Director INGO Forum at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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Job Title: Director INGO Forum

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description
What we are looking for:  

  • The purpose of the Nigeria INGO Forum Director is overall responsible for facilitating, leading and quality managing the work of the INGO Forum ensuring it remains relevant to the needs of its members and is appropriate to the context. 
  • The INGO Forum Director will have purview of INGO engagement across NIF and engage predominantly at the high-level elevating operational concerns in strategic decision-making mechanisms and processes and also engaging in regional and global platforms to raise the profile of the NIF context. 

What You Will Do

  • Compliance with and adherence to NIF approved policies and procedures and to and donor policies, guidance, and procedures. 
  • Proactive agenda setting; facilitating a space for INGO-INGO collaboration; enabling sharing of information and analysis for effective decision-making. 
  • High level representation of INGO interests in external meetings and planning efforts nationally and globally; and strategically guide and encourage common advocacy and policy engagement.  
  • Manages the Secretariat team, which includes NIF national and international staff 
  • Manages office operations in Abuja and provides strategic oversight of operations 
  • Provide strategic and day-to-day management of the permanent office (personnel, budget, security, etc.) 
  • Provides leadership to the office by encouraging delegation, accountability and teamwork 
  • Ensures the development of and compliance with procedures for the operation of NIF office 
  • Be responsible for the budgeting, budget management and accountability with the support of the NIF operations team 
  • Be responsive to staff, ready to support them as needed, an advocate for staff well-being 
  • Able to appreciate political necessity and delicate policy issues in humanitarian access and the application of principles to programming.  

 Focus on:

  • Strategic Coordination and Senior Level Representation
  • Advocacy and Policy Leadership
  • Information Sharing, Analysis and Best Practice  
  • Human Resources   

What you will bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting with an INGO in a coordination or senior management role (e.g. Country Director or similar levels). Experience of working in complex humanitarian situations is preferred. 
  • Undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications in international relations, political science, development or other relevant field 
  • Proven high profile management, coordination and advocacy experience in humanitarian context. 
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership skills, interpersonal and negotiation skills   
  • Documented skills in developing proposals, budgets and reports  
  • Strong advocacy experience in conflict-affected countries   
  • Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian architecture, the UN system (HCT, ISCG, Clusters),  
  • Familiarity with HDP Nexus contexts, Durable Solutions, and Localization 
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law and humanitarian reform a plus   
  • Strong understanding of conflict sensitivity and protection 
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. 
  • Computer literacy.

Context / Specific Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the Nigeria context or previous experience working in Nigeria or West Africa 
  • Experience in administration and coordination of coalition or secretariat functions a plus. 
  • Strong communication, inter-personal, facilitation and diplomatic skills. 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, with strong writing and editing skills. 

Behavioural competencies:

  • Strategic thinking 
  • Initiating action and change 
  • Influencing 
  • Handling insecure environments 

Application Closing Date
8th May, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:


Product Location Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

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