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  • Posted on: 20 June, 2016 Deadline: 27 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 5,000 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.
    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.

    ICLA Training Officer

     

    The ICLA Training Officer reports to the ICLA Programme Development Manager based in Maiduguri.

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
    • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, ICLA tools, handbooks and guidelines
    • Ensure that program training targets the correct audience in line with project proposals.
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
    • Responsible for development and managing funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
    • Overall management  and coordination of capacity building activities under ICLA
    • Ensure capacity building of all project staff and transfer key skills
    • Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community and coordinate with relevant authorities to design solutions to identified problems
    • In consultation and coordination with the Program Development Manager, develop context specific ICLA training materials for HLP including materials for information dissemination and visibility.
    • Design context specific training materials including modules and information dissemination material for Identity documentation
    • Support training activities for different audiences under the  ICLA Programme
    • Adapt and contextualize global training materials based on lessons learnt and evolving context, in a participatory manner
    • Contribute towards expansion of and strengthening of NRC’s network of relevant stakeholders in all operational areas
    • Support Monitoring and Evaluation activities through development of training reporting procedures  to feed into GORs and monthly reports on activities and progress
    • Ensure that NRC’s training activities are guided by and effectively abide by the humanitarian principles
    • Carry out any other duties as delegated by the Programme Development Manager / Area Manager

    Qualifications
    • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
    • Technical specific  knowledge from the humanitarian sector
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Experience in working independently in a results-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
    • Experience in facilitation of seminars and capacity building initiatives
    • Experience in developing context specific training materials  modules
    • Excellent command in Microsoft Applications
    • Documented technical  competences related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    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

    Context related skills, knowledge and experience
    • Knowledge of the displacement context in Nigeria
    • Experience with start-up program activities
    • Knowledge on Housing Land  and Property  and Identity Documentation concepts
    • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
    • Proven skills in transfer of training skills, Training of trainers
    • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
    Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri, and Fulani Languages is an added advantage

    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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    Security Coordinator

     

    NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter/NFI sectors. NRC is therefore seeking  Security Coordinator in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The Security Coordinator reports to the Security Adviser.

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    • Direct supervision of the Team Leader and oversight of the operator team of the Maiduguri Communications Monitoring Centre (CMC)
    • Ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures relating to the Maiduguri CMC are followed
    • Monitor compliance with NRC’s Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS)
    • Assist the Security Adviser with obtaining information, analysis and composing of documents
    • Attend Humanitarian Security meetings held in Maiduguri (eg. INSO, UNDSS, OCHA)
    • Develop networks locally with stakeholders and partner organisations
    • Seek technical advice and support from country Security Adviser.
    • Assist and advise the Security Adviser to ensure that the Maiduguri team is in compliance with NRC’s Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS)
    • Establish/maintain effective security information networks with external actors
    • Conduct briefings for new staff and visitors with regard to safety and security.
    • At request of the Area Manager / Security Adviser, brief staff on security related issues during NRC meetings.
    • Ensure the area team has appropriate communications equipment according to risk assessment.
    • Manage the flow of Security related information in a manner that protects information security principles and appropriately informs staff.

    Qualifications
    • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Security Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Knowledge of the context in North East Nigeria
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri, both written and spoken. Knowledge of other local languages in Borno State an advantage
    • Experience with start-up communications room

    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 – Community Liaison - Yobe (2 Positions)

     

    As part of the emergency response, the main focus for NRC will be targeted at the provision of protection through the ICLA legal aid program for conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC is implementing activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors.  NRC will implement the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme to assist people affected by displacement to exercise their Housing Land & property rights and identity documentation rights including civil documentation. NRC is therefore seeking an ICLA Assistant (Community Liaison) in Yobe, Nigeria for 2016. The ICLA Assistant reports to the ICLA Officer based in Yobe. The ICLA Community Liaison Assistant will contribute and assist the ICLA Project Officer and project Assistants in the following activities:

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
    • Assist in the implementation of all  ICLA activities involving community engagement
    • To establish and strengthen and maintain relations with community stakeholders local leaders and beneficiaries
    • Support collection of Monitoring and Evaluation  information to inform program design
    • Facilitate community engagement throughout the project cycle

    Qualifications
    • University Degree in Law from a recognized Nigerian University or any relevant social science degree
    • Must have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
    • 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
    • Strong understanding of the community profile , local cultures, traditional and religious  structures 
    • Competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
    • Fluency in the local languages of Hausa, Kanuri (Maiduguri), Fulani, Higgy, Bude, Marghi (Adamawa) and Bolewa, karekare, ngzim & bade for Yobe is a must.
    • Excellent communication skills ( written and Oral)
    • Evidence of significant involvement with the communities is an added advantage

    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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    ICLA Assistant – Community Liaison - Maiduguri (2 Positions)

     

    As part of the emergency response, the main focus for NRC will be targeted at the provision of protection through the ICLA legal aid program for conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC is implementing activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors.  NRC will implement the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme to assist people affected by displacement to exercise their Housing Land & property rights and identity documentation rights including civil documentation. NRC is therefore seeking an ICLA Assistant (Community Liaison) in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2016. The ICLA Assistant reports to the ICLA Officer based in Maiduguri. The ICLA Community Liaison Assistant will contribute and assist the ICLA Project Officer and project Assistants in the following activities:

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
    • Assist in the implementation of all  ICLA activities involving community engagement
    • To establish and strengthen and maintain relations with community stakeholders local leaders and beneficiaries
    • Support collection of Monitoring and Evaluation  information to inform program design
    • Facilitate community engagement throughout the project cycle

    Qualifications
    • University Degree in Law from a recognized Nigerian University or any relevant social science degree
    • Must have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
    • 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
    • Strong understanding of the community profile , local cultures, traditional and religious  structures 
    • Competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
    • Fluency in the local languages of Hausa and Kanuri is a must.
    • Excellent communication skills ( written and Oral)
    • Evidence of significant involvement with the communities is an added advantage

    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

    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 (ICLA Training Officer – 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 27th June, 2016 (any application received after the deadline will not be considered).

    • 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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