Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Current Job recruitment in Nigeria, September 2016

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.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is now looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Reports to: Finance Manager
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist for the reconciliation of NRC bank accounts and cash boxes
  • Establish a good tracking system for advances and ensure that clearance of advances is done on time.
  • Ensure that all supporting documents are complete and accurate before the financial transaction is done.
  • Ensure that weekly, monthly finance reports are prepared on time.
  • Assist to prepare donors finance reports and proposals.
  • Prepare day to day financial transactions
  • Prepare postbacks for Agresso import
  • Establish a good system of advances management
  • Management of bank and cash transactions
  • Assist to facilitate audit follow ups and activities
  • Reconciliation of balance accounts on a monthly basis
  • Archiving of financial documents
  • Ensure that NRC and Donor guide lines are adhered to
  • Facilitate cash counts and safeguard of cash in the office.
  • Process vendors invoices and payments
  • Maintain the purchase order system
  • Follow up on other tasks assigned by line manager

Qualifications

  • Experience from working as a Finance Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Degree in Accounting or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in a related function
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Must be able to work under pressure

Personal Qualification: 

  • Relevant experience in Finance and knowledge in Microsoft Office and accounting softwares.
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Organised and a good planner and possess significant understanding of complex emergencies
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 12month
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

Job Title: Food Security Coordinator
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno State 
Job Description

In the coming year, one of NRC’ main focus will be to provide the displacement affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local host communities including IDP camps in Borno State with adequate food security and livelihood solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Food Security Coordinator for the NRC Field Office in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2016. The Food Security Coordinator reports to the Food Security Programme Manager, Nigeria.
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other food security
  • tools and handbooks
  • Management of food security project field staff
  • Contribute to food security strategy development according to plan of action and provide input on needs and
  • gaps from relevant area
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of food security projects (activities, budget and project
  • documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality,
  • and provide regular reports to PM.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget, as delegated from PM
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the
  • quality of the activities
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders
  • Coordinate, involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Qualifications

  • Proven experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Proven experience from project implementation in Cash/ voucher transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening
  • University degree in Agronomy, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience, such as livelihood and market based approaches.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD, or similar)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Kanuri and Hausa languages

Personal qualification: 

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four
  • organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: One year (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

Job Title: Food Security Assistant
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Slot: 9
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines policies and procedures
  • Together with Food Security Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of food security
  • activities on the field – food vouchers, income generating activities and backyard vegetable gardens.
  • Carry out the selection of project beneficiaries
  • Data collection for project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Coordinate the food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Coordinate with relevant partners
  • Facilitate the distribution of materials and equipment according to procedures
  • Prepare weekly progress reports and other documents as required
  • Perform any other responsibilities assigned by the PM

Qualifications

  • Experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Degree or Diploma in Agronomy, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience, such as livelihood and market based approaches.
  • Experience from project implementation of cash and voucher approaches is an added advantage.
  • Experience in Income Generating Activities and Vegetable Crop Production is a distinct advantage
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Kanuri and Hausa languages

Personal Qualification: 

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four
  • organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: One year (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

Job Title: Food Security Officer
Location: 
Maiduguri, Borno State
Slot: 3
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop team
  • 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
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Food Security Manager

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Degree in Agronomy or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience, such as livelihood and market based approaches.
  • Experience from project implementation of cash and voucher approaches transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD, or similar)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Kanuri and Hausa languages

Personal qualification:

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: one year (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

Job Title: WASH Technical Assistant
Location:
 Maiduguri
Reports to: WASH Officer
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To assist WASH TECHNICAL officer in coordination of the WASH TECHNICAL activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • To assist the WASH TECHNICAL officer in all aspects of WASH Technical programs planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • To assist in the identification of community water and sanitation needs
  • To develop technical specifications and bills of quantities (BOQ) for works
  • To assess the water and sanitation training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
  • Conducts water quality testing and sanitary inspection at water points
  • Provides technical assistance to the WASH TECHNICAL officer and local counterparts on issues of water and sanitation information and communication strategies
  • Assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance
  • Assists in the compilation of weekly and monthly WASH Technical reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgets
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Assist WASH TECHNICAL officer in Breaking down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • To assist in ensuring that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH TECHNICAL officer
  • Monitoring NFI distribution within the communities
  • Assist in site planning activities for Water and sanitation activities implementation
  • Supervise and contribute to the success of WASH TECHNICAL activities implementation
  • Performs any other duties as requested by WASH TECHNICAL officer

Personal Qualification

  • B.Sc or Higher diploma in civil, Water Resources engineering or Geology
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience from working with WASH TECHNICAL projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Previous 2-3 years’ work experience in community based water, Sanitation programs; Work experience with an NGO is desirable
  • Must have knowledge of emergency Water supply, Hygiene, Sanitation requirements and protocols
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of Hygiene, Sanitation and shelter service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
  • Must have previous experience in training and Training of Trainers.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
  • Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required,
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, ArcGIS and Google Earth is strongly desirable
  • Must be able to work under pressure

We Offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 12month
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application letter and updated CV’s to: [email protected]The title of the position (eg: Finance Officer- Abuja) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  21st September, 2016

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