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Job Opportunities at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) 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 position below:

Job Title: Protection and Advocacy Adviser

Location: Abuja with 50% travel to the field
Duration: 12months
Commencement: August 2016

Job Purpose

  • The purpose of the Protection and Advocacy Adviser (PAA) is to strengthen NRC’s Nigeria’s protection policy and advocacy performance. It is a strategic advisory position, reporting to the CD.

Job description

  • Act as the focal point for the development and implementation of a country specific advocacy strategy, in line with the overall country strategy process and NRCs strategy for global advocacy
  • Strengthen NRC’s response to prioritized country advocacy and protection issues both within the country and internationally
  • Draft advocacy products such as briefing notes, position papers, talking points and reports Support and train programme staff to mainstream protection and do-no-harm into their projects and activities
  • Support the CD in ensuring that NRC plays an active and strategic role in the humanitarian community to strengthen the advocacy and protection response in accordance with the country strategy
  • Carry out contextual analysis encompassing protection risks, gaps, and conflict trends and dynamics
  • Coordinate the implementation of the NRC Nigeria’s access strategy


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Protection and Advocacy Adviser/Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Professional knowledge of humanitarian and protection principles
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria an asset

Personal qualities:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Analyzing
  • Influencing
  • Handling insecure environments

How to Apply

Click here to apply online

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.


17th July, 2016. 

Job Title: Driver

Location: Abuja
Commencement: ASAP
Contract period: 12month

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The Driver reports to the Logistics Officer.
  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement
  • Perform according to the work and development plan
  • Drive NRC vehicles to pick or drop employees at their designated duty areas within and sometimes outside Abuja.
  • Deliver Important documents to required destinations as directed.
  • Ensure that all deliveries have been signed and delivered to the correct recipient
  • Keep NRC vehicles clean and maintained at all times
  • Perform preventive and regular maintenance on NRC vehicles
  • Manage and update the vehicle log sheet
  • Convey NRC staffs on assignments in and out of the office to their desired destinations
  • Pick up and drop off NRC staffs and partners from the airport to their destinations
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all NRC vehicles
  • Chart the best route possible in order to save time
  • Update the office on the status of the vehicle particulars for timely registrations and renewals.


  • Experience from working as a Driver in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • 2-3 years Driving experience in Abuja
  • Minimum of WAEC
  • Additional Educational qualification preferable
  • Fluency in Spoken/Written English
  • Driving school certificate
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Must be able to work under pressure

Personal Qualification

  • Relevant experience in driving in Abuja and knowledge of the best/alternative routes in Abuja.
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Organised and a good planner and possess significant understanding of complex emergencies
  • 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

Remuneration/BenefitsAccording to NRC’s directions.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should their Application letter and updated CV’s to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position (Driver – Abuja) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. 


8th July, 2016.

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