Senior Reproductive Health Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title:  Senior Reproductive Health Manager
Requisition ID: req18828Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Sector: Environmental Health
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Summary
The Senior Reproductive Health Manager is the focal point for both the IRC’s emergency and Non-emergency reproductive Health care services and in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
The Senior RH Senior Manager ensures that the IRC’s RH interventions are guided by the Nigeria Country Program SAP Implementation Plan. He/she reports to the Health Coordinator and works closely with other sectors.
Major Responsibilities
Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy:
Health program management
Oversee the implementation of quality RH program activities at all IRC supported health facilities in the targeted areas
Provide leadership, training, and guidance to staff and local partners to ensure programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the security of beneficiaries and staff;
Design and lead assessments to ensure the voices of women and girls inform RH program design
Support proper RH data collection and recording in the IRC supported RH units and women centers, support the compilation of data and generation of quality RH reports on a regular and timely manner;
Develop protocols on information management in insecure environments
Support the RH teams to develop awareness raising messages to promote uptake of emergency RH response services in a timely manner
Promote coordination with the WPE team and ensure RH is incorporated into all the IRC supported facilities
Prepare the RH mobile team members to respond quickly to emerging crises and newly accessible areas.
Promote a culture of learning whereby lessons-learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory.
Program Development / Grant Management:
Contribute to proposal development and donors’ reporting whenever necessary.
Review monthly BvAs and submit monthly BvA corrections;
Prepare and keep updated budget spent out plans in order to maintain program expenditure within budget;
Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings;
Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required;
Assure appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources.
In collaboration with SRH Managers, develop and expenditure plan, review budget vs. actual expenditure for health grants on a monthly basis and take necessary actions;
Ensuring budgets are used appropriately and efficiently and spending is in line with the IRC financial procedures and donor requirements;
Ensure data collection, data compilation, timely preparation and submission of all internal reports including weekly and other associated monthly, quarterly, donor and special reports;
Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development:
Undertake RH capacity-development activities / training for RH and clinical health staff.
Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of the team in Nigeria .
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 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.
Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate. As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train and develop capability and capacity of national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by the end of assignment.
Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures, and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
Research, Learning and Analysis:
Monitoring health program implementation:
Make regular field visits to monitor project implementation and provide on spot support to field teams and propose modifications as necessary;
Ensure regular health program data analysis and review, take follow up action on project implementation and prepare relevant action reports;
 Supervise and provide technical oversight in the interpretation of data for improved programming and implementation;
Monitor and promote integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of health program at the community level.
Coordination & Representation:
Represent the program to State and Local government representatives, , partner agencies, etc. as required;
In coordination with the Health Coordinator actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders with government actors, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors;
Attend all relevant meetings in relation to the health program as may be required and feed in the IRC priorities during meetings;
Facilitate field visits for internal and external stakeholders, when required.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:  Health Coordinator
Indirect / Technical Reporting:  Senior Program Coordinator,  the Deputy Director of Program.
Position directly Supervises:   Roving Reproductive Health Manager, Senior Health officer.
Key Internal Contacts:
Country Program:  Country Director, Deputy Director Program, Finance Controller, Deputy Director Operation, DDFM, Snr Health Manager.
Region / Global: Program TU
Key External Contacts:
IRC  consortium Partners
Qualifications
Education:
Health professional (MD, RN, PA or CO) with strong public health background, MPH preferred.
Work Experience:
At least 3 – 4 years’ experience in coordinating, implementing and managing Reproductive Health  programs preferably in insecure location.
Experience in technically supervising reproductive health staff in a complex setting;
Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision;
Ability to validate and interpret health data;
Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity;
Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member;
Demonstrated Technical Skills:
 Background in situation analysis, health assessments M&E and program implementation.
Demonstrated Managerial / Leadership Competencies:
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
Languages:
English
Computer / Other Tech Requirements:
Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  Add position-specific (e.g. accounting software, statistical software, etc.).
Ability to Travel:  30 % of time if applicable
Standards of Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  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.
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.

Application Closing Date
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