Area Manager in Jalalabad in the Eastern part of Afghanistan

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 18 Jul 2021

NRC is looking for an Area Manager in Jalalabad in the Eastern part of Afghanistan.

Our Ideal candidate should have a very strong leadership skills and very good experience in project management, with previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts .

NRC is looking for an Area Manager in Jalalabad in the Eastern part of Afghanistan

Our Ideal candidate should have a very strong leadership skills and very good experience in project management, with previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts .

Role 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.

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Provide area specific input on CC 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, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Responsible to identify, mentor and capacity-build key national staff to enable them transition or assume management positions within the area office
  • Responsible to ensure that holistic needs are addressed by promoting synergy among the core competency teams, setting systems for integrated programming and where possible the adoption of the area-based approach to integrated programming.
  • Coordinate NRC programme activities with authorities, United Nations agencies and other national and international agencies/organisations in the area
  • Lead the area Grants management with the coordination and technical support of the grants unit; Ensure quality documentation of all NRC activities at area level
  • In collaboration with the Security Manager, ensure that the Security Plan for the area is updated regularly
  • Through close monitoring of the context, develop approaches and activities ensuring promotion of the Do No Harm principle

Our Ideal candidate Skills, Knowledge and Experience;

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Previous work experience in Afghanistan will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of mentoring and practical ways of transferring own knowledge and experiences to other staff
  • An experienced people manager with the demonstrated able to inspire trust and confidence in the team
  • Ability to remain calm and handle dynamic situations and experience in managing varied and complex security situations

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

We encourage you to learn more about this role please click here to access the full job description

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early

How to apply:

Please apply on NRC website



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