Shelter Specialist (Kosti) – NRC

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification13450
Job CategoryShelter
LocationKosti Area Office
Posting Date12/20/2023, 12:38 PM
Job ScheduleFull time

Females are highly encouraged to Apply. What we are looking for

The Shelter Specialist is a member of the Programme Unit (PU). The position-holder is the strategic and technical lead at the country level. As such, they are responsible for taking a lead role in strategic leadership, technical quality, advocacy and coordination, and fundraising for the Shelter CC. The position-holder will also be responsible for providing technical support and guidance to the Shelter field teams. What you will do

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. Develop Shelter strategy, technical guidance, and Macro LFAs that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities. 
  2. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  3. Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposals, budgets, and donor reports.
  4. Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities.
  5. Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within CC, and ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.
  1. Strategic Leadership. Lead the revision of the CC Strategy as part of the broader Country Strategy development process. This includes contributing to Integrated Programming through active collaboration and coordination with other Core Competencies, and engagement in cross-cutting initiatives.
  2. Safe & Inclusive Programming. Lead the strengthening of the Shelter safe programming standards, and support cross-cutting initiatives to ensure Do-No-Harm and improve inclusion, accountability, community engagement, etc. in the wider NRC Sudan program. 
  3. Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning. Play a leading role in facilitating the development of AO-level emergency response and preparedness planning to support timely multi-sector response to rapid onset needs. 
  4. Partnerships. Contribute to the strengthening and expansion of NRC’s partnerships with other agencies. This includes supporting the field teams to strengthen their downstream partnership approaches with local NGOs and developing strategic informal (i.e. nonfinancial) partnerships with relevant stakeholders to foster collaboration and coordination to support NRC Sudan’s overall objectives. 
  5. Advocacy and Coordination. Contribute to NRC’s advocacy objectives through meaningful engagement in briefings, development of advocacy products, and coordination. As delegated by the HoP, represent NRC and the Shelter program in the relevant coordination fora, and with external stakeholders. 
  6. Learning. Led the harmonizing and strengthening of Shelter monitoring and evaluation tools and systems, in collaboration with the M&E team. Responsible for supporting program learning throughout the project cycle. 

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position as the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the JD. 

What you will bring:

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  1. Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  2. Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts 
  3. Core competency expertise 
  4. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities 
  5. Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market-based programs 
  6. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile 
  7. Fluency in English, both written and verbal 
  8. Valid driver’s license 

Context/specific skills, knowledge, and experience

  1. Knowledge of the context in Sudan is preferred 
  2. Experience working in a hardship duty station is preferred 
  3. Experience working directly with humanitarian donors is preferred 
  4. Experience with scale-up and significant contextual change is preferred 
  5. Experience with capacity building is a strong asset 
  6. Ability to use LFA as a tool for project/program design and follow-up 
  • Duty station: Kosti, Sudan
  • Contract: international contract, 24 months.
  • Travel: up to 30%.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s international salary scale. 
  • NRC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRCImportant information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history, and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment at [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve the international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

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.

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