Area Manager – NRC


Job Description

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification4736
Job CategoryManagement
Apply Before02/14/2022, 06:00 PM
Degree LevelMaster’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme/project implementation within the Central Area of Sudan.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  2. Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  3. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  4. Provide area specific input on CC (Core Competency) strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  5. Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  6. Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources) and aligned to regional and global strategies
  7. Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans, including cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  8. Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies 
  9. Represent NRC and networking on area level
  10. Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  11. Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  12. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  • Increase programme quality and scale, by improving staff capacity and processes, and exploring market-based and tech-enabled approaches as relevant/per NRC guidelines
  • Manage relationships with affected communities, local authorities, and local partners
  • Lead the development of NRC’s White Nile refugee response, including both emergency response and durable solutions programming

Generic professional competencies

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex contexts
  • Experience in implementing and managing cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context skills / knowledge and experience 

  • Knowledge of Arabic language is advantageous
  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan is advantageous
  • Experience with refugee response (both urban and camp-based settings) is advantageous

What We Offer

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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

  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • Management grade 10 in NRC’s grade structure
  • 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

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

About Us

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.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

For jobs from The Norwegian Refugee Council visit : NRC Jobs Page

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