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Current Vacancies at International Rescue Committee (IRC)


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: Health Dispenser

Location: Konduga, Borno

Scope of Work

  • The Health Dispenser is responsible for dispensing of pharmaceutical products according to prescriptions from the clinicians. S/he responsibilities will include day to day drugs dispensing, maintaining and reporting on consumption and stock records.
  • The Dispenser reports to clinical health officer, while working very closely with the Health Outreach Officer. The position is based in Konduga.

Key Responsibilities

  • Dispense medicines and/or medical supplies to patients, as prescribed by the clinician
  • Provide patients and their caregivers with adequate information on drug usage, possible side effects and additional advice as appropriate and in adherence to MoH protocols.
  • Alert the clinician when inconsistencies of prescriptions are noted in view of patient safety and compliance.
  • Maintain daily records of drug consumption and drugs stock, and submit weekly reports to the clinical health officer and pharmacy technician.
  • Observe trends in drug consumptions and timely alert the clinical health officer when supplies need to be replenished.
  • Participate in continuous medical education program with the IRC health team.
  • Promote the quality of the IRC’s health programs by following the measures put in place in collaboration with other staff and the IRC health unit.
  • Conduct additional tasks as requested by the clinical health officer to assist in the running of the mobile team on day-to-day basis.
  • Ensure a good working relationship with the mobile team and with staff at supported health facilities.


  • College Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Must be registered with relevant licensing bodies and allowed to practice in Nigeria
  • At least 1 year work experience in drugs and medical supplies management
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of drugs and medical supplies regulations of Nigeria
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • NGO work experience is an advantage
  • Should be able to use Microsoft Office especially MS-Word, Excel
  • Able to communicate in English language (written and spoken ); Knowledge of local languages is a plus
  • Additional qualities: team worker, be flexible, and adaptability to transitions.

Working Environment

  • The position is located in Maiduguri. 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.

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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV’s to “The Senior Human Resource Manager” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org Subject of the application should read: “Health Dispenser, Konduga.”
Hand delivery Applications should be submitted in Maiduguri Field Office

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Scope of Work

  • The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of the supply chain function for IRC Yobe in compliance with IRC and donor regulations. The positon will direct supervision to Procurement, warehouse and fleet officers and in Yobe.
  • Key responsibilities include procurement management, inventory and warehousing management, assets and properties management and vehicle & transport management.
  • The position would report to the Borno Office Field Coordinator with dotted line of reporting to the Base Manager and will work closely and receive technical support from the Supply Chain Coordinator.

Major Responsibilities

  • Accountable for implementing and maintaining a local procurement system adapted by the IRC Nigeria Supply Chain Department and based on IRC Global procurement policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure each grant has a procurement plan and each plan is updated, discussed with the relevant budget holder and are reported on a monthly basis.
  • Coordinate, manage and be accountable for the supply and logistics support to IRC operations, including the efficient, effective and transparent procurement of the required goods and services according to IRC policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Establish a reasonable and appropriate lead-time for ordering and delivery of goods, ensuring this lead-time is followed and achieved as per the different grant timelines.
  • Maintain transparent and efficient general contracting systems through IRC standard Supply Chain due diligence.
  • Finalize Supply Chain Monthly Report and PRTS for final submission to Supply Chain Coordinator.

Fleet and Transport Management:

  • Oversee the management of the transport fleet for IRC Yobe office. Ensure that vehicles are allocated to program/departments in an efficient manner and in coordination with Program Managers and Field Coordinator.
  • Ensure that systems are in place to account for transported goods.
  • Ensure that Logistics Manager prepare monthly reports on Fuel Usage, Mileage and Spares Expenditures by vehicle for review, general reporting and analysis for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure management, tracking, maintenance and reporting of all IRC Yobe vehicles according to IRC policy.
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  • Be accountable for periodic circle count as per the standard operating procedure to ensure that stock management system is adhered to by the storekeepers.
  • Lead in conducting fiscal year end stock inventories and ensure that effective stock inventory report is produced.
  • Assist programs to establish and implement a reliable stock distribution plan to avoid closed grant or expired items in the warehouses.
  • Train warehouse staff as required in managing and documenting the receipt, handling, storage, dispatching and reporting of goods through the IRC warehouse(s).
  • Finalize monthly report for the expendables store outlining all stock movements and remaining balances.
  • Ensure donor reports for stock are complete and submitted to the Grants Department on time as per donor requirement.
  • Maintain records/authorizations for warehouse staff designated to receive and dispatch goods.
  • Ensure warehouse and stocks are secure, well managed and documented.

Asset Management:

  • Ensure proper tracking, maintenance, and recording of all IRC assets in Yobe, which will lead to an accurate asset database at all times.
  • Ensure that each staff member is accountable for every asset assigned to them through the use of the Equipment Issue / Receipt forms.
  • Define and implement maintenance systems and procedures for assets, including training of staff and follow-up.
  • Ensure quarterly physical check of assets and submission of asset reports to Supply Chain Coordinator for review and feedback.
  • Ensure donor reports for assets are complete as per donor requirement and submitted on time to Supply Chain Coordinator for review before submission to the Grants Department for action.
  • Ensure disposal of assets is reviewed and implemented on an annually as per IRC and donor requirements regulations.

Budget & Finance:

  • Participate in proposal design and budget development by identifying and inputting the required operational budget need for project implementation.
  • Work with field staff to identify Supply Chain needs and ensure that issues are raised with Field Coordinator to ensure they are included in new budget development.
  • Monitor Supply Chain sections of budgets. Review Budget vs. Actual expenditure reports and give feedback to Field Coordinator and Supply Chain Coordinator.

Training, Outreach and Staff Management:

  • Proactively develop the skills of IRC Yobe staff to understand and utilize Supply Chain tools and services to design and implement quality programming.
  • Practice excellent human resource management, supporting the development, promotion and retention of a motivated team of qualified and experienced staff
  • Ensure all Supply Chain staff are aware of and in compliance with IRC Supply Chain policies and SOPs for procurement management, stock inventory, and warehousing management, assets and properties management and vehicle & transport management.
  • Participate in all grant opening and ending meetings with the role of preparing and presenting Supply Chain plan including warehouse space, procurement plans, required equipment, disposals and reports.
  • Implement capacity-building program to strengthen the capacity of Supply Chain staff in Yobe.
  • Support to identify staffing and/or skill gaps and see that these gaps/needs are filled and support the recruitment of all Supply Chain staff and provide day to day supervision of department.
  • Ensure that each Supply Chain staff has updated job description, annual performance objective and provide corrective feedback of set objectives through regular performance evaluations.
  • Ensure that any staff discipline follows a progressive methodology which provides for clear and structured improvement.

Other tasks:

  • Prepare monthly Supply Chain reports and send to Supply Chain Coordinator and Field Coordinator for review and feedback.
  • In collaboration with the Supply Chain Coordinator conduct Supply Chain Assessment and act improvement plans prepared in response to resolve the gaps identified
  • Maintain current knowledge of local government requirements related to Supply Chain matters and ensures compliance with legal requirements
  • Participate in Logistics Cluster meetings in Adamawa State.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Supply Chain Management.
  • At least 4 years of work experience.
  • Experience working with grants funded by donors including UNHCR, DFID, ECHO, and EU, and knowledge of specific donor guidelines.

Work Environment:

  • The position is located in Yobe. 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.

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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications addressed to the “Senior Human Resource Manager”, via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org Subject of the application should read: “Supply Chain Manager, Yobe”

Job Title: Health Supervisor

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Location: Gwoza, Borno

Scope of Work

  • The Health Supervisor is responsible for implementing activities in the allocated LGA (Gwoza), and works in partnership with the LGA health counterpart. The Health Supervisor reports to the team leader or Health Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish effective work relationship with the LGA health focal person and provide support and guidance in the joint implementation of the activities.
  • Conduct capacity assessments at health facilities, develop training plan and implement accordingly.
  • Conduct regular joint supervision to the health facilities, organize meetings with staff and community health committees and facilitate in problem solving and provide support to action plans that are within the scope of the program.
  • Establish and/or support a robust supplies management system within the LGA in collaboration with the pharmacist.
  • Support and guide on the use of the HMIS and IDSR tool at the facilities and at the LGA health office, conduct data review sessions and analysis with the health staff monthly.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with the LGA health department, other stakeholders and communities in support of improving access and coverage of health services within the LGA.
  • Facilitate training of LGA health department and community leaders on emergency preparedness and response.
  • Distribute Medicines and supplies according to the distribution plan and monitor the proper use of equipment and commodities distributed.
  • Compile weekly activity reports and submit to health manager.
  • Support community sensitization activities at the clinics and in the communities, in collaboration with the community mobilizer and community volunteers.
  • Ensure health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities.
  • Establish effective referral mechanism between the facilities to the hospital Maintain vigilance and monitor surroundings for security of the mobile team on site and adhere to IRCs safety and security protocols.

Human Resource Management:

  • Work together with the Nurse-Midwife and community mobilizer in the LGA.
  • Jointly with the team, provide ongoing education for clinic staff and

Communication and Reporting:

  • Support Health Manager and LGA focal person in compiling statistical reports from the facilities 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.
  • Strengthened health system within the state and LGA.
  • Community volunteers actively participate in health services within their community.


  • Registered Health Clinical Officer/ Nurse
  • 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.


  • Two to three years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
  • Proven experience in working with government counterparts in the delivery of health services.
  • Experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate health workers. an
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in working in a team and able to lead 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.

Specific Security Situation/Housing:

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange). Security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country.
  • The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments

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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications addressed to the “Senior Human Resource Manager” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.orgSubject of the application should read: “Health Supervisor, Gwoza”
Hand delivery applications should be submitted in Gwoza Field Office.

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Deadline: 29th March, 2018.

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