Programme Manager (National Position)

at NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council)
Location Shire with frequent travel to the fields, Tigray, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 30, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia Programme Manager is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives. NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Programme manager is responsible for implementing integrated programmers and represents the NRC at coordination forums, as delegated from Area Manager and member of the Area Management Group.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Line management for Core Competency project coordinators;
  • Compliance and adherence to the NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  • Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programme, coordination and technical quality in Area operation;
  • Provide area specific input relevant for CC strategies;
  • Compliance to donor standards, and grant management and regular reporting to donor in Area;
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop funding strategy and forecasts;
  • Responsible for grants management and Budget Project Overview (BPO) allocations in the Area;
  • Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learning from project implementation;
  • Manage emergency response in the Area;


Specific responsibilities:

·         Deputize AM when appointed;

·         Representation in sectorial coordination, clusters and/or working group in the Shire Region;

·         Responsible for Project Cycle Management in Area, including Grants start-up, review and Closure meetings;

·         Lead multi sector assessments; ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.

·         With the support of the CC Coordinators, lead the proposal development process for new funding opportunities with closely coordination of the CC Specialists and Grant Unit.

·         Support the CC Coordinators in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects in the area.

·         Work closely with Area Manager and Support Coordinators (Finance, Logistics and HR) as well as the CO Support team to ensure the delivery of the project materials and contractual agreement are done in a timely manner;

·         Ensure capacity building of all technical staff;

·         Additional tasks assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • MA in Management, Social Science or related field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Basic computer skills and different reporting system
  • Knowledge on Agresso system

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

·         Knowledge of the context, culture and national language

·         Experience with start-up and programme development

·         Experience with Emergency Response

·         Experience with Programme management design and PCM tools

·         Understanding and experience of protracted crisis contexts

Behavioral competencies

·         Strategic thinking

·         Managing resources to optimize results

·         Empowering and building trust

·         Initiating action and change

·         Influencing

·         Handling insecure environments


Applying Instructions

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with three work-related referees through OR  Applications should reach NRC latest by February 08, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


“Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply and on the job training will be provided!”

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