The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster.
IRC leads the way from harm to home.
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-
sectoral, 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 Damatru 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 IRC is seeking an Urban Resilience Senior Manager to lead its From Response to Resilience project in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Through the project, we will build the resilience of the people, neighborhoods, and governmental systems of urban Maiduguri to address the risks the city currently faces.
We will implement this project while supporting the local integration of internally displaced persons wishing to reside within Maiduguri permanently.
As Senior Manager, you will provide overall strategic direction and oversight while ensuring the project is effectively implemented on schedule and to maximum benefit for Maiduguri's residents, in tune with their needs and preferences.
You will lead the implementation of the three-year Area Based Approach project, including leading project staff and schedule and representing the project to our partners and Maiduguri's communities and government officials .
Working closely with the Deputy Director for Programs, Senior Program Coordinator / s, and sector leads, you will communicate regularly with project partners, local and regional authorities, and local community leaders.
You will ensure the delivery of project activities in the city and that activities align with other sectors as much as possible.
The position has a strong emphasis on program coordination, management and implementation, team management, capacity building of national staff, and technical support to partners to ensure successful and high quality implementation of programmatic activities
Project Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy
up), timely recruitment, and accurate reporting.
Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development
annual performance reviews.
Coordination & Representation
agency forums and discussions.
Key Working Relationships
Education : Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, international affairs or related field required. Master's degree in international development, urban planning, or public policy related field a plus.
Work Experience :
Demonstrated Technical Skills :
Demonstrated Managerial / Leadership Competencies :
Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
Computer / Other Tech Requirements :
Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.Add position-specific (e.
g. accounting software, statistical software, etc.).
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.
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.