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Job Vacancies at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), 14th May, 2019

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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: Education Technical Assistant

Ref. nr.: 4083091315
Location: Dikwa, Borno
Project number: NGM 1917
Job Type: Full time
Reports to: Education Officer
Duration and type of contract: 7 Months

Role and Responsibilities

  • The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the education programme.

Generic Responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the programmeportfolio 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 programmefunction

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.
  • Monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as project deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received, distributed and losses have been properly recorded.
  • Supervise the distribution of project supplies at the project sites and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed to beneficiaries
  • Reviews document and processes which authorize distribution. Ensure that an approved procedure is followed in the registration and selection of beneficiaries and ensures that distribution list is accurately consolidated
  • Fills Warehouse Management and distribution inspection checklist for the school stores visited and distributions attended.
  • Liaises with concerned government education offices for smooth and efficient programming.
  • Ensure timely supply of teaching learning and recreational materials in the schools
  • Support teachers and children to initiate activities in learning centres that meet the psycho-social needs of the displaced children and teachers.
  • In consultation with the Project officer and teachers facilitate the running of sports/recreational and psycho-social activities in learning centres
  • Lead in mobilization and sensitization of community members on importance of education in collaboration with PTAs, local administration and the Ministry of education.
  • Lead education campaigns including developing advocacy messages for different events.
  • Carry out registration of learners in established communities and learning spaces in collaboration with local leaders, teachers and PTAs.
  • Assist the teachers in their work and report all protection related concerns
  • Other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Ensure schools and learning spaces NRC is working are safe for children. Protect Children and all the project beneficiaries against any form of exploitation.
  • The PA is expected to adhere to NRC CoC and always be on forefront in issues related to PSEA.
  • Ensure Complains response mechanism is in place in schools and persons of concern receive feedback.

Critical Interfaces
Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Education staff in project area and in other NRC offices
  • Project planning: Education Officer, Core CompetencyAssistants, Field Officer, M&E
  • Assessments: Local authorities, Field Officer, M&E
  • Area operations: Field officers
  • Staff capacity building:  PDM, Shelter Coordinator, Education Officer, HR Officer
  • Implementation: Education Officer, Field Officer

Scale and Scope of Position
Staff:

  • Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the postholder, 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) – Nil

Stakeholders:

  • Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies):
  • Local Authorities (LGA Chairman, Bulama), Ministry of Education representatives, NGO’s Field project representatives

Budgets:

  • List of budgets covered by postholder, and size of budget:
    • NGFM1811

Information:

  • Brief description of the information resources the postholder is responsible for at CO level (e.g. GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet):
    • M&E Dash board, GORS, Agresso, NRC Intranet

Legal or Compliance:

  • Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has (term of employement, vendors, donors):
    • Term of employment, Code of Conduct

Professional Competencies 
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance:

Qualifications

  • At least 1 years’ experience in similar positions
  • Education degree or similar field
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience working with community at grass root level
  • Experience working in Ministry of Education system is preferred
  • High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)

Generic Professional Competencies:

  • Experience from working as a Project Assistant in Education programmes in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Some knowledge of English

Context/ Specific Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must have some university degree in Education or related field
  • Knowledge of the context in North East Nigeria
  • Knowledge in Community Mobilization or related field.
  • Knowledge of the Local languages is an advantage.

Behavioural Competencies
The following behavioural competencies are essential for this position:

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

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

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information

 

Job Title: Education Technical Assistant

Project number: NGM 1819
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Reports to: Education Officer
Duration and type of contract: 11 Months

Description

  • NRC is looking for an Education Technical Assistant for our Field Office in Gwoza, Borno State – Nigeria. The purpose of the Education Assistant is to Implement the NRC Education programme in line with NRC’s Education strategy.
  • 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) and recently Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the programme portfolio according to the plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as project deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received, distributed and losses have been properly recorded.
  • Supervise the distribution of project supplies at the project sites and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed to beneficiaries
  • Review document and processes which authorize distribution. Ensure that an approved procedure is followed in the registration and selection of beneficiaries and ensures that the distribution list is accurately consolidated
  • Ensure timely supply of teaching, learning and recreational materials in the schools
  • Support teachers and children to initiate activities in learning centres that meet the psycho-social needs of the displaced children and teachers.
  • In consultation with the Project officer and teachers facilitate the running of sports/recreational and psycho-social activities in learning centres
  • Lead in mobilization and sensitization of community members on the importance of education in collaboration with PTAs, local administration and the Ministry of education.
  • Carry out registration of learners in established communities and learning spaces in collaboration with local leaders, teachers and PTAs.
  • Ensure schools and learning spaces NRC is working are safe for children. Protect children and all the project beneficiaries against any form of exploitation
  • Ensure Complains response mechanism is in place in schools and persons of concern receive feedback.

Qualifications

  • At least 1 year experience in similar positions
  • Education Degree or similar field
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience working with the community at the grass root level
  • Experience working in Ministry of Education system is preferred
  • High-level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Knowledge of the context in North East Nigeria
  • Knowledge in Community Mobilization or related field.
  • Knowledge of the Local languages is an advantage.

Personal Qualities:

  • Handling an insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision

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: June 2019
  • Duration: Seven (7) Months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions (Grade Level 4 Step 1)
  • Duty stations: Gwoza, Borno State – North East Nigeria with 30% frequent travels. Travel outside duty stations is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • An approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (MS Word)

 

Job Title: Media and Communications Coordinator

Project number: NGFM1902, NGFM1903
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Head of Programme
Supervision of: None
Travel: 40%
Duration and type of contract: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Description

  • NRC is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for our Country programme based in Maiduguri – North Eastern Nigeria
  • The purpose of the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator position is to establish and implement systems to promote evidence-based decision-making, programme and project performance, and internal management and to support the development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation delegated function portfolio in all NRC Nigeria program activities.
  • 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); Livelihoods and Food Security; Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education and emergency relief response in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Job Responsibilities
Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

  • Support and contribute to the development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E SOPs, guidance and tools.
  • Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.
  • Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
  • Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports.
  • Capacity building and training of programme and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.

Qualifications

  • Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods (including cash based interventions and market based programmes)
  • Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making
  • Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies
  • Knowledge of market assessments, cash based interventions and market based programmes
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
  • High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experience using SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, or R is an advantage

Education Field:

  • B.Sc./M Sc. in Engineering, Sciences & Technology

Personal Qualities:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analysing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • 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.

We Offer

  • Commencement: June 2019.
  • Duration: 12 months.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. Grade Level 7 Step 1.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with 25% 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (MS Word)

 

Deadline: 27th May, 2019.

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