Apply: IRC Project Lead

Project Lead

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Bamako, Mali

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has opened applications for the role of Project Lead.

Founded in 1933, IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive and rebuild their lives.


  • Work with IRC country programme staff to develop and actively track project work plans
  • Closely monitor overall programme 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 programme quality unit (PQU) leadership
  • Provide remote and in-person technical assistance to IRC country programme teams to improve PRET-SRHR programme quality and performance
  • Review PRET-SRHR performance regularly with IRC country programme staff and make recommendations for project course correction
  • Provide recommendations to country programme teams on quality improvement for the PRET-SRHR programme
  • Collaborate with health technical advisors to share experiences and lessons learnt from PRET-SRHR to improve health programme quality
  • Build productive, collaborative, and equitable relationships with regional partners, including the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) and the Ouagadougou partnership
  • Facilitate the joint identification and prioritisation 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


  • Master ‘s degree in Public Health or equivalent
  • Seven years, minimum, of experience in public health project management, including two years, minimum, managing a project of similar size and complexity in a developing country setting, preference for work experience in West Africa
  • Experience supporting and managing SRHR projects in resource-limited settings
  • Experience managing SRHR programmes in humanitarian settings (preferred)
  • Demonstrated expertise in sexual and reproductive health, especially family planning, abortion and GBV programmes 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 programmes and programme 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 organise executive workshops with multiple stakeholders and achieve desired outputs

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