Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Area Programme Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC Iraq is looking for an Area Programme Manager to join the Nineveh Area Office. The role holder will be responsible for line management of senior programming staff in Ninewa Area Office, effectively overseeing implementation, and taking lead on other programme development initiatives as delegated by the Area Manager in the areas of operation. They will have core responsibility for implementing integrated programmes, is a member of the Ninewa Area Management Team, represents NRC externally, and deputizes the Area Manager as needed. The role also liaises with the Country Office programme team and has a technical line to the Head of Programmes

If you are an influential people leader with a passion for integrated programming and Capacity Building for staff, then this is the role for you.  

**This role is open to Iraqi nationals only**

What You Will Do

Oversee all Grants Management and budget allocations in the Area Office Line manage most Senior Programme staff in the area Work with Project Managers to develop strategy for both emergency response and returns Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy Ensure integration, technical quality, and coherence of implementation for all activities across Area.  Promote integrated programme approaches and methodologies, such as market-based approaches, urban and out-of-camp displacement responses, graduation approaches etc.  Contribute to fundraising, and develop funding proposals, budgets, and forecasts  Improve information management, localization, safe programming and referral areas processes  Promote programmatic approaches that are gender sensitive and inclusive Represent NRC in sectorial Coordination, clusters and/or working group at the Area level Take actions to ensure appropriate and in-depth context Analysis across the Area Lead the PCM at area office level as per NRC PCM standards, as delegated by the Area Manager Provide innovative solutions to program challenges and conduct regular field monitoring Support cross-cutting interventions including protection, gender, and cash and market programming Deputize the Area Manager, when requested by the Area Manager and/or Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director Actively contribute to and support capacity building of all technical staff in area Contribute to Country-level programme initiatives, as requested by the HoP and agreed with line-manager (e.g., Strategy workshops, Programme Unit workshops, etc.). 

What You Will Bring

Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Minimum of 5years’ work experience in Project Management Fluency in English, both written and verbal  Experience from a senior project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context  Experience with integrated programming and/or coordinating multiple sectors/CCs  Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including national staff  Expertise on localization, working with partners, and Community Engagement  Experience with safe programming, including gender and protection mainstreaming  Thorough knowledge of the MS Office suite, especially MS Excel and the online Microsoft suite  Experience with livelihoods, education, and/or legal assistance, protection programming is advantageous 

 What We Offer

Mosul, Iraq duty station. 12-months contract duration 20 % travel, approximately to areas of Operation in Nineveh NRC is committed to our localisation strategy including with respect to our workforce in Iraq, whenever possible NRC will recruit new staff from the local area of the programme operations. NRC will endeavour to hire staff that together represent the balance of diversity in the governorate of operations.  Senior  Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

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 Iraq here. This role is open to Iraq nationals only To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity Marketplace 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. 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 Programme Manager-Nineveh” 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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