Area Manager - Nigeria

Abuja

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs.


NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. Borno State is host to the largest number of IDPs with the biggest concentration in Maiduguri City. NRC is providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs. We are now looking for an Area Manager for Maduguri.

Job description

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions in Maiduguri
  • Compliance with- and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on the Core Competency (CC) strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports), in compliance with contractual commitments
  • Ensure optimal use of resources
  • Represent NRC and networking in Maiduguri
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  • Advance the process of humanitarian access outside of Maiduguri

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior management level position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical expertise in Protection, Shelter, WASH or Food Security will be a distinct advantage
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge on own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments

We offer

  • Commencement: September 2016
  • Duration: 12months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with 25 % travel to Abuja .This is a non-family posting.Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area. Recreational and social facilities are limited, and accommodation is modest. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-09-01

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