Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihoods and Food Security 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

The purpose of the Programme Development Manager (PDM) is to be responsible Design, develop and implement LFS response options to the Ukraine Crisis The LFS PDM will oversee the implementation of the LFS response components, supervise and capacitate the LFS team and contribute to programme development options. The position has an initial focus on: Food assistance response Emergency agricultural livelihoods support Contribute to the harmonisation and Coordination with other NRC response components in Ukraine Below is a summary responsibilities, please download Job Description for further details.

Develop LFS strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines Responsible of development and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports Overall management of project staff Coordinate and manage LFS project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements Ensure Capacity Building of project staff and transfer key skills 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 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/armed conflict context Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Technical expertise in food assistance and livelihoods Emergency Response Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Experience overseeing and managing market based approaches and rehabilitation of agri-Food Systems Incisive leadership and management capacity Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Valid driver’s license Knowledge of the context in Ukraine is an asset Experience with scale up food and livelihoods crisis responses including assessments, developing response strategies. Experience with applying ICT tools in assessments, for Analysis, documentation and reporting Experience with developing proposals, budgets, work plans, and Monitoring and Evaluation. Experience with capacity building and team building of staff and community mobilisation Experience with partnership based apporaches, coordination and holistic programme designs Knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Standards such as Sphere, HAP, LEGS, MERS.

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: From 6 months to 1 year (possibility of extension) to be confirmed at later stage of recruitment 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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