2017 International Rescue Committee (IRC) Fresh Recruitment – Updated

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2017 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Fresh Recruitment – Updated –  positions required include Procurement Officer, Supply Chain Officer, Senior Programme coordinator, Grants Coordinator. Others are Grants Manager, Assets Officer, Agriculture Officer, Human Resources Officer, and EH Hygiene Officer.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organization founded in 1933. It offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster.

Currently, the IRC provides displaced Nigerians and vulnerable host communities in the northeast region of the country, where Boko Haram has been most active, with emergency relief and humanitarian aid.


2017 International Rescue Committee (IRC) Fresh Recruitment - Updated

2017 International Rescue Committee (IRC) Fresh Recruitment – Updated

IRC is recruiting suitable and qualified candidates for some positions in the organisation in Nigeria. If you are interested in making a career in IRC you can apply.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work in more than 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

(1) Grants Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
Sector: Grants
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time


  1. IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs as new areas became accessible after prolonged conflict and insecurity, in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
  2. The IRC’s response to the humanitarian situation includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Education and General Protection. In 2015, IRC Nigeria developed a five-year long term Strategy Action Plan. The plan has Health, Education and Economic Wellbeing as high priority program areas.

Scope of Work

The Grants Manager is directly supervised by the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) in the interim until a Grants Coordinator will be identified and the position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State in the NE with frequent travel to Adamawa field bases and Abuja.

Areas of Responsibilities
Proposal Development & Grant Compliance:

  • With the support of the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP), coordinate the development of quality proposals and narrative reports with relevant teams. Act as the lead writer when necessary;
  • Manage delivery of timely and quality outputs (proposals, quarterly, interim and/or final reports, etc.) to donors;
  • Liaise with HQ units (Regional, Award Management Unit, technical units) to ensure proposals meet internal standards, apply IRC’s Outcome and Evidence Framework and are responsive to donor requirements;
  • Lead the organization and follow-up of grant opening meetings, monthly grant review meetings, budget management (Budget vs Actual (BVA) review) meetings and grant close out meetings in collaboration with the DDP;
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as FM01, BvAs, and OTIS to ensure accurate tracking of opportunities and grants reporting;
  • Coordinate award modification documents in coordination with relevant program and finance teams;
  • Support the subaward process with local or international partners, including due diligence of potential partners and draft subaward agreement in line with IRC processes and donor requirements;
  • Provide training and mentoring to program, operations and M&E staff on compliance with donor regulations to ensure high quality implementation;
  • Provide technical guidance on IRC and donor regulations to ensure compliance within operations, program implementation and reporting. Raise compliance issues proactively with program staff and operations team;
  • Provide capacity building support to local partner organizations, including report and proposal related mentoring and training;
  • Keep the DDP informed of any projected inabilities to meet contractual obligations, report submission and burn rates/significant budget variances
  • Compile and respond to information requests from IRC’s regional, London and NY offices.
  • Maintain hard and soft grant files of the IRC Nigeria’s grant portfolio;
  • Distribute and share with all IRC staff copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc.) related to their specific programs.
  • Perform other duties related to assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/s

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Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs
  • Position directly supervises: none
  • Other internal and/or external contacts: project and M&E staff, grants staff; finance, HR and supply chain departments


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline (International Affairs, Communications, etc.) Master’s degree is preferred
  • At least two years international work experience in relief or development programs, preferably in a post-conflict setting
  • Demonstrable experience in grants management and business development, including: proposal coordination and writing, report writing, grant monitoring, compliance issues, and budget realignments
  • Demonstrable understanding of project planning and project cycle management.
  • Demonstrable high-level performance management and team working skills, with experience in managing multiple donors
  • Ability to build good working relationships and work effectively with program, field staff and HQ from a distance.
  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and high pressure situations
  • Professional fluency in spoken and written English; able to communicate concisely and with impact.

Application Closing Date
16th September, 2017.

(6) Assets Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Anticipated start Date 18 September 2017

Job Purpose/Objective

  1. To provide all necessary logistical support to the SC Coordinator and field coordinators to enable field project activities to proceed with maximum efficiency while adhering to IRC’s supply chain procedures on assets management.
  2. Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Coordinator, the Assets Officer is responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all assets for IRC. One of the core functions of the incumbent as an integral member of the Supply Chain Department is, s/he must be able to manage, label and track all assets and maintaining audit-compliant records.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assets Management:
  • Directly Supervise staff involved in the assets management and records keeping
  • Ensure that an updated asset register is maintained on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that an updated assets inventory sheet is maintained on monthly bases.
  • Ensure that all IRC assets and equipment are well maintained
  • Ensure that the movement of IRC assets is tracked and the necessary documentation is done when an asset changes its status.
  • Ensure that an up to date filing system for all assets is maintained.
  • Review all monthly asset reports from all field sites
  • The implementation and / or maintenance of standard IRC assets management policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring that all assets are controlled and managed properly in accordance to IRC and donor-specific polices.
  • Dispose IRC assets as per Donor regulation and approval, with reference to the organization policy.
  • Prepare donation Certificate and all donation related documentation at a needed time.
  • Retrieve assets and reassigned at the end of employee term of service.
  • Transfer assets from ended grant to existing or opening grant with donor approval.
  • Facilitate asset allocation during relocation and closure of field offices.
  • Visit field offices for asset inventory (physical count) during report period.
  • Pull out updated asset list for end of grant report.
  • Assist in facility maintenance
  • Do partner assets spot check across the country program
  • Assets inventory report
  • Assets Monthly Report
  • Disposal plans
  • Any other Assets reports required by SCM or direct supervisor

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or Higher Diploma in Logistics or Business Management another relevant field
  • Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Thorough method of working with ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions;
  • Management ability to lead, motivate and develop staff;
  • Positive attitude with good sense of humour;
  • Committed team player;
  • Ability to live and work in a fairly isolated area and in conditions of limited comfort;
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel);
  • At least two year’s experience working as a logistician;
  • The following experience will all be advantageous: previous NGO work.
  • Good knowledge and skill on computer packages like Excel and word.

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
14th September, 2017.
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(7) Agriculture Officer

Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Anticipated Start Date: 18th September, 2017

Brief Background of the Project

  • Currently International Rescue Committee is supporting vulnerable IDPs, families hosting IDPs and Returnees with food vouchers in Yola North, Yola South, Girei, Mubi North, Mubi South and Hong LGAs with possibility of extension to other LGAs in Adamawa State.
  • The voucher system will build both nutritional and livelihood opportunities for beneficiaries by providing life-saving access to food, expanding dietary diversity and strengthening local markets.
  • The Overall Objective of this this programme is to help strengthen the resilience of conflict affected populations in Borno and Adamawa states.
  • Specifically, the project will work with IDPs, host communities, and returnees to provide them economic opportunities around farming and other rural livelihoods, improved access to food and nutrition security, WASH and basic services.

Scope of Work

  1. The Agriculture officer Food Security will perform overall his/her role to carry out all agriculture & Livestock activities under the supervision of Senior Program officer.
  2. She/he will also coordinate local partners, in close coordination with Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager and Coordinator in Adamawa State.

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Planning and Implementation:

  • Ensure implementation of Agriculture, Livestock & farmer field schools activities defined in the project proposal.
  • Assist in training design, perpetration of training module for training especially for agriculture, Livestock and FFS.
  • Write precise report of the activities; weekly & monthly basis;
  • Meet the local partners, keep them informed about the programme specially Agriculture Department.
  • Inform the beneficiaries of the registration procedure.
  • Prepare Distribution and training plans as well as budgeting for trainings.
  • Input and up-date beneficiary data & Prepare lists and distribution cards.
  • Plan the transport and storage at the distribution points;
  • Organize and supervise the distribution of Agri. Inputs & Livestock.
  • Intervene in case of dispute;
  • Assist in the supervision of the agriculture assistants directly, providing ongoing leadership to the team and oversee implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met.
  • Support work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities.
  • Ensure project staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures
  • Internal – closely work with and share information with other sectors in IRC and coordinate with Logistic to timely receive project materials.
  • Assist the senior officer/Program Manager closely with finance department to ensure program materials and partner payments are made timely.
  • External – local partners – assist in the development work plan, ensure smooth implementation of quality program and ongoing support for partner capacity building.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Support regular field visits to ensure quality and timeliness of all activities implemented under his/her purview.
  • Development and sharing of necessary reporting formats and matrixes timely with local partners.
  • Under the supervision of Program Manager draft post distribution monitoring tools and train staff and local partner staff on applying them in the field.
  • Provide inputs for design of M&E system and to staff under supervision and local partners.
  • Human Resources:
  • Supervise Agriculture assistants.
  • Develop staff performance objectives and conduct periodic reviews and evaluations.
  • Grants Management & Reporting
  • Support the EUTF and develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans.
  • Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.

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Skills and Experience

  • Graduate in Agricultural Science
  • Minimum 2 year experience in leading Agri. based interventions.
  • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience in staff supervision and capacity building and developing training module.
  • Local language skills – mandatory.
  • Proficiency of writing and verbal – English
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles

Work Environment
The situation in Mubi – is calm at the moment but remains tense and unpredictable;

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
11th September, 2017.

(8) Human Resource Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Scope of Work

  1. Reporting to the Senior Admin/HR Manager, the Human Resource Officer is responsible for providing support to the various Human Resources functions of the Country Program in the Yobe Field Office.
  2. This will include rolling out IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures which covers recruitment, orientation, compensation, professional development, performance management and exit management.
  3. The HR Officer will have oversight over the Field Admin/HR Assistant Officer and work closely with the HR Manager to ensure compliance with IRC administrative standards and with local laws and regulations.

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  • Recruitment and On-boarding:
  • Initiate and coordinate all the recruitment requests and follow through on hiring procedures in line with the policy for the Yobe Field Office.
  • Prepare and post all job advertisements for the Yobe Field Office in close collaboration with the HR Manager for all vacant positions in appropriate channels, as well as ensure wide and appropriate distribution; this includes e-filing of application and sending out HR communications.
  • Coordinate the recruitment tracking report for Yobe Field Office and send to all Managers on a weekly basis;
  • Liaise with Hiring Managers to ensure new staff are oriented upon hire in the Yobe IRC office.
  • Training & Development:
  • With support from the HR Manager, coordinate Staff Trainings in accordance with the Learning and Development Plan;
  • Monitor and track all IRC sponsored trainings, ensuring all stall fill out training bonds, feedback reports and all related training documents in total compliance with IRC’s policies and procedures.
  • Support staff learning by creating innovative ways of encouraging online learning for all staff
  • Coordinate training courses for employees as required.
  • Performance Management:
  • Coordinate timely performance appraisals and maintain an updated PME database for all staff in coordination with the Base Manager and other Managers in the Field
  • Coordinate staff welfare management initiatives in the Yobe office in collaboration with the Base Manager with support from the HR Manager
  • Information Management:
  • Maintain the HR Data Base in all the Yobe Office and regularly update employee information. Maintain an accurate and timely employee filing system.
  • Maintain and update the Timesheet tracking system for both national and international staff and file all timesheets appropriately.
  • Exit Management:
  • Process all termination paperwork for all staff including preparation of termination notice letters in relation to closing grants and restructuring.
  • Work closely with Supervisors to ensure exit interviews are offered to all staff and data is captured in the online exit survey to ensure a learning and reflective culture in the country program.
  • Other Human Resource Functions:
  • Read, review and become knowledgeable of the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required by the HR Manager and the Base Manager

Job Requirements

  • Min Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s Degree/HND
  • Person Requirements:
  • University Studies/ Higher Education in Human Resources, Business Administration or any other related course;
  • 2 years of experience in similar position;
  • Previous NGO experience will be an added advantage
  • HR Certification will be desirable
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Strong written and oral English communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to present information effectively; experience providing training and staff development a plus
  • Strong skills in collaboration with multi-cultural and diverse teams
  • Commitment to consistently improving and developing innovative HR solutions in response to HR/organizational Country Program challenges.

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The position will be based in Damaturu, Yobe state, Northeast Nigeria. The security situation is volatile.

Monthly salary, 13Month salary inclusive, health insurance coverage for family, pension, creche facilities available for women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
14th September, 2017.

(9) EH Hygiene Officer

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Anticipated start Date: 18 September 2017

Scope of Work

  • The EH Officer-Hygiene Promotion will be based in Yola, will supervise one assistants and will report to the EH Manager. S/he will work closely with the EH Infrastructure Officers and will be responsible for supervising the implementation of hygiene promotion activities at village/community level as directed by the EH Manager.
  • The main objective of this position is to support in the implementation of hygiene promotion activities in the communities. This includes training of Community Hygiene promoters, establishing and training of WASH committees, Kids hygiene clubs and directly carrying out hygiene awareness in the communities.

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  1. Ensure that the hygiene promotion activities in the communities are implemented in a timely and professional manner and in line with beneficiary needs.
  2. Maintain close links and collaboration with other EH teams and sectors including Health, Nutrition, Protection, Gender, CYPD (Child and Youth Protection and Development), Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD).


  • Technical Quality:
  • Directly implement hygiene promotion activities in the communities; this includes household visits, hygiene awareness sessions and distribution of hygiene promotion materials.
  • Coordinate closely with the EH Officer-Water and Sanitation and Hygiene Promoters over water quality and beneficiary needs and preferences regarding water collection points
  • If requested, participate in any inter sectorial assessment process, including analysis and planning.
  • Directly manage the day to day hygiene promotion activities in the field locations.
  • Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet agreed objectives within the timeframe.
  • Ensure program activities foster accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and inclusion are adequately addressed in programming.
  • Distribute Information, Communication and Education (IEC) materials to Community hygiene Promoters and train hygiene promoters on their appropriate use.
  • Provide technical support and training for hygiene promoters, community volunteers, community leaders, kid’s hygiene clubs and WASH committees.
  • Provide regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records
  • Provide weekly reports of progress on hygiene promotion activities.
  • Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials and detailed NFI distribution records.
  • Staff Supervision & Development:
  • Assist the EH Manager to identify, train and support Community hygiene promoters, WASH committee members and Kids hygiene club members.
  • Supervise and manage community Hygiene promoters.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable work teams to successfully complete their tasks on time and within budget.
  • Responsible for community hygiene promoter’s weekly reports, timesheets and weekly work plans.
  • Monitoring:
  • Participate in daily monitoring and recording of Hygiene promotion activities including house hold visits, Group Hygiene sessions, Mass Hygiene awareness campaigns, NFI distributions and other Hygiene related activities.
  • Participate in Monthly HH surveys and KAP surveys depending on need.


  • B.Sc/HND/OND/NCE in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Science Laboratory Technology, Integrated Science, Community Health and other related Science/Social Sciences.
  • Experience in implementation of hygiene promotion activities.
  • Experience in establishment and training of Hygiene Promoters, WASH committees and School hygiene Clubs.
  • Good communication skills, effective in representation and liaison community members and leaders.
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Competent user of MS Applications: Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of any 2 Local languages

Work Environment:
The situation in Mubi – is calm at the moment but remains tense and unpredictable;

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
11th September, 2017

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover letters to “The Country Director, International Rescue Committee” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org 
Hand delivery applications should be sent in clearly labelled envelop to International Rescue Committee (IRC) office in Mubi or Yola, Adamawa State.

Working Environment

  • North East Nigeria is security phase 3 (ORANGE) so the Grants Manager will be expected to respect the various security protocols in place in country. Phase 3 requires clear contingency planning in place with staff prepared should hibernation or evacuation be called.
  • The situation in the North-East Nigeria remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed groups, and suicide bombers. This position is unaccompanied
  • The position is based in Maiduguri. Lodging is a private bedroom in a shared IRC guest house – with electricity, internet and cable TV.
  • Food is the individual’s responsibility.