Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Job Vacancies

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 positions below:


Job Title: Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator

Job Identification: 4865
Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Job Category: Cash Transfer Programming
Level: Grade Level 7 (Nigerian National)
Reports to: Livelihoods and Food Security Manager
Travel: 50% travel to other implementing LGA’s
Duration and type of contract: 10 Months (till Dec. 31 2022 – Renewable)


  • Under the Project Manager, the  Livelihoods and Food Security coordinator provides technical oversight of all aspects of the relevant project.
  • Conduct regular visits to the project implementation areas and provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the project and impact and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Coordinate project activities including coordination with community leaders and relevant government authorities to select project participants through pre-set eligibility criteria as per the project technical description.
  • Guarantee community involvement at all phases of the activities to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects.
  • Record and document good practices, lessons learnt, and establish a database in coordination with Monitoring and Evaluation to capture Livelihoods and Food Security program performance.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Project Manager on project activities, within the agreed deadlines as required
  • Participate in conducting training and support field team for organizing training and required material (technical curriculum, guideline notes, etc.)
  • Support in developing guidance and tools for Livelihoods and Food Security assessment, baseline, end line, monitoring, planning, survey and progress along with the Monitoring and Evaluation team.
  • Work collaboratively with NRC’s logistics and finance staff as required to process Purchase Requests (PR) for project activities.
  • In collaboration with the Food Security Project Manager and Area Manager, play a key role in recruiting Food Security field staff.
  • In coordination with the Livelihood and Food Security Project Manager, represent NRC in coordination meetings with local authorities and NGOs when required.
  • Any other additional responsibilities as delegated by the line manager.


  • University Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Food & Agribusiness, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Agricultural Extension, Education or other related fields.
  • At least four years of experience working with a national or international NGO or United Nations agency in the northeast of Nigeria.
  • At least two years of experience managing program staff and implementation in the field with experience in education preferred.
  • Understanding of data collection, analysis, and documentation of results.
  • Experience mobilizing communities and interacting with government education authorities.
  • Analytic and computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral required.

Application Closing Date
11th March, 2022 by 01:00.

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




Job Title: ICLA Data Officer

Job Identification: 4154
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance

Job Description

  • The position of ICLA Officer (Data) will be based in Yola and will be supporting the Offices the Field Offices under Area South.
  • He/She will be responsible for specific tasks related to Data Encoding, Database Management, Data Quality Assurance, Update and report Indicators performance, and monthly reporting on GORS for the Area South Offices.
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  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability.
  • These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the ICLA Specialist, the ICLA Data Officer ensures accurate data management and reporting for the ICLA projects.

Generic Responsibilities:

  • These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.
  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Support the work of the ICLA technical staff through the development and maintenance of an up-to-date ICLA database
  • Produce regular, high quality qualitative and quantitative reports as required
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific Responsibilities:
Specific roles and responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate uploading of all data collected by ICLA staff onto the database
  • Oversee the operation of the ICLA database and Kobo data collection software, conducting repairs, updates and improvements as required
  • Produce detailed, relevant, and high-quality qualitative and quantitative reports as requested
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the ICLA team’s data collection methods and tools
  • Conduct regular training for ICLA staff to improve the quality of the data being collected
  • Provide quality control and oversight of the data that is being collected, identifying and addressing errors in collection or input
  • Support M &E and ICLA staff in outcome survey monitoring and reporting
  • Report monthly on GORS
  • Update and report on a monthly basis indicator tracker for different projects
  • Support proper filing of documents and compliance with data protection policies


  • Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results.
  • They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional Competencies:

  • These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other relevant fields
  • At least 3 years experience working with databases and data collection platforms, including the writing of quantitative and/or qualitative reports
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of English

Context / Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining databases
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining mobile data collection platforms. Previous experience of Kobo strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Office, Excel, SQL, Access, etc
  • Ability to present complex data clearly

Behavioral Competencies:

  • These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job.
  • NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
    • Planning and delivering results
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • Handling an insecure environment.
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Application Closing Date
14th March, 2022 by 14:54.

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




Job Title: Logistics Technical Assistant

Job Identification: 5114
Location: Pulka, Borno
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Logistics


  • Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree qualification.

Application Closing Date
14th March, 2022 by 14:06.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Humanitarian Access Coordinator

Job Identification: 5021
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Health, Safety and Security
Level: Grade Level 7 (Nigerian National)
Reports to: Country Director – Maiduguri
Travel: 75% travel to other implementing LGA’s
Duration and type of contract: 10 Months (till Dec. 31 2022 – Renewable)

Job Description

  • NRC is looking for a Humanitarian Access Coordinator for Nigeria. The purpose of the Humanitarian Access Coordinator position is to promote humanitarian access and coordination efforts, support the day-to-day implementation of the NRC Project in implementation sites, deliver training to staff on day to day negotiation, humanitarian principles and contribute to evidence-based advocacy, work closely with program advocacy, security and access teams to ensure a unified reporting information-sharing on access constraints, enablers, and statistics.

Humanitarian Access Management and Strategy Implementation:

  • Design, in a participatory manner with Area offices and programme unit (CCs), NRC humanitarian access strategy for CO.
  • Develop, in a participatory manner, access work plans with Area and field offices.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of access-related initiatives, and other reporting and information/communication flows.
  • Support access innovation initiatives in all NRC Area offices.
  • Provide area-based access analyses supporting operational implementation or programme development.
  • Support Country Director & HSS Manager in mentoring field staff on access and humanitarian principles.
  • Collate and compile monthly access report in consultation with all CCs, Area Managers, Program Coordinators and submit to HSSM & Country Director.
  • Maintain and update area specific actors and stakeholder mapping, and access constraints tracker for all NRC locations.
  • Continuously and proactively monitor and evaluate the political, economic, social, and humanitarian situation for developments affecting humanitarian access, to inform NRC’s response.
  • Collaborate with the Area Managers and Advocacy team to respond to monthly access-advocacy global surveys.

Access Coordination Support:

  • Support the facilitation of access coordination groups which NRC participates in and leads.
  • Participate in all Access Working Group meetings, Civil – Military Co meetings and ad hoc meetings as may be required from time to time.
  • Participate as required in Area Office coordination meetings.
  • Provide briefings, following special research or assessments, to access groups.
  • Facilitate field-level coordination meetings, particularly in LGAs
  • Conduct regular visit in all NRC field locations including those with potential for interventions and work closely with NRC RRM and other CCs.

Humanitarian Negotiations and Community Outreach:

  • Represent NRC as a humanitarian organization in community outreach meetings and in access negotiation meetings with government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Strategically network with interlocutors, in a fully principled and transparent manner.
  • Coordinate humanitarian negotiations and community outreach plans with all NRC field offices
  • Develop training plans for staff on humanitarian principles, negotiation and mediation and CIMCORD.
  • Advocate and support field staff to undertake online Access trainings on NRC platform.

Job Requirement

  • Degree Level: University, Advanced qualification
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Application Closing Date
9th March, 2022 by 1:00 AM.

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


  • This position is open for Nigerian Nationals Only.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.


Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
  • Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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