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Ongoing Recruitment at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), 31st October, 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: Program Assistant (INGO Forum)

Webcruiter ID: 4152821851
Location: 
Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
Commencement: November 2019
Duration: 11 months (One-year renewal)

Background

  • INGO Forum in partnership with NRC is looking for a Program Assistant for Abuja, Federal Captial Territory Office in Northen Nigeria. The purpose of the Program Assistant is to support and implement INGO Forum activities in Abuja
  • 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) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The INGO Forum in Nigeria was formed in late 2014 to develop a collaborative platform for effective and principled INGO interaction, engagement and coordination for humanitarian, recovery and development interventions in Nigeria. Since inception, the INGO Forum has become a critical platform for ensuring effective information sharing and analysis; leadership on advocacy and policy engagement; and liaison with government/donor/UN engagement and engagement ensuring the perspectives of INGOs and affected populations are ultimately included in decision-making processes.
  • The INGO Forum is governed by a core membership of 41 members (and 6 observers) with new member applications pending approval on a regular basis, The INGO Forum is governed by an elected Steering Committee of five Country Directors and a Chair that works alongside a full-term Secretariat. Since March 2017, the INGO Forum is administratively hosted by Mercy Corps in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja as well as Maiduguri.
  • The Program Assistant reports to the Technical Consultant, PLRCP Initiative

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure the strategic communication of the PLRCP project, including through marketing brochures, project briefs, and updates, stakeholder information sharing. Maintain briefing and information packs as well as other relevant documents for key stakeholders concerning the partnerships and localization project
  • Develop and manage a virtual resource center on the localization section of the NIF website including resources page, progress updates and relevant document uploads, blog posts, and other relevant communication materials. Manage site hits and feedback and ensure user-friendliness and satisfaction.
  • Assist in drafting and design of project updates, policy briefs, and other similar materials. Work with the PLRCP Management team to produce blogs or op-eds for external publications, draft and layout mailings (newsletters, updates) and co-ordinate their review and approval.
  • Creation of multi-media materials for use in the project including photos, short videos, and effective powerpoint presentations.
  • Leads on delivery of digital engagement for the PLRCP with regular updates on the project conducts social media updates and monitoring and develops content for social media platforms including supporting the PLRCP management team on social outreach.
  • Facilitate structured and effective information exchange both between internal INGO partners and with external partners (NNGOs, UN, Government, Media, International community, etc)
  • Stay informed on political, humanitarian and security contexts, while providing structured updates to the INGO Forum as it relates to localization globally regionally and nationally.
  • Facilitate effective information flow between field-level realities in NE Nigeria and capital-level coordination in Abuja.
  • Engage partners to efficiently compile and update relevant information including a summary of the twinning program, update on modules and resources, engagements with key stakeholders, response to external requests, blog posts related to project and progress updates on project delivery.
  • Participate in project meetings and activities to ensure effective communication materials and the participation and presence of communications throughout all projects and provide feedback to the communications team. Undertake regular visits to the field and consistent liaising with key stakeholders to share relevant information and stay informed.
  • Identify opportunities for communications capacity building for NNGOs, as well as opportunities for INGOs to learn from NNGO practices.
  • Help organize and facilitate workshops and other capacity development, as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and host agency (in this case, NRC) regulations
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/S or equivalent in Business, Accounting, Finance & Administration, Management, or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in working with financial, administrative and procurement systems.
  • Administrative experience in similar projects.
  • Demonstrated experience managing super busy program office setting and responding to multi-actor demands in a fast and efficient manner
  • Experience working with country-level ministries and government officials.

Personal Qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling an insecure environment
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in humanitarian settings.
  • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian Media

We Can Offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions of grade level 4 step 1
  • Duty station: Abuja, with frequent travels. Travel outside Abuja is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Communication Support Officer – (INGO Forum)

Webcruiter ID: 4152665012
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
Commencement: November 2019
Duration: 11 months (One-year renewal)
Reports to: The Communication Support Officer reports to the Senior Information Management Officer

Background

  • INGO Forum in partnership with NRC is looking for a Communication Support Officer for Abuja, Federal Captial Territory Office in Northen Nigeria. The purpose of the Communication Support Officer is to support and implement INGO Forum activities in Abuja
  • 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) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The INGO Forum in Nigeria was formed in late 2014 to develop a collaborative platform for effective and principled INGO interaction, engagement and coordination for humanitarian, recovery and development interventions in Nigeria. Since inception, the INGO Forum has become a critical platform for ensuring effective information sharing and analysis; leadership on advocacy and policy engagement; and liaison with government/donor/UN engagement and engagement ensuring the perspectives of INGOs and affected populations are ultimately included in decision-making processes. The INGO Forum is governed by a core membership of 41 members (and 6 observers) with new member applications pending approval on a regular basis, The INGO Forum is governed by an elected Steering Committee of five Country Directors and a Chair that works alongside a full-term Secretariat. Since March 2017, the INGO Forum is administratively hosted by Mercy Corps in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja as well as Maiduguri.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure the strategic communication of the PLRCP project, including through marketing brochures, project briefs, and updates, stakeholder information sharing. Maintain briefing and information packs as well as other relevant documents for key stakeholders concerning the partnerships and localization project
  • Develop and manage a virtual resource center on the localization section of the NIF website including resources page, progress updates and relevant document uploads, blog posts, and other relevant communication materials. Manage site hits and feedback and ensure user-friendliness and satisfaction.
  • Assist in drafting and design of project updates, policy briefs, and other similar materials. Work with the PLRCP Management team to produce blogs or op-eds for external publications, draft and layout mailings (newsletters, updates) and co-ordinate their review and approval.
  • Creation of multi-media materials for use in the project including photos, short videos, and effective powerpoint presentations.
  • Leads on delivery of digital engagement for the PLRCP with regular updates on the project conducts social media updates and monitoring and develops content for social media platforms including supporting the PLRCP management team on social outreach.
  • Facilitate structured and effective information exchange both between internal INGO partners and with external partners (NNGOs, UN, Government, Media, International community, etc)
  • Stay informed on political, humanitarian and security contexts, while providing structured updates to the INGO Forum as it relates to localization globally regionally and nationally.
  • Facilitate effective information flow between field-level realities in NE Nigeria and capital-level coordination in Abuja.
  • Engage partners to efficiently compile and update relevant information including a summary of the twinning program, update on modules and resources, engagements with key stakeholders, response to external requests, blog posts related to project and progress updates on project delivery.
  • Participate in project meetings and activities to ensure effective communication materials and the participation and presence of communications throughout all projects and provide feedback to the communications team. Undertake regular visits to the field and consistent liaising with key stakeholders to share relevant information and stay informed.
  • Identify opportunities for communications capacity building for NNGOs, as well as opportunities for INGOs to learn from NNGO practices.
  • Help organize and facilitate workshops and other capacity development, as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and host agency (in this case, NRC) regulations
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Master Degree in Communication; Journalism; Information Management or any relevant field
  • Five-year cognate experience in a similar role within an NGO (local or international) or with a newspaper or research institution.
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical skills, and design skills as well as an ability to formulate well-targeted strategic documents.
  • Ability to design powerpoint presentations, marketing documents and simple multi-media materials such as videos.
  • Knowledge of the context in Northen Nigeria
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri, knowledge of other local languages in Borno State is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of the international humanitarian/development system and the mandates of the actors involved.

Personal qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling an insecure environment
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience in humanitarian settings.
  • Knowledge of and contacts in Nigerian Media.

We Can Offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions of grade level 4 step 1
  • Duty station: Abuja, with frequent travels. Travel outside Abuja is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Title: Driver

Webcruiter ID: 4152072033
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Full-time/part-time: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
Slot: 2 Openings

Overview/Job Description

  • NRC is looking for a Driver for our area office in Maiduguri, Borno State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Driver is to provide driving support to program activities in Maiduguri, Borno 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); Food Security; Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The Driver reports to the Logistics Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive NRC vehicles to pick or drop employees at their designated duty areas within and sometimes outside Borno State.
  • 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 vehicle
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Experience from working as service support staff in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • SSCE of WASSCE or NECO Educational Qualification is required
  • Valid Driver’s License/Driving school certificate
  • Knowledge of local language (Hausa)
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Personal qualities:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • 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 Can Offer/Condition of Service

  • Commencement: November 2019
  • Duration: 2 months (One-year renewal)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. Grade level 2, Step 1
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • An Approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.

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

 

Job Title: WaSH Technical Assistant (Hygiene Promotion)

Webcruiter ID: 4152312572
Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Job type: Full-time
Duration: 8 months
Commencement: January 2020
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100

Background

  • NRC is looking for a WaSH Technical Assistant (Hygiene) for our field office in Mubi, Adamawa State in North-East Nigeria. The purpose of the WaSH Technical Assistant (Sanitation) is to ensure the Implementation and impact of WaSH program activities in Mubi, Adamawa 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); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The WaSH Technical Assistant reports to the WaSH Team Lead.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the Hygiene promotion (HP) and community mobilization (CM) activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans.
  • Assist the WASH Team Leader in all aspects of Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization programs planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Assist in the identification of communities/Internally Displaced Persons Hygiene promotion needs and working closely with Community Leaders
  • Contribute to the development of tools and materials for Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization.
  • Participate in assessing Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization needs of the communities/IDPs and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
  • Conducts a training session on Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization for the local Hygiene Promoters
  • Provides technical assistance to the WASH Team Leader and local counterparts on issues Hygiene information and communication strategies
  • Working closely with the other WASH Technical Assistant to assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance
  • Assists in the compilation of weekly and monthly hygiene promotion reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgets
  • Ensure that procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Higher National Diploma in Health or Social Works related fields or Communication
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience from working with hygiene promotion/community mobilization projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Experience from working with social work and/or with the distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Must have a good knowledge of hygiene promotion in the emergency/recovery context.
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of water, hygiene, sanitation (i.e., SPHERE) 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.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • 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 Can Offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Mubi, with frequent travels. Travel outside Mubi is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: WaSH Technical Assistant (Sanitation)

Webcruiter ID: 4152084504
Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
Commencement: January 2020
Duration: 8 months
Reports to: The WaSH Technical Assistant reports to the WaSH Officer.

Background

  • NRC is looking for a WaSH Technical Assistant (Sanitation) for our field office in Mubi, Adamawa State in North-East Nigeria. The purpose of the WaSH Technical Assistant (Sanitation) is to ensure the Implementation and impact of WaSH program activities in Mubi, Adamawa 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); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assist WASH Team Leader in the coordination of the WASH Technical activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans
  • To assist the WASH Team Leader in all aspects of WASH Technical programs planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • To assist the WASH Team Leader in the identification of community sanitation needs, including conducting needs assessments and contribution to technical solutions for sanitation
  • To develop technical specifications and bills of quantities (BOQ) for all the sanitation activities and supervise Masons and Carpenters in charge of latrine and bathing shelters construction
  • To assess the water and sanitation training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans.
  • Provides technical assistance to the WASH Team Leader and local counterparts on issues of sanitation and solid waste management and communication strategies
  • Assists in the establishment, and training of community-based Sanitation committees as well as monitoring their performance
  • Assists in the compilation of weekly and monthly WASH Technical reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgets
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities as part of the community mobilization process
  • Assist the WASH Team Leader in Breaking down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc or Higher Diploma in Health-Related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with WASH Technical projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Previous 2-3 years of work experience in community-based water, Sanitation programs; Work experience with an NGO is desirable
  • Must have knowledge of emergency Water supply, Hygiene, Sanitation requirements, and protocols
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of Hygiene, Sanitation, and shelter service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) 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.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • 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 Can Offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Mubi, with frequent travels. Travel outside Mubi is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 15th November, 2019.
Note

  • Nigerian Nationals Only
  • An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.
  • 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.

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