Job Description

Requisition ID: req3946
Job Title: Senior Program Coordinator
Sector: Program Administration
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Job Description
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support tosurvivorsof natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict insome 40countries. IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation,creative partnershipsandassists people from harm to home.
IRCbegan working inNigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, IRC has expanded its program scope and sizewith the aiming of making the greatest possible contribution to meeting humanitarian needsin Adamawa, Borno and Yobestates inNorth East Nigeria.IRC’s response includes integratedhealth, reproductive health andnutrition services, protection including women’sprotection and empowermentservices, child protection,environmentalhealth,economicrecovery anddevelopment, andeducation. In 2015, IRC Nigeria developed a fiveyear Strategy Action Plan, which has health and education ashigh priority program areas.
The Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) works closely with the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) and the Deputy Director Field Management (DDFM) to design and deliver high quality, innovative programs. The role has a particular focus on driving strategy implementation, particularly enhanced program integration, supporting expansion into newly accessible geographic areas, and increasing IRC’s work on early recovery across the humanitarian and development nexus S/he will ensure timely and effective program delivery, coordination and technical coherence and support, monitoring, evaluation and accountability. The SPC will provide a focus on outcomes and client responsiveness, and will represent IRC programs to major stakeholders, relevant government authorities and other program partners.
_Program quality and development_
+ Provide leadership to Program Coordinators in setting priorities and delivering outcome focused programs which align with the Nigeria Strategy Action Plan.
+ Ensure that program design is evidence based and uses theories of change that place crisis-affected people and their voice at the centre of IRC's response, and lead program integration to support this.
+ With HQ-based Technical Advisers, ensure that program implementation is aligned to relevant standards and makes use of tools, systems and procedures that are in place.
+ Work closely with the Senior Grants Coordinator and the Grants and Partnerships Team to shape concept papers and grant proposals for submission to donors.
+ Work with the M&E coordinator to build and foster a culture of learning and reflection that uses data to design and adapt programs.
+ Monitor changes in the context and ensure that IRC responds where necessary.
+ Alongside our existing focus on humanitarian programming, analyse gaps and needs, and help to drive a new focus on early recovery programming in appropriate geographic areas, working across the humanitarian-development nexus.
+ Support Program Coordinators in creating and maintaining up-to-date briefings, factsheets and updates for external stakeholders.
_Program Implementation_
+ Support the Senior Grants Coordinator in ensuring effective grant start-up, review and close-out meetings are planned and conducted in a timely manner with full participation of all relevant stakeholders from programs and support teams, and that actions are taken as a result.
+ Provide leadership for Program Coordinators in the timely and high-quality implementation of programs, and promote regular reviews - both internal and external - and other learning events.
+ Provide support to the Country Emergency Team during the scale up of a sudden onset humanitarian response and during the deployment phase
+ Ensureprogramcoordination, and that managers and technical coordinators for cross-cutting themeswork together effectively according to program work plans.
+ Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring and coaching.
+ Coordinate high-level reporting on country-level indicators such as beneficiary numbers, design for impact indicators, cluster data and other information as needed.
+ Ensure that donor reports produced by theprograms team effectively demonstrate the impact of IRC’s interventions.
_HR and Staff Management_
+ Help to drive a culture of ambitious, responsible and committed leadership amongst Sector Coordinators and other program leaders.
+ Support program staff through close attention to staff care, mentoring, and development.
+ Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respec
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