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  • Posted on: 23 August, 2016 Deadline: 23 August, 2016
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  • The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectorial interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs.

    Senior Program Officer Food Security and Livelihood

     

    SCOPE OF WORK:
    Food Security and Livelihood Senior Program Officer will be responsible to organize, supervise the technical implementation of and Electronic Cash Transfer project funded by USAID/FFP. He/she will be responsible to ensure timely implementation and monitoring of project activities according to the proposal design and donor requirement. He/she will oversee the management of project staff and will be supervised by Programme Manager.
    Responsibilities
    Planning and implementation

    • Develop work plan for overall project in line with project proposal, log frame and budget.
    • In coordination with sectors within the IRC and other humanitarian cash transfer actors, develop beneficiary selection criteria based on the assessments.
    • Closely oversee the beneficiary selection process and ensure transparent selection.
    • Ensure distribution plans are developed timely and carried out distributions according to the plan.
    • Ensure transparent and timely e-cash distribution process.
    • Organize regular progress monitoring visits and provide management expertise to overcome challenges.
    • Coordinate with local authorities at community and LGA level to inform program activities in order to implement community participatory project.
    • Conduct regular field visits to monitor progress and quality of activities and provide timely feedback and necessary support to IRC staff and community volunteers.
    • Organize and facilitate donor visits, IRC senior management team visits and any other delegation visits, as per the guidance from Program Manager.
    • Contribute to the design of project visibilities and ensure accurate application of it in compliance with donor and IRC contract.
    • Participate/contribute to design and implementation of sector specific and/or multi-sector assessments

    Requirements
    Skills and Experience:

    • Relevant Certificate in project management with 2 years of experience at Manager level including minimum 1 year in a humanitarian organization
    • Degree in social work/ sociology/ community development with 3 years of project management experience.
    • Minimum 1 year experience of organizing NFI or voucher distributions.
    • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders.
    • Experience in staff supervision and capacity building.
    • Experience working with IDPs is a clear advantage.
    • Local language skills – mandatory.
    • proficiency of writing and verbal – English (Local Language Hauwa/Kanuri is desirable)
    • Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
    • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles
    • Accuracy and keen attention to details, in order to produce high quality documents and maintain good record

     

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    Graduate Cash Transfer Officer

     

    Job Description
    The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectorial interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Food Security and Livelihoods and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs.

    SCOPE OF WORK:
    In Borno State, Maiduguri, the IRC proposes an integrated FSL and Nutrition intervention funded by USAID/FFP that will serve to improve the IDP’s access to different services, and also improve the quality of the way the services are delivered to ensure their safety and dignity. The FSL part of this project is focusing on Cash Transfer to the most vulnerable targeted population for a 5 month consecutive cash transfer. Under the direct supervision of the Cash Transfer Program Manager, the CASH Transfer Officer will be responsible to give technical support to the implementation of the cash transfer project through ensuring a realistic project holistic plan, ensuring that the project activities are done in the stipulated time frame. Organize and manage the distribution of cash to targeted households through the development of project implementation tools and the management of Cash Transfer Assistants

    Responsibilities:
    Planning and implementation

    • Under the guidance of Program Manager, Organize and supervise the distribution of cash to the targeted beneficiaries.
    • Responsible for the selection and verification of project beneficiaries in coordination with community committee and authorities and the use of selection criteria
    • Ensure a realistic project implementation plan and develop project implementation tools.
    • Actively engage and support to develop community sensitization activities on selection criteria, cash redemption process and feedback mechanism.
    • Develop distribution plans for Cash and share with Program Manager for final approval.
    • Maintain clear communication with cash transfer agents and beneficiaries in accordance with IRC policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate with cash transfer agents on the schedule of distributions to make sure they are ready with cash to smoothly distribute cash to beneficiaries.
    • Organize cash distributions considering safety and security of staff engaged and beneficiaries and in a dignified manner for beneficiaries.
    • Conduct field visits to project sites and meet with community leaders to select specific vulnerable locations for targeting and ensure a conducive community mobilization system
    • Carry out the staff appraisal for the Cash Transfer Assistants
    • Internal – closely work with and share information with other sectors in IRC and coordinate with logistic to timely receive project materials.
    • External –day to day coordination of activities with community leaders, local government officials and security officials.

    Coordination
    Requirements
    Skills and Experience:

    • Degree in social work, sociology, community work or field relevant to the position.
    • 1 years of experience in the implementation of cash transfer projects.
    • Experience working with IDPs and in emergencies.
    • Good experience in community mobilization and beneficiaries’ selection and targeting and monitoring.
    • Good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English
    • Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
    • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles
    • Accuracy and keen attention to details, in order to produce high quality documents and maintain good records

    Benefits
    Salary between 200-300 Monthly, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Applicants should send cover letter and resume in one MS word with the position they are applying for clearly stated in the email subject line addressed to the Country Director, International Rescue Committee. Plot 902 Olu Awotesu Str .Abuja via email to IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org . Hand delivered applications should be sent to our Maiduguri office located at Plot Number 7, Jimina Road, GRA , Off Damboa Road,Maiduguri, Borno

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