Area Manager (Multiple Positions)


Application deadline: 17.11.2020 
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) :

is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities
  • Establish area-based operations and teams in line with NRC structure, through both Area Offices and sub-Area Offices (Field Offices)
  • Ensure strategic and proactive relationship management with people we serve and also with local authorities
  • Facilitate integrated programme analysis, information-sharing, and timely inputs for strategic advocacy and communications
  • Ensure high quality and accountable project implementation and broader project cycle management (PCM) processes
  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions in the Area
  • Provide area specific input on Core Competence strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments and aligned to regional and global strategies
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans, including cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • 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
  • A full Job Description is attached below


  • Minimum three years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Minimum First Level University/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
  • 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 
  • Knowledge of local languages in Sudan (advantageous)
  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan (advantageous)
  • Experience with start-up assignments for area-based operations
Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimise results

We can offer

  • Job Description
  • Duty Station TBC: Multiple positions with the potential of being posted in White Nile, South Kordofan or Darfur
  • Travel: approximately 30%
  • Grade: Grade 10 in NRC’s structure 
  • Contract Period: 2 years
  • Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • An approved health clearance will be required before commencement of the contract
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.


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