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Community Based Planning (CBP) PDM - CAR


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

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Programme Development Manager (PDM) for NRC’s Community Based Planning (CBP) project in the Central Africa Republic. NRC piloted a Community Based Planning (CBP) in 2016. In 2017, based on lessons learned, NRC will expand the approach to urban areas in Mambere-Kadei and the Kemo prefectures.

The Community Based Planning PDM reports to the NRC Area Manager in Carnot

Job description

The purpose of this Programme Development Manager position is to be responsible to design, develop and implement the Community Based Planning (CBP) project in Central Africa Republic.

Develop Community Based Planning (CBP) strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
Coordinate and manage CBP project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
Collaborate with other CCs and ensure an integrated programming approach with other NRC CAR Programs
Compile and up-date information in the field on internal and external factors impacting CBP and the project results, and prepare monthly reports


Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Technical Community Based planning/Community Driven Development 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
Fluency in French
Experience from implementing CBP/Community Driven Development project in Africa
Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable work plans and to evaluate progress.
Experience working with EU funds

Personal qualities

Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Empowering and building trust
Handling insecure environments
A good sense of humour is an asset

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

We offer

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s International general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Duty station: Carnot (with activities also in Dekoa), with travels in the field. Carnot is a non family duty station
Commencement: May 2017
Duration: 16 months (fixed term contract)

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: Carnot
  • Grade: Supervisor
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Social studies
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Civil Society
    • Urban Development, planning and design
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-08

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