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Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager at the 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 refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager

Requisition ID: req31800
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Regular

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager, under direct supervision of the Senior Economic Recovery and Development Manager, will provide operational and technical support for the delivery of Economic Recovery and Development programs within IRC operational areas in Nigeria.
  • He/She will support activities to increase youth access to training, skills and knowledge to support people in taking advantage of diverse employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and also support Women access to improved access to financial services (including Village Savings and Loan Associations), and credit and financial services and oversee design and implementation of Cash Based Interventions (CBI’s) and agricultural and vocational livelihood programs.
  • The ERD Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and scale up plans for the livelihoods program.
  • S/he will liaise with other ERD and technical coordinators within IRC, partners, as relevant interagency coordination structures.
  • The Manager is responsible for overall management of livelihoods staff, providing any and all support necessary to ensure successful implementation of ERD livelihoods programming.
  • S/he will work closely with project staff of other technical areas including Health and Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Protection etc. to strengthen collaboration for integrated livelihood programming.

Major Responsibilities
Technical Quality and Program Development:

  • Work alongside the Senior ERD Manager to plan and manage ERD programming.
  • Ensure appropriate methodologies and technical approaches are implemented working with the Senior ERD Manager to ensure global best practice in Economic Recovery and Livelihood programming.
  • Support ERD M&E staff to develop relevant monitoring tools and adapt them to the different program methodologies.
  • Review and summarize monthly monitoring reports for the Senior ERD Manager on the output/impact of the Livelihoods Program
  • Follow up on indicator progress and achievement and ensure quality data management for project monitoring
  • Support the identification of opportunities and development of market integrated assessment in collaboration with the Senior ERD Manager, M&E team and other IRC sectors.

Proposal Development, Grant Planning & Implementation:

  • Support/participate in the development of all ERD Livelihoods related proposals.
  • Take responsibility for livelihoods budget management and compliance.
  • Contribute to regular donor and internal reporting. Where necessary, coordinate with Grants team to ensure the IRC submits donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements are produced in quality.
  • Work closely and coordinate with IRC logistics, finance and grant staff to ensure timely and compliant program activities and expenditures
  • Provide direction, capacity building and monitors staff in implementation of their work plans and technical quality of activities
  • Analyze budget, map grant salaries and attend BVA meetings when requested by the Senior ERD Manager.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Develop and maintain effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders; government line ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Youth and Social Development on the implementation of ERD projects.
  • Actively advance IRC’s connections to livelihood actors at national level, seeking avenues for partnership, collaboration and coordination of activities.
  • Participate in ER&L, FSWG and the Cash working group meetings in the project areas.
  • Oversee any partnership with the private sector and community CBOs if any during the period of the project.
  • Where possible identify new partners (including private sector) to support Economic Recovery project activities.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Senior ERD Manager
  • Position directly Supervises: Livelihoods Officers, M&E Officer and Livelihoods Assistants
  • Key Internal Contacts: Grants unit; Finance, HR and Supply chain departments; other sector managers Indirect Reporting: N/A
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Senior Program Coordinator External: N/A

Qualifications
Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business Administration / Management, Food Security Studies, Livelihood Studies, Rural Development, International Development or a related discipline.
  • Post Graduate degree is an advantage.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of progressively responsible project management experience in Economic Recovery Development/Food Security and Livelihood programming, preferably with a focus on youth and gender equality.
  • At least 2 years of technical experience in business/enterprise development and financial services, markets facilitation and private sector development is essential.
  • In depth understanding of ERD/Food Security sector indicators.
  • Experience in women and youth livelihoods, relationship building, and partnerships in advancing organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration.
  • Experience managing a large team of field staff.
  • Experience in developing new relationships with private sector partners.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Project management experience in Economic Development programming and livelihood support particularly with gender and diversity sensitivity.
  • Strong budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to run program analysis and draw inference for decision making.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in- country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills.

Managerial / Leadership Competencies:

  • Experience managing multiple project teams.
  • Experience in developing new relationships with private sector partners and government Institutions.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in- country collaboration with IRC staff at all levels of the organization.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required and any local language.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Training and certification in Food Security and Livelihoods, Project Management and Cash programming is an advantage.

Working Environment:

  • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State but support activities in Yobe and Adamawa states.
  • The security situation in Maiduguri is relatively stable with periodic tensions.
  • All IRC offices are provided with internet facilities and there is reliable mobile telecommunication network in Borno.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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