across Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, with field offices in Maiduguri, Monguno, Gwoza, Damaturu, Yola and Mubi and a country office in Abuja.
With over 700 staff we deliver humanitarian support and longer term recovery programming in health, nutrition, WASH, education, protection, economic recovery and livelihoods.
We work in coordination with State government Ministries, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN OCHA and other development organisations.
IRC is an active participant in coordination mechanisms to contribute to improved impact.
PROJECT OVERVIEW :
DFID Health Resilience of North East Nigeria Service delivery project in Borno and Yobe states will support delivery of quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services and improve evidence based decision making, accountability at all levels of service delivery.
The Project team will work alongside state and local government authorities building their capacity to effectively deliver quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, and newborn and child health and nutrition services.
SCOPE OF WORK :
IRC is seeking a dynamic and experienced health and governance professional to provide programme management and technical leadership.
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Deputy Team Leader (DTL) will be responsible for directly working with the technical coordinators of the project consortium members (IRC, ACF and SFH) with particular focus on program quality and reporting as well as for ensuring an aligned approach across the consoritunm and LGA authorities to design and deliver health system strengthening components of the project.
In consultation with the TL, the DTL will regularily liase with state and LGA government authorities, development actors and stakeholders.
This position will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with regular trips to the field.
Through strong planning and monitoring, identify potential obstacles to programmatic success in a timely fashion, and implement corrective actions as needed
Technical Support and Coordination :
Advocacy and Representation :
Master’s degree in relevant health related subject, post-graduate medical degree (MPH, MD, RN, PA, or midwife), or other relevant degree
At least five years’ experience in design and implementation of health (ideally HSS) programs in developing countries, insecure environments and areas affected by crisis
Demonstrable technical expertise and working knowledge of participatory processes and methodologies, preferably in a conflict or post-conflict environment, preferably Africa
Demonstrable technical expertise in public finance and public sector management and especially as applied to a health system context
Experience running large, geographically dispersed teams and working in tandem with local and international partners
Proven track record of successfully providing technical assistance Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, NGOs, research institutions)
Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making skills
Fluency in English (spoken and written)
Excellent IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to handle a large and dynamic workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
Previous work experience in Africa, field experience in Nigeria is preferred
Strong internal and external communications skills, experience with advocacy an advantage
Nigeria nationals or long-term residents are particularly encouraged to apply