Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

The Norwegian Refugee Council in Kenya is looking for a Project Manager to implement two key 3-year integrated Core Competence multi-year development projects.

The two projects are focused on supporting improved livelihoods and self-reliance of refugees with Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Education (youth) and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in an integrated fashion.

The role involves both internal project management and managing Project Coordinators to ensure the project work plans, M&E work plans and procurement plans are developed and adhered to.The position will be based out of the Dadaab Area Office, with frequent field travel.

Job description

  • Management and overall coordination for integrated CC projects implementation in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Start-up of new projects in terms of the development of project work plans and other supporting documents.
  • Primary liaison with Danish Refugee Council (lead-applicant for a consortium) and International Trade Centre (key partner in the delivery of market-driven approaches under projects).
  • Represent NRC in key Dadaab camp and Garissa-level coordination forums.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders for effective project implementation.
  • Manage Project Coordinators, and 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.
  • 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 project reporting to donors.
  • Support the development of new funding proposals identified by NRC.

  • Minimum first level university/bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 4 years of
    experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Livelihoods and Food Security expertise
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian and development context related to refugees in Kenya, specific experience in Dadaab highly desirable.
  • Experience with project start up
  • 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

    We offer
  • Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya
  • Travel: 10% travel to Nairobi; frequent travel to field (weekly) and Garissa town (as required)
  • 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.

    How to Apply
  • To see the full job description and apply, please visit our website
  • Females and Kenyan nationals are highly encouraged to apply for this position*
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 5th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

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