NRC Somalia is looking for a talented, motivated and qualified Project Manager who will actively contribute to the realization of NRC’s vision of creating a sustainable environment where IDPs, refugees and vulnerable host communities can better exercise their rights. 

The ICLA PM will ensure that projects are managed and monitored carefully. She/he will ensure that project reports are prepared on time and submitted to CO for onward submission to donors. 

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the ICLA Project Manager position is to implement delegated ICLA project portfolio.

Generic responsibilities 

Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures. Line management of project staff and responsible for staff recruitment  Contribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projects. Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements. Provide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high quality of projects.

Specific responsibilities 

Coordinate and Supervise the ICLA project team and program activities such as project reports, follow-up, meetings and report to the Area Manager. Coordinate preparation of work plans and progress reports for ICLA teams. Expand and maintain NRC’s network of relevant stakeholders in all operational areas. Coordinate establishment of client outreach, screening and identification procedures Coordinate establishment of case documentation management systems. Support development and strengthening of synergies between all NRC programs.  Document case studies and best practice for facilitating secure land tenure and identity documents for IDPs. Prepare presentations and papers demonstrating lessons learned. Support the preparation of funding proposals.


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies 


Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Law or any relevant masters in humanities.  

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within field of expertise Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.  Experience in working independently in a results-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.  Experience in managing staff. Candidates with law backgrounds are preferred. 

Behavioural competencies 

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Planning and delivering results Working with people  Communicating with impact and respect Analysing Handling insecure environments

For more  detailed information see the attached Job Description

Additional Information:

Position:                                       ICLA Project Manager 
Grade:                                          8

Reports to:                                   Area Manager

Supervision of:                            ICLA Project Coordinator

Duty station:                                Mogadishu

Travel:                                         50% (South Central & Jubbaland)

Duration and type of contract:    12 months (extended upon budget availability)

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 only. 

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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