IRC HeRoN Team Leader Jobs in Nigeria

IRC HeRoN Team Leader Jobs in Nigeria

Project Overview

Health Resilience of Northeast Nigeria (HeRoN) is a consortium 2 year consortium project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from May 2022, being implemented by The International Rescue Committee (IRC) as the lead agency with other partner being Action Against Hunger (AAH) and Society for Family Health (SHF) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

The project is supporting delivery of quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services and improving evidence-based decision making, accountability at all levels of service delivery.

Job Overview

The Team Leader (TL) will be responsible for the overall technical, financial and operational management of the HeRoN project and ensure effective collaboration with all consortium members implementing the project over the remaining 1 years of the project period, providing the necessary guidance and monitoring to guarantee that the implementation of the program is carried out in accordance with the agreed action plan between IRC and donor contract regulations.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Quality Assurance and Strategic Oversight

• Provide overall technical leadership, financial oversight and operational management of the program.

• Serve as the consortium’s representative to the donor, State Ministry of Health (SMoH) and other technical agencies and organizations

• Provide high quality leadership and strategic vision to the consortium, with hands on management ensuring program activities achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible, coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality and programming that is data driven and adapts and changes with the context.

• In coordination and collaboration with IRC MEAL Coordinator work with the consortium to develop and ensure a strong MEAL system in place for the consortium that adheres to program quality standards and procedures

• Ensure a culture of Client Responsiveness though policies that facilitate client responsiveness through resource allocation, advocacy, and project design and by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions.

• Regular coordination with the supplier implementing the FCDO contract aspects of their Health Business Case

• Representation to donors and partners including government officials, CSOs, INGOs and development partners.

• Engagement and coordination with humanitarian and development coordination mechanisms, ensuring regular program updates to partners and stakeholders and promotion of joint planning and implementation.

• Program implementation in compliance with FCDO regulations, agreements signed with partners and IRC internal policies and procedures.

• Mobilize and ensure transparent and constructive communication with Consortium partners and IRC management in responding to donor requests.

• Support the implementation of IRC’s Partnership (PEER) system across all areas of sub-award management of consortium partners.

• Will work closely with the DDP and Senior Grants Coordinator for follow on new opportunity for the HeRoN project and ensure that program design is evidence based and uses theories of change that place crisis-affected people and their voice at the center of IRC's programs.

Program Management, Implementation Oversight and Compliance

• Lead and ensure quality of Project Cycle Meetings throughout the remaining project period, and ensuring that the continuous implementation meetings and learning meetings are planned and conducted in a timely manner with full participation of the consortium and all relevant stakeholders/staff

• Provide leadership to the consortium for timely and high-quality implementation of programs, and promote regular reviews of program progress - both internal and external - and budget spending (i.e., through tracking spending plans, BvA meetings, etc).

• Responsible for project management, oversees the implementation, follow up and effective monitoring of IRC and partners’ Program work, expenditure, M&E and procurement plans, organizing, among others, joint and regular monitoring and review meetings, assessing progress and proactively identifying challenges and solutions in order to attain program outcomes.

• Monitors the use of the budget and ensure sound financial management and the use of funds.

• Actively contributes to the development and review of program approaches, making concrete recommendations for changes in partners' activities, approaches, and areas of action as appropriate.

• Ensure that programs and partnerships are implemented in compliance with USAID regulations as well as IRC internal policies and procedures.

• Work closely with the Senior Grants Managers to ensure that the consortium partners understand key compliance for donors and IRC internal
rules and regulations, and any red flags are addressed immediately.

• Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring and coaching.

• Ensure the production of clear and quality donor reports, both narrative and financial, by the consortium

Promote Project Learning and Analysis

• Create an environment of continued learning, encouraging innovation and auto-critical analysis, capitalizing on lessons learned to inform programmatic and strategic decisions and contributes to the knowledge base of the sectors covered by the program.

• Work with the M&E team to build and foster a culture of learning and reflection that uses data to design and adapt programs.

• Coordinate with other HeRoN consortium partners and Health partners at all levels on key assessments and learnings

Coordination & Representation

• Lead the consortium in developing public messaging and profile of the project.

• Represent the consortium in external relationships with the donor, various relevant government line ministries, technical agencies and organizations and key events relating to the project.

Job Requirements


• Master’s degree in relevant health related subject, post-graduate medical degree (MPH, MD, RN, PA, or midwife), or other relevant degree

Work Experience:

• Demonstrated expertise in health and nutrition service delivery in insecure environments and areas affected by crisis.

• Minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in humanitarian and development program management

• Validated leadership and strategic planning capabilities.

• Experience running large, geographically dispersed teams and working in tandem with local and international partners.

• Demonstrated experience leading and managing inter-institutional coordinating functions within a multi-cultural operating environment.

• 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.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

• Provide high quality leadership and strategic vision to the consortium, with hands on management ensuring program activities achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible, coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality and programming that is data driven and adapts and changes with the context.

• Demonstrated experience in program management, project design and use of project design tools.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to build and maintain good relationship with people in wide range and levels of organizations (consortiums, government, private sector, NGOs etc).

• Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

• Ability to handle a large and dynamic workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

• Delivers quality results for clients, partners and colleagues.


  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

    Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

    • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IRC HeRoN Team Leader Jobs in Nigeria

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