Consultant to Undertake Assesment on Housing, Land and Property Issues in Areas of Return
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Borno
8d ago
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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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

    Open Jobs

    Location : Maiduguri, Borno

    The Grants Officer reports to the Grants Coordinator.

    Job Purpose

    NRC is looking for a Grants Officer for our Country office in Borno state - Nigeria.The purpose of the Grants Officer is to provide support to the Grants Coordinator in grant management, proposal and report writing, and the development of other documents as required, in line with the NRC Country Office programme and assist in the day to day management of the Grants portfolio.

    Job Description

    Adhere to NRC and donor policies, handbooks, and procedures.Coordinate and follow up with the different departments for grant management-

    related issues, in compliance with the set deadlines.Collate the information received from the programme managers and write project proposals and reports.

    Contribute to addressing comments by donors, Grants Coordinator, and Senior Management on proposals and reports, in liaison with programmes and finance departments.

    Contribute to the write up of project modifications, realignments, and extensions.Assist the Grants Coordinator in the development of donor compliance sheets and maintenance of the donor regulations database.

    Consolidate the inputs received from the programme managers, and coordinate with the teams for the write up of proposals and reports, following the set deadlines.

    Participate in grant opening, review, and closing meetings; take and share meeting minutes.

    Qualifications

    Experience in working as a Grants or Support Function Officer in a humanitarian or development organisation.Experience in working with humanitarian and development donors.

    Preferable experience in proposal and report writing.Previous experience in working in complex and volatile contexts.Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.Strong analytical skills.Strong communication, coordination, organisational, and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing priorities.Advanced computer competency.

    Education field

    Education title : Bachelors' Degree or equivalent

    Education level :

    College / University, Bachelor's Degree.

    Personal qualities :

    Handling insecure environmentsEmpowering and building trustManaging performance and developmentPlanning and delivering resultsInfluencing and ability to work with people.

    Analysing.Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervisionCommunicating with impact and respect : All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values : Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    We Offer

    Commencement : May 2018Duration : 12 monthsSalary / benefits : According to NRC’s general directions (Grade Level 5 Step 1)Duty stations : Borno State -

    North East Nigeria with 50% frequent travels. Travel outside duty stations is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.

    Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

    Location : Borno

    Travel : Some travelling must be expected

    Start Date : 25th May, 2018

    End Date : 10th July, 2018

    Summary

    NRC is looking for a Consultant to carry out a complementary assessment of Housing, Land and Property issues in areas of return and revise an initial draft report to reflect the findings of this assessment for our NRC programme in Borno state in North-

    east of Nigeria. The findings and recommendations of this study will address the Housing, Land and Property concerns, inform programming and contribute to the achievement of durable solutions to NRC interventions in areas of return in North East Nigeria.

    NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country.

  • NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely;
  • Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and recently Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

    The Consultant reports progress to Acting ICLA Programme Development Manager and the Evaluation team.

    Job Description

  • Carry out further data collection to ensure that the findings of the study are based on quality data, using a clear methodology with a focus on the perspectives of vulnerable persons and women;
  • Undertake a desk review of relevant literature;On the basis of the data collection and desk review, edit the report to ensure that it is provides a clear account of : The legal and administrative framework on Housing, Land and Property relevant in North-

    East Nigeria and;Mapping of Housing, Land and Property issues in areas of return, in particular, IDP returnees - with special focus on the constraints on women.

    Brief inception report;Data collection tools;Revised report with executive summary, introduction, context, methodology, legal and administrative framework, findings on Housing, Land and Property issues in areas of return, conclusion, and annex with data collection tools and other relevant documents.

    Provide practical recommendations for the further development of the NRC programme, the state as well as the INGOs and NGOs through the various sector coordination platforms.

  • A Feedback workshop : presentation of the major findings and recommendations of the assessment to internal stakeholders (to occur immediately upon concluding the fieldwork and prior to departure from Nigeria);
  • A Draft Report (maximum 20 pages with an Executive Summary of no more than 5 pages) including findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations for concrete actions to be taken in the implementation of the Housing, Land and Property activities in Nigeria.

    The Evaluation Manager / Steering Committee will provide feedback and comment within 7 days of receiving the report.A Final Report that incorporates comments from the Evaluation Manager and Evaluation Steering Committee, alongside a response matrix detailing how each comment was handled in the revising of the draft report (delivered within 7 days of receiving Evaluation Steering Committee feedback on Draft Report).

    Databases with quantitative and qualitative evaluation dataDebrief with the relevant staff in NRC Nigeria to present findings and brainstorm on proposed recommendations.

    Qualifications

    Sound knowledge of the crisis and evolving displacement context of North East Nigeria;Sound knowledge of Housing, Land and Property, including women’s rights in conflict or post-

  • conflict communities, including forced displacement, humanitarian assistance and development;Experience of working in an emergency context;
  • In-depth knowledge of the humanitarian and development landscape in North East Nigeria and knowledge of actors on the ground;
  • Fluency in English. Preferred fluency in local languages Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani and excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Proven ability to operate under strict deadline and high level of discipline and professionalism.Legal knowledge including knowledge of Sharia will be a distinct advantage.

    In addition, previous experience working in or on North East Nigeria is a particular asset.Significant experience in assessment, monitoring, data analysis, research and / or evaluation including prior experience in project and programme reviews and evaluations.

    Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills.

    Education Field

    LawHumanities / Maths / ScienceSocial science

    Education Level

    College / University, Bachelor's DegreeCollege / University, Master / Ph.D grade

    Personal Qualities :

    Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervisionHighest standards of ethics and integrityAbility to work in insecure environmentsCommunicating with impact and respectAll 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 : May 2018Duration : One Month.

    Application procedures and CV registration - 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.

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  • Ref. nr. : 810235930

    Locations : Borno, Adamawa and Yobe

    Travel : Some travelling must be expected

    Start Date : 27th May, 2018

    End Date : 29th July, 2018

    Summary

    NRC is looking for a consultant to undertake a study on effects of displacement on Land Tenure System in North -East Nigeria for our ICLA programme in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in Northern Nigeria.

    The findings and recommendations of this study will inform programming and contribute to the protection of conflict-affected populations as well as the achievement of durable solutions to NRC ICLA intervention on housing land and property (HLP), specifically access to land, through an increased understanding of the barriers to accessing land for the conflict-

    affected population in North East Nigeria.NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country.

  • NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely;
  • Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and recently Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

    The Consultant reports to the Acting ICLA Programme Development Manager and Evaluation team.

    Job Description

    Develop a detailed work plan to be approved by the ICLA Programme Development Evaluation team.Conduct a literature and legal review of the land tenure system including relevant legislation and policies in North East Nigeria.

    Consult key stakeholders on the principal challenges in accessing land for and by people affected by displacement.Develop an assessment methodology and survey tools suitable for qualitative data collection (may be guided by NRC existing tools and / or other tools) and, as necessary, train field assessment teams (including ethical approach to research).

    Conduct field visits to sites most affected by displacement in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.Inception report.Debrief with the relevant staff in NRC Nigeria to present findings and brainstorm on proposed recommendations.

    Presentation of draft findings / recommendations and preliminary report to HLP SWG, before the draft report.Present findings and recommendations to the HLP SWG and representatives of other humanitarian coordination sectors and refine recommendations and identify possible programme avenues.

  • Data collection from conflict-affected persons and key informants.Final report (approximately 50 pages excluding annexes), including at a minimum : executive summary;
  • intervention description and context; methodology; findings; conclusions; recommendations; and annexes (list of interviews, documents consulted and data collection tools).

    A three-page briefing note summarising the assessment’s key findings and recommendations to inform advocacy initiatives.

    Qualifications

  • The consultant should have strong consultancy experience involving qualitative methodologies.Sound knowledge of the crisis and evolving displacement context of North East Nigeria;
  • Sound knowledge of HLP, including women’s rights, in conflict or post-conflict communities, including forced displacement, humanitarian assistance and development;
  • Experience of working in an emergency context;In-depth knowledge of the humanitarian and development landscape in North East Nigeria and knowledge of actors on the ground;
  • Fluency in English. Preferred fluency in local languages Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani and excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Proven ability to operate under strict deadline and high level of discipline and professionalism.Legal knowledge including knowledge of Sharia will be a distinct advantage.

    In addition, previous experience working in or on North East Nigeria is a particular asset.

    Education field :

    LawSocial scienceHumanities / Maths / Science.

    Education level :

    College / University, Master / Phd gradeCollege / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities :

    Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervisionHighest standards of ethics and integrityAbility to work in insecure environmentsCommunicating with impact and respectAll 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 : May 2018Duration : 1 Month.

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