Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Emergency Officer Job Kigoma at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Position: Emergency Officer (Distribution and Reception Centre)

Tanzania National Only - Tanzania - Re-advertised
Norwegian Refugee Council
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 mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a pre-assessment mission in the refugee camps in north western Tanzania and the assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention and NRC therefore decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo town, to respond in Mtendeli and/or Nduta refugee camps. The initial interventions will focus in three sectors; shelter, WASH and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms).

To apply for this position please follow the link at the end of this advert
Email and paper applications will not be considered.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
The purpose of Emergency Officer is to enable displacement affected persons access timely humanitarian assistance upon arrival in the camp and their continued support. The officer will achieve this through guiding and supporting staffs working at the Distribution and Reception centre in the Refugee Camp.

Job description
Ensure adherence to NRC policies, guidelines and standards
Ensure compliance with Camp Management strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
Assess, promote and document ideas for improvement and further program development options
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Promote and share ideas for improvement of procedures and existing systems
Collaborate with other humanitarian organizations in the camp when receiving new arrivals and organizing for their timely assistance.
Monitor living conditions and access to services for persons residing at the reception centre
Provide guidance and management to the distribution team during Non-Food Items (NFI’s) distributions.
Organize and prepare distribution plans in collaboration with partners ensuring that distribution procedures are in line with the requirements of donor agencies.
Carry out assessment and plan for regular maintenance of facilities installed at the reception centres.
Manage data, prepare reports and maintain records for both distribution and the reception centre.
Contribute to the development and improvement of systems for enhanced accountability in service provision.
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Engage with the community representatives and facilitate two-way information sharing on issues relating to reception and distribution activities.
Represent NRC in coordination meetings whenever required

Camp Management Project Manager, Community Services Coordinator, Area Manager
All NRC Employees in Kasulu, Mekere and Nyaragusu
Support staff
Peer INGO’s

Education field 
Administration / Organisation / Management

Education title: Project Management

Education level
College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
3 years relevant experience from a humanitarian/recovery context
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Be able to use a wide variety of software, including Word, Excel and Power Point
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of Swahili, French or Kirundi is an advantage

We offer
Duty station: Nyarugusu
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nyarugusu Camp.
Deadline for application:11/01/2019


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