Global Roving Emergency Programme Manager

NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council

This offers an exciting opportunity to join NRC’s Emergency Response Section (ERS) and deploy to humanitarian crises and start-up missions to manage and oversee implementation of programmes in emergencies. 

As a member of the ERS Global Roving team, you will be deployed on short-term assignments up to 6 months, across various NRC country operations, responding to requests from NRC’s Regional or Country Offices. Your deployments will encompass a range of roles such as Emergency Programme Manager/Specialist, Area Programme Manager, Head of Programme, or other specialized technical positions, tailored to your expertise.

What we are looking for:

We are in search of an experienced Global Roving Emergency Programme Manager, with technical proficiency in one of NRC’s fundamental core competencies or thematic areas: Shelter and NFIs, Protection, Camp Management / UDOC, WASH, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Cash & Markets, and/or Emergency Response.

We are looking for a flexible and dynamic individual who is interested in utilising their expertise, to take on a variety of different Programme Management roles across various contexts. 

What you will do:

Some of your Generic responsibilities include: 

  • Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programmes, coordination, and technical quality.
  • Line management of Core Competence (CC) Project Managers, and Project Coordinators where no Project Manager exists.
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  • Provide input into programme, emergency, area, or country strategies.
  • Develop quality donor proposals, budgets, and donor reports. 
  • Quality compliance to donor standards, and grant management and regular reporting to donors.
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop funding strategy and forecasts. 
  • Responsible for grants management and BPO allocations in Area.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation.
  • Coordinate or support new emergency responses.
  • Ensure capacity building of all technical staff.
  • Actively participate in coordination mechanisms involving UN agencies, other NGOs, government authorities, and local organizations. 

Some of your Specific responsibilities include: 

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of intervention. 

  • Deputize the Area Manager during deployments, if required.
  • Responsible for the CC programmatic input to contingency plans. 
  • Representation in sectorial coordination, clusters and/or working groups.
  • Reference to specific responsibilities is outlined in a separate Terms of Reference (TOR) which will be developed for each assignment.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.  

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience in emergency response
  • Significant experience in a similar role managing programmes across multiple core competencies, or significant experience in a senior role managing/overseeing one core competency.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Technical expertise in one of NRC’s core competencies or thematic: Shelter and NFIs, Protection, Camp Management or UDOC approach, WASH, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Cash & Markets, Emergency Response
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal 
  • French, Spanish, or Arabic language skills are preferable.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Global Roving – 75% deployed / 25% non-deployed
  • Contract: International 2- year contract.   
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

If you have any questions about this role, [email protected] with the job title as the subject line. 

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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