Senior Cluster Coordinator (Shelter/NFI/CCCM) at UNHCR Nigeria

Senior Cluster Coordinator (Shelter/NFI/CCCM)

Closing date


In response to the Nigerian Crisis, the cluster system was activated in August 2016 to ensure a coordinated response to the emergency humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent major displacements triggered the declaration of L3-emergency in August 2016 to ensure effective response the emergency needs of IDPs. The total number of IDPs country-wide which has reached 1.8 million persons.

The incumbent is accountable for the Shelter/NFI/CCCM response to the IDP situation in Nigeria, covering the entire country. As such the position is part of the of the cluster system. Based with UNHCR, the Senior Coordinator will act on behalf of the Shelter/NFI/CCCM cluster, not only on behalf of UNHCR as an agency. S/he must ensure the inclusion of key humanitarian partners within the sector, respecting their mandates and programme priorities.


  • Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) in Law, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Social Science or related fields plus minimum 8 years of previous work experience in different international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, – Donors, Red Cross Red Crescent). Work experience in the Region would be an advantage.
    Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Humanitarian reform process and the role of the humanitarian community (UN System, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and NGO), preferably in Camp Coordination and Camp Management.
  • Extensive knowledge of current humanitarian issues.
  • Good knowledge of Shelter/CCCM and protection technical guidelines and standards.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.


  • Training on Cluster Coordination (Shelter Cluster Coordination training or Coordination and Leadership training).
  • Camp Management Training.
  • UNHCR Coordination Learning Programme (CO-LEAD).
  • UNHCR Management Learning Programme.
  • UNHCR Tri-Cluster Knowledge and Coordination Skills Training.
  • UNHCR Workshop on Emergency Management.
  • Applied knowledge in UNHCR mandate, its policies and priorities in relation to IDPs and CCCM.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program management and reporting requirements.

How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their application online here: or by visiting “international vacancies” at and entering job ID 16616.

Please note that the closing date is Tuesday 16 April 2019 (midnight Geneva time).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.