Over the years Economic Inclusion (EI) has become a focus area for NRC. EI is especially linked to NRCs Global Strategy under the sub objective focusing on Self-Reliance and Durable Solutions. In 2020 – 2021 NRC implemented an Economic Inclusion Learning Project funded by Conrad Hilton Foundation. In this project we developed an EI framework and an EI framing paper. We also developed a concept note for “EI as a pathway to self-reliance” that has been shared with different donors. One of the donors, IKEA Foundation (IF), commended the EI concept and NRC went through a proposal development process which recently got approval from IKEA.
In this position, you will be responsible for the quality implementation of the EI as a pathway to self-reliance project funded by IKEA Foundation – and further development of EI in NRC, working closely with the Global Lead for Livelihood and Food Security, country office representatives in Kenya & South Sudan and the Global Lead for self-reliance and durable solutions. Collaboration across NRCs Core Competencies (CCs) and thematic areas will be essential and the identification of local actors, especially private sector, to be involved in the project will be a success factor
‘Economic inclusion as a pathway to self-reliance' Project management/coordination
- Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the EI as a pathway to self-reliance project funded by IKEA Foundation (Frequent field visit and field level support)
- Responsible for building capacity of the project team in Kenya & South Sudan ensuring full understanding of the project concept
- Be the primary contact to the donor, country offices, steering committee of the project on overall project implementation and progress
- Responsible for documenting and disseminating country-level innovation, case studies and lessons learnt through webinars, workshops, etc.
- Closely work with M&E Advisor of the IKEA project ensuring indicators, M&E plan and implementation of the M&E plan is in line with the EI concept outline in the EI framing paper
- Responsible for donor reporting and analysis of results tailored to the needs of different audiences
- Responsible for the communication of results and the development of recommendations to senior management at Head Office, Regional Offices and Country Offices.
Development of Technical documents
- Review and finalize the draft EI framing paper of NRC ensuring its use in the IKEA project and beyond
- Review and finalize the draft EI barrier assessment tool of NRC ensuring its use in the IKEA project and beyond
Economic Inclusion Fundraising
- Responsible for identifying and mobilizing resources in collaboration with HO (external and corporate relations), ROs and COs through private or institutional donors to further develop and expand the economic inclusion portfolio in 2023 and beyond.
Partnership Development and Network Engagement
- Engaging with global partners relevant for economic inclusion, e.g. with Trickle Up, the BOMA Project, the International Labour Organization, the International Trade Centre, Innovest Advisory, KfW, GiZ, etc.
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Generic professional competencies
- Minimum 5 years of relevant Manager/Specialist/Coordinator experience from humanitarian and development programs/projects. Preferably on managing and coordinating projects in livelihoods, financial inclusion, community social empowerment, etc. Knowledge of Economic Inclusion will be an asset
- Experience in drafting and encouraging implementation of policy/strategic guidance, and developing practical tools and resources
- Experience with engaging with key humanitarian stakeholders
Able to represent the organization at a strategic level, and contribute to global policy development with key donors and stakeholders
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context related skills, knowledge and experience:
- Degree in a relevant field in the area of economics, development studies, business administration or similar. Work experience can compensate for a formal degree.
- Experience in humanitarian and development programmes with displaced populations in urban and rural areas, including activities related to economic empowerment (e.g. graduation approach), market-systems development approaches (M4P), entrepreneurship, employment promotion, private sector engagement and financial inclusion.
- Demonstrated experience in working with government, business owners, chambers of commerce, financial institutions, displaced populations and host communities.
- Strong skills in conceptualizing and explaining complex technical issues to non-technical team
- Demonstrated experience in facilitating remote team work and in using remote work software (e.g. Teams, slack and Office 365).
- Result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm and integrity.
- Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagement/workshops.
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
- 24 months fixed term contract
- Mid-management grade 9 in NRC's grade structure
- 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