Project Lead


International Rescue Committee (IRC)

  • Location: Mali, Burkina Faso
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Location:Mali, Burkina Faso
Sexual & reproductive rights (SRHR) Health
Project Management and Monitoring
• Work with IRC country program staff to develop and actively track project work plans 
• Closely monitor overall program quality and performance in terms of data measurement, spend rate on budgets, staffing at country level, on-time delivery of reports and other products.
• Act as the singular focal point for regular updates to relevant IRC internal stakeholders, including West Africa regional leadership, Crisis Response, Recovery, and Development (CRRD) unit leadership, and program quality unit (PQU) leadership. 

Technical Assistance and quality assurance
• Provide remote and in-person technical assistance to IRC country program teams to improve PRET-SRHR program quality and performance.
• Review PRET-SRHR performance regularly with IRC country program staff and make recommendations for project course correction.
• Provide recommendations to country program teams on quality improvement for the PRET-SRHR program.
• Collaborate with health technical advisors to share experiences and lessons learned from PRET-SRHR to improve health program quality.

Regional coordination, representation, and partnership building
• Build productive, collaborative, and equitable relationships with regional partners, including the West Africa Health Organization (“WAHO”) and the Ouagadougou Partnership. 
• Facilitate the joint identification and prioritization of needs and advocacy objectives to strengthen regional commitment to SRHR in humanitarian and fragile settings.
• Coordinate experience sharing and advocacy initiatives for SRHR in humanitarian and fragile settings within the region. 

• Coordinate the production of all narrative reports from IRC country teams and provide feedback to improve product quality, accuracy, and style.
• Ensure high quality, timely and coherent reporting, both financial and narrative.

Job Requirements: 
• Education:  Master of Public health or equivalent, Clinician a plus
• A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in public health project management, including at least two years managing a project of similar size and complexity in a developing country setting, preference for work experience in West Africa.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: 
• Previous experience supporting and managing SRHR projects in resource-limited settings. Experience managing SRHR programs in humanitarian settings preferred.
• Demonstrated expertise in sexual and reproductive health, especially family planning, abortion and GBV programs in resource-limited settings.
• Champion for the rights of all women and girls to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, including family planning and safe abortion care.
• Expertise in health systems strengthening and emergency preparedness for the Minimum Initial Services Package for SRH in Emergencies
• Excellence in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs and program management including knowledge of budgeting principles and donor reporting. 
• Demonstrated experience in project design, management, and reporting. 
• Ability to work with remote, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.
• Excellence in writing and capacity strengthening of health colleagues.
• Facilitation skills, including ability to organize and executive workshops with multiple stakeholders and achieve desired outputs.
Language Skills:  Written and spoken competency in French and English required.
Working Environment:  
• Standard office working environment.
• International travel up to 35% of time.

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