Norwegian Refugee Council
Since 2015, NRC Nigeria 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). In 2021, NRC reached out to over 269,000 people with assistance.
The crisis in Nigeria is marked by brutal violence against civilians, causing acute humanitarian needs and displacement. In the northeast, the 13-year conflict has shattered lives, infrastructure, basic services, and social fabric.
Two million people are internally displaced across Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states. Approximately half of these live within local communities, increasing pressure on scarce resources. Access to food is limited, particularly in Borno state, where most families are already facing crisis levels of food insecurity. Civilians, including aid workers, continue to be the target of deadly attacks by non-state armed groups, and transport corridors are persistently insecure.
In the northwest and north-central regions, violence and displacement are rooted in disputes over land and resources, which have been worsened by climate change. Criminality is on the rise.
Livelihood opportunities are scarce, and children face an uncertain future, unable to access quality education. Many families have lost identity papers while fleeing or never obtained them, hindering their access to essential services.
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What you will do:
In this position, you will:
- Line management for project staff.
- Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
- Contribute to the development of Country, Area, and Protection from Violence strategies, and initiate and participate in the development of relevant Protection from Violence projects.
- Coordinate and manage Protection from Violence Core Competency project implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements.
- Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
- Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Protection from Violence Specialist.
- Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
- Develop and manage project budget (in cooperation with Coordinators) and coordinate across Core competencies.
- Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
- Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
- Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
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What you will bring:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related to Protection (law) social work, social science, humanities, or other related degree
- Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior-level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
- Experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
- Technical Protection from Violence expertise.
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
Context/Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:
- Knowledge of NGO operations and humanitarian sector dynamics in Borno State is an advantage
- Demonstrated background and knowledge of major humanitarian donors, particularly BHA (Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance), ECHO (European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations),
- Relevant experience in Site Management (SM), having practiced mobile site management (SM) and Urban displacement out of camp (UDOC)
- Demonstrated experience in successfully managing, and capacity-building a multicultural team
- Previous experience in partnerships with local governments and CBOs, providing capacity building, coaching, and collaborating on project design and implementation
- Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas under strenuous conditions
- Experience managing projects relating to camp/collective site management, out-of-camp/urban community management, community-based protection, community services, or community capacity building in a humanitarian or recovery context.
- Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Experience with start-up or expansion of new programs
- Fluency in Hausa and one other spoken language in Borno Central and/or Borno Northtry programmes and donors
- Experience of working with consortia
What we offer:
- Duty station: Maiduguri, Nigeria
- Contract: 12-month contract (possible extension, dependent on performance & funding)
- Travel: up to 50%
- Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s scale with accompanying terms and conditions
- NRC is an equal opportunities employer. 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.
Important information about the application process:
- To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email, or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
- When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
- Submit your application and CV in English, ensuring to attach your latest CV.
- Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
- We receive many applications for each vacant position, as a result only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application by 20th February 2024.
- If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]with the job title as the subject line.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.
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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:
- do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
- join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
- be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.
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