Consultants Needed for Shelter and Settlements Global Strategic Review at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Posted by Future on Mon 31st Jan, 2022 -

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) invites interested applicants / consultant(s) to indicate interest by tendering applications for the following works:

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 and provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC has been operating in Nigeria since late 2015 providing assistance with Emergency shelter, Livelihoods and Food Security, Water, sanitation and hygiene sectors, Information and Legal Counselling and Education.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Consultancy - Shelter and Settlements Global Strategic Review

In 2022, NRC will develop new global strategies for both the Shelter and Settlements (S&S), and WASH Core Competencies (CC) of NRC. This strategic review will aim to assess opportunities, options, and challenges for further development of both CCs, as well as reflect on the representation of and contribution to the new Programme Development Strategy (presently underway). This study is intended to be complementary to the thematic review and other consolidation exercises conducted by the Global S&S and WASH Leads during the same timeframe.

Shelter and Settlements (S&S) and WASH operations exist in NRC as both standalone CCs but also as combined operations (S&S/WASH). This is dependent on a number of factors including the history of programmes in country, staffing, finance, response needs etc. S&S Programming is across all 4 operational regions, Central and West Africa, East Africa and Yemen, Middle East and AELA (Asia, Europe, and Latin America).

The Shelter and Settlements portfolio is broad and includes, Emergency, Temporary and Permanent interventions for Shelter, School construction, Infrastructure (inc. for other CCs), Household NFIs and access to Clean Energy and elements of DRR.

The primary objective of the Strategic Review is to identify opportunities and constraints of NRC the Shelter and Settlements portfolio, modalities and approaches to inform both the core competency strategy development and our ways of working with the other CC’s and development areas - with a focus on WASH, Education, Livelihoods and Camp Management as well as Integrated Programming, Durable Solutions, Hard to Reach and Cash and Markets. This will be achieved by:
  • Reflecting on strategic gaps and challenges in terms of NRC’s global S&S programmes
  • Analysing gaps (and the driving factors of those gaps) of NRC’s global S&S programmes
  • Reflecting on broader benefits of the NRC S&S programme
  • Reflecting on strategic opportunities and other future directions for the S&S programme
  • Making recommendations on critical issues, strategic areas of focus, and possible new structural or conceptual set up to inform further steps of S&S strategy development
Application Closing Date

7th February, 2022.

Submission of Documents
Please send enquiries and submissions to the Global Shelter and Settlements Lead:

Interested applicants should submit the following:
  • A up to date curriculum vitae
  • Covering letter including a description of the proposed process and a breakdown of total cost of the deliverable consisting of 4 pages maximum
  • Examples of relevant work
  • A proposal of how to engage with the appointed WASH consultant or plan to work as a team if submitting a joint application
Click Here (MS WORD) for a detailed description of the document.