Job Opportunities at International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Borno State:
Job Title: WPE Psychosocial Officer
Locations: Konduga, Monguno, and Gwoza, Borno
Slots: 3
Scope of Work
  • 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’s Women’s Protection Empowerment team implements a multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response program which engages multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.
Summary Statement of Duties and Work
  • Under the leadership of the Senior WPE Manager, The WPE Psychosocial Officer will be based one of the three LGAs (Konduga, Gwoza or Monguno)
  • He/She will coordinates with WPE Case Workers in responding to the psychosocial needs of GBV survivors and support community sensitization effort that prevent and respond to all forms of GBV in Borno State
  • The Psychosocial Officer assesses and plans response mechanism that meet the needs of women and children who are affected by GBV.
Key Responsibilities
The WPE Psychosocial Officer will be responsible for:
Psychosocial Support:
  • Conduct initial psychosocial counselling with GBV survivors to assess survivors needs and treat survivors with respect, care and always maintain confidentiality
  • In collaboration with WPE Case workers, identify psychosocial needs of survivors and share information with senior WPE Manager so as to support survivors meet their needs
  • Work with WPE Case Workers to ensure that survivors’ cases are followed-up and survivors decisions and best interest are prioritized for effective service delivery
  • Work closely with GBVIMS Officer to capture survivors’ information in the database and use report to advocate for material and psychosocial support for survivors
  • In collaboration with WPE Case Workers, develop and revise work plan that includes list of items and budget needed to meet the psychosocial needs of GBV survivors
Mentoring:
  • Develop and conduct trainings and capacity building on Psychosocial service with partners and other sectors within IRC
  • Provide capacity building and technical support to team members to improve skills and capacity in the provision of psychosocial service delivery.
Planning and Coordination:
  • In collaboration with community outreach team, assist and support community mobilization and sensitization highlighting the importance of psychosocial support to survivors of GBV.
  • Plan and coordinate with GBV Case Workers at the various field sites and ensure survivors psychosocial needs are met
  • Coordinate with relevant partners and develop psychosocial strategies that meet different needs of survivors. Advocate with other partners on behalf of GBV survivors
  • Represent the IRC WPE in community meeting as required and maintain positive relationship with Community leaders, Local community structures and groups at various levels.
Other Duties:
  • Attend and participate in regular team meetings
  • Attend trainings as required
  • Compile and submit timely reports
  • Participate in the development of procurement and spending plans and work plans to ensure the successful implementation of programs and contribute to program proposal development.
  • Ensure supplies/resources for GBV prevention activities and other program activities are requested on a timely manner for timely implementation of program activities.
  • Any other duties as required
Required Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work/Social Sciences/Community Development or other related field preferred
  • Community mobilization and training experience with a reputable organization/civil society organizations
  • Clear understanding, including demonstrated positive attitudes on gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls STRONGLY preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting women and girls, including gender based violence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervises, facilitate and motivate other GBV staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • 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 communicate in English and local dialects spoken in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports in English would be an added advantage
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills are helpful (word, excel, email etc.) and a plus
  • Be a Team Player is essential
Working Environment
  • These positions are located in Konduga, Monguno and Gwoza 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.
Application Deadline  5th March, 2018.
Job Title: WPE Case Management Officer
Locations: Konduga, Monguno, Gwoza, Borno
Slots: 3
Background
  • WPE program implement prevention and response activities to address gender-based violence.
  • Gender-based violence (GBV) has been identified as, a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world, which impacts negatively, in the life’s of the survivors, especially when women and girls are affected and they are most vulnerable to GBV, it affect physical, health, economical, emotional, psychological and social well-being of its survivors as well as leads to 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-sectoral 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 Borno, North-Eastern Nigeria in a timely, dignify, confidential manner.
Summary Statement of Duties and Work
  • Under the management of the WPE Manager, The WPE case management Officer will be based in one of the three LGAs (Konduga, Gwoza or Monguno)
  • He/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 makes analysis of trends for an informed programing, strengthen prevention activities and decision making
  • Will ensure that hard copies of all cases documented are kept in a safe and secured cabinet with lock and key.
Responsibilities
  • Provide regular supervision to case workers and make sure that staff correctly document cases using the Intake and Assessment form.
  • Make sure 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.
  • Attend GBV meetings as may be required.
  • 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.
  • She will be the lead person in case conference sessions
  • Document and follow up on cases
  • Identify and provide capacity building training for cases management team
  • Any other duties as assigned by the GBV Program Manager/Coordinator.
Requirements
  • Must have attained at least a University Degree in Social Sciences/Biological Sciences from a recognized Institution.
  • Must have experience working directly with GBV survivors and documenting cases of GBV for at least 2 years
  • Must be Computer literate in MS-Word and MS-Excel
  • Should be able to provide mentorship
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect to people at all time
  • 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.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English, fluent in Hausa, Kanuri and or other community language.
  • Must possess interest and commitment to human rights, gender equality and gender issues.
  • Must be a TEAM PLAYER.
Working Environment
  • These positions are located in Konduga, Monguno and Gwoza 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.
Application Deadline  5th March, 2018.
Job Title: WPE Case Worker Assistant
Location:
 Gwoza, Borno
Slot: 3
Background
  • 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-sectoral prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO communities, 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 Gwoza, 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 WPE Senior Case Worker 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.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate safe space activities
  • Plays a key role in kits distribution
  • Participate in planning and conducting advocacy actions
  • Provide reports in due time
  • Any other services assigned by supervisor or agreed by the team.
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.
  • Support in adolescent girls curriculum implementations
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
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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Secondary Education Certificate/certificate in Counseling/Social Work/Psychology or related field preferred. Diploma in similar fields would be an added advantage.
Skills:
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate in English, Arabic and or local dialects spoken in the location.
  • 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 keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Working Environment
  • These positions are located in Gwoza 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.
Application Deadline  5th March, 2018.
Job Title: Information Technology Intern
Location: Borno
Main Purpose of Job
  • The IT Intern will be primarily responsible with assisting and facilitating IT activities in IRC Nigeria Office
  • The IT Intern is reporting to the IT Officer and will work closely with IT Manager and all program sectors to ensure proper IT functioning and support.
Main Duties
  • Level I Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to assistance with password resets, account creations, desktop and laptop builds and printer support
  • Level II Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to anti-virus assistance, Windows 7 support, Microsoft Office 2013 support, general laptop, desktop and printer repair, and light network troubleshooting
  • Enterprise Ticket Management – Work inside our enterprise ticketing system, Service-Now, to provide timely and transparent customer support of all requests
  • Hardware Inventory – This position will work our Global Supply Chain department in imaging, distributing and tracking all hardware; also tracking and installing all purchased software
  • Level I Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to assistance with password resets, account creations, desktop and laptop builds and printer support
  • Level II Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to anti-virus assistance, Windows 7 support, Microsoft Office 2013 support, general laptop, desktop and printer repair, and light network troubleshooting
  • Enterprise Ticket Management – Work inside our enterprise ticketing system, Service-Now, to provide timely and transparent customer support of all requests
  • Hardware Inventory – This position will work our Global Supply Chain department in imaging, distributing and tracking all hardware; also tracking and installing all purchased software.
Confidentiality:
  • Ensuring the non disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.
Functional Skills and Knowledge
  • College Degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical work experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills; customer service experience
  • Able to work independently within a team environment
Application Deadline  4th March, 2018
Job Title: WPE Adolescent Girl Assistant
Locations: Monguno, Konduga and Gwoza, Borno
Slots: 3
Scope of Work
  • 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’s Women’s Protection Empowerment team implements a multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response program which engages multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC
  • The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program has developed ‘My Safety, My; Wellbeing’ (MSMW) curriculum to equip adolescent girls with key knowledge and skills to help them to reduce, prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV).
  • The curriculum has been organized in a way to enable girls to develop trust amongst themselves and with the facilitators and it is separated into two parts; 10-14 and 15-19. 20 girls in a group will enroll in 24 two-hour sessions over the course of 12 weeks. Skills-building sessions address topics such as communication, decision making, confidence and problem solving, each with a specific focus on GBV, early marriage etc.
Summary Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under the leadership of the Psychosocial Officer, the Adolescent Girl Assistant will conduct an assessment to identify adolescent girls and mentors based on criteria, provide trainings for mentors, conduct sessions for adolescent girls, female and male parents, supervise and support mentors using the Girls in Focus curriculum
  • Facilitate protection through positive parenting and caretaking, host community meetings on girls’ safety and protection and make referrals to relevant service providers when the need arises in assigned duty station.
Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks
  • The Adolescent Girl Assistant will report to the Psychosocial Officer who will be based or assigned to any of the above LGAs in Borno State, Nigeria to ensure program quality and adherence to work plan.
Key Responsibilities
The Adolescent Girl Assistant will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out an assessment to identify adolescent girls and mentors using an established criteria.
  • Working closely with other project staffs to recruit girls and mentors participants.
  • Conduct trainings for mentors using the Girls in Focus curriculum.
  • Supervise and support mentors on Girls in Focus twice a week curriculum facilitation with adolescent girls
  • Identify training needs and plan for CCS and psychosocial trainings for service providers including case management for survivors of gender based violence.
  • Monitor and ensure delivering Girls in Focus curriculum content.
  • Provide basic psychological first aid and support adolescent girls to access social services if needed
  • Promote and support girls to practice knowledge and skills acquired.
  • Conduct monthly parents discussion sessions using Girl in Focus Mothers and Fathers curriculum
  • Organizing group educational and social activities, and holding regular, individual meetings with mentors.
  • Host coordination meetings with community stakeholders, parents etc.
  • Working closely with school authorities, teachers and parents to ensure that girls’ stay in school
  • Collect, compile, summarize and submit weekly report on Adolescent girls activities to senior program manager
  • Facilitate psychosocial support activities in girls safe spaces
  • Support in advocacy actions
  • Any other duties to enhance the smooth running of the project.
Qualification and Expperience
  • Candidates should hold, at maximum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Education, Economic, another Human Development related field or equivalent of experience.
  • Have at least two years’ experience working with girls and/or women and coordinating with social service agencies
  • Participated in social groups and have an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Have a thorough understanding of gender based violence that affects the lives of women and girls and willingness to increase skills and knowledge to respond to reporting of GBV appropriately
  • Candidates should have capacity building, facilitation and training experience
  • Is able to adapt and work under pressure, possess strong interpersonal and intercultural skills that enable her to work well with a diverse team.
  • Be willing to travel to and from project implementation sites regularly.
  • Be fluent in English and local languages
  • Be flexible to meet job demands and is a TEAM PLAYER.
Work Envirnoment:
  • Security level orange. The situation in Monguno and Gwoza, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.
Benefits
  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Deadline  5th March, 2018.
Job Title: Clinic Assistant
Locations: Maiduguri and Konduga, Borno
Reports to: Reproductive Health Midwife
Slots: 2
Scope of Work
  • The RH clinic assistant is responsible for supporting RH midwives in direct patient care, registering new clients, assessing patients’ reproductive health state, determining what care they need etc.
Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the RH Clinic Assistant include but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist RH midwives in direct reproductive health service provision
  • Conduct initial consultations for patients attending the clinic according to IRC RH guidelines
  • Assess signs and symptoms of illness, take vital signs and enter them in medical charts, develop a nursing diagnosis and triage patient to the appropriate provider
  • Register new patients and provide STI and FP counselling
  • Provide technical nursing support for RH services
  • Ensure referral for all transfer patients are coordinated with necessary health care intervention and diagnoses
  • Ensure all necessary information concerning the patients or activities in the clinic are reported to the supervisor in a timely manner
  • Maintain the register for medical consultation, of all the present RH services
  • Monitoring responsibilities
  • Ensure all patient registers are properly filled on daily bases
  • Ensure data tracking sheets a properly filled and reported to supervisors in a timely manner.
Other Duties:
  • To perform any other responsibility as directed by supervisor.
Professional Standards:
  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Gender requirement (if applicable): Female
  • Qualified CHEW or Nurse with Nurse Diploma/Certificate
  • At least 2 years of working experience in nursing care
  • NGO experience preferred
  • Experience in RH , BEmONC (EmONC), and working at community level
  • Communication skills to educate and sensitise on sensitive RH topics
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, is flexible and able to handle pressure
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy; Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Requirements:
  • This section outlines the minimum professional experience, academic training, etc. necessary for a candidate to be successful, as well as any additional desirable qualifications
  • If there is a gender requirement (i.e. GBV case worker or other gender-sensitive positions, depending on cultural context), please list here
Working Environment
  • The positions are located in Maiduguri and Konduga. 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.
Application Deadline  8th March, 2018.
Job Title: Protection Manager
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Scope of Work
  • The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Protection Manager will oversee an IDP and host community Protection program in Borno, State. In this capacity, the Protection Manager will be responsible for day-to-day supervision and oversight of Senior Protection Officer, Protection Officers, and various protection activities, budget management, administration, and implementation of the requirements of the programs
  • The Protection Manager will work closely with other IRC Sectors and partner agencies operating in Maiduguri.
  • This position will report to the Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator, and receive technical support from the Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator.
Responsibilities
Program Management & Development:
  • Create and execute a work plans, spending plans, procurement plans and related systems to ensure that project deadlines are met and targets achieved.
  • Supervise and coach the Senior Protection Officer, Capacity building & Training Officer, Legal Officer and Protection Officers to conduct monitoring home visits, surveys , participatory assessments and/or community consultations focused on protection concerns and the identification of Persons with Special Needs (PSN) within the community. Ensure that monitoring visits respect principles of confidentiality of interviewees and that all incidents reported to IRC are handled with due regard to protection principles.
  • Supervise and coach the Protection Officers to deliver awareness-raising activities on topics such as service availability and access to Justice.
  • Support the Protection Officers in maintaining a good working knowledge of available services from IRC and partners, and an ability to make appropriate referrals to those services in the course of protection monitoring and community outreach activities.
  • Develop and maintain a good knowledge of the protection situation locally and the priority needs of the IDP population and host community. Compile protection assessment reports to inform IRC and partner programming in Borno/Adamawa/Yobe
  • Convene and facilitate the monthly/semi-monthly community forum made up of NNGOs, community leaders, PAGs, local authorities, women’s committee representatives, and others to discuss community priorities and NNGO plans.
  • Support the Capacity Building Officers and the Legal Officers in capacity building of community-based protection mechanisms through training, support, and maintenance of the PAGs throughout the State.
  • Conduct protection mainstreaming activities, especially in regards to partner programming including WFP General Food Distributions to ensure that protection principles are prioritized in service delivery and that vulnerable IDPs and host community members have equal access to services.
  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the Protection and Rule Law Coordinator, DDP, Grants team, and HQ Technical Unit.
  • Contribute to the development of the Country Sector Strategy for the Nigeria Protection Program.
  • Support other protection programs as needed, including Child Protection and Women’s Protection and Empowerment.
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.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the Protection Team through regular supervision and feedback on performance
  • Build the capacity of the Protection Staff to improve their range of capabilities related to the Protection Program and its activities
  • Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly.
Grants Management and Reporting:
  • Manage and oversee 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.
  • Ensuring effective implementation of M&E systems throughout the lifetime of the project.
  • Manage the project budget; review monthly Budget vs. Actual, Weekly consolidated PRTS and expenditure sheets and collaborate with the Supply Chain and Finance department to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting.
Representation & Coordination:
  • Actively participate in coordination mechanism with partners, IDPs, and host community leaders to ensure information sharing and coordination of interventions, and to enable meaningful participation of both IDPs and host communities.
  • Liaise with partners, particularly through the protection sector working group/coordination mechanism, to share findings and any issues of relevance and/or concern related to the local context or broader trends.
  • Establish relationships with other NGOs, international organizations, government offices, particularly those working in protection and participate in relevant coordination forums.
Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Law, International Law, Human Rights or International Affairs
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in protection programming in a displacement setting
  • Previous working experience with US and European donors is an asset
  • Strong understanding of protection principles and likely protection concerns arising in the Nigeria context as well as conflict sensitivity
  • Experience in complex emergencies and the ability to live and work in a very remote environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and without daily supervision
  • Demonstrated skill in staff management in a cross- cultural environment
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and report writing experience required
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
Work Environment:
  • The position will work in the Maiduguri Field Office. The program site in Northern Nigeria. This is security level 3 – orange
Benefits
  • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Deadline  14th March, 2018.
 Job Title: WPE Economic and Social Empowerment Officer 
Location: Konduga, Borno
Job Summary
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) violates a woman’s human rights, threatens her physical and mental health and limits her educational and economic opportunities with repercussions for her family and community.
  • The link between women’s financial independence and gender-based violence has inspired programs aiming to empower women economically as a potential violence prevention strategy.
  • The Economic and Social Empowerment Officer will be based in Konduga with frequent visits within and outside Borno state as the Job demands. He/she is responsible for conducting assessment to identify communities and implement the economic and social empowerment (VSLA) and gender discussion group sessions.
  • This will include VSLA Participants and their male partners on various aspect of household and relationship dynamics, including household financial planning, communication, power dynamics, negotiation skills and decision making.
  • He/she should work in collaboration with IRC ERD sector to enhance coordination and service delivery to beneficiaries. He/she will work with ERD Sector to conduct training of trainers (TOT) in VSLA and gender group dialogue sessions.
  • He/she should do regular field visits and attends group meetings, Monitors and provide support where necessary.
  • He/she should play active role in building up community capacity to effectively run EA$E groups. This position reports directly to the WPE Senior Program Manager.
Specific Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the EASE officer include but are not limited to the following:
Programs:
  • Work with WPE Community mobilizers and ERD to conduct an assessment to identify communities for the establishment of EASE groups
  • Work alongside women and ERD to establish and train groups in VSLA, Gender discussions and business skills.
  • Conduct a TOT of staff and partners in VSLA, Gender discussions and business skills.
  • In collaboration with ERD and women groups design a group bye-laws and support groups to elect their executives.
  • Organize and facilitate a gender dialogue sessions with VSLA participants and their male partners.
  • Ensure to check records during VSLA meetings for accuracy and provide support where necessary and share data with M&E officer and senior program Manager.
  • Document and share challenges with ERD and WPE Senior program manager and design strategy to address challenges.
  • Provide any Village Savings and Loan Association information and security related to security focal point and WPE Program Manager in a timely manner for action.
  • Provide weekly report
  • Submit detailed monthly and weekly plans to senior program manager in a timely manner plans.
  • Attend staff meetings and training events as required.
  • And any other duties assign by the senior program manager or the program coordinator.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Work and Social Administration or related field
Skills and Experience:
  • Strong experience working with community groups
  • Great communication skills and ability to clearly and effectively convey complex concepts to populations with limited numeracy and literacy skills
  • Excellent training and mentoring skills
  • Familiarity with savings and credit schemes (VSLA methodology preferred)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to foster team spirit
  • Belief in and understanding of gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment
  • Willingness to travel to field sites frequently and, preferably, experience working in GBV programs and in rural settings.
  • Should be a Team Player.
Working Environment:
  • The positions are 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.
Benefits
  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Deadline  5th March, 2018.
Job Title: WPE Community Trainer Assistant
Locations: Monguno and Gwoza, Borno
Slots: 2
Job Description
  • 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.
Summary of Responsibilities
  • The GBV Community trainer assists the Program Manager/Coordinator with activities of the WPE program specifically in the spectrum of GBV prevention
  • The Prevention staff will performs training functions in the camps and host communities in Borno state. He/she will help design prevention activities that will improve on program quality. Will take the lead in planning and conducting Trainings on GBV and human rights issues and the monitoring and evaluation of training and sensitization activities.
  • The Prevention staff will take the lead in developing IEC materials that will improve on prevention and response of GBV, collates reports and statistics on trainings and sensitizations conducted in the field and submit to program Manager/Coordinator
  • She/he in collaboration with GBV Program Manager/Coordinator, provides technical assistance in relation to prevention activities and prepares standardized training modules.
  • The Prevention staff further helps to establish collaborative relationships with collaborating partners, local Partners, local authorities in particular the SEMA and NEMA, Police, medical personnel, all IRC Sectors , women groups, and youth’s groups, and ensures that trainings are developed to meet their needs and also work with GBV Actors for a coordinated referrals for GBV Survivors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Training:
  • Take lead in all GBV training activities.
  • In collaboration with IRC Local partners, community mobilizer and case worker plan and conduct prevention activities including but not limited to awareness raising campaigns and community sensitizations.
  • Carryout a GBV training needs assessment for WPE staff, IRC sector staff, Partners, Women’s groups, community groups and other community stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with community mobilizer, case worker, conduct sensitizations and Trainings to Women’s groups Youth groups, and CBOs on GBV issues.
  • Develop and implement prevention strategies.
  • Promote the involvement of men and youth in GBV activities.
  • Facilitate role-plays regarding gender-based violence
  • Ensure pre and post testing are done and documented.
  • Seek out new material(s) that will improve training content.
Planning, Collaboration and Coordination:
  • Design, implement and evaluate quality GBV training in a systematic and consistent manner by establishing GBV training procedures.
  • With community input, develop community education methods, which may include workshops, drama, games, debates, poster contest, youth clubs, and other creative methods.
  • In collaboration with WPE community mobilizer, case worker and local partners, Conduct focus groups and keep detailed documentation about information gathered. Consider this information in planning and conducting animation, sensitizations and to design IEC materials.
  • Ensure that all work is done in accordance with established protocols and within ethical guidelines.
  • In collaboration community mobilizer, hold weekly meetings with Women’s group’s to discuss issues like women’s rights, decision-making and gender equality.
  • Promote women’s active participation in the leadership and decision-making of the community.
  • Liaise with IRC local partners, community leaders, government agencies and other appropriate agencies to build support and solicit cooperation and assistance to GBV activities.
  • In collaboration with community mobilizer, identify and mobilize communities and establish Engaging Men Through Accountable Practices (EMAP) for behavioral change and attitudes towards ending violence against women and girls
  • In collaboration with community mobilizer, establish, form and train Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) group members and also establish Group Discussion Series (DGS) with VSLA members and their spouses or representatives to discuss on household decision making process.
  • In collaboration with WPE Community mobilizer, Mothers’ groups, community groups, identify training needs and carryout trainings in a consistent and appropriate manner.
  • Communicate with the WPE Manager/Coordinator on progress, constraints, and training needs identified and any other matters pertaining to the operations of the GBV Program.
  • In collaboration with WPE Staff design an effective and appropriate training strategy, plan of action and project time line.
  • Meet with WPE Manager/coordinator on a weekly basis to coordinate work schedules.
  • Assist WPE Program Manager/Coordinator in strategic planning to ensure ongoing Programming.
Reporting:
  • Compile and summarize weekly and monthly statistics and narrative reports and submit to Program Manager in a timely manner.
  • Attend GBV monthly meetings and other IRC meetings as required by GBV Program Manager.
  • Properly file all reports on trainings and meetings conducted.
  • Communicate all obstacles/Problems to WPE Program Manager to discuss for further action to address the obstacles/problems.
Financial:
  • Ensure that all liquidations in a timely manner with relevant supporting documentations.
  • Submit all financial request in a timely manner
Monitoring:
  • Follow-up on trainings/Sensitizations/meetings conducted to ensure implementation of plans.
  • Avoid making false promises to beneficiaries on behalf of IRC.
  • Carryout work with respect to IRC security concerns, protocols and established policy inclusive of ensuring the safety of IRC beneficiaries from exploitive relationships.
  • Ensure working as part of a team and be flexible
Requirements
  • Must be a graduate from a reputable institution.
  • Must have working experience in GBV for at least 2 years.
  • Previous experience as a trainer, Prefer experience with participatory techniques.
  • Must be knowledgeable in using the computer, including word processing programs.
  • Must possess interest and commitment to human rights, gender, gender equality and gender mainstreaming.
  • Ability to lead, train, facilitate and motivate other WPE staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Must be fluent in Community Language written and spoken English. Fluency in Kanuri will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work as a Team and must be flexible.
Work Envirnoment
  • Security level orange. The situation in Monguno and Gwoza, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.
Benefits
  • Competitive Monthly salary.
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive.
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Deadline  5th March, 2018.
Job Title: WPE Community Mobilization Assistant
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Slots: 3
Scope of Work
  • The WPE Community Mobilizer Assistant will be a focal person 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 all individuals in the community.
  • S/he will collaborate and coordinate with other partners to facilitate an effective multi-sectoral approach to addressing GBV.
Responsibilities
Community Mobilization and Awareness Raising:
  • 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.
  • 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 M&E Officer for monitoring purpose.
  • Submit weekly narrative reports to WPE Program manager in a timely manner.
  • Communicate all obstacles/Problems to senior Case Worker and WPE Program Manager for further action.
  • 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.
  • Submit all financial request to program Manager in a timely manner for onward submission to either supply chain or finance.
  • Any other duties as needed
Requirements
  • Possess a higher level education in Community Development or a related field
  • Previous experience with community mobilization using participatory methodology.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Must be interested and committed to Human Rights, Gender Equality and Gender issues
  • Must be fluent in community language, spoken and written English: Fluency in Kanuri will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel required.
  • Be able to work effectively in unstable, challenging, and fast-paced environments.
  • Ability to keenly observe confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to work as part of a TEAM.
Work Environment:
  • Security level orange. The situation in Gwoza, Borno remains unpredictable; there is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.
Benefits
  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Deadline  5th March, 2018
Job Title: Safety and Security Liaison Officer
Location: 
Gwoza, Borno
Job Purpose/Objective
  • Under the direct and technical supervision of Safety and Security Coordinator, the Security Officer will assist in building up the capacity, awareness and preparedness of staff to deal with security-related risks, threats and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular trainings or briefings to national and international staff and IRC visitors within the area of responsibility.
  • The SSO will maintain a high level of contextual awareness of his/her operating area and strong coordination with Program and Operations support teams at the Field level.
  • He/she will form a wide web of network to sources to proactively collate and source for relevant security information.
  • The SSO will support in conducting collaborative security risk assessments with all field based staff in line with the standard IRC security management structures.
  • The SSO will support Base Office Managers in enforcement and implementation of existing SOPs and other risk mitigation plans guided by the acceptance, protection and deterrence strategies.
  • The SSO will act as a liaison link between IRC and other external security functionaries within the areas of responsibility, represent IRC in security forums as directed by supervisor to objectively ensure that the operations and program needs of IRC are well addressed.
Key Responsibilities
  • Continuously monitoring the environment in the operational areas for which he/she is responsible. As required, and at a minimum of once per quarter, support Safety and Security Coordinator in updating the FSMPs, CIMP and SOPs.
  • Ensure that the Field or Base Offices FSMP and associated documents are kept up to date and reviewed regularly, and staff constantly kept aware of their contents.
  • Brief, supervise and liaise on daily basis with the contracted guards to ensure the guard force is aware of IRC SOPs and are effectively enforcing the required regulations.
  • Accompany program staff on field missions on as need basis in order to better develop an awareness of the challenges faced by IRC staff in the field
  • Liaise with government, Army, Police, SSS, Local Heads and other key external stakeholders to ensure that IRC staff can maintain regular and safe access to program areas
  • Regularly coordinate with peer organization safety staff/focal points to get the current contextual information.
  • Ensure that Hibernation, Relocation and Evacuation plans are updated for the area of responsibility with the support of Safety and Security Coordinator.
  • Using standard trainings developed by SSC, conduct regular refresher trainings to IRC staff on personal safety, VHF communication, fire prevention, defensive driving among others.
  • Prepare weekly reports for the Field offices and update data on available incident data tools.
  • Submitting when required voice, email or SMS immediate advisories to Field staff when significant security incidents occur. This will include updating and testing on a bi-weekly basis the IRC SMS warden system.
  • Submit formal post incident reports to the Base Managers, Field Coordinator and Safety and Security Coordinator.
  • Support the Base Managers and Field Coordinator in investigating any internal incident that might have impact of IRC operations
  • Regularly assess IRC field premises to ensure that the exiting physical security mitigation structures are well maintained and initiate any relevant repairs or upgrades. Prepare building assessment reports and submit to Supervisor.
  • Work closely with the Base Mangers, to ensure that Security Focal Group (SFG) meeting are held and minutes submitted to SSC as required.
  • During a critical incident at he/she will support the Base Managers in critical incident management giving all the required support as outlined in the CIMP.
  • The SSO will be available 24/7 to respond to any staff concerns or incidents that might require urgent attention.
  • Track and monitor IRC staff movement within the areas of responsibility and report any movement breaches to SSC.
Common Duties:
  • Uphold the mission, values, and spirit of IRC Nigeria Country Program.
  • Follow IRC WAY codes of conduct and policies and uphold highest levels of professionalism and maturity.
  • Actively seek opportunities that will complement ability to fulfill position’s responsibilities as well as further professional development, such as taking part in internal and external trainings.
  • To be conversant with IRC Global security principles and ensure that IRC’s neutrality is not compromised.
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by supervisor from time to time.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Security Management/Disaster Management/Military Science/International relations or a field related to humanitarian work or risk management.
  • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and internet)
  • Competency in using and maintaining field-based communications systems (HF, VHF radios and Satellite phones).
  • Fluency in English (written, spoken, comprehension). Knowledge of local north east language is highly desired.
  • Training in First Aid and Fire Safety.
  • Competent report writing skills.
  • Disaster management and response training.
Required Experience:
  • 2-3 years’ security-related experience with UN/INGOs operating in the North East Nigeria.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in security related subjects, threat/risk assessment, security management, and personal and organizational physical security awareness.
  • Previous services with the Nigerian Disciplined forces will be a desired advantage. Certificate of discharge will be required as proof.
  • Proven experience of working effectively in complex security environments and situations.
  • Experience in developing safety related technical tools, guidelines and systems.
Interpersonal Skills:
  • Ability to work closely, professionally and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background.
  • Sound judgment and the ability to under minimal supervision
  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and planning skills
  • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Nigeria.
  • Flexibility and ability to work long hours.
Work Environment
  • The position will work in the Gwoza Field Office. The program site in Northern Nigeria. This is security level 3 – orange
Benefits
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

 Deadline  14th March, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV’s to “The Senior Admin/HR Manager, IRC” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org The subject of the application should be “The Job Title”.
Or
Hand delivery applications should be sent to the IRC Office in Monguno and Gwoza and Maiduguri.


Note
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated for Interview.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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