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  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state.  In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014 and Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015.  The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectoral 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.

    IT Assistant


    Sector: Information Technology

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Location: Yobe, Nigeria

    JOB SUMMARY:  The Information Technology department supports the organization’s work by providing reliable and scalable application development and infrastructure for the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, including many technologically challenging locations.

    SCOPE OF WORK: The IT Assistant will be primarily responsible with providing support for our internal users on the use of their desktops and laptops.  Through our ticketing system, by direct contact and the telephone they will provide users with solutions to questions and issues with their computer hardware and software.


    • Level I Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to assistance with password resets, account creations, desktop and laptop builds and printer support
    • Level II Help Desk Support – Including but not limited to anti-virus assistance, Windows 7 support, Microsoft Office 2013 support, general laptop, desktop and printer repair, and light network troubleshooting
    • Enterprise Ticket Management – Work inside our enterprise ticketing system, Service-Now, to provide timely and transparent customer support of all requests
    • Hardware Inventory – This position will work our Global Supply Chain department in imaging, distributing and tracking all hardware; also tracking and installing all purchased software
    • Preventative Maintenance – Technician will also be responsible for checking on critical systems to ensure there are no interruptions in business continuity and take part in the monthly maintenance “blackout windows”

    Various Projects – Position will need to assist on various IT projects as needed

    Key working relationships

    • This position reports to IT Officer
    • This position manages no staff


    • BSc. in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 1-2-years of relevant experience with NGOs or international organizations
    • Experience working with the following software: Windows 10 Professional, Windows 7, MS Office 2013 + , Sophos Anti Virus,Routers.
    • Experience with following technologies: LAN, WAN , VSAT [c and Ku band], VSAT installer certification preferred
    • Must be able to work with limited supervision and exercise independent judgment in problem solving

    Standards for Professional Conduct:

    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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    HR/Admin Intern


    Sector: Human Resources

    Employment Category: Intern

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Job Overview/Summary

    The HR Intern will play an important role in supporting the HR Operations team but also have the opportunity to recommend improvements and impact real change.

    Key Working Relationship

    Position Reports to:  Admin/HR Officer

    Major Responsibilities

    • Filing of NHF, Health Insurance form, Time sheet, leave request and all staff document to their respective files.
    • Assist in updating files, scanning of document and scanning and photo copy of payroll document, labeling of all staff files accordingly.
    • Assist in hotel and accommodation tracking and payments
    • Assist with onboarding and orientation of new hires
    • Tracking of leave request form, staff movement, timesheet, contract tracking and travel document and document for payment.
    • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures, and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
    • Support recruitment exercise including sorting, long and shortlisting of applications
    • Support in creation of new staff personal files
    • Updating the existing personal files, ensuring that they all have the necessary information
    • General organization of HR Office documents/paperwork    
    • Arrangement of hotel bookings and reservations for national and international staff to the field office after receipt of approved /filled Travel Authorization Forms(TAF’s)
    • Ensure that all hotels booking’s are made in writing and copies of booking/accompanying TAF’s are available in Admin Office for record/tracking purposes.
    • Processing and reconciliation of accommodation and  hotels bookings related payments by COB every Friday.
    • Track and monitor all IRC offices and homes administration and maintenance
    • 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.
    • Maintain proper records of all correspondence.
    • Assist in procurement and distribution of monthly airtime by 30 of each month for new month distribution.        
    • Regular supervision of Cleaners and Cooks in the GH and Offices.
    • Any other official duties assigned by the supervisor

    Learning Outcomes

    • Opportunity for an understanding and inner-working of Global HR in an international non-profit setting
    • Strengthen communication skills and understanding cultural sensitivities
    • Demonstrate leadership skills while working in a team environment


    • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities
    • Good understanding of full-cycle recruiting
    • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Candidate should have the desire to learn about all aspects of HR
    • Excellent organizational and follow up skills, including ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Ability to communicate fluently and effectively in English, Hausa and or Kanuri
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment
    • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint


    Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s program in Human Resource Management, Public Administration or recent graduate

    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.

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    RH Laboratory Assistant


    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Regular

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria


    The Laboratory technician is a member of the health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Emergency Reproductive Health activities in Maiduguri including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations) according to the IRC and donor work plans. He / She would perform diagnostic investigations as well as maintain the laboratory equipment in the IRC field sites. The laboratory technician will ensure the quality of medical tests done in the IRC field sites and the IRC supported health facility.

    Major Responsibilities

    • In line with the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP),
    • Take samples and perform medical laboratory investigations requested by the clinical staff
    • Adhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.
    • Take inventory of laboratory supplies and make request for laboratory stock
    • Maintain the confidentiality of clients and accord them dignity
    • Document information and maintain daily logs and laboratory equipment record books.
    • Keep laboratory equipment operational and following the operating instructions
    • Perform quality control tests and calibrate laboratory equipment where applicable.
    • Update hard and soft skills by participating in trainings.
    • Monitor program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory
    • Work with and provide timely technical support to IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive professional relationship with partner staff, services providers and patients.
    • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Reproductive health Doctor
    • Indirect Reporting: RH Manager, RH Officer


    Education: Qualified laboratory technician/ laboratory scientist with a degree/diploma  and a practicing license

    Work Experience:

    • At least 2 years laboratory experience.
    • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
    • Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
    • Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
    • Ability to lead and train others.
    • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
    • Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.
    • Ability to communicate in English and write clear and concise reports in English.
    • Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel

    Language Skills:

    • Fluency in English and Hausa is a must. Knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa will be an added advantage


    The laboratory technician will work in the Bakassi camp clinic in Maiduguri as well as coordinate the laboratories in other field sites. This is security level 3 – orange

    Benefits: Monthly salary, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, and Crèche Facilities available for Women with babies under 12 Months. Application Closing Date 15th July 2019

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an 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.

    Method of Application

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

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