Job Description


Are you a leader within the humanitarian sector and passionate about impacting people's lives? If you possess experience in area management or field Coordination, or experience leading support functions, please consider applying for this position. 

We are looking for candidates who are highly flexible and adaptable with demonstrated ability to perform well in a highly fluid environment.

Why you should apply

Its a leadership role - the position leads the Area office in the South of Lebanon and is part of the leadership/country management team in Lebanon. It presents an opportunity to work with some of the major donors, and a chance to make some meaningful impact on the lives of people in Lebanon. A challenging and exciting opportunity with a dedicated team advocating for the rights of people forced to flee. You'll face challenges that will push your limits to new levels of growth as well as find satisfaction in impacting people’s lives positively. NRC is dedicated to growing talent – you will have opportunities to develop professionally and unlock new levels of responsibility and growth within the organization. Its an opportunity to work for an international organization and one of the leading INGO's in Jordan

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme / projects implementation within the designated geographical area.

What you will do

As a member of the Country Management Group (CMG), the Area Manager contributes to a shared vision for the CMG, including on the set up, scope and size of the mission. Ensure programmes in the area are implemented in accordance with relevant (country/regional/global) strategies, donor rules & regulations and NRC policies & procedures, including but not limited to the Project Cycle Management framework, HR Handbook, Logistics Handbook, etc. Provide area specific input on Programme Strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action, with a focus on holistic, needs based and conflict sensitive programmes, that should result in alleviating the needs of displaced people and resorting to a cash modality. Whenever possible Lead on Project Cycle Management at area office level, as per the SOP in place, including ensuring quality checks on M&E data, financial accuracy (forecast, spending plans, actuals)  and implementation Oversee the 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 ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and programmes strategies. When relevant, and being proactive, develop Emergency response based on needs assessment. Represent NRC and ensure networking on area level, liaise regularly with relevant external stakeholders, including authorities, donors, UN agencies and other humanitarian actors – among others through coordination mechanisms. Line manage senior staff in the area (programmes, supports, M&E, Protection and HSS), ensuring that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area. Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area. Contribute to shaping the advocacy initiatives and provide regular inputs into advocacy products and External Communications initiatives.

Specifically you will:

Actively contribute to organizational development and structural changes (both within and beyond the Area Office) to account for growth and adapt to contextual changes. Oversee and manage the timely recruitment of qualified staff for key positions – both existing and newly introduced – in the Area Office. Oversee and ensure the implementation of sound and balanced risk management practices, with due consideration for the principle of Duty of Care. Receive the referral information related to protection cases on a monthly basis from the related focal points and take proper actions to ensure that the referral system is functioning to the best interest of beneficiaries as per NRC’s referral’s SOPs. Actively contribute to program development, providing area-specific inputs and reviewing/consolidating contributions from Project Managers. Ensure all of NRC’s activities in the geographical area of operation are implemented in line with NRC’s Safe and Inclusive Programming (SIP) policy,  and ensure that all breaches/concerns reported are properly resolved. Continuously promote a positive and collaborative working environment characterized by high levels of trust and respect, with due consideration for staff care and wellbeing.

Professional Competencies, skills and qualifications required:

Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Area Manager/Field Coordinator or equivalent in a humanitarian/recovery context.  Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts - experience in 3 different contexts Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Proficiency in Arabic would be a major asset. Flexibility and adaptability -demonstrated ability to perform well in a highly fluid environment where both context and organizational structure are subject to continuous, abrupt and substantial change.

Behavioral Competencies:

The following competencies are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environments Strategic thinking Empowering and building trust Managing performance and  development Managing resources to optimise results Influencing

NRC line managers must have the following Leadership profile;

Build meaningful relations.  Empower people.  Act with integrity  Deliver results. 

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.

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and 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 initiative.

Additional information:

Grade:                                                         Grade 10

Reports to :                                                  Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director

Duty station:                                                 Tyre, South Lebanon 

Travel:                                                          Within Lebanon and the area office 

Duration and type of contract:                      -12 Months (Fixed term renewable subject to available funding, 

                                                                       performance and need of the role)

Salary:                                                          Based Upon NRC salary Scale.

For more detailed information, find the detailed Job Description

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application by latest July 26th, 2023. 

Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.

For any queries, please email us at with the "Job Title" as the subject. 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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