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  • Full Time
  • Ramadi, Al-Anbar Governorate, Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Description

NRC Iraq is looking for an Area Programme Manager to join the Central and South Area Offices. The role holder will be responsible for bringing the different components of NRC’s programme response together to maximize positive impact for affected populations with the resources available. The role is expected to create cohesion between NRC core competency teams to that ensure people receive holistic assistance, create efficient linkages between programme and support departments, and to support the Area Manager in in facilitating collaboration with local stakeholders. In particular, the role seeks to capitalize on synergies and strengths with NRC’s livelihoods, legal assistance, and education capacities. The position holder is a member of the Area Management Group (AMG).

If you are an influential people leader with a passion for integrated programming and capacity building for staff, then this is the role for you.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee all grants management and budget allocations in the Area Offices
  • Contribute towards initiatives to improve localization and partnerships in areas of operation.
  • Facilitate initiatives for integrated programme analysis and response analysis, including the integration of relevant cross-cutting issues such as protection, safe programming, and access.
  • Contribute to strengthening accountability to beneficiaries through improving M&E systems, the establishment of beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms and improved needs assessments for evidence-based programming.
  • Contribute to Country-level programme initiatives, as requested by the Head of Programme and agreed with line-manager (e.g., Strategy workshops, Programme Unit workshops, etc.).
  • Responsible for ensuring technical quality of all forms of programming in areas of operation.
  • Develop and implement area level integrated response strategies, where relevant, and provide area specific input relevant for Country Office and CC strategies.
  • Compliance to donor rules and regulations and adhere to grant management cycle in area of operation.
  • Contribute to fundraising, development and revision of proposal, budgets, and donor reports, based on technical standards and donor priorities.
  • Represent NRC in external coordination forums at the Area level.
  • Lead the Project Cycle Management (PCM) at area office level as per NRC PCM standards.
  • Ensure capacity building of all staff under direct line management.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the AM and HoP, promote, and share ideas for improvement and recommend necessary changes in activities.
  • Facilitate organisational processes to ensure improved information management and learning between and across teams in the area offices.
  • Deputize the Area Manager, when requested by the Area Manager and/or Country Director.

What You Will Bring

  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ work experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  • Experience from a senior project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  • Experience with integrated programming and/or coordinating multiple sectors/CCs.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Report writing skills – including analysis, summarising, and copy-editing.
  • Excellent organizational and team management skills.
  • Experience working with government, local authorities, humanitarian actors, host community and displaced populations (Internally Displaced People, Returnees and Refugees).
  • Experience with livelihoods, education, protection and/or legal assistance programming is advantageous.

What We Offer

  • Kirkuk or Ramadi, Iraq duty station
  • Fixed term-contract renewable based on performance need and funding.
  • 50 % travel, approximately to Ramadi, Kirkuk, and Erbil
  • Senior Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Key Information – Please Take Note When Applying

  • We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here.
  • Learn more about NRC’s operation in Iraq here.
  • To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity Marketplace
  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your employment history, experience, responsibilities, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • 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. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted.
  • For any queries, please email us at [email protected] “Area Programme Manager- Central and South Area Iraq” 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.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Iraq here.

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About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation 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 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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