Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Borno, Nigeria

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the role of Health Resilience of North East Nigeria (HeRoN) Team Leader.

IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation.


  • Provide overall technical leadership, financial oversight and operational management of the programme
  • Serve as the consortium’s representative to the donor, state Ministry of Health and other technical agencies and organisations
  • Provide high quality leadership and strategic vision to the consortium with hands on management, ensuring programme activities achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible
  • Supervise the senior programme management team, which includes the deputy team leader, finance lead, operations lead, and technical staff members
  • Manage a team of diverse staff, cultivating and maintaining a work environment that promotes collaboration, trust, mutual respect
  • Ensure culture of client responsiveness through resource allocation, advocacy, and project design and by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions
  • Ensure regular programme updates to partners and stakeholders and promote joint planning and implementation
  • Implement programme in compliance with FCDO regulations, agreements signed with partners and IRC internal policies and procedures


  • Master’s degree in a relevant health-related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in health and nutrition service delivery in insecure environments and areas affected by crisis
  • Ten years, minimum, of increasingly responsible experience in humanitarian and development programme management
  • Validated leadership and strategic planning capabilities
  • Experience in running large, geographically dispersed teams and working in tandem with local and international partners
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing inter-institutional coordinating functions within a multi-cultural operating environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organisations (government, private sector, NGOs, research institutions)
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Excellent I.T. skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to handle a large and dynamic workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience in Africa (field experience in Nigeria is preferred)
  • Strong internal and external communications skills

To apply and for more information, click here.

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