Since 2009, violent attacks on civilians by the armed group Boko Haram have left widespread devastation in northeast Nigeria.
At least 17,000 people have been killed and approximately two million people are displaced within Nigeria. More than 14 million people in northeast Nigeria today are affected by the crisis caused by Boko Haram.
Out of these, seven million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Around 92 per cent of displaced people reside in either informal settlements or with low-
income host communities, creating a strain on already limited resources. The remaining 8 per cent live in more formalised camps.
NRC has been in Nigeria since 2015.
About the role
Generic responsibilities :
Develop Protection 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 across CC, 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 / clusters, including with national authorities and donors
Promote the rights of IDPs / returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Context specific responsibilities :
Provide protection inputs on proposals from other sectors to ensure safe programming is taken into consideration from the design phase across NRC programming.
Lead on the design and delivery of capacity building activities to strengthen the capacity of field staff to understand and deliver safe programming, based on NRC Protection Policy, Roadmap and training materials.
Ensure that protection monitoring, and evaluation systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the NRC programs
Develop briefing notes, reports and strategies on protection issues and engagement with duty bearers to fulfil their responsibilities in collaboration with the Advocacy Manager
Design and technically oversee protection-focused projects, strengthening community-based protection mechanisms and specialized service provision as relevant, ensuring protection is a strong, evidence-
based element of NRC’s country program.
Work with the protection cluster lead agencies to ensure coherence and harmonization of
humanitarian protection standards and interventions in Nigeria.
Responsible for the development and the finalization of policies and systems and to the set-up of an in country PSEA framework and structure.
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments / units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are :
Programme development : Core Competencies section (HO Oslo)
Proposal development : Area Managers, Project Managers
Quality control / support : Area Managers
Capacity development : Project staff, Area Managers
Reports to : Head of Programme
Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the postholder, and numbers of staff and daily workers / incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit (e.
g. 5 project officers and 2 education assistants, 34 staff in total)
Stakeholders : Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies)
Budgets : List of budgets covered by postholder, and size of budget
Information : Brief description of the information resources the postholder is responsible for at CO level (e.g. GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet)
Legal or compliance : Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has (term of employement, vendors, donors)
Required generic professional competencies for this position :
Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a relevant field
Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian / recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Core competency expertise
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills / profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context / specific skills, knowledge and experience :
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, Power Point and Outlook
Experience in community based and participatory programme planning approaches, with operational based experience in supporting camp and out of camp projects,
Good understanding of key technical standards (SPHERE, HAP, IASC, gender mainstreaming, IHL, hum principles etc.) with the ability to integrate into programming