Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Area Support Manager (Central & East Afghanistan)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC is looking for an Area Support Manager to join the Afghanistan mission. The role holder will be responsible for provision of support to the Finance, Human Resources & Administration, Logistics, and Information & Communications Technology functions, and will provide high-quality and efficient support for programme implementation.

If you are an influential and strategic leader; who is an action-oriented, execution-driven, and hands-on executive; with high integrity, and good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, then this is the role for you! **This position is open to Afghan Nationals only**

What You Will Do

Support function’s strategic input facilitation into the Country strategy. Project / programme implementation quality support. Structures, systems, human resources, procedures, regulations, guidelines, and tools development. Budget and business process outsourcing facilitation. Proposal development operational input. Line management and Capacity Building of support staff. Technical Support.

What You Will Bring

Senior-management experience position in a humanitarian/recovery context. Humanitarian project and programme implementation experience. Human Resources, Finance, and Logistics advanced knowledge in a humanitarian context. Resource allocation and cost management expertise. Data Analysis proficiency. Afghanistan context and the Afghan humanitarian community response experience and knowledge. Complex and volatile context exposure. English fluency, both written and verbal.

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.  The Central & East Area Office comprises of a diverse and committed team of 400 staff, a portfolio of NOK. 70 million, six thematic areas, Emergency responses teams, and two camps in earthquake-response areas.  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-month contract (renewable, subjecting to funding and need). 40% travel, approximately. Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, 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. 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, log in with your official NRC email address. This position is open to Afghan Nationals only. 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. Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. 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 Support 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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