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Vacancy for Consultant at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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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: Consultant – Promoting Local Response Capacities and Partnerships in the Protracted Crisis of Nigeria

Location: Abuja
Duration of the Assignment: 9 months

Background
The Nigerian INGO Forum (NIF) is an inter-agency initiative hosted out of the Norwegian Refugee Council with offices in Abuja and Maiduguri in Borno state. With its 50 INGO members, the agency promotes a coordinated approach through which INGOs, the Government of Nigeria, the UN, donors and other external stakeholders can exchange information, share expertise, and establish guidelines for a more coordinated, efficient and effective use of aid resources in Nigeria.

In fulfillment of its objectives the organization focuses on the following services:

  • Information management and sharing,
  • Coordination,
  • Representation,
  • Capacity development and
  • Evidence-based advocacy and policy engagement.

NIF has a particular interest and is best placed to advance the localisation agenda in Nigeria. In 2016, international NGOs in an effort to promote sustainability and partnerships with National NGOs conducted a mapping exercise through NIF with the objective of identifying credible local partners with which to expand the scale and speed of response. The mapping identified 160 actors, including their key strengths and weaknesses. In follow up, NIF embarked on series of activities aimed at improving the inclusion and capacity of Civil society between 2017 and in 2019, including regular training in project management, humanitarian principles, and SPHERE.

Implementation of the promoting local response capacities project:

  • The overall objective of the project is to strengthen partnerships, institutional and leadership capacities of local and national responders with an emphasis on sustainability
  • Project beneficiaries are National and International NGOs who will expand their knowledge and collaboration on partnerships
  • A new approach to training and mentoring is piloted for NNGO and LNGO humanitarian responders strengthening institutional expertise, leadership skills and organizational set up

Brief Description of Assignment
NRC expects the following services for the participants from the applicant – individual or institution

  • Project management and implementation throughout entire duration of the project
  • Co-supervision of the team with the NIF project manager
  • Stakeholder engagement and representation on the project including with donors and development partners, INGOs, private sector, business leaders and resource persons/ institutions.
  • Development of resources and training materials along with the team for the modules
  • Overseeing content development and dissemination for the team’s visibility
  • Duration of the Assignment: 9 months

Requirement

  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates (individuals or companies) are requested to write to: Fatuma.Ahmed@nrc.no and NG.Procurement@nrc.no to get the full tender document for this consultancy. The subject of the email should be: Consultancy – Promoting Local Response Capacity and Partnerships

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