Consortium Manager at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Consortium Manager at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consortium Manager (ECW) Nigeria

Job Identification: 9529
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Schedule Full time
Job Category: Management

Job Description

  • The Consortium is in the Second Year of Implementation where NRC is the Grant Manager working with the Consortium Partners to deliver Education Services across the Northeast regions of Nigeria in complementary with UNICEF and SCI.
  • The Consortium Manager will report to the NRC’s Head of Programmes for administrative and human resource matters; while also reporting to and being accountable to the Consortium Steering Committee, which will consist of all consortium members, Country Directors (or designated representative).
  • The Steering Committee will develop and agree on a set of clear guidelines for the Consortium Manager to follow.
  • The Consortium Manager will operate independently from partner’s operations.  

Role and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with consortium members to ensure high quality implementation of activities, compliance with donor and consortium rules, and accountability to beneficiaries.
  • Ensure effective coordination and communication among consortium members, steering and technical committees, programmatic and finance/support teams across partners, donors, and other stakeholders. Coordination is one of the key elements of the position.
  • Recruit and manage consortium-specific staff, consultants and sub-contractors as needed to carry out activities.
  • Responsible for all aspects of grant management including but not limited to submitting high-quality proposals to donors, financial and programmatic reporting, grant filing, partnership agreements, and sharing grant information (reports, proposals, agreements) with consortium members.
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of member activities as needed for reporting, learning and possibly advocacy purposes.
  • Coordinate Steering Committee meetings and implement the agreed course of actions.
  • Manage the consortium budget, assets and resources.
  • With the Steering Committee, develop and implement a multi-year consortium strategy (programmatic and financial).
  • Act as a focal point for the consortium. Represent the consortium to external stakeholders – donors, government, coordination bodies, and local and international NGOs. Include the Steering Committee and other consortium staff in representation as much as possible and as appropriate. Network with relevant actors to help achieve consortium objectives.


  • Advanced University Degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior project management and/or coordination for an international organisation with responsibility for programming in a humanitarian, conflict, or post-conflict context; or equivalent; specific experiences and knowledge on Rapid Response Mechanism.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, with strong writing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge about RRM and Emergency Response in Food, Wash, Shelter/NFI, Protection, etc…
  • Experience working with the ECHO, DFID, UNICEF, etc.
  • Experience with external representation.
  • Experience working in complex emergencies, volatile contexts.
  • Proven experience in project cycle management and grant management.
  • Strong communication, inter-personal, facilitation and diplomatic skills, including the professional credibility to provide coordination and sometimes guidance to member organisations.

What We Offer

  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • Grade 9 in NRC scale
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  14th February, 2023.


  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. At NRC we think outside the box.
  • We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face.
  • You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

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