Wednesday, 23 March 2016

More Jobs at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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 (NRC) is recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Shelter Team Leader
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno State
Contract period: 7 month
Tasks and Responsibilities 
  • Coordinate the Shelter activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Remain current on all issues related 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;
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the shelter Program Development Manager
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
Personal Qualification
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • 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
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments


Job Title: Shelter Assistant (Social)
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Slot: 3
Tasks and Responsibilities 
  • Implement and maintain NRC’s shelter procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure adherence to NRC’s policies and procedures
  • Ensure a that the beneficiaries and community are involved in the project implementation
  • Implement and maintain a filing system for all project documents according to procedures
  • To assist in the identification of community Shelter and NFIs needs
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Participate in the selection of beneficiaries and training for beneficiaries
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor M
  • Conduct regular meetings with community members to discuss program objectives, and mobilize the community participation and act as a mentor throughout the planning and implementation processes.
  • Guide the formation of beneficiaries selection committee and village committee
  • Train community project implementation committee members on the community based construction of the shelter project.
  • Routinely monitor the projects activities and feedback findings to the community members and other stakeholders
  • Ensure that the communities are continuously involved and kept up date with priority project developments
  • Responsible for generating weekly action plan
  • Monitor the progress of the construction of shelter
  • Assist in facilitating workshops, seminars, and trainings for the community.
Monitoring and Reporting:
  • Timely reporting, on a weekly and monthly basis, (identifying gaps, risks and bottlenecks that can obstruct proper implementation of activities)
  • Ensure documentation of project progress is ongoing
  • Prepare documentation for final handover and closure of project.
  • Mainstreaming
  • Promote the community-based approaches in the implementation of construction/rehabilitation projects and ensure mobilization of the communities for the building materials, construction activities and maintenance of structures.
  • Mainstream safer building messages into the shelter program
  • Mainstream, Environments and other relevant crosscutting issues
  • Ensure that all projects are as per Sphere standards and incorporate other humanitarian standards officer.
Qualifications
  • Experience with INGO or UN agencies for at least 3 years
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position's responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of written and verbal English
  • Knowledge of local language.
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.

Remuneration and Benefits
According to NRC's directions

Start Date  ASAP

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their Application letter and updated CV's to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  30th March, 2016.