Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager - Internal Only

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. Composed of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, international development experts, health care providers, and educators, the IRC has assisted millions of people around the world since its founding in 1933.

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, Monguno, and Gwoza of Borno state, Damaturu of Yobe State, and a current extension to Zamfara and Katsina states, northwestern Nigeria. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs for primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, economic recovery, and development.

Job Overview/Summary:

- The ERD manager will be responsible for the implementation of Climate Resilience projects in Adamawa state. - The ERD Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and scale-up plans for the cash transfer programming. - S/he will liaise with other technical coordinators within IRC, partners, IRC HQ technical, and as relevant, interagency coordination structures. - The Manager is responsible for the overall management of the project staff, providing any, and all support necessary to ensure the successful implementation of ERD programming. - He/she will work closely with project staff in other technical areas including Environmental Health, Health and Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Protection, etc. to strengthen collaboration for integrated programming.

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Quality and Program Development:

- Work alongside the Senior ERD Manager to plan and manage project specific ERD programming, notably the Climate Resilience projects and youth livelihoods programming in Adamawa state. - Ensure appropriate methodologies and technical approaches are implemented working with the Senior ERD Manager to ensure global best practices in Economic Recovery and development programming. - Support ERD M&E staff to develop relevant monitoring and evaluation tools and adapt them to the different program methodologies. - Plan and oversee the Anticipatory cash transfer Project inception assessments focused on Climate vulnerable households and community level, stakeholder mapping, and management in collaboration with the Senior ERD Manager, M&E team, and other IRC technical staff. - Review and summarize monthly monitoring reports for the Senior ERD Manager on the output/impact of the cash assistance on the target HHS and or community. - Follow up on indicator progress and achievement and ensure quality data management for project monitoring. - Support the identification of opportunities and development of market-integrated assessments in collaboration with the Senior ERD Manager, M&E team, and other IRC sectors.

Proposal Development, Grant Planning & Implementation:

- Support/participate in the development of all ERD Food security and Livelihoods related proposals. - Take responsibility for project budget implementation, management, and compliance. - Contribute to regular donor and internal reporting. Where necessary, coordinate with the Grants team to ensure the IRC submits donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on grant activities, indicators, and achievements that are produced in quality. - Work closely and coordinate with IRC logistics, finance, and grant staff to ensure timely and compliant program activities and expenditures. - Provide direction, capacity building, and monitors staff in the implementation of their work plans and technical quality of activities. - Analyze budget, map grant salaries, and attend BVA meetings when requested by the Senior ERD Manager.

Coordination & Representation:

- Develop and maintain effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders; government line ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Youth and Social Development on the implementation of ERD projects. - Actively advance IRC’s connections to livelihood actors at the national level, seeking avenues for partnership, collaboration, and coordination of activities. - Participate in ER&L, FSWG, and the Cash working group meetings in the project areas. - Oversee any partnership with the private sector and community CBOs if any during the period of the project. - Where possible identify new partners (including the private sector) to support Economic Recovery project activities.

Key Working Relationships:

- Position Reports to: Senior ERD Manager - Position directly Supervises: M&E Officer, Livelihood officers - Key Internal Contacts: Grants unit; Finance, HR and Supply chain departments; other sector managers

Indirect Reporting: Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Senior Program Coordinator, Deputy Director of Programs

External: Food Security Sector, Cash Working Group (CWG), Early Recovery, and Livelihood Sector.



Minimum bachelor’s degree in agriculture/Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, Disaster and Risk Management, Development Studies, Climate Studies/Natural Resource Management, Food Security studies, Livelihood studies, Rural Development, or related discipline. A post Graduate degree is an advantage.

Work Experience:

- 2-3 years of progressively responsible project implementation experience in Economic Recovery Development/Food Security and Livelihood programming, preferably with a focus on Climate resilience, youth livelihoods and Cash Transfer Programming. - At least 2 years of technical experience in Food Security, Livelihoods, and Agriculture in INGO or bilateral organizations. - In-depth understanding of ERD/Food Security sector indicators. - Experience in relationship building, and partnerships in advancing the organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration. - Experience managing new and innovative projects. - Experience in developing new relationships with private sector partners. - Experience coordinating with relevant clusters and working groups.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

- Project management experience in Economic Development programming, Food Security, and livelihood support particularly with gender and diversity sensitivity. - Strong budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation skills. - Proven experience managing Livelihood projects with research objectives and outcomes. - Ability to run program analysis and draw inferences for decision making. - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization. - Demonstrated ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail. - Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills. - Creative thinking and innovation.

Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

- Experience managing multiple project teams. - Experience in developing new relationships with a wide range private sector partners and government Institutions. - Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills. - Demonstrated ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail. - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaboration with IRC staff at all levels of the organization.

Language Skills:

Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required.

Certificates or Licenses:

- Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. - Training and certification in Food Security and Livelihoods, Project Management, Climate Smart practices, Disaster and Risk Reduction and Cash programming is an advantage.

Working Environment:

The position will be based in Yola-Adamawa state. The security situation in Yola is relatively stable with periodic tensions. All IRC offices are provided with internet facilities and there is a reliable mobile telecommunication network in Adamawa.

- Standard of Professional Conduct: IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others. - Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. - Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. - Employment Gaps: We welcome applicants with varied career paths and recognize that a gap in employment does not define a candidate's potential. We value transferrable skills and are committed to investing in the growth and development of our team members. We encourage applicants to highlight any relevant skills or experiences they have acquired, even if they were not gained in a traditional work setting. - Compensation and Benefits: IRC strives to provide externally competitive and internally equitable Compensation and Benefits programs that attracts, motivates, and retains employees that deliver strong performance while demonstrating the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct. - Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, gender, age, religion, caste, sexual orientation, differently abled, geographic origin, marital status, veteran status and cultural background (or any other characteristic protected by law). We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. -

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