New Job Openings at The International Rescue Committee, 27th March, 2018

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: Finance Intern
Maiduguri, Borno

Scope of Work

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


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

Common Duties:

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


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


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


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

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.

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



Job Title: Nutrition Nurse
Location: Monguno, Borno
Slots: 4

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure quality and timely identification and treatment of medical complications associated with malnutrition in SC/OTP in liaison with the health program.
  • Give drug regimen for children in the SC and OTP programs.
  • Provide treatment services to malnourished children at the outpatient therapeutic program
  • Ensure nutrition indicators at SC, and OTP meet SPHERE standards
  • Supervise and coordinate the strict patient management of children in the Outpatient therapeutic feeding.
  • Train the nutrition team in case detection and home-based care.
  • Mentor the nutrition assistant staff to manage patients with acute malnutrition as per protocol.
  • Train and mentor IRC staff and other key stakeholders in Growth Monitoring, IYCF, MNDC, CMAM; especially the OTP and SC staff.
  • Ensure the establishment of nutrition monitoring activities and train health staff in case detection and referral system.
  • Participate in the conduction of studies and surveys.
  • Participate in the delivery of trainings for health staff and in capacity building.
  • Improvement of the IYCF program in the IDP camps and Host communities.
  • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with set deadlines.
  • Improve the provision of quality nutrition counseling in the hospital SC and other entry points in the health programme in liaison with relevant IRC sectors.
  • Plan and Conduct continuous monitoring of the OTP and SC patient management through quality of care (Quality of Care) assessments.
  • Participate in program strategic planning and roll-out of new program areas in liaison with key stakeholders and cooperating partners.
  • Adhere and uphold IRC code of conduct at respective work area.

Supervision and Leadership:

  • Directly supervise nutrition assistants and registrars in OTP programs.
  • Supervise and work in strict collaboration with the nutrition team in the screening activities of severely malnourished children.
  • Identify training gaps for the incentive staff and beneficiaries within nutrition program and communicate the same to the program manager.

Networking and Coordination:

  • Ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in food/nutrition activities.
  • Develop and coordinate the adherence and reporting of nutrition education sessions as per developed annual plan.
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Manager and the logistics officer follow-up food provision.
  • Create appropriate linkages and referral for nutrition activities.
  • Work closely with other health programs in spirit of integration for maximum output.
  • Attend all program implementation meetings.

Required Qualification

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Nigeria
  • Must possess at least three (3) years’ experience in implementing nutrition related activities in a busy community set up.
  • S/He must possess ability to analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative programmed data.
  • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have cognate skills in computer appreciation.
  • MUST possess a high level of integrity and with good interpersonal skills
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions.

Required Experience:

  • B.Sc in Nursing
  • Addition nutrition training in CMAM/IMAM and MIYCN is an added advantage.
  • Strong communication skills, oral, written and presentation.
  • Previous experience in North east Nigeria
  • Previous experience working in insecure contexts
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Strong background in humanitarian projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, E- mail, out look
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.

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.


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



Job Title: RH Community Mobilizer
Location: Monguno, Borno
Reports to: Reproductive Health Community Mobilization Officer

Scope of Work

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

Position Objectives

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

Primary Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Reproductive Health officer, the responsibilities of the Community Mobilizer includes but are not limited to the following:
Community Activities:

  • Participation in the design, plan and input to the work-plans, based on identified trends and needs.
  • Implementation of community mobilization activities to specifically access “hard to reach” and vulnerable beneficiaries.
  • Organize culturally sensitive educational and promotional activities to raise awareness on RH topics/services, including:
    • Family Planning
    • Mother and Neonatal health, Antenatal Care, and Postnatal Care ,
    • Awareness of STIs and infection prevention
    • Referral and guidance for survivors of sexual assault.
  • Contribute to the development of a variety of health education material and tools to fit the context.
  • Mobilize the community, women and girls, women’s groups, community groups etc. to increase RH awareness and service utilization, together with RH and GBV teams.
  • Liaise with midwives and community health workers to track and monitor women/clients targeted by the program.
  • Ensure the safe and confidential referral of identified survivors of sexual assault to GBV services.
  • Organize meetings with community representatives, and target groups as needed.
  • Engage community leaders and women’s groups in raising awareness on Reproductive Health.
  • Participate in the recruitment of community health workers.
  • Training of community health workers (CHWs) on RH topics/service promotion, hygiene promotion, waste management, infection prevention etc.
  • Supervise community volunteers and traditional birth attendants during planned community activities.
  • Participate in community workshops, meetings or any discussions on reproductive health.
  • Participate in the development and translation of all messages in the most appropriate language.
  • Active participation in the regular RH/WPE meetings.

Monitoring Responsibilities:

  • Keep record of all the health education/promotional sessions (disaggregated by gender/ age/ IDP/Host etc).
  • Compile weekly summary of community mobilization activities
  • Responsible for compiling timely monthly community mobilization activity reports and data compilation.

Other Duties:

  • Keep a record of distributed/used materials and provides a monthly stock report.


  • Ensure non-disclosure of any information whatsoever about practices and IRC activities to any other person or organization without permission, except in the normal performance of the service

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified Health Educator with Diploma in Nursing or Community Health.

Skills and Experience:

  • University or Higher Diploma/Degree in Social Sciences, Nursing or Community Health.
  • Or Secondary Certificate with at least a minimum of four years of experience working with local communities.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a health education/promotion and community project, with displaced population is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the local context: language, culture, etc.
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy to provide education on a variety of sensitive RH topics
  • Good communication skills
  • Spoken and written English and local language (Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa or Bura)
  • Basic computer Literacy: Word and Excel
  • Must be willing to work in an environment with limited resources with poor living conditions and difficult situations
  • Able to work remains productive under difficult and high pressure situations with the ability to prioritize effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines.

Working Environment

  • The positions is located in Monguno 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.


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



Job Title:
Senior Nutrition Officer
: Monguno, Borno

Scope of Work

  • The Senior Nutrition Officer is the Sub-focal point for IRC’s primary Nutrition care services in Monguno.
  • He/she reports to the Roving Nutrition Manager and ensures full involvement for the implementation of a quality Nutrition program, in accordance with appropriate standards and as well provide support to the Nutrition manager in identify program gaps in Nutrition services with immediate solution for further necessary steps to address those gaps.
  • Assist in providing technical support in planning, implementing and monitoring of Nutrition interventions and as well support in system strengthening and promotion of childhood nutrition.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide full support to Roving Nutrition Manager on Project Management cycle
  • Deputize for Roving Nutrition Manager when the need arises
  • Over sees all field Nutrition team activities and report to manager
  • Take charges of some grants T2 lines and monitor their program spending to ensure appropriate compliance.
  • With the support of nutrition manager, directly supervised all program assistance with regard to their PP and PM Evaluations
  • Support the Nutrition team in preparation, selection and conducting training to HW, CHV, Government officials and members of MTMSG
  • Monitor weekly and monthly CMAM facility program report to ensure clients admission and discharge criteria are in accordance with the recommended anthropometric protocol and approved sphere standard provision respectively
  • With the support of the Nutrition Manager, conducted a support supervision to the CMAM project site for better programing and provision of on the job training to the program related staffs
  • Periodic check to OTP/SC program documents to ensure proper documentation on admitted SAM clients files and record
  • Support to ensure good coordination with the team and other IRC related program sector.
  • Follow Up on Tri-referral transfer channel (Community to clinic, OTP to SC and SC to OTP) to ensure all program patients has arrived to appropriate CMAM site
  • Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary.
  • Conduct a periodic stock count at Both OTP/SC clinics and provide a timely site need forecast to ensure availability and to avoid stock out
  • Take lead in conducting Community sensitization, Outreach Mobile OTPs, cooking Demonstration and IYCF related activities.


  • Health and Nutrition related professional ( HND, B.Sc ) with emphasis on Public Health Nutrition
  • Significant experience in nutrition in emergencies.
  • At least 2 years professional experience in nutrition (CMAM and IYCF) programming
  • Excellent management and supervision skills
  • Ability to write clear and concise program reports with meet required deadlines.
  • Able to work with little supervision while being a strong team player captain
  • Experience and ability to support team and build staff capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Outlook and the internet.
  • Fluency in speaking the local languages is necessary

Security Situation:

  • 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

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



Job Title: Stabilization Center Matron
Maiduguri, BornoJob Purpose Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Stabilization center Clinical Manager, the Matron will be overall responsible of the daily administration and running of the IRC Stabilization center.

Key Responsibilities
Program management:

  • In coordination with the Manager, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
  • Ensure that all center activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
  • Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the stabilization center Manager on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services
  • Participate in planning and implementing health assessments, surveys and campaigns

Human Resource:

  • Overall supervision of all nursing staff working at the center, both IRC and MOH as well as the help mothers, registrars and cleaners in both centers.
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Manage leave and OFF Duty plans of nursing staff working in the hospital to ensure adequate coverage of the hospital, including nights and weekends
  • Compile and submit the call list to the stabilization center Manager at the end of every month for the beginning of the next month
  • Convene and attend monthly meetings with the stabilization center Manager, IRC staff and with MOH staff to exchange information and problem solving
  • Handle all disciplinary issues as they arise with support of the stabilization center Manager and HR Manager
  • Participate in the recruitment process of all nursing positions, including participating in the interview process.
  • The matron will work in close coordination with the stabilization center doctor in the daily running and planning of the centers.

Program Activities:

  • Ensure all stabilization center activities run smoothly and services are provided timely and efficiently
  • Ensure quality of care is given to all patients accessing the stabilization center.
  • Ensure universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are followed in service provision
  • Organize and conduct regular in-service training and refresher courses for the nursing staff, both IRC staff and MOH.
  • Ensure all the centers have written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that guide the day to day activities
  • Ensure quality of care is maintained through sharing of updated guidelines and protocols in line with MOH, WHO, UNICEF guidelines
  • Assist in ordering of medical supplies on a trimester basis, in line with the projected consumption and available funding; and follow up on delivery of the same through the logistics department
  • Ensure all medical items for the centers use in the warehouse are released in a timely manner with proper documentation of the same
  • Keep an inventory of all of the IRC stabilization center assets, and update this on a monthly basis. Share the same with the stabilization center manager and logistics manager on a monthly basis
  • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the stabilization center.
  • Attend and chair the daily morning stabilization center handover meetings.
  • Co-ordinate referrals of in-patients in a timely manner, through the referral officer and stabilization center Manager.
  • Identify and follow up on center facility and equipment repairs, with the assistance of the stabilization center manager.

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Review, authorize and keep accurate records of all requisitions, duty rosters and applications for leave
  • Ensure that all HIS statistical reports are accurate and submitted on a weekly basis
  • Evaluation of services through monitoring morbidity and mortality rates through monthly statistical reports.
  • Forward hospital daily categorized patients bed occupancy to the stabilization center Manager.
  • Keep the stabilization center Manager informed of major issues at the stabilization center without fail
  • Maintain an updated record and submit regular inventory reports of center equipment and furniture.


  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.
  • Key Result Areas
  • Overall supervision and coordination of nursing activities
  • Ensuring quality of care is given to all patients accessing the stabilization center
  • Ensuring proper coverage of all the departments through proper off duty/ leave management

Required Qualifications

  • Professional qualification in Nursing (BSN or Diploma in nursing)
  • Registered with the Nigerian Nursing Council
  • At least 3years professional experience preferably in a supervisory/in-charge position
  • Postgraduate training in public health, health services management or any relevant field is an added advantage

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Good clinical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication, inter-personal, writing, and communication skills required
  • Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
  • Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions with displaced communities
  • Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures

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

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



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications addressed to the “Senior Human Resource Manager” via Email: [email protected] Subject of the application should be Job Title/Location

Application Deadline  10th April, 2018.

Note: 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 or disability. However, Nigeria nationals are encouraged to apply.

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