Norwegian Refugee Council Consultant Jobs in Nigeria

Norwegian Refugee Council Consultant Jobs in Nigeria



NRC is looking for a Media and Communications Coordinator for our Country programme based in Maiduguri - North Eastern Nigeria. The purpose of the Media and Communications Coordinator position is to support the development and implementation of the media and communication portfolio in all NRC Nigeria program activities.


NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja.



NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WaSH); Livelihoods and Food Security; Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
The Media and Communications Coordinator reports to the Advocacy Manager.


Specific objectives of the assessment

  • Identify and map out both on-farm and off-farm livelihoods opportunities existing in the area of NRC intervention coverage for support through business and vocational skills training and grant support.
  • Assess the vocational skills trade required, identifying both the existing skills and skill gaps to venture into livelihoods opportunities identified.
  • Assess the agriculture produce value chain and identify potential value addition business viable in the targeted area putting into consideration the target population and local community dynamics and cultural preferences and the market demand.
  • Provide information to inform on vocational course to be offered and the training content based on the identified skill gaps and demand in the market. This should include post-training linkages and placement opportunities to broaden beneficiaries’ prospects for a sustainable self-employment and enhanced livelihood.


    Methodology


  • The Consultant(s) will work with NRC to expand upon the ToR as required. The methodology adopted should, be gender sensitive, and cover all LGAs (Hawul,,Biu Damboa, Askira Uba, Jere/ Maiduguri MMC, Mobbar and Kukawa) where the project is being implemented.

  • The assessment should include a mixed method approach comprising of both qualitative and quantitative methods. The methods suggested can include e.g.: document review, household surveys, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions. Triangulation shall be done in the analysis phase. The assessment should take place in three phases:

    Inception report

  • The Consultant(s) will develop an inception report, including an assessment matrix, work plan and data collection tools. These documents will be validated by the project manager prior to the data collection phase.

    Data Collection and Analysis

  • The Consultant(s) will coordinate with NRC to employ enumerators to undertake relevant quantitative data collection, under the control and responsibility of the Consultant(s). FGDs, interviews and other qualitative methods should be carried out by the assessment team. The assessment team is fully responsible for data cleaning, as well as quantitative and qualitative analyses.

    Assessment Report and Validation workshop

  • The Assessment team will draft the report, present and share with the programme team. The final assessment report shall be validated by the project manager.
  • Expected deliverables by the Consultant/s
    The consultant/s is responsible for the timely delivery of the following:
  • An inception meeting report, assessment matrix (maximum 5 pages), data collection tools, methodology and timelines for all the deliverables.
  • Databases in excel or other software for qualitative and qualitative data and corresponding analysis;
  • A feedback workshop/ presentation meeting with NRC team to highlight on the major findings and recommendations of the assessment.
  • A draft report (maximum 50 pages with an executive summary of no more than 3-4 pages) including findings, conclusions, and recommendations for concrete actions to be taken in the implementation of the business and vocational skills support in the selected LGA’s in Borno state.
  • A final report that incorporates comments from NRC livelihoods and food security team, alongside a response matrix detailing how each comment was handled in the revising of the
    draft report.
  • Databases with quantitative and qualitative evaluation data

    NRC Obligations

  • The LFS Project Manager will be the key contact person for the consultant to ensure that the assessment takes place as planned. The Project Coordinator- Business and Vocational skills training will coordinate the process and schedule all the logistic arrangement including field trips and respondent identification for the assessment. The Project Coordinator will be the key contact on logistic arrangement for the consultant to facilitate the assessment.

    NRC will support the consultant through the following:

  • Compilation of background documentation and relevant data;
  • Scheduling and logistics support for initial interviews and inception work planning;
  • Arranging accommodation requirements for the consultant/s during the duration of the fieldwork;
  • Rapid review and commenting on outputs and deliverables. NRC Livelihoods and Food Security Manager will provide feedback and comment within 7 days of receiving the draft report;
  • Scheduling and logistics support for the review/ validation workshop/meeting.

    Ethical considerations

  • The consultant/s will make it clear to all those participating in the assessment as respondent that they are under no obligation to participate in the assessment if they don’t wish to. All participants will be assured that there will be no negative consequences if they choose not to participate. The consultant/s will obtain informed consent from the participants to go ahead with interviews.
  • Consultant/s will have to receive prior permission for taking and use of visual still/ moving images for specific purposes, i.e., ‘for assessment report and presentations.
  • Consultant/s will assure the participants’ anonymity and confidentiality and will ensure the visual data is protected and used for agreed purpose only.


    Requirements


  • Lead consultant/s with advanced university degree or equivalent in either
  • Entrepreneurship, Business studies, statistic or other fields related to micro and small enterprise development and or vocational training;
  • At least 5-10 years of relevant experience and proven expertise in conducting assessments and studies in relation to micro and small enterprise development and vocational skills training and placement;
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of the Borno state, small and micro enterprise sector and vocational training and placement.
  • Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision in a complex and security sensitive environment; · Proficient knowledge and ability to understand and speak the following local language; Kanuri, Hausa.


    How to Apply

    Bids must include the following:

  • Proposal including, outline of the assessment framework and methodology, proposed time frame and work plan.
  • Cover letter clearly summarizing experience as it pertains to this assignment and three professional references (max 1 page);
  • Proposed assessment budget clearly showing costs categories, units and explanations;
  • CVs and evidence of past assessments and studies conducted, at least one should be of similar nature or sector.

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd February, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Consultant Jobs in Nigeria


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