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  • Posted on: 17 November, 2016 Deadline: 20 November, 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 and the north-east with adequate WaSH, Food Security, Shelter, ICLA amongst other durable solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Project Officer - WaSH Technical in NRC Field Office in Maiduguri - Nigeria. The Project Officer WaSH Technical reports to the Project Coordinator - WASH, Nigeria.

    Project Officer - WaSH Technical - 2 positions

     

    General Responsibilities

    • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other NRC tools and handbooks;
    • Coordinate the WASH activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans;
    • Assist the WASH Project Coordinator in all aspects of WASH programs planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Develop technical specifications and bills of quantities (BOQ) for works;
    • Assess the wash training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans;
    • Conducts water quality testing and sanitary inspection at water points;
    • Provides technical assistance to the WASH Program Development Manager and local counterparts on issues of WASH information and communication strategies;
    • Assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance;
    • Assists in the compilation of weekly and monthly wash reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgets;
    • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements;
    • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The Officer is expected to achieve the following during this contract period;
    • Water and sanitation infrastructure construction (Boreholes, latrines,)
    • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
    • Preparing weekly progress reports and others documents required for the water and sanitation infrastructures such as boreholes, latrines,
    • Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Coordinator

    Qualifications

    • Higher diploma in civil or water engineering or public health (BAC+5) minimum
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with wash projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
    • Previous 2 years work experience in community based Water and Sanitation programs; Work experience with an INGO is desirable
    • Must have knowledge of emergency Water supply, Hygiene, Sanitation requirements and protocols
    • Familiarity with international minimum standards of Water and Sanitation 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
    • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
    • Knowledge of the context of Northeast Nigeria
    • Experience with start-up activities

    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
    • Planning and delivering results
    • 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: 12 Months
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State with 50% to field visit

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    Project Officer - WaSH

     

    General Responsibilities

    • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other NRC tools and handbooks;
    • Coordinate the Hygiene promotion (HP) and community mobilization (CM) activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
    • Assists the WASH Project Coordinator in all aspects of HP and CM programs planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
    • Assists in the identification of communities/IDPs Hygiene promotion needs
    • Develop tools and materials for HP and CM
    • Assess the HP and CM needs of the communities/IDPs and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
    • Conducts a training session on HP and CM for the local Hygiene Promoters
    • Working closely with the technical officer and Project Coordinator to assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance
    • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
    • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
    • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The Hygiene Promotion Officer is expected to achieve the following during this contract period.
    • Ensuring beneficiaries selection for the Non-food Items (NFI) distribution
    • Monitoring Hygiene Kits distribution within the communities
    • Train hygiene promotors
    • Preparing weekly progress reports and others documents required for NFI distribution
    • Assists in the compilation of weekly and monthly hygiene promotion reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgets
    • Active participation on hygiene promotion and nutrition sector working group
    • Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Coordinator

    Qualifications

    • Higher diploma in public health, social science or communication
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with hygiene promotion/communities mobilization projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
    • Must have a good knowledge of hygiene promotion in emergency/recovery context.
    • Familiarity with international minimum standards of water, hygiene, sanitation (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
    • Must have previous experience in training and Training of Trainers.
    • 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,

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Knowledge of the context of Northeast Nigeria
    • Experience with start-up activities
    • Experience Hygiene promotion in choleras outbreak context within the host communities and camps

    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
    • Planning and delivering results
    • 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: 12 Months
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State with 50% to field visit

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    Logistics Coordinator

     

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines and procedures and donor requirements;
    • Overall supervision of the logistics unit in the north – east;
    • Direct supervision, training and management of logistics team;
    • Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level;
    • Prepare and submit reports and analysis;
    • Ensure proper filing of all support documents;
    • Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings;
    • Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes (e.g. in procurement, vehicle management, asset management);
    • Ensure safe and efficient transport of staff and materials/goods;
    • Carry out any other duties as delegated by the Logistics / Area Manager and Management.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Supervision of ICT services;
    • Procurement: ensuring compliance of all NRC policies, maintaining an updated vendor’s database, prequalification of suppliers, developing coordinated procurement plans with project managers;
    • Transport management of rented or NRC owned vehicles, punctual rental of trucks;
    • Assets management;
    • Warehouse management;
    • Team management of Procurement officer, Warehouse Officer, Logs Officer;
    •  Training of logistics staff in procurement, warehousing, fleet management, anticorruption and any other training that is deemed important for proper functioning of Logistics department in all NRC field offices.

    Qualifications

    • Relevant university degree, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience;
    • Experience from working as a Logistics Coordinator 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;
    • Empowering and building trust;
    • Managing performance and development;
    • Experience with start-up projects.

    Personal qualification

    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Handling 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
    • Planning and delivering results

    We offer
    Commencement: As soon as possible
    Contract period: 6 Months (with possibility of extension)
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State,

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    Team Leader - Centre for Monitoring and Communication

     

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Ensure adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines and procedures
    • Overall supervision of the CMC.
    • Direct supervision and training of CMC operators.
    • Cover Communications Operator duties whenever required.
    • Ensure proper use of CMC equipment.
    • Ensure that correct communications / radio protocols and procedures are followed.
    • Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures for the CMC are followed.
    • Monitor compliance by CMC users of related SOPs, including Travel Instructions and Maiduguri Field Security Procedures -provide feedback on same to Security Coordinator
    • Provide technical support to Communications Operators as required.
    • Assist with preparation of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the CMC.
    • Assess status of the CMC and recommend upgrades as needed
    • Facilitate the clear and timely flow of appropriate communication within the CMC and to the Security Coordinator and interface departments (eg. Logistics Department)
    • Conduct daily checks of CMC equipment including communications equipment checks with Field staff – immediate reporting of equipment defects to Security Coordinator
    • Continuous monitoring of the CMC email address
    • Carry out any other duties as delegated by the Security Coordinator and Management

    Qualifications

    • Relevant university degree, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience.
    • Experience of working in a Communications Centre / Radio Room in a humanitarian context
    • Knowledge of VHF / HF Radio Protocols and Procedures
    • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri languages (minimum)
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Managing performance and development
    • Experience with start-up Monitoring and Communications projects

    Personal qualification

    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Handling 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
    • Planning and delivering results

    We offer
    Commencement: As soon as possible
    Contract period: 5 Months (with possibility of extension)
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State,

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    Communications Operator Assistant - 2 positions

     

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Ensure adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines and procedures
    • Conduct daily CMC activities whilst adhering to NRC’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Assist with the implementation of the support function according to SOPs
    • Ensure proper collation and storage of Information
    • Complete status reports and maintain databases as required within the CMC
    • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
    • Facilitate efficient communications and information flow for all field teams.
    • Log all communications and dispatch them without delay.
    • Keep all necessary messages sent/received by NRC communications systems strictly confidential.
    • Ensure that all NRC CMC users comply with proper communications procedures
    • Advise CMC Team Leader immediately of faults in the telecommunication networks / communications equipment and undertake all necessary action to provide a prompt reestablishment of service.
    • Monitor open source channels (TV, radio, social media, etc) collate and store relevant information  and update the Team Leader and Security Officer accordingly.
    • Receive Staff Feedback Forms and collate information for daily follow up by Team Leader
    • Carry out any other duties as delegated by the supervisor and Management

    Qualifications

    • Relevant university degree, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience.
    • Experience of working in a Communications Centre / Radio Room in a humanitarian context
    • Knowledge of VHF / HF Radio Protocols and Procedures
    • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri languages (minimum)
    • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
    • Contextual knowledge of north east Nigeria (Borno State) preferred.
    • Experience with start-up Monitoring and Communications projects

    Personal qualification

    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Handling 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
    • Planning and delivering results

    We offer
    Commencement: As soon as possible
    Contract period: 5 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 an updated CV to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no. The title of the position (Project Officer - WaSH - 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 November 20th, 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 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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