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15 Dec 2020

Shelter & NFI Cluster Co-Coordinator

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has prior experience in South Sudan and is fueled by the need to respond in a strategic manner to humanitarian crises! The Co-coordinator will work closely with the Shelter and NFI Cluster Coordinator to ensure a coherent and effective emergency response by mobilizing groups of agencies, organizations and NGOs.

As the Cluster co-coordinator you will work in NRC to represent NGO cluster members in coordination, ensuring the cluster position is informed by the NGOs perspective and helping to ensure the accountability and transparency of the cluster’s work.

Role Responsibilities

  • Working alongside the Cluster Coordinator on the day to day facilitation and coordination of the work of the cluster;
  • Actively supporting the achievement of the Coordinator’s task;
  • Work impartially on behalf of the cluster and all cluster members equally;
  • Maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholder counterparts;
  • Setting the agenda, chairing and preparing minutes of meetings;
  • In the absence of the cluster Coordinator to convene and chair cluster meetings
  • Presenting ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others’ perspectives and views;
  • Applying humanitarian principles and enabling links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to development.

We like it if you exhibit the following traits

  • Great communication skills;
  • Technical competence in cluster and/or sector;
  • Ability to contribute actively and meaningfully to complex analysis, strategy and planning;
  • Understanding of international humanitarian response and coordination mechanisms, humanitarian program cycle (HPC), Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Country Based Pool Fund (CBPF) and Appeal processes;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in similar or relevant role;
  • Relevant degree or higher tertiary qualification.

If this role interests you, please have a look at the full job description here

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