Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Cash and Markets Programme Development Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has been present in Ukraine since 2014, helping more than 700,000 people with food, shelter, water, sanitation, and legal assistance. Rapid change of situation in February 2022 during which whole Ukraine became affected by the conflict required significant scale-up of Emergency programmes.

Today NRC is providing support to people affected by armed conflict and those fleeing in search of safety.

Prior to the escalation in armed conflict in February, NRC’s operations focused on government-controlled areas (GCA) of the Donbas Region (Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts). With the temporary relocation of NRC’s staff and operations to Central and Western Ukraine, NRC will continue to support populations in the East with emergency, life-saving food, NFI and emergency shelter assistance to people trapped in hot zones. In the West, NRC established a temporary national HUB in the Ivano-Frankivska region and is establishing area offices in Ternopil and Dnipro. Additionally, NRC is planning to establish field offices in Lviv and Mokachevo. The Western response will focus on assisting people on the move with cash and ICLA services and provide multi-sectoral support to key transit points. The Eastern response will initially focus on procurement and delivery of food and key relief items to Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions.

We are seeking highly qualified, resilient, dynamic professionals to respond to Ukraine crisis and support people in Ukraine and refugees in the neighbouring host countries.

Your passion, skills, and experience can make a big difference. Duties & Responsibilities

NRC Ukraine is scaling-up its capacity to implement quality cash- & markets-based programming in response to the current crisis. The Cash & Markets Programme Development Manager (PDM) is responsible for leading the Design, development and implementation of market-based approach (MBA) programmes including cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in NRC Ukraine.  The post holder will support the use of cash components in the programming of NRC Ukraine, within and across Core Competencies (CCs).

Below is a summary responsibilities, please download Job Description for further details.

Develop Cash & Markets strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs Compliance and adherence to NRC regional and country strategies, Head Office strategic priorities, policies, core competencies tools, handbooks and guidelines, Responsible of development and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports Overall management of project staff Coordinate and manage Project Implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, donor requirements and good practice guidelines and standards.          Ensure Capacity Building of project staff and transfer key skills using a blended learning approach. Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy Skills & Experience

Minimum 4 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context. Advanced knowledge and skills in designing and undertaking market assessments and Analysis, designing and implementing cash and market based approaches and programmes. Experience from working with cash in complex and volatile contexts and a clear understanding of the risks and opportunities related to the use of cash in emergencies (experience in contexts with high levels of inflation would be desirable) Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge and experience in developing and facilitating programmes that use digital delivery mechanisms. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Experience in using cash based components in middle or high-income countries with thick markets would be an advantage. Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Valid driver’s license Knowledge of the context in Ukraine is an asset Proficiency in Russian / Ukrainian is a strong asset.

Access to a Schengen visa is required for positions in Ukraine  What We Offer 

Duty Station: Ukraine, exact location to be confirmed Unaccompanied contract Contract: 12 months Salary: According to NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including R&R.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the people of Ukraine. Applications will be reviewed on ongoing basis. Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process.  
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