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Project Coordinator – ICLA Training Specialist At The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


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 5,000 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.

Job Title: Project Coordinator – ICLA Training Specialist

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.
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 start 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 for Project Coordinator – ICLA Training Specialist in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2017. The Project Coordinator – ICLA Training Specialist Maiduguri reports to the ICLA Programme Development Manager based in Maiduguri.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines and procedure
Ensure that program training targets the correct audience in line with project proposals.
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, ICLA tools, handbooks and guidelines
Responsible for development and managing funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
Overall management and coordination of capacity building activities under ICLA
Ensure capacity building of all project staff and transfer key skills
Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community and coordinate with relevant authorities to design solutions to identified problems
Specific responsibilities

In consultation and coordination with the Program Development Manager, develop context specific ICLA training materials for HLP including materials for information dissemination and visibility.
Design context specific training materials including modules and information dissemination material for Identity documentation
Support training activities for different audiences under the ICLA Programme
Adapt and contextualize   global training materials based on lessons learnt and evolving context, in a participatory manner
Contribute towards expansion of and strengthening of NRC’s network of relevant stakeholders in all operational areas
Support Monitoring and Evaluation activities through development of training reporting procedures to feed into GORs and monthly reports on activities and progress
Ensure that NRC’s training activities are guided by and effectively abide by the humanitarian principles
Carry out any other duties as delegated by the Line Manager/Area Manager

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Experience in working independently in a results-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
Experience in facilitation of seminars and capacity building initiatives
Experience in developing context specific training materials modules
Excellent command in Microsoft Applications
Documented technical competences related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Personal qualification

Knowledge of the displacement context in Nigeria
Experience with start-up program activities
Knowledge on Housing, Land and Property and Identity Documentation concepts
Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
Proven skills in transfer of training skills, Training of trainers
Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri, and Fulani Languages is an added advantage
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: 12 Months (with possibility of extension)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their application letter, copy of a valid means of national identification (Passport, Driver’s license, National Identity card or voter’s card) and updated CV to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position ( Project Coordinator – ICLA Training Specialist Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 (any application received after the deadline will not be considered).

• 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.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.


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