Latest Careers at International Rescue Committee (IRC)


  2020-08-21
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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 refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Reproductive Health Midwife

Requisition ID: req10065
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background / IRC Summary

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

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Midwife is a member of the health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of Reproductive Health activities, including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations) according to the IRC and donor work plans.
  • She will work to ensure the improved quality of the project clinical activities e.g. family planning, maternal and neonatal care, case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical management of sexual assault survivors in the IRC supported health facilities
  • The Midwife will ensure the well-being of girls and women in Monguno  through the IRC supported health facilities and RH Services at community level
  • The Midwife is responsible for the oversight and implementation of Maternal and Neonatal Care, in particular: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC), Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care, Counselling and provision of Family Planning (including Long term methods), care for sexual assault survivals are offered according to MoH Guidelines at the IRC supported health facilities is of quality standard, Post Abortion Care.

Major Responsibilities
In line with the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP):

  • Provide the Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) according to national protocols and guidelines.
  • Provide the clinical care activities in the IRC RH clinical area or at the maternity
  • Adhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions, Covid19 health facility guidance and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.
  • Performs basic and assisted delivery care.
  • Performs any needed neonatal and obstetric resuscitation activity.
  • Ensures timely supported referrals to the nearest Emergency Obstetric Care center.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to other midwives in assisted deliveries (by vacuum, and breech).
  • Identifies survivors of sexual assault and refers them for registration, counseling and Clinical Care Support the RH and GBV clinic staff with technical advice, and provides services in line with the MoH and / or international best practice guidelines.
  • Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays and recommending solutions to technical issues.
  • Monitor program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff, services providers and patients.
  • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program
  • Implementation.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Integration Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  RH Clinic support staff
  • Indirect Reporting:  RH Doctor, RH Manager
  • Other Internal and / or external contacts:
    • Internal: Health team, WPE team, Child protection
    • External: Other SRH partners.

Qualifications
Preference:

  • This is non-relocatable position, and as such indigenes / residents of Monguno will be given preference.

Education:

  • Qualified Midwife / Nurse with a Degree / Diploma / Certificate and a practicing license Work Experience

Work Experience:

  • At least 1 year experience in midwifery and nursing care preferably in SRH, at BEmONC and at  primary health care level

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Skills to communicate on sensitive RH topics, provide RH education
  • Experience counseling survivors of abuse or violence with a reputable organization.
  • Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.
  • 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 is essential.
  • Ability to communicate in English and write clear and concise reports in English.
  • Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel

Language Skills:

  • English and Hausa a must, Kanuri and Shuwa will be an added advantage

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Roving Mechanic
Requisition ID: req10057
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full Time

Background / IRC Summary
The IRC has been working in Nigeria since 2012, IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in 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 to January 2014. This was followed by a 3month 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. The current project addresses malnutrition and associated health concerns among conflict-affected persons in North-Center Adamawa State. In addition, IRC is beginning a new education focused grant looking at non-traditional educational access for conflict-affected youth

Responsibilities

  • Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles, completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
  • Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to drivers complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components; repairing body damage.
  • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
  • Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
  • Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Respond to all breakdowns and accident related issues with the IRC vehicles
  • Accomplishes maintenance and organization mission by completing related
  • Will take the lead in establishing KPI for the vehicles and ensure subsequent follow up
  • Will be part of rental vehicles assessment before engaging the vehicles to work for IRC
  • Establish and maintain monitoring and control systems for all spare parts, lubricants and tyres for proper utilization.
  • Provide basic maintenance training for drivers
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Expected Deliverables

  • Strict adherence to the IRC’s vehicle policies and procedures, especially those pertaining to vehicle security.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Logistics Manager
  • Position directly supervises: None
  • Indirect Reporting: Supply Chain Manager
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:
  • Internal: Supply Chain Coordinator, DDFM, SAM’s Field Coordinators
  • External: Vehicle Spare part vendors, Vehicle mechanics

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Certificate, Diploma or relevant qualification equivalent.
  • Appropriate certification in mechanics or verifiably experience. Valid driving license.
  • Written and spoken English.
  • Pass score on IRC driving test.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long hours if necessary
  • Frequent travel to all IRC field sites at least twice a month?
  • In charge of all IRC Vehicle maintenance and report on expenses and status
  • Report to field leads when in the field for operations
  • Ensure sound and quality maintenance with durable spare parts
  • Have Valid driving Licenses with an expiring date of at least 1 year
  • Define the level and/or scope of experience and education by using specific measurements and details, e.g., years of experience, specific educational focus, degree, etc.

Key Competencies:

  • In-depth, general understanding of vehicle and equipment mechanics / electrics.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

Working Environment

  • As for all IRC personnel, the Mechanic is requested to be flexible and helpful. The mechanic may be asked to perform related duties or extra hours whenever it is needed
  • The present job description is subject to changes without prior notice according with the program evolution
  • The mechanic must understand, agree to, and follow IRC Internal Regulations & IRC POLICY. He respect and adhere to the confidentiality and IRC standard security (SOP).

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Case Management Officer
Requisition ID: req10064
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full Time

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 Program manager and Snr Case Management Officer, The WPE case management Officer will coordinates with other WPE staff/sectors to ensure survivors needs are met in a timely manner using survivor centered approach 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 response and 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
  • As well coordinate with other GBV partners in Yobe to solidify GBV sub sector working group activities in the State.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide regular supervision to case Management Assistants and make sure that staff correctly document cases in GBVIMS+ and ensure that they follow the steps involved in case management, document the action plan and work with survivor to implement plan as well as Follow-up with them to ensure developed plans are implemented accordingly.
  • Participate actively in GBV sub sector working group
  • Lead in case Management review meetings/conferences.
  • 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 response activities to the Program Manager.
  • Update the service mapping as well as ensure that referral pathway at the state 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Senior case management officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: WPE Manager
  • Position directly Supervises: WPE Case Management Assistant
  • Key Internal Contacts: Other IRC sector’s staff,
  • Key External Contacts:  Community members, school teachers and other NGOs staff.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Must have attained at least a University Degree in Social Sciences / Biological Sciences from a recognized Institution.

Work Experience:

  • Counselling, Teaching or community level engagement experience, including experience working with women and girls preferred
  • Must have worked in the same or similar capacity for at least 2 years

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 an advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Health Assistant

Requisition ID: req10061
Location: Monguno, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Slot: 2 Openings

Background

  • IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs as new areas became accessible after prolonged conflict and insecurity, in Adamawa and Borno States.
  • The IRC’s response to the humanitarian situation includes integrated health and nutrition services, as well as reproductive health care and women protection services. For its Health and Nutrition program, the IRC is seeking a Nurse to strengthen the work in Monguno LGA, Borno State.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Health Assistant is responsible for supporting patient care at the mobile clinics and overseeing Community Health activities for the population in the catchment area of IRC mobile clinics in Monguno, Borno State.
  • Under the supervision of the Clinical Health Officer, the Health Assistant will work to contribute to the overall success of the IRC Emergency Health Program in Monguno, Borno State.

Main Responsibilities
Technical Program Management:

  • Assist the Clinical Health Officer and Nutrition Officer in patient care at the mobile clinics.
  • Act as the link between 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, general child care and hygiene promotion and other relevant health topics, periodically.
  • Provide health and nutrition messaging in the communities, in collaboration with community volunteers.
  • Collect weekly activity reports from the CVs, review, discuss and submit to the team leader.
  • 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.

Human Resource Management:

  • Supervise and monitor CVs in the community.
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and CVs.

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 work plans for CHVs and ensure timely implementation of such, in line with project activities, and timelines.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support the Clinical Health 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 maternal mortality ratio, 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.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Clinical Health Officer (directly), Senior Health Officer (indirectly)
  • Position Directly Supervises: Community Health Volunteers and Incentive Staff (Routine Immunization providers & paramedics).
  • Key External Contacts: IRC’s partner organizations (community level), the Community leadership, other NGOs (during external referrals).

Qualifications

  • Must be resident in Monguno; indigene preferred.
  • A registered Nurse or a well experienced Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW).
  • 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 or qualifying certificate.
  • Certificate in reproductive health or nutrition is an added advantage.

Demonstrated Professional 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 local languages will be added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel is an added advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Construction Officer

Requisition ID: req10056
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Assistant construction Engineer will support Engineer IRC Nigeria on the efficient coordination and management of the construction project with all IRC Nigeria support and program function in compliance with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Key responsibilities Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria with the following which include Engineering Designs, Drawings and Bills of Quantities, construction Contract Management, supervision and procurement of services and reporting. The position would report to the Engineer IRC Nigeria.

Major Responsibilities
Engineering Designs, Drawings and Bills of Quantities:

  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to produce appropriate technical & engineering sketches and produce relevant engineering drawings / designs for programs and operations. Such Buildings include but not limited to, classrooms, Clinics, Nutrition centers, Comprehensive Women Centers (CWCs), offices, Stores, walkways, VIP Latrines, Bathing shelters, Security guard shelters, Pump houses, Incinerators, water distribution networks, Water storage tank towers, Underground water tanks, drainage works, Drilling of boreholes, septic tanks, soak pits among others.
  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to develop technically sound engineering structural designs both for program and operation constructions as per the Nigerian Building Code and other internationally recognized building standards.
  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to prepare schedule of materials and Bills of Quantities for the relevant designs and submit for approvals.
  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to conduct feasibility studies, engineering surveys and measurements necessary for the design, construction as well as for purposes of rehabilitation of existing structures while maintaining up to date database with GPS Coordinates, location maps and route plans of all infrastructure projects.
  • Participate in baseline surveys or rapid assessments to establish existing gaps, priorities, capacity and justification for intended / proposed project.

Contract Management and procurement of services and Materials:

  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to prepare all required documentations needed for the tendering, procurement, contract signing and monitoring of the various works and services.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copies of all documents pertaining each construction project.
  • Assist in prequalification of construction contractors
  • Support in the review of construction SWOR Analysis
  • Supervise construction activities in close coordination with and other relevant Sector colleagues.
  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to conduct regular site visits while providing technical instructions and guidance to the contractors with clear documentation of the same.
  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to Develop clear work plan and monitoring plan for carrying out field monitoring visits accompanied with a detailed weekly construction progress report.
  • Assist Engineer IRC Nigeria to Sample and verify suitability of materials in relation to the proposed engineering specifications, recommended quality during delivery to the IRC stores.

M&E and Reporting:

  • Provide weekly and monthly construction technical updates to the Engineer IRC Nigeria.

Others:

  • Any other ad hoc duties as may be assigned by the Engineer IRC Nigeria and SC Coordinator that is consistent with the nature of the job

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Engineer IRC Nigeria
  • Position directly supervises: Engineer IRC Nigeria
  • Indirect Reporting: Supply Chain Manager / Coordinator, Program sectors

Qualifications

  • Minimum Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Technology, Building Technology, Architecture with at least 2 years of proven, continuous, active practical experience in building designs, construction supervision and contract management.
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel and Power point,
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD and any other architectural design software.
  • Flexibility, teamwork spirit and sensitivity to the socio-cultural setting of NE Nigeria.
  • Good communication skills and command of English, both written and verbal.

Working Environment:

  • Security level orange. The situation in Maiduguri is calm at the moment but remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality. 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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