Community Liaison / Non-Technical Survey (NTS) Manager Job at DRC
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Liaison / Non-Technical Survey (NTS) Manager
Start Date: 5th March, 2018
Contract length: one-year contract
Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied / Non-family Duty
- Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Non-Technical Survey (NTS) and Community Liaison Manager to lead our Non-Technical Survey and Risk Education projects in North East Nigeria.
About the Job
- The Danish Refugee Council is present in Nigeria since 2015, delivering emergency assistance to IDPs and host communities in the three North Eastern states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno. From late 2015 until now, the Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been scaling up its programme of Risk Education and in 2017 only, more than 280,000 individuals benefitted from training sessions. In areas where conflict is not present anymore, DDG plans to start with Community Liaison activities and Non-technical Surveys for which an experienced manager is seeked to lead a team of 21 facilitators, 4 supervisors and over 90 volunteers. Three (3) NTS teams could already start in May 2018, depending on funding availability.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- Design a community liaison plan, including Non-Technical Survey (NTS) & Risk Education (RE) for the 3 North East states of Nigeria (Yobe, Adamawa & Borno);
- Overall responsibility over DDG’s NTS and MRE teams, their recruitmet, training and operational supervision;
- Analyse data on casualties and contamination collected by NTS teams and provide reports on Hazardous Areas;
- Support Head of program in liaising with authorities and local communities
- To be successful in this role, we expect you to have strong leadership skills and capacity to work independently, be pragmatical but also innovative, with creative thinking backed by strong analytical and reporting skills.
- You need to have political and cultural sensitivity, as well as diplomatic, tactful and flexible intepersonal style.
- All employees should master DRC’s core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity. Key requirements
Moreover, we also expect the following:
- A minimum of 2 years of working experience on NTS & MRE within the Humanitarian Mine Action sector.
- Proven understanding of IMAS and Land Release Process.
- Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline from an internationally recognized university or equivalent experience.
- Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills.
- IMAS EOD level 2 or NTS/Community Liaison training and/or qualification from recognized Mine Action organization.
- Hands on knowledge of working with IMSMA, web mapping and GIS software.
Application Closing Date
19th February, 2018.