Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Overview/Summary
    The Environmental Health Manager (MHM) is
responsible for overseeing the implementation of all MHM related issues in
Borno State.
    S/he will provide technical and managerial
leadership to the hygiene promotion team in Gwoza, Monguno, Konduga, MMC,
Jere and other newly accessible LGAs in Borno state while ensuring all
activities are of high quality and appropriately address the identified MHM
Major Responsibilities
Program Management and Development:
    In coordination with the EH Coordinator and EH team
(Borno) establish contacts with relevant international/local NGOs and line
ministries within in Borno state.
    Ensure that all IRC EH projects in target LGAs are
implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to the set
objectives, goals and indicators as per the SPHERE, IRC, Nigerian Law and
in line with donor requirements and beneficiary needs.
    Liaise with other IRC sectors implementing MHM
components including but not limited to the health, WPE and PRoL sectors
and ensure that all IRC MHM activities are implemented with the same
quality and uniform standards.
    Carry out initial MHM assessment and develop
IRC’s MHM strategy for the specific IRC project locations in Borno
    Oversee the technical aspects of the implementation
and coordination of the MHM program, providing support to the program
officers and field teams in development of detailed work plans, spending
plans and monitoring framework to guide implementation.
    Develop and implement program management tools to
monitor budget expenditure against spending plans, and pilot timelines
against work plans.
    Support the program officers in the technical
design, implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that
activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community.
    Develop internal and external reports within agreed
deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required.
    Develop and/or improve monitoring and evaluation
mechanisms for MHM activities, in collaboration with IRCs M and E sector.
    Ensure that the IRC teams in the field actively
monitor set indicators and effectively address concerns of the target
Human Resources Management:
    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.
    Establish regular and direct communication lines
with the WASH officer, and (in collaboration with the GBV Coordinator)
assign tasks and establish performance monitoring arrangements.
    Work with the EH Coordinator to ensure technical
aspects of the Performance Management System documentation for the Hygiene
officers (and any additional team members assigned) is in place and
followed up regularly.
    Provide ongoing training and technical support and
guidance to Hygiene Officers as needed, and ensure all staff adhere to
best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
    Overall responsibility for EH work plans, vacation
schedules, and staff training/development activities in your targeted LGAs
    Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global
HR Policies and Procedures
Grant Monitoring and Partner Management:
    With support from the Borno Snr. EH Manager, ensure
appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant
reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources.
    Manage and advise contractors implementing programs
on behalf of and in partnership with the IRC in all your supported sites.
    Select and implement, in line with the Borno EH
Strategy, an appropriate monitoring and evaluations systems; analyzing
results to ensure and enhance program effectiveness and quality. Ensure
that all monitoring activities and results are shared with your line
manager and if requested by your line manager to the M and E Coordinator.
    Actively contribute to project design through rapid
assessments, proposal writing and strategy development
    Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the
safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents
to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external
parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC
    Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor to
enable and develop IRC programs
Logistics, Finance, and Reporting:
    Ensure water sanitation and hygiene promotional
activities are facilitated in accordance with IRC logistics policy and in a
timely manner to ensure the successful implementation of programs.
    Ensure all relevant financial documentation is
completed accurately as required by IRC finance policy.
    Develop informative monthly reports for circulation
amongst IRC sectors as well as with other partners working in Borno state.
Job Requirements
    B.Sc/M.Sc in Environmental Sciences, Social Work,
Nursing, Public Health, Engineering and relevant experience will supersede
the formal qualification
    Up to 3 or more years’ experience in hygiene
promotion programs with INGOs and experience preferably in a conflict or
post disaster setting
    Demonstrated experience in delivering consultative,
responsive programming. Previous demonstrated experience in effectively
promoting and mainstreaming gender within projects is a plus.
    Strong experience in working with and coordinating
with local and state level government line ministries, INGOs and other
    Demonstrated experience in project design and
development, including needs assessment and proposal development.
    Demonstrated experience in capacity building of
EH/WASH staff.
    Demonstrated experience in project management,
including budget management.
    Understanding of protection principles and the
likely protection concerns arising in emergency context including conflict
    Excellent analytical and writing skills
    Competent user of MS Applications: Word, Excel;
power point;
    Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes
teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural; environment, flexible and able
to handle pressure in a professional manner,
    Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa or any
local language skills are a plus.
    The position will be based in Maiduguri with
frequent visits to site/operation areas.
Standards for Professional Conduct:
    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values
and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment,
Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Work Environment:
    The position will work in the Maiduguri Field
Office. The program site in Northern Nigeria. This is security level 3 –
    Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health
Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for
Women with babies under 24 Months.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their Applications addressed to
“The Country Director IRC” via:
 Subject of the application should read: “EH Officer – Hygiene
Promotion, Maiduguri”
    All Applications should be submitted Online.
    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers
all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color,
national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status or disability.

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