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Multi CC Project Manager - Zahedan and Tehran Based - Iran Nationals Only

Tehrān (Iran)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Tehrān (Iran)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-01

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                                                                                                                Rights Respected, People Protected
About NRC
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, food security, livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 6000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. NRC runs the world's largest standby rosters NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.  
NRC in the Islamic Republic of Iran
NRC started operations in Iran in 2012. We currently deliver humanitarian assistance in 9 provinces in the sectors of Education, Food Security and livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter construction, as well as Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). We co-lead several technical inter-agency working groups and provide capacity building to humanitarian partners in country. Next to our programs, NRC Iran also built an advocacy unit to develop joint messages and initiatives among INGOs to improve rights of the displaced.   Following several recent breakthroughs, NRC Iran is scaling up substantially its activities in support of the Government of Iran efforts towards an estimated 3,6 million Afghans residing in country and is expanding its programme unit.  

Generic responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Line management for project staff
  • Act as Security Focal Point at Field Office level
  • Manage emergency response in the Area
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and CC strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant CC projects, and implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Develop, coordinate and manage multi- CC projects implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the CC Specialists                        
  • 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
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from operations regarding protection, and incorporate them into program strategy and staff development processes

Specific responsibilities

  • Scale up NRC activities in Sistan and Baluchestan Province and ensuring compliance in all aspects
  • Responsible for Project Cycle Management in Area, including Grants start-up, review and Closure meetings
  • Identify program development opportunities in Sistan and Baluchestan in partnership with authorities, UN partners and INGOs
  • Responsible for coordinating area specific inputs for donor reports and proposals.
  • Responsible for maintaining positive working relationships with all Provincial level government authorities (project approvals, reporting, follow-up of projects implementation)
  • Supervise support function staff at Field Office level
Generic professional competencies
  • 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
  • Experience from working on multiple sector of expertise
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of the Afghanistan displacement context is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Farsi language is an asset
  • Knowledge of Iranian context is an asset
  • Experience with scaling up of humanitarian programs in strictly controlled context is an asset
  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills

Behavioral competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Strategic thinking
  • Influencing
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
We can offer
Contract: Till the end of 2020 with possibility of extension
Duty station: Tehran (with objective to be 100% Zahedan based)
Travel: 70% in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and condition


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