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  • Posted on: 22 July, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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.

    In response to the new IDP influx displaced from Kukawa local government, the IRC will be providing emergency reproductive health package according to the MISP for the new IDP influx and host communities.

    RH Midwife

     

    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Nigeria

    Job Overview/Summary: The Midwife 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. She will work to ensure the improved quality of the project clinical activities e.g. family planning, maternal and neonatal care, case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical management of sexual assault survivors in the IRC supported health facilities.  The Midwife will ensure the well-being of girls and women in Maiduguri and Monguno both through the IRC supported health facility and through RH Services at community level.

    The Midwife is responsible for the oversight and implementation of Maternal and Neonatal Care, in particular: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC), Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care, Counselling and provision of Family Planning (including Long term methods) are offered according to MoH Guidelines at the IRC supported health facilities is of quality standard, Post Abortion Care.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • In line with the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP),
    • Provide the Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) according to national protocols and guidelines.
    • Provide the clinical care activities in the IRC RH clinical area or at the maternity
    • Adhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.
    • Performs basic and assisted delivery care.
    • Performs any needed neonatal and obstetric resuscitation activity.
    • Ensures timely supported referrals to the nearest Emergency Obstetric Care center.
    • Provide technical support and guidance to other midwives in assisted deliveries (by vacuum, forceps, and breech).
    • Identifies survivors of sexual assault and refers them for registration, counseling and Clinical Care Support the RH and GBV clinic staff with technical advice, and provides services in line with the MoH and/ or international best practice guidelines.
    • Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays and recommending solutions to technical issues.
    • Prepare Purchase Request forms for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.
    • 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 relations 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:  Emergency response lead/RH Manager
    Position directly supervises:  Clinic support

    Indirect Reporting: RH Doctor, RH Officer
    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    • Internal: Health team, WPE team
    • External:  Other SRH partners

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Qualified Midwife/Nurse with degree/diploma/certificate and a practicing license

    Work Experience:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in midwifery and nursing care preferably in SRH, at BEmONC and at  primary health care level

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Skills to communicate on sensitive RH topics, provide RH education
    • 1 year of experience counseling survivors of abuse or violence with a reputable organization.
    • 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, train, supervise and facilitate other midwives, nursing staff and community health workers in their respective tasks.
    • 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: 

    • English and Hausa a must, Kanuri and Shuwa will be an added advantage

    For position in Monguno, indigenes will be given priority

    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.

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    Community Engagement and Information Assistant

     

    Sector: Protection and rule of law

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Yobe, Nigeria

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    The IRC is implementing a protection program featuring strengthening of community based protection structures, capacity building, protection monitoring, information dissemination and referral services. The IRC is also building capacity of government authorities, local organizations and local communities around protection mainstreaming and protection monitoring. The protection program is currently implemented in the NE states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe 

    Under the supervision of the Protection Officer, the Community Engagement and Information Assistant will work closely with the Protection Assistants to ensure the smooth implementation of protection programming in the areas of operation. The Community Engagement and Information Assistant will have the lead role of mobilizing local communities and conducting awareness raising sessions and other community engagement activities. The Community Engagement and Information will be the focal points in the establishment and oversight of community based feedback and complaint mechanisms in target communities. 

    The Community Engagement and Information Assistant will be based in DamaturuS/he reports to the Protecttion Officer.  

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist the Protection Officer in planning, coordination, execution and monitoring of the capacity building and information dissemination activities such as training, production of IEC materials, information dissemination planning etc.
    • Take lead in mobilizing target communities for protection and other IRC related activities.
    • Engage community members in design, planning, executing, and monitoring of community based protection activities.
    • Work closely with other IRC staff to create awareness and conduct information dissemination activities.
    • Participate in the design, planning, and execution of protection activities in the area of jurisdiction.
    • In coordination with other Protection staff, take part in identification of new target locations.
    • Participate in data collection, vulnerability screening and assessment such as community needs assessment including identification of beneficiaries in need of assistance.
    • Be the link between IRC Protection staff and the target local communities.
    • Establish, oversee and manage community feedback mechanisms in target locations.
    • Hold community meetings with key stakeholders to identify community needs and concerns
    • Take lead in budgeting of all community engagement related activities in consultation with the Protection Manager.
    • Support Protection Officers in identifying and selecting most vulnerable individuals.
    • Support referral process by notifying Protection Officers of key Protection issues and concerns identified in target areas.
    • Establish good working relationship with relevant stakeholders such as camp officials, local community leaders, traditional leaders etc.
    • Ensure that information collected on target beneficiaries is disaggregated by age and sex.
    • Keep record of all community engagement activities implemented and relevant stakeholders in target communities.
    • Ensure timely preparation of monthly work plans as well as preparation and submission of weekly and monthly reports. 
    • Attend regular internal Protection sector meetings.
    • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • University degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field.
    • 2 years’ experience implementing protection programming including experience in emergency or post-conflict project management
    • Demonstrated experience using international human rights standards in protection programming
    • Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player.
    • Experience in using community based and participatory approaches.
    • Experience in community mobilization and awareness creation.
    • Experience in working in remote and hard to reach areas with limited amenities
    • Ability to live and productively work under stress and in insecure and harsh environments while maintaining a sense of humor.
    • Must be female with knowledge of the local language (Kanuri and Hausa)

    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.

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    WPE Psychosocial Support Officer

     

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Monguno, Nigeria

    Job Description

    Job Overview/Summary

    Under the leadership of the WPE Manager, The WPE Psychosocial Officer will be based in Monguno). He/She will coordinates with WPE Case Management Assistants in responding to the psychosocial needs of GBV survivors and support community sensitization effort that prevent and respond to all forms of GBV in Mongonu, Borno State. The Psychosocial Officer assesses and plans response mechanism that meet the needs of women and children who are affected by GBV.

    Major Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The WPE Psychosocial Officer will be responsible for:

    Psychosocial support

    • Conduct initial psychosocial counselling with GBV survivors to assess survivors needs and treat survivors with respect, care and always maintain confidentiality
    • In collaboration with WPE Case Management Assistants, identify psychosocial needs of survivors and share information with  WPE Manager so as to support survivors to meet their needs
    • Work with WPE Case Management Assistants to ensure that survivors’ cases are followed-up and survivors decisions and best interest are prioritized for effective service delivery
    • Work closely with the Case Management Officer to capture survivors’ information in the database and use report to advocate for material and psychosocial support for  survivors
    • In collaboration with WPE Case Management Assistants, develop and revise work plan that includes list of items and budget needed to meet the psychosocial needs of GBV survivors
    • Mentoring
    • Develop and conduct trainings and capacity building on Psychosocial service with partners and other sectors within IRC
    • Provide capacity building and technical support to team members to improve skills and capacity in the provision of psychosocial service delivery.

    Planning and Coordination:

    • In collaboration with the prevention team, assist and support community mobilization and sensitization highlighting the importance of psychosocial support to survivors of GBV.
    • Plan and coordinate with WPE Case Management Assistants in Mongonu and  ensure survivors psychosocial needs are met
    • Coordinate with relevant partners and develop psychosocial strategies that meet different needs of survivors. Advocate with other partners on behalf of  GBV survivors
    • Represent the IRC WPE in community meeting as required and maintain positive relationship with Community leaders, Local community structures and groups at various levels.

    Other duties:

    • Attend and participate in regular team meetings
    • Attend trainings as required
    • Compile and submit timely reports
    • Participate in the development of procurement and spending plans and work plans to ensure the successful implementation of programs and contribute to program proposal development.
    • Ensure supplies/resources for GBV prevention activities and other program activities are requested on a timely manner for timely implementation of program activities.
    • Any other duties as required

    Key Working Relationships

    Position Reports to:  WPE Manager  

    Indirect/Technical Reporting:

    Position directly Supervises: Adolescent girls assistant

    Key Internal Contacts: Other sector on referrals

    • Country Program: 
    • Region/Global:

    Key External Contacts:  Community members, and other NGOs staf

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work/Social Sciences/Community Development or other related field preferred

    Work Experience:

    • Community mobilization and training experience in the direct provision of counseling and psychosocial support to survivors of gender based violencwith a reputable organization/civil society organizations, knowledge on how to carry out  one or two craft activities will be an added advantage
    • Counseling skills,  including experience working with women and girls preferred

    Demonstrated Technical Skills:

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
    • Excellent listening  and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
    • Demonstrated commitment to women’s empowerment and protection through  current/ previous  volunteer work in women’s group, girls  clubs  or other relevant experience is an added advantage
    • Clear understanding, including demonstrated positive attitudes on gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls STRONGLY preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting women and girls, including gender based violence
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
    • Ability to lead, train, supervises, facilitate and motivate other GBV staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner. 
    • 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 communicate in English and local dialects spoken in Northeast Nigeria.
    • Ability to write clear and concise reports is required
    • Be a Team Player is essential

    Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

    • Ability to work as a member of a team essential
    • 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.

    Languages: 

    • Ability to communicate in English, Hausa and or local dialects spoken in the location

     Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

    • Professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, is required

    Ability to Travel: 5% of time if applicable

    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.

    Gender EqualityIRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

     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.     

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    Finance Intern

     

    Sector: Finance

    Employment Category: Intern

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    The Intern reports to the Finance Office Maiduguri. She/he supports the Finance Assistant/Office in aspects of day to day operations of accounting department in the Maiduguri Field office.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist the finance assistant when making payments to suppliers, contractors and program staff based on approved documents and in line with authority delineation.
    • Assist the finance assistant in ensure scrutiny of the entire bill for accuracy and receipt of goods before process for payment.
    • Assist the finance officer on documentation, preparation of cash disbursement voucher for all cash transactions related to Maiduguri field office.
    • Ensure all transactions are in compliance with IRC accounting policy, Donor restriction and generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all financial and other job related information.
    • Assist the finance Assistant on proper documentation, Stamping, Labelling and filing of all financial documents.
    • Assist the finance office on compiling support documents for audit purposes and retuning back to their original location of the audit exercise.
    • Help finance unit in moving documents in the office system for approval purposes
    • With the guidance of the finance Assistant/officer Scan any Finance Document before sending it to the country office for month closing.

    Common duties

    • Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor
    • Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director
    • Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (in-country and World-wide) as per the IRC reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members
    • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Accounts or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from recognized College/Institutions.

    Experience

    • A minimum of one (1) year of accounting experience including NYSC service year. Computer literate with significant knowledge/experience in excel

    Skills

    • Able to work in a high pressure situation,
    • Ability to independently organize work, prioritize task and manage time.
    • Strong inter-personal skills, and open to learn new skills
    • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible and punctual
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English.

    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.

    Gender EqualityIRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

     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.     

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    RH Community Mobilization Assistant

     

    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Open to Expatriates: No

    Location: Monguno, Nigeria

    Job Overview/Summary: The community Mobilization assistant’s is responsible for the following major roles

    The implementation of educational and promotional activities as well as conducting all community awareness / mobilization activities related to Reproductive Health (RH) for women, girls, men and boys in Gwoza/Monguno LGA of Borno State. He / she will supervise a network of community volunteers and traditional birth attendants and work closely with the other members of the reproductive health and GBV team.

    Design and lead efforts to improve community awareness and acceptance of reproductive health services. Implement community mobilization efforts to improve women, girls, men and boys’ access to and use of reproductive health services.

    Major Responsibilities: Under the technical supervision of Reproductive Health officer- Community Mobilization and the direct supervision of the CWC Integration Officer the responsibilities of the Community Mobilizer includes but are not limited to the following:

    Community Activities:

    • Conducts assessments and surveys in the community to identify trends and needs
    • Participation in the design, plan and input to the work-plans, based on identified trends and needs.
    • Implementation of community mobilization activities to specifically access “hard to reach” and vulnerable beneficiaries.
    • Organize culturally sensitive educational and promotional activities to raise awareness on RH topics/services, including:
    • Family Planning
    • Mother and Neonatal health, Antenatal Care, and Postnatal Care ,
    • Awareness of STIs and infection prevention
    • Referral and guidance for survivors of sexual assault.
    • Contribute to the development of a variety of health education material and tools to fit the context.
    • Mobilize the community, women and girls, women’s groups, community groups etc. to increase RH awareness and service utilization, together with RH and GBV teams.
    • Liaise with midwives and community health workers to track and monitor women/clients targeted by the program.
    • Ensure the safe and confidential referral of identified survivors of sexual assault to GBV services.
    • Organize meetings with community representatives, and target groups as needed.
    • Engage community leaders, stake holders and influential members of the community in creating awareness and community support for Reproductive Health.
    • Participate in the recruitment of community health volunteers, traditional birth attendants, Peer educators and Men champions
    • Training of community health volunteers, Traditional birth attendants, Peer Educators and Men champions on RH topics/service promotion, hygiene promotion, waste management, infection prevention etc.
    • Supervise community volunteers and traditional birth attendants during planned community activities.
    • Participate in community workshops, meetings or any discussions on reproductive health.
    • Participate in the development and translation of all messages in the most appropriate language.
    • Active participation in the regular RH/WPE meetings.
    • Coordinating and implanting Community Mobilization activities in work locations
    • Identify advocacy concerns, Initiate and coordinate advocacy actions
    • Liaise with community leaders, community health workers, government agencies, IRC sectors, Partners to organize training and capacity building on RH services
    • Communicate all obstacles/Problems to respective supervisor for further action.
    • Follow-up on training/sensitization/meetings conducted to ensure implementation of plans

    Monitoring Responsibilities:

    • Keep record of all the health education/promotional sessions (disaggregated by gender/ age/ IDP/Host etc).
    • Compile weekly summary of community mobilization activities
    • Responsible for compiling timely monthly community mobilization activity reports and data compilation.
    • Other Duties:
    • Ensure that all distribution of community mobilization items are done in a timely manner according to distribution plan with relevant supporting documentations   
    • Keep a record of distributed/used materials and provides a monthly stock report.
    • Any other assigned task by supervisors
    • Confidentiality:
    • Ensure non-disclosure of any information whatsoever about practices and IRC activities to any other person or organization without permission, except in the normal performance of the service

    Key Working Relationships:

    Position Reports to:  CWC Integration Officer 
    Position directly supervises:  Community Volunteers and Traditional Birth Attendants

    Indirect Reporting: RH Community Mobilization Officer
    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    Internal: WPE Community Mobilizers, Case Workers and Midwives

    External:  Community Leaders/Stakeholders

    Qualifications

    Education: Qualified Health Educator, Nurse or midwife, Community Health Extension Worker

    Work Experience:

    • University or Higher Diploma/Degree in Health Education, Social Sciences, Nursing or                                   Community Health.
    • Or Secondary Certificate with at least a minimum of four years of experience working with local communities.
    • At least 2 years’ experience working in a health education/promotion and community project, with displaced population is a plus.
    • Familiarity with the local context: language, culture, etc.
    • Sensitivity and diplomacy to  provide education on a variety of sensitive RH topics

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Good communication skills
    • Basic computer Literacy: Word and Excel
    • Ability to work in an environment with limited resources with poor living conditions and difficult situations
    •  Able to work remains productive in a team and under difficult and high pressure situations with the ability to prioritize effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines

    Language Skills:  Spoken and written English and local language (Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa, Fulfulde, Gwoza) 

    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.

    Gender EqualityIRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

     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.     

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