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  • Posted: Jul 7, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 23, 2020
  • 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, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
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    Regional Media And Communications Adviser (Re-Advertisement)

    The role holder will be the media focal point for NRC in the region. The RMCA will produce content for NRC’s communication channels, provide communications and media support to the Country Offices (COs), pioneer the creative use of media tools in delivering impact within our humanitarian programmes and support a broad range of communication activities from Regional Office and Head Office

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Establish the format and cycle of country communications plan development, and maintain oversight of these plans;
    • Initiate, produce and support the production of strong communication products to enhance NRC’s influencing work, build its profile across audiences, as well as public engagement and fundraising;
    • Pitch and manage interviews, press releases and field visits to international and local media outlets to draw attention to humanitarian needs and neglected crises, NRC’s work and public advocacy issues;
    • Manage media interviews of NRC staff;
    • Provide media interview training for NRC staff;
    • Ensure the regional social media platforms are updated on a regular basis as agreed with HO media;
    • Produce and update regular media talking points and support NRC’s contingency communications plans; including rapid reactive responses to events in the region
    • Coordinate content harvesting in the region on behalf of NRC HO with fundraising purpose;
    • Participate in programme design processes to advise how media and communications tools could be used to enhance NRC’s programme delivery for greater impact;
    • Train country teams to develop appropriate donor visibility and fulfill their donor visibility obligations;
    • Prepare periodic reports and summaries for the management on regional and national media activities and share these with the Regional Director
    • Develop and maintain a strong media network for the region, including building relations with journalists and content developers
    • Establish and maintain a network of freelance content teams such as photographers and video editors based in the region. 

    More details can be found in this job description


    • University degree in Media, Communications or any course relevant to the role is required
    • Three years’ of senior work experience as a media/communications role – preferably related to development/humanitarian crises or an established career in media within the East Africa and Yemen region;
    • Experience in producing: Content for different target audiences, social media content, photos and videos and editing the same
    • Demonstrated ability to find new and creative media and communication angles on stories and pitches;
    • Field experience from complex emergencies is desirable;
    • Fluency in written and verbal English is essential

    Personal qualities

    • Good communicator with strong networking skills
    • Ability to multitask with large workload and manage work pressure with limited supervision
    • Well-structured and with an ability to deliver on short deadlines
    • Patient, flexible and creative; it helps to have a sense of humor
    • Diplomatic and ability to communicate openly and with respect
    • Ability to work effectively with others across a broad range of topics and contexts.

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    Grants Coordinators – Multiple (Kenyan National Position)

    NRC is recruiting three grants coordinators based with NRC East Africa & Yemen regional office. The Grants Coordinators are member staff of the NRC Regional Office. The main purpose of the position is to coordinate project and donor proposals and ensure efficient grants administration, including timely and quality reporting

    • One will have specific duties to support existing consortia in the region, and particularly the BRCiS (Building Resilient Communities in Somalia) Consortium. Contract duration is 12 months renewable subject to funding
    • One will provide essential grant management support to the Grants Manager in delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC Somalia strategy. Contract duration is 12 months renewable subject to funding
    • One will support the remaining projects handled by the East Africa and Yemen regional office. Contract Duration is until 30 June 2021

    Duties and responsibilities

    Documentation and Reporting

    • Coordinate and consolidate reports for donors, partners, ensuring all reporting requirements of donors are delivered on time and in a quality manner
    • Support the Head of Programme Support Unit, Grants Manager or BRCiS programme Manager by responding to information requests, drafting success stories, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the various core competency programs.
    • Ensure quality of program writing, reports and informal updates.
    • Ensure the grants tracker of all projects is up to date. 

    Program Quality

    • Maintain program files and ensure copies of donor concept notes, proposals, contracts and reports are correctly filed.
    • Ensure that all programme staff and partners are aware of requirements and conditions of grant agreements and contracts, through the use of the PCM (Go-no go/proposal planning meeting/grant opening/mid/closing meetings) and other methods.
    • Ensure that grant coordination systems and processes are successfully implemented across the life of the grant. Ensure that key controls are in place to support effective management of the funding portfolio and compliance with the donor requirements.
    • Design and conduct capacity building on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and grants management

    Program Development

    • Contribute to new and existing program designs to ensure donor rules and regulations are met
      Review and edit all grants and proposals ensuring logical flow and continuity across the document.
    • Support the Head of Programme Support Unit, Grants Manager or BRCiS Program Manager with the development of strategy and/or position papers.
    • Work with programme teams and partners to coordinate and draft concepts and proposals
    • Ensure that the parts of the budget related to program outputs correspond with the proposal narrative and logframe before submission for review.

    Communications and Representation

    • Develop and implement communications strategy in conjunction with the Head of Programme Support Unit, Grants Manager or BRCiS Program Manager
    • Ensure compliance with all donor/organizational communications initiatives.
    • Facilitate information sharing among internal and appropriate external audiences.
    • Carry out tasks on a need basis in agreement with the Head of Programme Support Unit, Grants Manager or BRCiS Program Manager


    • University degree in project management
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
    • Relevant experience from project management and grants coordination in the humanitarian sector
    • Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
    • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations. Excellent understanding of DFID and EU rules and regulations in particular will be an asset
    • Skills and experience in coordinating proposal development processes with multiple partners
    • Skills and experience in report writing
    • Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
    • Mentoring and capacity development skills
    • Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
    • Above average computer skills

    Personal qualities

    • Planning and delivering results
    • Working with people
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • Strong Analysis skills
    • Handling insecure environments

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Application Deadline 23/07/2020

    We are looking for someone who will establish long-term media relationships in the region, and support eight Country Offices within EA&Yemen region, with developing media/communications strategies and capacity, and better integrating media within programmes. 

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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