Area Manager (Aden) At Norwegian Refugee Council

About Us
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 in Yemen is recruiting an Area Manager who will ensure high quality and cost effective programme / project implementation within the designated geographical area.
Generic responsibilities
Overall management of senior project staff and support functions in the area
Compliance and adherence to NRC policies
Provide area specific input on Country Strategy, Risk Management, Emergency Preparedness Plan and other strategic processes and related Plans of Action
Organize grants opening and closure meetings at field level
Overall responsibility for implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources) and NRC’s SOPs
Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and Core Competence strategies
Represent NRC in area and build relationships on area level
Ensure capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific responsibilities
Responsible for conflict-sensitive, high qualitative and integrated programming for both emergency and Durable Solutions interventions. Ensure beneficiary-led design and implementation of projects and activities, including beneficiary complaints mechanism are strengthened
In liaison with the Country Office MEAL unit ensure that systems for monitoring and evaluating project activities are developed and implemented and learnings are embedded in the area programme
Ensure that NRC’s finance procedures, guidelines and systems are properly implemented and are respected
Ensure ongoing check and review mechanism in place for the control and stock system of goods, vehicles and transport coordination and make any necessary improvements
Oversee and coordinate administrative and logistical requests made by the projects for optimal cost efficiency and utilization of resources
Develop relationships with donor teams and agencies in the area, and contribute to securing sufficient funding for the programme
Coordinate with UN agencies, other (I)NGOs, local and state authorities, the targeted beneficiaries and donors and ensure maximum collaboration and cooperation with all key stakeholders
Remain updated on all relevant political and Government policy issues related to the country operation in general and the area in particular
Lead and manage staff training initiatives, structured and targeted capacity building efforts Guided by guidelines and direction of NRC; selection, capacity building and close monitoring of the Implementing Partners and ensure compliance
Develop area level strategies
Take lead in exploring funding opportunities for the area office
Minimum 5 years of experience in a Senior Management position in a humanitarian /recovery context, experience as an Area Manager strongly preferred
Minimum first level university degree in relevant field
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic is an asset.
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Experience in managing complex teams and driving change agenda
Knowledge of the context in of Yemen or similar contexts
This role will involve managing a large team and making tough decisions; please highlight your ability in this in your application
What we offer
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
12 months fixed term contract renewable subject to funding and performance
Grade 10 in NRC’s grade structure
An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract starts
Internal candidates are encouraged to apply however we are 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
How to apply
Please apply through this link before April 4th 2021…

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