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Area Manager Niger HR Niger Norwegian Refugee council


Area Manager Niger HR Niger Norwegian Refugee council

Duties and responsibilities

Generic Responsibility 

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on Core competency  strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on the area level
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure the overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility of managing the Area Office including potential sub-offices
  • Produce assessments for new areas of operation, outline possible areas of intervention, and develop program strategy for implementation
  • Support the development of concept notes, project proposals, and budget development for scale-up post-emergency activities
  • In conjunction with Country Office, liaising with donors on new funding and operational areas of programming
  • Liaise regularly with local authorities (political and security), donors and humanitarian actors in the area of operations;
  • Represent NRC at coordination initiatives at area level
  • Provide regular feedback input to advocacy initiatives
  • Responsible for overall staff security, including completing security risk assessments for possible new areas of intervention
  • Ensure training is provided to all staff and capacity building initiatives are in place
  • Ensure work and development plans are completed by all staff members in the area of operations and performance feedback sessions are conducted on a minimum quarterly basis
  • Ensure NRC’s data collection systems are in place and information is properly stored and analyzed
  • Overall responsibility for the recruitment of qualified staff for the area office
  • Contextualize, adapt and implement SOPs and procedures to ensure effective provision of assistance to hard-to-reach areas
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Hausa (language) is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the context in Niger and/or the Sahel
  • Experience/knowledge of mixed migrations flows in the region
  • Strong knowledge of PCM tools and process
Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusiveness and accountability
We can offer
  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Duration: 12 months with a potential of extension
  • Duty station: Niamey with frequent travel to the field
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and accommodation in NRC Guest House of a moderate standard
Application deadline:04/08/2020
Employer:Norwegian Refugee Council
Title:Area Manager – Niger
Employment type:Contract

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