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Project Manager-Rapid Response - South Sudan


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 operational in South Sudan since 2004 providing assistance to IDPs, returnees, refugees and host communities in areas affected by displacement. NRC currently operates an integrated programme focused on six sectors (core competencies): Education, Shelter, Food Security, WASH, Camp Coordination/Camp Management (CCCM) and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC programmes are designed to provide protection and durable solutions for IDPs, refugees and returnees. In South Sudan NRC focuses both on emergency humanitarian responses and early recovery work.
The Project Manager will report to the Emergency Response Manager. He/she will
Supervise Field Security Coordinator, Nutrition Coordinator and Logistic/Drop Zone Coordinator.
This same advert may be used to deployment to other Country offices other than one initial published for.

Job description

  • General responsibilities
  • Develop, coordinate and manage a Food Security Rapid Response project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Manage, train and develop the mobile Food Security Rapid Response Team (FS-RRT)
  • Ensure high technical quality and transparent processes
  • Adherence to Food Security tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
  • Represent Food Security Rapid Response in internal and external forums
  • Responsible for project documentation
  • Develop, manage and monitor the budget(s) according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements
  • Transparent and cost efficient procurement of goods
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Implement project specific protection priorities

  • Specific responsibilities
  • Recruitment, training and management of the team in gap analysis, need assessment, conducting registration, receiving commodities and distributing to beneficiaries in hard-to-reach locations adversely affected by the conflict
  • Develop NRC Internal Framework for Food Security assessment and emergency related interventions
  • Ensuring team member are aware of the NRC and UN Code of Conduct (CoC)
  • Ensuring all team members are aware of the do’s and don’ts when undertaking the distributions e.g. Respect cultural norms, Do no harm, Confidentiality, Impartiality, Gender sensitivity, Field appropriate clothing
  • Ensure all necessary NFIs are collected and transported with the team e.g. but not limited to the following: Water and water treatment chemicals, shelters/tents and beddings, First AID kits, Food, Communication equipment
  • Ensure operational linkages and representation with WFP and others relevant UN Agencies, Clusters and relevant working groups and NGO partners
  • Ensure team members follow the WFP food distribution guidelines and are providing necessary nutrition screening and referral in the case of malnourished children
  • Providing oversight of the entire process, including: Community mobilization and coordination with local authorities, Registration and nutrition screening, Reception of commodities by airdrops/lifts, Distribution and monitoring, Post distribution activities, including reconciliation of all data and documentation
  • Liaise with the WFP Country Office for any operational issues beyond the scope of the planned activities
  • Develop assessments, project proposals, reports and technical and financial documentation for submission to donors
  • Compile emergency related internal (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly) and external (interim and final) reports in the Country / Area of responsibility
  • Responsible for ensuring that emergency program-related finance and budgets are in line with required standards
  • Responsible for nurturing a constructive co-operation and healthy integration with other NRC programs in Country / Area of operation, national and local authorities, other international and local NGOs as well as


  • Generic professional competencies:
  • Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in food security
  • 5 years of experience from working as a Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical expertise in Emergency Food Security and Livelihood required
  • 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

  • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
  • Solid understanding and experience of crisis contexts and working in complex emergencies.

Education field

  • Transport / Distribution

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively at short notice to support field operations or capacity building
  • Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  • Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  • Motivated and dedicated to NRC values and ways of working
  • High degree of creativity and initiating new ideas
  • Transparent and accountable
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 5 months - with possible extension
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Juba-Roving
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

  • 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

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.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Sudan
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-10

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