Area Manager (Geneina) – NRC

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification13458
Job CategoryManagement
Posting Date12/25/2023, 11:57 AM
Apply Before01/16/2024, 01:59 AM
Job ScheduleFull time

Females are highly encouraged to Apply. What we are looking for

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure the delivery of the NRC country strategy within Darfur.  In the predicted context of a looming famine, ongoing mass atrocities, a failed state, and fragmented conflict dynamics, we will increase the scale of impact in conflict-affected and hard-to-reach areas to help avert or reduce serious food insecurities, expand minimal access to basic education, and improve protections of at-risk people as possible.

 What you will do

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area.
  2. Member of the Country Management Group (CMG).
  3. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  4. Provide area-specific input on CC strategies, Country Strategy, and Plan of Action.
  5. Organize grant opening and closure meetings at the area level.
  1. Develop Area Management Team terms of reference, build a team that can deliver, and hold the AMT accountable for the delivery of the strategy in Darfur.
  2. Ensure participation of displacement- and conflict-affected people in decision-making processes and accountability loops including them.
  3. Proactively manage relationships with local authorities and institutions in the area of responsibility, supporting local partners and engaging with local institutions and systems (markets, education, security).
  4. Support delivery of NRC Sudan’s country strategy, including on broader elements of using technology as well as local markets and service providers, protecting people in need, and systems engagement in Hard-to-Reach areas.
  5. Develop an area program that annually assists at least 500,000 people in humanitarian need and makes a strategic positive impact beyond program delivery (e.g. through capacity development, market change, policy advocacy, and humanitarian leadership).

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position as the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the JD. 

What you will bring:

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Experience in implementing and managing cash-based interventions and market-based programs.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context/skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Arabic language or other local languages is desirable.
  • Experience with high-risk contexts, access-constrained operating environments, and hardship duty stations with limited amenities.
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style, including in remote modalities.
  • Creativity and openness to new ways of working.
  • Efficient and effective communication skills to influence power internally and externally.
  • Duty station: Geneina, West Darfur Sudan
  • Contract: international contract, 18 months, fixed term, extendable
  • Travel: up to 40% within targeted project locations
  • Salary/benefits: grade 10 on NRC’s international salary scale. 
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRCImportant information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history, and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment at [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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NRC has re-established our presence in Geneina and Ardamata, West Darfur, and is assessing operational expansion into other areas of West Darfur, North Darfur (where NRC has some limited presence), and other Darfur States in line with our strategy.  The Area Manager will ensure: advancement of the strategic direction and expansion; delivery of programs in line with quality and compliance expectations; robust support systems to deliver the programs; productive partnerships, both formal and informal; and duty of care of all NRC staff in the Area Office.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve the international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas, or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety, and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

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