Consultant – Study on Effects of Displacement at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Undertake a Study on Effects of Displacement on Land Tenure System in North East Nigeria

Ref. nr.: 810235930
Locations: Borno, Adamawa and Yobe
Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Start Date: 27th May, 2018
End Date: 29th July, 2018


  • NRC is looking for a consultant to undertake a study on effects of displacement on Land Tenure System in North -East Nigeria for our ICLA programme in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in Northern Nigeria. The findings and recommendations of this study will inform programming and contribute to the protection of conflict-affected populations as well as the achievement of durable solutions to NRC ICLA intervention on housing land and property (HLP), specifically access to land, through an increased understanding of the barriers to accessing land for the conflict-affected population in North East Nigeria.
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and recently Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • The Consultant reports to the Acting ICLA Programme Development Manager and Evaluation team.

Job Description

  • Develop a detailed work plan to be approved by the ICLA Programme Development Evaluation team.
  • Conduct a literature and legal review of the land tenure system including relevant legislation and policies in North East Nigeria.
  • Consult key stakeholders on the principal challenges in accessing land for and by people affected by displacement.
  • Develop an assessment methodology and survey tools suitable for qualitative data collection (may be guided by NRC existing tools and/ or other tools) and, as necessary, train field assessment teams (including ethical approach to research).
  • Conduct field visits to sites most affected by displacement in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
  • Inception report.
  • Debrief with the relevant staff in NRC Nigeria to present findings and brainstorm on proposed recommendations.
  • Presentation of draft findings/recommendations and preliminary report to HLP SWG, before the draft report.
  • Present findings and recommendations to the HLP SWG and representatives of other humanitarian coordination sectors and refine recommendations and identify possible programme avenues.
  • Data collection from conflict-affected persons and key informants.
  • Final report (approximately 50 pages excluding annexes), including at a minimum: executive summary; intervention description and context; methodology; findings; conclusions; recommendations; and annexes (list of interviews, documents consulted and data collection tools).
  • A three-page briefing note summarising the assessment’s key findings and recommendations to inform advocacy initiatives.


  • The consultant should have strong consultancy experience involving qualitative methodologies.
  • Sound knowledge of the crisis and evolving displacement context of North East Nigeria;
  • Sound knowledge of HLP, including women’s rights, in conflict or post-conflict communities, including forced displacement, humanitarian assistance and development;
  • Experience of working in an emergency context;
  • In-depth knowledge of the humanitarian and development landscape in North East Nigeria and knowledge of actors on the ground;
  • Fluency in English. Preferred fluency in local languages Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani and excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Proven ability to operate under strict deadline and high level of discipline and professionalism.
  • Legal knowledge including knowledge of Sharia will be a distinct advantage. In addition, previous experience working in or on North East Nigeria is a particular asset.

Education field:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • Humanities / Maths / Science.

Education level:

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade
  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We offer

  • Commencement: May 2018
  • Duration: 1 Month.

Application Closing Date
16th May, 2018.

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

Click here for the Terms of Reference (TOR) – (PDF)

Note: Application procedures and CV registration – You are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.

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