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Norwegian Refugee Council Recruitment | How To Apply

Norwegian Refugee Council Recruitment | How To Apply

Norwegian Refugee Council Recruitment | How To Apply

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that protects the rights of people affected by displacement. This includes refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, human rights violations and acute violence, as well as climate change and natural disasters.

It is the only Norwegian organisation that specialises in international efforts to provide assistance, protection and durable solutions for people affected by displacement.

NRC is currently recruiting to fill the positions of;

Job Title: Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Specialist

Ref. nr.: 4053983790

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Reports to: Head of Programme

Travel: 40 %

Project number: NGFM1901

Duration and type of contract: 24 months (extendable)

Background

  • NRC started its interventions in Northeast Nigeria in 2015 responding to the most urgent needs of displaced populations. The organization now has 4 offices in the country with interventions in Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Food Security and Livelihoods, Shelter and Non-Food Items (S-NFI), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Education sectors.
  • The purpose of the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Specialist position is technical development of the ICLA strategic direction and quality assurance. The ICLA Specialist is responsible for mentoring, train, capacity build staff on ICLA technical capacity.
  • The ICLA Specialist reports to the Head of Programme.

Role and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Specialist position is technical development of the ICLA strategic direction and quality assurance. The ICLA CC Specialist is responsible for mentoring, train, capacity build staff on ICLA technical capacity.

Generic Responsibilities:

  • Develop ICLA strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs;
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports;
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities;
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within ICLA core competence (CC), ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support to the implementation team
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from ICLA CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes;
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of ICLA staff;
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors;
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop proposals, project reviews and modifications, including budgets;
  • Consolidate and develop internal and external reports and other materials;
  • Take the lead on quality project deliverables reporting (GORS: output and outcome level), with support from area project teams and M&E team;
  • Ensure workplans and spending plans are developed and maintain by supporting Project Coordinators, Managers and Area Managers;
  • Monitor project implementation, including adherence to developed workplans, and alert PCs, PMs and AMs as required to any deviations (including quality and timeliness);
  • Lead on conducting needs assessments (in collaboration with Area Program teams, Protection team and M&E team), baseline, mid-and end-evaluations;
  • Participate in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings in country;
  • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between ICLA and other NRC programmes;
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within a humanitarian/recovery context;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Minimum 2 years of ICLA Core competency expertise (as Specialist or Project Manager);
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin region and northeastern Nigeria context specifically;
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes;
  • Experience in team capacity building;
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Personal Qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Initiate action and change
  • Analysing
  • 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: May, 2019
  • Duration: 24 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 40% travel
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

How To Apply

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.

To apply, interested and qualified applicants should click Here

Application Deadline

11th April, 2019.

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Reports to: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Supervision of: None

Travel: 60 %

Project number: NGFM XXX

Duration and type of contract: May 2019 – December 2019

Job Description

  • A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities.
  • The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework.
  • The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.

Role and responsibilities

  • The purpose of the Technical Assistant position is day to day implementation of the CC Project. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Generic responsibilities (max 10):

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Supporting the Global Outputs Reporting System (GORS) for Maiduguri
  • 5/4/3Ws
  • Introducing and managing a complaints handling mechanism
  • Carry out regular project monitoring, spot checks and reports

Specific responsibilities:

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Assisting Programme staff to develop baseline and endline data collecting tools for each project site in the Programme
  • Monitoring Programme activities and carrying out quality assurance spot checks on each project site
  • Support NRC assessments
  • Initiation and implementation of a complaints handling mechanism
  • Development of case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project
  • Working with Programme staff to design and adopt reporting formats required by the NRC system (GORS).
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Finance, Logistics and HR/Admin departments
  • Programme staff

Scale and Scope of Position

  • Staff: Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the post holder, and numbers of staff and daily workers/incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit (e.g. 5 project officers and 2 education assistants, 34 staff in total)
  • Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies)
  • Budgets: List of budgets covered by post holder, and size of budget
  • Information: Brief description of the information resources the post holder is responsible for at CO level (e.g. GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet)
  • Legal or compliance: Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the post holder has (term of employment, vendors, donors).

Competencies 

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

  • Professional competencies
  • These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context with at least one year in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant field such as Statistics, Applied Science, Development studies etc.
  • Experience with surveys, studies, data entry, management and analysis is a must.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • High-level competency in computer skills (data analysis softwares e.g. SPSS, or similar)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages is a must
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • 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 3
  • 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

Behavioral competencies (max 6) 

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment

Performance Management:

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Work and Development Plan
  • The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The NRC Competency Framework

To apply for this position, interested and qualified applicants should click Here

RELATED:

Job Title: Livelihoods and Food Security Officer

Ref. nr.: 4054801396

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Job Type: Full time

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Job Description/Program Summary

  • NRC is looking for a Livelihood and Security Officer for our field offices in Maiduguri, Brono State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Livelihood and Food Security Officer is to ensure the Implementation of Livelihood and Food Security programme activities in Brono 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); and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA, Education Livelihood and Food Security;in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The Livelihood and Food Security Officer reports to the Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with relevant partners working in the same implementation areas
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop team of food assistants
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities.

Qualifications

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree Agriculture, Agriculture Economics or any relevant Field
  • Work experience from the Northeast of Nigeria
  • Proven experience in Cash/ voucher transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening
  • Experience from working in livelihoods and food security humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Education Field:

  • Agricultural / Forestry / Aquaculture
  • Education title: Bachelors’ degree in Agricultural.

Personal Qualities:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Communicating with impact and respect: 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.

Language:

  • English

We Offer

  • Commencement: May 2019
  • Duration: Eight (8) months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions ( Grade Level 5 Step 1)
  • Duty stations: Maiduguri with 5% frequent travels. Travel outside duty stations is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

How To Apply

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.

To apply for this position, interested and qualified applicants should click Here

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