Job Description



NRC has been operating in Nigeria since 2015 with the aim of supporting communities affected by displacement by addressing their Basic Needs, enhancing their resilience to future shocks, and improving their access to essential services through our six core competencies: WASH, Shelter, Education, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), LFS (Livelihood and Food Security), Camp Management, and Protection from Violence. In times of emergencies, NRC provides immediate assistance through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). 

With a staff of 370 and a presence in crucial locations such as Maiduguri, Yola, and Jos, NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by conflict in the North-East and North Central regions of Nigeria.

In Plateau State, NRC has been operating since 2021, implementing Education, Food Security, and ICLA activities in the Bassa, Bokkos, Riyom, Mangu, Wase, and Shendam Local Government Areas (LGAs). The Area Office is currently running an innovative program focusing on Conflict Resolution, peace education, Conflict Management, access to housing, property, and land rights, while also providing livelihoods support and education.

Roles and responsibilities

Represent NRC to all relevant authorities and perform all official duties related to NRC's operations in Plateau State, Nigeria Establish a positive work environment based on NRC's values Coordinate all program and operational activities at the area level Conduct regular field missions to monitor project implementation Lead area-level Grants Management, including grants opening, review, and closing meetings, in Coordination with the Grants Manager and Head of Programs Identify, initiate, and follow up on advocacy matters at the area level, in close coordination with the Advocacy Manager and Country Director Ensure that support functions are managed in accordance with NRC policies Ensure that legally binding financial contracts and payments at the area level comply with the authorization table's threshold limit Collaborate with the Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Manager to ensure that the Security Plan for the area is regularly updated Report any violations of NRC's personnel policies and Code of Conduct to the Country Director Ensure that NRC staff adheres to NRC's security rules and guidelines Ensure high-quality documentation of all NRC activities at the area level Develop approaches and activities that promote the Do No Harm principle through close monitoring of the context

Professional competencies

A minimum of four years of experience in a senior management role in a humanitarian, recovery, or development setting Experience working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the responsibilities of the position Proficiency in English, both written and verbal Some knowledge or experience in at least two of the following program areas is advantageous: cash-based interventions, market-based programming, food security and livelihoods, education (vocational training), protection, and peacebuilding Knowledge of the context in Nigeria or West Africa Experience with rapidly growing programs or startups Experience in supporting fundraising and the development of new proposals is an advantage Experience with Community Mobilization and engagement Experience in establishing relationships and coordinating with government and traditional leaders Experience with community-based development and grants management Ability to train and manage teams effectively for quality implementation (by listening, advising, supporting, resolving conflicts, motivating, etc.) Proven skills and experience in successfully managing field teams

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What we offer;

24-month contract duration with possibility of extension. Grade 10 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. Opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Deadline for applications: 26/05/2023

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

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Kindly send any questions that you may have in relation to the application process to: Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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