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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
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    Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

    Job Overview:

    The IRC is pursuing a new funding to implement a multi-country last mile immunization initiative in fragile, emergency and refugee settings. The Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will have overall responsibility for outlining the program’s monitoring and evaluation and learning agenda in collaboration with research partners and IRC country program staff.
     
    Position Summary

    The RM&E Advisor will develop the M&E System including the design of indicators, data collection tools, data quality controls and analysis; this position will also oversee the project’s research agenda and take responsibility for dissemination strategies. This position will lead a team responsible for the implementation of M&E protocols in the countries where the project will operate. It will also oversee a portfolio of field-based implementation research or evaluations that may be led by IRC researchers or research partners.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of overall monitoring and evaluation framework for project implementation across country programs.
    • Strengthen capacity on interpretation and use of performance benchmarking measures, indicators, and program learning to consortium staff and MoH counterparts;
    • Develop and ensure compliance with procedures for collection and reporting of project and program performance data to provide quality, timely, and complete data and reports;  
    • Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed;
    • Prepare the M&E section of the annual work plans, and of review or updates of it, as needed;
    • Participate and provide input to program strategy, including necessary adjustments or refinements to the work plan;
    • Collaborate with research partners on design and implementation of implementation research and program evaluations, including hiring and supervision of consultants when needed;
    • Provide direction and oversight for all RM&E staff.

    Job Requirements

    Minimum requirements

    • Education: MA/MS in public health, statistics, or related field. PhD is an advantage.
    • Work Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, including experience in last mile immunization required; at least two years working on M&E or research in low and middle income countries required; at least one year field experience in humanitarian or low-resource setting required; demonstrated experience in leading their own research is an advantage
    • Technical Expertise: Experience training and supervising country-office teams, project management, and history of publication and dissemination of results required; demonstrated technical expertise in the design and implementation of M&E systems required; experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as data platform development an advantage
    • Team work: Able to work with remote, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary teams
    • Communication Skills: Excellence in writing and presentation
    • Training Skills: Able to transfer technical knowledge and skills
    • Willingness to travel to fragile / conflict-affected contexts.  
    • Language Skills: English required, and French or Arabic proficiency strongly preferred

    Work Environment: Expected Travel 30-40% of the time.

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    Technical Advisor – Immunization

    Specific Responsibilities:

    The Senior Immunization Advisor will be responsible for leading the technical design of the program in each country in partnership with country program staff and partners. The Senior Immunization Advisors’ specific responsibilities are as follows:

    Influence

    • Collaborate with advocacy and communications teams to identify ways to leverage programmatic and research work to influence donors, peers and policy makers.
    • Represent the health unit and the IRC in inter-agency working groups, various global/regional fora and conferences related to immunization
    • Attend targeted conferences and develop specific publications (issues papers, technical documents, presentations and peer-reviewed articles) relevant to advancing immunization program strategies and research results.
    • Synthesize key findings of current literature related to increasing routine immunization coverage—particularly through ‘last mile’ and community engagement strategies—for program use

    Technical

    • Identify and/or develop global tools/resources/curricula relevant for quality immunization programming and research.
    • Conduct technical trainings and ongoing technical coaching for country program staff related to immunization programming quality improvement.
    • Support design of program in project countries and ongoing monitoring of progress
    • Participate in analysis of program data with M&E and project staff to advise on program adaptations to achieve targets
    • Engage with stakeholders during visits to country programs
    • Share cross-context learning with country program staff across the project
    • Support senior country program staff recruitment and onboarding

    Key Working Relationships:

    Position Reports to: Project Director

    Position directly supervises:  N/A

    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    Internal:   Regular communication with health technical advisors supporting project countries. Close relationships with regional and country program teams.  Interacts with IRC internal departments, including business development, external relations and advocacy departments, to keep them informed of program activities.

    External:  Serve as IRC program representative in outside regional meetings and global meetings and academic forums with donors, other non-governmental organizations, inter-agency groups and foundations.

    Job Qualifications:

     Education: Masters in public health or related area.

    •  Work Experience: A minimum of two years as technical advisor supporting immunization programs, plus three years of international field experience in managerial/coordination positions with Non-Governmental Organizations in humanitarian or post-conflict settings.   Experience in technical tools and materials development. Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired.
    • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Demonstrated expertise in working with donors, project design, proposal development, and monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action. Able to work with remote, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams. Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills and ability to facilitate collaboration. Ability to transfer technical knowledge and skills. Demonstrated commitment to renewing and maintaining with current best practices. 

    Additional competencies include:

    • Experience providing strategic leadership to new thematic public health areas.
    • Experience working with ministries of health, international agencies and/or NGO public health programs in Africa and other developing countries.
    • Knowledge of vaccine preventable disease control initiatives (e.g., polio, measles, tetanus), Global Vaccine Action Plan and Gavi strategies for health systems strengthening.
    • Proven ability to independently assess routine immunization needs and lead stakeholders in the development and implementation of successful program interventions, including prior experience with:
      • national or sub-national immunization planning;
      • capacity building for system strengthening;
      • design of community-oriented strategies to increase coverage;
      • use of immunization data for monitoring and decision making;
      • assessment of cold chain and logistics performance and needs;  and,
      • other actions to sustain quality immunization services
    • Ability to work independently, and meet deadlines, with attention to detail and quality.
    • Language Skills: Fluency in English required; proficiency in French.

    Working Environment: Up to 40% travel may be required.  This position will be based in Nairobi.

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    Investigator

    The Investigator for the East Africa, West Africa and Great Lakes regions will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU) conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct. In this role, you will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. You will additionally collaborate with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for misconduct.

    Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the ECU - to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in complex and high-risk operating environments through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. Given the nature of our work, the position requires extensive travel on field missions to conduct investigations at IRC locations.

    The position may be filled by candidates willing to work remotely or from an IRC office (when appropriate) in the following countries: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, New York - USA, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;
    • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other parties, record interviews, acquire and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
    • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Investigator, Ethics and Compliance Unit management, and others as appropriate;
    • Prepare recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;
    • Aid in the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management;
    • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work;
    • Engage regularly with Country Directors and Regional Vice Presidents on investigations;
    • Work with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support investigations;
    • Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff supporting investigations.

    Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Senior Investigator
    • Position directly supervises: None
    • Other Internal and/or external contacts
    • Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations
    • External: International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors as needed

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, law, international relations, criminal justice or related field.
    • Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

    Work Experience:

    • 6+ years of international investigations experience;
    • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization a plus;
    • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and preferably in locations where the IRC operates;
    • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;
    • Experience examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence;
    • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments;
    • Travel to insecure environments required.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Fluency in French is a significant plus;
    • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption;
    • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred;
    • Excellent judgment and Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree;
    • Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects;
    • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus);
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations;
    • Data Analysis;
    • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO;
    • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision.

    Working Environment:

    Positions will either be remote working from home or in an IRC office environment in any country where IRC is registered and the applicant resides.

    Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments (post Covid-19 travel restrictions)

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way -Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, 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.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, L’égalité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le h

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    Senior Investigator

    The Senior Investigator position will manage investigators to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct in the East, West and Great Lakes regions. The position will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. In this role, you will additionally work with other IRC functional areas to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for misconduct.

    Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the Ethics and Compliance Unit - to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in complex and high-risk operating environments through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. Given the nature of our work, the position requires extensive travel on field missions to conduct investigations at IRC locations.

    The position may be filled by candidates willing to work remotely or from an IRC office (when appropriate) in the following countries: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, New York - USA, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;
    • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Director of Investigations and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and others as appropriate;
    • Manage the Investigation regional portfolio including undertaking regular case reviews, investigation plans and investigation reports;
    • Mentor and manage investigators, including regular performance reviews and overseeing the progress of all investigations in the portfolio;
    • Appropriately escalate high-risk matters to the Senior Director of Investigations as required;
    • Engage regularly with Country Directors and Regional Vice Presidents on investigations;
    • Work with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support investigations;
    • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
    • Prepare recommendations for corrective action and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;
    • Lead or participate (depending on the level) in the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management;
    • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work;
    • Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff supporting investigations.

    Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Senior Director of Investigations
    • Position directly supervises: Investigator(s)
    • Other Internal and/or external contacts
    • Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations
    • External: International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors as needed

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, law, international relations, criminal justice or related field. Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

    Work Experience:

    • 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in the field of investigations, with at least 4+ years in an international environment;
    • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization;
    • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and preferably in the locations where the IRC operates;
    • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;
    • Experience examining forensic, financial, and electronic evidence;
    • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments;
    • Previous management experience a significant plus;
    • Travel to insecure environments required.
    • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
    • Ability to work effectively in English and French is a requirement;
    • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption;
    • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred;
    • Excellent Judgement, Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree;
    • Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects;
    • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus);
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations;
    • Data Analysis;
    • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO;
    • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision.

    Working Environment:

    Position will either be remote working from home or in an IRC office environment in any country where IRC is registered and the applicant resides.

    Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments (post Covid-19 travel restrictions)

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way -Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, 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.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, L’égalité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représaille.

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    Recruiting Administrator

    The Recruiting Administrator supports the Global Recruitment team in various capacities. This person works with the recruiters to post roles, create offer letters, lead vendor partnerships, and new hire onboarding into expat assignments. This is a perfect learning ground to learn more about recruiting and understand the various phases of the hiring process. The administrator liaises with recruiters, other HR team members, finance and payroll, global supply chain, as well as other administrative staff as well as HR leads in a wide variety of countries.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Handle and send welcome email to new hires along with hire letters and new hire documentation
    • Collect and review all new hire paperwork for international and US program staff, liaising with recruiters on promotions, transfers in a timely manner to ensure timely processing for payroll
    • Follow up and communicate to new hires on missing paperwork
    • Provide support to Recruiters scheduling interviews and coordinate travel arrangements when required
    • Coordinate deployment travel arrangements and processing of travel expense reimbursements for candidates
    • Process temporary housing requests for headquarter new hires as requested
    • Process reference and background checks for interns and candidates as requested
    • Open and post requisitions in Cornerstone (ATS) and on external job boards
    • Become expert in Cornerstone usage with ability to guide recruiters, candidates, and hiring managers when needed
    • Handle vendor accounts and process invoices in a timely manner
    • Handle the IRC recruiting mailbox, resolving and escalating any complaints as received.
    • Provide back up support to other Recruiting Administrator when needed for leave coverage
    • Pro-actively suggest process improvement to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of team
    • Other recruitment team projects as assigned.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Regional Recruiting Coordinator in location
    • Indirect Reporting: Sr Director, Global Recruitment
    • Other internal and external contacts: HR, payroll, finance, and administrative colleagues across the organization, and candidates

    Qualifications

    Education: undergraduate degree preferred

    Work Experience: At least 3 years of stable administrative experience, preferably HR, supporting multiple people in a large corporate, global and professional environment

    Confirmed Skills and Competencies:

    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and email/internet
    • Exceptional judgment in maintaining confidentiality of employee and candidate information
    • Outstanding customer service as well as problem solving skills with a positive, "can-do" approach to work
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
    • Attention to detail, organization and prioritization skills
    • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and handle a high volume of requests in an effective and timely manner
    • Ability to work in a complex, matrixed environment with tight deadlines and evolving administrative processes

    Language Skills: French and/or Arabic a plus

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and makes sure policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC et les employés de l'IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l'Intégrité, le Service, l'Egalité, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection de l'enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l'intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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