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Graduate Job Opportunities at International Rescue Committee

Feb 2, 2021, 2:05 AM

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s Emergency Response Team, with local partner CISCOPE (Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in Kogi State from February to May 2013. This was followed by a 3-month nutrition and food security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014. The IRC is now in the process of establishing long term presence in Nigeria.  An office has been established in Adamawa State, North East Nigeria and are providing critical humanitarian assistance to conflict affected people.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

 

Job Title: HR / Admin Assistant

Requisition ID: req12126
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Sector: Human Resources
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Overview / Summary
Scope of Work:

  • The Admin / HR Assistant is responsible for day-to-day HR & administrative requirements, functions and general office management of the IRC offices and to assist the HR Team in all related HR & Admin functions.

Responsibilities

  • Support onboarding and integration of new hires
  • Support in recruitment (post job advertisement in Gwoza with collaboration with recruitment team)
  • Support in performance management and staff development
  • Support in staff management and administration
  • Maintain staff database-(timesheet, leave and other benefits).
  • Assist with staff training sessions, workshops and activities.
  • Document all HR filing system and catalogue HR materials.
  • Assist with payroll management.
  • Support exit management
  • Perform other job related tasks as requested by the Supervisor.

Assist in Administration Management:

  • Track and monitor IRC office and guesthouse administration and maintenance.
  • Manage rental agreements for offices and housing.
  • Assure that all facilities are well functioning, including housekeeping, office supplies, electricity, maintenance and repair, internet and other communications functions in the field office.
  • Assure proper use and functionality of office equipment.
  • Supervise cleaners and cooks.
  • Track and monitor subscriptions and monthly telephone and Internet communications, and assure that all are paid on time.
  • Assist in processing travel documents (visa, ticket, etc.)

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  HR Manager
  • Position is directly supervised by: HR Officer
  •  Indirect Reporting:  Other Internal and / or external contacts:
  • Internal: Required to be a good team player, works effectively within the team

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or HND in Administration or related field
  • Work Experience: Approximately 0-1 year of relevant experience   

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Professional HR & Administration experience preferably with an INGO.
  • Good computer skill
  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Attention to details.
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity.
  • Team work skills.

Language Skills:

  • Fluent in English and Hausa

Working Environment

  • The position is located in northeast Nigeria where the situation continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. However, Gwoza indigenes are encouraged to apply.
  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Procurement Intern

Requisition ID: req12105
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Procurement Assistant (Intern) is a key position within Supply Chain and carries responsibility for the integrity of the IRC's procurement system.
  • Supply Chain must be able to rapidly procure Program supplies, services and equipment, whilst ensuring best practices and maintaining audit-compliant records.
  • This individual will be responsible for pro-active sourcing, team supporting, supplier reference checking, updating procurement trackers & supplier data base along with material category price list, S / he will also help the staff in finalizing the planned MSA / MPA’s in a timely manner by supporting in the site visits procedure & documentation preparation

Major Responsibilities

  • Updating supplier data base & Material category price list
  • Updating payment sheet, Sole procurement Tracking sheets & MSA tracker
  • Sourcing new suppliers through site visits and online search
  • Assist on photocopying, scanning, archiving procurement files &reception of goods
  • Follow-up internally between SC department and Finance department on procurement related transactions.
  • Following the guidance of the procurement staff, to ensure that all fields’ goods, to be dispatched along with all the needed documentation (Waybills…).
  • Sending request for feedback regarding suppliers performance & update supplier files accordingly
  • Participate MSA / MPA  and Tender procedures as per staff need.
  • Routine communication, coordination and planning with the relevant requesting staff / programs regarding the order and delivery of supplies.
  • Ensuring that all Supplies, services and equipment’s required are delivered in time.
  • Establishment and maintenance of ethical, professional working relationships with suppliers
  • Any other duties or tasked delegated by Procurement Officer or senior procurement manager

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Procurement Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  N / A
  • Other Internal and / or external contacts:
  • Internal: Suppy Chain, Program and Finance team.
  • External:  Vendors.

Qualifications

  • Under Graduate or Bachelor University Degree, preferably in Management, Administration or related fields
  • Work Experience: 0-1 year
  • Language Skills:  Excellent in English
  • Maintain attention to detail, and coordinate multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Sense of humor
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
  • Good knowledge and use of Microsoft excel.
  • A good command of English language.

Working Environment:  

  • This position is located in Maiduguri.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Child Protection Case Worker

Requisition ID: req12133
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contextual Background
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 NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectorial, 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, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno State and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs focused in primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Case worker will carry out all steps of the case management process for a specified number of individual children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence (including UASC, Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG), and children that are involved in the worst forms of child labor)

Position Objectives:

  • To ensure that children harmed or at risk of being harmed are identified and receive individual case management support by identification and intake, conducting assessments, developing a case plan, direct service provision, referral and follow up for an assigned number of children.
  • To provide support and conduct monitoring visits to caregivers and families (particularly foster and alternative caregivers)
  • To liaise with other case workers and social workers on management of caseload and referrals.
  • To support in mapping services for children and their caregivers in the area of coverage
  • To document and safely store all information related to the case

Major Responsibilities
Delivery of Case Management Services:

  • Provide individual case management for children in communities in assigned coverage areas
  • Provide support for families, foster and alternative care systems.
  • Monitor CP trends within communities and report weekly.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP / CM manager for updates on achievements and challenges

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports. .

Coordination & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers and service providers as part of providing individual case management.
  • Regularly attend case management meetings at field level
  • Build strong relationships with Child Protection Committee members for identification and referrals

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case management.
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Education, Health and Livelihoods) at field level

Other:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor / assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain / enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Child Protection Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  None
  • Indirect Reporting: Child Protection Manager

Qualifications
Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, HND or national diploma in Social Sciences, Education, Economic, another human development related field or equivalent of experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of information management principles, tools and systems, knowledge of and experience in using the IA CP IMS is an advantage.
  • Good computer skills such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Work Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • The ability to effectively communicate with children
  • The ability to adapt and work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to facilitate group psychosocial activities with children and caregivers with understanding of group dynamics and processes
  • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.

Language Skills:

  • English and Hausa

Professional Standards

  • 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 on the basis of 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Child Protection Assistant

Requisition ID: req12131
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contextual Background
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 NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectorial, 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, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno State and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs focused in primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

The IRC is Child Protection team has in the past seen gap in its programming which seems to have left our specific activities for adolescents. A resource pack for adolescent programming has been developed, field tested and is being modified to suit the context. This resource pack has been used to expand the Child Protection intervention across the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to specifically meet the needs of adolescents and their care givers and funding has been secured for this intervention. The Child Protection team will be working with adolescent boys, girls and their caregivers and communities in a direct way, using the Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE) resource package.  

Job Overview / Summary

  • Adolescent girls and boys are gravely underserved in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase of response.
  • They are often inserted into programming designed for younger children or into adult programming, where their age-specific needs are not understood or met.
  • The Child Protection Assistants will act as focal points for adolescent girls (younger) and boys (younger and older), their caregivers and within Child Protection programming in all the field sites under the SAFE program.
  • They will also be responsible for the supervision and close monitoring of Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Safe Healing and Learning Spaces (SHLS) activities.

Technical Quality:

  • Provide support for adolescents and their families and link them to specialized services where needed.
  • Provide support for SEL and SHLS activities.
  • Work with Child Protection Community Based Structures (CBCPCs), community leaders, caregivers / parents to promote child protection in homes and in the community.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CP Officer and manager for updates on achievements and challenges

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Ensure proper delivery of SEL / SAFE sessions.
  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate with other caseworkers, government social workers, other CP partners and service providers as part of providing individual support to adolescents / children and their families.
  • Regularly attend all CP related meetings at field level.

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to case management.
  • Identify Child Protection trends that need to be addressed through child Protection programming.
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Health and Livelihoods) at field level and ensure child protection mainstreaming.

Other:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor / assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain / enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
  • Ensure all CP facilities and properties on the field are taken care of and report any damage or threat on the property.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Major Responsibilities

  • Child Protection Assistant will work within a Child Protection response team providing psychosocial support services to adolescents and their caregivers.
  • Work as part of a Child Protection team in a safe space to provide support to children as part of broader response services.
  • Participate in identifying facilitators and an initial SEL / SAFE approach training and engage in ongoing skills building using SEL / SAFE materials.
  • With support from supervisors, mentor and coach facilitators responsible for co-facilitating sessions with adolescent girls (younger) or boys (younger and older).
  • Conduct initial assessments to identify the risks and needs of Children / adolescent girls and boys.
  • Work closely with other project staff to identify Children / adolescent girls (younger), adolescent boys, and female and male caregivers to participate in SEL / SAFE learning activities.
  • Act as lead facilitator to deliver sessions for Children / adolescent girls or boys together with trained facilitators.
  • Facilitate sessions for female or male caregivers enrolled for parenting sessions.
  • Provide Psychological First Aid and support to adolescent girls(younger) or boys who disclose experiences of violence and support referral to access required services
  • Facilitate feedback meetings with adolescent girl(younger)s and boys, female and male community stakeholders and caregivers and share feedback with supervisor
  • Complete weekly reports on project activities, including documenting feedback from participants of SAFE sessions and proactively sharing back lessons learned whilst facilitating the curricula
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Child Protection Officer
  • Position directly supervises:  None
  • Indirect Reporting: Child Protection Manager

Qualifications
Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, HND or National Diploma in Social Sciences, Education, Economic, another human development-related field or equivalent of experience preferred

Work Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers
  • Experience with facilitation of group work with relevant populations

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • A high level of motivation to assist adolescent girls and boys affected by humanitarian crisis
  • A commitment to child protection and gender equality
  • A learning attitude and willingness to increase skills and knowledge in the protection of adolescent girls and boys
  • Experience as an active participate of social groups, with an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Capacity building, facilitation or training experience
  • The ability to adapt and work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic competency in computer skills

Language Skills:

  • English and Hausa

Professional Standards

  • 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 on the basis of 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Child Protection and Information Management System (CPIMS) Officer

Requisition ID: req12129
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time

Background / IRC Summary

  • The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Contextual Background
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 NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectorial, 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, Gwoza and Monguno of Borno State and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs focused in primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

The IRC is Child Protection team has in the past seen gap in its programming which seems to have left our specific activities for adolescents. A resource pack for adolescent programming has been developed, field-tested and is being modified to suit the context. This resource pack has been used to expand the Child Protection intervention across the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to specifically meet the needs of adolescents and their caregivers and funding has been secured for this intervention. The Child Protection team will be working with adolescent boys, girls and their caregivers and communities in a direct way, using the Supporting Adolescents and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE) resource package.  

Scope of Work
Brief description of the position’s role within the Project(s):

  • The CPIMS Officer will assist in the setting up and implementation of the information management system as part of case management responses for children vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence (especially UASC).

Position Objectives:

  • To ensure all information collected from the field sites as part of case management responses for children harmed or at risk of being harmed are safely and accurately filed and stored.
  • To support caseworkers in managing their caseload by extracting individual caseload information.
  • To ensure that all data protection protocols are observed while managing information collected.
  • To uphold the IRC Child Safeguarding Policy and the Prevention of Sexual of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse within the work place and communities of intervention.

Who this position reports to:

  • The CPIMS reports to the Child Protection Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities
Technical Quality

  • Ensure data of all cases registered under case management are correctly entered into the CPIMS Data Base.
  • Supervise the coding for all cases registered in the various field sites.
  • Responsible for ensuring data protection for all CP data.
  • Compile all CP data for report writing across the 3 states.
  • Compile the monthly inter-agency 5Ws and share with the relevant organization.
  • Work with the CPIMS assistants to produce data and information tracking tools.
  • Work closely with the IRC M&E team and represent the CP team where necessary.

Grant Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.
  • Monitor and report trends in case management to CP Manager on a monthly basis.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate with caseworkers, CP assistants, Officers, Manager and Coordinator to provide necessary information concerning reporting.
  • Regularly attend case management meetings at field level.
  • Attend the inter-agency CPIMS monthly meetings

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to information management.

Other

  • Consistently and proactively monitor / assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain / enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Qualifications

  • A minimum qualification of Technical diploma or degree / HND in Computer Science, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information management principles, tools and systems, knowledge of and experience in using the IA CP IMS preferred.
  • Good computer skills such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.
  • Fluency in English required and in Hausa preferred

Work Experience:

  • At least three years’ experience working to support children, adolescent girl and boys, women  or parents and caregivers

Professional Standards

  • 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 on the basis of 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.
  • Travel and other requirements: Frequent travel to field sites and relocation can be a requirement for this position.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Important Information & Notice

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation

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