Graduate Level Jobs at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), June 2017

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, emergency food security,
and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: the Procurement Officer – Maiduguri.
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other NRC tools and handbooks.
  • Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost-efficiency focus in all procurement processes.
  • Conduct procurement process with focus on country and NRC regulations.
  • Prepare procurement documents in line with NRC procurement procedures.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Collect cash advances and proceed with cash procurements.
  • Prepare requests for quotations and source bids & quotations in accordance with NRC procurement regulations.
  • Liaise with receiving units and suppliers to collect invoices and Delivery documents.
  • Prepare the payment request, ensure complete paper trail is attached and submit to the Logistics Officer for verification.
  • Maintain proper files for procurement documents (as per local filling procedures).
  • Performs any other task reasonably assigned by the supervisor.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Experience from working as a Procurement Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good communication and negotiation skills in English and Hausa Language
  • Interpersonal skills, computer skills
  • Compliance with NRC and donor policies, procedures and systems which are related to Logistics departments
Job Title: Warehouse Store Keeper
Location: Borno
Reports to: Logistics Coordinator.
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other NRC tools and handbooks.
  • Prepare computer reports for all warehouse transactions –
    receipts, dispatches, losses etc and submit them to the Logistics
    Coordinator.
  • Ensure implementation of all warehouse systems and policies.
  • Prepare computer reports for all warehouse transactions –
    receipts, dispatches, losses etc and submit them to the Logistics
    Coordinator.
  • Ensure implementation of all warehouse systems and policies.
  • Receive materials and supplies, store them in assigned locations and distribute them according to NRC procedures
  • Maintain records of all incoming and outgoing materials.
  • Supervising of the Logistics Assistant – Warehousing.
  • Supervise packing, loading and unloading of all materials documents.
  • Inform Logistics Coordinator on expiry date of consumable items stored at warehouse.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure that only authorized staff are allowed to enter the warehouse and receive supplies or materials.
  • Maintains an up-to-date electronic record of all correspondence
    related to purchase orders, requisitions and Good Received Notes (GRN)
    and records.
  • Inform suppliers on short supplies and ensures all over/wrongly consigned goods are returned to suppliers.
  • Ensure availability of storage space and maintain orderliness and cleanliness of the warehouse at all times
  • Ensure safety and security of materials.
  • Prepare monthly stock reports and assist in carrying out periodic physical inventory checks.
  • Immediately report losses, damages or discrepancies to the Logistics Coordinator.
  • Ensures correctness of the contents in respect of the purchase order.
  • Receives and inspects the physical condition of consignments and scrutinizes relevant documents.
  • Inform Logistics Coordinator on expiry date of consumable items stored at warehouse.
  • Update stock reports and share it with relevant staff weekly basis.
  • Arrange truck and labourers for loading and offloading the materials at warehouse.
  • Performs any other duty assigned by the Logistics Coordinator/Manager.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Handling insecure environments

Professional Qualifications

  • Experience from working as a Warehouse Store Keeper in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experience with computers – Microsoft Word and Excel plus email
  • Good knowledge of English, Hausa
Job Title: Warehouse Assistant

Location:
Maiduguri
Reports To: The Warehouse Officer – Maiduguri
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other NRC tools and handbooks.
  • Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost-efficiency focus in all procurement processes.
  • Conduct procurement process with focus on country and NRC regulations.
  • Prepare procurement documents in line with NRC procurement procedures.
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Specific Responsibilities

  • Collect cash advances and proceed with cash procurements.
  • Prepare requests for quotations and source bids & quotations in accordance with NRC procurement regulations.
  • Liaise with receiving units and suppliers to collect invoices and Delivery documents.
  • Prepare the payment request, ensure complete paper trail is attached and submit to the Logistics Officer for verification.
  • Maintain proper files for procurement documents (as per local filling procedures).
  • Performs any other task reasonably assigned by the supervisor.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

Professional Qualifications

  • Experience from working as a Procurement Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good communication and negotiation skills in English and Hausa Language
  • Interpersonal skills, computer skills
  • Compliance with NRC and donor policies, procedures and systems which are related to Logistics departments
Job Title: ICLA Technical Assistant 
Location: Borno
Reports to: Logistics Coordinator.
Job Summary

  • As part of the emergency response, the main focus for NRC will
    be targeted at the provision of protection through the ICLA legal aid
    program for conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and
    the local communities in Borno State.
  • NRC is implementing activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. 
  • NRC will implement the Information, Counselling and Legal
    Assistance (ICLA) programme to assist people affected by displacement to
    exercise their Housing Land & property rights and identity
    documentation rights including civil documentation. NRC is therefore
    seeking an ICLA Project Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2017.
  • The ICLA Technical Assistant reports to the ICLA Project Officer based in Maiduguri.

The ICLA Technical Assistant will contribute and assist the ICLA Project Officer in the following activities:
Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by supervisor
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities to ensure accountability.
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the ICLA Project Coordinator and ICLA Programme Manager

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provision of Information counselling and legal assistance on Housing Land and Property
  • Provision of Information Counselling and legal assistance on Identity documentation
  • Facilitation of capacity building training son Housing land and property and Collaborative Dispute resolution
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of activities and
    collect evidence to inform advocacy initiatives around HLP and ID
    issues.
  • Participate and contribute in the development of the ICLA core competency strategy

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Law from a recognized Nigerian University, and a thorough knowledge of Nigerian law.
  • Work experience in the field of law (e.g. courts, attorney or
    legal aid agencies), preferably experience in working with clients.
  • Valid membership to the Nigerian BAR Association .
  • 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)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Hausa, kanuri, Bade, Bolewa, kare-kare is an added advantage
  • Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts
  • Must be able to work under pressure

Personal Qualifications

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Handling 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
Job Title: Coordinator – Housing, Land and Property Sub-Working Group (ICLA)
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
Job Summary

  • The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5,000 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.
  • In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of
    Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in
    Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.
  • As part of the emergency response, the main focus for NRC will
    be targeted at the provision of protection through the ICLA legal aid
    program for conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and
    the local communities in Borno State. NRC is implementing activities in
    the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. 
    NRC will implement the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance
    (ICLA) programme to assist people affected by displacement to exercise
    their Housing Land & property rights and identity documentation
    rights including civil documentation.
  • NRC is therefore seeking an ICLA HLP SWG Co-Lead Coordinator in
    Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2017. The ICLA HLP SWG Co-Lead reports to the
    ICLA Programme Manager based in Maiduguri. The ICLA HLP SWG Co-Lead will
    contribute and assist the ICLA Programme Manager in the following
    activities:
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Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Facilitate establishment of and co lead the HLP SWG in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states
  • Promote and support accountability to affected populations
  • Promote mainstreaming of HLP and protection issues
  • Assist the lead agency in monitoring, reporting and analysis
  • Support advocacy and resource mobilization
  • Ensure application of standards
  • Ensure emergency preparedness
  • Undertake training and capacity building
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the ICLA Project Coordinator and ICLA Programme Manager

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support action by members to meet the HLP needs of affected populations;
  • Support the establishment/maintenance of coordination mechanisms
    and tools, making sure that information and data management systems are
    established and maintained;
  • Secure commitments from humanitarian partners in responding to
    needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of
    responsibilities within the HLP SWG;
  • Co-represent the interests of the HLP SWG with different stakeholders;
  • Develop/update agreed response strategies and action plans for
    the HLP SWG and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the
    overall country strategy.
  • Promote mainstreaming of HLP issues
  • Assist the lead agency in monitoring, reporting and analysis
  • Support advocacy and resource mobilization
  • Ensure application of standards, Emergency preparedness and undertake training and capacity building

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working in a coordination role in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Must be able to work under pressure

Context/skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the context of NE Nigeria is desirable
  • Proven capacity in HLP
  • Experience with previous HLP/protection co-lead position is an advantage

Personal Qualification

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Handling 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: Until December 2017 with possibility of extension
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
  • Duty station: Maiduguri – Borno State

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application
letter, updated CV and a copy of a National Identification (Driver’s
License, Voters Card, National Passport, or National Identity Card)
to: ng.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position  must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.
Or
In person, submit hard copies of application letter, updated CV and a
copy of a National Identification (Driver’s License, Voters Card,
National Passport, or National Identity Card) in a sealed envelope with
the title of the position “Warehouse Store Keeper – Maiduguri” clearly
indicated on the envelope at :
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Office,
Plot 8/10 Jimina Street,
Off Damboa Road,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.

Note

  • Any application received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisting will be done on a roll in basis, candidates are advised to apply on time.
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position
Application Deadline  15th June, 2017. 

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