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    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

    Deadline
    30th May, 2017.

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    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

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    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.
    • Manage the IFRC DM programme, implemented in partnership with the ICRC into the operational areas.
    • 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
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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