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Kenya: RE-ADVERTISEMENT -Regional Shelter Core Competency Adviser – Region Horn of Africa

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Sep 2017

Job description – Regional Shelter Core Competency Adviser

Position: Regional Shelter Core Competency Adviser

Reports to: Regional Program Director

Technical Supervision of: CCS/PDM/PM in country offices

Duty station: HoA Regional Office – Nairobi

Travel: 40%

Project number: KEFZ1701

Duration and type of contract: 24 Months

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.

1. Role and responsibilities

The Regional Shelter Core Competency Adviser Advisor is the organisation’s regional expert within the core competence.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Technical CC support: Responsible for the provision of strategic advice and guidance to the Country Offices in relation to the core competency to ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and relevant programming.

  2. Capacity development: Accountable for the capacity development along the technical reporting lines (to COs and RO) within the Shelter core competency including the mentoring and development of key staff in the country offices. Contribute to the recruitment and induction of appropriately qualified core competency staff.

  3. Technical CC development: Responsible for the further development of NRC’s country office Shelter programmes ensuring that NRC remains a relevant actor.

  4. Programme integration: Contribute to the identification and utilization of programmatic synergies between Shelter and the other core competencies as well as the development areas through the integrated programme approach.

  5. Learning and information sharing: Responsible for the documentation, analysing and dissemination of Shelter learning from the country programs including the sharing of best practices, resources and tools ensuring coherence, efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.

  6. Networking and representation: Responsible for the networking and representation of NRC in regional policy debates in relation to CC (replace CC by name of respective Core Competence. Contribute to the participation of the core competency in country clusters and representation in various fora when requested and relevant. Contribute to the identification, development and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. donors, UN agencies, NGOs) related to Shelter in the region and the related countries.

  7. Resource mobilization: Contribute to the resource mobilisation and fundraising for regional programme development related to Shelter.

  8. Monitoring and Evaluation: Contribute to the development and facilitate the use of effective assessment and M&E systems ensuring compliance with NRC program policy, quality standards and technical guidance. Contribute to the overall analysis, strategic use and dissemination of relevant data for Shelter. Contribute to the alignment of M&E and PCM systems with the Shelter core competency.

  9. Advocacy: Contribute to the identification, prioritization, development and documentation of advocacy issues related to Shelter.

  10. Programme Policy compliance: Responsible for the monitoring of country programme compliance with the Programme Policy and to activate procedures to obtain approval/rejection of context specific deviations from the programme policy in country offices.

Specific responsibilities (20%)

  1. Policy and strategies: Contribute to the development of policies and strategies related to shelter. Contribute to development of Programme Policy and related governing documents to reflect new needs and emerging humanitarian trends.

  2. Technical CC development: Contribute to the adaptation of NRC’s global shelter programme approaches and the development of guidelines, tools and innovative approaches based on research of trends and the learning from the country offices.

  3. Core competence pilots: Responsible for the identification of pilot projects for the further development of the shelter core competency in the region. Contribute to the communication of results and the development of recommendations.

  4. Program development projects: Responsible for the management of programme development projects that are relevant for the region, including the spending of earmarked funds and reporting requirements

  5. Country office start-up: Contribute to the strategic positioning of NRC through an adequate and high quality shelter programme response in the establishing phase of new country operations.

  6. Centre of Excellence: Contribute to the effective utilization of the shelter Centre of Excellence. Contribute to the pro-active and inclusive management of the shelter community of practice.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant primary interfaces for this position are:

· Interface with Global Shelter Team Leader

· Interface with Global Shelter Adviser

· Interface with all Regional CC Advisers

· Interface with Regional Programme Advisers and Regional M&E Adviser

· Interface with CCS, PDM and Shelter PMs in the region

· Interface with Global and Regional Advocacy Advisers

· Interface with Global and Regional Media Advisers

2. Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. Competencies are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

  1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience as a manager within the humanitarian field, including (ideally) experience of working as an adviser
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, and ability to work independently in a result oriented, multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • High level of professional expertise in the core competence
  • Experience in drafting and encouraging implementation of policy/strategic guidance, and developing practical tools and resources
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Able to represent organisation at a strategic level
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position)

  • Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

· Handling insecure environments

· Planning and delivering results

· Influencing

· Analysing

· Communicating with impact and respect

· Coping with change

· Strategic thinking

3. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

· The Job Description

· The Work and Development Plan

· The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template

· The End-term Performance Review Template

· The NRC Competency Framework

How to apply:

This is a Re-advertisement position. If you have previously applied for this position, please do not apply again.

For new applicants, visit www.nrc.no and go to vacancies.

No hard copy applications will be accepted.

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