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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Consultant – GIZ Assess Project Final Evaluation

Requisition ID: req17489
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Consultant
Employment Type: Part-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background

  • 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.
  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014, the IRC moved into Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State.
  • The IRC is responding at scale to the humanitarian situation across sectors including Education, Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment, Environmental Health, Economic Recovery and Development, Protection and Rule of Law, and Governance.

Adamawa State School-Base Education System Strengthening (ASSESS) Project:

  • Since 2009, the conflict between the non-state Armed Oppositions Groups (AOGs) and the Government of Nigeria has had a destructive impact on the already weak education system in the Northeast.
  • In Adamawa, teachers were expected to manage overcrowded classrooms of traumatized children who have specific needs while they receive only limited support. Professional development opportunities for teachers were almost non-existent.
  • While both boys and girls in Adamawa State are educationally disadvantaged in comparison to children in other areas of Nigeria, girls often face even larger barriers. Girls are not being encouraged to pursue educational goals, and those who go to school often drop out before finishing primary school. School-Based Management Committees (SBMCs) which are a critical link between the government, the schools and their communities have had limitations to play their roles.
  • In response to these needs, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with funding support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) has been implementing the Adamawa State School-Based Education System Strengthening (ASSESS) project since April 2019.
  • The project intends to ensure 50 primary schools in Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha, Gombi and Hong LGAs are safe, functional, and responsive and that they provide quality education to pupils by;
  • Working with 50 School-Based Management Committees (SBMCs) who would ensure that schools are responsive to the needs of parents and children and that there is an effective link between communities and schools.
  • Supporting 1,000 teachers to develop subject knowledge and appropriate pedagogical practices via a continuous and context-specific professional development package that consist of face-to-face training, teacher learning circles, and ongoing coaching.
  • Since its inception in April 2019, the ASSESS project, together with 42 government Education Managers (Mentors) and 25 Master Trainers, has been building capacities of 986 teachers and 984 SBMC members from 50 primary schools in Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha, Gombi and Hong LGAs of Adamawa State.  IRC has been closely working with GIZ team, the State of Universal Education Board (SUBEB), and Local Government Education Authorities to ensure effective implementation of the Project – which is coming to end by 30 September 2021.

The Purpose of Final Evaluation

  • The purpose of this evaluation is therefore to assess the overall performance of the ASSESS Project throughout the full project cycle and the project’s scalability and sustainability.
  • The final evaluation report will help the IRC and GIZ to also improve their future projects through lessons learned and best practices generated from the system strengthening project – ASSESS.

The scope of the final evaluation:

  • The final evaluation process will be structured around themes with suggested evaluation questions as below. However, the consultant shall be encouraged to review the project documents and modify evaluation questions to provide detailed synthesis of the project performance.
  • This assessment will include Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA) which would assess the learning outcomes of learners who participated in the baseline and midline assessments.
  • Relevance: Does the project align with domestic education policies related to child education? How relevant was the project to target groups, needs and priorities?
  • Impact: What difference has the project made to the lives of targeted beneficiaries? To what extent did this project achieve the intended outcomes? Are there any unplanned outcomes because of this project?
  •  Effectiveness: Were the planned objectives and outcomes in the project achieved as planned? Were the monitoring mechanisms effective in providing timely data to inform management decisions? To what extent did the project meet its targets and deliver outputs?
  • Efficiency: What evidence is available on cost efficiency and/or effectiveness of the interventions? How do intervention costs compare with other modalities in similar context, including other educational programs implemented by government actors or non-government actors? Were outputs delivered in a timely fashion?
  • Sustainability: To what extent did the project utilise established institutions/mechanisms to ensure sustainability at the end of project? To what extent are project results (impact if any, and outcomes) likely to continue after the project? Are there elements of exit strategy to ensure sustainability?
  • Implementation challenges: What are critical challenges reported by project participants including children, teachers, mentors, master trainers, SBMCs members, and other community members? What are strategies and solutions implemented and/or suggested by the project participants to address these challenges?

Methodology:

  • The IRC recommends a desk review of project outputs, and the use of qualitative research approaches that can systematically synthesize quantitative and qualitative project achievements in the past two years and six months. These approaches need to be also adequate to delve into the scalability and sustainability of the intervention perceived by system-level actors including education officers at local and state ministries of education. Consultant is advised to recommend the most appropriate approach for the assignment.

Data collection and management:

  • The IRC expects a balanced use of both quantitative and qualitative techniques to collect and/or analyse different types of data in addressing research needs identified above. Secondary qualitative data may be provided if needed.
  • Additional qualitative data for different stakeholders and specially from system-level actors will be collected by the consultant through remote and/or in-person interviews. All data should be carefully analysed to provide recommendations for strengthening effectiveness, efficiency, impact, implementation, and sustainability of ASSESS Project. Both direct and indirect beneficiary perspectives should be considered, examining any positive and/or negative spill-over effects.

Qualifications
Profile of Consultant

  • The Consultant should have good level of understanding on education programmes, teacher education, and community-based child support; and experiences in project evaluation with a background in humanitarian aid, research methods, child education and development, or other related fields. The lead consultant should possess:
    • Master’s Degree or higher in Child Education, Development, Humanitarian Work, Social Work, or International Relations.
    • Extensive experience in conducting evaluations along OECD evaluation criteria, ideally leading an evaluation team and experience of designing evaluation methodology / tools and data anal-ysis.
    • Experiences in designing and conducting EGRA and EGMA
    • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in research and or evaluations in education settings.
    • Experience in conducting studies and writing reports that are gender and inclusion sensitive.
    • Experience of working in or evaluating projects in insecure humanitarian environment and/or Northeast Nigeria.
    • Excellent analytical, presentation and writing skills in English
    • Fluency in Hausa is desirable

Working Environment and Conditions

  • The consultant will be based in Mubi, staying in IRC guesthouse or a hotel (IRC will cover cost), with field trips to project LGAs. While at the field, the consultant will be required to abide by IRC security protocols and guidelines. While in the field, consultant will be provided with security briefings by field security focal person.
  • Terms of payment will be negotiated upon acceptance of the consultancy. The total budget for the consultancy will include VAT as/ and if required by national regulations. Final payment of consultant will be remitted upon satisfactory submission of agreed deliverables.
  • The consultant will report to the ASSESS Education Manager in Mubi.

Proposal details and submission time frame:

  • This consultancy assignment is anticipated to start on 2 August 2021 and end on 31 August 2021. The deadline for submission of the technical and financial proposals and accompanying documents is 5:30pm 2 July 2021.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to:
Senior HR/Admin Manager,
The International Rescue Committee, Nigeria Country Program,
Plot 902, Olu Awotesu Street, Jabi,

Abuja.
Or
Sent to: Joan Wuya [email protected]

Click here for more information

Expression of interest applications should include:

  • Technical proposal (65%) with clear understanding and interpretation of the ToR, including de-tailed tasks, recommended methodology summary and proposed schedule, relevant experience, how you meet the profile required and details of time required (maximum 5 pages)
  • Financial proposal (35%), including daily professional fee and any other associated costs for the assignment. The consultant should itemize all costs in Naira for the duration of assignment. IRC will only cover field related costs during the assignment period, and costs related to data collectors/enumerators. All costs need to be clearly stated in the bid sub-mission. Please note that payment will be made in Naira.
  • CV of prospective consultant, preferably including CV of one research assistant.

Note: Applications lacking any of the above requirements will not be considered.

For more information, please contact Adukwu Godwin [email protected] and Yilkal Chalachew: [email protected]

 

Application Deadline 2nd July, 2021.

 

Job Title: Health Governance Manager

Requisition ID: req17482
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Governance
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background / IRC Summary

  • The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, supporting victims of natural disaster, oppression, and violent conflict in over 40 countries to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
  • The IRC’s response includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, Education, General Protection, and Governance. IRC’s programming in Northeast Nigeria is supported by a team of more than 700 staff.  Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women, and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
  • The Testing Problem-driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) for Social Accountability in Health project aims to test the effectiveness of PDIA as a social accountability approach to increase the participation of service users in health facility management and the resolution of problems within these health facilities.
  • PDIA is a step-by-step approach which helps decision makers break down their problems into their root causes, identify entry points, search for possible solutions, take action, reflect upon what they have learned, adapt, and then act again. It is a dynamic process with tight feedback loops that allows decision makers to build their own solution to their problem that fits their local context. For more information on PDIA, see https://bsc.cid.harvard.edu/.

Job Overview / Summary

  • In this context, the IRC is seeking a highly skilled, dynamic and experienced Health Governance Manager working under the supervision of the Senior Urban Resilience Manager, based in Maiduguri, and in close collaboration with the and SRHR Research and Innovation Manager, based in Maiduguri, the SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead, based in Washington, DC, USA, and the Governance Technical Advisor, based in Brussels, Belgium.
  • This position will provide leadership and technical expertise on all components of the project.

Major Responsibilities
Study Preparation:

  • Review of research proposal to assure contextual appropriateness;
  • Communication with health districts of the targeted health facilities to ensure buy-in and continued support throughout implementation;
  • Build own capacity on the PDIA approach, process, and tools (capacity strengthening will be provided by the Governance Technical Advisor).

Management and Technical Leadership of study implementation:

  • Provide technical leadership and ensure that the project is fully designed and implemented according to the approved project proposal and in accordance with donor requirements;
  • Lead the project team and oversee the effective coordination and implementation of the project in both Borno and Yobe state, ensuring compliance of all activities with donor rules and regulations;
  • Oversee the facilitation of the PDIA process in a portion of selected facilities:
    • Communicate with relevant health authorities and facilities;
    • Develop activity plans, reports and other relevant documents;
    • Plan and organize community-level and facility-level meetings;
    • Plan, prepare content for, and facilitate workshops;
    • Provide day-to-day technical and logistical support to PDIA teams.

Human Resources, Training and Capacity building:

  • Supervise and provide leadership to a team of Health Governance Officers and Health Governance Assistants responsible for facilitating the PDIA process in the remaining selected facilities;
  • Identify training needs of staff recruited to support project and implement relevant training activities;
  • Continuously strengthening staff capacity through on-the-job training.

Representation and Communication:

  • Coordinate with Health Governance Officers to communicate with the team/partners (MoH and facilities) a clear and exciting vision for the work of the PDIA project;
  • Represent and communicate the PDIA project initiatives to relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensure effective communication and information sharing between partners (MoH and facilities) and with other relevant actors and stakeholders;
  • Support drafting of donor reports, project overviews, regular updates, and other communication materials as needed.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Collaborate closely with the SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead and the SRHR Research and Innovation Manager to ensure the implementation team properly follows research processes;
  • Ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation guidelines, frameworks and indicators for the project.
  • And all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Senior Urban Resilience Manager, based in Maiduguri
    Position directly supervises:  Health Governance Officers, based in Maiduguri and Damaturu
  • Indirect Reporting: SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead, based in Washington, DC, USA, and the Governance Technical Advisor, based in Brussels, Belgium.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: SRHR Research and Innovation Manager, based in Maiduguri, other IRC Health Research staff based in Nigeria
  • External: Ministry of Health, Health Facility staff, Community Leaders and Members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Public Administration, Law, International Development, Project Management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in local governance, social accountability, public administration, institutional development, public-sector capacity building or related technical areas;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding governance in service delivery, in particular health;
  • Solid experience in participatory, flexible, conflict and gender-sensitive programming and implementation;
  • Experience or knowledge of the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) and/or adaptive management a plus;
  • Strong track record in working in partnership with governments and civil society at various levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and partner with communities, civil society, and government representatives;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in written and spoken Hausa and/or Kanuri is preferred.

Working Environment:

  • The IRC is a team-work environment and requires a person who will work with colleagues from many cultural backgrounds, understand and contribute to the organization’s goals, work well as a member of a group/team, and respect the thoughts and opinions of others in the team.
  • The security situation in North East Nigeria continues to be volatile with security level currently at 3 (orange), though subject to change.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Health Governance Assistant

Requisition ID: req17487
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Governance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background / IRC Summary

  • The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, supporting victims of natural disaster, oppression, and violent conflict in over 40 countries to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
  • The IRC’s response includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, Education, General Protection, and Governance. IRC’s programming in Northeast Nigeria is supported by a team of more than 700 staff.
  • Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women, and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
  • The Testing Problem-driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) for Social Accountability in Health project aims to test the effectiveness of PDIA as a social accountability approach to increase the participation of service users in health facility management and the resolution of problems within these health facilities.
  • PDIA is a step-by-step approach which helps decision makers break down their problems into their root causes, identify entry points, search for possible solutions, take action, reflect upon what they have learned, adapt, and then act again. It is a dynamic process with tight feedback loops that allows decision makers to build their own solution to their problem that fits their local context.

Job Overview / Summary

  • In this context, the IRC is seeking three Health Governance Assistants, one based in Maiduguri, Borno State and two based in Damaturu, Yobe State, working under the supervision of the Health Governance Officer, based in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively, and in close collaboration with the Health Governance Manager in Maiduguri.
  • The Health Governance Assistants will be in charge of implementing project activities, under the guidance of the Health Governance Officers. This role will run until December 31st, 2021, with no possibility of extension.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work as part of the Health Governance team to ensure the successful delivery of the project and PDIA approaches;
  • Build own capacity on the PDIA approach, process, and tools (capacity strengthening will be provided by the Governance Technical Advisor)
  • Support logistical preparations for project activities, working in close collaboration with the Health Governance Officer, IRC Supply Chain, and IRC Finance Teams;
  • Provide direct administrative support to the team, including copying, dissemination of documents, assisting the preparation of procurement-related documents, tracking purchase and payment requests, etc.;
  • Lead community engagement activities, including community mobilization and facilitation of community-based sessions;
  • With support from supervisor, facilitate PDIA process in a portion of selected facilities:
  • Communicate with relevant health authorities and facilities;
  • Develop activity plans, reports and other relevant documents;
  • Plan and organize community-level and facility-level meetings;
  • Plan, prepare content for, and facilitate workshops;
  • Provide day-to-day technical and logistical support to PDIA teams.
  • Communicate with the team/partners (MoH and facilities) a clear and exciting vision for the work of the PDIA project;
  • Collect information, compile data, produce reports, and organize files as requested by supervisor;
  • Document the process of PDIA and collect relevant information as per guidance received from the SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead and the SRHR Research and Innovation Manager;
  • Facilitate the organization of key informant interviews and focus group discussions between project research staff and facility staff/community members/project staff;
  • Ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation guidelines, frameworks and indicators for the project.
  • And all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Health Governance Officers, based in Maiduguri and Damaturu
  • Position directly supervises:  N/A
  • Indirect Reporting: Sr. Urban Resilience Manager and Health Governance Manager, both based in Maiduguri
  • Internal: SRHR Research and Innovation Manager, based in Maiduguri, other IRC Health Research staff based in Nigeria
  • External: Ministry of Health, Health Facility staff, Community Leaders and Members

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Public Administration, Law, International Development, Project Management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum two (2) years of professional humanitarian/development experience; Experience in governance and health systems a plus;
  • Experience with community engagement and participatory processes, including: previous facilitation of group work with relevant populations, active participant in community groups, and experience with capacity building or training exercises.
  • Strong presentation skills and writing ability;
  • Able to solve complex problems through a reciprocal and consultative approach;
  • Prior experience working with government actors and/or community leaders is required;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in written and spoken Hausa and/or Kanuri is obligatory.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Health Governance Assistant

Requisition ID: req17488
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Governance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Slot: 2 Openings

Background / IRC Summary

  • The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, supporting victims of natural disaster, oppression, and violent conflict in over 40 countries to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
  • The IRC’s response includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, Education, General Protection, and Governance. IRC’s programming in Northeast Nigeria is supported by a team of more than 700 staff.
  • Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women, and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
  • The Testing Problem-driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) for Social Accountability in Health project aims to test the effectiveness of PDIA as a social accountability approach to increase the participation of service users in health facility management and the resolution of problems within these health facilities.
  • PDIA is a step-by-step approach which helps decision makers break down their problems into their root causes, identify entry points, search for possible solutions, take action, reflect upon what they have learned, adapt, and then act again. It is a dynamic process with tight feedback loops that allows decision makers to build their own solution to their problem that fits their local context. For more information on PDIA, see https://bsc.cid.harvard.edu/.

Job Overview/Summary

  • In this context, the IRC is seeking three Health Governance Assistants, one based in Maiduguri, Borno State and two based in Damaturu, Yobe State, working under the supervision of the Health Governance Officer, based in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively, and in close collaboration with the Health Governance Manager in Maiduguri.
  • The Health Governance Assistants will be in charge of implementing project activities, under the guidance of the Health Governance Officers. This role will run until December 31st, 2021, with no possibility of extension.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work as part of the Health Governance team to ensure the successful delivery of the project and PDIA approaches;
  • Build own capacity on the PDIA approach, process, and tools (capacity strengthening will be provided by the Governance Technical Advisor)
  • Support logistical preparations for project activities, working in close collaboration with the Health Governance Officer, IRC Supply Chain, and IRC Finance Teams;
  • Provide direct administrative support to the team, including copying, dissemination of documents, assisting the preparation of procurement-related documents, tracking purchase and payment requests, etc.;
  • Lead community engagement activities, including community mobilization and facilitation of community-based sessions;
  • With support from supervisor, facilitate PDIA process in a portion of selected facilities:
    • Communicate with relevant health authorities and facilities;
    • Develop activity plans, reports and other relevant documents;
    • Plan and organize community-level and facility-level meetings;
    • Plan, prepare content for, and facilitate workshops;
    • Provide day-to-day technical and logistical support to PDIA teams.
  • Communicate with the team/partners (MoH and facilities) a clear and exciting vision for the work of the PDIA project;
  • Collect information, compile data, produce reports, and organize files as requested by supervisor;
  • Document the process of PDIA and collect relevant information as per guidance received from the SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead and the SRHR Research and Innovation Manager;
  • Facilitate the organization of key informant interviews and focus group discussions between project research staff and facility staff/community members/project staff;
  • Ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation guidelines, frameworks and indicators for the project.
  • And all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Health Governance Officers, based in Maiduguri and Damaturu
  • Position directly supervises:  N/A
  • Indirect Reporting: Sr. Urban Resilience Manager and Health Governance Manager, both based in Maiduguri

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: SRHR Research and Innovation Manager, based in Maiduguri, other IRC Health Research staff based in Nigeria
  • External: Ministry of Health, Health Facility staff, Community Leaders and Members

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Public Administration, Law, International Development, Project Management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum two (2) years of professional humanitarian/development experience; Experience in governance and health systems a plus;
  • Experience with community engagement and participatory processes, including: previous facilitation of group work with relevant populations, active participant in community groups, and experience with capacity building or training exercises.
  • Strong presentation skills and writing ability;
  • Able to solve complex problems through a reciprocal and consultative approach;
  • Prior experience working with government actors and/or community leaders is required;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in written and spoken Hausa and/or Kanuri is obligatory.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Income Generating Activities (IGA) Assistant

Requisition ID: req17478
Location: Damaturu, Yobe, Nigeria
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

IRC Nigeria Program

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014, the IRC moved into Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations.
  • IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State.
  • The IRC is responding at scale to the humanitarian situation across sectors including Education, Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment, Environmental Health, Economic Recovery and Development, Protection and Rule of Law, and Governance.

Job Overview / Summary

  • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country. A priority outcome for the Country Program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services. The IRC is currently implementing a two-year education project titled “Improving Access to Education for Conflict-Affected Children in Northeast Nigeria”.
  • The project intends to reach 20,000 children in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States with quality non-formal education services (literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills) and support parents and caregivers of beneficiary children with small business/income generating activities.
  • The Income Generating Activities (IGA) Assistant will therefore be responsible for the overall coordination of the IGA related activities of the Project in either Damaturu/Yobe or Mubi/Adamawa.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support parents and caregivers of NFE learners with small business/income generating activities.
  • Provide support to parents and caregivers on best strategies of sustaining small business.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collected through the various tools that the education sector uses.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of Income Generating Activities.
  • Facilitate IGA related trainings for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Participate in developing of training contents and train the beneficiaries according to the schedule defined.
  • Uphold the highest standard of confidentiality when managing records to ensure beneficiary dignity and privacy.
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining Income Generating Activities using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports on Income Generating Activities to supervisor

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Education Manager (State), with technical oversight by the Education Manager (Project) and the Economic Recovery and Development (ERD)Manager.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Economics/Agric economics or any relevant field
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming.
  • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required.
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing.
  • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Good administrative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the communities, including to remote and/or insecure locations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Health Governance Officer

Requisition ID: req17481
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Governance
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background / IRC Summary

  • The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, supporting victims of natural disaster, oppression, and violent conflict in over 40 countries to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
  • The IRC’s response includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, Education, General Protection, and Governance. IRC’s programming in Northeast Nigeria is supported by a team of more than 700 staff.  Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women, and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
  • The Testing Problem-driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) for Social Accountability in Health project aims to test the effectiveness of PDIA as a social accountability approach to increase the participation of service users in health facility management and the resolution of problems within these health facilities.
  • PDIA is a step-by-step approach which helps decision makers break down their problems into their root causes, identify entry points, search for possible solutions, take action, reflect upon what they have learned, adapt, and then act again. It is a dynamic process with tight feedback loops that allows decision makers to build their own solution to their problem that fits their local context. For more information on PDIA, see https://bsc.cid.harvard.edu/.

Job Overview / Summary

  • In this context, the IRC is seeking two Health Governance Officers, one based in Maiduguri, Borno State and another based in Damaturu, Yobe State, working under the supervision of the Health Governance Manager, based in Maiduguri, and will supervise the Health Governance Assistants in Borno and Yobe States.
  • The Health Governance Officers will be the focal points for day-to-day implementation of project activities and will take the lead in ensuring quality programming in his/her respective state.
  • This role will run until December 31st, 2021 with no possibility of extension.

Major Responsibilities
Study Preparation:

  • In collaboration with the Health Governance Manager, review research proposal to assure contextual appropriateness;
  • Communication with health districts of the targeted health facilities to ensure buy-in and continued support throughout implementation;
  • Build own capacity on the PDIA approach, process, and tools (capacity strengthening will be provided by the Governance Technical Advisor).

Management and Technical Leadership of study implementation:

  • Oversee the successful delivery of the project within the respective state, ensuring the project is implemented according to the approved project proposal and in accordance with donor requirements;
  • Take lead in all logistical preparations for project activities, working in close collaboration with IRC Supply Chain and Finance teams;
  • Facilitate and oversee facilitation of PDIA process in a portion of selected facilities:
    • Communicate with relevant health authorities and facilities;
    • Develop activity plans, reports and other relevant documents;
    • Plan and organize community-level and facility-level meetings;
    • Plan, prepare content for, and facilitate workshops;
    • Provide day-to-day technical and logistical support to PDIA teams.

Human Resources, Training and Capacity building:

  • Supervise and provide leadership to Health Governance Assistants responsible for facilitating the PDIA process in the remaining selected facilities;

Representation and Communication, in collaboration with Health Governance Manager:

  • Communicate with the team/partners (MoH and facilities) a clear and exciting vision for the work of the PDIA project;
  • Represent and communicate the PDIA project initiatives to relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensure effective communication and information sharing between partners (MoH and facilities) and with other relevant actors and stakeholders;
  • Write donor reports, project overviews, regular updates, and other communication materials as needed.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Document the process of PDIA and collect relevant information as per guidance received from the SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead and the SRHR Research and Innovation Manager;
  • Facilitate the organization of key informant interviews and focus group discussions between project research staff and facility staff/community members/project staff;
  • Ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation guidelines, frameworks and indicators for the project.
  • And all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Health Governance Manager, based in Maiduguri
  • Position directly supervises: Health Governance Assistants, based in Maiduguri and Damaturu
  • Indirect Reporting: SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead, based in Washington, DC, USA, and the Governance Technical Advisor, based in Brussels, Belgium.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: SRHR Research and Innovation Manager, based in Maiduguri, other IRC Health Research staff based in Nigeria
  • External: Ministry of Health, Health Facility staff, Community Leaders and Members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Public Administration, Law, International Development, Project Management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional humanitarian/development experience; Experience in in local governance, social accountability, public administration, institutional development, public-sector capacity building or related technical areas highly desirable;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding governance in service delivery, in particular health / reproductive health;
  • Solid experience in participatory, flexible, conflict and gender-sensitive programming and implementation;
  • Strong presentation skills and writing ability;
  • Able to solve complex problems through a reciprocal and consultative approach;
  • Prior experience working with government actors and/or community leaders is required;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in written and spoken Hausa and/or Kanuri is obligatory.

Working Environment:

  • The IRC is a team-work environment and requires a person who will work with colleagues from many cultural backgrounds, understand and contribute to the organization’s goals, work well as a member of a group/team, and respect the thoughts and opinions of others in the team.
  • The security situation in North East Nigeria continues to be volatile with security level currently at 3 (orange), though subject to change.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Health Governance Officer

Requisition ID: req17480
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Governance
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background / IRC Summary

  • The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, supporting victims of natural disaster, oppression, and violent conflict in over 40 countries to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
  • The IRC’s response includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, Education, General Protection, and Governance. IRC’s programming in Northeast Nigeria is supported by a team of more than 700 staff.  Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women, and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
  • The Testing Problem-driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) for Social Accountability in Health project aims to test the effectiveness of PDIA as a social accountability approach to increase the participation of service users in health facility management and the resolution of problems within these health facilities.
  • PDIA is a step-by-step approach which helps decision makers break down their problems into their root causes, identify entry points, search for possible solutions, take action, reflect upon what they have learned, adapt, and then act again. It is a dynamic process with tight feedback loops that allows decision makers to build their own solution to their problem that fits their local context. For more information on PDIA, see https://bsc.cid.harvard.edu/.

Job Overview / Summary

  • In this context, the IRC is seeking two Health Governance Officers, one based in Maiduguri, Borno State and another based in Damaturu, Yobe State, working under the supervision of the Health Governance Manager, based in Maiduguri, and will supervise the Health Governance Assistants in Borno and Yobe States.
  • The Health Governance Officers will be the focal points for day-to-day implementation of project activities and will take the lead in ensuring quality programming in his/her respective state.
  • This role will run until December 31st, 2021 with no possibility of extension.

Major Responsibilities
Study Preparation:

  • In collaboration with the Health Governance Manager, review research proposal to assure contextual appropriateness;
  • Communication with health districts of the targeted health facilities to ensure buy-in and continued support throughout implementation;
  • Build own capacity on the PDIA approach, process, and tools (capacity strengthening will be provided by the Governance Technical Advisor).

Management and Technical Leadership of study implementation:

  • Oversee the successful delivery of the project within the respective state, ensuring the project is implemented according to the approved project proposal and in accordance with donor requirements;
  • Take lead in all logistical preparations for project activities, working in close collaboration with IRC Supply Chain and Finance teams;
  • Facilitate and oversee facilitation of PDIA process in a portion of selected facilities:
    • Communicate with relevant health authorities and facilities;
    • Develop activity plans, reports and other relevant documents;
    • Plan and organize community-level and facility-level meetings;
    • Plan, prepare content for, and facilitate workshops;
    • Provide day-to-day technical and logistical support to PDIA teams.

Human Resources, Training and Capacity building:

  • Supervise and provide leadership to Health Governance Assistants responsible for facilitating the PDIA process in the remaining selected facilities;

Representation and Communication, in collaboration with Health Governance Manager:

  • Communicate with the team/partners (MoH and facilities) a clear and exciting vision for the work of the PDIA project;
  • Represent and communicate the PDIA project initiatives to relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensure effective communication and information sharing between partners (MoH and facilities) and with other relevant actors and stakeholders;
  • Write donor reports, project overviews, regular updates, and other communication materials as needed.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Document the process of PDIA and collect relevant information as per guidance received from the SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead and the SRHR Research and Innovation Manager;
  • Facilitate the organization of key informant interviews and focus group discussions between project research staff and facility staff/community members/project staff;
  • Ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation guidelines, frameworks and indicators for the project.
  • And all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Health Governance Manager, based in Maiduguri
  • Position directly supervises: Health Governance Assistants, based in Maiduguri and Damaturu
  • Indirect Reporting: SRMNH Research and Innovation Lead, based in Washington, DC, USA, and the Governance Technical Advisor, based in Brussels, Belgium.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: SRHR Research and Innovation Manager, based in Maiduguri, other IRC Health Research staff based in Nigeria
  • External: Ministry of Health, Health Facility staff, Community Leaders and Members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Public Administration, Law, International Development, Project Management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional humanitarian/development experience; Experience in in local governance, social accountability, public administration, institutional development, public-sector capacity building or related technical areas highly desirable;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding governance in service delivery, in particular health / reproductive health;
  • Solid experience in participatory, flexible, conflict and gender-sensitive programming and implementation;
  • Strong presentation skills and writing ability;
  • Able to solve complex problems through a reciprocal and consultative approach;
  • Prior experience working with government actors and/or community leaders is required;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in written and spoken Hausa and/or Kanuri is obligatory.

Working Environment:

  • The IRC is a team-work environment and requires a person who will work with colleagues from many cultural backgrounds, understand and contribute to the organization’s goals, work well as a member of a group/team, and respect the thoughts and opinions of others in the team.
  • The security situation in North East Nigeria continues to be volatile with security level currently at 3 (orange), though subject to change.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Income Generating Activities (IGA) Assistant

Requisition ID: req17477
Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: No

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 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.

IRC Nigeria Program:

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014, the IRC moved into Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict-affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state, and Damatru of Yobe State.
  • The IRC is responding at scale to the humanitarian situation across sectors including Education, Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment, Environmental Health, Economic Recovery and Development, Protection and Rule of Law, and Governance.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Education Manager (State), with technical oversight by the Education Manager (Project) and the Economic Recovery and Development (ERD)Manager.

Job Overview/Summary

  • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country. A priority outcome for the Country Program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services. The IRC is currently implementing a two-year education project titled “Improving Access to Education for Conflict-Affected Children in Northeast Nigeria”. The project intends to reach 20,000 children in Borno, Adamawa, and the Yobe States with quality non-formal education services (literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills) and support parents and caregivers of beneficiary children with small business/income-generating activities.
  • The Income Generating Activities (IGA) Assistant will therefore be responsible for the overall coordination of the IGA related activities of the Project in either Damaturu/Yobe or Mubi/Adamawa.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support parents and caregivers of NFE learners with small business/income-generating activities.
  • Provide support to parents and caregivers on best strategies for sustaining small businesses.
  • Support the M&E team in the analysis of beneficiary data collected through the various tools that the education sector uses.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of Income Generating Activities.
  • Facilitate IGA related training for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Participate in developing training content and train the beneficiaries according to the schedule defined.
  • Uphold the highest standard of confidentiality when managing records to ensure beneficiary dignity and privacy.
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to Income Generating Activities using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports on Income Generating Activities to the supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Economics/Agric economics or any relevant field
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming.
  • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required.
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing.
  • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Good administrative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the communities, including to remote and/or insecure locations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Note
Standards of Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances. Working

Environment:

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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