Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Area Programme Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


(This is a National Position)

As the Area Programme Manager (APM), you will be responsible for implementing integrated programmes and representing NRC at Coordination forums, as delegated from Area Manager. You will be part of the Area Management Group.

You will be responsible for the below: 

Responsible for conflict-sensitive, Emergency, development and integrated programming  Ensure beneficiaries led Design and implementation of projects and activities including beneficiary complaints mechanism are strengthened In liaison with the Programme Development Unit, ensure that systems for monitoring and evaluating project activities are developed and implemented Develop relationships with donor teams and agencies in the area, and contribute to securing sufficient finances for the Programme Coordinate with UN agencies, other (I)NGOs, local and state authorities, the targeted beneficiaries and donors and ensure maximum collaboration and cooperation with all key stakeholders  Guided by guidelines and direction of NRC, Capacity Building and close monitoring of implementing Partners and ensure compliance Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets  Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area Responsible for the Core Competencies (CC) programmatic input to the Area Strategy  Representation in sectoral coordination, clusters and/or working group  With the support of the CC Coordinators, lead the proposal development process for new funding opportunities with closely coordination of the CC Specialists and Grant Unit.  Undertake any other relevant duties assigned by the Area Manager when assigned 

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Generic professional competencies for this position: 

Minimum 5 years’ senior experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context University degree in relevant university field of Project Development and Management  Expertise in more than one NRC Core Competency (CC) and experience of engagement in sectors relevant to NRC CCs  Managing multiple project, accountability position in recovery context Previous experience in budget management, from working in complex contexts  Experience in external engagement with Donors, Government and Local Authority  Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods. Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Fluency in English, both written and verbal is required; fluency in Arabic is an advantage 

Skills, knowledge and experience specific to the context in South Sudan

Knowledge of the context in South Sudan Managing projects with EU, USAID, NMFA, SIDA, ECHO, Norad, and UN funding is an advantage Experience with grant start-up, exit or similar

What We Offer

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

8 months fixed term contract We aim to attract candidates with South Sudanese Citizenship 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

Click this email to contact the recruitment team; quote the full name of the advert on your subject line. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile. 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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