IRC Senior Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Jobs in Nigeria

IRC Senior Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Jobs in Nigeria

The International Rescue Committee is an NGO that serves refugee and communities victimized by oppression and violent conflict worldwide.

Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The initially intervened in response to flood disaster that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging home

IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, WASH, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment in Yola, Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria.

WPE program implement prevention and response activities to address gender-based violence. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.

The IRC Women Protection and Empowerment Program is a multi-sectorial prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.

The focus of this program is to provide good quality health and psychosocial response services to conflict-affected women and girls in Yobe, North-Eastern Nigeria in a timely manner.


Emergency Preparedness Planning

  • Support and facilitate the country programme and the SMT in the annual process of the emergency preparedness planning cycle leading in the design and development of a country owned EPP
  • Provide support to country programme, CET and field based staff on emergency preparedness issues, including delivery of training and simulations (emergency preparedness / emergency response trainings)
    Work in closely with HR Coordinator and maintain the CET register, ensure its up to date and recruit replacement staff as and when required
  • Closely monitor and stay up to date on context-specific factors informing and/or impacting IRC EPP e.g. early warning data, security and access issues, other actor mapping, and make recommendations to SMT and program teams accordingly.
  • Coach and mentor CET staff and field based counterparts on emergency preparedness and response and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms
  • Work closely with M&E unit to ensure data collection and monitoring tools are aligned with and responsive to emergency program M&E frameworks, core indicators, and inclusive of the particular needs of vulnerable groups

    Emergency Response and Programming

  • Initiate, and as necessary lead, needs assessments and data collection to feed into project design; Support field teams where needed to develop/refine tools for, and/or conduct and compile information from, rapid assessments.
  • Lead and coordinate the design and delivery of IRC emergency interventions in response to e.g. displacement to due to conflict or natural disasters, disease outbreak, and other emergencies as they arise and based on needs
  • Ensure an integrated sector approach when implementing a response through engagement and consultation with Programme Sector leads from the inception of the response
  • Work closely with Grants and Finance departments in the development of budgets and proposals for emergency preparedness and response interventions, coordinating with other technical leads/specialist on project design and proposal development inputs
  • Oversee the implementation of first line emergency response projects, ensuring timely procurement, spending, and implementation plans and that overall stated goals and objectives are tracked and met before transition and merger with regular programming or exit
  • Closely monitor and manage
    program spending and serve as budget manager for emergency response grants.
  • Ensure compliance with IRC policy, procedures and practices throughout preparedness and emergency response activities, including adherence to Do No Harm principles

    Coordination and Representation

  • In collaboration with field coordinators and security focal points, closely monitor and communicate with key staff as needed on new or anticipated developments in population movements, security context, accessibility constraints, and natural or environmental phenomena.
  • Liaise with and support operational functions in their roles in effectively designing and delivering preparedness and response, particularly on cash, prepositioning, and timely procurement.
  • Coordinate with Programme Sector Coordinators and ensure IRC is adequately represented at relevant national level forums (e.g. cluster, working groups, and other coordination meetings; launches and briefings) providing feedback, analysis and recommendations to the SMT
  • Identify opportunities for and take forward concrete actions toward enhancing coordination with other NGOs during the onset of a rapid onset emergency response
  • In coordination with Senior Programme Coordinators, Field Coordinators and Base Managers facilitate donor and HQ visits to the program sites.

    Reporting & Documentation

  • As required, compile or contribute to the writing of assessment and project reports.
  • Compile and disseminate any data, reports, briefings, etc. (IRC’s or other agencies’) relevant to IRC preparedness and response activities in a timely fashion.
  • Contribute to the design and development of program briefing materials, and provide timely, quality inputs to information requests from IRC regional and HQ management and donors.
  • Lead the compiling and writing of periodic situation reports as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field from a recognized university with at least six years of relevant work experience; or, master’s degree in relevant field from a recognized university with at least three years of relevant work experience
  • Experience must include work in a similar role within international humanitarian/emergency contexts
  • Exceptional coordination and inter-personal skills
  • Background in situation analysis, needs assessments and project management.
  • Demonstrably excellent written and oral communication skills; strong English writing skills required.
  • Experience with cash programming is a plus
    Familiarity with major donor rules and regulations (e.g. USAID/OFDA, ECHO, DFID, UNOCHA, SIDA)
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and the ability to work under pressure are essential

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th June 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; IRC Senior Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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