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HeRON Manager (2) Yola/Mubi at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

HR Recruitment Assistant at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Adamawa
  • Job Field: Project Management 

Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy

  • The HeRoN project Manager will report to the HeRON Senior Project Manager, he/she is the focal point for IRC’s Adamawa HeRON program implementation in the field  assignment location (Mubi or Yola), at the LGA and facility levels, directly supervising HeRON senior capacity building officers
  • The HeRON project Managers will oversee the planning and implementation of HERON program activities at the LGA and facility level, and coordinate with the state’s ministry of health to ensure that activities implemented align with Government needs, priorities, and health sector priorities and are in compliance with donor guidelines.
  • He/she will collaborate with the facility staff, local Government health authorities, community structure and leaders to identify gaps in quality healthcare service delivery and take the necessary steps to address those gaps.
  • S/he provides technical support to the LGA and states in planning, implementing, and monitoring high-impact interventions and provides technical support and mentoring to the actualization of health system strengthening initiatives  
  • Participate in developing HeRoN field implementation work plans, budgets, and track the implementation of the plans at the health facility, LGA to improve the delivery of basic health package at HeRON supported facilities.
  • Work with the state and LGA to plan and carry out joint integrated supportive supervision adopting the existing National ISS tools, design action plan based on the findings of the ISS, follow up and provide technical guidance to the implementation of the plans
  • Organize regular review meetings with the LGA and state to discuss successes, challenges and design roadmaps for sustainability and impact
  • Work with community-based organizations in the project intervention locations to improve community and social accountability through enhancing the functionality of community structures (WDC’s, CHIPs) to provide oversight to the health facility activities.
  • Work closely with the HeRON governance manager to track effective implementation of the PDIA approach and organizational development plans.
  • Conduct regular reviews of project implementation with thesenior  capacity building officers to track progress against set targets
  • Coordinate with other IRC departments to respond to acute emergency needs as approved by the donors and collaborate with other USAID funded partners in the state of assignment to explore synergies and complementarity to maximize effective use of resources and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Coordinate and Work with the LGA LMCU to support the states in forecasting and quantification of medicines medical supplies and consumables.
  • Monitor, review the performance of the senior capacity building officers and organize meetings and provide mentoring to ensure their organizational set targets and objectives are met contributing to the overall client’s quality of care
  • Monitor the purchase and use of materials, equipment, and supplies
  • Identify opportunities for program development and coordinates with other actors and technical working groups
  • To develop and track the implementation of work plans, and contribute to project reporting.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Participate in all HeRON internal coordination meetings
  • Participate in technical Coordination meetings at the LGA and the State levels, as required.
  • Facilitate the planning processes at LGA and health facility level to ensure an inclusive approach that engages stakeholders and communities to reflect on the health needs in the local context
  • Jointly plan with stakeholders and organize LGA and facility level meetings
  • Coordinates/liaises with the consortium leadership for mentoring and guidance

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:

  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of Heron Adamawa team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Develop and implement remote management capacity-building approaches to build the strengths of his/her team.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to perform successfully 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 to strengthen technical capacity, exchange knowledge within the team, and provide guidance on career paths.
  • As required, identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these per 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 perform successfully 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.
  • Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate.
  • Adhere to and act per the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures and communicate a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations through words and examples.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: 

Line Manager: HeRoN Senior Project Manager, Adamawa

Position directly Supervises: Senior capacity building officers, HeRON WASH/EH staff

Key Internal Contacts: HeRON M&E, HeRON Senior Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Manager HeRON Consortium Senior Managers, HeRoN governance manager, HeRON Deputy Team Leader, Supply Chain, Consortium Finance.

Key External Contacts:

  • Ministry of Health at State and LGA level Health Facility staffs, LGHA, Community Leaders and Members and other USAID-funded partners, Adamawa IDPs Transition Committee


  • Graduate Health professional (Nurse, Clinical or Medical Officer), or any other relevant health related field with public health/system strengthening and Governance background.
  • Post-graduate training in public health, added advantage
  • Masters’ in public health added advantage

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience, of which substantial experience in health system strengthening, or in humanitarian/development settings
  • Experience in local governance, social accountability, public administration, institutional development, public-sector capacity building or related technical areas highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of governance in service delivery, particularly in health, highly recommended
  • Previous work experience with INGO, especially with project planning and reports writing, is an added advantage
  • Experience working with USAID program fundings
  • Have experience in general management (including financial and budget management, logistics management, etc.)
  • Familiarity/ knowledge of operational contexts (Yola, Mubi)

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Background in situation analysis, Health System strengthening, health assessments M&E and program implementation.

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Flexible, diplomatic and have ability and willingness live and work under pressure of workloads
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, proactive and able to work under stress as the situation may dictate

Languages:  English. Knowledge of local languages is added advantage.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

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

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee (IRC) on to apply

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