Current Job 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 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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:




Job Job Title: Procurement Assistant

Requisition ID: req9680
Location: Monguno, Borno, Nigeria
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Background/IRC Summary

  • IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s emergency response team, with local partner CISCOPE (civil society coalition for poverty eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in kogi state from February to May 2013.
  • This was followed by a 3-month nutrition and food “security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014. IRC has been supporting programs in Adamawa state early 2014 and expanded into Maiduguri in late 2015.
  • The headquarters for IRC Nigeria is in Abuja city and provide support for the field office from the head office.

Job Overview/Summary:

  • Procurement Assistant will play an important role in the Monguno field office by ensuring procurement-related activities such as market analysis, procurement of goods and services using established SOPs and enlighten IRC vendors on IRC policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  • He /She will maintain a database of good and reliable suppliers for different categories of work
  • The Procurement Assistant is responsible for facilitating the general aspects of IRC procurement operation. Working closely with Program, Administration, Finance and HR. The Procurement Assistant is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her
  • Ensuring that procurement is carried out in accordance to IRC and donor-specific policies
  • Coordination with finance, Admin and program department to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors and full auditable support documents.
  • Ensuring that a transparent and responsive procurement process is implemented and maintained.
  • Work closely with the Procurement officer to process PRs, raise RFQs, PO’s and Contracts as per SOPs.
  • Routine communication, coordination and planning with the relevant requesting staff / programs regarding the order and delivery of supplies.
  • Establishment and maintenance of ethical professional working relationship with supplies
  • Maintain supplier information regularly purchased items and be informed of current local market conditions and ensure adequate documentation is maintained.
  • Support and provide the appropriate training for procurement and program staff as required
  • Manage procurement intern and procurement clerk.
  • Advance the logistics manager of procurement-specific issues or improvements.
  • Any other duties or tasked delegated by supply chain officer or your supervisor.
  • Generate and /or maintain an IRC Pre-qualified vendor database and also Generate and / or maintain comprehensive price list for good, services and equipment purchased by IRC.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Snr. Area Manager and Supply Chain Manager
  • Position directly supervises Supply Chain Intern.

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Suppy Chain, Program and Finance team.
  • External:  Vendors

Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or a Diploma in relevant field.
  • Supply chain / logistics qualifications highly desirable.

Work Experience:

  • 1-2 years working experience

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Able to work in a high-pressure situation, solve problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English
  • Advanced computer skills (MS word, excel, PowerPoint, and outlook.
  • Able to independently organize work, prioritize tasks and manage time.
  • strong interpersonal skills, able to coach and support others

Language Skills:

  • English and Hausa

Working Environment:

  • This position is located in Monguno and security situation is fluid and unpredictable.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Reproductive Health Manager

Requisition ID: req9676
Location: Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No


  • 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.
  • Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The IRC initially intervened in response to floods that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging homes. The IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Protection, WASH, Nutrition, Food Security, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in Adamawa and Borno States in North-Eastern Nigeria.
  • The IRC is dedicated to making women and adolescent girls healthier from the earliest phase of acute crises (a target group most vulnerable during crisis) and implements evidence-based reproductive health interventions in line with the SPHERE-standard Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Crises (MISP). The goal is to ensure that the IRC’s health responses in emergencies include the core package of Reproductive Health (RH) services in its interventions.
  • The IRC is in the process of scaling up and integrating Reproductive Health program into all health service delivery points including health outreach sites in all supported LGAs in Magumeri, Konduga, MMC/Jere, Gwoza, Askira Uba and Monguno in Borno state and in Damaturu, Gujiba and Gulani in Yobe state.  The focus of this program is to provide integrated quality comprehensive health services including RH services and while maintaining CWC where RH is integrated with WPE services to conflict-affected women and girls in a timely manner.

Scope of work

  • The Senior Reproductive Health Manager is the focal point for both the IRC’s emergency and Non-emergency reproductive Health care services and in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
  • The Senior RH Senior Manager ensures that the IRC’s RH interventions are guided by the Nigeria Country Program SAP Implementation Plan.
  • He/she reports to the Health Coordinator and works closely with other sectors.

Key Roles and responsibilities
Program management:

  • Oversee the implementation of quality RH program activities at all IRC supported health facilities in the targeted areas
  • Provide leadership, training, and guidance to staff and local partners to ensure programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the security of beneficiaries and staff;
  • Design and lead assessments to ensure the voices of women and girls inform RH program design
  • Support proper RH data collection and recording in the IRC supported RH units and women centers, support the compilation of data and generation of quality RH reports on a regular and timely manner;
  • Develop protocols on information management in insecure environments
  • Support the RH teams to develop awareness raising messages to promote uptake of emergency RH response services in a timely manner
  • Promote coordination with the WPE team and ensure RH is incorporated into all the IRC supported facilities
  • Prepare the RH mobile team members to respond quickly to emerging crises and newly accessible areas.
  • Promote a culture of learning whereby lessons-learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory.

Business development and grant management:

  • Lead the development of proposals as needed;
  • Review monthly BvAs and submit monthly BvA corrections;
  • Prepare and keep updated budget spent out plans in order to maintain program expenditure within budget;
  • Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings;
  • Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required;
  • Assure appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources.

Staff management:

  • Recruit program staff to positions as per the program demand;
  • Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the program;
  • Undertake RH capacity-development activities/training for RH and clinical health staff.

Coordination and representation:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organizations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination;
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate;
  • Represent the IRC in coordination mechanisms and meetings with other agencies, including the Ministry of Health, WHO, UNFPA and other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, or donors.

Reporting, monitoring and evaluation:

  • Lead the development and oversee implementation of strong monitoring and evaluation systems. Lead the preparation of reports to the Supervisor and donors;
  • Provide trend analysis on areas where there is programming in order to improve services and advocacy for Target group/women and girls

Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Health Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises:  Roving Reproductive Health  Managers, and work closely with Sr. Health Managers
  • Indirect Reporting: SPC
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
  • Internal: All other IRC sectors offering integrated services at all intervention areas.
  • External:  SPHCDA, UNFPA, WHO, HMB, Federal Ministry of Health, other INGOs.


  • Health professional (MD, RN, PA or CO) with strong public health background, MPH preferred;
  • 3 years RH program management experience, preferably in insecure locations,
  • Experience in technically supervising reproductive health staff in a complex setting;
  • Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision;
  • Ability to validate and interpret health data;
  • Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity;
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member;
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of participatory planning methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power point, use e-mail and internet.
  • Fluency in English

Additional qualities:

  • Ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Ready to travel and work within Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states and travel to all field locations in Borno and other hard to reach areas as assigned by the management or delegated by the Health Coordinator





Job Title: Senior Health Manager

Requisition ID: req9678
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope of Work

  • The Senior Health Manager is the focal point for IRC’s Health program at assigned LGAs (7 and 8 LGAs each) which includes emergency health response, recovery and resilience in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Promotes Health System Strengthening initiatives. In addition, she/he regularly supports health teams assigned to her/him.
  • She/he reports to the Assistant Health Coordinator and works closely with the Senior Reproductive Health Manager, Senior Environmental Health Manager, Nutrition Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in implementation of health program.

Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Health Coordinator, the Senior Heath Manager shall be responsible for the overall implementation of the health program that encompasses health system strengthening and emergency health planning and response activities in the assigned LGAs.
  • S/he will also be responsible for coordination with LGA government counterparts, providing technical support and guidance in the management of the health program.
  • Ensure a seamless link between service delivery interventions and LGA capacity for systems development. S/he should be knowledgeable with the issues around the functions and organization of the LGA local government, particularly the LGA health management teams and their capacity gaps
  • S/he will supervise and monitor the program implementation and ensure alignment to health indicators as per SPHERE/WHO standards and Nigeria MOH guidelines.

Key Roles & responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Lead the implementation of health program in the assigned LGAs and establish effective working relationship with government counterparts at State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Hospital Management Board and Local Government offices;
  • Develop health program work plans with Health Managers and monitor and supervise the Health Managers in the implementation of health program in the targeted LGAs;
  • In collaboration with M & E sector, set high quality performance indicators, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines;
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnership with other implementing partners, local organizations and community structure;
  • Foster inter program linkages, exchange of information and experiences and contribute actively to protection mainstreaming in the health program;
  • Collaborate with other sectors such as nutrition, WASH, women protection and empowerment, Child protection to ensure holistic service is available in response to needs;
  • In coordination with Assistant Health Coordinator, identify opportunities, formulate health program goals, objectives and intervention strategies;
  • Contribute to planning, design, planning and drafting of new proposal.

Health System Strengthening:

  • Provide technical and programmatic oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in the areas of health systems strengthening and quality improvement;
  • Provide leadership in development of HSS &QI framework for partner districts and at facility levels;
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision with use of supportive supervision guidelines;
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs, e.g. quality improvement systems and developing/adopting training curricula;
  • Engage SPHDA and LGA stakeholders to define desired health outcomes and confirm clinical performance standards in alignment with national health service delivery standards and QI processes in different health facilities) and settings (static clinics, referrals, outreach), assess existing gaps in meeting standards; and develop a plan of action to achieve the desired health outcomes;
  • Develop and test approaches for quality and performance improvement according to the local context as needed;
  • Apply quality standards to ensure that health services meet national requirements, as well as meet client expectation;
  • Advocate with SPHCDA, LGA and community-level health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving health outcomes;
  • Contributes to strengthening the referral system at all levels of health system;
  • In collaboration with program staff, ensure that necessary quality improvement planning, budgeting and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient program functioning.

Human Resource Management:

  • Monitor and supervise health managers to ensure program implementation is properly done and according to plans;
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to job responsibilities and performance objectives for direct reports and provide a written annual performance evaluation;
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions;
  • Recommend staff promotion, disciplinary action and termination to the Assistant Health Coordinator and HR Lead;
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, develop Job Descriptions, and assist in recruitment of staff;
  • Undertake capacity-development programs for health staff.

Grants Management:

  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the work-plan and within the allocated budgets;
  • Prepare weekly work – plans with the health teams;
  • Ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures and spending patterns;
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions to the Assistant Health Coordinator;
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.

Reporting, monitoring and evaluation:

  • Provide monthly reports on progress in the implementation;
  • Responsible for all donor reports in the assigned projects/LGAs as required according to the guidelines and submit timely to the Assistant Health Coordinator for review;
  • Supervise and regularly review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the accepted protocols;
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken;
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues;
  • Keep the Assistant Health Coordinator informed of all developments and issues through weekly situational reports.

Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Health Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises:   Health  Managers/Sr. Health Manager, and work closely with Sr. Reproductive Health Manager
  • Indirect Reporting: Health Coordinator
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
  • Internal: All other IRC sectors offering integrated services at all intervention areas.
  • External:  SPHCDA, UNFPA, WHO, HMB, Federal Ministry of Health, other INGOs.


  • Master’s degree in Public Health preferred, but not required ,
  • At least 3 Years work experience in  health system strengthening and health programs both at clinical and community based programs, working in maternal and child health, drugs and medical supplies management  and other primary Health care components is preferable,
  • Flexible to travel frequently and work  in different locations (ability to travel up to 50% time)
  • Demonstrated grants and program management experience, preferably health related,
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders,
  • Excellent report writing skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Excellent budget management skills,
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding Health Policy of Nigeria,
  • Previous experience working in Northern Nigeria, willingness to work in Northern Nigeria,
  • Experience delivering MCH and related trainings to health staff  using national or WHO guidelines,
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in programs management and technical staff in Quality Improvement


  • The position will be based in Maiduguri –Borno State, Nigeria. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location;
  • Benefit package for national position is inclusive;
  • Competitive Monthly salary;
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family;
  • Annual earned leave days;
  • Pension scheme.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: EH – WASH Assistant – Hygiene Promotion

Requisition ID: req9670
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Regular
Sector: Environmental Health
Open to Expatriates: No

Contextual Background

  • 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-sectorial, 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 and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu 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

Job Overview/Summary

  • The EH Assistant-Hygiene Promotion will be based in Damaturu and report to the EH Officer – Hygiene Promotion. S/he will be primarily responsible for supervising the implementation of hygiene promotion activities at village level as directed by the EH Officer-Hygiene Promotion.
  • The main objective of this position is to support the EH Officer-Hygiene promotion in implementing hygiene promotion activities in the communities.  This includes training of Community Hygiene promoters, establishing and training WASH committees, community hygiene clubs and directly carrying out hygiene awareness in the communities.

Major Responsibilities
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, community 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 Officer – Hygiene promotion to identify, train and support Community hygiene promoters, WASH committee members and community health 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.


  • Participate in daily monitoring and recording of Hygiene promotion activities including house hold visits, Group Hygiene sessions, Mass Hygiene awareness campaigns, NFI distributions, Menstrual Hygiene Management and other Hygiene related activities.
  • Participate in Monthly HH surveys and KAP surveys depending on need.

Other duties:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the EH Officer – Hygiene promotion, 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 IRC programs

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Hygiene Promotion Officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: EH Manager

Position directly Supervises:

  • Nil.


  • Education: Minimum Diploma or certificate in social sciences, Public health, Environmental Health or other related courses.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in implementation of hygiene promotion activities.
  • Experience in establishment and training of Hygiene Promoters, WASH committees and School hygiene Clubs.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Good communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with community members and leaders.
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.


  • English, Hausa

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Competent user of MS Applications: Word and Excel

Ability to Travel:

  • Not 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 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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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