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

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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 Deadline
12th July, 2021; by 5:10 PM.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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