Cash and Markets Programme Development Manager – NRC


About NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Job Description

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification911
Job CategoryCash Transfer Programming
Apply Before01/03/2021, 14:31
Job ScheduleFull time


NRC Sudan operates through static and mobile modes of response to both chronic and acute emergencies. Our emergency teams on the ground deliver lifesaving aid. Our rapid response and mobile emergency interventions is one of our largest activities in Sudan. We reach vulnerable people in remote areas that are difficult to access.

NRC is using three transfer modalities in its cash assistance in Sudan, according to context and possibility (OTC, MM and e-voucher). Sudan has signed with the “Better Than Cash” global initiative promising to digitalize as much as possible the cash assistance in the country. NRC is currently covering Khartoum and Gadaref states with cash in some open areas and refugee camps.

NRC is also chairing the Sub-National CWG in Gadaref, co-chaired by UNHCR and is a very active member of the national Cash Working Group and working closely in collaboration with the national and regional partners, and NRC Sudan follows the regional hallmarks set in 2020 for the global strategy.

About the Role:

The Cash & Markets Programme Development Manager (PDM) is responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of market-based approach programmes including cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in NRC Sudan.  The post holder will support the institutionalisation of market-based approaches, within and between Core Competencies (CCs). NRC Sudan has a high ambition level in promoting ethical, effective, efficient, and large-scale market-based programming, either separately (through a ‘basic needs’ approach, e.g. multipurpose cash) or as a modality to achieve sectoral outcomes (e.g. market-based approaches for WASH programming).

About you:

You will have:

  • A minimum of five years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in designing and undertaking market assessments and analysis, designing and implementing market-based approaches and programmes (including cash-and voucher assistance).
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts (experience in contexts with high levels of inflation would be desirable).
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and facilitating trainings in market assessments, market-based approaches and cash and voucher assistance.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Arabic is a strong asset.

We offer:

NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. Our training supports employees either to perform well in their current job, or to advance into new positions, aligning their skills and capabilities to NRC’s organisational needs.

Our contract lengths vary. They are determined in line with the needs and funding of our programmes. This is on an 18 months of employment contract, with possibility of extension.

Salary/benefits are according NRC salary scale, terms, and conditions

All staff are covered by death and disability insurance. International staff are covered by complimentary travel insurance and medical insurance.

Duty station: Khartoum, Sudan.

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