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Livelihoods Programme Development Manager - Jordan




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 


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) established its presence in Jordan in November 2012 in response to the conflict in Syria and resulting refugee influx. NRC Jordan currently employs over 450 national staff in Jordan is now one of the largest INGOs in the country. In 2016 the Country Office continues to focus on provision of protection, assistance and access to essential services for vulnerable Syrian refugees in formal camps and host communities. NRC strives to combine its programmatic activities with evidenced-based advocacy work focused on policy change and strong external communications and media engagement and. The Country Office also works to ensure safe and integrated programming through ensuring protection is effectively mainstreaming across all programming.

Access to legal livelihoods and income earning opportunities has been a key challenge for Syrian refugees in establishing basic coping mechanisms in Jordan. Following the Feb 2016 London donor conference, the Jordanian government has agreed to several pathways for Syrian refugees to engage in legal income earning opportunities and NRC has adjusted its programming within ICLA, Education (Youth) and Shelter (domestic livelihoods) to strengthen the refugees’ coping mechanisms.

1.     Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the FSL PDM position is to support the NRC Jordan programme to develop a comprehensive FSL approach that combines integrated programming across NRC’s Core Competencies with specific FSL interventions relevant to the Jordan context.  Strategic direction, quality assurance and quality control will be the key success indicators of the position with a focus on livelihood strategies and coping mechanismsThe FSL PDM will be responsible to develop and manage sustainable livelihoods initiatives and provide technical guidance to the livelihoods components of NRC’s programmes in Jordan. Following the inception phase focusing on broader inter-CC livelihoods strategy and launch of specific livelihoods initiatives, the position will be incorporated within existing NRC Jordan management structures. 

The following is a brief description of the role.

  • Strategic support: Develop livelihoods strategy and Macro LFAs based upon relevant assessments and stakeholder analyses 
  •  Technical support: develop technical guidance on livelihood programming, from basic tools to SOPs and guidelines essential to quality programming. 
  •  Capacity building: develop training materials, organize workshops and conduct training targeting NRC and partner staff, as relevant.
  •  Fundraising: Contribute to raising funds for livelihoods activities and manage relationships with relevant donors/partners, as requested. Develop funding proposal, budgets and donor reports; Identify trends, technical standards and donor priorities 
  •  Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  •  Ensure that key learnings are extracted from the programme implementation, and incorporate them in further actions and staff development processes, in line with NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  •  Represent NRC in relevant external and internal coordination platforms and forums, including with national authorities and donors
  •  Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with NRC Jordan advocacy strategy

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Amman (A Family Duty Station)

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NB: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

For further details please see the Job Description below.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Emergency Aid
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Security and Safety
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-12

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