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Area Programme Manager

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Somali
  • as per org scale USD / Month
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: as per org scale


Norwegian Refugee Council is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post Area Programme Manager in AA, Ethiopia

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  • Job Title: Area Programme Manager, Jijiga, Ethiopia
  • Job by Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, resilient and dynamic programme professional to provide support to our team in Jijiga Ethiopia. The Area Programme Manager (APM) is responsible for overseeing the implementation of programmes in their area of operation and represents NRC at program coordination forums, as delegated by the Area Manager. This position is a member of the Area Management Group and Extended Country Management Group. As such, the APM is under the Area Manager’s line management but has a technical (dotted) reporting line to the Head of Programme (HoP).

The Roving Area Programme Manager for AFAR has a long-standing background in Emergency response and transitioning to Durable Solutions. He / She has keen understanding of complex humanitarian contexts and is proactive in coming up with sustainable programming solutions.

You will be expected to provide technical support and capacity building for colleagues and partners working at Area level. And your thought leadership will be key.

What you will do:

  1. In collaboration with the Core Competencies (CC) responsible (PM and PC), propose combined weekly planning to the Area Manager (AM)
  2. 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.
  3. Responsible for program implementation with high quality and cost-effectiveness ratio targeting beneficiaries most in need of protection – value for money
  4. Provide support to programme staffs during monthly budget monitoring and updates in GORS and provide a report to the AM
  5. Review project proposals and reports for the area before submitting them to the area manager
  6. Regular site visits for the implementation of projects
  7. Ensure that NRC resources are used in accordance with humanitarian principles in the area
  8. Ensure compliance with contractual commitments, while considering key lessons learnt from the implementation of projects in the area
  9. Contribute to capacity building of all programme technical staff
  10. Promote innovation and learning at area level
  11. 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
  12. Ensure the participation, the contribution of the Support Skills to the development and the implementation of the project

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience with response to emergency
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions, and market-based programmes
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal required
  • Knowledge of the context in the Somali Region is an asset
  • Good knowledge of donor regulations
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible and hard working
  • Able to multitask and organize competing priorities
  • Able to work as part of team
  • Strategic thinker

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Jijiga, Ethiopia
  • Contract: national contract, 12 months (extension possible, dependent on funding, performance and need for position )
  • Travel: up to 50%
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s regional 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 only: please use the opportunity marketplace feature on your NRC People platform
  • 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.
  • The role is open to candidates of Ethiopian Nationality only in line with our nationalization agenda
  • Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply!
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email 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.

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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

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