Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager

Requisition ID: req42271
Location: Katsina / Zamfara
Employment Type: Full-time
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Open to Expatriates: No
Employment Category: Regular

Job Overview / Summary

  • The ERD Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and scale-up plans for the cash transfer programming in Zamfara and Katsina states NW Nigeria.
  • S/he will liaise with other technical coordinators within IRC, partners, IRC HQ technical, and as relevant, interagency coordination structures.
  • The Manager is responsible for the overall management of the project staff, providing all support necessary to ensure the successful implementation of ERD programming.
  • He/she will work closely with project staff in other technical areas including Environmental Health, Health and Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Protection, etc. to strengthen collaboration for integrated programming.

Major Responsibilities
Technical Quality and Program Development:

  • Work alongside the Senior ERD Manager to plan and manage project-specific ERD programming, notably the NW Consortium Project
  • Ensure appropriate methodologies and technical approaches are implemented working with the Senior ERD Manager to ensure global best practices in Economic Recovery and development programming.
  • Support ERD M&E staff to develop relevant monitoring and evaluation tools and adapt them to the different program methodologies.
  • Plan and oversee the cash transfer Project inception assessments focused on vulnerable households and community level, stakeholder mapping, and management in collaboration with the Senior ERD Manager, M&E team, and other IRC technical staff.
  • Review and summarize monthly monitoring reports for the Senior ERD Manager on the output/impact of the cash assistance on the target HHS and or community
  • Follow up on indicator progress and achievement and ensure quality data management for project monitoring
  • Support the identification of opportunities and development of market-integrated assessments in collaboration with the Senior ERD Manager, M&E team, and other IRC sectors.

Proposal Development, Grant Planning & Implementation:

  • Support/participate in the development of all ERD Food security and Livelihoods related proposals.
  • Take responsibility for project budget implementation, management, and compliance.
  • Contribute to regular donor and internal reporting. Where necessary, coordinate with the Grants team to ensure the IRC submits donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on grant activities, indicators, and achievements that are produced in quality.
  • Work closely and coordinate with IRC logistics, finance, and grant staff to ensure timely and compliant program activities and expenditures
  • Provide direction, capacity building, and monitors staff in the implementation of their work plans and technical quality of activities
  • Analyze budget, map grant salaries and attend BVA meetings when requested by the Senior ERD Manager.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Develop and maintain effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders; government line ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Youth and Social Development on the implementation of ERD projects.
  • Actively advance IRC’s connections to livelihood actors at the national level, seeking avenues for partnership, collaboration, and coordination of activities.
  • Participate in ER&L, FSWG, and the Cash working group meetings in the project areas.
  • Oversee any partnership with the private sector and community CBOs if any during the period of the project.
  • Where possible identify new partners (including the private sector) to support Economic Recovery project activities.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to Deputy Team Lead with technical guidance from the Senior ERD Manager
  • Position directly Supervises: M&E Officer, Cash transfer Assistants
  • Key Internal Contacts: Consortium, Grant’s unit; Finance, HR and Supply chain departments; other sector managers

Indirect Reporting:
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Consortium Team Lead, Senior Program Coordinator, Deputy Director of Programs
  • External:  Food Security Sector, Cash Working Group (CWG), Early Recovery, and Livelihood Sector.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agricultural Economics, Disaster and Risk Management, Development Studies, Climate Studies / Natural Resource Management, Food Security Studies, Livelihood Studies, Rural Development, or related disciplines. Post Graduate Degree is an advantage.

Work Experience:

  • 3 – 4 years of progressively responsible project management experience in Economic Recovery Development/Food Security and Livelihood programming, preferably with a focus on Cash Transfer Programming.
  • At least 2 years of technical experience in Food Security, Livelihoods, and Agriculture in INGO or bilateral organizations.
  • In-depth understanding of ERD/Food Security sector indicators.
  • Experience in relationship building, and partnerships in advancing the organizational mission and recognizing opportunities for collaboration.
  • Experience managing new and innovative projects.
  • Experience in developing new relationships with private sector partners.
  • Experience coordinating with relevant clusters and working groups.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Project management experience in Economic Development programming, Food Security, and livelihood support particularly with gender and diversity sensitivity.
  • Strong budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation skills.
  • Proven experience managing Livelihood projects with research objectives and outcomes.
  • Ability to run program analysis and draw inferences for decision-making.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Creative thinking and innovation.

Managerial / Leadership Competencies:

  • Experience managing multiple project teams.
  • Experience in developing new relationships with a wide range of private sector partners and government Institutions.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess priorities and effectively manage a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donors, project stakeholders, and in-country collaboration with IRC staff at all levels of the organization.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Training and certification in Food Security and Livelihoods, Project Management, Climate Smart practices, Disaster and Risk Reduction and Cash programming is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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