Non-profit Careers – Programme Development Manager at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About NRC:
The Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of
experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees
and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced
populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food
security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
has been implementing projects for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in
Northern Uganda, West Nile and South Western respectively, since 1997. Having
smoothly phased-out by end of August 2014 in the North, NRC reopened from
September 2014, to compliment efforts of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR in
supporting the South Sudanese Refugees currently settled in the Districts of
Adjumani and Arua in West Nile. With funding from SIDA, NMFA, ECHO, NRC is
implementing integrated projects in Adjumani/Arua refugee settlements.
Job Summary:  The Programme Development Manager is primarily
responsible for the development and monitoring of all projects (or core
competence) in West Nile. The current projects include education,
livelihoods/food security and WASH.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of developing strategies for Education, Livelihoods, WASH and other
    programmes that may come at national level
  • Actively
    monitor the projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Prepare/verify
    proposals related to this sector
  • Ensure
    the evaluation, review and quality control of ongoing and completed
    projects are done and in time
  • Identify
    trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways
    to assist
  • Responsible
    for carrying out training and development of staff
  • Ensure
    adherence to the CC tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
  • Build
    and strengthen working relationship and partnerships in the humanitarian
    community and coordinate with authorities at regional and ministry level
  • Responsible
    for providing programme contextual analysis and needs assessment as input
    to Country Strategy and Contingency Plan
  • Accountable
    for development of Programme strategies and Macro LFAs
  • Accountable
    for ensuring programme M&E according to NRCs standards
  • Steer
    local partners’ assessment, selection and capacity building
  • Responsible
    for development of funding forecasts for country programme and grants
    management calendar, including proposals and reporting to donors
  • Accountable
    for grants opening and closure meetings at country level
  • Accountable
    for development of grants proposals and budgets
  • In-country
    representation of NRC
  • Actively
    promote the rights of IDPs/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Line
    management of project coordinators, M&E staff and other senior program
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for this opportunity should preferably hold a bachelor’s
    degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture or a related
  • At
    least ten years’ experience from working as a senior Project
    Manager/Programme Manager in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Past experience in managing food security and livelihoods programs
  • Past
    experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Cone
    competency expertise
  • Documented
    results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Working
    knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency
    in English, both written and verbal
  • Possess
    a clean valid driver’s license
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of humanitarian context in East Africa
  • Prior
    experience in partnership and capacity building
  • Documented
    results in advocacy work for refugees or IDPs
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of more than one programme (in this context
    livelihoods, education and WASH)
  • All
    employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our
    Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated,
    innovative, inclusive and accountable
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join
one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 26th August 2015

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