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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

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 Shelter, Education, and Food security, Legal Assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

Norwegian Refugee Council 

Regional WASH Core Competency Advisor

Ref. No:
 2932086747

Duty Station:
 Nairobi 
 
The purpose of the Regional WASH Core Competency Adviser position is to provide all rounded WASH technical support in the region in planning, implementation, proposal development, monitoring and Evaluation, capturing impact evidences, introducing innovations and capacity building in line with the regional strategy and the respective country strategies.

Job Description
  • Provide guidance and capacity building across countries in the region to ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and relevant programming in line with Programme Policy and strategic CC priorities in the region.
  • Establishing and supervising technical lines, communication and knowledge sharing on relevant core competency or cross-cutting issue across countries in the region
  • Conduct periodic field visits for problem solving and ensure that implementation of WASH program is sustainable and in compliance with agreed donor’s requirements and NRC and government policies and global standards.
  • Contribute to adapting NRC’s programme approaches through innovation and development in the relevant CC or cross-cutting issue, in close cooperation with the Global CCA (Team Leader) and the field
  • Support the consolidation of a learning culture – documentation, operational research, and capturing best practices to enable regional countries to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards.
  • Contribute to strategic development of WASH Programme in the Region by supporting Countries in developing CC strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  • Contribute to global programme development projects and manage regional programme development projects, including fundraising, budgets and reporting to partners according to deadlines and quality requirements
  • Represent NRC in relevant humanitarian forums at both regional and global levels
  • Scoping, facilitating and encouraging innovative approaches to programming in the region.
  • Identify regional advocacy issues related to the relevant CCs and cross cutting issue
  • Contribute with advice and technical inputs on recruitment of country level CC staff
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in the Region, with a major focus on Water Engineering aspects
  • Support in the development of WASH emergency preparedness, contingency planning and response capacities and contribute to emergency WASH response in the region on demand.
  • Design multi country projects and identify various donor priorities and funding opportunities for WASH interventions in the region.
  • Develop appropriate technical training packages and modules for WASH to enhance the capacity of NRC staff and partner NGOs engaged by NRC in its implementation of WASH interventions.
  • In collaboration with other Regional CC Advisors, identify and promote synergy between the CCs and further these through suitable project conceptualization and designing
  • Coordinate at a regional level with technical focal points of different organizations and NRC technical unit to share information, ensure learning between agencies and identifying opportunities for joint programming and fundraising.
  • Standardize technical approaches and guidelines within the region around WASH interventions as well as processes such as assessments, monitoring and evaluation.
Qualifications
  • At least 8 years relevant experience in WASH in an international NGO or similar organization with minimum of 5 years managerial position in WASH related interventions, especially in refugee / IDP / displacement / Emergency contexts
  • Advanced Degree in Water Resource Engineering, Hydro geology, Environmental Sanitation & related fields.
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel, access, internet and engineering design software.
  • Knowledge and Experience in CLTS, SLTS, DBC Framework, and PHAST.
  • Appropriate skills and experience in the capacity building and training of staff and partners.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written English and sensitive to other cultures.
  • Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Advanced understanding and experience on programme monitoring and evaluation issues. Ability to design M & E tools relevant to the WASH sector and roll it out to the technical and M & E teams
  • Experience in leading multisectoral assessment teams and providing technical guidance on WASH issues, in response to emergencies
  • 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
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
  • Experience working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, ECHO, EU etc.)
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
Education Level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal Qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Strategic thinking and diplomatic
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organization
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Flexible and creative
We offer

Commencement:
 ASAP
 
Contract period: 1 Year
 
Salary / benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
 
Duty station: Nairobi
 
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

Miscellaneous info

Travel:
 Some travelling must be expected

Regional Education Core Competency Advisor

Ref. No:
 2932050242
 
Duty Station: Nairobi 

The purpose of the Regional Education Core Competency Adviser position is to provide all rounded Education technical support in the region in planning, implementation, proposal development, monitoring and Evaluation, capturing impact evidences, introducing innovations and capacity building in line with the regional strategy and the respective country strategies

Job Description
  • Provide guidance and capacity building across countries in the region to ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and relevant programming in line with Programme Policy and strategic CC priorities in the region.
  • Establish and supervise technical lines, communication and knowledge sharing on relevant core competency or cross-cutting issue across countries in the region
  • Conduct periodic field visits for problem solving and ensure that implementation of Education programme is sustainable and in compliance with agreed donor’s requirements, NRC and government policies as well as global standards.
  • Contribute to adapting NRC’s programme approaches through innovation and development in the relevant CC or cross-cutting issue, in close cooperation with the Global CCA (Team Leader) and the field
  • Support the consolidation of a learning culture – documentation, operational research, and capturing best practices to enable regional countries to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards.
  • Contribute to strategy process in the Region by supporting Countries in developing CC strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  • Contribute to global programme development projects and manage regional programme development projects, including fundraising, budgets and reporting to partners according to deadlines and quality requirements
  • Represent NRC in relevant humanitarian forums at both regional and global levels
  • Scoping, facilitating and encouraging innovative approaches to programming in the region.
  • Identify regional advocacy issues related to the relevant CCs and cross cutting issue
  • Contribute with advice and technical inputs on recruitment of country level CC staff
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight of Education activities in the Region, with a major focus on youth education programming linked with innovation
  • Establish partnership with relevant research and academic institutions (regionally and internationally) around the issues of programme monitoring, evidence based research and documentation of lessons as well as to explore possibilities for partnership on provision of tertiary education for refugee and IDP students.
  • Support in the development of education in emergency preparedness, contingency planning and response capacities and contribute to emergency education response in the region.
  • In collaboration with other Regional CC Advisors, identify and promote synergy between the CCs and further these through suitable project conceptualization and designing
  • Coordinate at a regional level with technical focal points of different organizations to share information, ensure learning between agencies and identifying opportunities for joint programming and fundraising.
  • Design multi country projects and identify various donor priorities and funding opportunities for Education interventions within the region.
Qualifications
  • At least 8 years of technical experience implementing and managing education related interventions (formal and non-formal education/ education in emergencies/ Youth Vocational Training etc), especially in refugee/ IDP/ displacement contexts
  • Senior level education programme and/ or technical supervision experience (ideally in horn/ sub-Saharan Africa region)
  • Solid expertise in innovation around Child and Youth programming that promotes livelihood
  • Advanced understanding and experience on programme monitoring and evaluation issues. 
  • Ability to design M & E tools relevant to the education sector and roll it out to the technical and M & E teams
  • Experience in leading multisectoral assessment teams and providing technical guidance on education in emergencies issues, in response to emergencies
  • 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
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
  • Experience working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, NMFA, ECHO, EU etc)
  • Good understanding and programmatic experience on various cross cutting issues such as gender, protection and environment
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Excellent one to one and group communication /information presentation skills
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving
We offer

Commencement:
 ASAP
 
Contract period: 1 Year
 
Salary / benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
 
Duty station: Nairobi
 
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

Miscellaneous info

Travel:
 Some travelling must be expected

Regional ICLA Core Competency Advisor

Ref. No:
 2932098996
 
Duty Station: Nairobi

The purpose of the Regional Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Core Competency Adviser position is to provide all rounded ICLA technical support in the region in planning, implementation, proposal development, monitoring and Evaluation, capturing impact evidences, introducing innovations and capacity building in line with the regional strategy and the respective country strategies.

Job description
  • Provide guidance and capacity building across countries in the region to ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and relevant programming in line with Programme Policy and strategic CC priorities in the region.
  • Establishing and supervising technical lines, communication and knowledge sharing on relevant core competency or cross-cutting issue across countries in the region
  • Conduct periodic field visits for problem solving and ensure that implementation of ICLA programme is sustainable and in compliance with agreed donor’s requirements and NRC and government policies and global standards.
  • Contribute to adapting NRC’s programme approaches through innovation and development in the relevant CC or cross-cutting issue, in close cooperation with the Global CCA (Team Leader) and the field
  • Support the consolidation of a learning culture – documentation, operational research, and capturing best practices to enable regional countries to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards.
  • Contribute to strategic development of ICLA Programme in the Region by supporting Countries in developing CC strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  • Contribute to global programme development projects and manage regional programme development projects, including fundraising, budgets and reporting to partners according to deadlines and quality requirements
  • Represent NRC in relevant humanitarian forums at both regional and global levels
  • Scoping, facilitating and encouraging innovative approaches to programming in the region.
  • Identify regional advocacy issues related to the relevant CCs and cross cutting issue
  • Contribute with advice and technical inputs on recruitment of country level CC staff
Specific responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight of ICLA activities in the Region, with a major focus on Housing, land and property (HLP).
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints, technical issues and escalate issues related with ICLA based on evaluations, field visits and periodic reports for timely leadership action.
  • Design multi country projects and identify various donor priorities and funding opportunities for ICLA interventions in the region.
  • Develop appropriate technical training packages and modules for ICLA to enhance the capacity of NRC staff and partner NGO’s engaged by NRC in its implementation of ICLA interventions.
  • In collaboration with other Regional CC Advisors, identify and promote synergy between the CCs and further these through suitable project conceptualization and designing
  • Standardize technical approaches and guidelines within the region around ICLA interventions as well as processes such as assessments, monitoring and evalu11
  • Exploring opportunities to grow and expand ICLA programme while developing new initiatives linked to addressing issues of mixed migration in the region ation.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant leadership/management experience within the humanitarian field
  • Experience in ICLA Core Competency (CC) implementation, with a minimum 4 years within ICLA (or similar fields) in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Solid ICLA expertise in Housing, land and property, Legal identity and civil documentation
  • Experience in working on issues of mixed migration and Durable solutions for the displaced
  • 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
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
  • Experience working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, ECHO, EU etc.)
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
  • Experience in resource mobilisation and in particular working with EU donors, American donors and UN agencies
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Strategic thinking and diplomatic
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Flexible and creative
  • Good communication skills
We Offer

Commencement:
 ASAP
 
Contract period: 1 Year
 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
   
 
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

Miscellaneous info

Travel:
 Some travelling must be expected

Head of Support - Asmara
 
Ref. No: 2932149430
 
Duty Station: Asmara 
 
The purpose of the Head of Support position is to ensure that all support functions are providing high quality and efficient support programme implementation.
 
Job Description
  • Line management for support managers such as Finance, HR & Admin and Logistics (incl. ICT)
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and handbooks and donor/auditor requirements
  • Facilitate the support function`s strategic input to the development of the Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Provide input on operational support in proposal development, and to coordinate and align operational support with programme plans
  • Responsible for ensuring quality support to project implementation.
  • Facilitate the Master Support Budget, country level budgets and BPO development, including assess and monitor costs and resource allocation needs
  • Responsible for the strategic development of country structures, technical systems, human resource capacity and allocation
  • Responsible for development of new country specific technical SOPs, guidelines and tools
  • Responsible for organisational learning related to programme support
  • Responsible for technical capacity building of support staff
Specific Responsibilities
  • Creating strong links with PMU to ensure support functions are well resourced and strengthened to deliver assigned projects
  • Responsible for the quality and the scaling of support functions with special attention to capacity building of PMU under MoE
  • Establishing strong Support links between Eritrea and the Regional Office
  • Setting up operational support functioning modalities of working with PMU in Eritrea that conforms to International acceptable standards
  • Establishing logistical chains and prequalification of suppliers Country specific suppliers
Qualifications
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Allocation of resources and costs expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of working in the Horn of Africa
  • Knowledge of the local language Tigrinya
  • Experience from advocacy work
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Diplomacy
  • Communication skills
We Offer

Commencement:
 ASAP
 
Contract period: 1 Year
 
Salary / benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
 
Duty station: Asmara
 
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

Miscellaneous info

Travel:
 Some travelling must be expected

How to Apply
 
Candidates should apply on line by going through www.nrc.no. 

Email and paper applications will not be considered.
 
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

Deadline for application: 19/02/2016

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