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Health Manager at International Rescue Committee

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 people affected by 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.

Scope of Work
The health Manager is the focal point for IRC integrated primary health care services in Yobe State. He/she reports to the health coordinator and also works closely with the Senior Reproductive Health Manager and the base manager for daily administrative issues.

  • Supervise the ORP teams, including community and outreach activities in the targeted LGAs.
  • Coordinate with State Primary Health Development Agency and other actors in the response and maintain good relations with them,
  • Participate in the Cholera Outbreak Control Coordination Team and carry out community-based public health interventions during communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Monitor quality performance indicators ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines
  • Coordinate all referrals of patients as per IRC referral guidelines
  • Seek out and nurture quality partnerships with community structures
  • Contribute to design, planning, and drafting new proposals.
  • Foster inter program linkages, exchange information and experiences and contribute actively to protection and disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in the health program
  • Collaborate with other relevant sectors especially Environmental Health, as well as Nutrition, Women Protection & Empowerment, and Child Protection to ensure holistic service package is available in response to the needs.

Human Resource Management:

  • Monitor and supervise the health staff and ensure that work is done properly and efficiently
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Provide on-the-job training for health and support staff.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of health staff and assist in determining and implementing solutions.
  • Determine personnel needs for field-level activities, and in coordination with the Human Resources Lead assist in recruitment of staff.

Grants Management:

  • Ensure project activities are implemented according to the workplan and within the allocated budgets.
  • Prepare weekly workplans with the health teams.
  • Ensure adherence to budgets by reviewing expenditures and spending patterns.
  • Recommend grant and budget revisions to the Health Coordinator.
  • Provide recommendations and interventions to correct any identified deviations that impact budget adherence.
  • Reporting
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.
  • Attend meetings concerning overall health program issues
  • Supervise and regular review and revise training manuals to maintain consistency with the acceptable protocols.
  • Keep the Health Coordinator informed of all developments and issues through weekly situation reports.


  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution or an equivalent with preferably Masters in Public Health
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work independently and under stress as the situation may dictate.


  • Three years’ experience in clinical medicine or public health.
  • Training and at least three years’ experience in health program design and management.
  • Able to lead a team and experience in staff management.
  • Experience in outbreak response interventions
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Flexible to travel frequently and work in different locations.
  • Experience in donor report writing and proposal development
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Word and Excel.

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Mode of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications addressed to the “Country Director IRC” via: Hand delivered application should be sent only to the IRC field office in Damaturu, Yobe State

Note: Applications will be selected on rolling bases and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for Interview.

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