Niger

NRC recruits 01 ICLA Project Manager

NRC recruits 01 ICLA Project Manager – Niger (1613543988)

Job Description:With the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel conflict surges in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria are spilling over into Niger. The country is faced to multiple shocks (climatic, demographic, security and health) with dramatic consequences on the lives of populations whose humanitarian needs are increasing considerably and whose access to basic social services is seriously compromised. According to the humanitarian needs overview in 2021, 3.7 million of people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance, with amongst 51% of whom are women, 55% children and 4.2% children with disabilities.NRC in Niger is providing a multisector support in Maradi and is currently engaging with stakeholders to extend its assistance in Tillabery. Areas covered by NRC in Niger are Shelter, Wash, Livelihood and Legal Assistance. NRC’s Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme seeks to ensure that beneficiaries have access to civil documentation, and housing, land and property (HLP) rights. In addition to the provision of legal services, the ICLA programme also engages with authorities and other relevant actors to strengthen their capacity in addressing civil documentation and HLP issues affecting displaced persons and host communities in Burkina Faso.NRC is therefore looking for an experienced Project Manager who will roll out its ICLA strategy and implement ICLA programme activities in the various areas of its operations in Burkina Faso.All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.1. Role and responsibilitiesThe purpose of the ICLA Project Manager position is to implement delegated ICLA project portfolio. Generic responsibilities Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and proceduresLine management of project staff and responsible for staff recruitmentContribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projectsCoordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirementsProvide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high quality of projectsProvide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist, highlight operational successes and challengesEnsure that projects targets beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess better ways to assist.Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with the Area Manager and ICLA Coordinators.Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy.Identify and implement appropriate intervention in rural and urban contexts in coordination with others CC’sDevelop approaches and activities ensuring promotion of the Do No Harm principleSpecific responsibilitiesCoordinate and Supervise the ICLA project team and program activities such as project reports, follow-up, meetings and report to the Area Manager.Coordinate preparation of work plans and progress reports for ICLA teamsExpand and maintain NRC’s network of relevant stakeholders in all operational areasCoordinate establishment of client outreach, screening and identification proceduresCoordinate establishment of case documentation management systemsSupport development and strengthening of synergies between all NRC programsDocument case studies and best practice for facilitating secure land tenure and identity documents for IDPsPrepare presentations and papers demonstrating lessons learnedSupport the preparation of funding proposalsTravel regularly to the project sites (Tillabery and Maradi) to support the field teamCarry out thematic assessments in the areas of expertiseCoordinate Preparation of donor reports, GORs and monthly reports on activities and progressEnsure the completion of the various periodic data collection and analysis tools required by the Protection Cluster (5 W Matrix, Training Matrix, etc.).Ensure capacity building for all stakeholders (staff and partners) in areas pertaining to ICLAWork closely with the ICLA Specialist in ensuring the operationalization of the ICLA strategies in countryDeveloping programmes which are in line with the NRC Burkina Faso integrated programming approach.Produce updates, reports and working papers which are relevant to the sector and which are working tools for the advocacy team.Ensure that NRC’s programmes are guided by and effectively abide by the humanitarian principlesAny other tasks as assigned by the supervisor 2. CompetenciesCompetencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:1. Professional competenciesThese are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.Education· Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law or any relevant masters in humanities Generic professional competencies for this position:Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within field of expertiseTechnical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sectorPrevious experience from working in complex and volatile contextsExperience in working independently in a results-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environmentExperience in managing staffExcellent command in Microsoft ApplicationsDocumented technical competences related to the position’s responsibilitiesDocumented results related to the position’s responsibilitiesKnowledge about own leadership skills/profileFluency in French, both written and verbalKnowledge of English will be a plus Context related skills, knowledge and experience· Knowledge of the context in NigerPolitical and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issueProven skills in report writingDemonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methodsHandling insecure environmentsPolitical and cultural awareness 2. Behavioural competenciesThese are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following areessential for this position:· Planning and delivering results· Working with people· Communicating with impact and respect· Analysing· Handling insecure environments Generic responsibilitiesCompliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and proceduresLine management of project staff and responsible for staff recruitmentContribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projectsCoordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirementsProvide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high quality of projectsProvide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist, highlight operational successes and challengesEnsure that projects targets beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess better ways to assist.Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with the Area Manager and ICLA Coordinators.Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.10. Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy.11. Identify and implement appropriate intervention in rural and urban contexts in coordination with others CC’sDevelop approaches and activities ensuring promotion of the Do No Harm principle Specific responsibilitiesCoordinate and Supervise the ICLA project team and program activities such as project reports, follow-up, meetings and report to the Area Manager.Coordinate preparation of work plans and progress reports for ICLA teamsExpand and maintain NRC’s network of relevant stakeholders in all operational areasCoordinate establishment of client outreach, screening and identification proceduresCoordinate establishment of case documentation management systemsSupport development and strengthening of synergies between all NRC programsDocument case studies and best practice for facilitating secure land tenure and identity documents for IDPsPrepare presentations and papers demonstrating lessons learnedSupport the preparation of funding proposalsTravel regularly to the project sites (Tillabery and Maradi) to support the field teamCarry out thematic assessments in the areas of expertiseCoordinate Preparation of donor reports, GORs and monthly reports on activities and progressEnsure the completion of the various periodic data collection and analysis tools required by the Protection Cluster (5 W Matrix, Training Matrix, etc.).Ensure capacity building for all stakeholders (staff and partners) in areas pertaining to ICLAWork closely with the ICLA Specialist in ensuring the operationalization of the ICLA strategies in countryDeveloping programmes which are in line with the NRC Burkina Faso integrated programming approach.Produce updates, reports and working papers which are relevant to the sector and which are working tools for the advocacy team.Ensure that NRC’s programmes are guided by and effectively abide by the humanitarian principlesAny other tasks as assigned by the supervisorClick here for more details about this role!

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