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Project Manager - Food Security (National Position) Mogadishu - Somalia


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) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and South & Central), Kenya, Ethiopia Yemen, Djibouti and South Sudan.

The purpose of the Food Security Project Manager positions is to implement delegated Food Security project portfolio

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at
Email or Paper applications will not be considered

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job description

Line management for project staff
Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Contribute to the development of Country, Area and CC strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant CC projects
Coordinate and manage Food Security project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Food Security Specialist
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Develop and manage project budget and coordinate across CCs
Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders, promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
• Responsible for operational support in NRC’s food security project activities in South and Central Somalia by overseeing the field monitoring and assessments, participate in context analysis, response planning, personnel and partner management
Accountable and ensure quality to activities, reports for field assessments either paper based or through Mobenzi for surveys and assessments
With support from Area Manager, lead in activity planning (quarterly, monthly and weekly) with FS staff for proper allocation of resources, personal organisation and management tracking and support.
Prepare draft contract documents for implementing partners, partners and other service providers timely to facilitate proper and prompt payment to the partners
Review reports from staff, IPs and field staff for quality and consistency before submission and further dissemination
Train food security field staff, partners and relevant stakeholders on basic food security concepts and tools
Liaise with local leaders and authorities giving overview of project activities, seeking their support and participation where required
Chair the bi-weekly sector meetings


Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
Minimum University degree in relevant discipline
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Technical Food Security expertise
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Valid driver’s license

Personal qualities

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, the following are essential for this position:
Handling insecure environments
Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Empowering and building trust

We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract Duration:1 year contract with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Mogadishu
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions.
The candidate is to observe NRC's four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
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: Mogadishu
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Security and Safety
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-19

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