Livelihoods and Food Security Programme Development Manager – NRC


About NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in the country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the program. The focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s program in Sudan. 

Job Description

Livelihoods and Food Security Programme Development Manager Sudan Gedarif

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification3281
Job CategoryLivelihood and Food Security
Apply Before10/10/2021, 21:00
Job ScheduleFull time

The purpose of the Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS) Programme Development Manager (PDM) position is to be responsible for technical development, strategic direction, implementation, and quality assurance as well as monitoring of NRC Sudan’s LFS activities and programme, as well as relevant staff mentoring and capacity development. The LFS PDM is expected to follow NRC’s standards, procedures, and guidelines for project governance applicable for the particular projects. S/he is also responsible for the overall planning and coordination of all LFS interventions, either directly within the LFS CC (Core Competencies) or as an integrated approach across other CCs

Your basic background to perform the tasks include:

  • At least four years in a development and/or humanitarian Livelihoods/Food Security programming environment, including three years’ experience in a senior level project management position
  • Knowledge in protection mainstreaming, community outreach/engagement, community capacity building, and/or community-development oriented programming, DRR approaches including environmental analysis
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Strong livelihoods experience is required; additional food security experience is preferred 

We shall measure your ability to perform on the below tasks:

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures and SOPs/guidelines
  • Develop the LFS Core Competency strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro logrames
  • Responsible for quality programme development and management, including funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects across operational areas
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Coordinate and manage LFS Core Competency project implementation and LFS components of integrated projects (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements
  • Contribute towards actively implementing and supporting ‘integrated’ (multi-sector) programmes, cross-sectorial exchange of lessons learned, and adherence to relevant quality standards;
  • Overall management of assigned project staff
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

To excel in your role, the below is necessary

  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal is mandatory; Arabic language skills is an advantage
  • Experience in needs assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and programme development
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high and diverse workload
  • Proven ability to work effectively across cultures, in sensitive environments and with stakeholders at all levels
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, including strong skills in Word, Excel and Outlook

**Shortlisting will be on a rolling basis; please apply as soon as possible**

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

What We Offer

  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • Senior 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.  

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

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 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 requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

The NRC headquarters is located in Oslo and has about 280 employees. Additionally the organisation has a presence in Brussels, Geneva, Washington, D.C., Berlin, London and Addis Ababa. NRC was established in 1946 under the name “Europahjelpen” (“Aid to Europe”), to assist refugees in Europe after World War II.

For jobs from The Norwegian Refugee Council visit: NRC Jobs Page

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