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Ethiopia: Area Managers x 2 - Shire & Negele, Ethiopia Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 22 Jul 2018

The Norwegian Refugee Council in Ethiopia works to ensure that displaced populations in need of humanitarian assistance are included in emergency, durable solution and resilience based programming through provisions of Shelter, NFI, WASH, food and education services. The Ethiopia programme has field operations in Assosa, Addis Ababa, Dollo Ado, Gambella, Jigjiga, Shire and most recently Negele.

We are looking for two Area Managers based in Shire and Negele to provide overall management of the Area, ensuring ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation. The Area Manager is responsible for oversight of both programme implementation and operations.

Job description

• Line management for senior project staff and support functions in the area
• Provide area specific input on Core Competency 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
• Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
• Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and Core Competency Strategies
• 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
• Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

*Full job descriptions for each position can be found on our website*


• Minimum first level university/bachelors degree in relevant field
• Minimum 5 years of experience from working as senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/ recovery context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Experience working with displacement-affected populations
• Experience with a range of donors, with specific experience and knowledge of ECHO, EU, UNHCR, UNICEF and other major donors
• Experience in dealing with institutional actors and government authorities
• Experience in managing and leading programmes within partner networks and/or consortia
• Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison
• Experience of implementing multi-sectoral programming and of enabling the development and strengthening of resilience strategies
• Experience in working in East Africa, preferred.

Personal qualities

• Resilient with the ability to live and work in remote and hardship locations
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage performance and empower a team
• Ability to think strategically
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong representation and influencing skills

We offer

• Duty Stations: Negele and Shire, Ethiopia
• Travel: 50% travel to camps
• Contract Duration: 12 months
• Salary & Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation package
• NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

How to apply:

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*Females are highly encouraged to apply*

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