Norwegian Refugee CouncilClosing Date : 2020-03-03
Duty Station : Baghdad, Iraq
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Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 03 Mar 2020
Area ManagerErbil (SRO), Norwegian Refugee CouncilRights Respected, People Protected

NRC currently has more than 2,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria . As a leading humanitarian organization, we support displaced persons by implementing programmes across the Shelter, Education, Food Security, Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programmes.
The Syrian Crisis is in its ninth year, but the level and intensity of conflict in the country remains high. Humanitarian and protection needs are overwhelming. According to OCHA, 11.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside of Syria and millions have been forced to flee. Approximately 6.1 million people in Syria are living in protracted displacement. Most IDPs have sought refuge with host families and in abandoned or unfinished buildings, which are often overcrowded. Elsewhere, they reside in tents or makeshift accommodation in informal settlements and camps. 3.7 million school-aged children are in need of support and 2.1 million are out of school and disconnected from learning and their peers.

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area. The following is a brief description of the role:

Generic Responsibilities

Line management of Area Programme Manager, Area Support Manager, Security Advisor/Coordinator and Field Office Coordinator Member of the Country Management Group (CMG) Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures Provide area specific input on CC 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) Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC 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 Rresponsibilities

Provide effective leadership to the Area team: regular organisation of Senior Management Team meetings to ensure flow of information between the area and the country office; participation in Programme meetings; performance management of direct reports Represent NRC at sub-national level with local stakeholders and national and international NGOs Represent NRC with area-based donors With the support of the Area Team, take the lead on the repositioning of NRC in the area to better respond to the changing humanitarian needs Provide regular input to advocacy initiatives Accountable for safe programming at area level in line with NRC Protection Policy and guidelines Support the planning and conduction of protection-sensitive risk and needs assessmentsKnowledge, experience & skills that will help you succeed in this roleMinimum 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 Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal Knowledge of Arabic is a plus (not essential) Experience with start-up, exit or similarPersonal qualitiesStrategic thinking Empowering and building trust Managing performance and development Managing resources to optimise results Coping with change Handling insecure environmentsAdditional information

-Contract period: 12 months
-Salary/benefits: According to NRC s salary scale and terms and conditions
-Duty station: Erbil, Iraq, with 20% travel within Syria Response Office area of operations

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