Job Description


Years of conflict in Yemen have resulted in one of the world’s worst humanitarian contexts.  NRC’s programme has grown in response, becoming one of the two largest in the region.  It has a budget of $ 35 million and employs 309 staff (including 17 International staff) managed from Sana’a, Hodeidah and Aden. 

As well as delivering Humanitarian Response and seeking new routes to greater impact, NRC’s Yemen programme has built a strong reputation for humanitarian Analysis and advocacy and seeks to continue to strengthen both arms of this programme over the coming years, in partnerships with local and global actors.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and believes guide our actions and relationships.

Specific responsibilities:

Development and delivery of a new country strategy, with revisions built in on an annual basis Constant evolution of the country programme to ensure it new opportunities and constraints to ever wider and deeper impact, in line with the Regional and Global strategies Delivery of content for global advocacy on the Yemen humanitarian situation Build collaborative relationships with both the management of East Africa and Yemen region as well as the neighboring Middle East Regional Office (MERO)

In this role, you shall directly line manage 10 staff. 

Please view this job description for detailed information on the responsibilities

Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

Knowledge of Yemen, the Middle East region or a similar context is desirable. Strong understanding of the humanitarian sector and an ambition to improve and reform it for greater accountability and impact. Strong understanding and appreciation of the role of advocacy and broader influencing in bringing about change and impact at scale. Ability to lead and build teams to succeed through high degrees of self-sufficiency and remote support. Strong budget management experience with proven record of delivering programmes on time and on budget in compliance with minimum NRC and donor requirements and ensuring that necessary systems are in place. Proven experience in overseeing all Operational Activities including finance, Logistics, Human Resources, office Administration, ICT, etc. Experience of influencing key decision makers, including government and donors, in a complex environment. Experience of leading security in complex environment, including in times of crisis. Proven delivery through Remote Management of teams divided by geographic and political boundaries. Experience of promoting innovation in difficult operating environments.  Competence in Arabic is desirable.

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

24 months fixed term contract We aim to attract internationally experienced candidates; starting monthly pay is NOK 73,926. This is dependent on level of experience 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

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis; please be encouraged to apply before the deadline

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. Do 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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