Norwegian Refugee Council Area Manager Shire, Tigray region Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Area Manager Shire, Tigray region Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 15 Aug 2019

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people.

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC in the East Africa & Yemen Region prides itself on being a leader in the service of refugees, internally displaced people and displacement communities.

We strive to be a rapid responder and a pioneer in Hard to Reach areas. We unlock durable solutions and make deliberate efforts towards a more sustainable impact in our programming.

We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area. The following is a brief description of the role.

Job description Generic responsibilities:

  • Line management of senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area .
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG).
  • Provide area specific inputs on CC strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action .
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level.
  • Ensure implementation of projects in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans.
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies .
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level.
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area.
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area.

    Specific responsibilities

    This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Responsible for conflict-sensitive, emergency, development and integrated programming
  • Ensure beneficiaries led design and implementation of projects and activities including beneficiary complaints mechanism are strengthened
  • In liaison with the Programme Development Unit ensure
    that systems for monitoring and evaluating project activities are developed and implemented
  • Ensure that NRC’s finance procedures, guidelines and systems are properly implemented and are respected
  • Ensure ongoing check and review mechanism in place for the control and stock system of goods, vehicles and transport coordination and make any necessary improvements
  • Oversee and coordinate administrative and logistical requests made by the projects for optimal cost efficiency and utilization of resources
  • Develop relationships with donor teams and agencies in the area, and contribute to securing sufficient finances for the programme
  • Coordinate with UN agencies, other (I)NGOs, local and state authorities, the targeted beneficiaries and donors and ensure maximum collaboration and cooperation with all key stakeholders
  • Remain updated on all relevant political and Government policy issues related to the country operation in general and the area in particular
  • Lead and manages staff training initiatives, structured and targeted capacity building efforts and increased nationalization opportunities within NRC.
  • Guided by guidelines and direction of NRC selection, capacity building and close monitoring of the Implementing Partners and ensure compliance
  • Develop area level strategies and take lead in exploring funding opportunities for the area office
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the CD as and when required


  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    Context/skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia
  • Experience with emergency programming

    Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management

    Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
    Personal qualitiesThese are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimize results

    We offer
    Duty Station: Shire, Tigray region - Ethiopia

  • Travel: 30%
  • Contract Duration: 12 months, with possible extension
  • Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • NRC may be required to verify the identify of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position*

    Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx. 50 days travel

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    Deadline for application:15/08/2019

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    Key info:Advertiser:Norwegian Refugee Council
    Ref. nr.: 4111127770Full time

    Search criteria:LocationEthiopiaIndustryEmergency ReliefSpecial fieldOther

    Job location:Shire

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