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Early Recovery Consortium Manager(DIFID)


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 Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains four area offices in Balkh, Nangarhar, Herat, and Kandahar Provinces, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach provinces: Kunduz, Khost, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul and Badghis. NRC interventions are based on the humanitarian principles, which are promoted to increase the acceptance of humanitarian assistance amongst target populations, as well as, to facilitate and enable access. Afghanistan is a protracted and complex emergency in which conflict and recurrent natural disasters combine, set against a back drop of the continued return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan and Iran; the humanitarian context is characterized by multiple localised emergencies, striking communities and populations with low resilience and/or high vulnerability.

The purpose of the Early Recovery Consortium Manager is to be responsible development, implementation, coordination and reporting of the DFID-funded Early Recovery Consortium in Afghanistan.

Job description

  • Develop early recovery strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Overall management of consortium management unit staff
  • Coordinate and manage implementation of consortium work plan (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the NRC advocacy strategy

  • Spesific responsebilities
  • Establish, capacitate, drive and empower consortium management unit, field coordination unit, and steering committee for the DFID-funded Early Recovery Consortium
  • Coordinate operational and strategic issues amongst the four ERC members: Afghan Aid, DACAAR, NRC, and UN HABITAT, ensuring high performance
  • Represent the ERC at the HLP Task Force, and other external coordination fora
  • Promote holistic ‘early recovery’ solutions and strategies, within NRC, ERC and the wider humanitarian community


  • Minimum 5 years of experience of grants management and programmatic implementation in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge of the DFID reporting requirements
  • Experience of coordinating consortium/partnership programmes on forced displacement
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

We offer

  • Contract period: 26 months
  • Starting date: 1. March or before, new positon
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s international general directions.
  • Duty station: Kabul
  • 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: Kabul
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-18

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