Latest Job Vacancies at Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), 14th August, 2018

Norwegian Church Aid (‘NCA’) is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: GBV Outreach Worker

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department / Sector: Protection and project management.
Slot: 9 Openings
Reporting to: Gender Based Violence Advisor
Start date: 1st September, 2018.

Job Purpose

  • The purpose of the job is to mainly to carryout community outreach, sensitization and awareness raising interventions to reach a wider coverage of the beneficiaries and communities on GBV related issues and engage in prevention related activities including economic empowerment activities through the Village Savings and Loan association.
  • The position holder will also be actively engaged in providing information to women and girls on available services and referrals and supports to women and girls.

Main Duties

  • Assist in the establishment of the women and girls safe spaces in the identified camp/location.
  • Create and maintain a positive and fruitful relationship with women, girls and the general community.
  • Carry out community sensitisation, awareness raising and education activities in the camps, and other locations in the communities based
  • Facilitate supports to women and girls who visit and may want to visit the safe spaces to access services and other supports.
  • Engage men and boys on GBV prevention related activities
  • Provide referrals to vulnerable women, girls, and especially GBV survivors to access services available in the community and at the safe spaces.
  • Closely work with the caseworkers, GBV officer in the formation of the Adolescent girls group with consultation and engagement with their parents.
  • Carry out weekly adolescent girls sessions as agreed
  • Carryout the economic empowerment activities as agreed and especially the VSLA for women and girls.
  • Plan and implement agreed project activities with support from supervisor
  • Conduct outreach activities to encourage women and girls to seek health care and other services.
  • Ensure that a psychosocial approach/perspective is employed in all work activities and decisions and that these reflect the priorities and best interests of women and girls been assisted.
  • Establish regular coordination and liaison with community leaders, NGOs, service providers and local organizations especially at the reception centers/transit centers etc.
  • Ensure that all program activities create a neutral and supportive environment for women and girls
  • Ensure strict adherence to NCA/ACT code of conduct
  • Assist in the formation and facilitation of women only VSLA groups in based location.

Requirements

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • University Degree or its equivalent in Community/Rural Development/Education, Social Sciences, or equivalent is a requirement.
  • Previous social work and or community engagement work experience or experience working with women and girls and communities affected by conflict required.
  • Good training, communication and facilitation skills necessary
  • Ability to speak good English. Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri an advantage  plus any other language in the area specific to the job
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel programs preferred
  • Willing to stay and work remote locations, field.
  • Flexible and can adapt to prevailing environment.
  • Computer literate especially micro soft work, excel database and power point. Knowledge of other software an advantage.
  • Self-starter

NCA’S Commitments
NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

  • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
  • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
  • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
  • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
  • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
  • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

 

Job Title: Gender Based Violence Officer

Location: Monguno, Ngala, Pulka/other project location.
Department / Sector: GBV/Protection.
Slot: 3 Openings
Reporting to: Gender Based Violence Advisor
Start date: 1st September

Job Purpose

  • The GBV Officer will be responsible for the timely and quality delivery of field level activities with technical support from the GBV Advisor.
  • She/he will manage the team there and ensure the smooth running of program in close coordination with other GBV/Protection actors.
  • She/he will ensure that survivor centered approach is adhered to and GBV survivors and other vulnerable women and girls receive prompt and comprehensive services.

Main Duties

  • Oversee case management including follow up on referrals and action plans, and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the minimum package
  • Work closely with the GBV Advisor to Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including referral pathway and standard operating procedures
  • Maintain, monitor and measure GBV project implementation and contribute to effective information management on GBV survivors, adhering to the national guidance on case management of survivors and the SOPs
  • Closely work with case workers, outreach workers etc to ensure that best practices are respected and international standards are met in responding and preventing GBV
  • Participate in capacity building initiatives for staff, partners and other stakeholders to ensure quality and comprehensive delivery of project activities
  • Develop plans and activities in line with project.
  • Facilitate the setting up and functional safe spaces for women and girls and supervise all safe space activities and community outreaches.
  • Conduct monitoring of program activities and ensure standards are followed.
  • Facilitate the formation of Adolescent girls groups through the engagement of care givers/parents and ensuring their inputs into the design of the AG is ensured.
  • Oversee the case management of the program and supervise case workers to implement effectively
  • Support staff to identify and link vulnerable girls to child protection actors and other service providers based on need to access support and care
  • Overall management of field based activities.
  • Conduct monitoring to partner activities in their various locations in close coordination with the M&E officer as may requested by supervisor.
  • Submit quality reports as scheduled including but not limited to weekly, monthly etc.
  • Carryout any other duties as outlined by the supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Qualification

  • Proven experience in similar function desirable.
  • Experience in GBVIMS and case management
  • Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing required.
  • Two years and above experience in similar position or related
  • Flexible and willing to work in rural communities especially field based
  • Attended trainings on GBV and is aware of protection issues.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in English, additional fluency in Hausa and Kanuri an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff and key stakeholders externally.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation, including relevant staff working for the NCA.
  • Computer literate especially micro soft work, excel database and power point. Knowledge of other software an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
  • Self-starter
  • Willingness to travel and stay in remote areas as required.

NCA’S Comments
NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

  • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
  • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
  • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
  • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
  • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
  • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

Job Title: HR/Admin Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno and some travels to the south and field locations.
Comment: 6 months with possibility of extension.
Department / division / team: HR
Reporting to: Finance and Administration Advisor

Main Duties
General Office Administration:

  • Manage all paper-based correspondence coming in and out of the office
  • Design systems to ensure effective use of office resources in particular office vehicles, generator, furniture, IT equipment, software and monitor accordingly.
  • Manage key relationships with service providers for insurance, pension, internet, telephone, electricity, water, security, IT management.
  • Manage the casual workers, security guards, cleaners, and any other support staff
  • Maintain an up-to-date registry of fixed assets closely with procurement/supply chain officer.
  • Ensure that the office remains well supplied with consumables, drinking water, office stationary, bathroom items etc.
  • Carry out all administration functions as assigned by supervisor.

Human Resources:

  • Ensure all staff leave records are monitored and kept up-to-date, including records for annual leave, sick leave, and time off at work.
  • With the finance team, be responsible for operation of payroll for all national staff and ensure compliance with the Nigerian tax legislation and Social Security and pension related.
  • Full understanding of Nigerian policies and laws
  • Ensure that recruitment procedures are understood and observed.
  • Ensure all national staff personal information concerning employees is kept according to Nigerian data protection law.
  • Ensure that all expat staff have the necessary visas, permissions, and work permits to reside and work in Nigeria and that these remain valid and up-to-date. this include renewal
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of their contractual obligations with respect to NCA policies and staff/ACT code of conduct.
  • Facilitate the on boarding of national staff
  • Ensure guest houses/hotels are booked for staff in approved NCA listed suppliers
  • Participate in the recruitment process of national staff as required by senior management.

Legal and Statutory Compliance:

  • Follow-up with NCA legal representative on all regulations and compliance as designated.
  • Stay up to date with all regulations and national laws in Nigeria.
  • Closely work with Head of mission on property leases and other contracts and agreement ensuring it complies with national laws.

Health and Safety:

  • Take responsibility for Health & Safety issues and – in conjunction with security focal point and adhere to NCA guidelines.
  • When requested by the country director, negotiate and manage local insurance policies for staff medical insurance, vehicle insurance.
  • Ensure that all staff remain aware of current health and safety issues and procedures.

Information Technology:

  • Working with relevant service-providers and/or local staff, ensure that all IT equipment in the office is well maintained with up-to-date software.

Procurement:

  • Ensure that all office equipment and stationaries are always available and updated and in line with NCA procurement policy
  • Manage and procure through advances where necessary minor office supplies as required.

Capacity Building:

  • Willing to participate in capacity building trainings, while also providing similar to other staff
  • Ensure staff have right knowledge on NCA as an organisation and stay focused to its mission.
  • Supervising and providing line and team management for all office casual staff, volunteers, security guards, etc
  • Any other responsibilities can be assigned to you as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Qualification

  • Proven experience in HR and administrative functions
  • At least B.Sc. in Business Administration, Human Resources, Administration, Public Admin and other relevant qualifications
  • Two years’ minimum continued experience in similar position
  • Good knowledge of relevant Nigerian legislation governing International NGOs
  • Fluency in English, additional fluency in other local languages an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff within the Trust and key stakeholders externally.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation, including relevant staff working for the NCA.
  • Previous experience managing a team and payroll system.
  • GOOD skills with experience of operating computer management systems.  Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to take the initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
  • Willingness to travel and stay in remote areas as required.

Deadline: 17th August, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: Recruitment-Ng@nca.no Or recng@nca.no

Please address all Applications to:
The Recruitment Team,
Norwegian Church Aid,
14 NTA Quarters,
Damboa Road,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.

Note

  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidate is required to start as soon as possible. At most 1st September, 2018.

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