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  • Posted on: 30 May, 2016 Deadline: 5 June, 2016
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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.
    In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.

    Shelter Team Leader

     

    In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter/NFI sectors. NRC is therefore seeking  Shelter TL in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The Shelter TL reports to the Shelter Program Development Manager.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • The Team Leader holds overall responsibility for management of the Technical and Social activities of the Shelter project including: project planning and implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Coordinate the Shelter activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans;
    • Ensure that all program data are accurately collected and reported; the shelter assistance is in fact provided to selected and approved beneficiaries; the quality and quantity of construction materials distributed; the  shelter completion and occupancy;
    • To assess the shelter construction training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans;
    • Ensure that all programming, administrative and logistical tasks are promptly and correctly completed in accordance with NRC policies, procedures and guidelines;
    • Represent NRC in meetings and promote exchange of information with relevant external actors;
    • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements;
    • Remain current on all issues related to Shelter Programming and ensure that staff maintain and update their knowledge;
    • Coordinate strategy and approach with other NRC offices and personnel;
    • Conduct staff meetings and produce regular reports;
    • Maintain updated and precise records on the geographical location of NRC beneficiaries;
    • Supervise and support the daily work of all shelter program staff;
    • Monitor and account for the statistical outputs of the team;
    • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on upcoming activities, progresses and achievements made in the designated areas of responsibility;
    • Ensure correct implementation of NRC Security Policy;
    • Maintain a close line of communication and cooperation with all relevant NRC counterparts in the country;
    • Provide in-advance input on the overall program strategy and decisions in the designated area of responsibility;
    • When requested by the supervisor, participate in strategy and coordination meetings with national and international stakeholders;
    • Performs any other duties as requested by the shelter Program Development Manager.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in civil engineering or related fields in development
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience from working with shelter/NFI, houses construction/repair projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
    • Must have knowledge of emergency, transitional and permanent shelter construction requirements and protocols
    • Familiarity with international minimum standards of shelter service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
    • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required.
    • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
    • Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts
    • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required,
    • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, ARC GIS and Google Earth is strongly desirable
    • Must be able to work under pressure 

    Personal qualification

    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Ability to work in insecure environments
    • 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 offer

    • Commencement: ASAP
    • Contract period: 31st December, 2016 (with possibility of extension)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    • Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

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    ICLA Assistant (7 Positions)

     

    Location: Maiduguri

    In the coming year, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. In addition, NRC will continue the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme; this is a protection programme that aims to assist people affected by displacement resolve housing, land and property disputes as well as assisting clients with civil documentation (identify documents, birth certificates etc.) problems. NRC is therefore seeking an ICLA Assistant in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2016. The ICLA Assistant reports to the ICLA Officer based in Maiduguri.

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
    • Assist in the direct Implementation of  the  Identity documentation ICLA activities; in particular information sessions, counselling sessions and capacity building trainings on Civil documentation and optimise opportunities for synergies
    • Assist In the Documentation of  project achievements and deliverables including compiling periodic reports
    • Contribute in the development of training materials and information dissemination materials adapted to the location and context
    • Engage in community mobilisation and beneficiary engagement
    • Provide  updates and  contribute to an updated M& E system in the country
    • Integrate gender, protection and advocacy priorities during ICLA project implementation
    • Contribute to the development of the ICLA strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs for Nigeria

    Qualifications
    • University Degree in Law from a recognized Nigerian University, and a thorough knowledge of Nigerian law;
    • Work experience in the field of law (e.g. courts, attorney or legal aid agencies), preferably experience in working with clients;
    • Valid membership to the Nigerian Bar Association
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Fluency in Hausa and in one or more of the national/regional languages

    Personal qualification
    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Ability to work in insecure environments
    • 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 offer
    • Commencement: As soon as possible
    • Contract period: 31st December 2016 (with possibility of extension)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    • Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

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    Water Network Design / Rehabilitation Consultant

     

    In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC initially started activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. NRC is therefore seeking services of a qualified Water Network Rehabilitation Consultant to carry out water network rehabilitation design in IDP Host community Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) of Borno State with the aim of providing adequate safe and clean water. The Water Network Design / Assessment Consultant reports to the Programme Development Manager - WASH.

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    Under the overall supervision of the WASH Programme Development Manager, the Water Network rehabilitation Consultant will:
    • Assess and Design the existing water network to upgrade and or extend to none reached areas with supervision from NRC and in collaboration with others stakeholders recommended by NRC;
    • Prepare Bill of Quantity for the water network rehabilitation in Excel format;
    • Supervise the contractor in the water network rehabilitation implementation with NRC staff when applicable during the work load period;
    • Prepare the working drawings in AutoCAD or any other CAD format software;
    • Modeling the network system on Epanet or waterCaD or any technical software in water supply approved by NRC;
    • Prepare progress report and activity report;
    • Any other tasks as required by NRC WASH Programme Development Manager.
     
    Qualifications
    • Degree in Civil Engineering, geology, Water Resources engineering and other WASH related courses. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Experienced in water network design, upgrading and rehabilitation
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization;
    • Five-eight years in water reticulation design and implementation
    • Advanced knowledge in engineering softwares e.g. CAD, E-panet, WaterCAD, Civil 3D etc.
    • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
    • Proven capacity to supervise contractors successfully
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
    • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
    • Commitment to and understanding of NRC’s vision, mission, core values and humanitarian principles
    • Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
    • Fluency in written and spoken English

    Personal qualification
    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Ability to work in insecure environments
    • 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 offer
    • Commencement: ASAP
    • Contract period: 2 Months (with possibility of extension)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    • Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate can submit their application letter and updated CV to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position (Shelter TL- Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline for application is 6th June, 2016 (any application received after the deadline will not be considered).

    Note

    • Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • Please note that to apply at NRC is FREE!!!
    • NRC does not ask for money or any form of favour for submission of application or employment.

    The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.

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