IRC Senior Project Manager (HeRON) Jobs in Nigeria

IRC Senior Project Manager (HeRON) Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

  • 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.

    Contextual Background

  • 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 Damaturu 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

    HeRON Project Overview

  • FCDO/USAID Lafiya Health Resilience of the Northeast Nigeria (HeRON) project in Borno and Yobe states supports delivery of quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services, to improve evidence-based decision making, accountability at all levels of service delivery.

  • IRC leads a consortium of humanitarian and development implementing partners (Action Contre la Faim – ACF, Society for Family Health Nigeria).

  • The Project team is working alongside states and local government authorities, strengthening their capacity to effectively deliver quality integrated primary healthcare, reproductive, maternal, and newborn and child health and nutrition services.

    Scope of Work

  • IRC is seeking a dynamic and experienced public health and project management professional to provide technical support to State’s MoH and LGAs to strengthen the health system.

  • Reporting to the HeRON Consortium Team Leader, the Senior HeRON Project Manager will provide sound technical management and coordination of IRC implementing team, for the successful implementation and achievement of project deliverables.

  • He/She will be responsible for working with the IRC’s HeRON project team, to ensure that the program is executed according to work plan and budget, in line with donor policies and States’ government priorities, with particular focus on program quality and sustainability across health system strengthening components.

    Major Responsibilities

    Program Management, Technical Quality, Strategy and Partnerships

  • Provide managerial oversight to the IRC team for the implementation of HeRON program activities with high quality, meeting IRC/MoH/International standards.

  • On a day-to-day basis, manage financial and operational support of the IRC implementing team to optimize resources through sound budgets and consistent financial tracking

  • Coordination with HeRON state level managers to prepare project and execute work plans in line with HSS initiatives and health governance, with clear targets and deliverables (based on project indicators); manage timely and quality reporting processes, in accordance with HeRON grant requirements

  • Provide technical support to project staff and provide them with necessary mentoring and trainings as needed, to build their capacity and enabling them to perform their tasks, including project management skills.

  • Ensure data collection, data compilation, timely preparation, and submission of all internal HeRON reports, including weekly and other associated monthly, quarterly, donor and ad hoc reports.

  • Participate in assessments and execution of heron pilots as planned

  • Ensure constant liaison with MoH officials at LGA implementation level, to maintain partnerships and stakeholders’ engagement, in line with HeRON program strategy for sustainability

  • Undertake regular field visits to monitor project implementation, provide on-the-spot technical support to field teams accordingly.

  • Perform any other relevant task as directed by the line manager.

    Coordination & Representation

  • Represent the project to State and Local government representatives, partner agencies, etc. as required.

  • In coordination with the consortium leadership, actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, government actors, international and local NGOs, etc.

  • Participate at coordination meetings: All HeRON consortium coordination related meetings, Field implementation meetings
    with partners, and any other relevant IRC internal meetings as required

  • Participate at external coordination meetings (Health cluster, Nutrition cluster, relevant TWGs and Tsk forces, etc.) as required

  • Facilitate field monitoring visits for internal and external stakeholders, when required.

    Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:

  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of IRC HeRON team members in relevant technical and management competencies.

  • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of his/her team.

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.

  • Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly.

  • Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team, and providing guidance on career paths.

  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.

  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures; and communicate through words and examples a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in health-related field, with a post-graduate qualification (Preferably Master’s degree) in public health, development studies, or any other relevant field.

  • Previous Training in Project Management, Systems Strengthening, Leadership and Governance is an added advantage

  • Work Experience, Required Technical Skills &
    Leadership Competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in coordination and implementation of health programs, specifically in management of health system strengthening (HSS) programs, working jointly with national, state, and/or local health actors to strengthen the quality and responsiveness of services.

  • Technical expertise and working knowledge in advocacy, HSS and health governance; Technical skill in participatory processes, and methodologies, preferably in a conflict or post-conflict environment.

  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments

  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making skills

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

  • Experience in general management, including financial and budget management, HR and logistics management

  • Experience managing geographically dispersed teams and working in tandem with local stakeholders

  • Skills and experience of remote management and willingness to travel extensively; Flexible, diplomatic and have ability and willingness live and work under pressure of workloads

  • Experience in reports writing and budgeting (organization and donor reporting)

  • Languages: English Fluency (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 Senior Project Manager (HeRON) Jobs in Nigeria

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