HLP Field Assistant At CTG

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
  • Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position:

  • Established in 1951, our client is the leading inter governmental organization in the field of migration & works closely with governmental, intergovernmental & non governmental partners. Our client is dedicated to promoting humane & orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services & advice to govt’s & migrants.
  • The HLP Field Assistant will be working under the leadership & guidance of the Emergency Coordinator & Area Coordinator, with the direct supervision & the guidance & mentorship of the HLP National Project Officer. Within the framework of the durable solutions program in north east Nigeria, the incumbent shall be responsible for supporting the shelter & HLP projects by assisting in the implementation of field activities, with a particular focus on housing, land & property issues, including land advocacy, as well as community mobilization, needs assessment & liaising with local authorities & stakeholders, in accordance with the overall directives of the Head of Sub-Office in Yola, Emergency Coordinator & Area Coordinator & our clients procedures & in close coordination with other units.

Role objectives: The incumbent will be responsible & accountable for the following activities:

  • Liaise closely with the HLP Project Officer & Area Coordinator throughout the planning, design & implementation stages of HLP activities.
  • Contribute to the planning procedures & designing of tools for implementation of projects in line with proposals & strategies.
  • Promote the HLP rights of IDPs / returnees in line with advocacy strategy & facilitate access to land through stakeholders & community engagement.
  • Carryout security of tenure due diligence for project implementation according to our clients SOP.
  • Assist with the implementation of the HLP projects according to the agreed response strategy & plan, including but not limited to needs assessment & processes as required.
  • Follow up with field activities closely to ensure their quality & that there are no delays by collecting daily updates from field staff & timely report all challenges or delays to the management & participate in brainstorming to resolve issues.
  • Support in organizing & facilitating trainings & stakeholder’s engagement workshops.
  • Actively facilitate & maintain liaison & collaboration with relevant local & national authorities & stakeholders & represent our client in relevant forums / cluster / working groups where required.
  • Update unit trackers on regular basis, provide feedback on any correction needed to the Project Manager & Project Officer.
  • Contribute as requested to the reports of HLP activities by providing inputs & data (including weekly, monthly, interim & final project reports).
  • Prepare & develop status reports, minutes of meetings, travel requests & other documents, as required by the management.
  • Liaise with government, relevant UN & NGO partners & consultants at state, district & field level, as required.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents according to data protection & confidentiality protocols.
  • Support the planning & implementation of community consultations, focus group discussions & other community engagement activities related to HLP programming.
  • Travel to the field as requested.
  • Coordinate with all relevant units & provide assistance where needed.
  • Perform any other duties that may be required.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies:

  • Graduate Degree or Diploma in Social Sciences, International Development, International Studies or Relations, Law or relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Preferably 2+ years of relevant experience in the humanitarian sector.
  • Experience in community mobilization & engagement & mediation among local actors.
  • Previous experience in implementing HLP programmes in north east Nigeria is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Ability to work quickly & accurately & pay attention to detail.
  • Willingness to assist efficiently in a very busy project environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines & work under pressure.
  • Ability to present clear & concise information & good communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively & harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures & professional backgrounds.
  • Ability to learn new programming modalities quickly.
  • Fluent English & native language such as Hausa or other northeast Nigeria local languages.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian work.
  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
  • Maintain high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing & sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station & within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents & security clearances.
  • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian national applicants & only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The contract duration is 6 months with possibility of extension.

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June 2024