Area Manager, West Nile

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The Norwegian Refugee Council is a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that protects the rights of people affected by displacement.

Area Manager, West Nile, Uganda

Closing date: 20 Feb 2020

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme & project implementation within the designated geographical area. This position reports to the Country Director and supervises staff in the Area team

General responsibilities

  • 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) and aligned to regional and global strategies
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans, including cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and Core Competency strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  • Support in developing innovative programming for urban H2R populations
  • Implement community based programming with protection lens
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions and contribute to the identification of opportunities to implement cash-based interventions and market based programs
  • Enable and ensure the participation of NRC in cash-based coordination platforms


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience in implementing and managing cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Experience from the Great lake region
  • Experience of implementing programs in humanitarian development nexus context
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Strong protection background
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimize results

    We can offer

  • Contract Duration: 1 year, renewable subject to availability of funding

  • Job Grade: 10

  • Travel: 50% within Uganda

  • Duty station: Yumbe is a non-family duty station


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