Shelter & Settlements Specialist at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Shelter & Settlements Specialist

Job Identification: 2282
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Category: Shelter
Job Schedule: Full time

Duties and responsibilities

  • The Shelter Specialist will provide technical oversight and strategic direction to Country and Area offices to further the development of the Shelter Core Competency (CC).
  • The Specialist will provide quality assurance for all projects, develop a collaborative country strategy, capacity build staff through mentoring and training to increase the technical capacity of the staff, and develop a donor strategy to further grow the program.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and lead on the Shelter Core Competence strategy
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support to the implementation team
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Lead the process on proposals, budgets, modifications, project reviews and reporting and ensure high technical quality
  • Support programmatic M&E and indicator tracking in conjunction with project teams and M&E department
  • Ensure work plans and spending plans in line with donor budgets are developed and maintained by supporting Project Coordinators, Managers and Area Managers
  • Develop and lead on conducting needs assessments (approved by the HoP, and in collaboration with Area Program teams, Protection team and M&E team), baseline, mid-and end-evaluations
  • Represent NRC with relevant donors, government ministries, and in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings in-country
  • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between Shelter and other NRC programmes to move toward integrated programming
  • Accountable for organizational learning from programme implementation, sharing of best practice, systematic training, and capacity building

Required Experience and Competencies

  • Minimum First Level University/Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced degree is preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of experience within a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Minimum 2 years of shelter expertise (as Specialist/TA or Project Manager)
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin region and north-eastern Nigeria context specifically
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes
  • Experience in team capacity building
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with youth/adolescent programming, particularly vocational training is desired
  • Experience with alternative Shelter in a humanitarian context an asset
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • Contract Duration: 12 months, with possible extension
  • Travel: 40%
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale.
  • NRC offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Application Closing Date
12th July, 2021; by 5:10 PM.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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