Area Programme Manager Nigeria Jos (Nationals only) at Norwegian Refugee Council

WASH Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Position: Area Programme Manager Nigeria Jos (Nationals only)


NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement-affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection from Violence. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM).With a workforce of 370 staff and presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa state) and Jos (in Plateau state), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria.

In Plateau State, NRC has been present since 2021 and runs operations in the Bassa, Bokkos, Riyom, Mangu, Wase, Shendam Local Government Areas (LGAs) implementing Education, Food Security and Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) activities.

The Area Office is implementing an innovative programme on conflict resolution, peace education, conflict management, access to housing, property and land rights while mainstreaming livelihood support and education. To that end, the Area Office in Plateau is recruiting a Programme Manager to support the implementation.

Role and responsibilities

  • Line management for CC (core competencies) project Coordinators in the area;
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  • Responsible for grant opening meetings and grant closing meetings at area level;
  • Provide area-specific input relevant for CC strategies;
  • Ensure compliance to donor standards, grant management and regular reporting to the donor in the area;
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop an area funding strategy along with forecasts for the area;
  • Responsible for grant opening meetings and grant closing meetings at area level;
  • Ensure compliance with contractual commitments, extract and implement key learnings from project implementation in the area;
  • Ensure capacity building of all technical staff;
  • Contribute to the development of area and CC strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant CCs projects.

Professional competencies

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Core competency expertise on distribution/ cash and voucher;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior-level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context (preferred).
  • Knowledge of the context in Plateau State
  • Example: Experience from advocacy work, conflict resolution

Please access the full job description here: JD Area Programme Manager Jos vf.docx

What we offer;

  • 12-month contract duration with possibility of extension.
  • Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, 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.
  • A chance to work with a motivated, innovative team in a multi-sectorial programme.
  • An opportunity to work in one of the largest humanitarian emergencies and have an impact in a neglected context.

Deadline for applications: 4th April 2023

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

Kindly send any questions that you may have in relation to the application process to: cwa.recruitment@nrc.noApplications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile

How to apply


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