Openings at Danish Refugee Council in Nigeria - Jobs in Nigeria

Openings at Danish Refugee Council in Nigeria

Posted on :

29 Jul, 2016

Category :

International Jobs in Nigeria

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been operational in West Africa since 1998. Our aim is to contribute to the peace and stabilization, protection and promotion of durable solution to crisis affected populations in the region.

DRC has opened a new country programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian

DRC operations was initially focus on Yola and Mubi in Adamawa State, and has opened base in Maiduguri, Borno State and from there DRC has focus on meeting the basic needs (protection, WASH, food security and shelter) of urban caseloads as well as supporting outreach to affected areas and displacement camps. DRC also maintains a representational office in Abuja and a larger coordination and field based implementation office in Yola, Adamawa State. DRC is also currently assessing the possibility of operationalizing a hub in Yobe State.

We currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Locations:
Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe

Task and Responsibilities
MEAL Systems Development at base level in consultation with the country M&E Manager:

  • Based on the project proposals, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, support the M&E Manager in the development and implementation of a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts
  • Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems at the base level through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed
  • Conduct training for base project staff on M&E in line with identified capacity needs and provide ongoing mentoring support in consultation with the M&E Manager.
  • Work with the various project teams to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner
  • Contribute to regular reviews of the M&E system itself, making improvements as needed and recommended, in consultation with technical managers, M&E manager, staff, and partners.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Lead on compilation of regular monthly and quarterly base level reports using data provided by Base project teams and ensure cross checking of data.
  • Support the M&E manager to fill monitoring table of projects
  • Support the Head of Base and technical program Managers to ensure that planned activities are carried out in a way that is timely, cost effective and adheres to quality standards
  • Provide base level project data to help with donor monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.

Research and Evaluation:

  • Coordinate with the donor-contracted Evaluation Team for conducting of activities at base and village levels
  • Support coordination of overall project/s review and evaluation activities as required. This includes working with the independent Evaluation Team to coordinate mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as required

Accountability:

  • Support creation of a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, women, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Ensure beneficiary accountability mechanism is logging and addressing complaints in a timely fashion. Ensure programme managers are aware of delays in acting on any complaints or information requests
  • Training beneficiaries, community stakeholders and programme participants on DRC complaint response mechanism to promote downward accountability.

Knowledge Management & Learning:

  • In consultation with Head of Base, country M&E Manager and technical managers, facilitate and compile case studies, change stories and lessons learned reports on a regular basis to share wider programme and inform improvements in quality and delivery
  • Analyze information about the base level programme / projects and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure key base level lessons and challenges are documented and shared with staff and partners to help consolidate lessons learned for future proposal development and implementation of best practices.

Key Requirements
Essential:

  • Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • 3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: Protection, Emergency NFIs, WASH, Shelter, Livelihoods and/ or Mine Risk Education initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning. Demonstrated ability and understanding to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and techniques such as focus group discussions, key informant interviews, observations to name a few.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyses data and summarize it for a range of different audiences.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities and evaluate progress.
  • Experience of working within budget constraints.
  • Commitment to DRC /DDG’s mission, values and approach.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, proactive and able to accomplish set deadlines.
  • Willing to meet short deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Willing to travel within DRC offices within Nigeria.

Desirable:

  • Professional qualification at BSc level or above in Social Science, Statistics, Livelihoods, Protection, or Economics.
  • Experience of qualitative research techniques.
  • Experience in international development.

Conditions

  • Availability: End August/Early September 2016
  • Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;



Job Title: Risk Facilitation Educator
Locations:
Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe
Slot: Yola x 2, Mubi x 2, Maiduguri x 6 and Yobe x 4

Task and Responsibilities
To achieve the overall objective, the Risk Education facilitators will perform the following tasks and undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct RE activities and sessions as required
  • Assist the Risk Education Supervisor and manager and other senior staff in further developing educational content and methodologies, presentation materials, monitor materials, etc. suited to the needs of the target groups
  • In close coordination with Risk Education Supervisor, collect data about possible location of contamination of Mines/ERW and victims of mine/ERW/IED-related accidents.
  • Deliver RE alongside other DRC/DDG activities in the communities, ensuring close coordination, collaboration and programmatic synergies
  • Submit activity records and weekly reports to the Risk Education Supervisor.
  • Provide inputs and participate in the ongoing development of education materials and methods
  • Ensure that all tasks allocated by the Risk Education Supervisor and manager are executed promptly, efficiently and in accordance with DDG operational guidelines
  • Provide inputs and participate in the ongoing development of RE training and methods.
  • Contribute to the management of safety and security by adhering to established protocols
  • Any other tasks requested by the Risk Education Project manager, Risk Education Supervisor and/or Mine Action

Key Requirements

  • Knowledge of local communities (i.e. Maiduguri, yobe & Yola and mubi), actual inhabitants of these areas are preferred.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • University degree in Social Science or Tertiary Education in any other relevant field will be a recommendation.
  • Must be able to remain neutral when working with communities.
  • Good in English and local language both speaking, reading and writing.
  • Passion for people.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Willing and able to work for long hours.
  • Open and willing to learn new things.
  • Enthusiastic and hard-working.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Administration skills will be a recommendation.

Desirables:

  • Artistic capability (e.g. singing, dancing, drama, graphic design) will be a recommendation.
  • Proven educational and/or training skills an advantage.
  • Proven experience in addressing groups of people an advantage
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities and evaluate progress.
  • Experience of working within budget constraints.
  • Commitment to DRC /DDG’s mission, values and approach.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, proactive and able to accomplish set deadlines.
  • Willing to meet short deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Willing to travel within DRC offices within Nigeria.

Conditions

  • Availability: End August/Early September 2016
  • Salary and conditions: In accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application with a Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications and CV in English to: [email protected]
Or
Hand delivery to:

The Head of Base,
DRC Maiduguri Office,
No. 548 Ashaka Road Potiskum close,
Off Damboa Road old GRA west,
Maiduguri.
Borno State.

Or

The Head of Base,
DRC Mubi Office,
No. 64 Suleja Street,
State Lowcost,
Lokuwa – Mubi North,
Mubi.

Or

No 49 Karewa GRA,
Karewa,
Yola,
Adamawa State.


Note

  • Candidate should Indicate the position applied.
  • Application to be submitted in English.
  • Names and contact details (email address) of 3 professional non-related references should be provided.
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any written recommendations.
  • The position is for Nigerian Nationals only.
  • Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for (oral and test on presentation skills) interviews

Application Deadline: 10th August, 2016.

Comment on this Job

Like Us: