities, such as child protection committees and awareness raising activities.

Responsibilities
Technical Quality:

  • Ensure the implementation of the child friendly spaces
  • Ensure the startup, coaching and sustainability of community based child protection activities, such as child protection committees
  • Ensure awareness raising activities for child protection

Grant Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Support regular field monitoring and modifications as required.
  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports

Coordination & Representation:

  • Directly communicate effectively with other child protection workers and service providers as part of conducting individual case management and CP activities
  • Regularly attend case management meetings at field level if existing

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of the CP program strategic direction or responding to children harmed and at risk of being harmed
  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities and the creation of tools, training and awareness raising materials
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Health/Nutrition, WASH and Education) at field level

Others:

  • 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

Job Requirements

  • Technical Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Human Rights, or related Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience of 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
  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response preferred
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa required

Work Environment

  • Security level orange. The situation in Mubi, Adamawa remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months. Application Closing Date

 

Job Title: HR & Admin Officer
Location:
 Mubi, Adamawa

Scope of Work

  • Reporting to the Senior Senior HR/Admin Manager, the Human Resource Officer is responsible for providing support to the various Human Resources functions of the Country Program in the Mubi Field Office.
  • This will include rolling out IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures which covers recruitment, orientation, compensation, professional development, performance management and exit management.
  • The HR Officer will have oversight over the HR Intern and work closely with the HR Manager to ensure compliance with IRC administrative standards and with local laws and regulations.

Responsibilities
HR Administration/ Information Management:

  • Maintain the HR Data Base of Mubi Office and regularly update employee information. Maintain an accurate and timely employee filing system.
  • Maintain and update the Timesheet tracking system for both national and international staff and file all timesheets appropriately.

Recruitment:

  • Liaise with the Senior HR/Admin Manager and Talent Acquisition team to ensure new staff are oriented upon hire in the Mubi IRC office.
  • Liaise with the Talent Acquisition team for the hiring of casuals and incentive workers.

Training & Development:

  • With support from the Senior HR/Admin Manager, coordinate Staff Trainings in accordance with the Learning and Development Plan;
  • Monitor and track all IRC sponsored trainings, ensuring all stall fill out training bonds, feedback reports and all related training documents in total compliance with IRC’s policies and procedures.
  • Support staff learning by creating innovative ways of encouraging online learning for all staff
  • Coordinate training courses for employees as required.

Performance Management:

  • Coordinate timely performance appraisals and maintain an updated PME database for all staff in coordination with the respective sector Managers in the Field
  • Coordinate staff welfare management initiatives in the Mubi office with support from the HR Manager.

Exit Management:

  • Involve in the processing of termination paperwork for all staff including preparation of termination notice letters in relation to closing grants and restructuring.
  • Work closely with Supervisors to ensure exit interviews are offered to all staff and data is captured in the online exit survey to ensure a learning and reflective culture in the country program.

Other Human Resource Functions:

  • Read, review and become knowledgeable of the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required by the HR Manager and the Base Manager

Job Requirements

  • University Studies/ Higher Education in Human Resources, Business Administration or any other related course;
  • 2 years of experience in similar position;
  • Previous NGO experience will be an added advantage
  • HR Certification will be desirable
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Strong written and oral English communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to present information effectively; experience providing training and staff development a plus
  • Strong skills in collaboration with multi-cultural and diverse teams
  • Commitment to consistently improving and developing innovative HR solutions in response to HR/organizational Country Program challenges.

Work Envirnoment

  • Security level orange. The situation in Mubi, Adamawa remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

 


Job Title: Senior Administrative Officer
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno

Scope Of Work

  • The Senior Admin Officer is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective management and planning of administrative functions for the Nigeria program based in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
  • He/she is also responsible for maintaining and increasing the performance quality of the Admin team and ensuring stakeholder satisfaction by exercising service-oriented practices.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize lease agreement for IRC’s Office and guesthouses in all states.
  • Take active part in the budgeting and financial planning for all administrative expenses;
  • Supervise and support staff directly involved in the management and administration of guesthouses.
  • Oversee administrative support services and provide general administration assistance e.g. setting appointments, scheduling meetings, event management.
  • Support the planning and organization of conferences, meetings and workshops
  • Utilize Master Purchase Agreements (MPAs) and Master Service Agreements (MSAs) established by supply chain.
  • Establish and manage inventory control for communal office supplies, stationery and other admin consumables; distribute items on request through a formal requisition process; assess and monitor consumption to avoid waste and losses.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: HR Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises: Admin Officers and Assistants
  • Indirect Reporting: none
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts.
  • Internal: IRC Nigeria Staff
  • External: none

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field
  • Attention to details.
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity.
  • Team work skills.
  • Language: English must
  • Work Experience: Approximately 3 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • Professional HR & Administration experience preferably with an INGO.
  • Strong sense of personal integrity.

Work Envirnoment

  • Security level orange. The situation in Maiduguri, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month 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 CV’s and Cover Letter to: [email protected] address it to: Human Resources Coordinator, International Rescue Committee

Application Deadline 2nd August, 2018.

Note

  • Subject of the application should read: “Job Title/Location”
  • All applications should be submitted online.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated for Interview.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.