• Job Opportunities at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

  • Posted on: 20 October, 2016 Deadline: 30 October, 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 has recently started up with emergency activities in the area of Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Shelter and ICLA sectors in Nigeria in order to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs in the northeast.
    In the coming year, one of NRC’ main focus will be to provide the displacement affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local host communities including IDP camps in Borno State with adequate durable solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Finance Project Coordinator for NRC Field Office in Maiduguri - Nigeria. The Finance Coordinator reports to the Finance Manager, Nigeria.

    Finance Coordinator

     

    General Responsibilities

    • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other Finance tools and handbooks;
    • Implement NRC’s Financial systems, routines and procedures;
    • Support FM to maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows;
    • Management of finance Officers and Assistants;
    • Ensure proper filing of all support documents related to financial activities in NRC-Nigeria;
    • Support line managers in financial procedures and required support team trainings;
    • Develop plans in coordination with FM and field staff to ensure costs efficiency;
    • Provide regular analysis and reports for the projects;
    • Training & support to staff & budget holders with financial responsibilities;
    • Coordinate to support management to implement anti-corruption policy.
    • Specific Responsibilities
    • Ensure reconciliation of all balance accounts on a monthly basis;
    • Ensure proper filling of financial documents according to donor requirements;
    • Following up and ensuring that advances are settled in a timely manner;
    • Coordinate with field and CO finance staff for scanning and archiving of financial document;
    • Ensure that all costs are booked into agresso on a daily, weekly and monthly basis;
    • Adequate supervision of 1 finance officer and 2 finance Assistants;
    • Coordinate weekly meetings between finance staff for information sharing;
    • Ensure that staff salaries are properly recorded in agresso according to budgetary allocations;
    • Follow up on cash projections and cash availability for program activities;
    • Ensuring that all payment vouchers are properly stamped “PAID” before filing;
    • Performing and following up on any other duties assigned by line manager.

    Qualifications

    • Experience from working as a finance Coordinator or Officer in a humanitarian 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.

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Reporting
    • Delegating
    • Coaching
    • Organization
    • Team player
    • Management

    Behavioural Competencies:

    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • Managing performance and development
    • Analyzing
    • Handling insecure environments
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Negotiating

    Personal qualification

    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Managing performance and development
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • 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:  Until December 31st, 2016 (with possibility for extension)
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale, terms and conditions
    Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

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    Programme Manager

     

    General Responsibilities

    • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other Shelter tools and handbooks;
    • Line management of project staff;
    • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
    • Contribute to Shelter strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps;
    • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Shelter projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from the PDM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality;
    • Provide regular progress reports to the line manager;
    • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist;
    • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities;
    • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills;
    • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

     

    Specific Responsibilities
    Line Management. Responsible for the direct line management of Shelter project team;
    Project & Budget Management - Under the supervision of Shelter Manager, responsible for the successful delivery of Shelter.
    Strategy Development - Support the Shelter Manager in developing and/or revising the Core Competency Strategies for Shelter by providing Area-level analysis and recommendations for needs and response options;
    Technical Support - Providing technical support and leadership to partners and communities implementing Shelter;
    Emergency Response or related activities - This includes ensuring compliance with relevant minimum standards and collaborative engagement with the Shelter working group in developing minimum technical standards, SOPs and guidance;
    Assessments - In collaboration with the Shelter Manager, overseeing assessments undertaken by NRC;
    Perform any other task assigned by the SHELTER & Program Manager.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years of experience of project implementation in humanitarian/recovery contexts;
    • Minimum 2 years of Technical Shelter and Emergency Response experience;
    • 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 context of Northeast Nigeria
    • Experience with start-up activities
    • Experience in household training and in infrastructure maintenance

    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:  Until December 31st, 2016 (with possibility for extension)
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale, terms and conditions
    Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

    Deadline for application is October 27th, 2016 (any application received after the deadline will not be considered).

    Method of Application

    Applicants can submit their application letter, copy of a valid national identification (National Passport, Driver’s License, National Identity Card or Voter’s Card) and an updated CV to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no .The title of the position (Finance Coordinator) or (Shelter Project Coordinator - Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    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 favor 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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