Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) New Positions Available [8 Positions]

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12 Feb, 2018

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NGO 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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Borno State:

Job Title: Advocacy Manager
Job Summary

  • The Advocacy Manager provides overall leadership, management and strategic direction to NRC’s policy and advocacy work in Nigeria.
  • S/he is responsible for identifying priority protection concerns for advocacy, strengthening the incorporation of advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s activities and guiding NRC’s advocacy messaging to promote an improved in collaboration with the Protection coordinator protection and humanitarian response environment in Nigeria.
  • The Advocacy Manager reports to the Country Director.

Job Description

  • Identify and coordinate NRC’s advocacy response to prioritised protection issues both within the country and internationally
  • Develop and implement country-specific advocacy strategy, aligned to overall country strategy
  • Line management, including development of staff if applicable
  • Ensure advocacy coherence and reinforce effective synergies between programmes and advocacy by working closely with programme staff to integrate advocacy into programme planning and implementation.
  • Represent NRC to key stakeholders, strengthen strategic advocacy networks and identify opportunities to advocate NRC’s position
  • Provide high quality protection analysis on key humanitarian and displacement trends and prepare evidenced-based policy briefing papers, policy position statements and other public-facing advocacy products when strategic and relevant
  • Seek fundraising opportunities for advocacy and contribute to the development of quality proposals, ensuring inclusion of research and/or advocacy activities on specific humanitarian and protection issues affecting displacement-affected where appropriate
  • Prepare high-quality key messages, briefings, letters and other written materials for internal and external use, ensuring strong evidence-base in messaging and following agreed sign-off procedures
  • Support programme staff in incorporating and integrating advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s programme activities, strategy and budgeting
  • Continuously identify and follow-up opportunities for influencing based on NRC Nigeria’s advocacy priorities, both in country and internationally through NRC’s Representation Offices;

Qualifications

  • Post-graduate with minimum 5 years of relevant Manager/ Adviser experience within the humanitarian field
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Professional knowledge about protection principles and advocacy, and the use of media for public advocacy
  • Strong managerial and interpersonal skills
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Solid understanding of international legal and policy processes relating to displacement
  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad region
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities, particularly in analysis, drafting of messages, coordination and networking

Personal Qualities:

  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Coping with change
  • Good sense of humour an asset.
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer

  • Commencement: asap
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
  • Level: Grade 9 in NRC grade structure
  • Duty station:Maiduguri, with 30% travel
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.

Application Closing Date
13th February, 2018.

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Job Title: Programme Development Manager, ICLA
Ref. no.: 3700699448

Description

Do you want to be a part of our Nigeria programme? We are looking for a Programme Development Manager for our ICLA programme in our Maiduguri office.

Since 2009, violent attacks on civilians by the armed group Boko Haram have left widespread devastation in northeast Nigeria. At least 17,000 people have been killed and approximately two million people are displaced within Nigeria. More than 14 million people in northeast Nigeria today are affected by the crisis caused by Boko Haram. Out of these, seven million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Around 92 per cent of displaced people reside in either informal settlements or with low-income host communities, creating a strain on already limited resources. The remaining 8 per cent live in more formalised camps. NRC has been in Nigeria since 2015.

The purpose of the ICLA Programme Development Manager position is to mentor and build capacity of staff in the ICLA team as well as manage the programme portfolio in Borno State.

The ICLA Programme Development Manager (PDM) reports to the Area Manager in Maiduguri.

Responsibilities

  • Mentor and build capacity of staff in the ICLA team
  • Overall management of project staff
  • Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Conduct needs assessments in rural areas in Borno state in line with NRC’s humanitarian access strategies
  • Ensure timely and high quality programme delivery against planned targets
  • Ensure proper and efficient administrative and financial management of grants
  • Establish and develop systems and tools for ICLA implementation
  • Contribute in the development of advocacy materials
  • Ensure timely and quality monitoring reports of ICLA activities to ensure high technical quality and transparent processes
  • Develop approaches and activities ensuring promotion of the Do No Harm principle

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical ICLA expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Strong financial and administrative background
  • Strong experience from mentoring and team capacity building
  • Experience with rapidly growing programmes
  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria or West Africa
  • Valid driver’s license

Personal qualities:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • A good sense of humour an asset.
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer

  • Commencement: March 2018
  • Duration: 6 months with a possibility for extending
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
  • Level: Grade 9 in NRC grade structure
  • Duty station:Maiduguri, with 40% travel
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2018.

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Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Ref. no.: 3702761684
Candidates: Nigerian Nationals Only

Description
NRC is looking for a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer is to Monitor and Evaluate the Implementation and impact of programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field offices

NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer reports to the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and mentor M&E support staff in executing M&E plans.
  • Implement delegated Monitoring & Evaluation project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports;
  • Contribute to the design of M&E resourcing, including collaboration with programme staff to identify and plan for Monitoring and Evaluation needs.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E tools.
  • Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, and log frame design.
  • Development of case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project
  • Work with Programme staff to design and adopt reporting formats required by the NRC system (GORS).

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context with at least 1 year in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant field such as Statistics, Applied science, Development studies
  • Experience with surveys, studies, data entry, management and analysis is a must.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • High-level competency in computer skills (data analysis softwares e.g. SPSS, Ms tools e.g Excel, Access, power point or similar)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We Offer

  • Commencement: March 2018
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.

Application Closing Date
17th February, 2018.

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Job Title: Food Security Coordinator
Ref. no.: 3702734959

Description
NRC is looking for a Food Security Coordinator for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Food Security Coordinator is to Develop and Implement programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field offices

NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

The Food Security Coordinator reports to the Food Security Programme Development Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Line management of Food Security project field staff
  • Contribute to Food Security strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Food Security projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from Project Manager in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Provide regular progress reports to Project Manager (Area Manager and Core Competencies if no Project Manager)
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Develop and manage project budget, as delegated from Project Manager
  • Visit on a regular basis the area of implementation and check the quality of the ongoing and completed works, make correction and provide relevant recommendations.
  • In collaboration with the Food Security Project Manager and Area Manager, play a key role in recruiting Food Security field staff
  • In coordination with the Food Security Project Manager, represent NRC in coordination meetings with local authorities and NGOs when required

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Experience from working as a Food Security Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • At least 2 years proven experience in Cash/ voucher transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening
  • Experience in proposal development
  • Experience in report writing
  • Able to speak fluent Kanuri and Hausa language
  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity

Personal qualities:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We Offer

  • Commencement: April 2018
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.

Application Closing Date
17th February, 2018.

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Job Title: WASH Assistant
Reports to: WASH Officer

Job description

  • Coordinate the Hygiene promotion (HP) and community mobilization (CM) activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Assist the WASH Officer manage in all aspects of Hygiene promotion and community mobilization programs planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • To assist in the identification of communities/IDPs Hygiene promotion needs
  • To assess the Hygiene promotion and community mobilization needs of the communities/IDPs and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
  • Conducts training sessions on Hygiene promotion and community mobilization for the local Hygiene Promoters
  • Working closely with the Wash Technical Assistant to assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Train and develop community leader and hygiene promotors.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
  • Experience with start-up activities
  • Experience Hygiene promotion in choleras outbreak context within the host communities and camps
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
  • Higher diploma in Public Health, Social Science or Communication
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience from working with hygiene promotion/communities mobilization projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of water, hygiene, sanitation (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills – in written and spoken English is required.

Personal qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humour is an asset.

We offer

  • Commencement: March, 2018
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Damasak, with frequent travels. Travel outside Damasak is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.

Application Closing Date
24th February, 2018.

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Job Title: WASH Officer
Reports to: the WaSH Coordinator.

Summary

  • NRC is looking for a WaSH Officer for our field office in Dikwa, Borno State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the WaSH Officer is to ensure the Implementation and impact of WaSH programme activities in Dikwa, Borno State
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Job Description

  • Supervision of WaSH assistants
  • Coordinate the WASH activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Assist the WASH Project Coordinator in all aspects of WASH programs planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Develop technical specifications and bills of quantities (BOQ) for works for all water infrastructure and sanitation facilities
  • Assess the wash training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
  • Conduct water quality testing and sanitary inspection at water points
  • Provide technical assistance to the WASH Program Development Manager and local counterparts on issues of WASH information and communication strategies
  • Assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the context of Northeast Nigeria
  • Experience with start-up activities
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
  • Higher diploma in Civil or Water Engineering or Public Health (BAC+5) minimum
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with wash projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Previous 2 years work experience in community based Water and Sanitation programs; Work experience with an INGO is desirable
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of Water and Sanitation delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, Arc Gis and Google Earth is strongly desirable

Personal qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We Offer

  • Commencement: March 2018
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Dikwa, with frequent travels. Travel outside Dikwa is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.

Application Closing Date
24th February, 2018.

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Job Title: ICLA Assistant 
Reports to: the ICLA Officer.

Summary

  • NRC is looking for an ICLA Assistant for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the ICLA Assistant is to ensure the Implementation and impact of ICLA programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field offices
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Job Description

  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about ICLA activities to ensure accountability.
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Assist the Project officer to ensure that procurement and distribution of materials and are timely and according to procedures
  • Participate and contribute in the development/modification of Housing, Land & Property (HLP)and Community Dispute
  • Resolution (CDR) training modules
  • Participate and contribute in the development of HLP and ID IEC materials
  • Assist in the direct implementation of ICLA project activities
  • Implement the legal assistance programs including HLP , CDR and identity documentation activities innovatively to adapt to location and context, in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements and optimise opportunities for synergies

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Law from a recognized Nigerian University, and a thorough knowledge of Nigerian law;
  • 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

Personal qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We Offer

  • Commencement: March 2018
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.

Application Closing Date
24th February, 2018.

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Job Title: ICLA Officer
Ref. no.: 3710745281

Job Summary

  • NRC is looking for an ICLA Officer for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the ICLA Officer is to ensure the Implementation and impact of ICLA programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field offices
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The ICLA Officer reports to the ICLA Coordinator.

Job Description

  • Daily supervision of ICLA Assistants
  • Actively facilitate and maintain Liaison and collaboration with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities to ensure accountability.
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Implement the legal assistance programs including Housing Land & Property (HLP), Community Dispute Resolution (CDR) and identity documentation activities innovatively to adapt to location and context, in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements and optimise opportunities for synergies
  • Support and integrate gender, protection and advocacy priorities into ICLA programme design
  • Contribute to the development of the ICLA strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs for Nigeria

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
  • Experience with humanitarian activities
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from practice as a lawyer.
  • Must have a good knowledge of the laws and policies governing HLP issues and Identity documentation
  • Must possess a bachelor of law degree and must have been called to the Nigerian Bar( be able to practice as a lawyer in Nigeria) and be conversant with international humanitarian and Human Rights law
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)

Personal Qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We Offer

  • Commencement: March 2018
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/Benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.

Application Closing Date
24th February, 2018.

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Note

  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV
  • There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.