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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Norwegian Refugee Council

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

Terms of Reference


Title:
 Information Management Consultant (Kenya nationals only)   

Duty Station:
 Dadaab, Kenya with frequent travel to Nairobi

Reporting To:
 NRC Area Manager, North-Eastern Kenya    
 
Ref. nr.: 3239036845

Temporary

Number of positions: 1

1. Background:
 The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation providing assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. 

NRC has been operational in Kenya since 2007 including working in Dadaab providing education, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) interventions in all five camps. 

NRC is scaling up its cross-border response in the context of the voluntary repatriation exercise of Somali refugees from the Dadaab camp complex. 

A cross-border action has been initiated between NRC Kenya and Somalia country offices with the overall objective of NRC’s engagement in the repatriation process to ensure that return to Somalia is voluntary, informed and sustainable.

In the second half of 2016 NRC Kenya is significantly scaling up its cross-border activities which requires NRC to ensure that all additional complementary activities in Dadaab are of high quality, implemented on time and well coordinated with both humanitarian actors in Dadaab and with NRC Somalia and their international and local partners.

It requires NRC to develop information management tools and internal systems to ensure the sustainability of the response and make recommendations for 2017 programme work.

2. Objectives


The overall objective of the consultancy is to support the effective and sustainable scale up for NRC Kenya’s cross-border programme in Dadaab. 

The consultant will be responsible for supporting the country office in the following key areas:
  • Support the set up of internal information management systems between NRC Kenya and Somalia to support the voluntary repatriation process. Establish a data information platform for key data, documentation and internal updates for area of return information and referrals between the two country offices in coordination with NRC Somalia.
  • Support the development of area of returns information package and data management platform to be utilised at return help desks and during group information sessions.
  • Support the development of associated updated information, education and communication materials (IEC) materials to support ICLA activities in Dadaab.
  • Set up internal reporting systems for project activities and coordination between Dadaab and Nairobi on project implementation. Support the adaption of current M&E tools to cross-border programming.
  • Ensure that project activities and achievements are well documented for donor engagement and external communication purposes.
3. Key Deliverables

The key deliverables for the consultancy include:
  • Set up of internal information management systems between NRC Kenya and Somalia on area of return information. Ensure that the database and information platform/system are catered to NRC’s cross-border needs to provide accurate area of return information and meet internal standards for data protection.
  • Finalisation of updated IEC materials/brochures on housing, land and property (HLP), legal identity and mine risk awareness.
  • Develop and field test internal reporting tools including a dashboard and produce biweekly reporting based on information gathered for sharing between field country teams.
  • Produce a series of external communication/donor reports/updated dashboards for NRC’s engagement with key stakeholders analysing the voluntary repatriation process, information on area of returns and implementation of NRC activities.
  • End of consultancy report with analysis of provision of current information services in Dadaab and how these could be adapted based on enhanced information management tools to increase the protection beneficiaries.
A progress plan with key milestones will be agreed with the consultant in the first week of the consultancy and will be the basis for performance management.

4. Skills and Competencies
  • Master’s degree in social sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively increasing management responsibilities in complex refugee/IDP programs or related social services programs of similar scope.
  • Prior experience in designing and setting up internal information management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality donor reporting and external communication materials.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of Somali an asset.
5. Additional Information

NRC anticipates bringing on board full time until end of December 2016 (maximum period of two months). 

The consultant with be based in Dadaab and accommodation will be provided at NRC’s compound. 

The consultant will conduct frequent missions to Nairobi to support internal (NRC Kenya) and cross-border (NRC Somalia and partners) coordination. 

NRC will cover the costs of transport, accommodation and per diem while on mission to Nairobi.  
 
Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance
  • Role: Consultant
How to Apply

Go to
 www.nrc.no to apply online
 

Deadline for application: 02/11/2016


Food Security (Livelihood) Specialist 
 
(Kenya Nationals Only)

Ref. nr.:
 3239072857
 
Job location: Nairobi
 
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

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
 
Job description
  • Develop Food Security (and Livelihood) strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Food Security (and Livelihood), ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/working group and clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Develop a country livelihoods strategy mainstreamed through NRC’s Core Competencies and implementation plan in consultation with the ME Department taking the lead when required of specific assessments
  • Assess and analyse the current livelihood coping strategies of refugees (and vulnerable local populations) in targeted areas.
  • Identify the socio-economic profiles of the assessed population (main wealth-groups/socio-economic categories of the population characterized in terms of household composition; livelihood assets; shelter condition, income sources; exposure to food insecurity);
  • Assess and Identify priorities, opportunities, constraints and capacity-gaps for accessing employment/livelihood opportunities
  • Lead skills, value chains, markets assessments / analysis in targeted areas
  • Develop recommendations and operational guidance’s of which type, when and where NRC should apply Cash Based Intervention in targeted areas (camps and out of camps), consulting key stakeholders at each stage.
  • Ensure that M&E procedures for CBIs are, understood followed and adapted to the context: review and adaptation of assessment and monitoring tools for the CBI (pre intervention, during and post intervention), contributing to the development of systems to improve targeting, appropriateness and to reduce the risk of aid diversion and conflict of interest by program staff, local authorities and local partners.
  • Identify multipurpose cash and vouchers program modalities suitable for Core Competencies integration (beneficiary targeting criteria, community mobilization approaches, transfer mechanisms and local partnerships).
  • Undertake and or supervise research and assessments, develop ToRs and ensure quality reports are produced and shared with line manager and as agreed.
  • In coordination with the M&E Department, ensure that the required quantitative and qualitative data is collected and provided as for ME internal procedures.
  • Documentation of good practices– case studies, successful programming approaches and lessons learnt
Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of food security and / or livelihood programme in a humanitarian or recovery context
  • Minimum 5 years of Programme Management experience
  • University degree in economy, rural development, livelihoods, or related field
  • Proven track record of setting up and implementing monitoring, documentation and learning systems
  • Knowledge of food security refugee’s context
  • Experience with integrated livelihoods programming, enabling the development of livelihoods strategies
  • Experience of implementation of cash-based programming
Education field
  • Social science
Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
We offer

Duty station: Nairobi
 
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
 
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

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Food Security
  • Role: Middle / line manager
How to Apply

Go to www.nrc.no to apply online

Deadline for application: 02/11/2016 

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