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. 

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

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

  1. Line management of Core Competency Project PM and Coordinators in the area.
  2. Oversee program implementation with close cooperation with the AM.
  3. Work closely with the AM to develop the area Programme strategy,
  4. Ensure capacity building of all Project Management staff, 
  5. Represent NRC and networking at area level – as delegated by the AM.

    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. 

  6. 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.

Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management of emergency humanitarian programs Experience in emergency and post-emergency contexts 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 

Behavioural competencies

These 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:

Managing resources to optimize results Planning and delivering results Handling insecure environments Managing performance and development Strategic thinking

For more  detailed information see the attached Job Description

Additional Information:

Grade:                                             9

Reports to:                                          Area Manager

Supervision of:                                   Core Competency Project Managers/Coordinators

Duty station:                                       Mogadishu, Somalia 

Travel:                                                Frequently travel to project site

Duration and type of contract:           One year

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

12 months fixed term contract An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

Click this email to contact the recruitment team; quote the full name of the advert on your subject line. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile.

This position is open to Somali Nationals.

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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