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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 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: Nutrition Manager

Location: Yobe

Scope of Work

The Nutrition Manager is the focal point for IRC’s primary Nutrition care services in the entire Yobe state; s/he reports to the Nutrition Coordinator and works closely with the Health Manager for day to day administrative issues.
The Nutrition Manager ensures the implementation of a quality Nutrition program, in accordance with national and international standards.
The Nutrition Manager will identify gaps in Nutrition services and take the necessary steps to address those gaps.
S/he provides technical oversight/ assistance in planning, implementing and monitoring of high impact interventions and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached population groups.
In addition, provide co-ordinate support and technical assistance to Health Department and management of on-going programmes statewide and establishing nutrition surveillance systems.
He/She will directly supervise All nutrition activities in the state which will comprise of CMAM which include outreach activities,24 hour stabilization centres and Robust Infant Feeding program and will directly supervises Nutrition Manager’s working in Yobe.
Key Responsibilities
Program Management & Development:

Participate in the development of nutrition sector budgets and following up on their effective implementation.
Develop nutrition sector work plans for all the IRC nutrition grants. Supervise and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of nutrition project activities in Borno in line with proposal targets and work plan timelines.
Conduct nutritional surveillance in the programme sites, including host community and internally displaced persons (IDPs)based on agreed methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, SMART, LQAS, SQUEAC and other rapid methods.
Work with the field based nutrition staff and community health Volunteers to establish, implement and monitor community based management of acute malnutrition activities, coupled with patient follow up, referrals and education for their better management at community level.
Coordinate with other IRC departments and implementing partners to develop training curricula and implementation plans for community Health Volunteers(CHV’s).
Assist in response and management of any nutrition emergencies e.g. acute food shortages and participate in the development of disaster preparedness systems.
Promote mother infant and young child feeding best practices in various health facilities.
Oversee implementation and integration of comprehensive growth monitoring program/Mass MUAC screenings at community level and report accordingly.
Participate actively in execution of operational research and Documentation of Best Nutrition practices in various health facilities/Outreach sites if need be.
Participate actively in planned programme Rapid Nutrition assessment, nutrition surveys and KAP Assessments.
Monitoring and supervising both IRC and MOH staff seconded to IRC to ensure work is performed efficiently.
Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
Oversee continuous training programs for the nutrition staff as well as organizing trainings with consultants as per the annual work-plan & budget.
Review personnel issues and concerns of nutrition staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions.
Participate in recruitment of nutrition staff as appropriate.
Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the Nutrition Coordinator, DDP, Grants team, and HQ Technical Unit
Monitor the purchase and use of materials, equipment and supplies
Monitor and evaluate appropriate implementation of projects against program objectives and IRC’s Program Framework
Identify opportunities for program development
Staff Management:

Recruit national staff in conjunction with the Human Resources Department
Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the Protection program
Supervise the nutrition staff directly, providing ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met
Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to nutrition staff, and ensure all nutrition staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation
Overall responsibility for Nutrition team’s timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities
Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly
Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities
Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise
Ensure nutrition staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures
Technical Monitoring and Program Quality:

Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to IRC nutrition programming activities
Ensure that nutrition programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and WHO/UNICEF
Ensure that all nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices
Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all nutrition programs in line with IRC guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements
Ensure appropriate follow-up and decision-making on data relevant to IRC nutrition programs
Ensure good coordination with the health teams and with the Nutrition, Health, and iCCM Coordinator
Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary
Conduct nutritional surveillance in the programme sites, including host community and internally displaced persons (IDPs)based on agreed methodologies including surveys, process monitoring, SMART, LQAS, SQUEAC and other rapid methods
Grants Management and Reporting:

Manage and oversee all the protection grants; develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for all projects
Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings
Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required
Assure appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources
Representation & Coordination:

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including Ministry of Health, community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination
Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate
Attend the nutrition coordination meetings or represent the IRC in other relevant forums
Requirements

Bachelor degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics or MD with strong Nutrition Background from a recognized University.(Masters in Public Health Nutrition preferred)
A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition care at program management level is required.
Knowledge in computer statistical packages such as SMART and basic data analysis skills.
Experience in designing and implementing nutrition surveys and other methodologies.
MUST be registered by Nigeria Nutritionist and Dietitians Institute or other relevant Bodies.
Experience in managing a nutrition program in emergencies or among refugee/ displaced populations is an added advantage
Excellent management skills
Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals and to meet required reporting deadlines.
Able to work independently while being a strong team player.
Experience supervising health staff in a complex setting; ability to support and build staff capacity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Epi-Info/SPSS, Outlook and the internet.
Fluency in English. Skill in local languages an advantage.
Ready to Travel and work in Yobe and frequent travel to northern Yobe.
Work Environment:

The position will be based in Yobe State, Nigeria. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.
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: Stabilization Center DoctorLocation

: Yobe

Scope of Work

The Stabilization Doctor is responsible for running day to day activities of Gujba stabilization centre and he/she reports to the stabilization center manager and works closely with the Health and Nutrition Manager for Day to day administrative issues.
The stabilization center Doctor ensures the implementation of a quality clinical care of children admitted to the center in accordance with National and international standards.
The Medical Doctor will identify gaps in SC and take the necessary steps to address those gaps.
He/she provides technical oversight assistance in planning, implementing, and monitoring of high impact intervention and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached populations groups.
He/she will directly supervise clinical staff and ensure staff maintain high professionalism throughout.
The stabilization Doctor will ensure quality of services in the stabilization center CMAM PROGRAMME through strengthening capacities on the clinical management of SAM and facilitating integration of services related to newborn and child health.
With the support of the Nutrition coordinator and stabilization center manager.
The stabilization center Doctor will oversee night coverage activities/services provided to admitted cases (and caregivers) at the stabilization center and will generally be responsible for documentation and stock management of commodities, medicines/consumables and data tools.
Key Areas of Accountability
Under direct supervision of the stabilization center manager, the stabilization center Doctor Will stabilization center functions:

Daily calculation of the quantity of food needed for the day to day based on the number of children present in phase I and transition or refers the work to somebody who will calculate and he supervises him.
Order the food for the SC In collaboration with the hospital dietician.
Order the drugs for the SC In collaboration with the pharmacist.
Manage the daily collection of the number of new admissions and exists and attendance from the registrar.
Weekly checks and transmit the statistics to the stabilization center manager
Give feed back to the team and take appropriate action
Compiles monthly reports and submits to coordinators and hospital/state leadership
Provision of high quality care to complicated SAM cases
Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the stabilization center(SC)
Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for inpatient Management of SAM
Mentor and provide on the- job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure:Respect of approved protocol for management of acute malnutrition
Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording tool)
Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures
Programme Management and Documentation
Monitor the in-patient Management of SAM
Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, and nutrition related commodities and data tools in the SC
Participate in the development and review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary
Ensure timely collection, compilation, and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all IRC activities
Produce case studies related to in patient care, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request
Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
Prepare weekly and monthly activities reports and any other ad hoc report that may be required
Support the supply chain management and forecast for medicines, Medical supplies, Nutrition commodities (F-75, F-100, Resomal,) and data tools
Monitor the stock of commodities, medicines, medical supplies: calculate needs, decide quantities to be delivered to the stabilization center
Plan logistics and materials needs for the SC
Participate in stakeholder meetings on crosscutting health issues
Facilitate integration of services for a holistic approach of SAM by working in collaboration with partners
Therapeutic Feeding Functions:

Checks the pharmacy correct drug preparation, storage and stock balance etc
Checks food stock: food consumption and cleaning of the store
Food distribution: works with hospital dietician to ensure meals distributed on time and resect of the quantity
Maintains and supervises quality of medical care dispensed: drugs distribution correct application of the medical protocols : clinical follow up, rehydration , detection in times of the medical complication
Nutritional follow up: correct measurements and follow-up of the weight and edema
Individual cards and the attendance register book correct filling
Ensure and quality checks admission and exit: respect of criteria
Ensures and role-models respect for the dignity of the patients and the accompanying caretaker
Resolution of problems occurring between the patient and the personnel
Ensure that mothers are well informed about the functioning of the center, the state and the evolution of their child.
Clinical Functions:

Set work schedule to include overnights shared with emergency health manager and hospital physicians
Clinical examination of all patients with signs of complicated pathologies or presenting complication or refer by the nurses
Prescription management and follow up of severe and complicated cases in consultation with hospital physician
Adaptation and change of specific medical treatment and differential diagnosis in partnership with hospital physician
Authorizes and interprete rapid clinical laboratory
Referral of patients to hospital and between hospital
Training of hospital IRC nurses on routine treatment prescription (theoretical and on the job training)
Works in collaboration with the nurses to ensure medical care of quality
Works as a member of the team taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (feeding and psychosocial)
Develop relationship with medical counterparts with hospital
Staff Management:

Maintain an updated job descriptions conduct interviews, orient new staffs to the IRC and the stabilization center manager
Supervise the stabilization center staff (Nurse, help mothers, Mothers) directly provide ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met
Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to nutrition staff and ensure all stabilization center staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation
Overall responsibility for stabilization center staff team’s timesheet, workplan vacation schedules and staff training/development activities
Ensure performance management system documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly
Build staff capacity in workplan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities
Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assestment exercise
Ensure stabilization center staff understands and follows IRC and donor policies and procedures
Participate in nutrition related meetings seminars and workshop and feed information acquired back into programming
Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State ministry of health and hospital management board UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM in the state
Requirements

Medical degree (MBBS:MB, Bch) from a recognized/accredited university in Nigeria and registered with Nigeria Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Dentist on board and have a valid practice license
At least three years post-graduation experience
Previous experience with other local and International NGO’S
Experience inn Nutrition in community based programs
Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
Advocacy and logistics experience
Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written, Kanuri added advantage
Experience in managing Nutrition program in complex emergencies
Excellent management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to live under pressure in an unstable security environment
Excellent computer skills MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Epi- info/SPSS outlook and the internet
Work Environment:

The position will be based in Yobe, Nigeria. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.
Benefits

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

Deadline: 25th December, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications addressed to the Country Director IRC via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org
Or
Hand delivered application should be submitted to our field office:
Plot 307 Commissioners Quaters,
Damaturu,
Yobe State.

Job Title: Health Coordinator

Requisition ID: req852
Location: Maiduguri
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Scope of Work

The Health Coordinator is the focal point for health programs in Nigeria and ensures the implementation of quality primary healthcare programing in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states.
The Health Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all partners, including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs, and will also be responsible for fulfilling IRC’s strategic objectives for the health sector.
The Health Coordinator supervises all health staff, and reports to the Senior Emergency Program Coordinator.
The Health Coordinator will receive technical support from the regional Technical Advisor for Health Programs.
The position is based in the IRC Maiduguri field office in Borno state with regular travel to supervise IRC’s emergency health and health systems-strengthening programs throughout the northeast.

Requirements/Qualifications

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.
Experience implementing health programming in insecure environments, hard-to-reach areas, and displaced communities.
Experience implementing both emergency and development-oriented health programming.
Experience integrating health programs with other sectors (nutrition, WASH, protection, etc).
Demonstrated skills in project design/proposal development and grant management.
Experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff.
Knowledge and experience in participatory design methods, community development and partnership.
Background in situation analysis, health assessments, and program implementation.
Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills; ability to delegate responsibilities.
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Excellent coordination and networking skills.
Willingness to travel extensively in Nigeria.
Excellent written and oral English skills.
Demonstrated computer skills and experience with programs such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management systems, including HMIS, DHIS, EPI-Info.
Additional qualities: ability to be a good team player, ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, and adaptability to transitions.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee the implementation of all emergency health and health systems-strengthening programs as well as operational research projects implemented by IRC Nigeria.
Provide technical supervision and guidance of all IRC health projects. Extend technical support and supervision to subordinates and 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 and IRC’s M&E Team.
Ensure sound data collection and information management systems are in place for ongoing performance analysis and programmatic action based on data and identified needs.
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.
Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of all health projects are met with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) followup, including any required operational research, with technical support from the Health Information Management team in the New York-based Health Unit and the regional Technical Advisor as needed.
Provide technical support to the health team 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 the relevant IRC theories of change and that interventions are evidence-driven.
Update IRC Nigeria’s health sector strategy according to prevailing needs and country priorities.
Work with other IRC sector leads to actively integrate and improve quality of programs.
Management:

Provide supportive supervison to the health team 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 has made to donors and communities.
Review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for health programs on a monthly basis with staff and set course corrections as necessary.
Ensure that periodic data reviews are conducted in coordination with M&E Managers and relevant technical advisors for course correction as needed.
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). Conduct 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:

Serve as Co-lead for the Health Sector, working closely with the Ministry of Health and WHO.
In coordination with the Senior Emergency Prorgram Coordinator, 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.
Assist in organizing donor site visits by supporting field staff in the smooth design and implementation of agendas and visit activities.
Develop evidence-based advocacy points to be presented through the Health Sector, INGO Forum, Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and Operational Humanitarian Country Team (OHCT).

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 at phase 4 (red). 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.

Deadline: 19th January, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Deputy Director of Field Management
Requisition ID: req739
Location: Abuja
Sector: Operations
Employment Category: Fixed Term

Job Overview/SummaryThe Deputy Director of Field Management (DDFM) is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). Reporting to the Country Director (CD), the DDFM will lead IRC field operations in Nigeria in close coordination with other members of the SMT and key operations and finance personnel based in Abuja.
The DDFM is responsible for ensuring cohesion between programs and operations through a close working relationship with the Deputy Director for Programs and Deputy Director for Operations.
The DDFM advises senior management about programming directions and opportunities, and ensuring that program activities are carried out effectively, efficiently, and safely, in furtherance of objectives as laid out in the Strategic Action Plan and taking into consideration all internal and external factors affecting the operational environment.
Major Responsibilities
Leadership and Management:

Participate in Senior Management Team (SMT) initiatives including weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings as well as other ad hoc events;
Develop and lead, in collaboration with SMT colleagues, sub-national management fora to ensure cross sectoral program integration and cross departmental partnership and synergies;
In collaboration with the Deputy Director for Operations, oversee robust and comprehensive security and risk management through participatory approaches across all departments and levels of staff in field locations;
In collaboration with the Senior Program Coordinators and Field Coordinators, continually monitor and assess the evolving humanitarian context and needs in the North East and channel these to SMT colleagues
Represent the IRC externally on behalf of the Country Director in Nigeria’s North East and ensure the organization is strategically positioned in relevant sub-national UN, NGO and government fora;
Act as a champion for the Strategic Action Plan (SAP), ensure that all operations and program activities are orientated towards meeting SAP objectives and participate fully in SAP reporting and revisions;
In partnership with the Deputy Director for Programs, provide leadership and supervisory management of Senior Program Coordinators for the efficient and effective delivery of program commitments through overseeing the development and implementation of tools such as procurements plans, budget versus actual reports, work plans etc.;
Working closely with the Deputy Director for Programs, Senior Program Coordinators and the grants team, support program coordinators to ensure comprehensive donor grant management and compliance.
Working closely with SMT colleagues, ensure that operations (finance, supply chain, HR, IT) are responsive to the needs of programs, are in line with IRC policy /donor regulations and meet the highest compliance standards possible.
Ensure effective human resource management, in conjunction with relevant colleagues, through responsive supervision and performance management of direct reports and overseeing staffing, leave, performance management planning and roll out across relevant teams.
Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures, and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: Country Director
Position directly supervises: The Deputy Director for Field Management will supervise the following staff through a “management in partnership approach”:
Field Coordinators (currently two) – in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Operations
Senior Program Coordinators (currently two) – in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Programs
Security Coordinator (one) – in collaboration with the Deputy Director of Operations.
Management in Partnership is a type of matrix management used at the IRC. Management in Partnership aims to ensure effective and efficient management and supervision of mutli-facing and cross departmental roles.
Other Key Contacts:

Country Program:  Senior Management Team members, M&E Coordinator, Consortia Coordinators, Grants Coordinator.
Region: Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director for Programs, Regional Safety and Security Advisor,
Requirements

Advanced degree in relevant technical or managerial subject area
At least seven years of international experience with four years of experience in the management of emergency, post-conflict or development programs.
Demonstrated skills and experience in program design and delivery, including proposal development and/or strategic level operations design and delivery
Proven capacity in staff management, multi-tasking, time management and diplomacy.
Experience of working hostile environments as well as security analysis and management
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Must be an innovative and creative problem solver, and a team player, with experience working with multi-cultural teams.
Fluent in English

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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