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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Position: Area Manager, Ethiopia Shire
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Shire, Tigray Region - Ethiopia
Posted date: 4 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


Established in 2011, the Norwegian Refugee Council office in Ethiopia works to ensure that displaced populations in need of humanitarian assistance are included in emergency, durable solutions, and resilience-based programming through provisions of Shelter, NFI, WASH, food, and education services. The Ethiopia programme has field operations in Assosa, Jigjiga, Shire and a humanitarian project in Addis Ababa. NRC works to improve the protection and living conditions of refugees, host communities, internally displaced persons, and youth at risk of irregular migration.

Ethiopia is perhaps the most critical humanitarian context in East Africa. For decades, Ethiopia has hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries. It has a significant and fluctuating population of climate and conflict IDPs (Internally Displaced People), it is subject to worsening cycles of climate crisis and recent conflict in critical regions in the north of the country has led to multiple severe and complex humanitarian crises.

 To achieve the required results, NRC Ethiopia works with government, UN agencies and local institutions. In delivering its humanitarian and recovery responses NRC’s Ethiopia programme has built a growing reputation for developing new approaches to achieve greater impact. Following a freeze in operations in the second half of 2021, the Ethiopia programme is currently re-establishing its structures and portfolio intending to maintain a significant, long-term role in the country’s humanitarian response.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced leader to lead NRC response in Tigray, to steer the expanding programmes requiring quality and stronger management. Your purpose as the Area Manager is to ensure high-quality and cost-effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical areas.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Development of strategies, concept papers and situation analysis
  • Develop close cooperation with the target group and local authorities
  • Planning of programme/project assessments and evaluations
  • Ensure quality implementation of projects, regular follow-ups and quality control points and reports, as well as optimal use of financial resources
  • Ensure that all NRC systems for programme administration and financial management are implemented and adhered to
  • Ensure that systems for monitoring programme/project activities are developed and implemented
  • Coordinating NRC programme activities with national authorities, United Nations agencies and other national and international agencies/organizations

For more details, please read this job description

Generic Professional Competencies:

  • Minimum first-level university degree in relevant and related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience 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
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context-specific knowledge and skills:

  • Experience working with displacement-affected populations
  • Experience with a range of donors, with specific experience and knowledge of ECHO, Pooled funds, UNICEF and other major donors.
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination, and liaison, dealing with institutional actors and government authorities
  • Proven experience in the management of multicultural teams
  • Minimum 3 years International experience
  • Experience working in Tigray is preferred

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Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • Renewable fixed-term contract subject to terms and conditions
  • We aim to attract internationally experienced candidates; Ethiopian national are highly encouraged to apply
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause; Learn more about NRC
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields
  • Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

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