• Career Opportunities at Norwegian Refugee Council - 4 Positions

  • Posted on: 29 July, 2017 Deadline: 6 August, 2017
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  • 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
     

    Emergency Cash Manager (BRCiS Consortium)

     

    Job description

    • Generic Responsibilities
    • Provide strategic, technical guidance and standardization of technical approaches, tools, guidelines, assessments, monitoring and evaluation of cash-based emergency response within the BRICS-IRF consortium.
    • Support BRCiS members to ensure emergency activities are carried out in accordance with the Sphere Minimum Standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response.
    • Support BRCiS members to ensure adequate compliance with contractual commitments, monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency activities in accordance with humanitarian accountability framework, relevant humanitarian standards and essential environmental mitigation measures.
    • Ensure deadline requirements for the donor are met.
    • Networking and representing BRCiS at relevant coordination meetings, including cash working group.
    • Facilitate learning through reviews of progress against bench marks, collecting lessons learnt and best practices and facilitating dissemination of the same.
    • Ensure compliance and adherence to NRC BRCiS programme policy, tools and handbooks , for example with the development of IRF cash guidelines in close collaboration with the M&E advisor.
    • Specific Roles and Responsibilities are
    • Coordinate and consolidate BRCiS member reports including bi-weekly narrative reports, bi-weekly drought situation reports, etc
    • Follow-up and monitor the implementation of the programme; contribute to the consolidation of programme revisions as appropriate
    • Work with the Communicatoins & Advocacy Manager to coordinate collection of stories, case studies, pictures etc for raising the profile of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia
    • Maintain a constant and high level of communication with the consortium members
    • Respond and follow-up to ad-hoc donor requests
    • Attend drought advocacy and communication meetings and calls as appropriate
    • Coordinate and contribute to drought response proposals as appropriate.
    • Coordinate all cash responses closely with the ECHO supported CASH (Cash Alliance for Somalia HH Affected by Drought response) emergency programme, managed by NRC Somalia.
    • Coordinate together with other partners upcoming innovative approaches in hard to reach locations.
    • Emergency Drought response representation
    • Represent BRCiS at Somalia Cash Working Group Meetings, and other relevant coordination fora, in coordination with the BRCiS members and the Somalia Emergency Response Manager.
    • Coordinate with ECHO and DFID (and other potential donors) on specific drought emergency response actions.
    • Support members to collect, analyse and keep updated relevant market and other relevant socio-economic information to inform the cash programme design of the emergency response programme. Recommend and support the implementation of any adjustments needed based on contextual changes

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 years of relevant leadership/ management experience in disaster prevention, preparedness and humanitarian response
    • University Graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (development studies, rural development, economics, community development, agriculture, public health, disaster risk manager)
    • Post graduate qualification and experience in managing slow onset disasters, disaster risk reduction; conflict analysis; humanitarian response, climate adaptation; and program management including result-based monitoring and evaluation
    • Training in humanitarian frameworks (Sphere, HAP, People in AID and Good Enough Guide)
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
    • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
    • Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
    • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, proficiency Somali language is an asset

    Education level

    • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

    • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
    • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
    • Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. DFID, ECHO, EU etc.)
    • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
    • Experience in advocacy work
    • Safety and security awareness training

    We offer

    • Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia
    • Contract period is 5 months.
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
    • The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
    • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
    • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
    • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

    Emergency Programme Manager (BRCiS Consortium)

     

    Job description

    • Generic Responsibilities
    • Support the two technical project managers to provide strategic, technical guidance and standardization of technical approaches, tools, guidelines, assessments, monitoring and evaluation of the overall IRF emergency response to the IRF partners
    • Ensure standards are agreed up on in Standard Operating Procedures
    • Provide guidance in developing a framework for the institutionalization and mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction within the emergency components.
    • Represent the BRCiS in donor meetings on the emergency scale-up and the necessity of linking the emergency to early-action and the long-term resilience programme.
    • Support the Chief of Party and the advocacy/communication officer in proposal writing and fund-raising to ensure a sustainable longer term approach, linking emergency to the resilience programmes.
    • Maintain ongoing surveillance, scoping, forecast and innovative approaches to emergency responses in the region
    • Ensure adequate compliance with contractual commitments, monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency activities in accordance with humanitarian accountability framework, relevant humanitarian standards and essential environmental mitigation measures
    • Ensure systematic capacity building and competence of technical staff with the emergency response tool kits in terms of its usage, procedures and relevant protocols
    • Ensure with BRCiS and IRF partners to establish of a functional procurement, ICT, supply chain and appropriate logistics infrastructure during emergency response, especially for the nutrition and health supplies.
    • Networking and representing NRC at relevant donor, OCHA, UN, Government and other relevant stake holders and emergency coordination meetings at the Country Level
    • Facilitate learning through reviews of progress against bench marks, collecting lessons learnt and best practices and facilitating dissemination of the same across in region
    • Specific Roles and Responsibilities are
    • Emergency Drought Response Programming
    • Overall responsibility for all emergency response programmes for the BRCiS consortium: both IRF and reprogramming of BRCiS funding – overall budget monitoring, timely response timely, ensuring donor and BRCiS internal compliance
    • Take lead in coordinating the collection of fortnightly sitreps ensuring this is submitted in a timely manner.
    • Take lead in coordinating and consolidating adhoc emergency response information, proposal applications and reports.
    • Coordinate, facilitate and manage the IRF emergency programme.
    • Take lead in coordinating updates and amendments to the IRF proposals.
    • Manage all re-programming of IRF funding.
    • Work closely with the consultants on the learning component, linking to marginalization, minority groups and hard to reach areas.
    • Ensure integrated programming is pushed in-between nutrition, health, wash and safety net programmes.
    • Coordinate closely with NRC, who is leading the shelter component.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years of relevant leadership/ management experience in disaster prevention, preparedness and humanitarian response
    • University Graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (development studies, rural development, economics, community development, agriculture, public health, disaster risk manager)
    • Master qualification and experience in managing slow onset disasters, disaster risk reduction; conflict analysis; humanitarian response, climate adaptation; and program management including result-based monitoring and evaluation
    • Training in humanitarian frameworks (Sphere, HAP, People in AID and Good Enough Guide)
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
    • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
    • Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
    • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, proficiency Somali language is an asset

    Education level

    • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

    • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
    • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
    • Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, ECHO, EU etc.)
    • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
    • Experience in advocacy work
    • Safety and security awareness training

    We offer

    • Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia
    • Contract period is 5 months.
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
    • The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
    • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
    • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
    • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer(BRCiS Consortium)

     

    Job description

    • Generic Responsibilities
    • Under the strategic direction of the BRCiS-IRF Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, ensure maintenance of the Consortium M&E system including conducting reviews of progress against bench marks, facilitating consultations and trainings, and coordinating reviews and updates.
    • Develop M&E guidance, tools and procedures (including consultation with program staff to determine needs and appropriateness, draft documents, facilitating consultation on documents, and rolling out finalized products)
    • Promote the standardization of M&E processes throughout the BRCiS-IRF Consortium, providing training and support to BRCiS-IRF Members as needed.
    • Provide technical and surge support to field teams on monitoring and evaluation processes with a particular focus on data collection initiatives through regular field visits.
    • Support the use of mobile phone data collection by training field staff, creating questionnaire templates and providing administrative support.
    • Conduct training on Monitoring and Evaluation.
    • Compile periodic quantitative output reports from Field offices for circulation to senior management.
    • Provide technical and surge support for quantitative and qualitative analysis for assessments, donor reports, and other processes.

    Qualifications

    • University degree preferably in social sciences, international relations and/or development or other relevant discipline.
    • Experience in design, development and maintenance of XLS-Forms for use in Open Data Kit (ODK)
    • Experience in training and support to Digital Data Gathering users, particularly ODK Collect users
    • Fluency in Excel is a must, as well as advanced use of Word and PowerPoint
    • Advanced knowledge and experience of standard Monitoring and Evaluation procedures and tools
    • Experience in use of large datasets for data analysis and reporting
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Experience in use of Business Intelligence tools, QlickView and QlickSense and management dashboards
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative)
    • Excellent one to one and group communication /information presentation skills
    • Experience in training and capacity building in M&E mechanisms at various project levels
    • Good understanding of various donors’ requirements
    • Experience in designing and leading on specific development research projects
    • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
    • Project design and management skills
    • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • GIS

    Education level

    • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

    • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
    • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
    • Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. DFID, ECHO, EU etc.)
    • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
    • Experience in advocacy work
    • Safety and security awareness training

    We offer

    • Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia
    • Contract period is 5 months.
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
    • The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
    • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
    • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
    • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

    Project Manager-Health & Nutrition (BRCiS Consortium)

     

    Job description

    • Generic Responsibilities
    • Provide strategic, technical guidance and standardization of technical approaches, tools, guidelines, assessments, monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition emergency response activities within the BRICS-IRF consortium.
    • Ensure the development and application of appropriate systems for systematic documentation, dissemination and storage of best practices and knowledge gained from implementing the programme.
    • Support the Steering Committee and members of the consortium in identifying opportunities for improving the quality and scope of the programme.
    • Support BRCiS-IRF members to ensure emergency activities are carried out in accordance with the Sphere Minimum Standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response.
    • Support BRCiS-IRF members to ensure adequate compliance with contractual commitments, monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency activities in accordance with humanitarian accountability framework, relevant humanitarian standards and essential environmental mitigation measures.
    • Networking and representing BRCiS-IRF at relevant coordination meetings.
    • Facilitate learning through reviews of progress against bench marks, collecting lessons learnt and best practices and facilitating dissemination of the same.
    • Specific Roles and Responsibilities are
    • Coordinate and consolidate BRCiS-IRF member reports on health and nutrition including bi-weekly narrative reports, bi-weekly drought situation reports, etc as required. Ensure all reports are completed to the highest quality standards before submission.
    • Provide detailed feedback on all reports received from relevant teams and inform/advise relevant team members of quality deficiencies.
    • Ensure that all reports are coherent with previous submissions and that financial and programmatic information provided corresponds.
    • Work closely with the Consortium MEAL Manager and H&N technical specialists in member organisations for the compilation of the donor reports and progress updates.
    • Follow-up and monitor the implementation of the programme including procurement of supplies.
    • Coordinate and contribute to drought response proposals and programme revisions.
    • Work with the Communications & Advocacy Manager to coordinate collection of stories, case studies, pictures etc for raising the profile of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, and to communicate technical information in a clear way to a non-technical audience.
    • Maintain a constant and high level of communication with the consortium members.
    • Respond and follow-up to ad-hoc donor requests.
    • Coordinate together with other partners upcoming innovative approaches in hard to reach locations.
    • Support members to collect, analyse and keep updated relevant monitoring information to inform the design of the health and nutrition emergency response. Recommend and support the implementation of any adjustments needed based on contextual changes.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 8 years of relevant leadership/ management experience in disaster prevention, preparedness and humanitarian response including result-based monitoring and evaluation
    • University Graduate qualification in nutrition, health or public health
    • Training in humanitarian frameworks (Sphere, CHS, Good Enough Guide)
    • Experienced in managing emergency health and/or nutrition projects, preferably in East/Horn of Africa.
    • Ability to accurately interpret health and nutrition data, statistics and technical reports and communicate the meaning of them to a wider audience in a clear, concise, jargon-free manner.
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
    • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
    • Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
    • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, proficiency Somali language is an asset

    Education level

    • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

    • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
    • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
    • Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. DFID, ECHO, EU etc.)
    • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
    • Experience in advocacy work
    • Safety and security awareness training

    We offer

    • Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia
    • Contract period is 5 months.
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
    • The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
    • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
    • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
    • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

    Method of Application

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

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