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New Opportunities at The Norwegian Refugee Council

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31 May, 2016

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Engineering Jobs in Nigeria, Legal Jobs in Nigeria

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.

Job Title: ICLA Assistant (7 Positions)

Location: Maiduguri
In the coming year, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. In addition, NRC will continue the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme; this is a protection programme that aims to assist people affected by displacement resolve housing, land and property disputes as well as assisting clients with civil documentation (identify documents, birth certificates etc.) problems. NRC is therefore seeking an ICLA Assistant in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2016. The ICLA Assistant reports to the ICLA Officer based in Maiduguri.

Tasks and Responsibilities
• Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
• Assist in the direct Implementation of  the  Identity documentation ICLA activities; in particular information sessions, counselling sessions and capacity building trainings on Civil documentation and optimise opportunities for synergies
• Engage in community mobilisation and beneficiary engagement
• Provide  updates and  contribute to an updated M& E system in the country
• Integrate gender, protection and advocacy priorities during ICLA project implementation
• Contribute to the development of the ICLA strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs for Nigeria
• Assist In the Documentation of  project achievements and deliverables including compiling periodic reports
• Contribute in the development of training materials and information dissemination materials adapted to the location and context

Qualifications
• University Degree in Law from a recognized Nigerian University, and a thorough knowledge of Nigerian law;
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
• Managing resources to optimize results
• High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal
• Fluency in Hausa and in one or more of the national/regional languages
• Work experience in the field of law (e.g. courts, attorney or legal aid agencies), preferably experience in working with clients;
• Valid membership to the Nigerian Bar Association
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Personal qualification
• Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
• Highest standards of ethics and integrity
• Ability to work in insecure environments
• Communicating with impact and respect
• All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We offer
• Commencement: As soon as possible
• Contract period: 31st December 2016 (with possibility of extension)
• Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
• Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

 
Job Title: Water Network Design / Rehabilitation Consultant

In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC initially started activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. NRC is therefore seeking services of a qualified Water Network Rehabilitation Consultant to carry out water network rehabilitation design in IDP Host community Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) of Borno State with the aim of providing adequate safe and clean water. The Water Network Design / Assessment Consultant reports to the Programme Development Manager – WASH.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the WASH Programme Development Manager, the Water Network rehabilitation Consultant will:
• Assess and Design the existing water network to upgrade and or extend to none reached areas with supervision from NRC and in collaboration with others stakeholders recommended by NRC;
• Prepare Bill of Quantity for the water network rehabilitation in Excel format;
• Supervise the contractor in the water network rehabilitation implementation with NRC staff when applicable during the work load period;
• Prepare the working drawings in AutoCAD or any other CAD format software;
• Modeling the network system on Epanet or waterCaD or any technical software in water supply approved by NRC;
• Prepare progress report and activity report;
• Any other tasks as required by NRC WASH Programme Development Manager.

Qualifications
• Degree in Civil Engineering, geology, Water Resources engineering and other WASH related courses. Advanced degree preferred.
• Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
• Proven capacity to supervise contractors successfully
• Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
• Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
• Commitment to and understanding of NRC’s vision, mission, core values and humanitarian principles
• Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
• Fluency in written and spoken English
• Experienced in water network design, upgrading and rehabilitation
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization;
• Five-eight years in water reticulation design and implementation
• Advanced knowledge in engineering softwares e.g. CAD, E-panet, WaterCAD, Civil 3D etc.

Personal qualification
• Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
• Highest standards of ethics and integrity
• Ability to work in insecure environments
• Communicating with impact and respect
• All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We offer• Commencement: ASAP
• Contract period: 2 Months (with possibility of extension)
• Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
• Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate can submit their application letter and updated CV to the following e-mail address: [email protected] The title of the position eg: (Shelter TL- Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note

  • Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please note that to apply at NRC is FREE!!!
  • NRC does not ask for money or any form of favour for submission of application or employment.

Deadline for application is 6th June, 2016 (any application received after the deadline will not be considered).
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.

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