Norwegian Refugee Council Area Manager – Jobs in Uganda

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.

General Responsibilities:
Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
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

Specific responsibilities:
Running daily operations of the West Nile guided by NRC strategies, guidelines and policies
Managing compliance, risks and security at Area Level in West Nile
Regularly monitor the projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
Evaluation, review and quality control of ongoing and completed projects
Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist

Professional Competencies
The applicant for the Area Manager position should hold a Bachelor degree
in a relevant subject
Documented Proof handling Management of Multiple projects especially at international level
Minimum 5 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
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
Understanding of the humanitarian context and related donor architecture in Uganda and the East Africa region in general will be an added advantage

Context/ Specific skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Knowledge of the context in East Africa
Knowledge of Swahili or Arabic is advantageous
Experience with start-up, exit or similar

Additional Details:

Duty Station: Arua, Uganda

Type of Contract: 24 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position

Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale
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