Since 2015, NRC Nigeria has been working to help displacement affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). In 2021, NRC reached over 269,000 people with assistance.
The Consortium is in the Second Year of Implementation where NRC is the Grant Manager working with the Consortium Partners to deliver Education Services across the Northeast regions of Nigeria in complementary with UNICEF and SCI.
The Consortium Manager will report to the NRC’s Head of Programmes for administrative and human resource matters; while also reporting to and being accountable to the Consortium Steering Committee, which will consist of all consortium members, Country Directors (or designated representative). The Steering Committee will develop and agree on a set of clear guidelines for the Consortium Manager to follow. The Consortium Manager will operate independently from partner’s operations.
Role and responsibilities
- Coordinate with consortium members to ensure high quality implementation of activities, compliance with donor and consortium rules, and accountability to beneficiaries.
- Ensure effective coordination and communication among consortium members, steering and technical committees, programmatic and finance/support teams across partners, donors, and other stakeholders. Coordination is one of the key elements of the position.
- Recruit and manage consortium-specific staff, consultants and sub-contractors as needed to carry out activities.
- Manage the consortium budget, assets and resources.
- With the Steering Committee, develop and implement a multi-year consortium strategy (programmatic and financial).
- Act as a focal point for the consortium. Represent the consortium to external stakeholders – donors, government, coordination bodies, and local and international NGOs. Include the Steering Committee and other consortium staff in representation as much as possible and as appropriate. Network with relevant actors to help achieve consortium objectives.
- Responsible for all aspects of grant management including but not limited to submitting high-quality proposals to donors, financial and programmatic reporting, grant filing, partnership agreements, and sharing grant information (reports, proposals, agreements) with consortium members.
- Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of member activities as needed for reporting, learning and possibly advocacy purposes.
- Coordinate Steering Committee meetings and implement the agreed course of actions.
- Advanced university degree in relevant field.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in senior project management and/or coordination for an international organisation with responsibility for programming in a humanitarian, conflict, or post-conflict context; or equivalent; specific experiences and knowledge on Rapid Response Mechanism.
- Proven experience in project cycle management and grant management.
- Strong communication, inter-personal, facilitation and diplomatic skills, including the professional credibility to provide coordination and sometimes guidance to member organisations.
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal, with strong writing and editing skills.
- Knowledge about RRM and Emergency Response in Food, Wash, Shelter/NFI, Protection, etc…
- Experience working with the ECHO, DFID, UNICEF, etc.
- Experience with external representation.
- Experience working in complex emergencies, volatile contexts.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.
What we offer:
- 12 months fixed term contract
- Grade 9 in NRC scale
- An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
- A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 14/02/2023
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