Area Programme Manager, Kismayo, Jubaland, Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Area Programme Manager, Kismayo, Jubaland, Somalia

Area Programme Manager, Jubaland ( open for NRC staff holding Somali Nationality only), Kismayo, Somalia

Area Programme Manager, Jubaland ( open for NRC staff holding Somali Nationality only)

Kismayo, Somalia

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Job Info

  • Job Identification 13822
  • Job Category Management
  • Posting Date 01/25/2024, 03:26 PM
  • Apply Before 02/03/2024, 11:59 PM
  • Degree Level Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Schedule Full time
  • Locations Jubbaland

Job Description

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

What we are looking for

The purpose of the Area Programme Manager position is to oversee the implementation of the area programme, manage and build capacity of the project implementation teams to ensure activities are carried out on time and to budget; produce timely, high quality proposals and reports, and represent NRC in all program matters within the Area and in coordination fora relevant to the Area program. All this is to be carried out in close collaboration with the Area Manager, Grants team and country & regional level technical specialists/advisers.

What you will do

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities are the same for all Team Leader positions and cannot be modified:

  • Line management of Core Competency Project PM and Coordinators in the area.
  • Oversee program implementation with close cooperation with the AM.
  • Work closely with the AM to develop the area Programme strategy,
  • Ensure capacity building of all Project Management staff,
  • Represent NRC and networking at area level – as delegated by the AM.
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop an area funding strategy along with forecasts for the area.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Ensure compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Ensure relevancy and quality of the projects implemented, capitalization and reporting,
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response plans with the Head of Programmes and implement response plans for the area,
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies,

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. The line manager drafts the specific responsibilities and sends them to his/her line manager for approval.

  • Lead the process of proposal development for all projects in the Area program, ensuring quality writing, budgeting, and incorporation of technical advice from the relevant core competency Specialists/Advisers.

  • Lead and review project reports for the area before submitting to the relevant departments (AM, CO, CMU, Cash alliance, etc) ensuring quality reports timely submitted.
  • Work with CC Specialists/PDMs to develop programmatic strategy for both emergency and transitional/ durable solutions responses (with a focus on resilience)
  • Responsible for organizing PCM {Grant Opening Meeting (GOM), Grant Review Meeting (GRM) and Grant Closing Meeting (GCM)} Meetings for multiple and unique key competency projects at area level.
  • With close collaboration with the AM the APM responsible for programme implementation ensuring high quality and cost efficiency targeting the beneficiaries most in need- value for money. Regular site visits for the implementation of projects.
  • Promote wherever possible an integrated approach to assessments and program design.
  • Lead multi sector assessments; ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  • Ensure that cash-based interventions are adequately researched and designed and that necessary assessments are carried out prior to program decisions being taken.
  • Coordinate and share information regularly with the different Consortium Management Unit, BRCiS, Danwadaag and other Consortium structures as applicable.
  • Representation in sectorial coordination, emergency meetings, clusters and/or working group at area.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts amongst the other agencies operating in the Area such that NRC profile is maintained.
  • Contribute to the development of the area of ​​intervention and the development of Core Competence (CC) strategies, initiate and participate in the relevant development of Key Competence projects.
  • Provide regular reports on project progress to Area Manager.
  • Responsible for performance evaluation of supervised staff.
  • Promote innovation and learning at area level.

What you will bring

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management of emergency humanitarian programs
  • Experience in emergency and post-emergency contexts eClYnfo Dgn9kp
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results in project and program management
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in Somalia
  • Knowledge of Arabic an asset
  • Experience with returns and stabilization programming

What we offer

  • Duty station: Jubbaland, Somalia
  • Contract: national contract for 12 Months
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s country salary scale.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is only open for candidates who hold the Somali nationality and working for or identified internals with NRC.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

The drought situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly and intensified much earlier than seen over the last decade. Life-saving assistance is urgently needed to halt further internal displacement.

Our emergency teams are on the ground responding to the ever-increasing needs. We target those who have been forced to flee with our activities, from building shelters to tackling agricultural challenges, and enabling them to acquire new skills that can increase their resilience to shocks in the future.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

About Us

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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