Job Description


NRC is looking for an Area Manager to join the Afghanistan mission’s Central and East Area Office. The role holder will ensure high quality and cost-effective programme / Project Implementation.

If you are an influential and empathic leader, with an adaptive management style, and a track record of fostering a collaborative environment and building effective teams, then this is the role for you! **This position is open to Afghan Nationals only**

What You Will Do

  • Strategy Design and implementation.
  • Grants Management (grants opening, review, and closure meetings).
  • Project implementation (master support budget, and inputs for donor proposals and reports).
  • Resource and Budget management.
  • Emergency response implementation.
  • Health, safety, and Security management.
  • Programme and operational activity Coordination.
  • Advocacy management.

    What You Will Bring

    • Senior Management experience in a humanitarian/recovery/emergency context.
    • Emergency, Protection, Shelter, WASH, or Food Security technical expertise and advanced knowledge in a humanitarian context.
    • High risk, insecure, opaque, complex, and volatile context exposure, and experience working with displaced people.
    • Afghanistan context and the Afghan humanitarian community response experience and knowledge.
    • English fluency, both written and verbal.
    • Local language fluency (both Pashto and Dari).

      What Makes This Position Attractive?

      • The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is complex, protracted, and worsening. The country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with a risk of systemic collapse and human catastrophe.
      • This is an opportunity to contribute to the protection and assistance of vulnerable and crisis-affected women, girls, boys, and men. NRC Afghanistan is one of the leading Humanitarian Response agencies (particularly for Afghans forced to flee), maintaining a presence of 12 offices and over 1,000 staff in 14 provinces across the country.
      • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Afghanistan meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.
      • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

        What We Offer

        • Kabul, Afghanistan duty station.
        • 12-months contract duration (renewable, subjecting to funding and need).
        • 25% travel, approximately.
        • Grade 10 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
        • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
        • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

          Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

          • We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here.
          • Learn more about NRC’s operation in Afghanistan here.
          • This position is open to Afghan Nationals only.
          • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your employment history, experience, responsibilities, and education in your application.
          • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
          • Submit your application and CV in English.
          • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
          • 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.
          • Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.
          • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
          • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted.
          • For any queries, please email us at with “Area Manager Central & East Afghanistan” as the subject line. 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.
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