Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Jobs in Kakuma, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Jobs in Kakuma, Kenya


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

  • These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  • The primary purpose of the Integrated Project Manager position is to provide leadership in the implementation of an area-based integrated programming approach in Turkana West covering four core competencies including Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS), Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Education (Accelerated Education Programme – AEP).

  • The IPM role will provide strategic leadership in the implementation of NRC’s project cycle management (PCM) at area level including initiating and undertaking multi-sectorsl assessments, proposal development and donor reporting, promoting an integrated approach in addressing needs in the area office, and in lead in programme review and evaluation.

  • The role will be based out of the Area Office in Kakuma and this role will be directly reporting to the Area Manager.

  • The main focus of the role is to support effective project management in line with NRC’s PCM and promoting an integrated approach in programme design and delivery in Turkana West.

  • The IPM will support the Area Manager through line management of all Core Competencies Project Coordinators across the Kakuma project portfolio.

  • The role involves both internal project management (ensuring the projects are implemented in line with Project Cycle Management (PCM) framework) and managing Project Coordinators to ensure the project work plans, M&E work plans and procurement plans are developed and adhered to.

  • The Project Manager will also have key role in monthly Area-level meetings to ensure that projects are being delivered on target, implemented according to the budget, and proper financial monitoring is undertaken.

  • The Project Manager will ensure the quality of project delivery and the use of M&E to support regular learning.

  • The Project Manager will have a representational role in terms of developing close and collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders for successfully project deliverable as well as representing NRC in relevant camp-level and County-level coordination forums.

  • The Project Manager will take the lead on developing timely and quality reporting to project donors and supporting proposal development for identified new funding opportunities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Line management for project staff.

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.

  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and CC strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant CC projects.

  • Management and overall coordination for integrated CC projects implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.

  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.

  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Head of Programme and promote and share ideas for improvement and recommend necessary changes in activities.

  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions
    and marked based programmes

  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.

  • Develop and manage project budget (in cooperation with Project Coordinators) and coordinate across CCs.

  • Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy

  • Lead the CCs in undertaking multi-sectoral, area-based needs assessments

  • Play lead role in the development of multi-sectoral/integrated proposals for funding opportunities

  • Support PCs and Coordinate with AM and M&E in observing key PCM milestones/exercises at area level

  • Represent NRC in key Kakuma camp and Lodwar-level coordination forums.

  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders for effective project implementation.

  • Ensure capacity development of project staff and transfer key skills.

  • Ensure the development and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and supporting documents and monitor their use in project activities.

  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies

  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses

  • Ensuring in consultation with the M&E team that strong M&E work plans are in place and are delivered.

  • Support regular review and learning events on the basis of M&E.

  • Ensure donor compliance in project implementation and coordinate timely and quality project reporting to donors.

  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Area Manager.

    Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.

  • Proven experience in managing integrated programmes and area-based programming.

  • Technical Livelihoods and Food Security Expertise

  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes

  • 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

  • Knowledge of the humanitarian and development context related to refugees in Kenya, specific experience in Kakuma highly desirable.

  • Experience with projects piloting innovation and technology

  • Experience with managing integrated projects across different sectors

  • Experience managing and lead large teams

    Personal Qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results

  • Managing performance and development

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Handling insecure environments

  • Excellent communication and team building skills

  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Jobs in Kakuma, Kenya



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