International Rescue Committee (IRC) Job Recruitment 2022/2023 – How to Apply

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International Rescue Committee Recruitment Application Portal Now Open - Click Here

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Job Recruitment 2022 – This is to inform the general public that International Rescue Committee (IRC) is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant job positions in their organization. Interested candidates should kindly follow the job application guidelines below to apply successfully.

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.

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We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Consortium Team Leader – MMC / Jere BHA Project

Requisition ID: req24246
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Sector: Program Administration
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Position Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs

Job Summary

  • The Consortium Team Leader will oversee the “Integrated Emergency, Recovery and Resilience Response for Crisis- Affected Persons in MMC and Jere” project, funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and implemented from March 2022 through February 2024 by a consortium led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in partnership with Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

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  • Through this project, the consortium aims to leverage the expertise of each partner to deliver an integrated emergency, recovery and resilience area-based response in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere local government areas (LGAs) in Borno State, Nigeria by providing integrated services to conflict affected persons across the following sectors: Health, Water, e (MPCA), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS), Protection and Shelter and SettSanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition, Food Assistance, Multi-purpose Cash Assistanc
  • The consortium aims to meet the most immediate and lifesaving needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities and returnees in MMC and Jere, as well as addressing ongoing, protracted needs, and supporting early recovery through capacity-building, the strengthening of existing health systems and community-based structures, and increasing the ownership of lifesaving, life-sustaining, and life-building services by local authorities, service providers, and local communities to ensure sustainability.

Job Description

  • The Consortium Team Leader will provide overall leadership, management, and the strategic vision to the implementation for the “Integrated Emergency, Recovery and Resilience Response for Crisis-affected Persons in MMC and Jere LGAs, Borno State, Nigeria” project and ensure effective collaboration with all consortium members implementing the project over the 24 month project period, during all phases of the project, providing the necessary guidance and monitoring to guarantee that the implementation of the program is carried out in accordance with the agreed action plan and IRC and donor regulations.
  • S/he will provide high quality coordination, analysis, and strategic directions to the implementation of the project to the Consortium Management Team, Steering Committee, Government Stakeholders, and other partners in ensuring the delivery of the project objectives, on time delivery and targets within budget and high-level accountability to beneficiaries.
  • The Consortium Team Leader will work closely with and under the supervision of the IRC Deputy Director of Programs (DDP), as well as in close coordination and collaboration with the Consortium Management Committee composed of heads of programs from IRC, NRC and DRC, IRC Country Director, IRC Deputy Director Field Management (DDFM), IRC Senior Program Coordinators, IRC MEAL Coordinator and IRC Senior Grants Coordinator.
  • S/he will supervise key consortium program team members (as detailed further below) to ensure accountability for the project and donor rules and regulations. S/he will effectively manage project processes and systems according to IRC and donor standards in coordination with relevant teams and organizations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical leadership, financial oversight, strategic vision of implementation and operational management of the program
  • Provide high quality leadership, coordination and strategic vision to the consortium, with hands on management ensuring program activities achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible, coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality and programming that is data driven and adapts and changes with the context
  • In coordination and collaboration with IRC MEAL Coordinator work with the consortium to develop and ensure a strong MEAL system in place for the consortium that adheres to program quality standards and procedures
  • Ensure that through area-based approach there is optimal delivery of a comprehensive package of essential cross sectoral services to the targeted beneficiaries
  • Lead the harmonization of approach by the consortium, e.g case management referrals, registration, modality selection, referrals, etc.
  • Lead the strategic coordination with government services and systems
  • Mobilize and ensure transparent and constructive communication with Consortium partners and IRC management in responding to donor requests
  • Support the implementation of IRC’s Partnership (PEER) system across all areas of sub-award management of consortium partners.
  • Lead and ensure quality of Project Cycle Meetings throughout project period, including ensuring that opening, implementation, learning and close-out meetings are planned and conducted in a timely manner with full participation of the consortium and all relevant stakeholders/staff.

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  • Provide leadership to the consortium for timely and high-quality implementation of programs, and promote regular reviews of program progress – both internal and external – and budget spending (i.e., through tracking spending plans, BvA meetings, etc).
  • Responsible for project management, oversees the implementation, follow up and effective monitoring of IRC and partners’ Program work, expenditure, M&E and procurement plans, organizing, among others, joint and regular monitoring and review meetings, assessing progress and proactively identifying challenges and solutions in order to attain program outcomes.
  • Monitors the use of the budget and ensure sound financial management and the use of funds;
  • Actively contributes to the development and review of program approaches, making concrete recommendations for changes in partners’ activities, approaches, and areas of action as appropriate.
  • Ensure that programs and partnerships are implemented in compliance with BHA regulations as well as IRC internal policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the Grants Managers to ensure that the consortium partners understand key compliance for donors and IRC internal rules and regulations, and any red flags are addressed immediately
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring and coaching
  • Ensure the production of clear and quality donor reports, both narrative and financial, by the consortium

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Deputy Director of Programs
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Consortium Program Management Committee, Consortium Steering Committee and Country Director.
  • Position directly Supervises: Consortium Senior M&E Manager, Consortium Finance Coordinator and Consortium Grants Manager
  • Key Internal Contacts:
  • Country Program:  SMT, Senior Program Coordinators, Senior Grants Coordinator, MEAL Coordinator, Compliance Coordinator, Program and Technical Coordinators etc.
  • Key External Contacts:  Government stakeholder, Technical Line Ministries and Relevant Sectors

Job Requirements

  • Candidates must possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Development Studies, International Relations, Humanitarian Assistance, Political Sciences, Social Administration etc.
  • 10+ years of progressive senior management experience in managing integrated, multisectoral programs in humanitarian and development program
  • Demonstrated and strong experience managing a consortium of international NGOs as Team Leader or Project Director level.
  • Candidates must be fluent in Oral and Written English Language.
  • Demonstrated experience in Area Based Approach to programming.
  • Must be a Computer literate with excellent experience in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in managing USAID funded program is strongly preferred
  • Should possess minimum 7 years of international assignments experiences in humanitarian and development work
  • National candidates are also encouraged to apply and should have minimum of 10 years of experience in senior management role
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to build and maintain relationships with governments, technical line ministries, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, private sectors and partners
  • Experience working in Sub Saharan Africa especially in West Africa

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Competencies

  • Provide high quality leadership and strategic vision to the consortium, with hands on management ensuring program activities achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible, coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality and programming that is data driven and adapts and changes with the context
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, project design and use of project design tools
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to build and maintain good relationship with people in wide range and levels of organizations (consortiums, government, private sector, NGOs etc).
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Ability to handle a large and dynamic workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Delivers quality results for clients, partners and colleagues

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Job Title: Consortium Team Leader – MMC / Jere BHA Project

Requisition ID: req24246
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Sector: Program Administration
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Position Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs

Job Summary

  • The Consortium Team Leader will oversee the “Integrated Emergency, Recovery and Resilience Response for Crisis- Affected Persons in MMC and Jere” project, funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and implemented from March 2022 through February 2024 by a consortium led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in partnership with Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
  • Through this project, the consortium aims to leverage the expertise of each partner to deliver an integrated emergency, recovery and resilience area-based response in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere local government areas (LGAs) in Borno State, Nigeria by providing integrated services to conflict affected persons across the following sectors: Health, Water, e (MPCA), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS), Protection and Shelter and SettSanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition, Food Assistance, Multi-purpose Cash Assistanc
  • The consortium aims to meet the most immediate and lifesaving needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities and returnees in MMC and Jere, as well as addressing ongoing, protracted needs, and supporting early recovery through capacity-building, the strengthening of existing health systems and community-based structures, and increasing the ownership of lifesaving, life-sustaining, and life-building services by local authorities, service providers, and local communities to ensure sustainability.

Job Description

  • The Consortium Team Leader will provide overall leadership, management, and the strategic vision to the implementation for the “Integrated Emergency, Recovery and Resilience Response for Crisis-affected Persons in MMC and Jere LGAs, Borno State, Nigeria” project and ensure effective collaboration with all consortium members implementing the project over the 24 month project period, during all phases of the project, providing the necessary guidance and monitoring to guarantee that the implementation of the program is carried out in accordance with the agreed action plan and IRC and donor regulations.

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  • She/he will provide high quality coordination, analysis, and strategic directions to the implementation of the project to the Consortium Management Team, Steering Committee, Government Stakeholders, and other partners in ensuring the delivery of the project objectives, on time delivery and targets within budget and high-level accountability to beneficiaries.
  • The Consortium Team Leader will work closely with and under the supervision of the IRC Deputy Director of Programs (DDP), as well as in close coordination and collaboration with the Consortium Management Committee composed of heads of programs from IRC, NRC and DRC, IRC Country Director, IRC Deputy Director Field Management (DDFM), IRC Senior Program Coordinators, IRC MEAL Coordinator and IRC Senior Grants Coordinator.
  • S/he will supervise key consortium program team members (as detailed further below) to ensure accountability for the project and donor rules and regulations. S/he will effectively manage project processes and systems according to IRC and donor standards in coordination with relevant teams and organizations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical leadership, financial oversight, strategic vision of implementation and operational management of the program
  • Provide high quality leadership, coordination and strategic vision to the consortium, with hands on management ensuring program activities achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible, coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality and programming that is data driven and adapts and changes with the context
  • In coordination and collaboration with IRC MEAL Coordinator work with the consortium to develop and ensure a strong MEAL system in place for the consortium that adheres to program quality standards and procedures
  • Ensure that through area-based approach there is optimal delivery of a comprehensive package of essential cross sectoral services to the targeted beneficiaries
  • Lead the harmonization of approach by the consortium, e.g case management referrals, registration, modality selection, referrals, etc.
  • Lead the strategic coordination with government services and systems
  • Mobilize and ensure transparent and constructive communication with Consortium partners and IRC management in responding to donor requests
  • Support the implementation of IRC’s Partnership (PEER) system across all areas of sub-award management of consortium partners.
  • Lead and ensure quality of Project Cycle Meetings throughout project period, including ensuring that opening, implementation, learning and close-out meetings are planned and conducted in a timely manner with full participation of the consortium and all relevant stakeholders/staff
  • Provide leadership to the consortium for timely and high-quality implementation of programs, and promote regular reviews of program progress – both internal and external – and budget spending (i.e., through tracking spending plans, BvA meetings, etc).
  • Responsible for project management, oversees the implementation, follow up and effective monitoring of IRC and partners’ Program work, expenditure, M&E and procurement plans, organizing, among others, joint and regular monitoring and review meetings, assessing progress and proactively identifying challenges and solutions in order to attain program outcomes.
  • Monitors the use of the budget and ensure sound financial management and the use of funds;
  • Actively contributes to the development and review of program approaches, making concrete recommendations for changes in partners’ activities, approaches, and areas of action as appropriate.
  • Ensure that programs and partnerships are implemented in compliance with BHA regulations as well as IRC internal policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the Grants Managers to ensure that the consortium partners understand key compliance for donors and IRC internal rules and regulations, and any red flags are addressed immediately
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring and coaching
  • Ensure the production of clear and quality donor reports, both narrative and financial, by the consortium

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Deputy Director of Programs
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: Consortium Program Management Committee, Consortium Steering Committee and Country Director.
  • Position directly Supervises: Consortium Senior M&E Manager, Consortium Finance Coordinator and Consortium Grants Manager
  • Key Internal Contacts:
  • Country Program:  SMT, Senior Program Coordinators, Senior Grants Coordinator, MEAL Coordinator, Compliance Coordinator, Program and Technical Coordinators etc.
  • Key External Contacts:  Government stakeholder, Technical Line Ministries and Relevant Sectors

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Job Requirements

  • Candidates must possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Development Studies, International Relations, Humanitarian Assistance, Political Sciences, Social Administration etc.
  • 10+ years of progressive senior management experience in managing integrated, multisectoral programs in humanitarian and development program
  • Demonstrated and strong experience managing a consortium of international NGOs as Team Leader or Project Director level.
  • Candidates must be fluent in Oral and Written English Language.
  • Demonstrated experience in Area Based Approach to programming.
  • Must be a Computer literate with excellent experience in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in managing USAID funded program is strongly preferred
  • Should possess minimum 7 years of international assignments experiences in humanitarian and development work
  • National candidates are also encouraged to apply and should have minimum of 10 years of experience in senior management role
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to build and maintain relationships with governments, technical line ministries, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, private sectors and partners
  • Experience working in Sub Saharan Africa especially in West Africa

Competencies

  • Provide high quality leadership and strategic vision to the consortium, with hands on management ensuring program activities achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible, coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality and programming that is data driven and adapts and changes with the context
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, project design and use of project design tools
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to build and maintain good relationship with people in wide range and levels of organizations (consortiums, government, private sector, NGOs etc).
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Ability to handle a large and dynamic workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Delivers quality results for clients, partners and colleagues

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

Note

  • Gender Equality: IRC 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.
  • 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, Equality, 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.

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