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Latest Vacancies at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 42 countries worldwide. We address both the immediate, lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

    IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s emergency response team, with local partner CISCOPE (civil society coalition for poverty eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in Kogi State from February to May 2013. This was followed by a 3-month nutrition and food security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014. IRC has been supporting programming in Adamawa state since early 2014. Since then, the IRC has expanded its operations to Borno and Yobe states courtesy of funding from ECHO, OFDA, DFID, LDS, SIDA, Europe Aid and SDC with projects on emergency WASH, nutrition, FSL and protection mainstreaming for IDPs and host communities in the two states.

    Environmental Health Manager

     

    Sector: Environmental Health

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Job Overview/Summary:

    Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Health Manager, the Environmental Health Manager will be responsible for IRC WASH component in restoring and strengthening health services in Borno state ensuring WASH intervention through health centers within Gwoza, Konduga, Magumeri, etc. LGAs in Borno are in accordance with IRC and donor requirement. S/he will reports to the Senior Environmental Health Manger and will work closely with other environmental health managers and IRC health team in Borno to ensure efficient use of resources, s/he will provide leadership and technical support to the IRC WASH team in Borno and ensure all WASH project are implemented within the standards and proposed project time frame.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Project implementation

    • Ensure that all IRC WASH related activities across Borno meets the need of the beneficiaries and in line with sphere, IRC, donor regulations and in line with Nigeria’s standards.
    • Ensure high quality implementation of the WASH component across health centers in Borno field sites, in a timely manner, within budget, and in full compliance with the donor contract and IRC rules and regulations.
    • Ensure that WASH interventions are appropriately-planned, adequately resourced and implemented in according to the IRC integration strategy for WASH and other sector in line with accountability guidelines.
    • Ensure good internal and external coordination, communication and spirit with the SPHCDA, WASH and Health teams across Borno state.
    • Actively participate in external coordination with relevant agencies to ensure project quality and avoid work duplication.
    • Establish good relations and coordination with WASH and Health humanitarian actors in LGAs of Borno state where the IRC is addressing the WASH needs in health facilities.
    • In collaboration with the other IRC sectors including RH, Health, Protection, and WPE by ensuring that protection mainstreaming and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) cut across WASH activities in Borno whilst the quality and timeliness of all WASH outcome are met during project implementation.
    • Work closely with M&E team in Borno to develop and improve M&E and feedback mechanisms for IRC WASH project in Health centers of Borno project, ensuring that the EH teams in the field actively monitor set indicators and effectively address concerns of the target communities.
    • Work closely with Supply Chain department to develop and monitor procurement and distribution plans for all active grants in Borno on a monthly basis. Lead in all WASH assessment with in Borno location ensuring that proposals and reports are informed by the findings of the assessments.
    • Actively participate in the internal and external reporting and proposal development for WASH in Borno by ensuring that all reports and proposal are submitted to EH coordination on time to allow for review before final submission to the country office.
    • Review progress of EA063 grant on a weekly and monthly bases in Borno in achieving program objectives and targets in collaboration with the supervisor and Health team.
    • Draft technical aspects of internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required and share with the supervisor appropriately.
    • In collaboration with the program support officer, other EH managers, review Budget vs. Actual expenditures for EH programs on a monthly basis. Bring any over/under expenditure issues to the attention of the EH Coordinator in a timely manner.

    Human resources, finance, logistics and security

    •  Supervise a technical team of one Officer and two assistant in Borno by applying the IRC’s performance management tools and by providing technical and non-technical management support and advice appropriately.
    • Participate in the recruitment of new WASH staff and  Manage the WASH budget lines of related active grants
    • Provide support to others WASH Managers in Borno by ensure that all IRC WASH spending in different grants is carried out and accounted for in a manner that is compliant with IRC procurement and financial regulations ensuring no overspending or under-spending.
    • Provide support to others WASH managers by working with the logistics department to ensure that WASH teams receive the necessary support in terms of transport, procurement and warehousing.
    • Ensure compliance with IRC security procedures for WASH interventions, as well as a high degree of security awareness and preparedness among the WASH teams. 

    Technical guidance and training

    • Spend significant time on WASH intervention sites to monitor activities and provide practical technical guidance to the team.
    • Based on needs and gaps, provide formal and informal technical training to WASH Officers and assistants and identify external training opportunities as needed.
    • Proactively liaise with the Senior EH manager for additional technical support.

    Others

    • Actively participate in the couching and capacity building of other Officers on report writing and proposal development.
    • Ensure that all EH work meets the IRC standard within the targets LGAs in Borno by visiting the sites appropriately.
    • Work closely with the senior environmental health manager Adamawa to coordinate activities with Borno and enhance consolidation and reports to the EH Coordinator.

    Key Working Relationships: 

    • Position Reports to: Senior EH Manager 
      Position directly supervises: 
      EH Infrastructure Officers and EH Infrastructure Assistants
    • Indirect Reporting: EH Coordinator, Other Senior EH Manager

    Qualifications

    • M. Sc/B. Eng/B. Sc. In geology, Civil and water resources engineering, Public health, Environmental health, and other WASH related courses with minimum of three years’ experience practicing WASH in humanitarian and development context.
    • Practical experience in project development, proposal writing and donor reporting.
    • Command of written English to produce documents and reports in good standard
    • Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
    • Experience in collecting and collating qualitative and quantitative data
    • High experience in budget analysis related to budget tracking for different donor funds
    • Ability to work with data collection and analysis software
    • Accuracy and keen attention to details, in order to produce high quality documents and maintain good records.
    • Commitment to IRC values and principles
    • Very good command in MS Office a MUST, Auto CAD, EPANET and other related soft wares will be an added advantage.
    • Knowledge of the local languages and Hausa will be an added advantage

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    WPE Community Mobilization Assistant – Konduga

     

    Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Part-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Contextual background

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

    Job Overview/Summary

    The WPE Community Mobilization Assistant will be focal in the awareness raising component of IRC WPE programming. This component aims to facilitate a change in attitudes and behaviors that condone and perpetuate Gender-Based Violence: this involves encouraging men and women to reflectively examine gender roles and inequalities in order to support a safer environment for women and girls, and to facilitate gender-inclusive development in the community.  S/he will work with communities to develop and implement plans to improve the safety and security for women and girls in the community. S/he will collaborate and coordinate with other partners to facilitate an effective multi-sectoral approach to addressing protection concerns, that basically affect women and girls

    Major Responsibilities

    Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy

    Outreach, information dissemination and community mobilization                                                             

    • Design and participate in awareness raising activities aimed at promoting changes in attitudes and behaviors regarding gender, gender equality and GBV.
    • Identify strategies to promote active community participation in prevention and response interventions designed to address GBV.
    • Play a lead role in the formation of community groups for response and prevention activities.
    • Lead on formation of community structures
    • Work with the WPE Trainer, Comprehensive Women Center, Case Worker to facilitate Trainings and sensitizations to community groups, local partners and Community Based Organizations   on GBV issues.
    • Promote the involvement of men and youth in GBV activities.
    • Utilize participatory methodology and adult education techniques to assist communities in developing community-driven prevention and response plans.
    • Mobilize community to form ‘action groups’ for awareness raising and encourage greater self-reliance among women in the communities.
    • Identify advocacy concerns, Initiate and coordinate advocacy actions
    • In collaboration with case worker ensure that women are engaged in psychosocial activities at the comprehensive women’s centers.
    • Plan and Implement SASA activities in the community

     PLANNING, COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION

    • In collaboration with WPE Case Worker and Trainer, Women action groups and Youth Groups, identify training needs of community members and carryout trainings in a consistent and appropriate manner.                     
    • Plan and implement safety audit activity                                                                                   
    • Liaise with community leaders, government agencies, IRC sectors, Partners to organize training and capacity building activities.
    • Promote women’s active participation in the leadership and decision-making of the community.
    • In collaboration with   Comprehensive Women Center (CWC) Officer, Senior Case Worker and community members conduct safety audits in the camps to identify potential security risks areas and develop strategies to address them.

      REPORTING and MONITORING 

    • Compile and summarize weekly statistics to the Officers for monitoring purpose.
    • Submit weekly narrative reports to the officers in a timely manner.
    • Communicate all obstacles/Problems to supervisors and WPE Program Manager for further action.
    • Support on monitoring of EASE activities and community structures
    • Follow-up on psycho-social support activities and ensure that these activities are conducted appropriately and meet the needs of purpose for which they are intended.
    • Follow-up on trainings/sensitizations/meetings   conducted to ensure implementation of plans

    FINANCIAL

    • In collaboration with other WPE Staff submit monthly activity cash projections for prevention activities in a timely Manner to program manager.
    • Ensure that all liquidations are done in a timely manner with relevant supporting   documentations.

    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.
    • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partner and other IRC sector staff.
    • 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.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to:  Community Engagement Officer
    • Indirect/Technical Reporting:
    • Position directly Supervises: Community volunteers
    • Key Internal Contacts: Other sector staff

    Key External Contacts:  Community members, school teachers and other NGOs staff

    Qualifications

    Minimum of NCE certificate in community development or related field preferred. University degree in similar fields would be an added advantage

    Work Experience:

    Community outreach and mobilization experience, including experience working with women, girls as well as community stockholders is preferred

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
    • Excellent listening  and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
    • 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 keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.

    Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

    • Ability to work as a member of a team 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.

    Languages:

     Ability to communicate in English, Hausa and or local dialects spoken in the location

     Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

    Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is an advantage  

    Ability to Travel: 5% of time if applicable

    Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

    Gender EqualityIRC 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.

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    WPE Case Management Officer

     

    Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Gwoza, Nigeria

    Contextual background

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

    Job Overview/Summary

    Under the management of the WPE Manager, The WPE case management Officer will be based in Gwoza. She will coordinates with other WPE staff/sectors to ensure survivors needs are met and provide supportive supervision to WPE Case Workers to ensure properly and timely case documentation, services provision and follow up are provided for identified GBV survivors, with the use of GBVIMS incident recorder and be able to make analysis of trends for an informed programing, strengthen prevention activities and decision making. Will ensuring that hard copies of all cases documented are kept in a safe and secured cabinet with lock and key

    Major Responsibilities

    • Provide regular supervision to case workers and make sure that staff correctly document cases in GBVIMS+
    • Participate actively in GBV sub working group at LGA level
    • Lead in case conferences sessions at LGA level  
    • Ensure 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 of prevention activities to the Program Manager.
    • Update the service mapping as well as ensure that referral pathway at Gwoza level is solidified
    • Identify and provide capacity building training for cases management team

    Other duties and responsibilities

    • Lead  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.
    • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partner and other IRC sector staff.
    • Work with the PSS officer to 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.
    • Work with the PSS officer to 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.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to:  WPE Manager
    • Indirect/Technical Reporting:
    • Position directly Supervises: Case management assistant
    • Key Internal Contacts: Other sector staff,
    • Key External Contacts:  Community members, school teachers and other NGOs staff

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Must have attained at least University degree in social sciences/biological sciences from a recognized Institution.

    Work Experience:

    • Counseling and training experience, including experience working with women and girls preferred
    • Must have worked in the same or similar capacity 

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
    • Excellent listening  and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
    • 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 keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.

    Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

    • Ability to work as a member of a team 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.

    Languages: 

    • Ability to communicate in English, Hausa and local dialects spoken in the location

    Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

    • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is required

    Ability to Travel: 5% of time if applicable

    Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

    Gender EqualityIRC 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.

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    WPE Community Mobilization Assistant – Monguno

     

    Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Part-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Monguno, Nigeria

    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

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The responsibilities of the Case Worker include but are not limited to the following:

    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.

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    Hygiene Promotion Assistant – Damaturu

     

    Sector: Environmental Health

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Yobe, Nigeria

    CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND

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

    Job Overview/Summary

    The EH Assistant-Hygiene Promotion will be based in Damaturu and report to the EH Officer – Hygiene Promotion. S/he will be primarily responsible for supervising the implementation of hygiene promotion activities at village level as directed by the EH Officer-Hygiene Promotion.

    The main objective of this position is to support the EH Officer-Hygiene promotion in implementing hygiene promotion activities in the communities.  This includes training of Community Hygiene promoters, establishing and training WASH committees, community hygiene clubs and directly carrying out hygiene awareness in the communities.

    Major Responsibilities

    Technical Quality

    • Directly implement hygiene promotion activities in the communities; this includes household visits, hygiene awareness sessions and distribution of hygiene promotion materials.
    • Coordinate closely with the EH Officer-Water and Sanitation and Hygiene Promoters over water quality and beneficiary needs and preferences regarding water collection points
    • If requested, participate in any inter sectorial assessment process, including analysis and planning.
    • Directly manage the day to day hygiene promotion activities in the field locations.
    • Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet agreed objectives within the timeframe.
    • Ensure program activities foster accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and inclusion are adequately addressed in programming.
    • Distribute Information, Communication and Education (IEC) materials to Community hygiene Promoters and train hygiene promoters on their appropriate use.
    • Provide technical support and training for hygiene promoters, community volunteers, community leaders, community hygiene clubs and WASH committees.
    • Provide regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records
    • Provide weekly reports of progress on hygiene promotion activities.
    • Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials and detailed NFI distribution records.

    Staff Supervision & Development

    • Assist the EH Officer – Hygiene promotion to identify, train and support Community hygiene promoters, WASH committee members and community health club members.
    • Supervise and manage community Hygiene promoters.
    • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable work teams to successfully complete their tasks on time and within budget.
    • Responsible for community hygiene promoter’s weekly reports, timesheets and weekly work plans.

    Monitoring

    • Participate in daily monitoring and recording of Hygiene promotion activities including house hold visits, Group Hygiene sessions, Mass Hygiene awareness campaigns, NFI distributions, Menstrual Hygiene Management and other Hygiene related activities.
    • Participate in Monthly HH surveys and KAP surveys depending on need.

    Other duties

    • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the EH Officer – Hygiene promotion, and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor for the development IRC programs

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to:  Hygiene Promotion Officer
    • Indirect/Technical Reporting: EH Manager
    • Position directly Supervises: Nil

    Qualifications

    Education:

    •  Minimum Diploma or certificate in social sciences, Public health, Environmental Health or other related courses.

     Work Experience:

    • Experience in implementation of hygiene promotion activities.
    • Experience in establishment and training of Hygiene Promoters, WASH committees and School hygiene Clubs.

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

    • Good communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with community members and leaders.
    • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.

    Languages:  English, Hausa

     Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

    Competent user of MS Applications: Word and Excel

     Ability to Travel: Not applicable

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    Livelihoods Assistant – Mubi

     

    Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Mubi, Nigeria

    Job Overview/Summary:

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Nigeria through the Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) sector is implementing an agriculture project in Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria. The Livelihoods Assistant will support Livelihoods Officer in facilitating trainings on agribusiness and business skills, conduct monitoring visits to collect data on VSLA, FFS, monthly income and revenue. Support in market strengthening through engagement with agro dealers.

    Major Responsibilities:  

    • Support in facilitating training in agribusiness and business skills
    • Assist the Livelihoods Officer in conducting trainings, preparation of training modules for training especially for agribusiness and market strengthening.
    • Conduct frequent site visits to facilitate trainings, monitor adoption of practices, and collect data from farmers
    • Document field achievements, innovations, failures, and lessons learned to integrate into project activities
    • Support the preparation of project reports on livelihoods and agriculture activities
    • Perform other activities as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or ERD team

    Key Working Relationships

    Position Reports to: Livelihoods Officer

    Qualifications

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Agricultural economics,

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in providing technical supports on livelihoods and agriculture production
    • Experience working with INGO/NGO in Adamawa state

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

    • Technical skills in agriculture and rural livelihoods programming
    • Strong training and facilitation skills
    • Experience in community and stakeholders relationship building and management   .  

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required and Hausa language is mandatory

     Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

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

    Working Environment:

    • The position will be based in Mubi, Adamawa State. The security situation in Mubi is relatively stable with periodic tensions. All IRC offices are provided with internet facilities and there is reliable mobile telecommunication network in Adamawa.
    • Benefits
    • Competitive Monthly salary,
    • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 12 Months.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Working Environment:   

    Security level yellow 4. The situation in Borno remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include AOG attacks in different location. 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.

    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.

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