The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on CC 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 (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level

Specific responsibilities

  • Running daily operations of the Kampala and South West guided by NRC strategies, guidelines and policies
  • Managing compliance, risks and security at Area Level in Kampala and South West
  • Regularly monitor the projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Evaluation, review and quality control of ongoing and completed projects
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist

Professional competencies

  • The applicant for the Area Manager position should hold a Bachelor degree
  • in a relevant subject
  • Documented Proof handling Management of Multiple projects especially at international level
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • 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
  • Understanding of the humanitarian context and related donor architecture in Uganda and the East Africa region in general will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Possess a Valid driver’s license

Context/skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in East Africa
  • Knowledge of Swahili or Arabic is advantageous
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar

For more information, see the detailed Job Description.

Other information

Duty station: Kampala, Uganda

Travel: 30%

Duration and type of contract: 1 year renewable

Salary: Based upon NRC Grading System

Position available for national only.

How to Apply

All interested applicants are invited to Apply Here