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Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancy Portal 2020 |

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Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancy Portal 2020 |

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.

Norwegian Refugee Council

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.

IMPORTANT! Currently, NRC Recruitment Application Form is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately the form is out.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Program Manager  (INGO Forum)

Webcruiter ID: 4180327430
Location: Gwarinpa, Abuja
Full-time / part-time: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100

Overview / Job Description

  • INGO Forum in partnership with NRC is looking for a Program Manager for Abuja, Federal Captial Territory Office in Northen Nigeria. The purpose Program Manager Localisation to ensure the effective project implementation of the PLRCAP Nigeria initiative “promoting Local Response Capacities through Partnership in the Protracted Crisis of Nigeria” an SDC and OFDA funded program.
  • 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) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The INGO Forum in Nigeria was formed in late 2014 to develop a collaborative platform for effective and principled INGO interaction, engagement and coordination for humanitarian, recovery and development interventions in Nigeria. Since inception, the INGO Forum has become a critical platform for ensuring effective information sharing and analysis; leadership on advocacy and policy engagement; and liaison with government/donor / UN engagement and engagement ensuring the perspectives of INGOs and affected populations are ultimately included in decision-making processes.
  • The INGO Forum is governed by a core membership of 41 members (and 6 observers) with new member applications pending approval on a regular basis, The INGO Forum is governed by an elected Steering Committee of five Country Directors and a Chair that works alongside a full-term Secretariat. Since March 2017, the INGO Forum is administratively hosted by Mercy Corps in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja as well as Maiduguri.
  • The position will report to the NIF Deputy Director for Localization and Development, as well as the Senior Consultant accountable for the PLRCAP Initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance and leadership of the senior consultant, ensure the effective delivery on the PLRCAP project objectives
  • Effectively manage the PLRCAP project team
  • Ensure effective participant engagement, roll out of training and facilitation of mentorship.
  • Capture lessons learned
  • Find and curate relevant resources and tools for humanitarian CSOs in Nigeria
  • Oversee the development of the virtual resource center, in complement to other similar initiatives
  • Ensure the impactful engagement of Nigerian and international stakeholders in the project including as mentors and twinning partners
  • Ensure budget management
  • Ensure effective communication around the project and among the project team and NIF.
  • Report daily on progress to the Senior Consultant responsible for the project
  • Manage the monitoring and evaluation of the project, including preparing project updates and reporting
  • Stay informed on political, humanitarian and security contexts, while providing structured updates to the INGO Forum as it relates to localization globally regionally and nationally
  • Facilitate effective information flow between field-level realities in NE Nigeria and capital-level coordination in Abuja
  • Provide linkages between INGO and NNGO community / identify opportunities for collaboration
  • Help organize and facilitate workshops and other capacity development, as necessary


  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Communication; Journalism; Information Management or any relevant field
  • Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field (minimum master’s degree or work experience equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 5 years in the
  • Nigerian public, humanitarian or development sectors, including knowledge and understanding of the international humanitarian/development system and the mandates of the actors involved.
  • Experience in working with capacity building of civil society organizations (CSOs) or small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Direct experience in Nigerian social impact start-ups or CSOs preferred

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and analytical skills
  • Proven project management experience
  • Proven experience in team and budget management
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Commitment to international humanitarian standards and principles.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
  • Proven experience in influencing for policy change and practice
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating meetings in a high-pressure professional setting
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with high-level actors
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.

We can offer

  • Commencement: February 2020
  • Duration: 7 months
  • Salary / benefits: According to NRC’s general directions of grade level 8  step 1
  • Duty station: Abuja, with frequent travels. Travel outside Abuja is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.

Application Closing Date
29th January, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.

IMPORTANT! Currently, NRC Recruitment Application Form is not yet out online, DISREGARD any form of advert you come across. This page will be updated immediately the form is out.


  • Nigerian Nationals Only
  • An approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
  • 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.

Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Norwegian Refugee Council does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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