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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Position: Head of Programme Ethiopia
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


Your purpose as the Head of the Programme is to assume overall responsibility for programme development and strategic vision in the country promoting learning and a cost-conscious culture as well as ensure effective and constructive communication between related functions and Area offices.

Your overall responsibility is to develop and ensure good partnership relations and ensure programme-relevant advocacy priorities are identified and taken forward. You will have line management responsibility as well as the responsibility to manage and ensure support and capacity building related to PCM, M&E framework, integrated programming, and programme quality.

Specific responsibilities

  • Overseeing specific advances in NRC’s Innovation, Protection, Markets and Digital programming, through an increasingly localized and networked approach
  • Contribute to strengthening accountability to beneficiaries through improving M&E systems, the establishment of beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms and improved needs assessments for evidence-based programming.
  • Facilitate initiatives for integrated programme analysis and response analysis, including the integration of relevant cross-cutting issues such as protection, safe programming, and access
  • Oversee Project Cycle Management (PCM), including through field support missions
  • Liaise with Area managers to explore and create synergies and ensure effective and constructive communication between the CO and AOs.
  • Provide contextual programme analysis as input to the county strategy, and annual and trimestral reports.
  • Manage performance and staff development of the Programme department.
  • Ensure current donor relations are well managed and explore potential new donor opportunities
  • Ensure programme-relevant advocacy priorities are identified and taken forward.
  • Contribute to expanding the use of Cash Based Programmes and increase the use of technology as a way of increasing the efficiency of the programmes
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Country Director.
  • Ensure strategic programme development in the country in line with the region and global programme initiatives.

Professional competencies:

  • Minimum 8 years experience in a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • NRC Core competencies expertise
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia is advantageous
  • Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work within different cultural contexts
  • Proven ability to live and work in hardship duty stations, sometimes under stressful environment
  • Experience in resource mobilization and in particular working with EU donors, American donors and UN agencies
  • Empowering and building trust and community mobilization

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

  • 24 months renewable fixed term contract subject to terms and conditions
  • We aim to attract internationally experienced candidates
  • 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

 Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

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