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Regional Adviser on Disaster Displacement IDMC CDI

Countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 1 Apr 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to support national governments, regional organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance their capacity to prevent, reduce and address disaster displacement. You will also have an opportunity to ensure that IDMC continues engaging in the region, and more visibility to disaster displacement and promote tools and policy instruments to better avert, minimize or address the phenomenon.

What we are looking for:

NRC is seeking a highly qualified “Regional Adviser on Disaster Displacement, Sub-Saharan Africa” with relevant experience working on issues of internal or cross-border disaster displacement, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, or related.

What you will do:

Some of your specific responsibilities include:

  • Through desk-based and in-country analysis, undertake assessments of national data systems on internal displacement, identifying available data sources, producers, publishers and users, potential gaps, and areas for improvement to ensure a comprehensive monitoring of the phenomenon.
  • Generate engagement and work closely with in-country actors to develop road maps for the improvement of national data systems on internal displacement.
  • Support the strengthening of in-country capacities to prevent and address disaster displacement, including through delivering and organizing workshops, trainings, and provision of advice.
  • Identify opportunities for political engagement in the region and raise awareness of governments and other organisations working on internal displacement in affected countries on the importance of collecting, analysing, reporting, and using better data to inform more impactful interventions.
  • Monitor and report on policy developments in the region.
  • Support requests for data-sharing between IDMC and data collecting organizations.
  • Support opportunities for IDMC to access sources of primary data on internal displacement due to disasters and conflicts in the region.
  • Contribute inputs to IDMC strategies and plans to engage in the region on disaster displacement, including IDMC’s capacity support work.
  • Support the organization of meetings and events in the region for IDMC.
  • Contribute to IDMC’s fundraising efforts and reporting on activities undertaken in the region.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • 10 years of relevant experience working on issues of internal or cross-border disaster displacement, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, or related.
  • Ability to make large and/or complex data more accessible, understandable and usable.
  • Master’s degree in international development, displacement, forced migration, environmental protection, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, or related degree.
  • 5 years’ experience working with established networks and/or building partnerships.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. French is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Desirable experience working on the nexus of disaster- and conflict-related displacement.
  • Desirable experience working in conflict-affected environments and managing political sensitivities.
  • Need to have the right to work in one of the assigned duty stations prior to application.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: NRC Dakar, Abuja, or Nairobi ((located in NRC Country/Regional Office).
  • Contract: 1 year contract – renewable.
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 8 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

If you have any questions about this role, [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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  • Date d'expiration: 1 avril 2024
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: Regional Adviser on Disaster Displacement IDMC

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