ERD Flood and Hydrology Manager - Tenders Global

ERD Flood and Hydrology Manager

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International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req47274

Job Title: ERD Flood and Hydrology Manager

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Yola, Nigeria

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. Composed of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, international development experts, health care providers, and educators, the IRC has assisted millions of people around the world since its founding in 1933.

Job Overview/Summary:

The IRC is looking for an experienced flood and hydrologist to develop and manage climate data measurement and tracking tools and systems. The primary responsibilities will be monitoring and forecasting extreme climatic conditions including flood and drought using different sourced data including discharge rates, precipitation, streamflow, river siltation and other weather climatic indicators within areas of interest. The hydrologist will collaborate with hydro meteorological agencies and Government partners on data sharing and analysis of the same to inform decision for Anticipatory Action and climate resilience projects.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support in the development of climate hazard trigger thresholds
  • Development of measurement system and environmental impact of floods, erosion, and drought in the project areas
  • Develop prediction models for floods and droughts, using open-sourced platforms such as Glofas, Fanfar, C2S, Google earth engine among other sources.
  • Run computer aided models to analyze flood data. Develop techniques to improve water quality and quantity for communities during flooding.
  • Present findings to managers and policy makers
  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring of flood in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Support in designing drought adaptation/water efficient farming models for farmers in areas of interest.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:ERD Senior Manager with technical oversight from the ERD Technical Coordinator
    Position directly works with: ERD manager.
  • Indirect Reporting:
    Other Internal and/or external contacts:
  • Internal: Operation and ERD team
  • External:  Project donors, research partners, Anticipatory Action Hub



  • Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology, Environmental sciences, Watershed Management, Climate Change/studies, Geography, Geology, or related field required. MSc. is a plus.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 progressive years of flood and drought monitoring.
  • Good understanding Food Security and livelihood indicators.
  • Demonstrated ability to write/produce quality reports.
  • Experience in electronic data collection and management
  • Experience in stakeholders engagement

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Previous experience as a hydrologist or in a similar role
  • Working knowledge of GIS and GPS applications
  • Experience using open-source flood and precipitation monitoring platforms such as GLOFAS, Google flood hub and FANFAR
  • Hands-on experience running computer-aided models.
  • Familiarity with writing reports and giving presentations.
  • Computational and mathematical ability
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong knowledge of climate change
  • Good knowledge and skills in Infographics and hydrographs

Demonstrated Management/Leadership Competencies:

  • Strong analytical 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 staff and project stakeholders.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English Language (written and oral) required.
  • Good knowledge of Hausa Language is desirable but not compulsory.

Working Environment:

The position will be based in Yola, Adamawa State. The security situation in Adamawa is relatively stable with periodic tensions. All IRC offices are provided with internet facilities and there is a reliable mobile telecommunication network in Borno.

Ability to Travel: 10%

 Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

 IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, 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 employs de IRC doivent adhrer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont lIntgrit, le Service, et la Responsabilit. En conformit avec ces valeurs, IRC opre et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bnficiaires contre lexploitation et les abus, la protection de lenfant, le harclement sur les lieux de travail, lintgrit financire, et les reprsailles. 

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