What we are looking for:

An experienced Area Programme Manager who will lead the implementation of integrated programmes and represent NRC at coordination forums as relevant at Area Office (AO) level.  What you will do:

Line manage the Core Competency (CC) Project Managers and Coordinators and ensure capacity building of all programme staff.  Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programme, coordination and technical quality in Area Office (AO). Provide area specific input relevant for CC strategies and contribute to develop technical SOPs and tools. Responsible for grants management at AO level, in compliance with donor regulations, and in coordination with Country Office (CO).  Identify funding opportunities and contribute to developing funding strategies and project proposals. Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation. Work in close collaboration with the Head of Programme, CC Specialists, and other programme support staff at CO to review roles and transfer responsibilities for project implementation team, and budget holders at AO in line with NRC CO operating procedures.  Take on and lead the emergency response in Gaza in close coordination with the NRC global ERS, support units and the program unit at CO.  Contribute to the emergency setup through appropriate stakeholder engagement and needs analysis, with an integrated program approach.  Explore opportunities to increase NRC’s emergency response capacity through recruitments, contingent workers, surge and partnerships. Represent NRC in sectorial coordination, clusters and/or working group meetings when required.  Build team capacity through mentoring, coaching and provision of appropriate training when resources are available. Travel regularly to field sites to oversee operations and monitor programming. Deputize the Area Manager when required.

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What you will bring:

Minimum Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study. Master’s degree is an added advantage. Minimum 4 years’ experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context Significant previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Sound knowledge of the Palestinian context is highly desirable. Experience implementing emergency/rapid response programming and access negotiation. Strong proposal writing skills with knowledge of donor requirements and compliance rules. Previous experience living and working in Gaza desirable. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Advanced computer skills, especially in MS Office; Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook  Fluency in English both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. What we offer: Duty station: Gaza, Palestine Contract: 12 months (Renewal is subject to performance and funds availability) Travel: Minimum of 10% of the time to NRC operational areas) Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions 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: 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 national identification card. 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. We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This position is open to candidates who have the legal right to work in Palestine. Due to legal restrictions in obtaining visas for some applicants please click on the link to confirm your eligibility before sending your application.  Send in your application by latest April 22, 2024.  If you have any questions about this role, please email mero.recruitment@nrc.no 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.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.   

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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.

Learn more about NRC's operations in Palestine here. 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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