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Human Resource Roles at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

(Posted on: June 16, 2017)

Human Resource Roles at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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.

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.

In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC initially started an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.

Human Resources Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 2 years
Location: Borno

In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State and surrounding North-Eastern states. NRC initially started activities in the areas of Food Security & Livelihood, Water and Sanitation (WaSH), Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Shelter/NFI sectors and subsequently Education. NRC is therefore seeking A Human Resources Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The Human Resources Officer reports to the HR/Admin. Coordinator.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Ensure compliance with NRC HR policies and the local labor law in all procedures and processes
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and exits, introductions, trainings, staff benefits etc. on field office level
  • Ensure that staff records are up to date and filed appropriately
  • Ensure reporting, documenting and payment of staff benefits, social security, taxes etc.
  • Advice and support line managers and staff in HR processes
  • Perform any other task assigned by the HR Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience from working with human resource management in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Relevant university degree or other educational background combined with relevant professional experience
  • Previous experience from working in a complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • High level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure

Personal qualification

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract period: 31st December, 2017 (With possibility of extension)
Contract Type:   Full time (Working Days – 5 days per week)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State


Human Resources Assistant
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 1 year
Location: Borno

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper audit and filing of documents to ensure required documents are collected and maintained in employee files
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function (planning and overseeing employee recognition events)
  • Support recruitment process by collecting applications, schedules examination, administering tests, coordinating appointments and background/reference checks, and communicating benefit information
  • New employee to the organization by conducting orientation: Ensure all new staff receive necessary induction pack/work support tools, schedule briefing with relevant departments and assist in resolving related Administrative challenges and guidance on SOP’s using the new employee checklist
  • Assist in the administration of expat staff information relevant for immigration procedure (visa and permit applications)
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects operations by keeping human resource information confidential
  • Provides clerical support duties to the HR Manager
  • Perform any other task reasonably assigned by the HR/Admin. Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-year experience from working in a Support Function role in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Relevant university degree or other educational background combined with relevant professional experience
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa/Kanuri/Fulani) is an added advantage

Personal qualification

  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Communicating with impact and respect – All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract period: 31st December, 2017 (With possibility of extension)
Contract Type:   Full time (Working Days – 5 days per week)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

Method of Application
Interested and qualified Candidate can submit their “application letter, updated CV and a copy of valid means of national identification (Driver License, National Passport, Voters Card, National Identity Card) to the following e-mail Address: nq.vacancies@nrc.no The title of the position  must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.

  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please note that to apply at NRC is FREE!!
  • NRC does not ask for money or any form of favour for submission of application or employment
  • (any applications received after the deadline will not be considered)
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.
Deadline: 20th June, 2017

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