Job Vacancy: International Rescue Committee

Job Vacancy: International Rescue Committee

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.

Job Title: Warehouse Intern

Requisition: req19630
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Supply Chain
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Responsibilities / Scope of Work
Warehouse Management:

  • Update bin cards and stock cards for items in the warehouse daily as may be required.
  • Communicate any discrepancies observed during receipt or release of goods to the warehouse officer.
  • Provide support to warehouse staff as required in managing and documenting the receipt, handling, storage, dispatching and reporting of goods through the IRC warehouse(s).
  • Support the supervision of loading, offloading the goods into the warehouse by the warehouse casual staff.
  • Support periodic cycle count as per the standard operating procedure.
  • Record daily transactions in the warehouse register.
  • Update stock cards for goods in the warehouse.
  • File warehouse documents online and in physical folders as may be required.
  • Supervise kitting activities where required.


  • BSc / HND
  • Supply chain/logistics certification desirable.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Attention to detail.

Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to:

  • Warehouse Officer

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Warehouse and programs staff.


  • Vendors/suppliers.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to apply online

Job Title: Child Protection Officer

Requisition: req19603
Location: Bama, Borno
Sector: Child Protection
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary

  • This position is responsible for coordinating and supervising activities at the sites, training community structures, supporting caseworkers and CP assistants and monitoring program implementation.
  • They will also work closely with the CPIMS assistants/Officer and CP manager to ensure quality data collection and management, report writing and budget implementation.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide individual/technical support and supervision to caseworkers and CP assistants.
  • Monitor all CP program implementation at the field level.
  • Ensure regular communication with the CM manager for updates on achievements and challenges.
  • Coordinate with other IRC sectors staff (e.g. WPE, Protection, Health and Livelihoods) at the field level to ensure an integrated approach to service delivery
  • Work closely with the CBCPCs and supervise their weekly/monthly meetings and activities.
  • Lead all quarterly safety audits/mappings.
  • Conduct case audits every 3rd week of the month and reports to the CP Manager
  • Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.
  • Work with the CPIMS team to produce verified data for reporting.
  • Effectively communicate with other CP team members, government social workers and service providers to ensure beneficiaries are linked to required services.
  • Regularly organize internal team meetings.
  • Regularly organize and attend case management meetings at the field level.


  • A minimum qualification of a Degree or HND in Social Works, Psychology, Education and any of the other Social Sciences.
  • At least four years of experience in implementing child protection programs in humanitarian or development settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children.
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of psychosocial activities, emergency response, child protection case management including family tracing and reunification, and setting up child safeguarding mechanisms
  • Demonstrated understanding of coaching and supervision/team management.
  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, time management and ability to handle pressure well.
  • Fluency in English is required and in Hausa is preferred.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  The Child Protection Manager
  • Position directly supervises:  Child protection assistants and caseworkers
  • Indirect Reporting: The Child Protection 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: IRC sectors External: CPSS, PSWG

Working Environment:

  • Bama is relatively safe. Access to basic social amenities and infrastructures are available. Frequent travel and relocation can be a requirement for this position.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Senior Program Coordinator

Requisition req19538
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Program Administration
Employment Category: Fixed-Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes

Scope of work

  • The Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) for health and governance outcome works closely and under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) to design and deliver high quality, innovative programs in close coordination and collaboration with Deputy Director Field Management and Senior Program Coordinator, Safety, education and ERD outcomes.
  • The role has a particular focus on driving strategy implementation, leading the technical coordinators in designing high-quality projects with particular attention to enhancing program integration, supporting expansion into newly accessible geographic areas, and increasing IRC’s work on an early recovery across the humanitarian and development nexus S/he will ensure timely and effective program delivery, coordination and technical coherence and support, monitoring, evaluation and accountability.
  • The SPC will provide a focus on outcomes and client responsiveness, and will represent IRC programs to major stakeholders, relevant government authorities and other program partners.

Areas of Responsibilities
Program Quality and Development:

  • Provide leadership to Program Technical Coordinators in setting priorities and delivering outcome-focused programs which align with the Nigeria Strategy Action Plan.
  • Ensure that program design is evidence-based and uses theories of change that place crisis-affected people and their voice at the centre of IRC’s response, and lead program integration to support this.
  • With HQ-based Technical Advisers, ensure that program implementation is aligned to relevant standards and makes use of tools, systems and procedures that are in place.
  • Work closely with the Senior Grants Coordinator and the Grants and Partnerships Team to shape concept papers and grant proposals for submission to donors.
  • Work with the M&E coordinator to build and foster a culture of learning and reflection that uses data to design and adapt programs.
  • Monitor changes in the context and ensures that IRC responds where necessary.
  • Alongside our existing focus on humanitarian programming, analyze gaps and needs, and help to drive a new focus on early recovery programming in appropriate geographic areas, working across the humanitarian-development nexus.
  • Support Program Coordinators in creating and maintaining up-to-date briefings, factsheets and updates for external stakeholders.

Program Implementation:

  • Provide leadership to program technical coordinators in ensuring effective grant start-up, implementation review and close-out meetings are planned and conducted in a timely manner with the full participation of all relevant stakeholders from programs and support teams, and that actions are taken as a result.
  • Provide leadership for Program Coordinators in the timely and high-quality implementation of programs, and promote regular reviews – both internal and external – and other learning events.
  • Provide support to the Country Emergency Team during the scale-up of a sudden onset humanitarian response and during the deployment phase
  • Ensure program coordination, and that managers and technical coordinators for cross-cutting themes work together effectively according to program work plans.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring and coaching.
  • Coordinate high-level reporting on country-level indicators such as beneficiary numbers, design for impact indicators, cluster data and other information as needed.
  • Ensure that donor reports produced by the programs team effectively demonstrate the impact of IRC’s interventions.

HR and Staff Management:

  • Help to drive a culture of ambitious, responsible, and committed leadership amongst Sector Coordinators and other program leaders.
  • Enhance the performance management for staff under your sectors, direct and indirect line management
  • Support program staff through close attention to staff care, mentoring, and development.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

Representation and Advocacy:

  • In coordination with the DDP/DDFM, actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders in Nigeria including local communities, donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Ensure IRC active representation and participation in the relevant clusters/sectors coordination
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations.
  • In coordination with the DDP and DDFM, assist in organizing donor visits by supporting staff in the smooth design and running of field visits.


  • Master’s Degree preferably in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, International humanitarian law, International Development or Humanitarian Assistance
  • Experience managing programs in a relevant technical area(s) that may include, health, reproduction health, Nutrition, and WASH n
  • Should possess a minimum of 5 years of international assignments experiences in humanitarian and development work
  • Experience managing humanitarian relief and/or transitional programs in areas affected by large scale displacements due to conflict and chronic food and nutritional insecurity
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, project design and use of project design tools
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising expatriate and national staff, and in mentoring of national staff and with a strong commitment to staff capacity development; Demonstrated qualities of leadership, sensitivity to cultural settings, communication skills, commitment, and sound judgment
  • Aptitude to adapt to a different context regarding security, culture, climate or health issue, demonstrated by experience outside of the country of origin
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Willingness to travel in the field at least 50% of your time
  • Commitment to women’s rights and IRC’s vision, mission and values, including sensitivity to cultural settings


  • Experience in CTP programming

Specific Security Situation / Housing

  • The Senior Program Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria with travel throughout the sites where IRC has a presence.
  • The security situation in North-East Nigeria continues to be volatile with a security level at 3 (orange); candidates should be prepared to implement programming in insecure environments.
  • This is a non-accompanied position, and the Senior Program Coordinator will live in shared housing.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Other positions available



  • 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.

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