Area Manager - Uganda

Yumbe


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) 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 Shelter, Education, Food security, Legal Assistance, Camp Management Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been implementing projects for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in Northern Uganda, West Nile and South Western respectively, since 1997. Having smoothly phased-out by end of August 2014 in the North, NRC reopened from September 2014, to compliment efforts of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR in supporting the South Sudanese Refugees currently settled in the Districts of Yumbe, Moyo, Adjumani and Arua in West Nile. With funding from SIDA, NMFA, ECHO and UNHCR NRC is implementing integrated projects in Yumbe, Moyo Adjumani, Arua refugee settlements. Norwegian Refugee Council in Uganda has as a result been registering an increase in its operations. It is in this light, that NRC Uganda seeks to recruit an Area Manager for its West Nile Operations.
The Area Manager is responsible for providing overall leadership of all activities within the West Nile area.

Job description

Generic Responsibilities
Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Provide area specific input on Core Competence 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 the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and Core Competence strategies
Represent NRC and networking on area level
Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities
Monitor the projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
Prepare/verify proposals related to this sector
Evaluation, review and quality control of ongoing and completed projects
Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
Training and development of staff
Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community and coordinate with authorities at regional and ministry level
Responsible for providing programme contextual analysis and needs assessment as input to Country Strategy and Contingency Plan
Accountable for development of Proramme strategies and Macro LFAs
Accountable for ensuring programme M&E according to NRCs standards
Lead local partners’ assessment, selection and capacity building
Responsible for development of funding forecasts for country programme and grants management calendar, including proposals and reporting to donors

Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
Documented Proof handling Management of Multiple projects especially at international level
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
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

Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management
  • Humanities / Maths / Science

Education level

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade

Personal qualities

Handling insecure environments
Strategic thinking
Initiating action and change
Empowering and building trust

We offer

Duty: Yumbe/West Nile
Salary: As per NRC directions

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: Yumbe
  • Grade: Senior executive
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-06

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