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Country Director Afghanistan Kabul

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-25

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NRC is looking for a Country Director to lead  Afghanistan country operations. A leader with strategic thinking- being able to link programmatic and operational approaches with strategic long term goals. This is a critical and  exciting opportunity for a senior leader to take on a challenging, yet rewarding role that will have a strong focus on representing NRC, expanding NRC's programme in Afghanistan, influencing- using advocacy skills to effect change and overall people management and building a strong team.

We will be checking the applications on a rolling basis, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Role and responsibilities

  1. National representation and coordination
  2. Development and execution of country strategy
  3. All in-country activities, personnel and the Country Management Group (CMG)
  4. Safety and security of all staff
  5. Country level advocacy
  6. Resource allocation and mobilization
  7. Cost efficiency and quality, including implementation of control mechanisms
  8. Ensuring adequate country structures and systems are in place
  9. Position the organisation within new Humanitarian context of Afghanistan
  10. Lead substantial emergency response across the country
  11. Realign NRC programmatic approach to emerging context.

Competencies

  •  Minimum 5 years experience from working as a Senior Manager/Country Director in humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  •  Valid driver’s license
  • Asset to have knowledge of the context in Afghanistan and the region
  • Experience from advocacy work
  • Experience from an emergency setting
  • Strategic thinking- being able to link programmatic and operational approaches with strategic long term goals.
  • Handling insecure environments-adapting operations to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Empowering and building trust- building strong and robust relationships both internally and externally
  • Influencing- using advocacy skills to effect change

 

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

We encourage you to learn more about this role please click here to access the Detailed Job Description 

 

We will be checking the applications on a rolling basis, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

 

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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