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Nigeria: Non-Technical Survey (NTS) and Community Liaison Manager

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 11 Oct 2018

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Non-Technical Survey (NTS) and Community Liaison Manager to lead our Non-Technical Survey and Risk Education projects in North East nigeria.

About the job

The Danish Refugee Council is present in Nigeria since 2015, delivering emergency assistance to IDPs and host communities in the three North Eastern states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno. From late 2015 until now, the Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been scaling up its programme of Risk Education and in 2017 only, more than 280,000 individuals benefitted from training sessions. In areas where conflict is not present anymore, DDG plans to start with Community Liaison activities and Non-technical Surveys for which an experienced manager is seeked to lead a team of 21 facilitators, 4 supervisors and over 90 volunteers. Three (3) NTS teams could already start in May 2018, depending on funding availability.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

· Design a community liaison plan, including Non-Technical Survey (NTS) & Risk Education (RE) for the 3 North East states of Nigeria (Yobe, Adamawa & Borno);

· Overall responsibility over DDG’s NTS and MRE teams, their recruitmet, training and operational supervision;

· Analyse data on casualties and contamination collected by NTS teams and provide reports on Hazardous Areas;

· Support Head of program in liaising with authorities and local communities

About you

To be successful in this role, we expect you to have strong leadership skills and capacity to work independently, be pragmatical but also innovative, with creative thinking backed by strong analytical and reporting skills. You need to have political and cultural sensitivity, as well as diplomatic, tactful and flexible intepersonal style. All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.

Moreover, we also expect the following:


· A minimum of 2 years of working experience on NTS & MRE within the Humanitarian Mine Action sector.

· Proven understanding of IMAS and Land Release Process.

· BA degree in a relevant discipline from an internationally recognized university or equivalent experience.

· Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills.


· IMAS EOD level 2 or NTS/Community Liaison training and/or qualification from recognized Mine Action organization.

· Hands on knowledge of working with IMSMA, web mapping and GIS software.

We offer

Contract length: one-year contract

Level: A14

Designation of Duty Station: uaccompanied / Non-family Duty

Start date: 1 November 2018

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Mungo Birch:

How to apply:

Application process

To apply please visit our career pages.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.**

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 October 18:00 (GMT +01:00) DRC/DDG Nigeria reserves the right to recruit before the end of the posting period.

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