Head of Programme Employment Opportunity - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:            Head of Programme
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.

Job Summary: The  Head of Programme will mainly develop and ensure implementation of holistic high quality programmes to ensure that all support functions are providing high quality and efficient support to programme implementation. In addition, NRC Uganda is a relatively young programme that requires extensive staff capacity development, focus on quality and effective/relevant programme development and strong NRC institutional experienced programme leadership. The Head of Programme will take lead in hiring and training competent National Project Managers, lead the programme and strategy implementations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for the line management for Core Competence Specialists, grants staff and M & E
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Ensure compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Tasked with the development of Core Competency strategies
  • Responsible for the development of holistic and needs based programmes
  • Identify funding opportunities, develop funding strategies and forecasts
  • Grants management, BPO allocations and reporting to donors, including compliance with donor standards
  • Quality control, M&E and organizational learning
  • Capacity building of all technical staff
  • In-country representation and stakeholders liaison
  • Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Acting CD in the absence of the Roving Regional CD
  • Responsible for the CC programmatic input to the contingency plan
  • In charge of representation and fundraising
  • Technical support and monitoring of implementation
  • Identify, promote and secure good cooperation and synergies with other NRC programmes
  • Monitor programmes according to strategies, plans and policies, analyze and evaluate performance, and identify areas for improvement
  • Line management of Grants coordinators and M&E coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Head of Programme job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • At least five years’ experience from a senior management position 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
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Extensive knowledge of the context in the Horn of Africa in general and Uganda in particular
  • Experience from advocacy work
  • Personal Qualities: Strategic thinking, Initiating action and change, Influencing, Handling insecure environments

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan 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: 23rd July 2017


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