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Deputy Manager (National Position) – Yemen, Aden


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Sanaa
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-04-05

This position is open to Yemeni citizens.

Your purpose as the B4P (Building for Peace) Deputy Manager is to serve as the main support to the B4P Manager in facilitating the entry of the B4PF (Building for Peace Fund Facility) at country level. You are responsible for coordinating the Facility’s support to Local NGO partners and proactively engaging with national and local stakeholders throughout the project cycle for ensure coordination and improved acceptance of the B4PF. 

If you currently work in the capacity of Country Director or Head of Programme or Area Manager in a Local NGO, please read on as this experience is your advantage and we are looking for you.

Specific responsibilities

  • Spearhead the strategy design at the field level of the B4PF approach and monitoring of the same.
  • Overall responsibility of managing the relationship with B4PF grantee organisations at the regional level.
  • Contribute to access negotiations for local NGO grantees.
  • Lead and oversee the early market engagement (EME), including the assessments for areas of operation, partners mapping, stakeholder outreach, and contributing to the strategy for funding allocation
  • In conjunction with the B4P Manager, liaise with donors on funding and partnerships.
  • Lead proactive engagement with national, regional and local authorities, ensuring the B4PF’s acceptance.
  • Liaise regularly with development actors in the area of operations.
  • Provide regular inputs into advocacy initiatives
  • Ensure capacity building initiatives are in place for local grantee organisations.
  • Contribute to the Call for Proposals process at national level, including the co-creation of grantee projects.
  • Support the development of concept notes, project proposals, and budget development for potential B4PF grantees.
  • Support project grantees with the identification of infrastructure and peacebuilding interventions.
  • Responsible for conducting capacity assessments, capacity development plans, and coordination of technical assistance for project grantees.
  • Collaborate actively with the MEAL Manager, learning partners and the Third-Party Monitoring consultant to monitor partnerships and projects, and propose adaptations if required.
  • In close coordination with the B4P Manager, represent the facility in policy, coordination and research fora to advance its strategic objectives.  
  • Responsible for drafting or providing inputs to reports, updates, and briefing notes as necessary.
  • Coordinate with NRC Country Offices in the implementation countries, as needed.

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Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from a senior manager position
  • Advanced University degree in social sciences, international development, conflict studies, public policy or another related field.
  • Prior expertise working in fragile contexts of the MENA Region (e.g. Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Libya, Syria) is mandatory.
  • Proven experience working on partnerships with local organizations.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal is mandatory
  • Specific knowledge of German development cooperation is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in representation and advocacy

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

  • Duty Station can be either Sana'a or Aden
  • 24 months fixed term contract
  • Senior Management 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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