Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Emergency to Reliance Consortium Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Scope and purpose: 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has been working in north-eastern Nigeria since June 2015, implementing Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Shelter, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Camp Management, and Education activities to benefit internally displaced, returnee, and host communities. NRC's WASH Core Competency (CC) is currently implementing projects focused on sustainable access to clean water, behavioural change, environmental footprint, and enhancing the community of practice.

The Emergency to Resilience (E2R) Consortium aims to meet the essential needs (including access to land, food, health and nutrition, income, protection, shelter, WASH) of host and displaced populations resulting in better living conditions and improved coping capacity, leading to self-reliant communities. The E2R response adopts a multi-tiered approach to address the emergency lifesaving needs in Michika and Madagali and to foster the transition and local integration of IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) in Yola, South and Numan. Both tiers will adopt an area-based comprehensive approach.

The E2R partners, NRC, IRC (International Rescue Committee), DRC (Danish Refugee Council), JDCP (Justice Development and Peace Commission), and BBC Media Action, have clear added value and sectoral expertise to offer within Adamawa State in Yola South, Numan, Michika, and Madagali, fostering IDPs' local integration and providing life-saving Emergency Response. They join forces to provide a comprehensive area-based response. All partners are established in Adamawa and have a current footprint, community acceptance, and knowledge of the context, which will be leveraged to inform the intervention. 

Although the position is hosted by NRC, there will be separation and independence of the Consortium Manager and consortium management unit to ensure equal representation of all consortium members.

Role and responsibilities

Provide overall direction and leadership to the consortium to ensure seamless operations, leveraging complementarity among partners Coordinate with consortium members to ensure high-quality implementation of activities, compliance with donor and consortium rules, and accountability to beneficiaries Oversee day-to-day management of the project, including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and budget spending, ensuring the project is always on scope and schedule Represent the consortium towards relevant stakeholders, including national authorities, donors, and counterparts, promoting the best interests of consortium partners Line manage and supervise the work of the Consortium Management Unit; carry out any needed recruitments, including for consultants Lead the consultations, Design, and preparation process of the next phase of the Consortium based on evidenced needs, donor expectations, and drawing from partners' diverse expertise Contribute to Fundraising initiatives to diversify the Consortium's portfolio, actively seeking new relationships with donors and developing funding proposals Oversee and monitor the consortium partners' spending, Manage the Consortium Management Unit budget.  Ensure effective Coordination and communication among consortium members, steering and technical committees, programmatic and finance/support teams across partners

Professional competencies

Advanced university degree in International Development, Social or Human Sciences, or Project Management Minimum seven years of experience in the sector, with progressively increasing responsibilities in humanitarian crises contexts At least three of those years in a leadership position involving the management and coordination of similarly sized, international donor-supported programmes Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams Experience in complex and volatile settings Professional proficiency in English Specific knowledge and experience of the context in Nigeria is desirable Experience working with the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) Demonstrated experience in response management and international best practice Knowledge of the dynamics of ethnic communities and regulatory frameworks

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What we offer;

24-month contract duration with possibility of extension. Grade 9 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. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative. An opportunity to work in one of the largest humanitarian emergencies and have an impact in a neglected context.

Deadline for applications: 1st June 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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