Recruitment at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with
190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross
and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental
principles; humanity,
impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary
service, unity and universality.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

Job Title: Disaster Management Delegate
Vacancy No: IFRC01599
Location: Nigeria
Duration: 07 Months
Category of Staff: Delegate
Grade: To be determined
Job Purpose
Reporting to the FACT Team Leader/OPS Manager, the Disaster Management Delegate will:

  • Provide technical oversight and guidance for the DM programme planned for the operation
  • Provide the Red Cross Movement Toolkit and processes approved by the movement.
  • Ensure that the DM programme activities are implemented within
    the established budget and timeframes and that Federation policies,
    procedures and directions are followed.
  • Explore, identify, design, implement, monitor and report other Relief activities as possible alternatives to the DM program
  • Complement existing Nigeria RC National Society’s capacities to design and lead the DM Relief component of the operation
  • Manage the IFRC DM programme, implemented in partnership with the ICRC into the operational areas.
  • Provide extensive input and technical support to programme
    design and planning and coordinate effectively with other technical
    sectors

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Disaster Management Delegate will:

  • Support, the National Society in the development of the
    operation response plans, contingency plans, standard operating
    procedures, emergency assessment systems and procedures, logistics
    procedures and pre-positioning of relief supplies under the supervision
    of the Head of Nigeria Operations and in collaboration with the
    Logistics Delegate;
  • Ensure professional logistics support is given to the IFRC’s DM
    programme and synergy with other programmes developed for the Nigeria
    operations;
  • Ensure processes of relevant assessments, in collaboration with
    the NS, the Ops Manager and the Head of Nigeria Operations, developing
    terms of reference, mobilising deployment of resources and reviewing
    reports.
  • Ensure DM response activities are planned and implemented according to the operation’s priorities.
  • Assist the National Society in the development of disaster response training (CDRT, NDRT, RDRT) and capacity building needs.
  • Ensure that community resilience programming is managed and
    implemented in accordance with IFRC strategic programme framework, and
    agreed standards including Red Cross Red Crescent Code of Conduct,
    Sphere Standards and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.
  • Collect documents and reports relevant for the DM objectives of
    the Country Cluster Office and the Nigeria operations for dissemination
    and documentation.
  • Monitor emerging disasters for rapid and accurate information
    sharing and activation of disaster response mechanisms (DMIS) in close
    collaboration with the Head of Nigerian operations.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reports in collaboration with the
    PMER and RM Delegate for the Country Cluster Office, the Nigeria
    Operation, the Region DMU, the donors according to approved guidelines;
  • Assist in preparation of budgets for DM programmes of the operation and monitor expenditure.
  • Represent the Head of Nigerian operations or IFRC in key country
    technical forums such as sector and technical working groups. Liaise
    with international humanitarian agencies and organisations when
    appropriate and participate in Inter Agency coordination and other NGO
    meetings, task forces on disaster management where appropriate and
    beyond the formal coordination meetings.
  • In coordination with the Nigerian RC (DM, CASH, and livelihoods
    programme counterparts) and the IFRC’s operational team, review the
    relevant plan of action and budgets.
  • Provide support to ensure the efficient and effective
    implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of DM activities
    supported by IFRC’s operation in Nigeria.
  • Promote integration of DM with other programmes (Relief, Health,
    WASH, Livelihoods, etc.), including projects which can benefit from DM
    related objectives.
  • In coordination with, the IFRC operation’s team (in particular
    in collaboration with the PMER/RM/Partners relationship Delegate) and
    the Head of Nigeria operations, provide guidance to the NS on the
    establishment of project baselines and basic monitoring systems.
  • Establish and maintain a matrix mapping of programmes and
    activities in the domain of DM/Relief and provide guidance to the NS on
    maintaining and reporting national level data:

    • Provide periodic, high quality (narrative and financial) progress reports to IFRC management and other stakeholders.
    • Ensure the Nigeria RC NS’s involvement in all aspects of the
      DM assessment process through the inclusion of counterparts to all team
      members and regular feedback to the National Society’s Leadership.
    • Ensure that the existing Nigeria RC’s capacities and experience, in DM and relief programming are utilised and strengthened.
    • Provide support to capacity building needs of the Nigerian
      RC National Society in all the operation related aspects with a focus on
      DM/relief activities in facilitating training and awareness raising for
      NS governance, management staff and volunteers on DM/relief and also in
      adapting existing IFRC materials to the Nigerian context.
    • Contribute to knowledge sharing, producing documentation for case studies and lessons learned.
    • Support access to reference materials, promoting on-line
      training resources, co-facilitating technical trainings and delivering
      technical presentations during training events and other meetings.

Educations

  • Relevant university education in DM or a professional qualification in DM/relief/recovery operation management – Required
  • Basic Delegates Training Course, WORC, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge – Preferred

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in developing and managing DM
    programmes and in relief distribution including personnel, budget and
    financial management to ensure compliance – Required
  • Proven field working experience in complex emergencies or similar contexts – Required
  • Experience/Understanding in cash/voucher approaches to relief and recovery – Required
  • Experience in reporting and proposal writing – Required
  • Experience in Donor/partners relationship management – Required
  • Experience working for a humanitarian aid organization in a developing country – Required
  • Experience of working for Red Cross/Red Crescent – Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers – Required
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and
    travel extensively to support field operations or training – Required
  • Strong skills and knowledge in DRM Law – Required
  • Good knowledge of disaster management and humanitarian
    assistance concepts and debates, as well as mechanisms, tools and
    guidelines for programming and coordination at different levels –
    Required
  • Good Analytical thinking skills – Required
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills with developing
    training, facilitation and presentation skills and with also the ability
    to coach, mentor and influence people – Required
  • Good Knowledge of the region and capacity to practice political and cultural sensitivity – Required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English – Required

Competencies and values:

  • National Society relations
  • Strategic orientation – Communication  – Teamwork
  • Managing performance
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making 
  • Results focus and accountability

Job Title: Finance and Administration Delegate
Vacancy No:
IFRC01596
Location:
Nigeria
Duration:
06 Months
Category of Staff:
Delegate
Grade:
To be determined
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Head of Abuja Cluster office and under the technical
supervision of the Head of the Nigeria Operation, the Finance and
Administration Delegate will:

  • Integrate the Country Cluster Support Team and is accountable
    for creating financial value, optimizing support and positioning the
    Finance Team as the operation partner.
  • Be responsible for the funds, budget, administration,
    contractual matters and insurance of the office, as well as for training
    and advising the national staff in financial and administrative
    matters.
  • Supervise the Finance team and Administration Units for an efficient support system.
  • Provide a general support and advice to the Head of Nigeria
    Operations, the program managers on all program related financial issues
    from the budgeting to the final evaluation.
  • Work closely with the Nairobi finance technical team in order to provide efficient finance management support.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Coordination:

  • Coordinate operational services for the economic, efficient and
    effective management of the International Federation financial resources
    and promote cooperation with the operating NS.
  • Closely collaborate with ICRC’s Finance Focal person in
    financial and administrative matters as the movement partner involved
    into this operation.
  • Support all ongoing operations in terms of financial and administrative management

Budgeting:

  • Coordinate the compilation of the Nigeria complex operation
    budget and financial plan, under the direction of the Head of the
    Nigeria complex operation and the Head of Abuja Cluster
  • As the management of Emergency Operations, needs Appeal budgets
    prepared by budget holders (BH), the Finance and Administration Delegate
    will :
  • Coordinate the budget preparation among ops coordinators and finance staffs.
  • Lead the budget revisions and advise on their realism, consistency and compliance.
  • Provide quality technical advice to the ops coordinators in the revision of their budgets.
  • Develop tools that facilitate the work to gather the financial data and prepare the budgets.
  • Provide guidance in terms of trends analysis to give better estimations for the budgets.
  • Review and validate the finance section of funding proposals to
    ensure that it includes all the associated costs and therefore the IFRC
    is fully recovering all the costs.
  • Monitor the level of implementation of the budgets and provide feedback to the management team.

Donor Reporting:

  • Review the finance sections of funding proposals for donors.
  • Compile accurate, regular and timely financial and narrative
    reports for the Federation and for donors, in coordination with the
    regional Finance Unit, if required by service agreement(s) or any other
    MoUs signed with partners.
  • Coordinate the donor financial reporting process ensuring that the reports are prepared and send to the donors before due dates.

Financial and Administrative Management of the office:

  • Line manage, recruit, advise, support and train the
    locally-hired financial, administrative and support staff of the
    Cluster-office, and arrange for their remuneration according to rules
    and regulations adopted within the office.
  • Administrate the accommodation, per diem, visas and travel arrangements for delegates and visitors.
  • Maintain accurate registers of the assets and property of the
    Cluster office, and ensure that accurate office systems are in place and
    maintained.
  • Advise and provide timely and accurate financial information to
    management team, assisting them to interpret and understand the
    financial information that allow them to take better decisions based on
    the current and future situation.
  • Coordinate the provision of regular management reports to allow
    the project managers to review and monitor effectively their projects
    and make effective operational decisions.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the management team and program coordinators to explain the overall finances.

Financial and Administrative Management of the Operation:

  • Manage and control the funds and financial assets of the operation.
  • Cash flow and cost control management
  • Payments, Cashier, Bank signatory and payroll functions management
  • Develop policies to avoid unnecessary risks from either exchange rate fluctuations or physical losses.
  • Review cash request analysis and ensure that the office is having enough cash to run its activities.
  • Provide consolidate cash forecasts and pursue forecasting
    system.Maintain accurate registers of the assets & property of the
    delegation
  • Ensure that accurate office systems are in place &
    maintained, accounting, authorization & internal control procedures
    environment & expenditures are within approved limits for each
    project & that the transactions are performed in compliance with the
    procedures & policies in respecting the donor conditions.
  • Ensure that the income or expenditure reallocation is completed on time.
  • Coordinate the validation of a maximum amount allowed by a project to spend to avoid expenditures in excess of these limits.
  • Supervise that the expenditures are according to the budgets, analyze, investigate, address & report significant variances.
  • Build & maintain knowledge & understanding of the in-country activities
  • Manage direct line reports & assigned resources (financial, equipment, etc.) soundly.
  • Lead, direct & motivate staff to ensure quality service, compliance, accuracy & timeliness.
  • Monitoring of Key Performance Indicators in order to ensure that
    there is an adequate financial management of the operation projects at
    all levels.
  • Preparation of ad hoc analysis reports to the management team
    (e.g. financial implications & budgets for the existing plans,
    allocation of shared costs, etc.)

Internal Control:

  • Monitor provision of supplementary services are being done
    according to the procedures & we are collecting the invoices on due
    time. If not, escalation to seek for a solution Safeguard & optimize
    the use of financial resources trough an appropriate internal control
    environment, with an emphasis on:
  • Policies & procedures
  • Effective budgetary control, oversight of bank & cash portfolio
  • Pursue from contractual agreements to practical implementation
    of the financial procedures to ensure satisfaction in terms of proper
    financial control.
  • Track, monitor & control financial commitments.
  • Coordinate with the regional Finance Unit the development &
    implementation of adequate policies for the treasury & cash
    management.
  • Monitoring of the items in the balance sheet to ensure all of
    them are reconciled, properly booked & there is no dormant balances.
  • Monitoring of the closing of the month as per the global time table.
  • Review & validate staff requests before submitting them for
    approval to the Head of Abuja Cluster, the Head of Abuja Cluster &
    the HeOps, the Region Finance Coordinator & the Regional Director.

Audit & Risk Management:

  • Implement corrective actions to manage financial risks.
  • Oversee audit processes by preparing, facilitating, & ensuring smooth processes.
  • Provide direct input to these reviews & clarify queries at source.
  • Provide feedback on formal basis for management input to the final documents.
  • Follow up on outstanding issues

Capacity Building:

  • Support & train Delegates, Local Staff on finance management.
  • Advice the NS on how to improve the financial reporting component of its operations & train the key finance staffs
  • Ensure alignment with guidelines & policies & provide
    advice in the use & benefit of international accounting standards
    & ensure that audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Lateral Relationships (Ensure effective working relationship in
    Abuja Cluster office & at the regional & global secretariat
    level with NS counterparts and leadership.)

Education

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent qualification in Finance or Accounting – Required
  • Relevant advanced university degree (master`s or equivalent) or
    equivalent qualification in business administration or auditing –
    Required
  • Basic Delegates Training Course or equivalent knowledge – Required

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a finance/accounting role or
    in leading and managing finance for operations programs in a
    humanitarian organization in developing countries and in complex
    emergencies or similar contexts – Required
  • Experience of preparing budgets, cash flow statements and financial plans – Required
  • Experience of working with Federation accounting systems – Preferred
  • Experience of writing narrative and financial reports – Required
  • Acquainted with International Federation policies, procedures
    and systems – especially with Secretariat accounting systems – Required
  • Experience in counterpart support and mentoring – Required
  • Experience in internal or external audit – Required
  • Experience in Finance and Administration team management – Required
  • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent in particular working with National Societies – Required

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Good stress management skills – Required
  • Good analytical skills and solution focused person – Required
  • Excellent communication skills – Required
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural team – Required
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions – Required
  • Good Knowledge of the region is an asset – Preferred
  • Willing and able to travel whenever required for work purposes – Required
  • Self-supporting in computers and excellent practical knowledge
    of computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word processing, accounting
    applications…) – Required
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with good judgment and initiative,
    high degree of integrity, discretion, and personal conduct – Required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English – Required

Competencies and values:

  • National Society relations
  • Communication – Teamwork and Team building
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability
  • Managing performance

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Delegate
Vacancy No:
IFRC01608
Location:
Nigeria
Duration:
07 Months
Category of Staff:
Delegate
Grade:
To be determined
Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the FACT Team Leader/OPS Manager, the Procurement and Logistics Delegate will have a strong focus in:
  • Supervising and conducting all country level procurement activities for and on behalf of IFRC,
  • Supporting the NS on the procurement and logistic capacity
    building and Support the delivery of operational and Country level
    logistics services
  • Conducting the procurement project related activities of the IFRC
  • Supporting the National Societies on their processes, ensuring compliance with IFRC standards.
  • Supporting the delivery of operational and Country level
    logistics services in-line with Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain
    Management strategy and procedures, ensuring a high quality service
    provision that meets the needs of services users.
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and report the logistical
    aspects of all programmes relating to the Nigeria response operations
    and ensuring that all logistics tasks are complying with the IFRC
    standards and procedures
  • Working closely with programmes and will carry responsibility
    for specific area of logistics activity e.g. customs/ warehouse/
    transport processing.
  • Playing an active role in training and supporting other IFRC
    staffs in relevant logistics procedures and to ensure alignment in
    cross-function activity.
  • Assist the HEOps, Team Leader and Head of CCST in creating basic
    logistics management system and provide rapid and professional
    support/assistance to the various components of the mission, conducting
    logistics assessment missions, create and maintain logistics
    regulations/emergency procedures, coordinating, if needed, warehouse and
    Hub. Job Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities
The Procurement and Logistics Delegate is responsible for:

  • Ensuring appropriate document handling, stock management
    (including office stock) and financial recording systems are established
    and maintained
  • Undertaking a rapid and thorough assessment of the operational
    needs of the Nigeria operation response to design and propose a more
    effective and transparent logistics system that ensures effective,
    timely and efficient delivery of logistics support to the operation.
  • Working with the Regional Procurement Team to prepare required
    documentation for international and regional tendering in compliance
    with the Federation standard procurement procedures and processes.
  • Preparing and presenting procurement files to Committee of Contracts (local or Geneva).
  • Ensuring that all purchased goods are of the required Federation
    standards, fit for the purpose and follow the required documentary
    trail.
  • In consultations with the Head of Nigeria operations, Ops
    Manager and Nigerian RC Counterparts and ICRC as Movement partner
    involved in this operation, design systems and work out Logistics Action
    Plans and take actions to address bottle necks of logistics to meet the
    urgent requirement from the field, such as leased vehicles, fuel …
    etc., in order to set up and manage the logistics for the Nigeria
    Operations, including establishment of a logistics structure and
    logistics systems.
  • Put in place an effective logistics mechanism to help speed up
    the requirements for procurement, warehousing and field delivery, in
    line with the Nigeria operations Plan of Actions.
  • Implement and maintain International Federation standard
    practices in logistics procedures and supervise and direct of the
    operation’s procurement services to IFRC standards as required for the
    Nigeria Operation.
  • Provide timely advice and technical support on logistics issues to other departments
  • Contracts, with the support of regional office, the required by
    the operation for goods and services in order to procure goods and
    services on behalf of the Nigeria operation following Federation
    standard practices and ensuring documentation complies with full audit
    trail standards.
  • Plan organize and maintain, in compliance with Federation
    standards and Logistics norms to minimize losses, any stores and/or
    warehouses containing Federation stocks; provide timely stock reports to
    the Head of Nigeria operations and Logistics Dubai.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the operations
    transportation and fleet needs according to the operational needs
    establishing in advance contracts with 3PL.
  • Liaise with relevant field level operational partners (ICRC,
    Nigerian RC) and governmental structures and keep up to date a
    comprehensive data of all goods and services procured with local market
    conditions to enable delivery of most efficient procurement service
    locally or by Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain Management Unit in
    Nairobi directly.
  • Plan, organize the transportation, customs clearance and other
    formalities for incoming goods to ensure their timely receipt into the
    operations stores and/or warehouses.
  • Liaise with the HR officer to hire temporary, local labour to
    facilitate the timely and efficient receipt and dispatch of goods to and
    from the stores/warehouses, and in accordance with local regulations.
  • Ensure the correct storage, rotation of stock and proper
    structural maintenance of warehouses to keep all stock in good
    condition.
  • Plan and organize the operations transportation requirements,
    implement and maintain use of transportation management system for all
    Federation-owned vehicles and assist the operations management in
    planning the best use of vehicles.
  • Undertake field trips into the operational areas to assess the progress of logistics component of the Nigeria operations.
  • Produce regular, timely and accurate narrative and financial
    reports for the International Federation and for donors related to
    Logistics
  • Ensure a rapid assessment and review of the Nigerian RC
    logistics Capacity : procurement, warehousing and vehicle management
    (existing and gaps) to propose and help to put in place a more effective
    and reliable logistics system (procurement, control of
    incoming/outgoing of items, warehousing, etc.), in close consultation
    with the Head of operations and the regional/global logistics Unit
  • Make recommendations for improvement of the National Society’s
    logistics capacities and develop a plan of action (with timeline) and
    budget to implement the recommendations.
  • Provide technical support and assist the Nigerian RC National Society in implementing the operation Plan of Action.
  • Train and develop Delegates, Local Staff, National Society Staff
    and Volunteers capacities in Logistics management in providing
    management guidance and maintenance of logistics fixed assets, including
    vehicle registration and insurance.
  • Strengthen collaboration and coordination with ICRC logistics team in country Education

Requirements

  • Relevant University Degree in Supply chain (including procurement) – Required
  • Professional qualification in Supply Chain (Logistic and Procurement) or equivalent relevant experience – Required
  • IMPACT, Basic Delegates Training Course – Preferred Experience
  • A of Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing Logistics of RC
    field operations in a security sensitive area and in complex emergencies
    or similar contexts – Required
  • A very good track record of managing people, networking,
    influencing and negotiating and building relationships effectively –
    Required
  • Relevant professional experience in general logistics, including
    warehousing, transportation, customs clearance and procurement and
    staff training – Required
  • Experience in reporting and proposal writing, budget and financial management to ensure compliance – Required
  • Experience of working with National Societies – Required
  • Experience working for a humanitarian aid organization in a developing country – Required Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Self-supporting in computers – Required
  • Coordination and partner relationship building/ Excellent skills
    in networking with other agencies and organisations – Good
    interpersonal skills – Required
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and
    travel extensively to support field operations or training – Required
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills as well as
    logistics technical expertise with good knowledge of Logistics tools and
    guidelines for programming – Required
  • Valid international driving license for light vehicles (manual gears) – Required
  • Skills to analyse and draw conclusions for a rapid and well-argued decision – Required
  • Good Knowledge of the region and capacity to practice political and cultural sensitivity – Required
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and Sharing the RC/RC principles and values – Required
  • Skills in training and developing staff capacity – Required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English – Required Competencies and values
  • National Society relations – Strategic orientation – Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity; Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability – Managing performance Comments

Job Title: Public Health Delegate
Vacancy No:
IFRC01598
Location:
Nigeria
Duration:
06 Months
Category of Staff:
Delegate
Grade:
To be determined
Job Purpose

Reporting to the FACT Team leader/Ops manager (once in place), the Public Health Delegate will:

  • Lead and coordinate the emergency health preparedness and
    response activities of the EPOA, with a particular focus on national
    Society capacity building, coordination and collaboration, knowledge
    management and organisation learning.
  • Liaise with ICRC as the Movement partner involved into this operation and also with the others Movement partners
  • Employ a risk reduction and resilience approach, these
    activities include disease prevention and control, epidemic preparedness
    and response, psychosocial support and sanitation.
  • This entails liaising with the communicators in the National
    Society, the ICRC and at other Movement partners to ensure timely and
    quality production of updates and other possible outputs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Public Health Delegate is responsible for:

A.) Emergency preparedness:

  • Monitor epidemiological data, health indicators, disaster and
    disease patterns for analysis and early detection of cases concerns.
    Facilitate the identification of necessary readiness and response
    actions to be taken, where necessary.
  • Support the further development and mobilization of national and
    regional health unit as part of the regional disaster response teams.
  • Contribute to the development as well as reviews of Federation
    response mechanisms, operating procedures and protocols affecting
    different levels of the organization.

B.) Emergency Response:

  • Support in the planning, implementation and management of the
    health component of National Society emergency response and recovery
    programs supported and coordinated by the Federation.
  • Support the Nigeria operation, in ensuring that the physical and
    mental health needs of staff are well-looked after, and that staff
    health procedures and medical evacuation plans are updated regularly.
  • Monitor regional and national epidemiological data, standard
    health indicators and disaster patterns for analysis and early detection
    of trends, disease outbreaks and/or epidemics. Facilitate the
    identification of necessary actions and corrective measures to be taken,
    where necessary.
  • Obtain and collate information, reports and case studies from
    preparedness and response by the Nigeria National Society and establish
    best practices on emergency health and epidemic preparedness and
    response and share knowledge within and outside the Movement.
  • Provide technical guidance, and where necessary, direct and
    coordinate the Federation’s international public health response in
    emergencies in an accountable manner, and in cooperation with ICRC and
    all relevant partners.
  • Where necessary, participate in assessments and start-up of
    emergency operations within the region in close collaboration with the
    Head of operation, the OPS Manager and the regional DM Unit in Nairobi.

C.) Knowledge management and organizational learning:

  • Identify and document good practices on emergency health preparedness and response.
  • Compile essential technical guidelines, references, reports and
    case studies on health activities preparedness and response, and made
    them available through Federation platforms.

D.) Coordination and collaboration:

  • Participate in and work with relevant regional emergency health
    networks and coordination mechanisms with a view of improving health
    interventions in the operation, as well as strengthening effective and
    coordinated health response.
  • As part of the Federation’s global emergency health team,
    participate in defining collective priorities and initiatives to
    contribute to the delivery of the secretariat’s strategic operational
    framework for health in general, and in emergency health in particular.

E.) NS capacity building:

  • Support National Societies’ emergency health preparedness and
    response capacity strengthening consistent with their mandates and roles
    agreed with national authorities related to the Nigeria operation.
  • Promote, and where possible facilitate, the integration and
    mainstreaming of emergency health programs and initiatives into the
    Nigerian National Society health programs.

Education

  • Medical or other health-related degree – Required
  • Post-graduate education in public health – Required
  • Diploma or training in tropical medicine, infectious diseases control, or humanitarian assistance – Preferred

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing emergency health programmes and interventions – Required
  • At least 5 years programme management experience in an international humanitarian organisation – Required
  • At least 5 years of experience in working with national counterparts – Required
  • Health programme management experience within the Red Cross/Red
    Crescent system, preferably in an emergency response setting – Required
  • Community based health programmes experience, including
    community disease surveillance, Community health first aid, PSS
    programs, volunteers training and/or others – Preferred
  • Experience in population displacement context and complex emergencies – Preferred
  • Experience in working with a national Red Cross Red Crescent society – Preferred
  • Experience of financial management to ensure compliance – Required

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers – Required
  • Extensive knowledge of the Federation’s health and disaster
    management objectives, mandate and programme orientation, as well as
    emergency health and disaster management system, tools and mechanisms –
    Required
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and
    travel extensively to support field operations or training – Required
  • Good Analytical thinking skills – Required
  • Communication and presentation skills – Required
  • Good training and facilitation skills – Required
  • Good Knowledge of the region and the Country targeted – Preferred
  • Fluent in written and spoken English – Required

Competencies and values:

  • National Society relations
  • Strategic orientation – Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability
  • Managing performance

Job Title: Cash Programme Delegate
Vacancy No
:IFRC01597
Location:
Nigeria
Duration:
07 Months
Category of Staff:
Delegate
Grade: To be determined
Job Purpose
Reporting to the FACT Team Leader/OPS Manager, the Cash Program Delegate will:

  • Provide technical oversight and guidance for the cash programme
    planned for the operation, in close coordination with the responsible
    for the relevant sectors using CTP to meet their outputs (FSL, WASH,
    shelter, etc.),
  • Assess potential cash assistance programmes, modalities and
    delivery mechanism in coordination with the ICRC and the country cash
    coordination working group
  • Provide direct implementation support through the standards and tools of the the Red Cross Movement Toolkit.
  • Manage the IFRC cash assistance programme, implemented in
    partnership with the ICRC into the operational areas, ensuring
    harmonisation of approaches and CTP amounts across the Movement and when
    relevant with other humanitarian actors implementing cash based
    responses
  • Ensure that the cash programme activities are implemented,
    reported and monitored within the established budget and timeframes and
    that Federation policies, procedures and directions are followed.
  • Explore, identify, design, implement, monitor and report other
    livelihood activities as possible alternatives to the Cash transfer
    program
  • Complement existing Nigeria RC National Society’s capacities to
    design and lead the relief cash component of the operation, promoting
    their participation in existing cash coordination mechanisms.
  • Provide extensive input and technical support to programme
    design and planning and coordinate effectively with other technical
    sectorsSupport CTP training and capacity building initiatives for the
    NS.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Cash Programme Delegate Will:

  • Review the assessment data, including markets, design the
    implementation plans for the cash components, establish standard
    operating procedures for distribution of cash, determine beneficiary
    criteria and selection processes in close collaboration with the Head of
    Nigeria operations, ICRC as Movement partner involved into this
    operation and the with regional DM unit
  • Create and support the implementation of appropriate CTP program
    monitoring and d market monitoring, in close collaboration with the
    Nigeria Red Cross National Society PMER department, the Abuja Country
    Cluster Support Team’s PMER/RM/Partners relationships delegate.

Assessment:

  • Ensure the Nigeria RC NS’s involvement in all aspects of the
    assessment process, including markets, through the inclusion (and
    training) of counterparts to all team members and regular feedback to
    the National Society’s Leadership.
  • Ensure that the existing Nigeria RC’s CTP capacities and
    experience in relief and recovery are utilised and strengthened and that
    lessons learned and recommendations from previous cash and markets
    assessments and responses are applied
  • Ensure frequent and comprehensive sharing of information and findings between sectoral specialists.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the context of the disaster
    and its immediate impact, with a specific emphasis on gaps in knowledge
    and understanding with relation to markets and relief and recovery cash.
  • Conduct and review secondary data and liaise with ICRC and other
    humanitarian and government organizations and working groups for
    markets and relief/early recovery cash data which will include; market
    recovery, price and supply of key commodities and services, capacity of
    cash delivery mechanisms (including remittance companies) Sources of
    information include but are not limited to cash working groups and
    National and State level, FEWSNET, WFP, CILLS FAO, Government monitoring
    systems, etc.
  • When needed, conduct primary data collection to address
    information gaps, using participatory techniques for market recovery,
    price and supply of key commodities and services, capacity of deliver
    companies as necessary (using the RC/RC MAG and RAM tools). The primary
    and secondary data will be used to inform the NRCS/IFRC/ICRC response.
  • Ensure documentation of technical and assessment findings in
    relation to markets and relief/early recovery cash, with an emphasis on
    swift dissemination of robust findings. Ensure the recommendations are
    adequately documented and include scenarios and how the response should
    adapt if the situation changes.


Programme Design and Implementation:

  • Work with the IFRC Head of Nigeria Operations and the NRCS
    counterparts to clarify role of the Cash Transfer Programming Delegate
    in relation to the existing DM staff, IFRC project staff, and PNS’
    representatives.
  • Lead on completing the IFRC risk assessment and feasibility
    checklist as per the CTP toolkit for both the assessment itself and the
    resulting programmes designed.
  • Remain up to date and engage closely with personnel responsible
    for other sectors . To keep up to day of the key findings and evolving
    situation
  • Document and justify different programming response options and
    rationale of the decisions made in relation to markets and relief/early
    recovery cash based programming based on existing needs assessment data.
  • Lead provision of technical support and input to the PoA relating to the cash component
  • Develop and roll out the monitoring plan for the cash programming component and include market and price monitoring.
  • Set up the systems (database, encashment procedures,
    reconciliation procedures and formats etc.) for the cash transfer
    programme. Lead on initial programme implementation, including
    clarifying roles and responsibilities relating to the cash component
    (see draft IFRC CBP SoPs V5), confirming the grant value and targeting
    criteria and support the drafting of contracts and Agreements with
    Financial Services Providers (FSPs) in close collaboration with IFRC
    support services.
  • This should be done in close collaboration with the NRC and the
    ICRC ECOSEC team as they are implementing cash responses already in
    those states and there might be opportunities to tapping into existing
    contracts or agreements with FSPs.

Identify Evolving Human Resource Needs:

  • Identify and advise on needs to strengthen or supplement the capacity and knowledge of the CTP project staff.
  • Support the NRCS to train and deploy existing national staff to the three states.
  • Support the IFRC and NRCS recruitment and selection process of
    deploy national and staff to design and implement the cash programming
    component.

Provide and Plan for Cash Coordination:

  • Coordinate and facilitate any PNS initiatives related to markets
    and relief/early recovery cash responses (bilateral). Mapping out out
    current and planned IFRC, ICRC and PNS funding and support for market
    and cash based programming activities.
  • Coordinate and have regular meetings, with ICRC and other
    Movement partners, to harmonise approaches and exchange learnings and
    recommendations.
  • Promote PNS participation in IFRC led assessments and planning.
  • Coordinate with other humanitarian agencies planning or
    implementing CTP in the area, engage in data and information sharing
    (assessments, monitoring, markets data, etc.) and plans for relief/early
    recovery cash programme plans.
  • Participate in cash coordination meetings at National and state
    level and in other relevant coordination group meetings along with the
    NRCS counterpart.
  • In close collaboration with the the IFRC Head of Nigeria
    Operation, the ICRC and NRCS counterparts, keep all partners (including
    CaLP and institutional donors) abreast of CTP developments, challenges,
    and programme plans.

Capacity Building:

  • Facilitate training and awareness raising for NS governance,
    management staff and volunteers on relief/early recovery cash, (adapting
    existing IFRC materials).
  • Facilitate, support and document NRCS CTP capacity building
    initiatives and exchanges; including training, peer to peer support,
    “learning by doing experiences” Education

Requirements

  • Relevant university education or an equivalent of qualifying experience, with a good DM background – Required
  • Basic Delegates Training Course, WORC, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge – Required
  • Degree in technical sector of activity – Preferred

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in developing and managing cash
    transfer programmes (CTP) including personnel and budget management.
    analysing, planning and managing programmes, finances and resource
    mobilisation – Required
  • Experience working with high profile leaders and demonstrating
    capacity to engage effectively at high level events with government,
    society, UN and other humanitarian organizations donors, private sector,
    etc – Required
  • Experience in implementing vulnerability targeting systems – Required
  • Experience in establishing and implementing CTP monitoring
    systems to track progress of implementation and financial management
    compliance – Required
  • Experience in designing approaches to beneficiary management and
    communication that enhance accountability to beneficiaries – Required
  • Experience in recruiting and managing local staff and volunteers – Required
  • Experience in reporting and proposal writing – Required
  • Experience in Donor/partners relationship management – Required
  • Experience and knowledge in OD, PMER, Cash Transfer – Required
  • Experience working for a humanitarian aid organization in a developing country – Required
  • Experience of working for Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement – Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers – Required
  • Group process management/facilitation skills – Required
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and
    travel extensively to support field operations or training – Required
  • Good Analytical thinking skills – Required
  • Good communication, developing training, facilitation and presentation skills – Required
  • Good Knowledge of the region and capacity to practice political and cultural sensitivity – Required
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment – Required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English – Required

Competencies and Values:

  • National Society relations
  • Strategic orientation – Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability
  • Managing performance



Job Title: OPS Manager
Vacancy No:
IFRC01595
Location:
Nigeria
Duration:
07 Months
Category of Staff:
Delegate
Grade:
To be determined
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Head of Nigeria Complex Operation, the OPS Manager will :

  • Provide coordination and support to the National Society in the
    management of IFRC disaster assistance and also ensures close
    coordination with Movement actors in country;
  • Contribute to build capacity and coordination of response
    preparedness to strengthen the National Society’s capacity to respond
    and effectively reduce and mitigate the impact of the outbreak;
  • Take a lead on communications for the operation in consultation
    with the Head of Nigeria Complex Operations and the Regional disaster
    management team at the regional office. This entails liaising with the
    communicators in the National Society, the ICRC (as Movement partner
    actively involved in the operation) to ensure timely and quality
    production of updates and other possible outputs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The OPS Manager is responsible for:

  • Ensure the application of the strategic direction of operations and focusing on achievement of the planned objectives
  • Assess the prevailing / frequent disaster risks, in order to
    identify appropriate early warning and early action systems and
    contingency planning to respond to the disaster
  • Manage the Emergency Appeal processes and make final
    recommendations as to scope and content of appeals / plans of action in
    line with standard operating procedures
  • Supervise the implementation and monitoring of quality
    activities as laid out in the plan of action, with particular attention
    to context monitoring and monitoring of achievement of results
  • Maintain a constant evaluation of the evolution of the security
    situation in the country, in close collaboration with the security
    Delegate, the NS and the ICRC.
  • Ensure constant monitoring and analysis of the operating
    environment, timely readjustment of the operations, advice on legal
    considerations and risk assessment.
  • Advise on the need and deployment of international disaster
    response tools and other human resources in coordination with the Head
    of Nigeria complex operation.
  • Assure technical guidance for operations in food and nutrition,
    shelter, livelihoods, health, water, sanitation, protection and
    education for children
  • Manage the effective and proper use of assets, financial
    resources and facilities according to Red Cross Red Crescent and IFRC
    standard procedures in order to comply with auditing requirements.
  • Assure full compliance of operations with Red Cross Red Crescent
    principles, IFRC rules, regulations and policies and operational
    strategies of the Host National Society and relevant reference documents
    and policies.
  • Ensure that NS response is appropriate and aligned with the
    SPHERE guidelines, the Better Programming Initiative (BPI) and other
    Federation polices and strategies (e.g. Strategy 2020, Code of Conduct,
    Principles and Rules for Disaster Relief, Seville agreement etc.).
  • Participate in coordination activities with ICRC and also the others Movement partners in country PNS.
  • Attend coordination meetings with the NS representatives and
    encourage / support their ongoing participation in such meetings and
    promotion of NS lead role and activities
  • Liaise with and encourage the NS to engage effectively with
    Government bodies at all levels and in particular with NEMA (the
    National Emergency Management Authority).
  • Ensure that timely and accurate financial and narrative reports
    are prepared and are in line with requirements specified in the project
    agreement or standard Federation reporting guidelines.
  • Train NS counterpart in project management and ensure the competency and responsibility transfer.
  • Provide regular management/operational reporting to Head of
    Nigeria complex operation and to the disaster management team at the
    regional office and the reporting team as required.
  • Monitor the implementation of country-level activities, including training, technical guidelines and other relevant initiatives.
  • Ensure that rigorous monitoring and evaluation criteria are being applied to measure the progress against set objectives.
  • Work closely with the Abuja Cluster PMER, RM and Partners
    relationship delegate to raise operational funds in support of the
    emergency appeals and activities.
  • Ensure that operations updates and DREF /appeal revisions are undertaken as per the IFRC guidelines.
  • Support capacity building initiatives and ensure these provide
    the level of long-term preparedness capability required for other
    similar disaster response needs.
  • Ensure that lessons learnt and good practice from disaster
    management in the Country are com-piled and used to improve future
    planning, programming and implementation, that they are shared within
    the region DMU for wider dissemination. Education

Requirements

  • Relevant university Degree or extensive professional experience
    in related field or professional qualification in operations management –
    Required
  • Relevant Degree in project management or DM – Required
  • IMPACT, Basic Delegates Training Course – Required Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading and managing
    operations programs in a humanitarian organization in developing
    countries and in complex emergencies or similar contexts – Required
  • Good understanding of the humanitarian environment, strong
    analytical skills and capacity to translate analysis into strategy and
    planning – Required
  • A very good track record of managing people, networking,
    influencing and negotiating and building relationships effectively –
    Required
  • Experience in proposal development, report writing, and developing budgets – Required
  • Experience of field based implementation is essential – Required
  • Experience of setting up, managing and coordinating disaster
    response, including leading multi-national response teams , managing
    staff – Required
  • Experience of financial management to ensure compliance – Required
  • Experience of report writing (narrative and financial) – Required
  • Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent in
    particular working with National Societies – Required Knowledge, skills
    and languages
  • Self-supporting in computers – Required
  • Coordination and partner relationship building/ Excellent skills in networking with other agencies and organizations – Required
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management,
    project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation
    ability as well as program monitoring and evaluation – Required
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the
    ability to represent the International Federation and to coach, mentor
    and influence people – Required
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement financial and project management tools – Required
  • Skills in training and developing staff capacity – Required
  • Good Knowledge of the region and the Country targeted – Preferred
  • Fluent in written and spoken English – Required Competencies and values
  • National Society relations
  • Strategic orientation – Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability
  • Managing performance.


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

Application Deadline: 26th May, 2017. 

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