Jobs at the International Rescue Committee
Jobs at the International Rescue Committee

Vacancies at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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 people affected by 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Stabilization Center Doctor – Askira
Requisition ID: req5099
Location: Nigeria
Sector: Health
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • The Stabilization Doctor will be responsible for running day to day activities of Askira stabilization centre and he/she reports to the stabilization center manager and works closely with the Health and Nutrition Manager of Adamawa state for Day to day administrative issues.
  • The stabilization center Doctor ensures the implementation of a quality clinical care of children admitted to the center in accordance with National and international standards.
  • The Medical Doctor will identify gaps in SC and take the necessary steps to address those gaps.
  • He/she provides technical oversight assistance in planning, implementing, and monitoring of high impact intervention and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached populations groups.
  • He/she will directly supervise clinical staff and ensure staff maintain high professionalism throughout.
  • The stabilization Doctor will ensure quality of services in the stabilization center CMAM PROGRAMME through strengthening capacities on the clinical management of SAM and facilitating integration of services related to newborn and child health. With the support of the Nutrition coordinator and stabilization center manager.
  • The stabilization center Doctor will oversee night coverage activities/services provided to admitted cases (and caregivers) at the stabilization center and will generally be responsible for documentation and stock management of commodities, medicines/consumables and data tools.

Key Areas of Accountability
Under direct supervision of the stabilization center manager, the stabilization center Doctor will have the following stabilization center functions:

  • Daily calculation of the quantity of food needed for the day to day based on the number of children present in phase I and transition or refers the work to somebody who will calculate and he supervises him.
  • Order the food for the SC In collaboration with the hospital dietician.
  • Order the drugs for the SC In collaboration with the pharmacist.
  • Manage the daily collection of the number of new admissions and exists and attendance from the registrar.
  • Weekly checks and transmit the statistics to the stabilization center manager
  • Give feed back to the team and take appropriate action
  • Compiles monthly reports and submits to coordinators and hospital/state leadership
  • Provision of high quality care to complicated SAM cases
  • Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the stabilization center(SC)
  • Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for inpatient Management of SAM
  • Mentor and provide on the- job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure:
  • Respect of approved protocol for management of acute malnutrition
  • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording tool)
  • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures

Programme Management and Documentation:

  • Monitor the in-patient Management of SAM
  • Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, and nutrition related commodities and data tools in the SC
  • Participate in the development and review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation, and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all IRC activities
  • Produce case studies related to in patient care, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Prepare weekly and monthly activities reports and any other ad hoc report that may be required
  • Support the supply chain management and forecast for medicines, Medical supplies, Nutrition commodities (F-75, F-100, Resomal,) and data tools
  • Monitor the stock of commodities, medicines, medical supplies: calculate needs, decide quantities to be delivered to the stabilization center
  • Plan logistics and materials needs for the SC
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings on crosscutting health issues
  • Facilitate integration of services for a holistic approach of SAM by working in collaboration with partners

Therapeutic Feeding Functions:

  • Checks the pharmacy correct drug preparation, storage and stock balance etc
  • Checks food stock: food consumption and cleaning of the store
  • Food distribution: works with hospital dietician to ensure meals distributed on time and resect of the quantity
  • Maintains and supervises quality of medical care dispensed: drugs distribution correct application of the medical protocols : clinical follow up, rehydration , detection in times of the medical complication
  • Nutritional follow up: correct measurements and follow-up of the weight and edema
  • Individual cards and the attendance register book correct filling
  • Ensure and quality checks admission and exit: respect of criteria
  • Ensures and role-models respect for the dignity of the patients and the accompanying caretaker
  • Resolution of problems occurring between the patient and the personnel
  • Ensure that mothers are well informed about the functioning of the center, the state and the evolution of their child.

Clinical Functions:

  • Set work schedule to include overnights shared with emergency health manager and hospital physicians
  • Clinical examination of all patients with signs of complicated pathologies or presenting complication or refer by the nurses
  • Prescription management and follow up of severe and complicated cases in consultation with hospital physician
  • Adaptation and change of specific medical treatment and differential diagnosis in partnership with hospital physician
  • Authorizes and interprete rapid clinical laboratory
  • Referral of patients to hospital and between hospital
  • Training of hospital IRC nurses on routine treatment prescription (theoretical and on the job training)
  • Works in collaboration with the nurses to ensure medical care of quality
  • Works as a member of the team taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (feeding and psychosocial)
  • Develop relationship with medical counterparts with hospital

Staff Management:

  • Maintain an updated job descriptions conduct interviews, orient new staffs to the IRC and the stabilization center manager
  • Supervise the stabilization center staff (Nurse, help mothers, Mothers) directly provide ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met
  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to nutrition staff and ensure all stabilization center staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation
  • Overall responsibility for stabilization center staff team’s timesheet, workplan vacation schedules and staff training/development activities
  • Ensure performance management system documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly
  • Build staff capacity in workplan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities
  • Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assestment exercise
  • Ensure stabilization center staff understands and follows IRC and donor policies and procedures
  • Participate in nutrition related meetings seminars and workshop and feed information acquired back into programming
  • Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State ministry of health and hospital management board UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM in the state

Qualifications

  • Medical degree (MBBS:MB, Bch) from a recognized/accredited university in Nigeria and registered with Nigeria Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Dentist on board and have a valid practice license
  • At least three years post-graduation experience
  • Previous experience with other local and International NGO’S
  • Experience inn Nutrition in community based programs
  • Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Advocacy and logistics experience
  • Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written, Kanuri added advantage
  • Experience in managing Nutrition program in complex emergencies
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to live under pressure in an unstable security environment
  • Excellent computer skills MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Epi- info/SPSS outlook and the internet

Work Environment:

  • The position will be based in ASKIRA, BORNO state, Nigeria but managed from Mubi in Adamawa due to accessibity challenges. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family,
  • Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: EH Infrastructure Assistant
Requisition ID: req5100
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Sector: Environmental Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • The EH Infrastructure Assistant Position will report to the EH Officer – Water and Sanitation and will be primarily responsible for supervising all water and sanitation infrastructure works as directed by the EH Officer – Water and Sanitation.
  • The main objective of this position is to support the EH Officer-Water and Sanitation in supervision and direct management of safe water and sanitation provision activities.
  • This will include field supervision of all construction and maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure.

Major Responsibilities
Technical Quality:

  • Directly implements the construction of water supply infrastructures including but not limited to drilling of shallow and deep boreholes, installation of hand pumps, installation of solar submersible pumps, construction of elevated water storage tanks, trenching and piping for water supply reticulation systems, construction of well aprons and communal tap stands with appropriate drainage.
  • Directly implements the construction and installation of sanitation facilities including but not limited to Communal latrines, house hold latrines, Solid waste pits/bins, Hand washing stations, Drainage, Menstrual Hygiene Management facilities and bathing shelters.
  • Identify and train Water Point attendants and Pump Technicians and motorized/solar systems Operators within WASH committees.
  • Train and supervise skilled and unskilled daily workers during the installation and maintenance of WATSAN facilities.
  • Coordinate closely with the EH Officer (Water and Sanitation) and EH Officer (Hygiene Promotion) on water quantity, location of water sources/communal taps while considering beneficiary proposals and needs.
  • If required, supervise water trucking deliveries, water chlorination and water quality monitoring.
  • Provide weekly reports of progress on the construction of water and sanitation facilities to EH Officer-Water and Sanitation.
  • Provide regular water quality monitoring reports to EH Officer (Water and Sanitation).
  • Seek guidance and approval from EH Officer – Water and Sanitation on any changes to approved designs for water supply including water trucking concerns.
  • Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials.

Staff Supervision & Development:

  • Assist the EH Officer – Water and Sanitation to identify, train and provide daily support to skilled and unskilled workers working in Water and Sanitation initial installations, operation and maintenance activities.
  • Supervise skilled and unskilled daily workers
  • 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 skilled and unskilled daily workers’ reports, timesheets and work plans.

Monitoring:

  • Daily volume of water supplied/delivered to location(s) including volumes and times of availability.
  • Maintain records of number and location of all water collection points
  • Maintain records of water quality monitoring.
  • Routine O&M of water distribution system (s) and sanitation facilities including drainage around all water points and sanitation facilities.

Other Duties:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the EH Manager and  liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor for the development of IRC programs.
  • 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.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  EH Infrastructure Officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: EH Infrastructure Officer
  • Position directly Supervises: EH Infrastructure Officer
  • Key Internal Contacts:
  • Key External Contacts:

Qualifications

  • Education: Minimum Diploma in Civil Engineering, Plumbing or related subject.
  • Work Experience: Experienced in implementation of water and sanitation projects

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Competent communication skills, effective in representation and liaison
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Languages: English

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to Travel: Not applicable

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Stabilization Center Doctor
Requisition ID: req5098
Location: Bama, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • The Stabilization Doctor will be responsible for running day to day activities of Askira stabilization centre and he/she reports to the stabilization center manager and works closely with the Health and Nutrition Manager of Adamawa state for Day to day administrative issues.
  • The stabilization center Doctor ensures the implementation of a quality clinical care of children admitted to the center in accordance with National and international standards.
  • The Medical Doctor will identify gaps in SC and take the necessary steps to address those gaps.
  • He/she provides technical oversight assistance in planning, implementing, and monitoring of high impact intervention and provides support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition, with special focus to the most vulnerable and unreached populations groups.
  • He/she will directly supervise clinical staff and ensure staff maintain high professionalism throughout.
  • The stabilization Doctor will ensure quality of services in the stabilization center CMAM PROGRAMME through strengthening capacities on the clinical management of SAM and facilitating integration of services related to newborn and child health.
  • With the support of the Nutrition coordinator and stabilization center manager.
  • The stabilization center Doctor will oversee night coverage activities/services provided to admitted cases (and caregivers) at the stabilization center and will generally be responsible for documentation and stock management of commodities, medicines/consumables and data tools.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Under direct supervision of the stabilization center manager, the stabilization center Doctor will have the following stabilization center functions:
  • Daily calculation of the quantity of food needed for the day to day based on the number of children present in phase I and transition or refers the work to somebody who will calculate and he supervises him.
  • Order the food for the SC In collaboration with the hospital dietician.
  • Order the drugs for the SC In collaboration with the pharmacist.
  • Manage the daily collection of the number of new admissions and exists and attendance from the registrar.
  • Weekly checks and transmit the statistics to the stabilization center manager
  • Give feed back to the team and take appropriate action
  • Compiles monthly reports and submits to coordinators and hospital/state leadership
  • Provision of high quality care to complicated SAM cases
  • Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the stabilization center(SC)
  • Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for inpatient Management of SAM
  • Mentor and provide on the- job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure:
    • Respect of approved protocol for management of acute malnutrition
    • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording tool)
    • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures

Programme Management and Documentation:

  • Monitor the in-patient Management of SAM
  • Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, and nutrition related commodities and data tools in the SC
  • Participate in the development and review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation, and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all IRC activities
  • Produce case studies related to in patient care, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Prepare weekly and monthly activities reports and any other ad hoc report that may be required
  • Support the supply chain management and forecast for medicines, Medical supplies, Nutrition commodities (F-75, F-100, Resomal,) and data tools
  • Monitor the stock of commodities, medicines, medical supplies: calculate needs, decide quantities to be delivered to the stabilization center
  • Plan logistics and materials needs for the SC
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings on crosscutting health issues
  • Facilitate integration of services for a holistic approach of SAM by working in collaboration with partners

Therapeutic Feeding Functions:

  • Checks the pharmacy correct drug preparation, storage and stock balance etc
  • Checks food stock: food consumption and cleaning of the store
  • Food distribution: works with hospital dietician to ensure meals distributed on time and resect of the quantity
  • Maintains and supervises quality of medical care dispensed: drugs distribution correct application of the medical protocols : clinical follow up, rehydration , detection in times of the medical complication
  • Nutritional follow up: correct measurements and follow-up of the weight and edema
  • Individual cards and the attendance register book correct filling
  • Ensure and quality checks admission and exit: respect of criteria
  • Ensures and role-models respect for the dignity of the patients and the accompanying caretaker
  • Resolution of problems occurring between the patient and the personnel
  • Ensure that mothers are well informed about the functioning of the center, the state and the evolution of their child.

Clinical Functions:

  • Set work schedule to include overnights shared with emergency health manager and hospital physicians
  • Clinical examination of all patients with signs of complicated pathologies or presenting complication or refer by the nurses
  • Prescription management and follow up of severe and complicated cases in consultation with hospital physician
  • Adaptation and change of specific medical treatment and differential diagnosis in partnership with hospital physician
  • Authorizes and interprete rapid clinical laboratory
  • Referral of patients to hospital and between hospital
  • Training of hospital IRC nurses on routine treatment prescription (theoretical and on the job training)
  • Works in collaboration with the nurses to ensure medical care of quality
  • Works as a member of the team taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (feeding and psychosocial)
  • Develop relationship with medical counterparts with hospital

Staff Management:

  • Maintain an updated job descriptions conduct interviews, orient new staffs to the IRC and the stabilization center manager
  • Supervise the stabilization center staff (Nurse, help mothers, Mothers) directly provide ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met
  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to nutrition staff and ensure all stabilization center staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation
  • Overall responsibility for stabilization center staff team’s timesheet, workplan vacation schedules and staff training/development activities
  • Ensure performance management system documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly
  • Build staff capacity in workplan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities
  • Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assestment exercise
  • Ensure stabilization center staff understands and follows IRC and donor policies and procedures
  • Participate in nutrition related meetings seminars and workshop and feed information acquired back into programming
  • Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State ministry of health and hospital management board UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM in the state

Qualifications

  • Medical Degree (MBBS:MB, Bch) from a recognized/accredited university in Nigeria and registered with Nigeria Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Dentist on board and have a valid practice license
  • At least three years post-graduation experience
  • Previous experience with other local and International NGO’S
  • Experience inn Nutrition in community based programs
  • Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Advocacy and logistics experience
  • Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written, Kanuri added advantage
  • Experience in managing Nutrition program in complex emergencies
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to live under pressure in an unstable security environment
  • Excellent computer skills MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Epi- info/SPSS outlook and the internet

Work Environment

  • The position will be based in BAMA, BORNO state, Nigeria but managed from Maiduguri due to accessibility challenges. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family,
  • Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Protection Community Engagement and Information Assistant
Requisition ID: req5095
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Protection and rule of law
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

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 senior protection Officer, the Community Engagement and Information officer will work closely with the community engagement and information assistants and M&E officer to ensure the smooth implementation of protection programming in the areas of operation.
  • The Community Engagement and Information officer 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 officer will be based in Damaturu. S/he reports to the senior protection Officer.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Provide supervisory roles to the community engagement and information assistants.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the local language will be an added value

Specific Security Situation/Housing

  • The security situation in the NE continues to be volatile at level 3 (orange) security level as it’s one of the three states of emergency (SoE) in the NE of the country. The candidate should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments.

Benefits

  • Monthly salary, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply