Jobs in Borno State at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Nigeria August 2019

Career Vacancy : Protection Manager Job Description

Employment Opportunity : Logistics Technical Assistant Job Recruitment

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 positions below:


Job Title:
Logistics Technical Assistant
Ref. nr.: 4113203890
Location: Dikwa, Borno
Job Type: Full time
Description

  • NRC is looking for a Logistics/Procurement Technical Assistant for our field office in Dikwa, Borno State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Logistics/Procurement Technical Assistant is to support program activities in Dikwa, Borno State
  • The Logistics Technical Assistant reports to the Field Coordinator with Technical reporting line to the Logistics Officer.

Job Description

  • Ensure that vehicles are used and maintained according to Logistics Handbook and other NRC policies
  • Plan, schedule and monitor transport of staff and material/equipment according to demands and procedures
  • Ensure that NRC generators in the field office are maintained on a regular basis and prepare requisitions for spare parts for vehicles & Generators
  • Responsible for the receipt, storage, and dispatch of all assets from the Dikwa Office ensuring that proper documentation is maintained for same.
  • Ensure that assets are tagged and all asset movement is tracked in the Asset Register
  • Assist the Logistics Officer with Physical Asset count, preparing of Logistics and documents as may be required.
  • Be responsible for the procurements within the location
  • Ensure all drivers adhere to NRC logistics and drivers’ procedures
  • Compile and submit monthly vehicle utilization and carpool reports
  • Secure that NRC vehicles are equipped with necessary documents and equipment
  • Ensure that all vehicle records and reports including logbooks, accident report, etc are filled appropriately.
  • Keep a log of the generators and ensure that fuel consumption is monitored and recorded appropriately

Qualifications

  • University degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of the local market
  • Knowledge of local language (Kanuri, Hausa)
  • Previous (1yr) experience working in a Logistics department (preferably NGO)
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office Applications)

Education field:

  • Administration / Organisation / Management/ Social science

Education level:

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities:

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

Language:

  • English
  • Hausa

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP/September 2019
  • Duration: 4 months(One-year renewal)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. Grade level 4, Step 1
  • Duty station: Dikwa, with occasional travels. Travel outside Dikwa 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Protection Manager
Ref. nr.: 4113528226
Location: Maiduguri, Brono
Reports to: Head of Programme
Job Type: Full time
About the role

Generic responsibilities:

  • Develop Protection strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments across CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Context specific responsibilities:

  • Provide protection inputs on proposals from other sectors to ensure safe programming is taken into consideration from the design phase across NRC programming.
  • Lead on the design and delivery of capacity building activities to strengthen the capacity of field staff to understand and deliver safe programming, based on NRC Protection Policy, Roadmap and training materials.
  • Ensure that protection monitoring, and evaluation systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the NRC programs
  • Develop briefing notes, reports and strategies on protection issues and engagement with duty bearers to fulfil their responsibilities in collaboration with the Advocacy Manager
  • Design and technically oversee protection-focused projects, strengthening community-based protection mechanisms and specialized service provision as relevant, ensuring protection is a strong, evidence-based element of NRC’s country program.
  • Work with the protection cluster lead agencies to ensure coherence and harmonization of
  • humanitarian protection standards and interventions in Nigeria.
  • Responsible for the development and the finalization of policies and systems and to the set-up of an in country PSEA framework and structure.

Critical interfaces:

  • By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
    • Programme development: Core Competencies section (HO Oslo)
    • Proposal development: Area Managers, Project Managers
    • Quality control/ support: Area Managers
    • Capacity development: Project staff, Area Managers

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)

Stakeholders:

  • Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies)

Budgets:

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

Information:

  • Brief description of the information resources the postholder is responsible for at CO level (e.g. GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet)

Legal or compliance:

  • Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has (term of employement, vendors, donors)

Required generic professional competencies for this position

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin region and north-eastern Nigeria context specifically
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes
  • Experience in team capacity building
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Experience in community based and participatory programme planning approaches, with operational based experience in supporting camp and out of camp projects,
  • Good understanding of key technical standards (SPHERE, HAP, IASC, gender mainstreaming, IHL, hum principles etc.) with the ability to integrate into programming

We offer

  • Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (renewable provided good performance and funding)
  • Start date: ASAP – ideally latest Sept 1st 2019
  • Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • Designation of duty station: Non-family duty station
  • Designation of position: non-accompanied position
  • Travels: up to 50% to be expected
  • Salary: Grade 9 according to NRC’s salary scale and compensation and benefits policy.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Education Specialist
Ref. nr.: 4113203890
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full time
Background

  • Since 2009, violent attacks on civilians by the armed group Boko Haram have left widespread devastation in northeast Nigeria. At least 17,000 people have been killed and approximately two million people are displaced within Nigeria. More than 14 million people in northeast Nigeria today are affected by the crisis caused by Boko Haram. Out of these, seven million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Around 92 per cent of displaced people reside in either informal settlements or with low-income host communities, creating a strain on already limited resources. The remaining 8 per cent live in more formalised camps. NRC has been in Nigeria since 2015.

Role and Responsibilities

  • The Education Specialist will provide technical oversight and strategic direction to Country and Area offices to further the development of the Education Core Competency (CC)
  • The Specialist will provide quality assurance for all projects, develop a collaborative country strategy, capacity build staff through mentoring and training to increase the technical capacity of the staff, and develop a donor strategy to further grow the program.

Generic Responsibilities:

  • Develop Education CC strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support to the implementation team
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of Education staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for technical innovative development and quality of CC in country, holistic programming (with other CCs) and to ensure harmonisation and consistency across CC projects in line with NRC Programme Policy
  • Lead the process on proposals, budgets, modifications, project reviews and reporting and ensure high technical quality
  • Take the lead on quality project deliverables to ensure high technical outputs
  • Provide strategic leadership on the development of programming that recognizes the challenges faced by conflict-affected youth
  • Support programmatic M&E and indicator tracking in conjunction with project teams and M&E department
  • Ensure work plans and spending plans in line with donor budgets are developed and maintained by supporting Project Coordinators, Managers and Area Managers
  • Lead on the transition of program teams regarding the split of Area Officer and the transition from leadership by a PDM to technical supervision by a Specialist in compliance with co-op
  • Develop and lead on conducting needs assessments (in collaboration with Area Program teams, Protection team and M&E team), baseline, mid-and end-evaluations
  • Represent NRC with relevant donors, government ministries, and in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings in country
  • Create strong linkages with other Education and Child Protection actors, and ensure strong referral pathways are in place
  • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between Education and other NRC programmes to move toward integrated programming (focus on WASH and ICLA)
  • Provide support and input to the recruitment processes for all Education staff
  • Accountable for organisational learning from programme implementation, sharing of best practice and capacity building

Critical Interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Programme development: Core Competencies section (HO Oslo, Region, in-country), Country Program Department, Area Programme teams
  • Proposal development: Area Managers, Project Managers and Coordinators, Program Department
  • Quality control/ support: Area Managers, Project Managers and Coordinators
  • Capacity development: Education staff

Scale and Scope of the Position:

  • No direct management of staff but technical supervision and close support and capacity building of Education team
  • Stakeholders: UN agencies (focus on UNICEF), Protection Sector and Working Groups, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies
  • Budget: Not a budget holder, but oversight and support of the Education team financial management and budgeting within new grants development
  • Information: Information resources the post holder is responsible for include GORS, Agresso, Intranet
  • Legal or compliance: Legal or compliance responsibility for donors’ contractual obligations, beneficiary personal data, GDPR, SSD

Required Generic Professional Competencies for this Position

  • Minimum: 4 years of experience within a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Minimum: 2 years of Education expertise (as Specialist/TA or Project Manager)
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Required Context/Specific Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin region and north-eastern Nigeria context specifically
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes
  • Experience in team capacity building
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Experience with youth/adolescent programming, particularly vocational training is desired
  • Experience with alternative education in a humanitarian context an asset
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required
  • Candidates with an advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu.

We Offer

  • Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (12 months extendable/renewable provided positive performance and funding)
  • Salary: Grade 9 according to NRC’s salary grid and compensation and benefits policy
  • Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • Designation of duty station: Non-Family duty station
  • Designation of position: Non accompanied position
  • Travels: up to 40% of travels within country and eventually outside country to be expected

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this position

 

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.

Application Deadline 21st August, 2019.




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