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Job Openings at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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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.

HUMANITARIAN ACCESS OFFICER - ROVING

In the coming months, 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 displaced affected population in surrounding north - eastern states with adequate WaSH, Food Security and livelihood, Shelter, ICLA, Education amongst other durable solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Roving Humanitarian Access Officer based in Maiduguri - Nigeria for 2017.
The Roving Humanitarian Access Officer will report to the Humanitarian Access Coordinator.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Participate on the access strategy implementation and work plan for NRC Nigeria
Travel to relevant LGAs/areas that NRC currently operating in or planning to operate new programs and facilitate the process
Update the actor mapping sheet with relevant contacts that influence the NRC operations in the northeast Nigeria
In close collaboration with Humanitarian Access Coordinator, build a network of key informants from the community, local authorities or gate keepers. 
Contribute in the humanitarian access tracking online sheet and keep records of any access challenges, solutions and lesson learned
Facilitate access for NRC activities at the field level and camps
Conduct access assessment in new areas based on programmatic demands
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Contribute to NRC access and program expansion to new areas
Support Access coordinator and facilitate training all staff based in N.E of Nigeria on humanitarian principles, negotiation and communication
Work closely with the emergency team to train new recruits on access related in newly accessible areas that NRC expanding too.

QUALIFICATIONS

Relevant university degree, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience.
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience within field of expertise in a humanitarian/recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Technical expertise and understanding of humanitarian access
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
Managing resources to optimize results
High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
Contextual knowledge of north east Nigeria (Borno State) preferred.
Experience in handling multiple data platforms and sources
Demonstrated experience in development of communication/information
Experience from working in information management and analysis in a humanitarian/recovery/security context

PERSONAL QUALIFICATION
Strong interpersonal skills, including capacities to negotiate with non-government stakeholders
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

WE OFFER

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract period: 8 Months till December 2017 (with possibility of extension)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
Duty station: Maiduguri - Borno State,

HUMANITARIAN ACCESS ASSISTANT

In the coming months, 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 displaced affected population in surrounding north - eastern states with adequate WaSH, Food Security and livelihood, Shelter, ICLA, Education amongst other durable solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Humanitarian Access Assistant based in Maiduguri - Nigeria for 2017.
The Humanitarian Access will report to the Roving Humanitarian Access Officer.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Participate on the Nigeria access strategy implementation
Travel to relevant LGAs/areas that NRC currently operating in or planning to operate new programs and facilitate the process
Contribute to NRC access and program expansion to new areas
Responsible for orientation of new recruits on access related in newly accessible areas that NRC is expanding to in the field.
Update the actor mapping sheet with relevant contacts that influence the NRC operations in the northeast Nigeria
In close collaboration with Humanitarian Access, build a network of key informants from the community, local authorities or gate keepers. 
Contribute in the humanitarian access tracking online sheet and keep records of any access challenges, solutions and lesson learned
Facilitate access for NRC activities at the field level and camps
Conduct access assessment in new areas based on programmatic demands
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
 Participate in community information and feedback sessions.
Support in organizing briefing and exchange meetings, workshops and trainings

QUALIFICATIONS
Relevant university degree, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience.
Minimum 1 year of relevant experience within field of expertise in a humanitarian/recovery context
Understanding of humanitarian access and HP
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Proficiency in English, Hausa and Kanuri languages
Contextual knowledge of north east Nigeria (Borno State) preferred.
Experience in community mobilization and engagement
Demonstrated experience in development of communication/information products

PERSONAL QUALIFICATION
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Strategic thinking
Working with people
Analysing
Highest standards of ethics and integrity
Handling insecure environments
Communicating with impact and respect
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
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: 8 months till December 31st, 2017 (with possibility of extension)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
Duty station: Maiduguri - Borno State,

TO APPLY
Applicants can submit their application letter, updated CV and copy of a valid means of National Identification (Passport, Driver’s License, National Identity Card or Voter’s card) to the following       e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position you apply for  must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.

DUE DATE: 10 May, 2017

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