The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression, and violent conflict in over 40 countries.
The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation, and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
The IRC’s response to the humanitarian situation includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, Education, General Protection, and community-based disaster preparedness.
The country program will develop a new strategic plan in the first half of 2021. IRC’s programming in Northeast Nigeria is supported by a team of more than 700 staff.
Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women, and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality .
This new role is at the heart of that challenge.
Job Overview / Summary :
The Consortium is looking to develop relevant, evidence-based and impactful advocacy in order to raise awareness to the situation of civilians including internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeast Nigeria, and ultimately to improve the protection environment, enjoyment of human rights and a durable solution to their displacement.
The Consortium’s advocacy material and activities will therefore highlight the needs of those individuals and communities affected by conflict and crisis, the Consortium’s response and related challenges and opportunities in the partners’ areas of operations.
This position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State, and directly reports to ProSPINE Consortium Senior Coordinator. The Advocacy Senior Manager is responsible for coordinating, supporting and monitoring the policy and advocacy deliverables produced by ProSPINE+ partners in accordance with the Consortium’s commitments.
The Advocacy Senior Manager will work closely with ProSPINE partners, the Protection Sector NGO Co-Lead, IRC’s HQ protection and advocacy teams, as well as IRC Nigeria’s senior management and key program and operations staff.
Major Responsibilities :
Collate, analyze and disseminate the information received as appropriate, in line with the Consortium’s advocacy plan.
Key Working Relationships :
Position directly supervises : N / A
Other Internal and / or external contacts : describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
Internal : Protection Cluster Co-lead, Protection &Rule of Law Coordinator, WPE Coordinator, Child Protection Coordinator, Consortium M&E Manager, Technical AdvisorsVPRU, and Senior Programme Coordinator (Safety outcomes)
External : Advocacy leads in consortium partner organisations, NIF, Protection Collective and Protection Cluster
Advanced degree preferred.
Working Environment :
The IRC is a team-work environment and requires a person who will work with colleagues from many cultural backgrounds, understand and contribute to the organization’s goals, work well as a member of a group / team, and respect the thoughts and opinions of others in the team.
The security situation in North East Nigeria continues to be volatile with security level currently at 3 (orange), though subject to change
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.