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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2021
    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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    Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager

    Requisition ID: req20149
    Location: Mubi North, Adamawa
    Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
    Employment Category: Regular
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Open to Expatriates: No

    Job Overview / Summary

    • The Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager, under direct supervision of the Senior Economic Recovery and Development Manager, will provide operational and technical support for the delivery of Economic Recovery and Development programs within IRC operational areas in Nigeria.
    • He/She will support activities to increase youth access to training, skills and knowledge to support people in taking advantage of diverse employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and also support Women’s access to improved access to financial services (including Village Savings and Loan Associations), and credit and financial services and oversee design and implementation of Cash Based Interventions (CBI’s) and agricultural livelihood programs
    • The ERD Manager will dedicate at least 50% of their time to specifically support the delivery of a project focused on Climate Resilience for small holder farmers, within IRC operational areas in Adamawa, Nigeria.
    • He/She will support activities to increase access to climate risk information, risk reduction and mitigation training, skills and knowledge, and cash-based assistance to support improved resiliency to climate change stresses and shocks.
    • The ERD Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and scale up plans for the livelihoods program.
    • S/he will liaise with other technical coordinators within IRC, partners, IRC HQ technical and research staff, and as relevant, interagency coordination structures.
    • The Manager is responsible for overall management of livelihoods staff, providing any, and all support necessary to ensure successful implementation of ERD livelihoods programming.
    • He/she will work closely with project staff of other technical areas including Health and Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Protection etc. to strengthen collaboration for integrated livelihood programming.

    Major Responsibilities
    Technical Quality and Program Development:

    • Work alongside the Senior ERD Manager to plan and manage project specific ERD programming, notably the Climate Resilience Project
    • Ensure appropriate methodologies and technical approaches are implemented working with the Senior ERD Manager to ensure global best practice in Economic Recovery and Livelihood programming. Support ERD M&E staff to develop relevant research and monitoring tools and adapt them to the different program methodologies.
    • Plan and oversee Climate Resilience Project inception assessments focused on household and community level climate risks and mitigation practices, stakeholder mapping, and climate risk information systems in collaboration with the Senior ERD Manager, M&E team and IRC HQ Technical staff.
    • Review and summarize monthly monitoring reports for the Senior ERD Manager on the output/impact of the Livelihoods Program, notably the Climate Resilience Project
    • Follow up on indicator progress and achievement and ensure quality data management for project monitoring
    • Support the identification of opportunities and development of market integrated assessments in collaboration with the Senior ERD Manager, M&E team and other IRC sectors.

    Proposal Development, Grant Planning & Implementation:

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

    Coordination & Representation:

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

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to: Senior ERD Manager
    • Position directly Supervises: Livelihoods Officers, M&E Officer and Livelihoods Assistants
    • Key Internal Contacts: Grants unit; Finance, HR and Supply chain departments; other sector managers
    • Indirect Reporting: Research Coordinator

    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    • Internal: Senior Program Coordinator, Deputy Director of Programs
    • External:  Food Security Sector, Cash Working Group (CWG), Early Recovery and Livelihood Sector.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture / Agricultural Economics, Disaster and Risk Management, Development Studies, Climate Studies / Natural Resource Management, Food Security studies, Livelihood studies, Rural Development or related discipline. Post Graduate degree is an advantage.

    Work Experience:

    • 3-4 years of progressively responsible project management experience in Economic Recovery Development/Food Security and Livelihood programming, preferably with a focus on Cash Transfer Programming.
    • Experience managing climate change adaptation and mitigation programming
    • At least 2 years of technical experience in Food Security, Livelihoods and Agriculture in INGO or bilateral organizations.
    • In depth understanding of ERD/Food Security sector indicators.
    • Experience in relationship building, and partnerships in advancing organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration.
    • Experience managing new and innovative projects.
    • Experience in developing new relationships with private sector partners.
    • Experience coordinating with relevant clusters and working groups.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

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

    Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

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

    Language Skills:

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

    Certificates or Licenses:

    • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Knowledge of ArchGis, SPSS, STATA is an added advantage
    • Training and certification in Food Security and Livelihoods, Project Management, Climate Smart practices, Disaster and Risk Reduction and Cash programming is an advantage.

    Working Environment:

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

    Method of Application

    Note

    • 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? Go to International Rescue Committee (IRC) on rescue.csod.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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