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Livelihood and Cash Programme Development Manager Moldova Chisinau


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Moldova
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-09


In response to the large-scale displacement of refugees fleeing Ukraine, NRC has set up humanitarian operations for refugees arriving in Poland, Romania, and the Republic of Moldova. NRC responds by focusing on an integrated approach that combines our sectoral areas of expertise – education, protection, urban displacement outside camps (UDOC), legal aid (ICLA), WASH, and shelter – working to a great extent with local partners. NRC’s Country Office in the Republic of Moldova and Romania has one of the largest and most complex portfolios of local partners within NRC.

This new position will be responsible for the start-up of the Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion programme for the NRC’s Country Office in Moldova.

What You Will Do

The purpose of the Project Development Manager (PDM) is to be responsible for design, development and implementation of Livelihood and Economic Inclusion (LEI) programme/project. The LEI PDM is also responsible for development and implementation of cash-based interventions. The following is a brief description of some of your role and responsibilities:-

  •  Development and expansion of LEI and cash activities, including needs assessments, project design, implementation and quality control in areas of responsibility, targeting refugees and affected host communities that can be piloted and expanded across Area Offices.
  • Improve the enabling environment for refugees to work including through advocacy on the right to work as well as access to economic opportunities and services.
  • Seeking new and strengthening existing partnerships including with the private sector, development actors, government institutions and specialized agencies to advance economic inclusion of refugees; and
  • Enhancing ongoing livelihoods and economic inclusion programming through evidence-based and market-driven approaches to improve economic inclusion outcomes
  • Overall coordination of beneficiary selection process. Ensure there is a communication strategy with beneficiaries in place and that there is a functioning complaints mechanism;
  • Preparing high quality technical and managerial inputs to project documents and ensure donor rules and regulations are followed and all necessary documentation is in place and filed as required. Encourage staff participation in the preparation;
  • In close consultation with the Area Manager and with technical input from Head of Programme, prepare work plans and budgets for all activities in the programme portfolio and monitor their progress on regular basis; ensure strategic direction of project operations, overall day to day management and delivery of LEI and cash project components;
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting, and provide regular inputs to indicator tracking, situational reports, annual reports, etc. in line with NRC procedures and guidelines;
  • Promoting integration of LEI with other NRC core competencies (education, shelter, capacity building and WASH) and ensure application of cross-cutting issues in LEI and cash interventions.
  • Ensure issues such as gender, protection, environment, etc. are built into the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the LEI programme;
  • Ensure strong donor compliance, ensure monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and quality control procedures are understood and entrenched in all LEI and cash projects;
  • Engage in the process of developing/revising NRC’s new Livelihoods & Food Security strategy and new tools and other technical material as required, in consultation with the Regional and Global LEI and Cash Advisers;
  • Participate in internal and external livelihood, food security and cash focused coordination meetings, representing NRC at area and national level;
  • Support the consideration and inclusion of cash-based interventions and market-based approaches within (and across) NRC core competency responses, where appropriate;
  • Contribute to the institutionalization of cash-based interventions and market based programmes though capacity building and interdepartmental engagement;
  • Document programme learning and incorporate analysis and lessons learned into future LEI strategy, proposals and planning, and in collaboration with M&E, ensure overall quality of the programme

What You Will Bring

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (Economics or international development..)
  • Minimum 4 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context;;
  • Technical expertise in emergency and longer-term livelihood programming including cash based programming;
  • Experience working in Economic Security and Recovery programming
  • Experience in designing and implementing innovative market-driven income-generation activities in both urban and rural contexts
  • Experience establishing innovative partnerships with external actors.
  • Experience working with “community driven recovery and development” methodologies;
  • Conversant with programme issues in humanitarian settings (especially education, shelter) and integrated programming
  • Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity. 
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market-based programmes;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Knowledge of the Romanian/Russian language is an advantage

Find more details JD LFS Programme Development Manager -Rev.docx

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

  • 12months fixed term contract with possibility of extension
  • Grade 9 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.  

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