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Capacity Building Project Coordinator G7 (National Position) - Damascus

Syria (Syria)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Syria (Syria)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-07

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Note that this is a programme position in the Capacity Building Programme (CBP) of NRC Syria Area Office which uses project funding to implement activities that build the capacity of diverse agencies and humanitarian response actors.  This is not a Human Resources Department role.  
Duties and responsibilities
  • Provide technical supervision for Capacity Building Programme staff teams implementing project activities in Area Office. 
  • Adhere to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and draw on awareness of NRC global and regional strategies.
  • Contribute to Capacity Building Programme strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps..
  • Provide regular progress reports to Area Programme Managers (APM)
  • Align the Capacity Building activities with Country Office Strategy under the supervision of the APM..  
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  • Propose and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders when requested by the APM.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Support in Providing the needed support to develop referral pathways and ensure quality of community engagement activities addressing issues including access to essential services and employment/livelihoods.
  • With Area Programme Managers, support the piloting and expansion of new activities, building networks with humanitarian organisations, community-based organisations and local authorities/community leaders. 
  • When requested, attend coordination meetings such as Protection sector coordination, and support the Capacity Building Programme in co-leading the Housing, Land and Property Technical Working Group, and the Civil Documentation Support Working Group.
  • Ensure appropriate linkages between activities at field level, and tools/guidance being developed to support them by the Programme Unit. 
  • Support activity reporting and data collection activities.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager
  • Relevant university degree, preferably law. 
  • Experience of similar project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context, including experience in challenging humanitarian context is a plus.
  • Experience in working in stressful, and restrictive environments.
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programming.
  • Experience of remote management.
  • 2 -3 years of experience in managing a team. 
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile. 
  • Conversant with program issues in humanitarian settings (especially gender, age and disability inclusion, cash/voucher assistance, employment and livelihoods, education, shelter and WASH).
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.  
  • Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity. 
  • Knowledge of the context in Syria.  
Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Team player within the organization and with external stakeholders.
  • Managing performance and development
We can offer

Contract period: Up to one year, renewable based on NRC fund and performance.
Salary/benefits:According to NRC's salary scale and terms and conditions.

Duty Station: Damascus

Candidates who do not fill the website application form in details may not be considered.


Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position

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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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