Area Programme Manager in Kabul, Khost, Kunar, Nangarhar,

Job Location: Kabul, Khost, Kunar, Nangarhar,
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Program
Salary: Based on NRC pay scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Experience: Minimum 4 years’ experience from a management posi
Contract Duration: Up to end of Dec-2020 (Possibly extendable)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor degree in relevant social and natural science. Master is preferred.
Closing Date: 2020-08-12

About Norwegian Refugee Council:

Do you enjoy to lead and mange a team for programme, involved in diverse competencies, Are you generous to transfer and share your knowledge and expertise with others in the team, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to work with us as Area programme manager for Kabul central and east ( Khost, Jalalabad, Kuner).   

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.

Purpose of the Job:  

The role of the Area Programme Manager is to improve management capacities and programmatic quality in extra-large Area Offices. This position will line manage senior Core Competency staff in the Area Office, effectively overseeing field implementation and also leading on other programme development initiatives.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

Line management for Area Level core competency (CC) Project Managers.
Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidelines, and procedures.
Member of the Area Management Group (AMG).
Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programme, coordination and technical quality in Area Office.
Provide area specific input relevant for CC strategies
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
Responsible for compliance to donor standards, grant management, and regular reporting to donor at Area Level.
Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation.
Responsible for approval of Area Emergency Response Mechanism, Area needs assessments, development plans, and program implementation
Ensure capacity building of all technical staff

Specific responsibilities:

Responsible for coordinating area specific inputs for donor reports and proposals
Responsible for leading the project cycle management (PCM) at area office level as per NRC PCM standards
Provide innovative solutions to program challenges and conduct regular field trips
Conduct systematic capacity building trainings for project managers on report proposal writing, report writing
Responsible for technical issues involving sectorial coordination with Clusters and Working Groups at Area Level, including promoting the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with NRC Advocacy Strategy (specific for Afghanistan)
Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
Cover for Area Manager in his/absence
Identify funding opportunities and develop funding strategy and forecasts at Area Level.
Responsible for grants management and BPO allocations in Area Level.

Job Requirements:


Minimum 4 years’ experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
Bachelor degree in relevant social and natural science. Master is preferred.
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Core competency or area management expertise
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
Experience in emergency interventions  
Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan
Experience with NRC programming .

Duty station: 50% Kabul and 50% Jalalabad and Khost, Central Region, Afghanistan

Personal qualities

Strategic thinking
Initiating action and change
Handling insecure environments

We can offer

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
Top up Credit card on monthly basis.
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law.

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