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  • Posted: Aug 13, 2018
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U...
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    Roving Reproductive Health Manager

    Salary Grade:

    7B

    Department:

    Reproductive Health

    Location:

    Gwoza

    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-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. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods

    Job Overview/Summary

    The Reproductive Health (RH) Manager is the focal point for the IRC’s Emergency Reproductive Health services in Gwoza and Monguno LGAs (Borno State). The RH Manager ensures that proposed RH interventions are guided by IRC and donor guidelines and are aligned with WPE activities within the Compehensive Women’s Centers (CWC) located in Gwoza and Monguno.

    He/she reports to the Senior RH Manager and works closely with the RH, Health and WPE Managers in those program sites where he/she will be supporting the RH program teams and activities.

    Major Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Senior RH Manager, the RH Manager is responsible for:
    Program support & development

    Ensuring that proposed emergency RH interventions are guided by guidelines and protocols, including the following services/activities: Family Planning, STIs prevention and treatment, Post Abortion Care, ANC/PNC, Facility deliveries, Emergency Obstetric Care (BEmONC) or referrals for CEmONC, and  Clinical Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCSAS);

    • Ensure that all stated RH goals and objectives are met, that projects are monitored, and that reports are submitted in a timely manner; 
    • Work closely with the IRC’s WPE teams at the field level to insure coordinated and integrated activities within the CWCs.
    • Provide technical oversight to field-based health staff of Gwoza and Monguno in the area of RH, with an emphasis on staff capacity building, supportive supervision and mentorship.
    • Supervise the RH Community Mobilization strategy in Gwoza and Monguno; 
    • Work with the M&E team to ensure the smooth running of the M&E system: from data collection and facility level to weekly data compilation reports, databases and analysis of the data to inform decisions and report-writing. 
    • Assisting the Health Coordinator in proposal writing for RH funding opportunities;
    • Continuously assessing RH needs and suggesting new projects to address identified unmet needs;
    • Promoting a culture of learning whereby lessons-learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory;
    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

    Grants Management & Reporting

    • Manage and oversee all the RH budget lines by means of workplans, spending and procurement plans to ensure that project deadlines are met and targets achieved;
    •  Participate in Budget monitoring meetings, Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings;
    • Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required;

    Staff Management 

    • Undertake RH capacity-development activities/training  for RH and clinical health staff; 
    • Work closely with Health Managers to build their capacity to oversee RH activities.

    Coordination and Representation

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination;
    • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate;
    • Represent the IRC in coordination mechanisms and meetings with other agencies, including the Ministry of Health, WHO, UNFPA and other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, or donors.

    Key Working Relationships

    Position Reports to:  Senior RH Manager
    Position directly supervises:  Monguno and Gwoza RH Teams

    Indirect Reporting: N/A
    Other Internal contacts: Health Coordinator, other Program Coordinators and Program Managers, Senior Program Coordinator

    Other external contacts: Relevant other stakeholders e.g. UN bodies, local and national authorities 

    Job Requirements

    • Health professional (MD, RN, PA or CO) with strong public health background, MPH a plus;
    • 3 years experience in coordinating, implementing and managing reproductive health programs in emergency contexts and/or refugee settings;
    • Experience in providing technical support to reproductive health staff in a complex setting;

    ·         Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision;

    • Ability to validate and interpret health data;
    • Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity;
    • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member;
    • Fluency in English and Hausa;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

    ·         Ability to live in a high security environment;

    • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Outlook and the internet.

    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.

    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.

    Benefits

    • Competitive Monthly salary,
    • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
    • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letter to: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org address it to "Human Resources Coordinator, International Rescue Committee".

    No hand delivery applications would be accepted. All applicattions must be submitted online.

    Note

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

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