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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

NGO Jobs at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title: Livelihoods and Food Security Officer

Job Identification: 11351
Location: Jos, Plateau
Employment Type: Contract
Job Category: Livelihood and Food Security
Duration of contract: 6 months renewable
Grade: 5 in NRC’s grading structure
Reporting line: Livelihoods and Security Coordinator Nigeria Jos

Job Description

  • NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement-affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection.
  • NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). With a workforce of 370 staff and a presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa State) and JOS (in Plateau State), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria.
  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees.
  • In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Monguno,  Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator to join our team in Jos, Plateau State.
  • You will be responsible for Livelihoods and Food Security project implementation activities, planning design and stakeholders engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct livelihoods assessments to determine most viable income generating activities.
  • Responsible for coordination with all key stakeholders and register project beneficiaries
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and partners in training of beneficiaries on small scale business and income generating activities.
  • Coordinate the food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with relevant partners working in the same implementation areas
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop team of food assistants
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities.

Qualifications
We are looking for persons (Nigeria Nationals Only) with:

  • B.Sc in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
  • Work experience from the Borno context preferred
  • Experience and understanding of Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) both farm and off farm.
  • Proven experience in Income Generation Activities and Vocational Skills Trainings
  • Experience in beneficiary skills trainings and distribution of conditional business grants or small business startup kits.
  • Experience from working in livelihoods and food security humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge of the context in Northeast Nigeria
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with respects.

What’s in it for you?
Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility:

  • At NRC we think creatively. 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.
  • Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies.
  • NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator

Job Identification: 11349
Location: Jos, Plateau
Employment Type: Contract
Job Category: Livelihood and Food Security
Duration of contract: 6 months renewable
Grade: 7 in NRC’s grading structure
Reporting line: Area Manager

Job Description

  • NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM).
  • With a workforce of 370 staff and a presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa state) and JOS (in Plateau state), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria.
  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees.
  • In addition to the Country Office and the above mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-offices structures in Dikwa, Monguno,  Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator to join our team in Jos, Plateau State.
  • You will be responsible for the overall  Livelihoods and Food Security project implementation activities as well as contributing to proposal development and project design and development for the Jos area office

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordination with all key stakeholders to ensure registration of project beneficiaries according to selected criteria.
  • Ensure that procurement is timely and accordance with procedures and policy.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and partners on strengthening farmer and herder capacity, through integrated agricultural and livestock activities, training of beneficiaries on sustainable small-scale business and income generating activities for youth.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the planning and design of Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA), inputs support, cash for work programs, income generating activities, business grants delivery modalities & mechanisms, capacity strengthening techniques and modules, taking into consideration seasonality, preferences, market needs, value chain addition in consideration to the market system
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders (ADPs, FAO, FADAMMA, Entrepreneurship development institute) to participant in project implementation and to avoid overlaps.
  • Contribute to the design of Livelihood and Food Security component and M&E system/ indicators, including electronic systems.
  • Undertake needs, vulnerability, post-training and post-distribution survey/ assessments to determine project performance and progress.
  • Undertaking food security assessments and analysis.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc in Agronomy, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Crop Science and other related
  • Experience working as an Agricultural Extension Agent, income generating, and rural livelihoods system.
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in related position.
  • Work experience from the plateau context preferred
  • Start-up of livelihoods and food security programs
  • Good understanding of climate smart agriculture (CSA)
  • Good understanding of Plateau State Agricultural Zones and FADAMA
  • Experience with Multi sector approaches
  • Work experience of implementing cash/voucher and in-kind distribution of farming inputsand small scale Start-up cash grant and Cash for work activities.
  • Solid understanding of Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) both farm and off farm.
  • Demonstrated experience in livelihoods programming including income generating activities, (IGAs), VSLAs, Value chain addition, Farmer Field School (FFS)and livestock production and management.
  • Good understanding of integrated IGA and Agricultural project development, management and monitoring.
  • Experience in Cash and voucher assistance (CVA)
  • Work experience in implementation through remote access and monitoring
  • Able to speak fluent English and Hausa languages
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Good communication skills
  • Previous experience in conflict and peace resolution
  • Preferable knowledge of the following: GIZ procedures.

What’s in it for you?
Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility:

  • At NRC we think creatively. 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.
  • Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies.
  • NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Driver

Job Identification: 11350
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Contract
Job Category: Logistics
Duration of contract: 6 months renewable
Grade: 2 in NRC’s grading structure
Reporting line: Logistics Coordinator

Job Description

  • The Driver with the supervision of the Logistics Coordinator is responsible for safely transporting NRC staff/visitors and equipment/materials to approved destinations in NRC Nigeria (Abuja and environs) while ensuring the vehicles are always in good and functional working conditions at all times.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate about contributing and supporting humanitarian services delivery to join our team in Abuja,  we would like to hear from you.
  • NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement-affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection.
  • NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM).
  • With a workforce of 370 staff and a presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa State) and JOS (in Plateau State), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria.
  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees.
  • In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.

Responsibilities

  • The driver shall strictly follow the Nigerian traffic law, rules and speed limits and shall drive in a safe and defensive manner.
  • In the event of an accident, the driver shall ensure that all steps, rules and regulations are followed, including filling in the incident report.
  • The driver is responsible for cleaning and performing the daily check on the vehicle and shall ensure that it is in a safe running condition. He/she is also responsible for checking the oil level, water level, batteries, brakes, tyres, etc; and that the vehicle is at all times equipped with a first aid kit, a good spare tyre and all prescribed tools and equipment. He/she will report promptly and in writing to NRC is some tools are missing.
  • The driver is responsible for logging in (on the logbook) all trips and ensuring that other drivers that may use the vehicle do the same.
  • The driver should ensure that the fuel tanks as a rule should always be completely full, if possible, and the quantity of litres dispensed should be properly recorded in the logbook.
  • The driver shall ensure that all required licenses, insurance cards and vehicle permits are valid and available in the vehicle including accident reports. He/she must also ensure that own driving license and other relevant driving papers are up to date.
  • The driver shall follow the instructions provided in the NRC’s Driver Manual.
  • The driver is responsible for performing minor repairs if needed while major repairs should be reported to the supervisor before making arrangements.
  • Ensure the assigned vehicle is always in good working condition and meets NRC safety and security standards
  • Be flexible to work any shift during the 24 hrs day i.e. 08.00 a.m to 4.00p.m; 4.00p.m to 12.00 a.m; 12.00 a.m to 08.00 a.m including weekends and public holidays.

Qualifications
Professional competencies for this position:

  • Candidates should possess a High School Certificate with relevant work experience.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience from working as a driver in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Geographical area knowledge
  • Fluency in English and local languages.

What’s in it for you?
Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility:

  • At NRC we think creatively. 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.
  • Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies.
  • NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Logistics Team Lead

Job Identification: 11352
Location: Jos, Plateau
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Logistics
Duration of contract: 6 months renewable
Grade: 6 in NRC’s grading structure
Reporting line: Livelihoods and Security Coordinator Nigeria Jos

Job Description

  • NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement-affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM).
  • With a workforce of 370 staff and a presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa State) and JOS (in Plateau State), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria.
  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees.
  • In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate about contributing and supporting humanitarian services delivery and to join our team in Jos, Plateau State. We would like to hear from you.
  • The Logistics Team Leader with the supervision of the Area Manager is responsible for managing logistics staff, fleet, warehouse, assets and procurement to ensure effective, transparent, and accountable logistics support to the Norwegian Refugee Council programs in NRC Nigeria (Jos Area Office).
  • Liaise with program teams to ensure adequate logistical consideration for coordination and planning of program implementation.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to program teams on logistical elements of distribution and procurement planning.

Responsibilities
Transport and Fleet:

  • Managing and tracking all vehicles on the fleet, including movement planning and day-to-day allocation
  • Manage, maintain and repair vehicles in safe and efficient working order
  • Ensure that vehicles are checked on a daily basis and that regular service and maintenance is carried out as per the agreed schedule and are roadworthy in line with NRC standards an
  • Ensure vehicles documents are up to date and in line with Nigerian traffic rules.
  • Manage service agreements related to vehicle, generator maintenance and fueling. Monitor fuel consumption on both vehicles and generators and submit monthly reports
  • Receive travel requests, and maintain trip schedules and Staff Movement Board.

Asset Management:

  • Maintaining up-to-date control of all assets including tracking donor, value, and location, managing staff issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff
  • Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain asset condition reports.
  • Update Asset Register and send to the country office every month.

Warehousing and Stock Management:

  • Manage and maintain the physical warehouse.
  • Ensure quarterly stock check and reconciliation.
  • Ensure random spot check on the stock in the warehouse
  • Ensure all program stock is released through the NRC Stock release/requisition form and accompanied with a waybill to Beneficiaries/final delivery point
  • Ensure the budget holders and the Logistics Manager are informed about all stock under expired and other irregularities or discrepancies in the warehouse respectively.

Procurement and Supply:

  • Oversee procurement requirements at the Area Office; implement procurement as per approved guidelines, procedures, and forms (Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes, etc.)
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with the country office based on the procurement threshold
  • Take lead on due diligence process for all suppliers being handled at the Area Office level
  • Prepare a weekly summary of all outstanding purchase requisitions, showing the current status of the items and the date on which they are expected to be supplied to the projects
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on all logistics functions, identifying challenges in operations and solutions proposed
  • Updates and Manages the Procurement and contract tracker at the area level.

Qualifications
Professional competencies:

  • Candidates should possess a University Degree in Supply Chain Management / Purchasing and Supply or any other relevant field of study
  • Experience working as a Logistics Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Procurement certification such as CIPS is desirable
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English and Hausa is an added advantage.

Context / Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Office organization skills
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Good communication skills
  • Articulate
  • A high degree of accuracy.

What’s in it for you?
Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility:

  • At NRC we think creatively. 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.
  • Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies.
  • NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date
28th June, 2023 (11:04 PM).

Note

  • This position is open to Nigeria Nationals only.
  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
  • Female candidate are strongly advise to apply.
  • 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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