Area Manager Iraq (2 x Vacancies)

Country: Iraq
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 31 May 2021

NRC in Iraq is looking for two Area Managers to lead the Central Iraq Area Office in Kirkuk and the South Central Area Office in Ramadi. These two vacant senior management positions present an interesting and rewarding opportunity for an experienced leader to work in a large programme.

Duties and responsibilities

The Area Manager will provide overall leadership to the Area Office and Sub-Offices. Each Area Office has in place an Area Programme Manager and an Area Support Manager who are responsible for the day-to-day management of their departments; therefore, the main focus of these roles is to provide overall leadership, representation and coordination at the Area level, access coordination, budget management, security and management of staff.

Key responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility of managing Area Office including Sub-Offices
  • Conduct assessments for new areas of operation, outline possible areas of intervention/expansion, and develop program strategy for implementation
  • Line management for Area Programme Manager, Area Support Manager, Security Coordinator in the area office
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Provide area specific input on Core Competence strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area
  • 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
  • A link to the full Job Description can be found on our website

Required Experience and Competencies

  • Minimum First Level University/Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Senior Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Experience working in/knowledge of the context in Middle East, in particular Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon
  • Experience in managing larger and more complex programming operations in the Middle East Region or similar context
  • Experience in managing security and access issues in a complex working environment
  • Resilient and able to live and work in a hardship duty station
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Arabic is highly desired

What we offer

  • Duty station: 2 x vacant Area Manager positions in Kirkuk and Ramadi
  • Contract Duration: 12 months, with possible extension
  • Travel: 20%
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 10 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers an attractive compensation and benefits package

How to apply:

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