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Area Manager (Multiple Duty Stations), Sudan


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Sudan
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-01

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The young Sudan Country Programme has 3 Area Manager vacancies with duty stations at:
- El Fasher, North Darfur State
- El Geneina, West Darfur State and
- Gedaref, Gedaref State

Your purpose as Area Manager will be to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme or project implementation within the designated geographical area. 

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensure participation of displacement and conflict affected people in decision-making processes and accountability loops including them
  • Ensure timely response to emergencies arising in the area of responsibility
  • Proactively manage relationships with local authorities and institutions in the area of responsibility, supporting local partners as appropriate
  • Support delivery of NRC Sudan’s country strategy, including on broader elements of using technology as well as local markets and service providers, minimizing environmental footprints, protecting people in need, and nationalizing our workforce
  • Develop an area programme that annually assists at least 100,000 people in humanitarian need and makes strategic positive impact beyond programme delivery (e.g. through capacity development, market change, policy advocacy, humanitarian leadership)
  • Build a team culture of improvement and accountability

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Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Solid continuous senior experience from working as a field manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Senior level experience in implementing and managing cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Skills, knowledge and experience that will enable you to perform beyond our expectations:

  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan (ideal)
  • Knowledge of Arabic language or other local languages (ideal)
  • Experience with high-risk contexts

What we Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 18 months fixed term contract
  • Management grade 10 in NRC's grade structure
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

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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